Sugar Binge

Sugar Binge

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

I have been eating mostly paleo since October and have been feeling much healthier. However early this week I went on a white sugar binge and ate a crazy amount of sugar. Within 24 hours I developed a really nasty cold.. Could the two be related? (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

I certainly do not make a habit of binging. I don't even have a "cheat" day or meal because I'm someone where if I let myself have a little I'll let myself have a lot. But on the unfortunate circumstances where it does happen, what do you... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · February 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Whenever I eat too many carbs I make sure to fast until dinner the next evening (24 hours) and I do some intense exercise when I get up in the morning to burn off the sugar, I know these two things help with stabilizing the excess sugar in my... (more)

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by 15400 · about 2 hours ago

I have a question about sugar binge symptoms. I have noticed that sugar binges are especially hard on me. I am just coming out from my three-day sugar binge. It started very innocently - I had some honey. Then I had some raw goat milk. Then some... (more)

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jessica_11 0 · April 18, 2013 at 1:42 PM

you are pushing yourself into a state of metabolic distress which puts stress on all of your bodies functions. from your endocrine system, your liver, your respiration, every part of your body has to work in over drive to figure out what the hell... (more)

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by 309 · about 2 hours ago

Ok, I'll go first: anything starchy and sugary. The sweeter, the better. Combination of cream and caramel makes me drool like Tom (Jerry's friend). If I don't touch those for a while, the cravings seem to go. But if I so much as put a drizzle of... (more)

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diabeticbinger 0 · February 11, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I have found if I eat too much simple carbs/starch with Paleo, I will begin to crave sugar. Two or three servings a day (of safe starches or sugary fruit) for several days in row will suffice to start the cravings. If however I rigorously stay... (more)

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by 410 · about 3 hours ago

This will likely be fairly long, but there are quite a lot of details which might influence your thoughts/ advice so I think it's better than I'm pretty thorough. Stats: 20 years old, female, only living at home over the summer/ Christmas and... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Leave...right...now. I'm serious, pack your bag and go. Wait tables for the summer, crash on a friend's couch, anything would be better, just get out of there. The binge eating will never be controlled as long as you are in that abusive... (more)

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by 333 · about 3 hours ago

I just ate a whole loaf of bread and half a jar of almond butter with half a jar of jam jelly, granted its the Trader Joe's low calorie bread at 40 calories/slice, now I'm ordering a burger, a slice of cake and chocolate mail shake, how do I stop?... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · April 29, 2012 at 8:59 PM

First off, I'd ask what kind of bread you are eating. If it is wheat bread (even sprouted) you are exposing yourself to exorphins (morphine-like compounds) that, in certain individuals, and in certain individuals more than others, make bread an... (more)

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by 1295 · about 3 hours ago

Seriously. This always happens to me, and I don't understand why sugar consumption would cause breast tenderness. Care to enlighten me?

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Lyndsay 0 · April 13, 2012 at 11:55 PM

My ob/gyn told me that sugar, as well as caffeine, can cause imflammation in breast tissue. I have fibrocystic tissue. The avoidance of sugar, caffeine, red meat, soy, and the addition of iodine-rich foods has eased the soreness, hardness, and... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Been cross fitting for 3 months now and trying to keep paleo but my problem is sweets, sugar, even splenda would do it for me but I know this is something I need to give up. What are my options? I Don't think I can give up sugar/ fructose!

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vdh1979 0 · September 04, 2011 at 8:07 PM

You can totally do it. I've been sweetener free for 2 months or more now. Even the 90% dark chocolate is sweet now when I try it. I even like the unsweetened baker's chocolate now. Just try walking away from it for a week and you'll find you... (more)

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by 333 · about 3 hours ago

I have generally eaten healthy for the last year and been strict Paleo (no dairy, no nuts, minimal wine, but some berries) since January, and stay fairly active. I've leaned out over the last year and lost a few % of body fat since going Paleo.... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · June 04, 2011 at 1:03 PM

While there may be some nutritional components that you can tweak (healthy sweet foods, following a program like Whole30, etc.) I think that you are experiencing the effects of emotional and/or psychological issues. I have worked with weight-loss... (more)

