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by 0 · May 17, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Hi, iI have been doing a lose paleo diet for the past few months as a teenager and have felt quite good... Unfortunately, recently I have been trying to gain a bit of weight due to losing too much... At first I got scared and ate a few granola... (more)

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by 0 · March 06, 2014 at 4:19 PM

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 · March 13, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 15 · August 02, 2013 at 9:18 AM

I've been paleo going on a month and I've found that, no matter what, once a week I have a cheat meal. Not on purpose, it just works out that way. Anyway, I was wondering what kind of an effect these cheats could have? They're usually all out... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 02, 2013 at 9:18 AM

It just comes with being young, short memory and quick recovery. I did the same thing with booze every Saturday until I was nearly 30, and at some point I started to think, "Gee, I could actually do something with that recovery day." That and the... (more)

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by 71 · July 04, 2013 at 2:09 PM

I really would like to avoid the first binge. I want to happily take part in the following... "walking" "avoidance" "distractions" "water" "vegetables" "baths" "various body care" "some sucrose alternative" or "read a book" if any of these... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · July 04, 2013 at 2:09 PM

If you have sugar addict genes then you have to go for abstinence just as if you were an alcoholic. You have a special biochemistry. It cannot eat chocolate etc in moderation. You need to stop it all and perhaps also fruit and certainly honey and... (more)

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by 15380 · April 19, 2013 at 4:19 AM

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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Stephen_4 0 · April 18, 2013 at 1:28 PM

I was craving some sugar the other day then I had some boiled kale, little oil and salmon and the cravings went away. Different foods probably encourage different bacteria, so if you're craving sweets, eat something else that's satisfying and see... (more)

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by 40 · March 15, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Hi all, Just wondering whether anyone can explain why the only time I intensely crave sugar is just after I eat something sweet? The only other time I crave sugar is after meals, a small square or two of 85% dark chocolate usually fixes things,... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · March 15, 2013 at 2:36 PM

You could have a look into Dr. Jack Kruse's website (OK I know that he is very questioned here but I like his writings a lot and think that have a lot of truth on them at least). He has a lot of explanation related to this, but there's plenty of... (more)

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by 311 · June 07, 2013 at 10:04 PM

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 13 · July 26, 2013 at 1:42 PM

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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Nathan__1 0 · July 26, 2013 at 1:42 PM

I keep referring back to John Kiefer's Carb Night or Carb Backloading, which highly advocate a weekly binge day, especially if you lift heavy, to replenish glycogen and confuse your metabolism (if you're usually LC or VLC). I do it every... (more)

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by 35 · October 29, 2012 at 11:43 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 410 · July 18, 2013 at 5:49 PM

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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begob 0 · July 18, 2013 at 5:49 PM

DePaw's tip on KTC coconut oil is good - price is cheap in asian stores in UK. You might try it as the oil for Seth Roberts' Shangri-La because the taste is mild: take a tablespoon before bed (no need to heat in the current heatwave), and see if... (more)

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by 10 · June 15, 2012 at 11:42 PM

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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Rachel_22 0 · June 15, 2012 at 11:42 PM

I have a killer sweet tooth too, and I have found that chocolate as dark as you can stand (88% for me) satisfies the "decadent treat" craving, and since the chocolate is so strong, more than an oz would be pretty darn hard to eat. And a baked... (more)

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by 970 · May 08, 2012 at 6:54 PM

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 333 · July 12, 2013 at 4:13 AM

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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Sal_1 0 · April 29, 2012 at 9:40 PM

You must make sacrifices to paleo god, apparently you've earned their wrath. I recommend eating all the sugar you can till you throw up and quit out of shame.

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by 1296 · April 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM

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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Kay_4 0 · April 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I have been paleo for about 6 months. After the first few months, my breast size went down over a cup size... Last month, I got a little sloppy with my diet- taking in more sugars,eating more red meat, and just more conventional meat in general. ... (more)

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by 15380 · February 16, 2012 at 4:54 PM

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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Eric_12 0 · February 16, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Allow yourself Vanilla Ice Cream in the evenings as your only treat. Eat a large protein breakfast and lunch.

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by 361 · February 04, 2012 at 12:01 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 · February 01, 2012 at 2:40 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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coprophagous 0 · January 31, 2012 at 9:17 AM

chocolate has caffeine. thats not very good for sleep. try melatonin it really helps me sleep.

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by 658 · October 29, 2011 at 11:21 PM

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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dzone 0 · October 29, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Sounds like Reactive hypoglycemia. Check your blood sugar 2 hours after eating.

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by 2166 · September 05, 2011 at 9:34 PM

I've been paleo for several months, and I love it. However, put me in a social situation where there are chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, ice cream, and it's all over. I'm powerless. (Forget the salty snacks, though -- chips and pretzels don't... (more)

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Jac_1 0 · September 05, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Hypnosis is OK, but the effects don't last long at all so it's an expensive and time consuming option. I have very similar issues around sugar, and through trial and error have found that I need to have a daily intake of good carbs, very little... (more)

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by 0 · March 14, 2013 at 8:23 AM

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 · June 04, 2011 at 9:26 PM

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 · December 14, 2012 at 9:05 PM

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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Susan__1 0 · December 14, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Have you studied the metabolic pathway of ketosis? This is why the paleo diet can be challenging. Check out Nora Gedgaudas and Mark Sisson. Read Rosedale. It will take up to SIX weeks for your body to adjust, but you will feel so much better... (more)

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by 1137 · February 16, 2011 at 3:10 PM

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 4073 · February 14, 2011 at 8:01 PM

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)