3

votes

Do you suffer from subliminal hunger?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 05, 2011 at 11:48 PM

I can go all day without being hungry???without even thinking about food???but then I visit PaleoHacks (or any random food blog) and all of the food you guys recommend sounds soooo good. I have to keep myself in check and make sure I'm eating for the right reasons.

Do you ever feel like some days these sites are your downfall? Do advertisements and TV commercials for non-paleo foods still taunt you? What do you do to separate your want for yummy sounding food from your need to just fuel your body?

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on June 06, 2011
at 05:54 AM

YES! The blogs is what does me in!

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on June 06, 2011
at 05:53 AM

This is what does me in.

Dc6407193ba441d1438f6f0c06af872b

(4400)

on June 06, 2011
at 01:34 AM

People say fat is sating, that nobody binges on steak. Wrong. I eat at night, leftover steak, coconut flakes, etc. Because I binge on paleo, my weight much lower these days, but I will still gain when I'm not disciplined. And to your point: I get hungry when I think about food (walking by the kitchen, reading about paleo, etc). For me, avoiding snacking is easy when I'm away from food, but difficult when food is around, requiring will power. Paleo hasn't fixed this. Big improvement: I'm no longer addicted to sugar. But there's work to do to break the addiction to eating needlessly.

65660697ed243c7980725fd014eb00e0

(494)

on June 06, 2011
at 12:59 AM

I agree completely! McDonald's always sounds awful to me. I was thinking more along the lines of fruit for those of us who don't eat fruit or sweet potatoes for those who are ZC. Sometimes it seems easily to avoid the foods when you're not reading about them.

  • 65660697ed243c7980725fd014eb00e0

    asked by

    (494)
  • Views
    1.6K
  • Last Activity
    1277D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

4 Answers

3
98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on June 06, 2011
at 02:18 AM

I read a lot of foodie blogs and the pinterest women are forever posting photos of ungodly delicious looking food items so this is definitely a problem for me. When I'm not sure if I'm really hungry or under the influence of others I do the broccoli test. I always have roasted broccoli in the fridge just so I can do this. I go to the fridge and pull out the broccoli and heat a cup up and eat it. If I love it and can't shovel it in fast enough that means I'm actually hungry and so I go back to the fridge and pull out the meat and make a meal of it. If I'm not really hungry I'm usually pretty nonplussed by this little routine. If that happens I know I need to get offline and go take a walk or something to refocus.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on June 06, 2011
at 05:54 AM

YES! The blogs is what does me in!

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on June 06, 2011
at 05:53 AM

This is what does me in.

3
74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on June 06, 2011
at 01:41 AM

I totally hear you. I did not wake up hungry this morning, but my fella set forth on frying up some high-quality, delicious chorizo and eggs and by the time he was done, my stomach was rumbling audibly and I had to have some.

Fortunately, commercials do nothing for me. It's smells that always trigger my appetite. I'm not hungry right now because I ate a large, late lunch, but I know that my partner is firing up the grill for dinner tonight, and by the time the meal is done, I'm sure I'll be ravenous. I plan on fully enjoying the meal, of course. ;D

2
6481788df76f391ba2746d9f1ad1e8f1

on June 06, 2011
at 12:32 AM

I think most people would respond to this question by saying "but we DO eat yummy food!" I just had some very nicely grilled skirt steak with some pastured butter. There ain't no damn McDonald's commercial that could entice me away from that.

My current downfall is night-time eating, so I do have to remind myself that I'm probably eating then because I'm bored.

65660697ed243c7980725fd014eb00e0

(494)

on June 06, 2011
at 12:59 AM

I agree completely! McDonald's always sounds awful to me. I was thinking more along the lines of fruit for those of us who don't eat fruit or sweet potatoes for those who are ZC. Sometimes it seems easily to avoid the foods when you're not reading about them.

Dc6407193ba441d1438f6f0c06af872b

(4400)

on June 06, 2011
at 01:34 AM

People say fat is sating, that nobody binges on steak. Wrong. I eat at night, leftover steak, coconut flakes, etc. Because I binge on paleo, my weight much lower these days, but I will still gain when I'm not disciplined. And to your point: I get hungry when I think about food (walking by the kitchen, reading about paleo, etc). For me, avoiding snacking is easy when I'm away from food, but difficult when food is around, requiring will power. Paleo hasn't fixed this. Big improvement: I'm no longer addicted to sugar. But there's work to do to break the addiction to eating needlessly.

0
F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on June 06, 2011
at 06:58 PM

I for sure crave food when I look at this website or any of the paleo blogs I follow. So I try to do all my reading during my morning bacon and tea breakfast. Work is a big trigger for me. I eat normally all weekend, forgetting food to do other activities. But once I get to work I am starving all day! I don't think I am really hungry, its just lots of triggers. My desk is 10 feet away from the kitchen, which is hell (unless they make something gross smelling like fish, then it helps the hunger). I always have tons of paleo food to eat with me, but I just end up eating way more than normal. Luckily I could stand to gain a few pounds so its not a huge issue.

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!