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Items you just can't have in the house=BINGE!

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Created February 09, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Are there items that you just can't buy or have in your house because leads to a binging episode? I am starting to think I just can't have nuts (and any type of nut butter) and any type of primal sugar(honey coconut sugar etc). Just knowing it is here I just keep eating and eating them until they are GONE! I start out good -- and just take a serving but then a few days later I eat until it is gone.

46cca8ea7b1325c286c470182aef053b

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on December 03, 2012
at 02:17 AM

Hahaha, as I read this I'm finishing off a quarter of a cabbage roasted in vinegar. Glad to know I'm not alone!

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on December 02, 2012
at 06:48 PM

Same here- I have rheumatoid arthritis, and if my joints didn't flare up every time I ate almond butter, I'd eat like, a half a jar a day.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on December 02, 2012
at 06:47 PM

I'll second you on the pistachios. Even when they're still in their shells.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on December 02, 2012
at 06:44 PM

NUT BUTTERS!! I don't get it either. I've been trying to figure this one out for a long time. I'd pay anything for an answer. If you have any insight, come here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/163695/okay-seriously-hack-nut-cravings-in-general#axzz2DkbYa5On

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on December 02, 2012
at 06:43 PM

What about (raw) sauerkraut?

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

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on November 02, 2012
at 05:09 PM

It's 500kcal, even less of a "bad thing". :-)

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

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on November 02, 2012
at 05:07 PM

Ok wow on the 32oz jar of coconut cream! This is a binge I can relate to. On the other hand, you just ate 2000kcal/day of really amazing for you fat with decent protein and fiber, to boot. Don't sweat it. Much.

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

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on November 02, 2012
at 05:05 PM

Yeah I'm intrigued by the cod liver deal. I've always wondered why we "have" to supplement with the oil, when liver itself is delicious!

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

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on November 02, 2012
at 05:03 PM

Wow, Danny. Your comment about "making me sicker than whatever I was feeling before" is scary accurate. I relate and hope we ALL are doing better about this whole situation. I know this thread is old but I seem to like digging up stuff and commenting.

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

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on November 02, 2012
at 05:01 PM

Probably because "a few days" is way longer than binge-types will take to polish something off. :)

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on September 19, 2012
at 12:00 PM

Doesn't sound odd to me at all...When I was a little girl, my mom would catch me up in the night, digging into the pickles or olives...Barely old enough to even get into the fridge! They're just so delish!

A1774fb1fcb6c7a072a5e424544ef62e

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on May 15, 2012
at 10:17 AM

I do! It's just that, for a while I was polishing off a whole bar every. single. day (on the justification that it was low-carb *facepalm*) I've since learnt to be more moderate xD

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on May 14, 2012
at 03:18 PM

Ugh, me too. And I just discovered Artisana coconut butter. If you haven't had this - DONT. It's so amazingly delicious and ~$12 per jar! Got it for my birthday last weekend and I literally made my hubby hide it from me. SO YUM!!!

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

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on May 14, 2012
at 03:15 PM

I gave into chips and queso last night at Mother's day dinner. It was white queso. Ugh felt so terrible afterwards. BUT IT WAS DELICIOUS!! :)

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

(1489)

on May 14, 2012
at 02:47 PM

rotissered chicken is like crack to me ... and I know what you mean about eating more than one serve! and you can completely over do the fats. If you want to deter a binge, fat doesn't necessarily stop it, it just adds to the cals you're consuming...

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

(1489)

on May 14, 2012
at 02:43 PM

nuts and dried fruit FOR SURE

140e2a7ebd23d56038f8b597bab28464

(185)

on May 14, 2012
at 02:31 PM

Agreed. I always end up telling myself it's *soooo* good for you; but probably not the amounts I would love to eat!

140e2a7ebd23d56038f8b597bab28464

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on May 14, 2012
at 02:30 PM

Items like these: I have a rule where I will only eat them from the country they originated from. So croissants = I have to be in FRANCE. Creme brulee, chocolate mousse, etc [for France alone!]. Bonus 'cause anything else probably won't compare to the origin country's version :) And you don't want to miss out on everything!

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on May 14, 2012
at 01:58 PM

it doesnt feel beneficial the next day

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on May 14, 2012
at 12:21 PM

Good for you, jessica! Keep on being kind to yourself!

