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Have you gotten phobic about something since you started Paleo?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 27, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Have you gotten phobic about something since you started Paleo?

Is your new lifestyle producing stress or anxiety in a form of a phobia or OCD? This could be checking labels or watching out for soy, wheat gluten, grams of sugar, bad oils or preservatives. It could be trying to hard to control your environment, workouts, time, or stress. Maybe your concerned about everything in your food or avoiding certain foods and drinks altogether like lectins, and alcohol? Are you to worried about your health now or in the future? Is not getting enough sleep bothering you? Are you worried about fat % or hormonal decline and a body part failing you. Are any of the these thoughts or behaviors affecting your life?

What is the one thing that's driving you crazy? Is it the biggest monkey on your back?

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on February 28, 2013
at 12:52 AM

Get a Yonanas Ice Cream maker. Frozen fruit goes in, churns, ice cream comes out. its amazing.

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on February 27, 2013
at 10:19 PM

What about pecans, Pecan?

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on February 27, 2013
at 09:27 PM

Overall though I think paleo has made me less OCD. When I was vegan, I had an irrational aversion to eating meat. Now I can be more relaxed about my food choices. Those essential fats in my fish probably help the OCD too!

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on February 27, 2013
at 09:25 PM

Why not make your own? Coconut milk, cashew/almond flour, cacao powder and optionally a sweetener like coconut sugar/flour. Blend, freeze and enjoy. Drizzle with nut butter and cacao nibs. Yumm!

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on February 27, 2013
at 09:22 PM

I've started to plug everything I eat into cronometer just 'cause I'm interested to see what nutrients and vitamins I'm getting. I'm especially interested in my omega-3 intake. It doesn't dominate my life or anything but it has become an innocuous compulsion.

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on February 27, 2013
at 08:00 PM

Still laughing...this is exactly how child rearing goes and life in general!

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on February 27, 2013
at 07:37 PM

The opposite. Before Paleo, I was trying to figure out how I was going to avoid premature heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's. I wasn't finding reliable answers and it was producing stress and anxiety (though not phobias or OCD). Now I feel like I've reduced those risks significantly and that, along with my general improvements in mood since starting Paleo, have made all the difference. Huge stress relief!

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on February 28, 2013
at 01:43 AM

Yeah. Vegans. Their ignorance freaks me out more than anything.

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on February 27, 2013
at 08:26 PM

a little OCD but i also attribute that to this site, i think. for instance, i feel like there there is SO much emphasis on doing things exactly right (no soy, no this, no that), that i read labels and think, "i can't have that! it might have traces of soy!" and i read alot of posts on here about the biology of it all, and it scares me that if i don't do it right, what will happen? geez, i posted that i like to have cheats once in awhile and i felt that i was looked at as doing "faileo". this lifestyle is alot of work, mentally and physically. so i guess i am always wondering if i am doing it right, what happens if i don't, how do i know what is right for me....THAT makes me OCD. but i still love it- feel and look the best i ever have--and THAT can also contribute to the OCD- what if i go off-track and lose all this progress, or do something wrong without knowing it??

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on February 27, 2013
at 08:20 PM

i guess i worry that paleo isn't putting my autoimmune condition in remission. i've tried so many diets/medicines/supplements that i'm running out. i was kind of using paleo as my big change to finally get well. i've been following the diet for almost 7 months and am still very sick. i'm just scared what this means for me and why nothing i do ever works wonders.

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on February 27, 2013
at 07:47 PM

I was like this more in the beginning, but now, I've found my stride, at least for the most part I know what works for me and what doesn't, I know for SURE what will cause me to stall and gain weight and ,I know for sure how to gain muscle, and live my life without worry...

I guess it's kind of like when you have a couple kids, 3 to be exact???the oldest gets all that info from books you learned and the info your friends and family give you without you ever asking and you apply it ALL thinking, this is going to make your kid the smartest and most well-adjusted human being on the planet, then, when that fails, your middle child is born ,so you refine what you had done and introduce a more common sense approach, which of course by this point you're contending with the oldest child asking why they were never allowed to go outside and lick the mud???but before anyone gets to comfortable you have a third child, and this one becomes the gold standard, practically raising itself while you help to guide, not force their choices in life, the child walks around like a modern day Tyron Lannister and seems to have an IQ somewhere around, ??? Sarcastic ??????a living, breathing mirror of everything you ever wanted to be or say, but never had the guts???it is at this moment you stop and realise???I need to sit down and write an apology letter to the world, because they???re not ready for what I???ve unleashed???

This blurb was loosely based on my life and no one was mostly hurt from my sarcastic and unyielding ???sense??? of humor.

Truth.

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on February 27, 2013
at 08:00 PM

Still laughing...this is exactly how child rearing goes and life in general!

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on February 27, 2013
at 09:29 PM

As someone who truly is OCD, I have found a paleo diet significantly reduces the "did it check it pangs" I have had for as long as I remember. They come back after a weekend where my diet slips up.

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on February 27, 2013
at 09:19 PM

I'm waiting for commercially-available Paleo ice cream to make my ice cream-free existence more bearable. Topped with nuts and chocolate of high cocoa %-tage. Had they only this, then I would truly have no temptation to break off.

Until then, my health is defined by my ability to resist the ice cream cones that beckon on every street corner.

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on February 27, 2013
at 10:19 PM

What about pecans, Pecan?

0b7c3e7fd96005f0b2dfd781e512fc2e

(1237)

on February 27, 2013
at 09:25 PM

Why not make your own? Coconut milk, cashew/almond flour, cacao powder and optionally a sweetener like coconut sugar/flour. Blend, freeze and enjoy. Drizzle with nut butter and cacao nibs. Yumm!

04a4f204bc2e589fa30fd31b92944549

(975)

on February 28, 2013
at 12:52 AM

Get a Yonanas Ice Cream maker. Frozen fruit goes in, churns, ice cream comes out. its amazing.

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