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Created September 04, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Hi, so I have only been primal for about two weeks so far (I'm loving it!) but one thing I am having trouble with is overeating on the right foods every now and then. While this isn't a major problem every day, it is starting to become frustrating as it hinders my progress. Does anyone have any advice for what I can do when I have the itch to overeat?

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on September 04, 2012
at 07:18 AM

I suggest you read this: http://paleohacks.com/questions/141594/what-are-the-top-5-things-every-paleo-newbie-should-know-but-probably-doesnt#axzz25TwIlKsS

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on September 04, 2012
at 01:57 AM

Thanks so much for the help!

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on September 04, 2012
at 01:56 AM

Thanks! I will definitely start keeping some good greens handy to snack on if I need to

C6f441a3410394366ef567ebe2d55d00

on September 04, 2012
at 01:55 AM

haha so true, thanks so much for the advice!

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on September 04, 2012
at 01:10 AM

1)Stick to a routine. Decide what you are going to eat and how much before hand. Plan all your meals for the day and don't keep any snacks lying around.

2)Eating window(works great for me) For example , i only eat between 6am-2pm. Although this doesn't work for many people, try it out and see for yourself.

3)Tea Green tea is a life savor. Tastes great , has a decent amount of caffeine content and ZERO calories. Between or after specific meals, have a cup. Caffeine curbs the appetite.

Most the times we overeat because we do not have anything better to do or there's food lying around. Keep yourself busy. And also don't worry about overeating, we are young it's okay :)

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on September 04, 2012
at 01:55 AM

haha so true, thanks so much for the advice!

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on September 04, 2012
at 01:23 AM

As a person who over eats occasionally (macadamia nuts are something I cannot keep around the house) I know how it feels.

My advise is to stick to a plan. Find foods that are very satisfying and filling. Also if you buy your own food, make sure to only buy enough food for 7-14 days. If you over eat on one day then you will have to skimp out on another (which will usually balance out any over eating).

Also if you like to eat a lot of food at each meal try giving IF a try.

Just remember that if you are overeating you are at least eating good wholesome food and not eating junk. You are at least giving your body something that it needs other than the poison that most of the world over eats on.

Oh and another thing if you feel hungry even though you know you shouldn't really eat, but you just have the urge to munch on something, much on a salad. Very low calorie and it will fill you up real well. Whenever I get the late night munchies I just go and get a salad with some tomatoes or a thing of broccoli. I'll tell you this much I stay satisfied and I do not feel guilty. I think of it as a way to get my fiber!

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on September 04, 2012
at 01:56 AM

Thanks! I will definitely start keeping some good greens handy to snack on if I need to

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on September 04, 2012
at 01:49 AM

Portion control is one of the biggest areas I have had to work on. In the beginning, and even occasionally now, I had to portion out my plate and put everything away. I was much less likely to overeat if it required more than mindless grazing as I was cleaning up or putting everything away.

If I am still hungry after I eat, I evaluate why I am hungry. Sometimes I am honestly hungry and, after making myself wait 10-20 minutes, I will get myself another portion. However, sometimes I am "hungry" due to emotions: boredom, anger, sadness, stress, etc. I don't allow myself to continue eating if I recognize that I am emotionally eating.

Be patient with yourself and listen to your body. It will speak to you!

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on September 04, 2012
at 01:57 AM

Thanks so much for the help!

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