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Tired of PaleoFood..why?!?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 16, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Hey guys... I'am paleo since 4 months..so no gluten no dairies no legumes and tomatoes... but now I feel tired of eating vegetables everyday..in these days i feel like a want to eat "sugar" food and food with gluten (gluten is really bad for me) like pizza or brioches... but why? Can't understand this

ADDICTION : I live in Venice (Italy) ,the place of gluten! here having a paleo lifestyle is very difficult , in venice is full of speed pizza seller and also a speed pasta seller , my friend eat gluten everyday , I'am avoiding it since 4 months , cause when I left it , my ibs it's become at 80% better! But in these last day i feel tired of "meat and vegetables" !

My diet is not so good :

  • CARROTS ARE THE ONLY VEGGIES I EAT

  • I DON'T EAT FRUIT

  • I THINK I HAVE A DIPENDENCE OF SUGAR, CAUSE SINCE 3 MONTHS I EAT A LOT OF DARK CHOCOLATE EVERYDAY !

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on October 16, 2012
at 10:35 AM

Mattheo posted in another question that he has IBS-D, so a lot of these other veg are really high in insoluble fiber and also FODPMAPS, so might be aggravating for him. Mattheo, I have IBS and just don't eat many veg and really try to eat a wide and interesting variety of meat - various animals (beef, lamb, elk, bison, pork, chicken) and cuts (ribeyes, burgers, roasted etc).

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on October 16, 2012
at 05:22 AM

I'm not telling him to choke down anything, calm down LLM, take a chill pill

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on October 16, 2012
at 05:21 AM

LOL The Inuit eat Grasses, roots, tubers, seaweed, berries.....

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on October 16, 2012
at 04:06 AM

"Nobel prize winners eat more (dark) chocolate" http://www.naturalnews.com/037532_Nobel_Prize_winners_chocolate.html "(dark) Chocolate Makes Snails Smarter" (are you a snail?) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120927091926.htm

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on October 16, 2012
at 04:05 AM

"Nobel prize winners eat more (dark) chocolate" http://www.naturalnews.com/037532_Nobel_Prize_winners_chocolate.html "Chocolate Makes Snails Smarter" http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120927091926.htm

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 16, 2012
at 01:26 AM

LOL Tell that to the Inuit. Telling people to choke down food they don't like is like telling people to eat whether they are hungry or not.

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on October 16, 2012
at 01:01 AM

It could also be the case that you don't eat as much calories as you think you do. Adding carbs would fulfill your carb cravings and up the calories!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 16, 2012
at 12:57 AM

Adding carbs for carb cravings is legit. I, personally, would just try eating more first. A lot of time "carb craving" really just mean you are hungry.

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on October 16, 2012
at 12:55 AM

Also, any reason you don't eat fruit? They would be a better substitute for the dark chocolate.

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on October 16, 2012
at 12:55 AM

Eating one piece of dark chocolate would be a limit I would set, personally I find even one cheat messes me up. Don't limit yourself so much with the vegetables, there is a lot more allowed on SCD. Check out this food list, http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/legal/listing/

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on October 16, 2012
at 12:52 AM

Hi yes , I'm on SCD , because the only carbos I eat are inside the carrots ( as vegetables I ONLY EAT CARROTS , and I don't eat any kind of fruit ) so I eat A LOT of dark chocolate everyday... Maybe I gained a sugar dipendence?

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34997c76c8ce232f28942f233e180f18

on October 16, 2012
at 12:49 AM

If you're having cravings for carbs then try adding in some potatoes, white rice, sweet potatoes, and fruit in your diet.

It could possibly be an issue with your gut health that can be causing your cravings, look into GAPS/SCD if that's the case.

I eat a pretty strict diet on GAPS and I have yet to get bored, look up Paleo recipes and experiment with different types of seasonings, spices, etc.

Unless you don't tolerate tomatoes or nightshades(in that case not only tomatoes) then theres no reason not to eat them.

