Hey there,from time to time, I have a cheat moment when I'm giving up and go out to the local store and buy everything I like. Mostly, way too much - like yesterday, a bag of gummy bears, ben&jerrys, chocolate, you name it. I really feel bad about... (more)
So I grew up on carbohydrates, cheap simple carbohydrates. Bread, frosted flakes, candy, pasta, pizza, you name it, it was probably on my top list of favorite foods. Over the paste few years, I have reevaluated my relationship to food. First... (more)
I'm new to paleo (trying for +- 1 month) and i have problem with sugar cravings and than binge eating (non-paleo food mostly). It comes after breakfast (when i stay home alone) or after lunch. I noticed that green tea (or coffee, but i don't want... (more)
Lately I have bought a few bags of nuts and they are so moreish it's ridiculous! I want to get rid of them now but it's a waste. I know you should cut down on nuts and any form of sugar if you are trying to lose weight but I have can't seem to... (more)
I realize this question isn't strictly paleo, but I think it will appeal to a paleo audience! Not all addictions are bad. Many athletes are addicted to exercise and many musicians are addicted to practising. Once I was addicted to a video game... (more)
When you figure out how to turn a mundane activity into one that you fall in love with (without using drugs) let me know. In fact let the world know and charge a fee - you will become a multi millionaire overnight.
I have a question. Don't know if it qualifies as a "Paleo Question" I have quit alot of bad habits. Sugar, grains, fast food, etc. My no. one enemy now is alcohol. When i drink alcohol i can't help myself with the other stuff either. Sugar,... (more)
For some reason I "like" uncomfortable positions and I'ld like to know why. For example sitting down on a chair (before I even remark it) on my hands. Or sitting cross-legged. Or sleeping with one hand underneath my head, legs crossed-legged... (more)
Hi everyone, i've started doing crossfit about a month ago, and while I really enjoy the workouts and being a part of a great community, I find that i'm recovering very, very slowly, and have sore muscles and very low energy for a few days after... (more)
eat MORE roots/tubers.. the "weight gain" is likely glycogen repletion in your muscles and is a good thing. Either way... scale weight means nothing... if you are doing crossfit style work outs you should eat a shit ton of carbs on work out days... (more)
I've been on a potato binge lately...I've consumed roughly 15-20 pounds worth of sweet potatoes, yams, and white potatoes over the past week. I mentally can't seem to avoid them. Should I just try to quit cold turkey for a week or so? and slowly... (more)
I'm starting to eat paleo foods and so far I have eliminated all legumes and grains...except oats. I have been trying to eliminate oats, but I'm addicted, so many years of killing hunger with oats made them my favorite food, their flavor tastes... (more)
Hi, I'm a 44 year old female, ex heroin addict, 5.5 years clean but recently became completely out of control binging on sugar and carbs. Finally brought to knees over last several months by: -Chronic brain fog -Depression -Weight gain -Allergies... (more)
Same here with pistachios. The problem is self-control. The solution is not buying them.
Do you CRAVE something strange that you MUST eat on a daily basis? Do you COLLECT mass amounts of something edible? Do friends and family QUESTION your relationship with food and how it's affecting your life? 20 West Productions and a Major... (more)
I have spoken with some people (not just Paleo/Primals), but Low-Carbers who have tried to reintroduce certain foods and get into trouble. Perhaps their gut has not healed fully, or gut flora need more time. Perhaps there are still some underlying... (more)
A study that's been mentioned a few places suggests that obesity is not caused by food being too rewarding and encouraging one to eat more, but rather by food eaten being not rewarding enough and hence requiring greater levels of consumption to... (more)
FRH isn't backwards, but it's very, very incomplete -- and therefore fails to answer some basic conundrums, like "I like bacon-wrapped filet mignon more than Pringles, but I can't stop eating Pringles. Why not?" and "If palatability makes us fat,... (more)
Possible Duplicate: How many bananas per day is too much? Hi! I eat between 3 and 6 bananas a day. I'm male, active (WODs at least 5 times/week plus weekly boxing and yoga classes) and eat a well-balanced paleo diet, aside from my... (more)
Hi, My Name is Greg. I've been on Paleo for 27 days now. But I'm finally willing to admit I have an addiction...Dark Chocolate Raisinets. I've had a box a day for the past 4 days. I'm talking movie theater size boxes. I don't know what comes... (more)
It's in a lot of people's top 5 foods according to responses on that question. If you search chocolate there are a ton of questions about it, ways to get it, which is the best, etc etc. Many people eat it daily on here. There's some info... (more)
You might as well ask why people have sex. It would fit your argument just as well. My answer to you is seratonin and also dark chocolate still fits in the Paleo framework with negligible downsides.
I???ve heard that there are many ways to skin a cat, and I believe this. I also believe that no crazy cat-skinning method should be dismissed outright. Ideas are useful even if they???re wrong. One idea I like very much comes from a book I???m... (more)
What persistent, albeit wrong or misguided idea(s) has (have) shaped your health and nutrition worldview? I used to think that humans could 'design' foods better than nature.
Lately I have been getting the suspicion that I am addicted to chocolate. I eat either 99% schaffen berger baker chocolate or 100% cocoa powder mixed with coconut flakes and I believe I'm kidding myself into thinking this isn't a bad idea. The... (more)
I need to build the case against sugar, reasons why it is no good for me. Sugar addiction is my Achilles heel, I have to battle against it. What should I read? Videos? For example I measured out all the sugar in a chocolate bar, it was a lot!!... (more)
Start with Robert Lustig's Sugar: The Bitter Truth on YouTube. Then read Gary Taubes' Is Sugar Toxic? Other good resources: Mark Sisson's Definitive Guide to Sugar Kathleen DesMaisons' Science Behind Sugar Sensitivity Nephropal's Sugar Addiction (more)
Hey all! I've been on and off strict paleo for a little over a year and a half now. What I mean by that is I never consume grains, but sometimes I'll eat more fruit in a day than is probably allowed/suggested, and I use honey/agave nectar from... (more)
I love frozen berries. They are low in sugar and taste amazing. Paleo or not, if you like them eat them. 20g per cup, you could eat 2 cups a day and still be LC. And they taste so good with greek yogurt.
Hi, My name is Darwin and im an addict..... I eat larabars way to much to lean out like I want. At first it started out as a way to get rid of loose change now its a problem lol. Should I quit cold turkey or start slowly? Or do I even need to... (more)
I suffer from binge eating disorder. Paleo has helped me a lot but I am a work in progress. Are there any other sufferers out there? How has Paleo helped you? What do you do specifically to get better?
I recently added IFing to my paleo experience for a variety of reasons, I suppose the usual ones. For those of you who know me or my blog, I have been struggling with food addiction issues, and have been doing a real dance with eating Paleo for... (more)
I think when it crosses the line from "I forgot to eat because I wasn't truly hungry" or paleo friendly food wasn't available, to using it to control what you're eating regardless of hunger cues, that would be a red flag for me.