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Why doesn't cheesecake bother me?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 30, 2012 at 3:25 AM

Just wondering if anyone can explain this to me scientifically.

I don't eat much sugar anymore after eating Paleo for the past couple of years and, when I do, I can usually tell by the sugar high, upset stomach and all around bad feelings that night or the next day. Plus, eating sugary things usually makes me even hungrier. This goes for a cookie, ice cream, a brownie and that kind of thing.

However, I have found a treat that doesn't seem to bother me at all and I'm trying to figure out why: cheesecake. Especially cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory (which is probably a little different from normal cheesecakes. I don't know since I really haven't eaten any anywhere else.)

I've actually had this a couple times in the past three months and every time I can eat it with no problems during or after. I don't get it. It's not super sweet and it seems to fill me up and not make me more hungry. I don't want to get in a habit of eating this of course, but I'd like to understand why it is so different than other "sweets" if anyone has any ideas.

Thanks for the help.

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on August 01, 2012
at 03:31 AM

Lol nobody loves cheesecake as much as Martin.

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on July 30, 2012
at 02:19 PM

Wow. Marathon food, lol...

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on July 30, 2012
at 11:40 AM

I love cheesecake, but not as much as Berkhan

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on July 30, 2012
at 04:05 AM

Probably because there's enough fat to slow the blood sugar spike and that fat will also keep you full for a long time. If you've eaten beforehand too that could affect things.

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on July 30, 2012
at 06:04 AM

It could be that the average slice of Cheesecake Factory cheesecake ranges between 700 and 1200 calories. The fat and protein likely blunt the sugar effect, other desserts don't have as much protein. But I'd guess satiety is also related to the caloric load, most other desserts are in the 400-600 calorie range.

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on July 30, 2012
at 02:19 PM

Wow. Marathon food, lol...

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on July 30, 2012
at 01:56 PM

I make cheesecakes at home all the time. Granted I control the sugar levels with a combination of evaporated cane juice and stevia, using no more than a cup of the former for a whole cheese cake which is not much when you think about it.

Other than the sugar, how much more paleo can one get with all those sources of fat and cholesterol? Cream cheese, cream or sour cream, eggs, etc... even the crust is made from ground almond meal which is somewhat but not completely dubious given the dessert nature.

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3dd59bff899261860c0bdaae8540cc70

on July 30, 2012
at 04:03 AM

No idea.

Art Devany likes his cheesecake and so does Martin Berkhan.

I think you should just enjoy that you have a treat you enjoy that isn't really going to mess you up too bad and that doesn't make you feel like crap.

I love cheesecake too but it doesn't love me back.

As long as you keep the indulgence sensible there shouldn't be an issue. Sometimes you just gotta let the badger out.

3ab5e1b9eba22a071f653330b7fc9579

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on July 30, 2012
at 11:40 AM

I love cheesecake, but not as much as Berkhan

3dd59bff899261860c0bdaae8540cc70

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on August 01, 2012
at 03:31 AM

Lol nobody loves cheesecake as much as Martin.

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on July 30, 2012
at 04:08 AM

Recently I had a weak moment after a couple of drinks at a local Cheesecake Factory and had about half of one of their huge pieces of cheesecake. Without getting too much into the details, you may as well have dropped a bomb into my guts, my god, it was horrible. It went way beyond the effects I have from having sugar or gluten (there was surely some gluten in the graham-crackery crust). I tolerate dairy and fat very well, there must have been something else in it, I am thinking maybe hydrogenated oils (to which I'm very sensitive) or maybe some kind of filler or stabilizer.

I have no problem with for example Ben & Jerry's ice cream, dark chocolate, yogurt, cheese, and some other non-paleo treats. But I've grown very sensitive to processed foods, I am not sure exactly what it is in them that kills me but I have suspected some kind of "industry standard" oil or filler.

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