7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

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on May 14, 2012
at 12:08 PM

Fatty carbs are what I find addictive, and the nuts I tend to binge on, almonds and cashews, happen to have more carbs than a lot of other nuts. They're not as carby as potato chips or fries, but I will eat them to similar excess.

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on May 14, 2012
at 08:25 AM

aaah, I thought I was the only one who'd ever binged on rotisserie chicken. IDK what it was about that chicken but man I am never buying rotisserie again. And who said you can't binge on Paleo food? That's ridiculous; it's not WHAT you're eating that makes it a binge; it's the psychology behind the consumption.

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on May 13, 2012
at 11:16 PM

For what it's worth, a 100g bar shouldn't exceed 600 calories or so. You could totally fit that in once in a while.

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on March 07, 2012
at 03:24 PM

I'd think overeating cabbage would be beneficial, if anything.

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on February 14, 2012
at 03:40 AM

SRSLY! Upvote sidekick FTW!

Ccdf3fbcaec76e025ff94d03cc4daf9a

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on February 10, 2012
at 10:20 PM

oooo pickled ocra for me! especially the spicy kind!

Ccdf3fbcaec76e025ff94d03cc4daf9a

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on February 10, 2012
at 10:17 PM

+1 for ice cream. coconut milk, regular milk, I even buy the small pints, but i down a whole pint in one sitting :(

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

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on February 10, 2012
at 05:50 PM

Crackadamias indeed. In fact the only thing more crack-like than straight up macadamias would be the chocolate coated ones I had on a trip to Hawaii... hot damn those were irresistable.

C16aed2d83525d4d1d560fa67b579702

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on February 10, 2012
at 04:11 PM

Seriously. I looked for macadamia nuts for awhile, finally found a reliable source at Trader Joes, and bought a few bags over a couple weeks. Now I skip them because I find I can't control myself because they are so easy to grab and eat. They are not cheap either. I find Coconut Manna (a brand of coconut butter) is good to keep around for when I need a carb-y, fatty snack. And it is very hard to binge on. Maybe a couple bites and thats it.

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on February 10, 2012
at 03:13 PM

With basalmic vinegar.

27e79ef3308bb5f2d7bd04ee7eea7b79

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on February 10, 2012
at 10:07 AM

Yes, I'm sure - I usually eat around 4-6 oz of meat at each meal before I'm full. If I make sirloin a different way - for example, sirloin Dijon from Everyday Paleo, I'll be satisfied with that 4-6 oz. When I cook it in just butter, though, I'll eat a pound. I'll be full, put the rest of the meat in the fridge, then go back and eat bit five minutes later.

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on February 10, 2012
at 06:17 AM

Mmmm yes. I think the best thing I ate in Australia was those damn macadamia nuts. And I ate a LOT of nice stuff. But oh, the fresh macs. Oh. Ate them till I was sick.

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

(17969)

on February 10, 2012
at 05:24 AM

Hence the apt alternative name "crackadamias"!

F4aff43df6a8a49a1c3879c1233ee560

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on February 09, 2012
at 11:33 PM

Why is this the first I'm hearing of canned cod livers? And they're addictive? Gonna have to try some.

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on February 09, 2012
at 10:02 PM

What downvoting troll downvoted this response? Upvote troll to the rescue!

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on February 09, 2012
at 08:33 PM

Haha nice idea, I'm gonna buy some pickled eggs tomorrow and will have to binge on them too... you really wanna kill me, huh? :D

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on February 09, 2012
at 08:32 PM

Yup, me too, exactly. Sometimes I sprinkle chopped nuts on it. Irresistible as an ice cream sundae!

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on February 09, 2012
at 08:10 PM

Haha, my mom used to be like this with pickled eggs! There would be a new jar of them, and then...where'd they go? My brother would eat drunken green beans by the jar too. They called it their "salty" tooth.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on February 09, 2012
at 08:08 PM

Arg, seriously! Went to my in-laws this weekend, and they had the most beautiful croissants with creton, pate, big pieces of beautiful cheese, and fig jam for freaking breakfast!! It was impossible to resist, that's all my favourite things in one sitting.

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on February 09, 2012
at 08:03 PM

I'm not driven to eat too many of them, but if croissants are within my reach at least one is going to disappear. It is like they have the power to temporily erase everything I ever thought I knew about nutrition.

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on February 09, 2012
at 07:34 PM

My wife and kids.

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on February 09, 2012
at 07:04 PM

Swearing off sweet potatoes until I'm actually doing more of a work-out 2 times a week. With a big hunk of butter they're like candy to me.

