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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I'm not trying to argue if it's wrong or not. Only thing I know is that we love the taste, but feel guilty after ingesting candies and such. Is there any hormone response that's bad for our health just by tasting them? (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 19, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Yes, the mucosa in your mouth will absorb some of the sugar, and the enzymes that break down starches into sugar will work immediately. It will make you HUNGRIER and CRAVING more. A lose:lose situation. You will be better off if you address... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

hey folks. i am going to keep this quick. i have been on paleo for a month and a half now. i love it. i feel wonderful. however, i am craving... and i mean craving sweets. a slice of pie... cookies... chocolate... i saw organic peanut butter... (more)

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lovesmatt29 0 · April 10, 2014 at 4:40 PM

I am a recovering sugar addict. Here are my secrets for dealing with cravings: Avoid temptation in the first place. For my kids I try to only keep snacks in the house that I don't like or buy them in very small amounts. Really stay away... (more)

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by 15 · about 3 hours ago

Hi everyone! I desperately want to get lean and mean. I started the slow carb diet in January of this year, and I went from 188 to 174 in about 4 months, because I cheated more often that I should have. But, after following the diet very strictly... (more)

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Logan013 0 · July 24, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Today I had a revelation! Based off the advice all of you were gracious enough to provide, I decided to add some fat to my diet. So, today at lunch, I bought my usual meal: rotisserie chicken breast and veggies. However, this time I added one... (more)

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by 292 · about 3 hours ago

Hey guys, Before i converted to eating paleo i used to chew chewing gum daily! Is it really that bad for you as i miss having it! Would probably only chew like 1/2 bits a day but what's everybody's thoughts on it? Does anybody else chew it? Ryan (more)

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Sigamagaw 0 · June 12, 2013 at 3:44 PM

I've recently switched to "natural" gum. I like Glee. No fake sugars, non GMO. I HAVE to have gum while working out! Its not as tasty and it doesn't last as long...but its my only option. It does have brown rice syrup in it though...better than... (more)

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by 343 · about 3 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm looking for suggestions for something easy you can make when you want something sweetish after dinner but you don't generally keep things like honey or coconut flour in the house. Something quick, easy and that doesn't need to be... (more)

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Ayathefrog 0 · January 12, 2013 at 3:30 PM

-Roast or bake some red apples! drizzle some cinnamon and honey on them! yummmmmy! -You can always melt 85-90% chocolate with butter/coconut oil, and add it to fruits or nuts. -Celery and almond/nut butter? <- This might not be sweet enough,... (more)

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by 185 · about 3 hours ago

This is driving me crazy! I have been Paleo for 2 months and was never big on sweets pre-paleo. When I started Paleo, I was still not big on sweets and was not craving them much at all - just had a piece of 85% chocolate once a week if so and was... (more)

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blueaji 0 · November 08, 2012 at 3:25 PM

If you are craving sweets, perhaps you should have some small, balanced amounts of dark chocolate and not cut out the strawberries. Perhaps your body is trying to tell you it needs something found in those foods. As you are a woman, it could... (more)

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by 333 · about 4 hours ago

As of late, i have been in a funk, not depressed, not sad or angry but just feeling uninspired, not excited in general; as a result, I noticed that I'm using sweets as a reward/out of boredom and thinking about sweets/treats more as a mood... (more)

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MeepsIsWellfed 0 · May 19, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Here are some of the tricks I use to get motivated. One of the best defenses agains the blahs (or depression) is physical activity so I usually try and work something in. Sometime I focus too much on the future though so I don't recommend using... (more)

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by 113 · about 4 hours ago

What is your favorite naughty paleo treat...when what you really want is that snickers bar?

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Simibee 0 · October 19, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Something about the sweetness and texture of bananas really satisfies as it reminds me of all those sweet SAD carbs like cake and pancakes, so I tend go a bit bananas (groan) when making Paleo-friendly treats. My favourites include; A frozen... (more)

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by 1667 · about 4 hours ago

So I started this whole Paleo style eating about 2 months ago at 6ft 231 pounds I'm now around 193-194 lbs. Whats odd is once I got below 196 I started having sleep issues. By sleep issues I mean I would go to bed fine at about 9-10pm but was... (more)

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Max_B_ 0 · December 28, 2011 at 6:06 PM

If I have a protein/fat meal for dinner I sleep terribly. So I started eating carbs only for dinner and am sleeping very well now.