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by 333 · about 3 hours ago

I am 27, 5'5, ~100 lbs, small frame and relatively lean (my Tanita monitor says I oscillate between 11-13% Body fat but i don't really believe that) with trouble spots that i want to be rid of. I have been pretty intense with my workouts and... (more)

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Forrest 0 · May 11, 2011 at 7:39 AM

It sounds to me like you're creating a large calorie deficit with your workouts, and you have no real weight to lose. It's no surprise to me that you are having intense cravings for sugar. I'd add fat and low GI carbs PWO....maybe some... (more)

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by 4086 · about 4 hours ago

Very interesting questions/posts lately concerning IF and extended fasting. I have read the books of Taubes, Wolf, Pilon and other assorted guru's blogs and have not seen a lot of data concerning extended fasting. Thanks to Paleohacker Rob Sacks... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · February 14, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Hi Leah. Thanks for mentioning that my earlier posts were helpful. I really appreciate it! It takes a long time to lose carb cravings completely. In my case, over a year. Like Eva said, ketosis and loss of carb cravings are two different... (more)

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by 1600 · about 4 hours ago

Gave into having two pieces of high quality chocolate this week, and got glutened by it somehow.Noticed that my craving for starches/sweets went through the roof the day after-my body was almost screaming for it.I know it's not the sugar doing... (more)

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Eva 0 · January 23, 2011 at 1:51 AM

Maybe it's just a diff kind of sugar or the extra flavoring with the sugar or some other factor that spiked the carb cravings. What are the ingredients in the chocolate? You are assuming it's gluten but you'd really have to try a few trials with... (more)

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by 455 · about 4 hours ago

Well it's been about 2 months being completely off processed sugar. I'm certain many of you can relate...but my taste buds have actually awakened to some new discoveries: Butternut Squash Soup actually tastes like candy to me My Berry Essence... (more)

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Belinda 0 · November 01, 2010 at 10:45 PM

No-one else in my family understands why I eat 85% dark chocolate and it tastes deliciously sweet.They think I'm nuts.

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by 13 · October 31, 2014 at 3:59 AM

I eat a low-carb Paleo diet through the week but I eat sugary cheat meals during the weekend. This is a conscious decision, my life would be dull without indulging in bad non-Paleo foods. I feel lean and 'clean' a few days after returning to my... (more)

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james_barlow 0 · February 05, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Completely off topic but.... How freaking empty is your life if eating some sugar on the weekends is enough to make you consider your life not dull. As an aside, if eating sugar really is an exciting addition to your usual routine you have much... (more)

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by 10 · October 31, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Hi Paleohackers - I've been on the paleo-primal lifestyle for the past month, albeit not perfectly. My "20%" comes from about 200 calories from dairy a day (full-fat; blue cheese crumble on salad; cheddar shreds in omelette) and 200 calories a day... (more)

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Carissa_2 0 · June 15, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Hi there! A subject near and dear to my heart. My answer is going to have nothing to do with paleo. I know exactly what you mean by head hunger. I go to group therapy for food addiction and this is something we talk a lot about, except we call... (more)

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by 15400 · October 31, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Dear Paleohackers, I have a problem that I want you to help me with. I am open to any ideas so I am asking you please NOT down vote anybody - any ideas are welcome. Here is the thing. My body seems to function in cycles: I eat super healthy... (more)

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Ralph_Furley 0 · February 16, 2012 at 1:59 PM

My name is Ralph Furley and I'm a junk food junkie. I've always liked junk food and it has always gotten in the way of having the best health that I could have and the best body that I could actually have. I've been in decent shape, but never... (more)

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by 360 · October 31, 2014 at 3:32 AM

I've spent a few weeks now with this cycle of bingeing on grains and sweets. I go a couple days eating well, then I pig out on unhealthy foods like cookies or anything I can find. Before paleo, I was slightly bulemic (binge-starve), but I had that... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 03, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Why do you want to be moderate in your approach? Personally, it sounds like you have an extreme issue, and trying to solve it with a half measure is verbatim "faileo", and yes, you will fail. While there are many differences in what "Paleo" is,... (more)

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by 300 · October 31, 2014 at 3:32 AM