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on February 09, 2012
at 05:59 PM

Are you sure you're not just hungry? Never heard of anyone bingeing on steak, overeating a little maybe, but not binging.

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on February 09, 2012
at 05:40 PM

mmmm I'm going to try that coconut milk/honey thing :)

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on February 09, 2012
at 04:58 PM

my dad cooked this every saturday morning when i was a kid

Dabdb4e771b72dff14709b0258b207a7

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on February 09, 2012
at 04:45 PM

Yeah! It's weird hey? Raw almonds and I'm okay. Raw almond butter = crack.

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on February 09, 2012
at 03:29 PM

You have to ask "what is it about nut butters and nuts" --they are toooooo yummmy!!!! Esp when salted YUMMYYY I AM DROOLING OVER HERE!

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on February 09, 2012
at 03:27 PM

maybe its time to start buying unshelled nuts

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Ccacf7567273244733bc991af4ac42ed

on February 09, 2012
at 03:10 PM

I can now have anything in the house without a problem...unless I start eating it. I think though that's partly because I tend to go to those foods when I'm feeling sub-par anyway. The nut butters, chocolate, honey - if I'm feeling good and have already eaten proper meals then I can have some then leave it. However if I'm feeling tired, or hungry, or inactive or with indigestion then it's a mistake to have them in the first place, and I won't stop until after it's making me sicker than whatever I was feeling before. I do have a tendency to need to finish things though - if there's not much left I won't leave it.

Oh, ice cream. I've tested this most extensively and count it a good day if I can leave a pint pot for two sittings. On the same day. If the pot lasts more than a day it's bad ice cream.

Ccdf3fbcaec76e025ff94d03cc4daf9a

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on February 10, 2012
at 10:17 PM

+1 for ice cream. coconut milk, regular milk, I even buy the small pints, but i down a whole pint in one sitting :(

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

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on November 02, 2012
at 05:03 PM

Wow, Danny. Your comment about "making me sicker than whatever I was feeling before" is scary accurate. I relate and hope we ALL are doing better about this whole situation. I know this thread is old but I seem to like digging up stuff and commenting.

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35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

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on February 09, 2012
at 03:22 PM

Macadamia nuts. Other nuts and nut butters, I'm fine. Dried fruit, I'm fine. Macadamia's may have a great fat profile, but for me, the're just plain crack.

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

(2417)

on February 10, 2012
at 06:17 AM

Mmmm yes. I think the best thing I ate in Australia was those damn macadamia nuts. And I ate a LOT of nice stuff. But oh, the fresh macs. Oh. Ate them till I was sick.

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

(17969)

on February 10, 2012
at 05:24 AM

Hence the apt alternative name "crackadamias"!

C16aed2d83525d4d1d560fa67b579702

(115)

on February 10, 2012
at 04:11 PM

Seriously. I looked for macadamia nuts for awhile, finally found a reliable source at Trader Joes, and bought a few bags over a couple weeks. Now I skip them because I find I can't control myself because they are so easy to grab and eat. They are not cheap either. I find Coconut Manna (a brand of coconut butter) is good to keep around for when I need a carb-y, fatty snack. And it is very hard to binge on. Maybe a couple bites and thats it.

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

(2485)

on February 10, 2012
at 05:50 PM

Crackadamias indeed. In fact the only thing more crack-like than straight up macadamias would be the chocolate coated ones I had on a trip to Hawaii... hot damn those were irresistable.

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on February 09, 2012
at 04:23 PM

Croissants. Flaky, buttery, delicious croissants. Must....Resist....

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on February 09, 2012
at 08:08 PM

Arg, seriously! Went to my in-laws this weekend, and they had the most beautiful croissants with creton, pate, big pieces of beautiful cheese, and fig jam for freaking breakfast!! It was impossible to resist, that's all my favourite things in one sitting.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on February 09, 2012
at 08:03 PM

I'm not driven to eat too many of them, but if croissants are within my reach at least one is going to disappear. It is like they have the power to temporily erase everything I ever thought I knew about nutrition.

140e2a7ebd23d56038f8b597bab28464

(185)

on May 14, 2012
at 02:30 PM

Items like these: I have a rule where I will only eat them from the country they originated from. So croissants = I have to be in FRANCE. Creme brulee, chocolate mousse, etc [for France alone!]. Bonus 'cause anything else probably won't compare to the origin country's version :) And you don't want to miss out on everything!

