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Workaholism - A paleo side effect?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 03, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Since I started eating paleo I can not stop working. Seriously. I'm doing it 12 hours a day. The recommendation to stop watching computer screens before going to sleep was a difficult one for me.

I haven't touched my iPod for months, haven't played a video game for months, ... I do read books. Personally I think it's all because of stress : I need less relaxing when I don't eat crap. Less relaxation = more work.

What about you?

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on March 04, 2012
at 09:33 AM

Well for me it's not about energy, really. I just can cope with stress better.

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on March 03, 2012
at 08:34 PM

Maybe you could write a paleo business book? "The Caveman's Edge: Using a Paleo Lifestyle to Get Ahead on Wall Street"

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3ca2644fcf7a056170550e0581c99ded

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on March 03, 2012
at 09:11 PM

I'm a PhD student and I just wrote a 57 page dissertation chapter and a 25 page dissertation prospectus in a month's time - all on Paleo while attending bootcamps twice a week with another high intensity workout to top it off. Energy? Yes! Workaholism? I think I might have had that before. But I have been working non-stop for a long period of time recently and wondering how I am still going....kind of amazing that it might be my diet and exercise. Paleo has changed my life and I love it!

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on March 03, 2012
at 09:19 PM

I think that once you get rid of the gluten, the inflammation begins to subside in your body. Hypothalamic inflammation goes down as a result. And because of that your thyroid kicks in, giving you more energy and less brain fog.

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on March 03, 2012
at 07:56 PM

Ditto, but I don't really see it as a bad thing (for now). I'm 27 years old and I'm a Wall Streeter. I need a competitive edge as such, as I'm sure many do, and Paleo happens to be just that.

03bb06ced2ae02a265909342d4cf3e75

(793)

on March 03, 2012
at 08:34 PM

Maybe you could write a paleo business book? "The Caveman's Edge: Using a Paleo Lifestyle to Get Ahead on Wall Street"

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on March 03, 2012
at 07:37 PM

I clearly have a lot more energy since I cleaned up my food intake. If there's a payoff for you in applying the additional capacity to your work that can be a happy option. Otherwise, I do more socializing and moving around, etc., and I invest a lot more thought and energy in food preparation. I do more online reading too.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on March 04, 2012
at 09:33 AM

Well for me it's not about energy, really. I just can cope with stress better.

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on March 04, 2012
at 02:23 AM

Nope! But maybe it's because I am older?

I certainly have more energy, but I use it for relaxing walks and invigorating hikes with my husband, going dancing, gardening, etc...

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7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on March 04, 2012
at 04:24 AM

I work too much as I always have....I just no longer have a headache, stomachache and grouchy disposition (well...I fib a little on that last one.)

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