If you handle dairy and can find a good source, then there's no reason not satisfy your cravings for it. This is the difference between Paleo/Primal. Personally I can't tolerate dairy.

My conclusion will be that you have problems with gut health, as I was pretty much in the same boat as you. Immense cravings for sugar and carbs of all types. I'm on GAPS atm, ask away if you have any questions!

Paleo is not only meat and vegetables!

34997c76c8ce232f28942f233e180f18

(608)

on October 16, 2012
at 12:55 AM

Eating one piece of dark chocolate would be a limit I would set, personally I find even one cheat messes me up. Don't limit yourself so much with the vegetables, there is a lot more allowed on SCD. Check out this food list, http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/legal/listing/

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 16, 2012
at 12:57 AM

Adding carbs for carb cravings is legit. I, personally, would just try eating more first. A lot of time "carb craving" really just mean you are hungry.

34997c76c8ce232f28942f233e180f18

(608)

on October 16, 2012
at 01:01 AM

It could also be the case that you don't eat as much calories as you think you do. Adding carbs would fulfill your carb cravings and up the calories!

96d7046335ca009862c8c2d5e765fcaf

(88)

on October 16, 2012
at 12:52 AM

Hi yes , I'm on SCD , because the only carbos I eat are inside the carrots ( as vegetables I ONLY EAT CARROTS , and I don't eat any kind of fruit ) so I eat A LOT of dark chocolate everyday... Maybe I gained a sugar dipendence?

34997c76c8ce232f28942f233e180f18

(608)

on October 16, 2012
at 12:55 AM

Also, any reason you don't eat fruit? They would be a better substitute for the dark chocolate.

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4929a87e3f7438f18a0afbdde291ed5e

on October 16, 2012
at 01:48 AM

Try adding in more carbs, limiting your chocolate to two squares/day, and cooking more and interesting Paleo recipes. My favorite food blogger EVAH, is www.nomnompaleo.com That woman rocks it in the kitchen. I've tried nearly all of her recipes and, so far, she hits it out of the park each time. You can eat delicious Paleo in Italy - I've done it! It's difficult walking past the pizzerias, but it's worth it. Good luck!

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on October 16, 2012
at 01:22 AM

Hello Paleo, if you are craving carbs, is because you are not fat adapted. Give it some time, introduce more vegetables in your diet, even if you don't like them, there's no paleo without plants! And cut down on chocolate.

Ciao

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(3213)

on October 16, 2012
at 05:21 AM

LOL The Inuit eat Grasses, roots, tubers, seaweed, berries.....

Medium avatar

(3213)

on October 16, 2012
at 05:22 AM

I'm not telling him to choke down anything, calm down LLM, take a chill pill

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 16, 2012
at 01:26 AM

LOL Tell that to the Inuit. Telling people to choke down food they don't like is like telling people to eat whether they are hungry or not.

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on May 03, 2014
at 08:33 PM

Try to make your own pastries without gluten ... I think you can find flour and if you are not, as me, a chef ... buy a bread machine which make brioches or pizza free gluten pasta ... to put your carrot on ;-)

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on October 16, 2012
at 03:25 AM

why?! i get bored eating carrots more than once a day!

get more variety in your diet. only carrots? i think you are just bored with your really limited "variety" for lack of a better term.

try broiled cauliflour, beets, cabbage, broccoli, spaghetti squash, eggplant... the list goes on and on.

www.paleomg.com has some great recipes.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on October 16, 2012
at 10:35 AM

Mattheo posted in another question that he has IBS-D, so a lot of these other veg are really high in insoluble fiber and also FODPMAPS, so might be aggravating for him. Mattheo, I have IBS and just don't eat many veg and really try to eat a wide and interesting variety of meat - various animals (beef, lamb, elk, bison, pork, chicken) and cuts (ribeyes, burgers, roasted etc).

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