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on February 09, 2012
at 03:30 PM

I can't have raw milk in the house unless I culture it within the first day or those 2 half gallons are gone in 2 days... if I turn them in to kefir or yogurt I am a lot slower with them.

Canned coconut milk is an issue for me too... It's like ice cream!

I also can only buy canned cod livers once a month or so. It's like 3000 calories for a can and I just can't help myself; I finish a can in a day.

and I DEFINETELY cannot have any "paleofied" baked goods in the house. My body sees absolutely no difference between them and wheat garbage... actually I eat them even faster because I think my brain justifies that it's somehow healthier.

F4aff43df6a8a49a1c3879c1233ee560

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on February 09, 2012
at 11:33 PM

Why is this the first I'm hearing of canned cod livers? And they're addictive? Gonna have to try some.

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

(321)

on November 02, 2012
at 05:05 PM

Yeah I'm intrigued by the cod liver deal. I've always wondered why we "have" to supplement with the oil, when liver itself is delicious!

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on February 10, 2012
at 01:35 PM

85% dark chocolate. However, it's not so much that I can't have it INSIDE the house. It's just that, if I opened up a bar of it (one bar weighs 100g), I have to keep eating it until the whole bar is gone. And not just little piece by little piece over the next few days, or even that one day - I eat it all IN ONE SITTING, within an hour at the most.

They were on discount a while back and I stocked up on a whole heap of them. Now they're just sitting in the pantry because I'm making quite good process and don't want to disrupt my focus. Maybe I'll crack open a bar when my pants fit less snugly ;D

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on May 13, 2012
at 11:16 PM

For what it's worth, a 100g bar shouldn't exceed 600 calories or so. You could totally fit that in once in a while.

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on May 15, 2012
at 10:17 AM

I do! It's just that, for a while I was polishing off a whole bar every. single. day (on the justification that it was low-carb *facepalm*) I've since learnt to be more moderate xD

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

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on November 02, 2012
at 05:09 PM

It's 500kcal, even less of a "bad thing". :-)

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on February 09, 2012
at 03:16 PM

i can binge on nearly anything, but the biggy is nuts.

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on February 10, 2012
at 06:40 AM

Cabbage. Seriously.

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on February 10, 2012
at 03:13 PM

With basalmic vinegar.

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on March 07, 2012
at 03:24 PM

I'd think overeating cabbage would be beneficial, if anything.

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on May 14, 2012
at 01:58 PM

it doesnt feel beneficial the next day

46cca8ea7b1325c286c470182aef053b

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on December 03, 2012
at 02:17 AM

Hahaha, as I read this I'm finishing off a quarter of a cabbage roasted in vinegar. Glad to know I'm not alone!

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on December 02, 2012
at 06:43 PM

What about (raw) sauerkraut?

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on February 09, 2012
at 03:03 PM

Greek Yogurt is probably my biggest issue. I just end up with a big bowl of it filled with berries and topped with a bunch of honey. So delicious.

Also dark chocolate. No further explanation required.

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on February 09, 2012
at 08:32 PM

Yup, me too, exactly. Sometimes I sprinkle chopped nuts on it. Irresistible as an ice cream sundae!

140e2a7ebd23d56038f8b597bab28464

(185)

on May 14, 2012
at 02:31 PM

Agreed. I always end up telling myself it's *soooo* good for you; but probably not the amounts I would love to eat!

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on February 09, 2012
at 02:59 PM

I can't really have nuts, nut butters, or cheese in the house or I will finish them off within a few days.

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on February 09, 2012
at 10:02 PM

What downvoting troll downvoted this response? Upvote troll to the rescue!

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on February 14, 2012
at 03:40 AM

SRSLY! Upvote sidekick FTW!

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

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on November 02, 2012
at 05:01 PM

Probably because "a few days" is way longer than binge-types will take to polish something off. :)

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on May 14, 2012
at 08:30 AM

Nuts or nut butters, chocolate, honey, maple syrup, Larbars. Also any kind of non-Paleo sugary or salty treats, but I live alone so none of that ever comes in the house and it's not an issue.

Although I can binge on anything - the foods above will trigger me into it just by existing but if I'm already triggered I'll binge on whatever's in the fridge (steak, soup...once it was chicken feet lol).

And what the hell is it about nuts: they're like the Paleo danger food that nobody can control themselves around?

