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Paleo ladies: What do you do on the PMS days where you feel like a bottomless pit of hunger?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 18, 2011 at 4:36 AM

I know I can't be the only one who sometimes has cycle days where I can't seem to satisfy the bottomless pit that is my hunger.

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on April 25, 2013
at 07:04 PM

lolololol. I used to sneak butter as a kid. I'd walk inside with a few of those buttercup flowers, stand in front of the mirror holding them under my chin because if your chin glows yellow I figured it meant you liked butter. Then, I'd stealthily make my way into the kitchen, open the fridge gingerly, slowly, determined to not get caught...And slice myself up a pat of butter. Mhm.

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on April 25, 2013
at 06:55 PM

HOLY CRAP THE CHICKEN THIGHS ARE MY THING TOO.

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on September 03, 2012
at 02:36 PM

I get the angry hunger too! Like eat a whole all-the-meats-all-the-veg-no-cheese-extra-sauce GF pizza from Domino's keep-your-hands-and-feet-inside-the-vehicle hunger! (I've noticed my "cheat" days tend to be around my cycle) maybe our bodies attempting to compensate for blood loss/endometrial regeneration? Like needing food after giving a blood donation? Or maybe it's the one time that our minds come to terms with how stupid everyone is and we eat to console ourselves. lol

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on September 03, 2012
at 10:05 AM

sounds yum.....!

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on September 03, 2012
at 10:04 AM

I don' t really get the cravings and symptoms much anymore

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on July 06, 2012
at 06:46 AM

You don't have to suffer PMS at all you know. Better nutrition can usually eliminate it - altho' some may need a few supplements as well, or even a cream. Why suffer? It's not inevitable - many can free themselves of it in just 3-4 months.

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on July 05, 2012
at 09:09 PM

Great answer, thank you!

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on July 05, 2012
at 06:48 PM

melt a little coconut oil and the squares...and pour in unsweetened coconut and stir. found that somewhere, too. MMMMMMMM

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on July 05, 2012
at 06:45 PM

Sweet potato waffles or pancakes...that paleomg blog has a good recipe...and put some chopped up crispy cooked bacon in the batter. I'm in the middle of this PMS situation now so it will explain my food posts.

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on July 05, 2012
at 06:43 PM

with a little cinnamon, agave nectar, and two runny fried eggs....MMMMMMMMMMMM.

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on June 19, 2012
at 12:26 PM

Note the only Pms I have now is one day before my period, all that happens is that I tear up for something sily, like, aww, the trees look beautiful today, and the craving for fatty beef and heavy cream. the rest is bonus! >:D

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on June 19, 2012
at 12:23 PM

Well generally that's the cue for my boyfriend to buy me some rib eye, bacon, strawberries and heavy cream for whipping. Then he makes dinner, we get in bed and watch a movie. Sometimes he makes cheesecake. Always things with lots of protein and fat. Carbs would make the hunger worse. Regardless, I always manage to eat my ribeye and half of his.

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on March 09, 2012
at 09:05 AM

As a follow up, I want to reiterate the JUST EAT part. You are NOT Going to get fat from overeating a few days out of the month if you are healthy. Inevitably your appetite will be low at certain days of trhe month if you you are healthy and it will balance out. It pains me to see girls agonisiing over period munchies. Celebrate it as part of your reproductive Heath - splurge and spend these few Days on shellfish, pate and good meat. YOu owe it to yourself.

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on March 09, 2012
at 12:28 AM

Haha, I knit dishclothes on the bus and listen to podcasts like a mad woman (Stuff Your Mother Never Told You, Stuff You Missed In History Class are my favourite). Also, pork rinds and bacon are my PMS go to's. Maybe some thick, creamy yogurt with berries if I'm going wild...

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on March 09, 2012
at 12:23 AM

Yeah, last cycle I was desperately trying to paleo-ize some kind of pancake type thing, but in my head all I wanted was a big Belgium waffle covered with bacon, brie, basil, and maple syrup. Craving went away after a few hours, but it was pretty powerful!

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on March 09, 2012
at 12:20 AM

WOW that's so funny, the chicken thigh thing! I always make chicken thighs when I am ovulating I noticed, and I have no idea why. I just want a bowl of broccoli covered in chicken thighs...

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on March 09, 2012
at 12:19 AM

Yeah, mad hanger! Those ovulation's are so demanding.

