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Does hunger, or better yet ,lack of hunger have talismatic Paleo quality?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 21, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Whenever I"m asked by somemeone "How are you?" I actually attempt to make a real assessment. Thirty years of feeling like shit (SAD and cardio) did this to me! :). I go through a" quick" checklist. Do I have a headache, do my eyes hurt. how's my neck, back (T10), did I sleep well, what's the pollen count,is it cold out, it it sunny, windy, good bowel movent(s),did I eat too much, did I eat too little, did I" succeed" recently in my voluntary ejaculation practice,did I get my daily "sunning", some type of indigestion,some fatigue, some depression....... Rodney Dangerfield had nothing on me. LIfe with less than steller adrenal glands leaves little room for error. Howver once this NASA quantity/quality list is completed ,I still have to give an answer. If not to the person asking , (who 100 % of the time doesn't really want to know the answer!!!! ), but to myself. Because , usually I don't even know. There's usually lots of pros and cons! After many years, I've found out he biggest question boils down to : Are you hungry? Justice Jackson(1940's) referred to the First Amendment as the North Star around which everything in American society revolves. I make that same claim about Paleo. Hunger or better yet, Lack of Hunger is the North star around which the Paleo universe revolves. If you're not hungry, than any personal Paleo lifestyle goal can be accompliched. . Isn't everyone's individual Paleo goal a mere footnote to dealing with the hunger issue?

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on November 22, 2011
at 12:23 PM

And for me as well.

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on November 22, 2011
at 09:49 AM

Naw, I like the feeling of being hungry.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 22, 2011
at 04:22 AM

I didn't mean , Is hunger the motivator for going Paleo,but Is being rid of hunger the key to solving the problem of being a "Cog in something turning"?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 22, 2011
at 04:16 AM

That Paul Shepard quote is top notch.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 22, 2011
at 04:14 AM

You understand about being rid of the"hunger", grasshopper. How do we explain it to the others? Wow

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 22, 2011
at 12:58 AM

I'll be the first to admit it's not an easy question to read. If the Tags are a good indicator..... Its a little Quilt , a little Jack Karouac, Jackson Browne et al.

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on November 22, 2011
at 12:51 AM

Hunger, meaning the faux-hunger which causes people to feel hungry when they're 30 to 300 lbs overweight. So no, not North Korea.

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on November 22, 2011
at 12:27 AM

I'm really, really confused.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 22, 2011
at 12:58 AM

I'll be the first to admit it's not an easy question to read. If the Tags are a good indicator..... Its a little Quilt , a little Jack Karouac, Jackson Browne et al.

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on November 22, 2011
at 01:39 AM

It's about feeling like a wild animal when it rains, and feeling like I could chase down and kill dinner with my teeth. It's about sassy, secret snarling, crossing a busy road as an opportunistic predator, then swiftly running up four flights of stairs, downing tequila and rare beef, then running home and sleeping soundly all night, feeling right to do so, and not guilty. It's about being alive and awake, engaged and excited, every day, and not having my body occupied by corporate greed in the form of pills, HFCS, monster-wheat, packaged food, and the sadness of not knowing why I'm here. I am here. That is my talisman.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 22, 2011
at 04:14 AM

You understand about being rid of the"hunger", grasshopper. How do we explain it to the others? Wow

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 22, 2011
at 04:16 AM

That Paul Shepard quote is top notch.

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on November 22, 2011
at 01:11 AM

Nope, for many I think it's beautiful muscles particularly with a 6-pack. It's freedom from the modern rat-race and feeling crappy regardless of weight.

Now, as an older lady with a history of binge eating, hunger was it for me. But there are many, many things that led people to ancestral eating. Only some would name physical/emotional hunger as the main motivator.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 22, 2011
at 04:22 AM

I didn't mean , Is hunger the motivator for going Paleo,but Is being rid of hunger the key to solving the problem of being a "Cog in something turning"?

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on November 22, 2011
at 12:43 AM

Isn't everyone's individual Paleo goal a mere footnote to dealing with the hunger issue?

You mean everyone living in North Korea, or everyone in countries where food isn't in short supply?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 22, 2011
at 12:51 AM

Hunger, meaning the faux-hunger which causes people to feel hungry when they're 30 to 300 lbs overweight. So no, not North Korea.

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on November 22, 2011
at 05:45 PM

if i am eating store bought food i am hungry more....if i am eating us wellness meat(got a recent delivery) i have wanted to shun food ever since. weird, but theres a difference i dont know what it is but it doesnt require much good quality food to meet your needs

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on November 22, 2011
at 03:56 PM

Hunger, presence or absence, as the Paleo sine qua non?

"If the only tool you've got is a hammer, everything tends to look like a nail."

Hunger "nails" it as well as any singularity. Which is to say: doesn't come close to the whole story. Seldom does any one thing.

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on November 22, 2011
at 12:24 PM

I have been allergic to wheat all of my life. I feel like someone I've never been before. Im like a Brand New B!tch :D

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on November 22, 2011
at 11:53 AM

Disagree with the OP completely. For me, paleo is about being able to move fast and lift heavy with zero joint pain. Hunger - or lack thereof - has never been a big part of my life (though it is neat to be able to skip meals without a care, unlike when i ate SAD).

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on November 22, 2011
at 01:10 AM

Not at all. It's always been about gut health for me.

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on November 22, 2011
at 12:23 PM

And for me as well.

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