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on May 14, 2012
at 12:08 PM

Fatty carbs are what I find addictive, and the nuts I tend to binge on, almonds and cashews, happen to have more carbs than a lot of other nuts. They're not as carby as potato chips or fries, but I will eat them to similar excess.

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on February 09, 2012
at 03:39 PM

Six months ago, anything neolithic was a binge trigger as was lots of ripe fruit.

Now, the grandkid has soda, cookies, chips, cereal, etc. and it doesn't mean anything to me. As a safety precaution, I don't buy such things for myself but at the holidays I ate ice cream and it didn't trigger bingeing. I did hit fruit too hard last week for bg testing, but that was planned and controlled.

I do wonder what would happen if I stopped drinking water kefir, since my true recovery started when I noticed that cravings went away if I drank some. Now they never start.

In my case, I think my metabolism has to be deranged in order for me to display bingeing behavior. Now that it's pretty normal, so am I--or as close as I'm likely to get. :-))

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on February 09, 2012
at 03:23 PM

Nut butters (especially with honey around too) and to a lesser extent nuts. Dried fruit, especially dates. Go Take A Hike raw trail mix...

Edited to add: what is it about nut butters and nuts?? In my non-paleo days, peanut butter and jam was like crack to me and sustained my binge eating disorder for years...

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on February 09, 2012
at 04:45 PM

Yeah! It's weird hey? Raw almonds and I'm okay. Raw almond butter = crack.

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(589)

on February 09, 2012
at 03:29 PM

You have to ask "what is it about nut butters and nuts" --they are toooooo yummmy!!!! Esp when salted YUMMYYY I AM DROOLING OVER HERE!

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on December 02, 2012
at 06:44 PM

NUT BUTTERS!! I don't get it either. I've been trying to figure this one out for a long time. I'd pay anything for an answer. If you have any insight, come here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/163695/okay-seriously-hack-nut-cravings-in-general#axzz2DkbYa5On

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on May 14, 2012
at 02:01 AM

If I cook anything that's more than one serving size, chances are that I'll binge on leftovers. That means eggs scrambled with vegetables, ground beef cooked with vegetables and butter, rotisserie chickens, and salmon burgers are all fair game. I'll eat my intended serving of say, 5 oz of beef and vegetables cooked with butter...but if I made extras for later, you can be sure that the rest will all will be gone soon, and it'll start a binge of various other foods in the house.

I read all time on here that you "can't" binge on steak and butter...and to just eat "MORE FAT, silly" to curb binges. yeah, well, I guess I'm a freak of nature.

Other than cooked leftovers, it's dangerous to have cheese, heavy cream, avocado with tamari, nuts, pork rinds, and certain fruits.

Basically, any food can be a binge food if it's lurking around and I'm in the wrong mindset.

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on May 14, 2012
at 02:47 PM

rotissered chicken is like crack to me ... and I know what you mean about eating more than one serve! and you can completely over do the fats. If you want to deter a binge, fat doesn't necessarily stop it, it just adds to the cals you're consuming...

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(4292)

on May 14, 2012
at 08:25 AM

aaah, I thought I was the only one who'd ever binged on rotisserie chicken. IDK what it was about that chicken but man I am never buying rotisserie again. And who said you can't binge on Paleo food? That's ridiculous; it's not WHAT you're eating that makes it a binge; it's the psychology behind the consumption.

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C513f1dba19e01bbd7e0f4f12b243a97

(670)

on February 09, 2012
at 10:20 PM

Oh goodness, so many things. Almond butter, fruit of all kinds, dates, raisins (which I find myself mixing with coconut oil and cocoa powder, making myself very sick). In the right mood I love tubers smothered in butter. It looks like I am craving carbohydrates, but I know this is a matter of needing to eat less rather than more. If I lay off these foods, I feel less anxious and the cravings go away.

It seems that ever since I started dieting I just can't handle myself around easy calories like when I was a kid. I get that feeling like I have to hoard this delicious food inside my belly, even though I've had a reliable supply of nutritious food for about three months. I hope that impulse will go away so I can start to enjoy these foods without the tummy aches and mood swings!

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Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on February 09, 2012
at 07:29 PM

Nuts, Nutella. Any kind of chocolate except 90% Lindt, which I can manage to stop after a few pieces. Cookies. Basically, I have to keep sugar and anything containing it out of the house or I will hunt it down and devour it.

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27e79ef3308bb5f2d7bd04ee7eea7b79

(2038)

on February 09, 2012
at 05:44 PM

I'm with all of you on the nuts and nut butters. Just too good to leave alone.

