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Thread: Any way to duplicate sugar satisfaction?

  1. #11
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    Roast pork belly. Bliss without the high
    Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

    Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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    Mar 2012
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    The only sensation that comes remotely close is the first sip of coffee in the morning.
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    Roasted chicken wings. Pork straight from the oven, with chilli/chocolate and sea salt. The fat from the said pork.

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    Jan 2012
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    It's not food but during the first hour right after a Crossfit WOD (or any other super intense exercise) I feel better than what I used to feel right after a sugar/chocolate overdose... I guess I am a different kind of addict now

  5. #15
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    Jun 2011
    Calgary, AB
    Runner's high is pretty close. Doesn't have to come from running, just any intense exercise that lasts over 20 min. It's hard to start sometimes, but that release of pleasure hormones is awesome.

    I would also recommend trying hot peppers. I find that the Master Cleanse lemonade sans sweetener, with hot water, lemon and cayenne pepper often brings in a happy energetic feeling. Experimenting with various hot peppers can help you find the pepper that will just release the pleasure hormones without triggering too much pain.

    Fruit, particular after a few years of enforced avoidance and restrictions is a huge lovely thing. For me it's apples and grapefruits rather than bananas (never liked 'em). Also, if you bake sweet potato, and make a souffle out of it with egg white with cinnamon and vanilla in a micro (I whip it in a Magic Bullet), it is so sweet, it's almost disgusting, but tastes wary.

    Baby carrots and baby tomatoes have a way of being mood-lifting and bliss-inspiring.

    Raw unpasteurized honey packs a hit of sweetness so powerful that a tablespoon is likely to send you in a coma of happy. I would not mix it with yogurt, because it reduces the impact.

    Some people experience the highs from nuts and some - from coconut oil and peanut butter/other nut butter (yes, peanuts are legumes, and all that jazz, but really).
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    10 burpees give me an amazing endorphin rush, for very little time and effort

    In food, I second the Greek yogurt and honey suggestion (add cinnamon too - YUM.)

    Although personally I think the sugar phobia is overblown.
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

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  7. #17
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    Feb 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaHorse View Post
    Pork straight from the oven, with chilli/chocolate and sea salt. The fat from the said pork.
    This sounds super tasty, any particular cut of pork? And are you making a rub with cocoa powder, chili and salt?

    I'd prefer this to sugar any day.

  8. #18
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    Nov 2011
    Santa Barbara
    Intense exercise or pain will do it. A tattoo for an example of pain. Now you know why some people have so many of them. Exercise is cheaper and more easily repeatable. It has to be exercise that is NOT FUN while you are doing it. Now you know why sugar is easier.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    Sugar is as satisfying as sex so essentially I am having sex all day long. Good to know. Thanks, Paleobird.
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