I've been strictly Primal (I love dairy mkay?) for 9 months now. It's been a great ride and a pretty easy one at that. My only issue is that I get a massive burst of energy after dinner and find myself snacking in order to drive my insulin... (more)

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Anthony_DAmato 0 · January 31, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Carbs before bed shut down my body like crazy... I'm out COLD, yet my body is working hard to burn it and I'm overheating. It's such a weird feeling that I just don't like anymore. I've turned to calming and chamomile teas (check ingredients for... (more)

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by 688 · October 31, 2014 at 3:25 AM

I went on a little bit of a sugar bender yesterday. I didn't have any gluten, but I consumed way more table sugar and fructose than I normally do. Before that, I was eating VLC as I am trying to lose weight. Anyway, today I feel like complete... (more)

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Kasra 0 · October 29, 2011 at 9:07 PM

When you eat sugar, you are rewarded with a little release of dopamine to the brain. When you eat a lot of sugar, you are rewarded with a flood of dopamine to the brain. This massive surge in dopamine causes the receptors to downregulate,... (more)

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by 1159 · October 31, 2014 at 3:09 AM

Lately i've been craving sugar like crazy and instead of going for crap foods i decided to get me some honey (the regular stuff you find at supermarkets). The problem is, once i start eating it, it's as if someone is forcing me to eat it, i simply... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · February 16, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Commericial processed honey is nothing like the raw unprocessed stuff. I have tried several different brands of raw. "Really Raw" makes a nice one, with crispy chewy cappings on the top layer in the jar. I also take active manuka honey, which is... (more)

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by 5516 · October 31, 2014 at 3:07 AM

When in a situation where there is plenty of sugar but not enough food I find myself sometimes breaking down and sampling a little sugary snacks. Today it is dried fruit that an office friend has at his desk. The problem is once I started I kept... (more)

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paleonyc 0 · December 01, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Office situations are hard. One cannot simply "not be there." To combat a sugar binge, I've lately been using a technique I think I first read about on PaNu - substituting something very fatty for the sugar. Pure cream, for instance. I'll tell... (more)

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by 1694 · October 31, 2014 at 3:04 AM

Isn't it interesting how people self-medicate with nicotine, alcohol, and carbohydrates? Valentine's day? Box of chocolates. Broken heart? Tub of ice cream. Lonely at home? Cookies and... (more)

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Stefani 0 · September 01, 2010 at 6:39 AM

Well, we're creatures of habit, and of associations, right? So regularly eating while reading the newspaper, for example, is a learned habit--or a conditioned response, re: Pavlov--that we've learned over time. Repeated "submission" to the urge... (more)

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by 35 · October 30, 2014 at 4:28 AM

I've been loosely following a paleo diet for a while, because that's what my brain tells me to eat. Mostly meat, vegetables, and very little fruit. However, my brain craves sugar when I'm in a low mood. So I tend to go with my instinct and have... (more)

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MG_1 0 · October 28, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I'd ask what sugary treats are you bingeing on? Fruit? Chocolate? Ice Cream? Candy bars? Fruit is not bad for your health. Some would say chocolate is good for you, quality high cacao chocolate that is... But if you are eating candy bars or... (more)

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by 971 · October 30, 2014 at 4:08 AM

I've been doing great on (mostly) paleo. Lost some pounds, more even energy, clearer head. Last few days I drank some cokes, ate some cake and candy and some pizza. Ok, so now getting back on track. I am feeling strung out! brain foggy, sleepy.... (more)

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Paleoette 0 · May 08, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I really hate the post-binge brain fog. Here are some strategies that have helped me in the past: Nap. Be prepared for some really vivid and strange dreams. Drink a LOT of water. Like double your usual amount. For the next 2-3 days. You'll... (more)

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by 762 · October 30, 2014 at 3:11 AM

Hi All, Considering how much sugar I ate before going paleo, I never noticed any physiologic effect of it. Has anyone else noticed that if they have something sugary (say a cupcake from CRUMBS) that for a few hours after they feel an intense... (more)

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Jason_3 0 · November 19, 2010 at 10:36 PM

You ought to like Robb Wolf's explanation of the science behind it in this week's podcast (question 3): http://robbwolf.com/2010/11/16/the-paleo-solution-episode-54/ . Here's the show notes:... (more)

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