I also can't handle having coconut cream available. I finished off a 32-ounce jar of Tropical Traditions coconut cream concentrate in under 72 hours.

I learned the hard way that buying Larabars by the box (24 in a box, I think) to save money doesn't work. No more Larabars for me.

I ate dates for the first time last Sunday - 12 of them. No more dates for me either.

Another thing I binge on is sirloin steak cooked in Kerrygold. I usually cook extra to have leftovers for lunch the next day. It never works.

Ah, yes. I forgot about the time I polished off a jar of sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil.

Sheesh. I really need to work on the ol' self-control.

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(4173)

on February 09, 2012
at 05:59 PM

Are you sure you're not just hungry? Never heard of anyone bingeing on steak, overeating a little maybe, but not binging.

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(2038)

on February 10, 2012
at 10:07 AM

Yes, I'm sure - I usually eat around 4-6 oz of meat at each meal before I'm full. If I make sirloin a different way - for example, sirloin Dijon from Everyday Paleo, I'll be satisfied with that 4-6 oz. When I cook it in just butter, though, I'll eat a pound. I'll be full, put the rest of the meat in the fridge, then go back and eat bit five minutes later.

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(321)

on November 02, 2012
at 05:07 PM

Ok wow on the 32oz jar of coconut cream! This is a binge I can relate to. On the other hand, you just ate 2000kcal/day of really amazing for you fat with decent protein and fiber, to boot. Don't sweat it. Much.

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(2384)

on February 09, 2012
at 05:28 PM

I know it sounds odd, but for me it's olives. When they're in the fridge I can't help emptying jar after jar.

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(11577)

on February 09, 2012
at 08:10 PM

Haha, my mom used to be like this with pickled eggs! There would be a new jar of them, and then...where'd they go? My brother would eat drunken green beans by the jar too. They called it their "salty" tooth.

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(536)

on February 10, 2012
at 10:20 PM

oooo pickled ocra for me! especially the spicy kind!

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

(2384)

on February 09, 2012
at 08:33 PM

Haha nice idea, I'm gonna buy some pickled eggs tomorrow and will have to binge on them too... you really wanna kill me, huh? :D

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(150)

on September 19, 2012
at 12:00 PM

Doesn't sound odd to me at all...When I was a little girl, my mom would catch me up in the night, digging into the pickles or olives...Barely old enough to even get into the fridge! They're just so delish!

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F514c59692c45189d46cc01c34961153

(375)

on February 09, 2012
at 03:17 PM

Nuts and dried fruit. Together or separate I binge on them if they are around. Macadamia, walnuts, and almonds are hardest to resist.

Heavy cream/fatty dairy is hard to resist too. I dropped dairy because I think it affected me a lot more than I realized. Plus there is something disturbing about being able to drink an entire pint of organic cream. I can not put it down.

Lara bars were a mistake as well. I bought a box of the mini snack size ones to try. After consuming all 12 within 48 hours I knew that I couldn't ever buy them again.

Anything you have an "addiction" to is likely something you shouldn't be consuming too much off. Luckily my love of chocolate is under control since switching to 90% +. It is much more enjoyable anyways without the side affects of eating half a bag of m&ms.

One day I will have control. For newbies or those who still get to exposed to carbs(good or bad) its hard to put down paleo/primal treats.

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(1489)

on May 14, 2012
at 02:43 PM

nuts and dried fruit FOR SURE

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(2918)

on February 09, 2012
at 03:04 PM

Fresh grated coconut. I will literally take a handful and stuff my face with it. Log forbid anyone should walk into the room and see this.

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(1804)

on May 14, 2012
at 03:18 PM

Ugh, me too. And I just discovered Artisana coconut butter. If you haven't had this - DONT. It's so amazingly delicious and ~$12 per jar! Got it for my birthday last weekend and I literally made my hubby hide it from me. SO YUM!!!

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on May 13, 2012
at 10:48 PM

butter coconut oil, cream, dried coconut cottage cheese honey seeds and seed butters (thank god i am totally allergic to nuts) fruit, which i dont buy anyway but when i am on a farm or working in an orchard and its around i have to not even start eating it and make sure i dont dehyrdate any for "later"

i can have a how totally full of SAD snacks and they gross me out, i would never eat that shit, ever. but honestly i could eat the fuck out of a few sticks of butter and have pretty obliterated my pancreas with overeating fats:(

3 weeks binge free for me for now though :)

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(1227)

on May 14, 2012
at 12:21 PM

Good for you, jessica! Keep on being kind to yourself!

