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    my brain is messed up...i have this intense urge to eat ALLL THE TIME! i already eat 5 meals a day they arent huge portions but still good solid amounts of protein and fat at each meal and physically im full but mentally i feel this need to eat more and more its ridiculous...i think it might be because ive always been really skinny and for years ive forced myself to eat and eat and now since ive made these huge changes to my diet going primal its been really tough i cant really snack on anything..just so everyone knows i cant eat nuts i have intestinal issues still healing up and when i eat nuts i bloat like mad and i see it all in the toilet loll is there any primal snacks that are good for nutrition and also as a good boost for training? i suppose this is kind of 2 questions in one cuz i dont know what to do to stop being so mentally hungry!

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    I get "mentally hungry" when I am bored. I have to stop and remind myself that I am not really hungry, just bored. It can be hard sometimes.
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    • #3
      i'm sometimes like this, too - emotional eating and i go way back, and it's taken a LONG time for me to figure out true hunger vs. emotional hunger. starting primal was totally a mental battle for me because even though i was feeling full and happy, it took awhile to get over feeling "deprived" because i couldn't eat certain foods. it eventually got easier, but it did take awhile.

      anyway, to answer your snack question...jerkey is good if you can find a good brand. i also do liver pate (or tuna salad, egg salad, etc.) and eat it with celery or as a lettuce wrap...TONS of nutrition packed in there, and i find you can only eat so much before you're satisfied. stephen from whole health source has a good pate recipe that doesn't taste too "liver-y" if that bothers you.

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      • #4
        I drink water for this. Seriously, I drink until I'm bloated and I'll do it again five minutes later. Some days I'm truly not hungry for hours on end, but other days when I'm stressed or bored I just seek intestinal stimulation. Water does it without much harm. My kidneys might be a little on edge but they haven't told me so yet!
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        • #5
          How long have you been primal? If the answer is less than a month, keep giving your body what it needs.

          However, you admit this is a mental problem, not a physical one. Shift your mental habits towards eating. You need to do this.

          A 24-hour fast might be what you need (it worked for me) to lessen your dependence on snacking and teach you the difference between physically hungry and mentally hungry.

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          • #6
            Stuff yourself with protein at breakfast.

            Snacking is not good. Messes with leptin and insulin. You should be able to eat no more than three meals per day and be perfectly comfortable between
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            • #7
              I agree that you need to get the snacking cut down as much as possible, meals are a much better idea! However, when you DO need snacks, Mark did a massive rundown of good options here in a blog post.

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              • #8
                I get mentally hungry too, especially if I'm just sitting at the computer (doubly so if I'm doing homework!). I make sure I eat a big, filling breakfast, and try to have some eggs pre-boiled so I can grab those if I get the urge. Much better than the bread that's still in the house... at least if there are eggs available, I'll jump for those first!

                I also make sure to drink lots of water, and if nothing else is working, I'll just grab a handful of nuts - the key, though, is to leave the bag in the kitchen... I gotta get the motivation to walk all the way over there first before I get more!

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                • #9
                  Jerky when you have the "nibbles" or hard boiled eggs. Or thin sliced flank steak cooked crisp in coconut oil, use this to scoop up fresh guacamole. Nibble on bacon, or hard cheese...I really get the "crunchy" cravings if I have beer, so clearly I avoid, unless it's an all out "F*ck it" moment!
                  Do NOT try to fast until you are satiated after each meal. I used to fast when I was mostly "veg" and it was brutal, blood sugar swings, etc...now, I eat until I am full, and then will not eat until I am hungry..truly hungry, not shaky or "need to eat now hungry"...truly tummy empty, digestion happy hungry. (HUGE DIFFERENCE!) I trust my body's signals these days (for the most part, sometimes I eat shit because I WANT to) but I have broken free of the "schedule". Feels great to eat 2500 cals..and not eat for 24-36 hours until I really want (need to) to again. Or to break it up into smaller meals throughout the day..Grok ate what he could, WHEN he could, and our metabolisms are messed up because we have "scheduled" feeding times, which were obviously, historically opportunistic. Sorry for the randomness, it's 2 am on the east coast and my hubby's laptop sucks! LOL

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                  • #10
                    I come from a similar background. Used to be skinny, ate lots of carbs all day, every day. Also got intestinal inflammations from eating birdseed all my life. I would be used to eating all the time.
                    Then I noticed that I kept doing it (eating all day) on the primal diet and someone said eating three meals a day is better.
                    So I stopped and just stuck with 3 big meals a day. There is no magic trick. You just stop it and stick to three meals.
                    Keep the saturated fat and mono unsaturated fats up for your energy needs. Your body will heal and adjust.
                    If you really need something. Drink a glass of herb thee or a small piece of fat (butter, coconut, olives) and keep it at that.
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                    • #11
                      I'm fasting daily, from Monday to Friday. When the weekend comes, the social gatherings put their pressure and everything changes, at least for me: starting with breakfasts, snacks, etc. Once I ate a snack, I want to snack all day. Quite the opposite with the fasting: it is quite easy to fast 12-14 hours from midnight to lunch, and if I resist the REAL hunger that comes after that, I just cruise to the dinner at 7-8 PM and the results are there. So give it a try.

                      Somehow I think it's like the addictive substances (smoking, drinking, etc.) - once started (snacking/eating), it's hard to stop if there's food around.
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                      • #12
                        I had continual hunger issues, the way I found to solve it was to eat on a condensed window (4 hours) for a while. At first it is hard but you adapt.

                        Another way is to eat only blandly prepared food, so you know your eating for calories and not for pleasure.

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                        • #13
                          well the thing is ive already fasted for 5 days once because i developed alot of intestinal inflammation so i know i can handle not eating! but the moment i do eat its like a burning need in my brain haha i do also eat alot but its every 3 and a half hours about if i would only eat 3 meals i think id go ape shit im usually up at 6:30-7am and bed at 10 thats 15 hrs to eat only once every 5 hrs would be tantamount to commiting suicide in my mind lol i dont want to fast ive never had a weight issue ive always been really UNDERWEIGHT(ya im a rare breed on here) lol so unless i have some point like healing my tummy i feel no need to fast i dont want to lose more weight

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                          • #14
                            well, I actually do snack a lot since I'm home for the summer right now. I am also skinny, but if I know that I already got a good amount of fat, protein, calories and I just want to munch on stuff I eat raw veggies. I eat A LOT of veggies, mostly: cauliflower, brocolli and mushrooms, all with the "Land o' Lakes" Seasonings, such as the butter flavor, white cheddar, and sour cream and union. it's AWESOME haha. you can find the flavoring in the spice isle or with the popcorn

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                            • #15
                              I go for dry roasted almonds or pistachios.

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