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Extremely full on paleo...too much fat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 25, 2012 at 1:42 AM

For the first time in ages, I went today without a binge (knock on wood, there is still time before tomorrow). Unfortunately, I can binge on ANYTHING and could binge on 3/4 of whole chicken, bag of vegetables, all downed in a stick of butter and rice. After this kind of binge, I can sadly say that I may not feel "full"...

Today, I had about 1000 calories and I feel STUFFED. I am very full and had to force myself to eat a can of sardines because I didn't even want it. When I say I feel stuffed, I mean I have the feeling I get when I binge on a large pizza, full order of wings with ranch, chips, and some sweets (shame on me, I know).

But right now, I have absolutely no desire to binge. At all!

I don't think this is too much of a bad thing since I'm trying to lose about 8 pounds. I think I've been brainwashed to think that "1200 at least" is something I should strive for. I know someone is going to talk about metabolism slowing down, but eating just felt displeasurable because of how full I felt.

The only thing different about today is that I tried pastured half and half for the first time, ever. I had a lot...I say 200 calories worth of the creamer. I felt pretty full for a while, but still ate eggs and vegetables, seed mix, a banana, and then a can of sardines in spring water. Did I have too much fat? Should I cut down to avoid feeling sluggish?

Could today's binge-free success really be because of the creamer? Or is it just a coincidence and I had a little more self-control today? I've just never felt so full before so early on in the day. I feel like I could probably even cut down to 900 cals tomorrow because of today.

Does anyone else have days where you feel "too full" on paleo?

EDIT..

Nevermind, I'm binging right now. I want to cry so bad. I did fine all day. But then I had to babysit late and staying up is a big trigger for me.

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on March 27, 2012
at 02:29 AM

Yes, for many people it's a journey (myself included). It took me about 4 months before I was about 95% paleo. I had honestly never really imagined I would adhere so much to paleo, but through the transition I figured out that I was gluten intolerant, corn intolerant and dairy intolerant (and who knows what else I'll figure out in the future!). So my dietary intolerances have almost forced me to adhere much more closely to paleo. But it took a while to sort all that out. Good luck in your journey! :)

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on March 25, 2012
at 03:29 AM

+1 - it was a long, gradual process, but my tendencies towards binging are disappearing as well.

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on March 25, 2012
at 02:00 AM

Yes, thank you so much. I can binge on anything, BUT grains, legumes and sugars are my weakest points. Wheat..eek! If I eat one triscuit, I'll eat the whole box and then move on to cereal, etc.:( I'm glad paleo helped you with binging. I hope that my half-attempts at paleo before are heading towards a more committed version.

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Dc0b6400ec0a34615510f4e01cedab28

on March 25, 2012
at 01:50 AM

I found the longer I was on paleo, the less I felt like binging. Wheat (and other grains, I believe) is an appetite stimulant, so when you cut it out, then your appetite will decrease. I no longer have any desire to binge. I used to think I had a psychological problem, but now I just know it was wheat and grains messing with my system.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on March 25, 2012
at 03:29 AM

+1 - it was a long, gradual process, but my tendencies towards binging are disappearing as well.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on March 25, 2012
at 02:00 AM

Yes, thank you so much. I can binge on anything, BUT grains, legumes and sugars are my weakest points. Wheat..eek! If I eat one triscuit, I'll eat the whole box and then move on to cereal, etc.:( I'm glad paleo helped you with binging. I hope that my half-attempts at paleo before are heading towards a more committed version.

Dc0b6400ec0a34615510f4e01cedab28

(385)

on March 27, 2012
at 02:29 AM

Yes, for many people it's a journey (myself included). It took me about 4 months before I was about 95% paleo. I had honestly never really imagined I would adhere so much to paleo, but through the transition I figured out that I was gluten intolerant, corn intolerant and dairy intolerant (and who knows what else I'll figure out in the future!). So my dietary intolerances have almost forced me to adhere much more closely to paleo. But it took a while to sort all that out. Good luck in your journey! :)

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