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on February 10, 2012
at 11:57 PM

As long as I'm not in binge mode, I can pretty much control myself around any kind of food. As soon as I get into a bingey mood though, I feel like cookies and chocolates are my biggest weakness. Unfortunately, I'm the only paleo eater in my home so there's always junk food in abundance. As far as paleo foods go, I can get bingey on fruit and nuts. I really have to portion them out.

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on February 09, 2012
at 10:14 PM

I used to have an addiction to nut butters. One day I decided to each 1/2 the jar and enjoy it without regret. However, it made me so sick, inflamed I never want to do it again. Therefore I don't binge on it anymore.

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(3979)

on December 02, 2012
at 06:48 PM

Same here- I have rheumatoid arthritis, and if my joints didn't flare up every time I ate almond butter, I'd eat like, a half a jar a day.

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5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on February 09, 2012
at 08:33 PM

A bit different than the rest of the posters, but mine is beef jerky. Scarf scarf scarf. I've been thinking strongly of getting a dehydrator to help feed my habit.

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(21415)

on February 09, 2012
at 07:13 PM

Tortilla Chips, in the presence of cheese... the one-two punch of my annihilation.

However, I've resisted for quite a while, whereas my 2lb bag of pistachios were gone in 1.5 days, so maybe I've moved on and now binge on pistachios.

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(1804)

on May 14, 2012
at 03:15 PM

I gave into chips and queso last night at Mother's day dinner. It was white queso. Ugh felt so terrible afterwards. BUT IT WAS DELICIOUS!! :)

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(3979)

on December 02, 2012
at 06:47 PM

I'll second you on the pistachios. Even when they're still in their shells.

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on February 09, 2012
at 04:26 PM

For paleo-friendly binges I cannot buy plantains very often. I slice and fry one up in coconut oil with sea-salt. I intend to eat a small amount and they are gone right away.

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(10265)

on February 09, 2012
at 04:58 PM

my dad cooked this every saturday morning when i was a kid

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28b5f648e0f5d92dd2c7edac38361d99

(265)

on February 09, 2012
at 03:45 PM

Where do I start... I binge on anything containing sugar, so I just don't buy that kind of stuff anymore. I've also come to the conclusion that I shouldn't eat yams anymore, as I polished off about 3 servings to myself last night, and would have eaten more if there was any left.

Dates are also a no no, they call to me from the cupboard, and for that reason only last about 3 days until they are gone.

Coconut milk, after it's been in the fridge, has the texture of pudding, mix in a little honey.....can't stop that one either!

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(2178)

on February 09, 2012
at 05:40 PM

mmmm I'm going to try that coconut milk/honey thing :)

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(180)

on February 09, 2012
at 07:04 PM

Swearing off sweet potatoes until I'm actually doing more of a work-out 2 times a week. With a big hunk of butter they're like candy to me.

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on February 09, 2012
at 03:31 PM

I don't really have paleo foods I overeat (if I make a big batch of bacon though, I do polish it off within a few days), but if I have ice cream, or my sister and BIL (whom I rent from) have potato chips around, I will get my binge-on!

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(11581)

on February 10, 2012
at 06:10 PM

All the usual non-paleo suspects. Maple syrup is the absolute worst to have anywhere nearby.

  • Chocolate under 85%
  • Macadamias
  • Almonds if slivered
  • Dried cherries, even with no sugar-

Paleo items that used to be a big problem and seem to be currently under control.

  • Many other nuts
  • Nut butters
  • Coconut butter
  • Sweet potato chips

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(19469)

on February 09, 2012
at 10:05 PM

Planters honey roasted peanuts. I'm pretty sure the white specks are really crack cocaine.

items-you-just-can't-have-in-the-house=binge!

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on February 09, 2012
at 05:15 PM

Cheese and coffee.

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0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

on February 09, 2012
at 04:45 PM

I don't eat non-paleo foods so I don't mind when they're in the house, but I cannot keep any kind of fruit in my immediate area, no matter how paleo-kosher. One or two dried figs lead me into serious sugar binges.

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D426e8ad762258b14001c0f0098569d1

(114)

on February 09, 2012
at 03:26 PM

Nuts and cheese are killer. Find that individually wrapped jerkey helps the portion control mindset. but an open jar of nuts is too much for me to handle.

