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Paleo-addiction

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 01, 2012 at 8:21 AM

While I truly feel that one's health, fitness, and well being should get a lot of personal attention, does anyone else feel like once they started Paleo, the life style has become an addiction or obsession? I have always enjoyed eating and have never felt better since being paleo (now for 4 weeks). I find that it is CONSTANTLY on my mind - avoiding processed foods, planning shopping, planning meals, planning my next exercise session, ways to become more 'caveman', and of course the dreaded explanation to others about this 'diet'. Am I the only one out there?

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

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on June 03, 2012
at 03:41 AM

Bill are you trying to earn badges for being downvoted or trying to be a SAD, vegan, or vegetarian troll?

D59547f895ff4015046f924ea0b936d6

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on June 02, 2012
at 03:21 AM

SO mathgirl has to resort to insults since she cant resort to any fact that long term paleo is any beter for anyone then a regular clean balanced diet. With sites like this no wonder people have eating issues....

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

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on June 01, 2012
at 05:05 PM

Yeah, and look how small my boobs are from not getting enough hormone filled milk as a kid, shame on my body for not liking milk... oh yeah and the lack of vitmain D, too. Oh wait, I can blame my folks on my lack of vitamin D for making me grow up in Seattle. Oh and them forcing me to have a free public education.

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on June 01, 2012
at 04:43 PM

Amerindian, 8 months here and still obsessed... :)

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on June 01, 2012
at 03:46 PM

Yep! Totally agree!

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on June 01, 2012
at 03:25 PM

+1 for the plain and simple reason why you don't eat crap.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 01, 2012
at 01:12 PM

*slather ourselves from head-to-toe with sunscreen.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 01, 2012
at 01:11 PM

As a parent forcing this on my kids, his bowel movements are better now than they ever were on a SAD diet. We get our Vit D the natural way since we no longer slather ourselves from head-to-toe. I recommend taking your troll wisdom elsewhere; it isn't welcome here.

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on June 01, 2012
at 12:40 PM

+1 agreed. I'd rather vote everybody up than waste a down vote on cake and pizza guy!

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

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on June 01, 2012
at 11:01 AM

+1 for this I've never felt so good and don't want to have a big slice of cake and a whole pizza, because I don't want to ruin my buzz!

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

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on June 01, 2012
at 11:01 AM

Yeah on my walk to work today I was listening to Paleo Solution....when my boss leaves the desk I quickly check the Paleohacks board...I actually like analysing foods for the paleo-esque qualities...uh oh

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on June 01, 2012
at 08:44 AM

4 weeks??? Wait till it's been a few months or a year when you realize you still compulsively visit Ph and other paleo sites.

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46c9fbd45b82453f6a2dfe614a853314

on June 01, 2012
at 10:40 AM

I was just thinking about all this over thinking and 'paleoification' of many foods. I've seen many people arguing on here whether or not they should put a raisin on their salad for fear of adding carbs. The whole reason that I went paleo, is because I wanted to eat more whole foods. I don't contemplate PUFA's and carbs and macro/micronutrients. I also am not obsessing about working out for the point of being the next CrossFit Champion, but rather have so much more energy since starting Paleo, that I just enjoy being outside and burning that energy off! The only reason that I have been 100% strictly paleo is that I've never felt so good and don't want to have a big slice of cake and a whole pizza, because I don't want to ruin my buzz!

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on June 01, 2012
at 12:40 PM

+1 agreed. I'd rather vote everybody up than waste a down vote on cake and pizza guy!

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

(1489)

on June 01, 2012
at 11:01 AM

+1 for this I've never felt so good and don't want to have a big slice of cake and a whole pizza, because I don't want to ruin my buzz!

C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

(4069)

on June 01, 2012
at 03:25 PM

+1 for the plain and simple reason why you don't eat crap.

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on June 01, 2012
at 08:49 AM

I too have this problem. Someone actually mentioned it to me the other day; they said they're pretty sure all I think about is eating and working out. I don't even listen to music anymore in my car, only podcasts about nutrition and exercise. I'm not sure if its a healthy obsession anymore.