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on February 08, 2012
at 02:29 AM

Or if I'm really a bottomless pit of hunger I say screw it and go to 24 Dinner in Austin and order the Waffle breakfast. Their waffles are insane with a bourbon vanilla flavor, maple syrup, maple butter and the best dang breakfast sausages I have ever freaking had. Next time your in Austin and want a 'worth it' cheat try that place. Or check out there bean free chili. I hear it's excellent.

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on November 20, 2011
at 02:02 AM

I still get a lot of cravings, hunger and hypoglycemia symptoms like headaches and irritability when I don't eat every 4-5 hours. I'm doing much better and no longer need to eat before bed or in the middle of the night, but there is no way I could possibly do an IF. Also, I feel like my energy levels are too low -- like maybe my body hasn't figured out how to efficiently use the food I'm giving it. This suggests to me that I'm still a sugar burner. I'm probably a good candidate for the leptin reset protocol and plan to start it next month after I finish my comprehensive exams for my Ph.D.

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on November 20, 2011
at 12:17 AM

How are you gauging when you've transitioned to fat burning? I'm still trying to figure this out.

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on November 19, 2011
at 08:02 PM

also what I like to refer to as "hanger"= hungry+anger

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on November 19, 2011
at 03:39 AM

What an awesome blog post! I had to laugh out loud when reading "it’s the answer to the “I want potato chips AND chocolate” dilemma. " yes, this is the crux of the whole problem.

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on November 18, 2011
at 11:29 PM

Bacon is seems a likely solution for everything. If only it were that easy

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on November 18, 2011
at 10:02 PM

if you had said "bottomless pit of angry hunger" I would think we were long lost twins

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on November 18, 2011
at 09:20 PM

+1 for the bacon ;-)

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on November 18, 2011
at 04:58 PM

Forgot to add that yes, PMS munchies are a biggie here!!!

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on November 18, 2011
at 03:44 PM

+1 simply b/c I SO identify......

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on November 18, 2011
at 02:38 PM

please share this coconut bark you speak of...sounds yummy

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on November 18, 2011
at 01:33 PM

those foods do it for me too

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on November 18, 2011
at 12:33 PM

what is "homemade coconut bark"? Sounds intriguing...

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on November 18, 2011
at 12:12 PM

I like all of the things. Especially the ones in the (). (Although these days, I'm listening to Discworld.)

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on November 18, 2011
at 06:32 AM

I also love pickles!

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on November 18, 2011
at 06:54 AM

I don't fight it and EAT - because nowadays as a paleo eater my cravings are far more tame than what they used to be on SAD. On SAD it used to be chips, cookies, cake, ice cream etc. at that time of the month. But now its Sardines, steak, pate and carrots which I crave. I do gain about 2 pounds around that time, purely to increased food intake but it dissipates after and never sticks around.

So if you stick to 100% paleo choices, just eat! And drink plenty of fluids too.

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on March 09, 2012
at 09:05 AM

As a follow up, I want to reiterate the JUST EAT part. You are NOT Going to get fat from overeating a few days out of the month if you are healthy. Inevitably your appetite will be low at certain days of trhe month if you you are healthy and it will balance out. It pains me to see girls agonisiing over period munchies. Celebrate it as part of your reproductive Heath - splurge and spend these few Days on shellfish, pate and good meat. YOu owe it to yourself.

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on July 05, 2012
at 09:09 PM

Great answer, thank you!

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on November 18, 2011
at 01:19 PM

I eat (real food). I figure my body's hungry for a reason.

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on November 18, 2011
at 01:38 PM

COCONUT BUTTER!!! ALMOND BUTTER + RAW HONEY!!! DARK CHOCOLATE!!!! BERRIES + CREAM!!! BACON!!!! bacon....bacon....bacon...

...more bacon.

i ususally eat normally and then at one point during the day i have a craving for one of these sweet things and i choose accordingly.

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on November 18, 2011
at 09:20 PM

+1 for the bacon ;-)

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on November 18, 2011
at 11:29 PM

Bacon is seems a likely solution for everything. If only it were that easy

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on November 18, 2011
at 04:51 AM

I have some go-to foods for PMS, but I find my PMS is actually quite mild these days.

Pork rinds, 100% dark chocolate, homemade coconut bark, a pound or so of bacon, or just lots and lots of water or club soda. Maybe a bigass bowl of salad greens with tabasco sauce and diced dry salami.

Or any combination of the above.

(I also knit like a fiend while listening to Dark Shadows with my headphones on but that's not strictly Paleo, strictly speaking.)

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on November 18, 2011
at 02:38 PM

please share this coconut bark you speak of...sounds yummy

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on November 18, 2011
at 01:33 PM

those foods do it for me too

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on November 18, 2011
at 12:33 PM

what is "homemade coconut bark"? Sounds intriguing...

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on November 18, 2011
at 12:12 PM

I like all of the things. Especially the ones in the (). (Although these days, I'm listening to Discworld.)

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on March 09, 2012
at 12:28 AM

Haha, I knit dishclothes on the bus and listen to podcasts like a mad woman (Stuff Your Mother Never Told You, Stuff You Missed In History Class are my favourite). Also, pork rinds and bacon are my PMS go to's. Maybe some thick, creamy yogurt with berries if I'm going wild...

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on November 18, 2011
at 09:46 PM

I'm not a female, but I love Melissa's blog over at theclothesthatmakethegirl (weird for a guy to read this blog? yes, but she does a great job). Anyway, she often discusses "hormone poisoning," so a search of her blog might be helpful. Here's one posted recently: http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2011/09/05/spicy-almond-butter/

You ladies are great, but I thank God I'm a guy.

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on November 19, 2011
at 03:39 AM

What an awesome blog post! I had to laugh out loud when reading "it’s the answer to the “I want potato chips AND chocolate” dilemma. " yes, this is the crux of the whole problem.

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on November 18, 2011
at 02:59 PM

If I'm genuinely hungry, I eat! If I have the munchies...I eat. If I want to....I eat! Some months I turn into a garbage disposal the week before my period. Nothing in the house is safe, but we don't keep junk/SAD foods in the house much, so nothing truly terrible is eaten. I put on water weight around that time, as I always have. No real weight/fat gain ever occurs from the kitchen raids, so I don't let it bother me.

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on November 18, 2011
at 04:43 AM

Nutrient dense foods, like beef and anything with coconut oil or coconut butter...

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on November 19, 2011
at 04:19 AM

Woman's caloric requirements increase up to 25% for a few days each month. The hunger is natural and satisfying it will keep you healthy. Listen to your body and it will tell you what it needs.

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on November 18, 2011
at 08:35 PM

i forgot to mention another delicious sweet thing i made if you need sweets...and you include dairy

melt 2 or 3 tbsp of coconut butter with a square (or 1 row of pieces) of 85% or darker dark chocolate...once they are warm mix them until well incorporated and chocolates fully melted then add like 1/4 a cup of organic, good quality PLAIN kefir and pour it into the mixture while its still warmish..mix until it gets thick and fluffy and it tastes like chocolate mousse but it is SO much better and actually kind of healthy :]

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on November 18, 2011
at 05:24 PM

Something salty and sugary like bacon and a big sticky mango is pretty good, the salt actually helps with cramps and water retention too (contrary to 'popular' belief). I have greatly reduced the pain and mood side of things with an agnus castus (chaste berry) tincture taken from ovulation until period starts.

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on November 18, 2011
at 06:03 AM

It's funny, but this is my second menstrual cycle (off the pill) while paleo, and I've had insane cravings for large bowls of steamed veggies and roasted chicken thighs. I've also easily polished off 100+g of 85% dark chocolate these past couple days.

I also can't stop thinking about slow-roasted winter squash with cinnamon and almond butter. Mmmm. I'll have some of that tomorrow, most likely. It's sweet, delicious, and high-volume so I can stuff myself with minimal damage.

However, the real random thing is that I just somehow just managed to decimate half a jar of pickles. I mean, I like pickles as much as the next guy, but a half a jar? Yikes. No idea where that one came from, but ouch, that one's going to hurt later. >.<

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on November 18, 2011
at 06:32 AM

I also love pickles!

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on March 09, 2012
at 12:20 AM

WOW that's so funny, the chicken thigh thing! I always make chicken thighs when I am ovulating I noticed, and I have no idea why. I just want a bowl of broccoli covered in chicken thighs...

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on April 25, 2013
at 06:55 PM

HOLY CRAP THE CHICKEN THIGHS ARE MY THING TOO.

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on November 18, 2011
at 04:46 AM

For me, it is more about cravings and munchies than actual hunger. I've found that VLC helps with cravings and it also keeps me from feeling bloated. If I give in to snacking, I make sure to stick with lower carb foods like nuts, as they seem to do minimal damage even though they are fairly high in calories.

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on June 19, 2012
at 02:22 AM

Favorite pms food: 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1-2 Tbsp cream poured on top. The cream freezes on the blueberries, and it's as good as ice cream, I swear!

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on November 19, 2011
at 01:15 AM

one madolin, 2 sweet potatoes, one cast iron skillet, EVOO and salt

Need I say more?

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on July 05, 2012
at 06:43 PM

with a little cinnamon, agave nectar, and two runny fried eggs....MMMMMMMMMMMM.

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on November 18, 2011
at 04:58 PM

Although I've been about 70% Paleo since early summer and 90% Paleo for about 6 weeks now, I still have a lot of insulin related problems. I'm definitely still a sugar burner and not a fat burner yet, so I try not to give in to the munchies. I'll eat more Paleo foods if I'm really hungry, but I still try to keep my carbs in the 50-75 grams a day range and not snack at all -- just three meals eaten when hungry.

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on November 18, 2011
at 04:58 PM

Forgot to add that yes, PMS munchies are a biggie here!!!

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on November 20, 2011
at 12:17 AM

How are you gauging when you've transitioned to fat burning? I'm still trying to figure this out.

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on November 20, 2011
at 02:02 AM

I still get a lot of cravings, hunger and hypoglycemia symptoms like headaches and irritability when I don't eat every 4-5 hours. I'm doing much better and no longer need to eat before bed or in the middle of the night, but there is no way I could possibly do an IF. Also, I feel like my energy levels are too low -- like maybe my body hasn't figured out how to efficiently use the food I'm giving it. This suggests to me that I'm still a sugar burner. I'm probably a good candidate for the leptin reset protocol and plan to start it next month after I finish my comprehensive exams for my Ph.D.

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on November 18, 2011
at 11:15 AM

For me - if it happens, it foesn't always. It's usually hearty meals like curries, stews, casseroles etc. something nearly but with lots of veg. Oh and of course, who could forget chocolate??? I have 70 & 85% and a few squares usually does the trick. And then a bit of magnesium before bed :-)

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on September 03, 2012
at 09:58 AM

I EAT! Fuck the guilty feelings, I listen to my body. A good option is making a posset (double cream, raw honey and either lemon or berries) the fat keeps me satiated and it's not like devouring a bag of doritios :)

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on September 03, 2012
at 10:05 AM

sounds yum.....!

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on September 03, 2012
at 07:14 AM

just made a fantastic mug cake- a mashed banana, a tablespoon of almond butter, an egg and cinnamon, with a few squares of 100% chocolate mixed in. absolute heaven.

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on July 05, 2012
at 09:18 PM

It's little bit embarassing.. Sliced cold organic butter with raw honey or just a tiny bit of demerara.

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on April 25, 2013
at 07:04 PM

lolololol. I used to sneak butter as a kid. I'd walk inside with a few of those buttercup flowers, stand in front of the mirror holding them under my chin because if your chin glows yellow I figured it meant you liked butter. Then, I'd stealthily make my way into the kitchen, open the fridge gingerly, slowly, determined to not get caught...And slice myself up a pat of butter. Mhm.

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on July 05, 2012
at 05:11 PM

Coconut milk and banana smoothies with cocoa powder. Sweet potatoes and butter. Kale chips. Calves' liver smothered in carmelized onions. Olives. Raw fish. avocado. Fruit. Mountains of eggs. Actually, as I write this I realize it's pretty much the same foods I regularly eat now. I just get more powerful, unshakeable cravings for them and eat more than I usually do. I do daydream about non-paleo foods a bit, but those desires are fleeting.

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on November 19, 2011
at 02:42 PM

On those days, b/c that time of the month really does require more calories (the process uses calories & you need more iron, obviously), I eat until I'm satisfied... and I don't gain weight b/c I'm still exercising. If I have cravings, I work with those... if it's sweet, I'll have fruit, if that doesnt work, half an ounce of dark choco chocolate chips. If it's salt, lots of air popped popcorn w/tons of butter & salt. Sure, not paleo, but that's my "salt craving" food! LOL And there are times I crave fat, and well, on this diet... duh! LOL So in short, I eat until I no longer feel hungry b/c the foods I'm eating for the most part (the non craving foods) are healthy & tend to be not as calorie dense. That's what works for me!

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on November 18, 2011
at 09:41 PM

I envy all of you. I still crave a cheeseburger with a side of chocolate cake and pizza for dessert lol I dont let myself have these things, I just go through a half a jar of coconut butter, which is expensive but its sooooo worth it!

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on March 09, 2012
at 12:23 AM

Yeah, last cycle I was desperately trying to paleo-ize some kind of pancake type thing, but in my head all I wanted was a big Belgium waffle covered with bacon, brie, basil, and maple syrup. Craving went away after a few hours, but it was pretty powerful!

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on July 05, 2012
at 06:45 PM

Sweet potato waffles or pancakes...that paleomg blog has a good recipe...and put some chopped up crispy cooked bacon in the batter. I'm in the middle of this PMS situation now so it will explain my food posts.

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on November 18, 2011
at 03:46 PM

I need the crunch, so I tend to eat a lot of carrots, but I'll also dunk squares of 85% chocolate in coconut oil. That's very filling.

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on July 05, 2012
at 06:48 PM

melt a little coconut oil and the squares...and pour in unsweetened coconut and stir. found that somewhere, too. MMMMMMMM

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on January 20, 2013
at 01:08 AM

It's my first menstruation on Paleo (I always munch a quite, some days before). It's 1 a.m. here and I ate an hour ago, in a space of an hour: 3 slices of lactose-free cheese (two of them: goat cheese); a tomato; a very small apple; half a kiwi; a small carrot; 4 olives; plenty of water; some very small cookies I made out of grated coconut and mass gainer (protein/ whey); handful of pumpkin seeds (previously soaked - I avoid this anyway); and a small cup (coffee cup) of hot chocolate (sugar-free, made out of cocoa powder, water and just a little of milk). I did my best to avoid sugary things this late... (and at 10 p.m. I had had a lactose-free cup of milk already). I started my day with only three big meals but then that got ruined by the end of the night; so much for Paleo spaced meals during PMS; glad to see I'm not alone here and feel some support ... :)!

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on January 04, 2013
at 05:29 AM

I was wondering the same thing.

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on July 05, 2012
at 11:54 PM

I'm near the end of my cycle and just scarfed a half pound of really fatty barbecue brisket. Hit the spot!

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on July 05, 2012
at 07:18 PM

Lettuce, cucumbers, carrot sticks, peppers, kale, sauerkraut...I just fill my stomach up with veggies to the point where I literally feel gross and bloated and then the junk food is much less appealing. All for very little caloric damage. I eat it all with huge amounts of mustard (which has a very strong taste that clashes horribly with sugar, so it helps reduce the Nutella cravings).

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on July 05, 2012
at 06:53 PM

I notice this, too. my overall symptoms are definitely less since I started Paleo, but my munchies is the one thing that i'm not noticing a reduction.

i dip a lot in melted dark chocolate. chocolate COVERED bacon. chocolate covered nuts. chocolate covered banana.

freeze black raspberries, and then make into a smoothie with a banana and some cocoa powder.

i commented a few times above.

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on March 09, 2012
at 12:13 AM

So glad I found this page. Before I discovered Paleo, I was always hungry and having cravings. Then, the first month of paleo-ish, I noticed a general reduction in my appetite and I reveled in the freedom of not spending all my daytime hours eating! Month two, and it's been much the same -- low appetite all the time until suddenly my cycle came around and this time I am HUNGRY. I thought I was doing something horribly wrong until I thought to look up if menstruation might affect hunger . . . Thanks ya'll! I'm'a go have another steak.

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C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on November 18, 2011
at 08:51 PM

I am on the autoimmune version of the Paleo diet so I have to be really careful about cheats. These are my 'better' bads.

I tend to freak out on Applegate Chicken and Maple breakfast sausages (as in I eat the whole $6 box) or I go for sweet potato fries baked in the oven. If I must have something sweet and I'm making it I'll bake gluten free cookies and/or cupcakes (use the Almond Flour Cookbook mostly, or I use Bob's Redmill gluten free mixes). If I'm not in the mood to cook but must indulge I hit the gluten free isle and scoop up a box of gluten/dairy free cookies. Some are better than others. I have tried numberous types of non-dairy ice creams and have yet to find any that are worth recommending. The coconut version is kind of weird and sour, and the almond chocolate tastes bizarly like raspberry. Soy ice creams are no-nos cuz they mess up your hormones.

PS - If you're making baked goods use ghee! It is insanely good and doesn't have the proteins that make lactards like me suffer. It is bizaro world where I can eat dairy without a Lactaid or stuffed up nose. And it tastes like manna from heaven. That's what I was told by the others who tried my ghee stuffed treats. Never use vegetable oil. That stuff is all randcid and deoderized. Bluhg.

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 08, 2012
at 02:29 AM

Or if I'm really a bottomless pit of hunger I say screw it and go to 24 Dinner in Austin and order the Waffle breakfast. Their waffles are insane with a bourbon vanilla flavor, maple syrup, maple butter and the best dang breakfast sausages I have ever freaking had. Next time your in Austin and want a 'worth it' cheat try that place. Or check out there bean free chili. I hear it's excellent.

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