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Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 08, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Hi guys , I'am 19 years old boy from Italy... I went HALF paleo cause my ibs..i'am an ibs sufferer since i was 11-12 years old. Why HALF paleo? Cause i've eliminated :

Cereals legumes dairies and milk tomaes

but... not sugar.. not at all.

Going paleo , I had to eliminate food as pasta and pizza , very famous in italy, they contained GLUTEN , so they were damaging me , but they were also a full carbos food.

Eliminating that foods my sugars_desire has grown , so I started to eat a dark chocolate, without milk in it.

I eat it everyday since 6-7 months and I cannot stop to eat it. It's like a drug for me.

I start to eat just a few piece.. then another..another and then I finish a full chocolate (2oog) in an hour!

If I don't eat chocolate , I would not know what to eat for example at 4pm , as fast lunch!

Another problem , I DONT' eat fruits and about vegetables......just carrots .....

Since 6 moths i feel weak. more weak that then past years.. I mean during the day... and also lazy more often and time ago...I did blood's exams and they were totally ok.

I dont what can it be..if CFS..leaky gut..or epstein barr contamination... I was just wondering... could the sugars that I eat with the chocolate helps my fatigue ? I read about people who resolves their problem with a totally 0 sugars diet...

I just d'like to know what you paleo guys/girls think about...

Thankyou!!

PS I STARTED A SUPREME MAGNESIUM INTEGRATION ( 2 SPOON PER DAY ) AND NOW I'M STARTING A D3 VITAMIN INTEGRATION ( CAPSULE AFTER THE MEAL )

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on October 08, 2012
at 09:55 PM

HI! i'am the only in family who follow the paleo... and it's very difficult.. i live in venice.. and there you find some pizza's restaurant EVERYWEHRE! so yes..it's really difficult..

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on October 08, 2012
at 08:40 PM

There is so much I want to say about this... however... I'll keep it as polite as I possibly can. Chocolate is not a good substitute for a healthy meal. The amounts of sugar you are consuming in place of REAL FOOD is probably causing your weakness, not helping it. You need to eat fruits and vegetables.

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on October 09, 2012
at 01:42 AM

What are you eating in addition to the chocolate?

I know that Italy is famous for its pizza and pasta, but also for its eggs, meats, cheeses and fish--good sources of protein and fat. And good olive oil is plentiful. Are you getting enough protein? What about fat?

Dairy sometimes bothers people with IBS, but you may be able to tolerate butter and raw cream, perhaps some full fat yogurt that's been fermented for a long time. You'll have to see how you respond to it.

Would your family make you healthy foods if you ask? Would your mother make a good meat broth for you? At your age you can learn some simple cooking techniques to boil eggs, cook meat and fish. Broth is very easy to make too.

Sugar is about the worst thing you can possibly be eating. A little dark chocolate is OK for most people, but if you cannot control yourself, you should stay away from it and eat fat and protein instead.

You need to make sure you're eating sufficient calories, too. That will help the cravings. Most of your calories should come from protein and fat--until your IBS is under control you need to be very careful with starchy vegetables.

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on October 08, 2012
at 09:37 PM

Hi Patrick. It must be very hard for you to adjust to Paleo living in Italy. All that pizza and pasta. How are your family coping with your Paleo lifestyle?

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on October 08, 2012
at 09:55 PM

HI! i'am the only in family who follow the paleo... and it's very difficult.. i live in venice.. and there you find some pizza's restaurant EVERYWEHRE! so yes..it's really difficult..

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