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by 1702 · about 4 hours ago

I just found this wonderful online company, but unfortunately most of their products are candy and nuts. However, they do offer a multitude of freeze dried fruits and veggies. Plus they have dried coconut (unsweetened!) too! Win! So I got a... (more)

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Kamal 0 · April 30, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Very topical! I just talked to someone yesterday who is doing their thesis on a inflammation-related trial employing freeze dried strawberries and blueberries. Here's what he said: -Freeze dried is typically equivalent to frozen when it comes to... (more)

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by 135 · about 4 hours ago

So I love eating paleo; all of the health benefits, the lack of calorie counting, and the overall happier lifestyle. However, there are certain moments when I feel the desire to enjoy a fine cigar, a quality beer, and maybe indulge on something... (more)

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Kevin_17 0 · April 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Mostly Heroin and Cocaine... But hey, Grok probably chewed coca leaves and inhaled opium! Go Paleo!!!

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by 361 · about 4 hours ago

I don't have a sweet tooth. I don't crave any food. Given a chance, I would choose spicy food rather than sugary ones. But what I don't understand is why some people crave sugar so much. Yesterday, while at the grocery store, I overheard a girl... (more)

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Louisa 0 · December 12, 2010 at 3:58 PM

In the case of women: From personal experience, I find I crave sweets and sugar at different times of the month. Some days I could go crazy with chocolate and such like, other days I am not so worried about anything sugary. I read that it was... (more)

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by 383 · about 4 hours ago

Halloween is upon us and I'm wondering right now for all the kids knocking at my door. How can I treat them with some sweets without tricking them into bad things? Do you know of any paleo sweets that will be accepted by the kiddies and are good... (more)

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bieberh 0 · October 31, 2010 at 2:17 AM

We give quarters to each kid. They're excited to get money and we're not contributing to their sugar intake.

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by 158 · October 31, 2014 at 3:41 AM

For the past few days it seems like I've been thinking non-stop about sweets - brownies in particular. Yesterday, a brownie was directly offered to me, and I didn't partake. I'm happy I didn't, but I can't seem to shake this 'need' for something... (more)

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Matt_18 0 · May 21, 2012 at 8:52 PM

You need to be honest with yourself. Are you the type of person who can have a small bit of something and feel like you've satisfied a craving, or are you genuinely psychologically (maybe even physiologically) addicted to junk, so that having one... (more)

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by 4258 · October 31, 2014 at 3:24 AM

I'm usually good at eating paleo during the day. Late at night is when cravings for sugar/carbs really kick in. If I give in I feel awful the next day, so clearly it isn't good for me. Any thoughts on why it's consistently in the evenings? Or how... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · October 01, 2011 at 6:18 PM

The same happens to me. During the working hours and until 8 PM I have no problem but after 8 I start to crave sugar. The interesting part is that I never craved sugar before in my life. I tried many times just to eat more low carb stuff but it... (more)

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by 30 · October 30, 2014 at 3:32 AM

Hello all, I've been a paleo for about a year now and have noticed that about every three months, I get grain, sweet or milk cravings and consequently give in and fall off the wagon for a bit. Does this happen to anyone else? If so, are there any... (more)

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Eric_S 0 · July 28, 2011 at 8:11 PM

I really like Kelly's answers. Here is my version of substitutes that will probably satisfy the craving: Milk substitute: Kefir. Kefir is not technically paleo, but its healthfulness is pretty empirically and theoretically sound. The... (more)

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by 231 · October 30, 2014 at 3:16 AM

So, I have a sweet tooth...Going 'paleo' has sort of enhanced that craving. Whenever my mother sends me cookies, I gobble them down within 2 days. Same thing at work. Being on such a low sugar diet makes me cave into sweets that much easier... (more)

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Kaz 0 · February 13, 2011 at 7:58 PM

As far as your cookie binges go, I think it's because you're viewing Paleo as something that's depriving you, rather than something that's giving you an incredible gift: health. You're inhaling those cookies because you know they're "forbidden"... (more)

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by 1974 · October 28, 2014 at 3:48 AM

I have always had a sweet tooth but since starting paleo (2 months ago) it has gotten soo much worse. I will eat well all day but then come home from work and have these intense cravings. I do try to ignore them but they are the worst cravings I... (more)

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Rea 0 · November 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM

I get them too, and found the previous threads on this topic pretty helpful! http://paleohacks.com/search?q=sweet+cravings

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by 250 · October 22, 2014 at 4:21 AM

I've been primal now for 2.5 months. I'm not really having an issue with lack of carbs--in fact, I've been really good at avoiding breads, pasta, rice, etc.--I am struggling with sweets. Cookies, cake, chocolate, candy... You name it, I love it... (more)

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