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Do you get PUFA cravings while losing weight?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 03, 2012 at 2:55 AM

Does anyone else get cravings for PUFA oils while trying to lose weight? I eat plenty of meat and fat but as the evening comes I start craving mayo. I generally eat LC , but I have cut back further to try and drop a few lbs.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Mayo goes with everything, Nance. 2 cups a week does a body good!

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on March 18, 2012
at 03:15 AM

That hasn't escaped me. I've been making homemade mayo with EVOO. But I feel an almost compulsive need to eat fish-oil tablets.

8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on March 18, 2012
at 03:14 AM

That is very different from that 'add for fat' dialogue that has been going on. I already eat below 100g carbs (usually below 60). Supposedly I eat enough protein for a body builder (120+grams).

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on March 03, 2012
at 05:35 PM

:-)) Since I'd be making it with EVOO, I supposed I could use it on my salads, huh?

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on March 03, 2012
at 01:53 PM

+1 for your screen name!

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on March 03, 2012
at 03:22 AM

Are you sure you're not just craving the mayo itself? What if you made some quality mayo, sans PUFAs?

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on March 03, 2012
at 04:20 PM

Every time I open a can of salmon I wish I could put a dollop of mayo on it. I'm not willing to use store-bought mayo and since I only have a can of salmon about once a week I'd waste too much home-made mayo. So I do without it but I do miss it. I just mix the juice back into the meat and add salt. (sigh)

That's the only time I miss it because all the other situations in which I used to use mayo no longer exist--macaroni salad, tuna sandwiches, etc.

If there were a recipe for a tbsp of home-made mayo, I'd be on it!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Mayo goes with everything, Nance. 2 cups a week does a body good!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on March 03, 2012
at 05:35 PM

:-)) Since I'd be making it with EVOO, I supposed I could use it on my salads, huh?

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on March 03, 2012
at 01:53 PM

Nope. Haven't had that experience.

FWIW~ I've been Primal for over a year now and am finding that dropping my fat intake significantly and just eating protein and low carbs (50-70 g) and drinking a lot of water is working really well at dropping a few pounds of body fat I put on over the winter.

If you have been Paleo for awhile, you might want to try this. I have NO cravings.

8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on March 18, 2012
at 03:14 AM

That is very different from that 'add for fat' dialogue that has been going on. I already eat below 100g carbs (usually below 60). Supposedly I eat enough protein for a body builder (120+grams).

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