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

(1489)

on June 01, 2012
at 11:01 AM

Yeah on my walk to work today I was listening to Paleo Solution....when my boss leaves the desk I quickly check the Paleohacks board...I actually like analysing foods for the paleo-esque qualities...uh oh

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on June 01, 2012
at 09:14 AM

Same here! However, I think I had been held in the dark for too long about as what makes a healthy diet, apparently I'm a victim of massive food lobbying and their misinformation. Thanks to the internet and the energy of people who are willing and steadfast to share the truth, I can now make fully -informed decisions about what to put in my mouth. When I remember the mornings I ate muesli and fruit and dairy and forced myself to go to the gym every second day with the only result that I lost a few pounds that I doubled once the membership expired I most willingly accept devoting some of my precious time to fill the void and to educate myself and albeit the very few open-minded people around me. After all it's all about eating and living mind-fully...

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on June 01, 2012
at 03:46 PM

Yep! Totally agree!

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5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

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on June 01, 2012
at 02:13 PM

Yes, I'm obsessed. But I've never been so healthy in my life. Optimizing one's health is surely a good thing. And I still have plenty of low hanging fruit to pick. At some stage I will get to a point of diminishing returns, at which time I assume my obsession will wane.

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

I did at first because all the (contradictory) shit load of information was overwhelming and information like A has this anti-nutrients, B has that anti-nutrients,... Z has these, were definitely not helping and even more confusing.

Eating healthy while stressing over these kind of things that might rob you of good sleep too just aren't worth it. Nowadays I'm able to think mostly rational and I must say, it pays of big time.

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58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

on June 01, 2012
at 05:01 PM

Actually, I think I obsess less about being Paleo than I was about being just gluten free.

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on June 01, 2012
at 01:10 PM

PLEASE STOP POSTING SPAM ON THE WEIGHT WATCHERS BOARD. THANK YOU.

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D59547f895ff4015046f924ea0b936d6

on June 01, 2012
at 09:33 AM

Paleo "lifestyle" will be around until the next best thing comes along. While I agree on eating as much "whole" and unprocessed food as possible I dont obsess over it. As someone who does CrossFit. I see the obsessivness of both rather interesting to observe. People that cant go a day with out missing a "WOD" are just like people that need to be 100 percent Paleo 100 percent of the time. Have you thought about the impact of your obsession to 100 percent o your cortisol levels?? The definition of "Paleo" is being stretched to the extreme with " paleo dessert" and such. It is people justifying it to themselves and nothing more. Paleo authors having to adapt Paleo to " paleo for athletes" allowing limited carbs for endurance athletes shows that no one has a clue what our ancestors ate.

Even worse are the parents that are forcing this on their kids. What are the long term impacts of no dairy, no grain on a child. Girls are not getting enough vitamin D as is now you impact it even more.

Have a nice big slice of cake and a whole pizza tonight!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 01, 2012
at 01:12 PM

*slather ourselves from head-to-toe with sunscreen.

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

(1178)

on June 01, 2012
at 05:05 PM

Yeah, and look how small my boobs are from not getting enough hormone filled milk as a kid, shame on my body for not liking milk... oh yeah and the lack of vitmain D, too. Oh wait, I can blame my folks on my lack of vitamin D for making me grow up in Seattle. Oh and them forcing me to have a free public education.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 01, 2012
at 01:11 PM

As a parent forcing this on my kids, his bowel movements are better now than they ever were on a SAD diet. We get our Vit D the natural way since we no longer slather ourselves from head-to-toe. I recommend taking your troll wisdom elsewhere; it isn't welcome here.

D59547f895ff4015046f924ea0b936d6

(20)

on June 02, 2012
at 03:21 AM

SO mathgirl has to resort to insults since she cant resort to any fact that long term paleo is any beter for anyone then a regular clean balanced diet. With sites like this no wonder people have eating issues....

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on June 03, 2012
at 03:41 AM

Bill are you trying to earn badges for being downvoted or trying to be a SAD, vegan, or vegetarian troll?

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