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  • #16
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    I agree, wine is your friend when it comes to the alcohol, or aged spirits over ice


    I know for me Eggs and bacon are my saving grace. As long as you aren't buying the high priced(albeit much better) brand of eggs they are super cheap. Even a dozen pasture raised all natural thing of eggs here is only 3.50. 3 eggs a meal and you have a really cheap source of great protein, add in some bacon for the fat and wallah!


    Also, i agree that if someone is going to buying your meal you might just want to eat it, i've been doing this for around 8 months now and those every once in a while free meals have yet to kill me or slow my weight loss progress down.


    I like the "im allergic to gluten" excuse the best. Although ive never had to use it before luckily.

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    • #17
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      Ah! Love all the feedback!! Most of the naysayers are fraternity boys that say "your not fat, you don't need to be on a diet" but thankfully, along with going primal, my mindset has been changed! I no longer want to eat a certain way to lose weight... I genuinely want to be healthy! I am learning to love my body enough to want to nourish it properly! I figure that if I start as a college student, it will be easier for me to make healthy choices for the rest of my adult life!

      I love that there are so many other college students! It's really encouraging... and I definitely can relate to the bacon and eggs comments... I eat SO MANY EGGS because they are SO cheap! Trader Joes has been a life saver as far as produce but other than eggs, the occasional chicken breast and whey protein shakes.. I'm struggling to find other cheap(ish) proteins. Any thoughts? Is it a terrible thing to be eating so many eggs?

      I know this may sound cheesy, but I pretty much LOVE Marks Daily Apple... I look forward to browsing it every day! And this forum is great!

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      • #18
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        Lately I've been buying pork shoulder (Boston butt) and throwing it in the slow cooker with some liquid smoke and salt. It's usually very cheap (1.50/lb or less if on sale) and very delicious! Also really easy. Just toss it in there and ~8 hours later you have pounds of delcious fatty meat.

        I used to worry about eating too many eggs, but now I can go through 5 or 6 a day and not feel bad about it. Remember, eating cholesterol doesn't raise your cholesterol; your liver will just produce less if you eat more.

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        • #19
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          Aw you basically just voiced exactly how I feel! I wouldn't worry about the eggs. I eat like, three a day, and copious amounts of coconut oil (I speacial order a huge jar from Nutiva for 22 bucks from amazon, it lasts a loooong time. Plus I use it as skin moisturizer). I eat tons of leafy greens and salad shrimp, too.

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          • #20
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            I eat about 3 or 4 a day too... Usually for dinner! Salad shrimp? Is that different than normal shrimp?


            I'll have to check out the Coconut Oil on Amazon! I bought a small jar recently so I could start using it more but I am still having a little bit of a hard time with the "eating fat DOESN'T make you fat" AHH haha, it's definitely a leap of faith! This is only my 5th day of primal so I haven't really seen a physical difference but I have noticed an increase (small) in my energy levels! I haven't started the exercise thing (besides yoga 3 times a week) but I was wondering if that made a big difference for any of you??

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            • #21
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              1. I love exercise and wouldn't be able to enjoy college life without it. All the homework and stress that goes along with it needs some way to get out.


              2. If i eat eggs I eat like 9 or so, with a whole bunch of cheese and some peppers and meat or whatever else i have on hand. I sometimes skip my eggs because I dont have time in the morning to cook. Like today I didn't eat breakfast and had cottage cheese for lunch. I think at our young age most people could eat whatever they wanted, so i wouldn't worry about it too much. But you did say something that I really agree with. Building good habits now will pay off later in life. It's important to learn to control how/when/what we eat.

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              • #22
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                I'm with vonterschpe about exercise- I used to run Cross country in high school, so shaking off the CW that chronic cardio isn't great has been hard for me... so I still do it occasionally (maybe twenty minutes twice a week or so at most). I do yoga once a week, too, and friggin love it. I'd get so stressed out if I couldn't exercise often.


                Salad shrimp are just littler- I prefer them because you buy them frozen, rinse them for five minutes in cold water, and they're good to go as a salad topping. Not as satisfying as grilling regular shrimp, but hey, I'm lazy.

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                • #23
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                  You don't even have to cook it? That's amazing! I'm definitely going to look for them!


                  I ran cross country during my senior year of high school! I was definitely not a star runner but it was fun Recently I just can't find the motivation to do anything hardcore so this was perfect for me! I'm walking more and more and plan on starting to lift and do sprints


                  I have absolutely no patience to use Fitday.com... is it terrible that I'm not closely monitoring how many grams of carbs I eat a day? I don't really eat a ton and it's basically just meat, eggs, almonds, and veggies (with the occasional fruit). What do you guys do?

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                  • #24
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                    It's not even hard anymore after it all becomes habit. Luckily most of the kids I grew up with im going to college with so they don't say anything about eating habits.


                    And the results speak for themselves as far as people asking questions. There's really no good tips on drinking... drinking is drinking haha, Telling a girl to stick to hard alcohol on here isn't the greatest advice haha


                    You'll notice once you start having more energy and just being more happy in general drinking is an easy decision.

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                    • #25
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                      I actually prefer NOT to drink, unless I'm having a glass of red wine after dinner, so this is pretty much the perfect excuse! Now that I know what the alcohol does to my insulin levels, I'd much rather not make my body go through that

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                      • #26
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                        Oh well then this will be an easy transition, college or not!

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                        • #27
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                          I'm 20 and a dancer who goes to college part time and I can tell you first hand that this lifestyle change was a pain in the ass. I suppose it's all about what you want. At first I would try to strictly stick to the diet and it would leave my mind obsessing about food which then killed my social life and everything that went along with it. Figuring out a way that works for you is key. It's taken me several attempts but I do know this, my actions speak much louder than my words. I'll look in the fridge and find out that my roommate bought the same food I did, or at work i'll see other dancers trying the same exercises I'm doing. Just do yo thang and things will start to fall into place.

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                          • #28
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                            If you're looking for more protein sources, TJ's has a great selection of canned fish. Just make sure to get the ones canned in the right oils or just water. Make sure there is no soybean or canola oil with the fish. