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Anyone else addicted to this website?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 25, 2012 at 3:15 AM

I have this horrible habit when I'm bored in which I check this site multiple times a day and look up nutritional questions that come to mind. It's more addicting than Facebook (I know, bold statement)

Anyone else finding this to be a problem?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on April 25, 2012
at 05:17 PM

Wow, Doris. Thank you for saying this. Now I don't feel so alone in my Korean obsession anymore. I only know how to make kimchi and bulgogi and the seaweed soup for breakfast. No mystery novels, sorry. I can only recommend Korean dramas - if you are interested, of course. <3

0e395acc856e3353f3f5892e6b09b0e7

(1227)

on April 25, 2012
at 11:56 AM

I too am interested in Korean culture. Am looking for the ultimate recipe for breakfast egg custard also I love ethnic mystery novels. Do you know any with a Korean setting? or have a recipe for the custard anyone? I am totally Swedish/Norwegian/American.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on April 25, 2012
at 07:44 AM

Go to sleep! :)

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on April 25, 2012
at 05:26 AM

I'm sure the novelty will wear off for the rest of us in time as well, but this community is new to me. I have a full, active life including many companions- my boyfriend, friends. I work (a career I love), volunteer and teach. I feel privileged to live by the ocean and mountains, and I do hike, fish, camp, and experience bliss. I'm equally thankful for the technology that allows me to connect and interact with others I otherwise would never have met. Arguably by sharing our experiences we're able to better direct ourselves based on probability and logic. Pretty neat-o if you ask me!

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on April 25, 2012
at 03:43 AM

Agreed. Don't be offended when they shut your question down. I posted the same thing when I first got on here and they not only shut it down, they also deleted it. Welcome anyhow.

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on April 25, 2012
at 03:43 AM

Ha! Jen, we could be pals.

A48df263488727ddaf3956fe95601f57

(62)

on April 25, 2012
at 03:25 AM

PH beats Facebook as I have more in common with all the brilliant Paleo people here than with any of my facebook friends.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on April 25, 2012
at 07:08 AM

  1. You are not addicted. The reason why you are coming back here is because we (humans) evolved to live in small groups (20-25 people) and need ongoing communication. Since these small groups shared the same activities, they had common topics to discuss (gossip, hunting, etc). Where I live, nobody knows about Paleo. If I brought up the subject, they would think I am crazy ( I have already tried). So the only way for me to communicate about my newly found lifestyle is to come to this place. I assume, the same goes for you.

  2. I also participate in two other discussion boards, based on my current interests. One of them is Korean culture. Since I do not know any other people within 500 miles radius who would be interested in the same things I am (and I am as far from being Korean as it comes), Internet is the only convenient and reliable place to discuss issues that interest me.

  3. I can prove to you that this is not an addiction. If your computer crashes (God forbid), you will be totally fine and very soon you will find a different group for communication. This website is just a cherry on top of your Paleo milkshake.

  4. I have learned more about nutrition from Paleohacks that I have learned from any other source. I am sure you did too. I am amazed with the amount of knowledge, wisdom, experience and common sense that Paleohackers exhibit. I have never met people as intelligent, knowledgeable and open about a new lifestyle in real life. And every time I share my experience, this is my way of contributing to the Paleohack community.

Have a great day, everyone! :)

0e395acc856e3353f3f5892e6b09b0e7

(1227)

on April 25, 2012
at 11:56 AM

I too am interested in Korean culture. Am looking for the ultimate recipe for breakfast egg custard also I love ethnic mystery novels. Do you know any with a Korean setting? or have a recipe for the custard anyone? I am totally Swedish/Norwegian/American.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on April 25, 2012
at 05:17 PM

Wow, Doris. Thank you for saying this. Now I don't feel so alone in my Korean obsession anymore. I only know how to make kimchi and bulgogi and the seaweed soup for breakfast. No mystery novels, sorry. I can only recommend Korean dramas - if you are interested, of course. <3

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0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on April 25, 2012
at 05:04 AM

I'll only say: add more incongruent experiences to your life! I don't mean this in a negative or condescending manner, and know that I have my days where I'm on PH at least a dozen times, but the days that I'm NOT? I'm hiking, I'm out on dates, I'm working overtime, I'm lifting, I'm sewing, I'm cooking, I'm reading, I'm creating, I'm dancing, I'm having sex; I am SO ALIVE!

You aren't doing anything wrong by being here, but this lifestyle (or rather, life in general) is defined by the moments of pure, engrossed, bliss!

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on April 25, 2012
at 05:26 AM

I'm sure the novelty will wear off for the rest of us in time as well, but this community is new to me. I have a full, active life including many companions- my boyfriend, friends. I work (a career I love), volunteer and teach. I feel privileged to live by the ocean and mountains, and I do hike, fish, camp, and experience bliss. I'm equally thankful for the technology that allows me to connect and interact with others I otherwise would never have met. Arguably by sharing our experiences we're able to better direct ourselves based on probability and logic. Pretty neat-o if you ask me!

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D290734f36a9ae03e3f60e0fa088d7ed

(1304)

on April 25, 2012
at 04:00 AM

Yes, and here is my dilemma: keep reading paleo hacks or go to sleep since it is midnight and I have been up reading about the health benefits of sleep?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on April 25, 2012
at 07:44 AM

Go to sleep! :)

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65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on April 25, 2012
at 03:37 AM

I'm watching robocop 3 and browsing this right now....

Edit: I think we're all in agreement this isn't really an addiction. I think of it more as positive reinforcement & an excellent resource for information.

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on April 25, 2012
at 03:43 AM

Ha! Jen, we could be pals.

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6832eee6f9928300118edf3656665c79

on April 25, 2012
at 01:09 PM

It's a good addiction !!!

Peace

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B1d3dfe470ba901b2b107545b923b024

(184)

on April 25, 2012
at 11:43 AM

I hate it when i check up on paleohacks and all the same questions are still on the front page.

I think its a subtle hint that maybe i should be doing something else with my time, maybe something more productive haha

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5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

(1467)

on April 25, 2012
at 10:08 AM

Yes!!! I try to limit my being on this page to my free times in the evenings even though I'm permanently signed in on my mobile and Ipad. Then again I'm working and I'm on it so maybe I'm full of crap!

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2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

on April 25, 2012
at 10:04 AM

Yes;0 An addiction I won't break.

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on April 25, 2012
at 04:45 AM

Yes, and a bunch of other blogs as well. I asked a similar question myself recently: http://paleohacks.com/questions/109736/have-you-become-a-paleo-junkie#axzz1t1Mf3cUy

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