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(114)

on February 09, 2012
at 03:27 PM

maybe its time to start buying unshelled nuts

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6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964

(2177)

on March 04, 2013
at 05:05 AM

Cocaine and hookers.

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Bf72f771a19f3a3789f7fdf24c86daef

on March 04, 2013
at 04:45 AM

1) Dark chocolate 2) Rice 3) Bananas 4) Nut butters 5) Cheese

feel like these are the most common binge foods for many paleo peeps

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370751438907115abacc67f4466b398d

(118)

on February 23, 2013
at 07:34 PM

Almond butter, grilled meat, grilled/roasted veggies, butternut squash Literally I've eaten the whole squash many times, especially if it's made into baked fries. Roasted veg? Ill eat the whole pan no matter how much there is! Freshly grilled chicken or fish? Let me at it! lol

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on December 02, 2012
at 06:37 PM

As others have mentioned, defintely roasted/salted nuts and cheese

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Bee4e0fda817da9857443bd40f552a75

on December 02, 2012
at 06:34 PM

Chocolate,milk,juice.

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on March 19, 2012
at 07:44 PM

Girl Scout Cookies! We buy them from the nieces and they are in the garage still... I should probably take them into the office and let everyone else at them.

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(313)

on February 11, 2012
at 03:39 AM

I of course have a problem with almond butter, but I believe any decent tasting nut butter, that I know is good for me, would be a problem. I have stopped eating almond butter for three days now, and before that I have only begun eating less than half a jar a day. I did feel sick the first time, and have gotten some stomach aches of course from eating half jars and whole jars during my recent binges. But I never felt a significant amount of inflammation, though I did feel some. And I feel slight inflammation in my hands and face from something as very light as summer squash, so I believe I have a good detection ability.

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on February 10, 2012
at 10:23 PM

I love my homemade paleo granola. I cant make it very often, because I have tendency to get a big bowl, paleo granola and coconut milk. I lick the bowl. NOT. GOOD.

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(1227)

on February 10, 2012
at 03:00 PM

White corn popcorn slathered popped in ghee slathered with Kerrygold melted butter. So tasty that I had reserved it for my 70th birthday in May after consuming way too much. I can eat a huge bowlful. I feel lumpy the next day. I bought some organic kernals yesterday. I wonder how long I can hold out. May is months away. I feel secure having the popcorn on hand. Stay tuned.

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on February 10, 2012
at 05:09 AM

nuts, nut butters, pork rinds! anything with sugar...thats why i buy the 100% baker's chocolate squares because im not tempted to eat more than one square at a time. but the big one is definitely nut butters. so dangerous!

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on February 10, 2012
at 03:05 AM

This might sound really weird. But I can easily finish off half a 500ml jar of tomato paste( no salt ). I dont know why but I love it so much

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(427)

on February 09, 2012
at 08:39 PM

Cashews, beer, potato chips of any kind, etc. The list is endless.

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on February 09, 2012
at 08:12 PM

organic corn torilla chips and fresh made guacamole is my downfall also, dark chocolate bars and granola bars.... better off just not having any of that stuff around, because, while healthy in moderation, they never get eating in 'moderation'.

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(4090)

on February 09, 2012
at 07:20 PM

Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips. I don't even get to make anything with them because they go so fast. (I am not trying to lose weight, but I sure am not trying to gain either)

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778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

on February 09, 2012
at 07:01 PM

I can have anything non-paleo in the house and I don't touch it. But, when I make homemade chocolate wafers or homemade larabars, I'm in trouble. I can eat up to four a day, and that's using some restraint! It can get ugly...

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(1826)

on February 09, 2012
at 06:57 PM

If I let myself have Hot Tamales or Jelly Beans in the house, they would be gone within the day! So if I rarely get them, and when I do, I only buy a tiny bag.

I'd say goat cheese, Greek Yogurt and rice crackers are my other weaknesses. Or when my dad comes to visit after a business trip to Holland and brings Dutch cheese with him ---- holy moly that stuff is amazing!

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0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

on February 09, 2012
at 04:44 PM

I don't eat non-paleo foods so I don't mind when they're in the house, but I can't keep any kind of fruit in the house. One or two dried figs lead to serious sugar binges.

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on February 09, 2012
at 04:17 PM

The things I have the biggest problem with are the ones that aren't paleo, actually. Wheat in the form of bread, cookies, cake, pie...you get the picture. Dark chocolate can cause a problem one week of the month. Ugh, I sound so virtuous.

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