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Did you lose your addiction?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 26, 2011 at 9:09 AM

I used to be addicted to a lot of things : my iPod, internet, food, movies, ... It's been 2 months on VLC, and I'm only addicted to one thing anymore : work. For some reason, I can't stop working. Every single day I say to myself : let's watch a good movie tonight. Then, when I finished dinner, I just can't make myself sit in front of the TV. The thought of sitting for 2 hours in front of a screen disgusts me, especially while there's still work to do. It used to be the other way around. I don't consider a work addiction to be a bad one, of course.

My iPod is somewhere in a bag in my room (a room I'm only in when I'm sleeping), I'm eating a healthy diet, the last movie I saw was 3 months ago (I think it was Harry Potter), ... Did your addictions disappear too?

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on August 26, 2011
at 07:46 PM

football and hockey and baseball watching attending......

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on August 26, 2011
at 11:29 AM

Actually, I didn't do anything to lose those addictions. They just ... disappeared... As if me being healthier made those things unnecessary.

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on August 26, 2011
at 11:00 AM

I agree. It's an ongoing process for me and eating healthier is just one thing I wanted to get rid of unhealthy habits and addictions.

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B14dc4aa1ddefbec3bc09550428ee493

on August 26, 2011
at 10:54 AM

I can't say I really have any serious addictions these days, other than maybe surfing the internet. I think I beat all of those long before becoming paleo. I guess it's just sort of a process that you go through when pursuing greater health. You try to get your mind healthy too. I've been at this process for a few years now so have conquered many addictions. But, yeah, I think beating addictions does go with the whole process of nurturing yourself and becoming healthier.

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on August 26, 2011
at 11:29 AM

Actually, I didn't do anything to lose those addictions. They just ... disappeared... As if me being healthier made those things unnecessary.

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on August 26, 2011
at 11:00 AM

I agree. It's an ongoing process for me and eating healthier is just one thing I wanted to get rid of unhealthy habits and addictions.

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on August 26, 2011
at 08:06 PM

I used to be addicted to training. I still do some type of activity 3-5 days a week but it's only for 30 minutes or so and if I miss several days in a row it's no big deal. I used to train 7 days a week, some times twice a day, for 1.5-2 hours a session!!! And if I missed a day I would FREAK!

I definitely don't watch near the amount of TV but I think that is due to my kids more than Paleo.

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on August 26, 2011
at 07:26 PM

I used to be addicted to TV, and my shows and stories. Lately, I think its ridiculous. We pay over $100 a month, for reruns, shows we dont like, but we still find ourselves vegging out anyway. We have decided to cancel it when we move next week. We are SO PUMPED! We are also moving to a more active and interesting part of our city, which will keep us outside more.
I have to say though, that I am now addicted to PaleoHacks. But I think of it as a learning experience....Collaboration, elaboration, etc.

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on August 26, 2011
at 02:40 PM

I am also two months on paleo and yes, some digital addictions are weakening, for example I don't feel much urge to watch porn anymore...and I don't mean that I consciously using my willpower to cut off from it, it's just that the urge is mostly gone as a result of eating paleo. I am actually happy about this change.

To summarize it on a more general level, I have less and less urge to artificially excite myself, be it by watching pics of naked women, eat sugary food or watch thriller.

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on August 26, 2011
at 02:12 PM

I stopped drinking alcohol 16 years ago. It was a long process to finally stop. I did not seem to be able to use the same tools I used against alcohol for anything else. . . . until finding Good Calories Bad Calories and all that entailed. I could not seem to lose the last 10 pounds I wanted to shed until I learned that "saturated fat doesn't make you fat." I'm not addicted to t.v. just find it a tremendous waste of time. I've sent for 2 language courses that I plan to study instead of watching t.v. and cutting the time I spend on Paleo Hacks. Spanish and Italian.

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on August 26, 2011
at 02:03 PM

TV is hard for me to watch. I try to do it sometimes to be with my family. However I would rather go on a walk with them...

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on August 26, 2011
at 01:55 PM

Not that I was addicted, but following paleo recommendations to limit light exposure and screen time at night has helped with cutting back on crappy TV. Now it's often a glass of red , jazz, and conversation.

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on August 26, 2011
at 12:38 PM

I have slightly walked away from my crackberry (not because I chose to but because hubby is using mine before we move countries). It has been somewhat of a relief.....

but I'll go back to it I'm certain!! my whole life is organized in that thing!!

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99a6e964584f20f3f69ad3a70a335353

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on August 26, 2011
at 11:34 AM

Not yet, at least. I gave up alcohol more than a year ago for non-paleo reasons, but I still have cravings for a drink every so often.

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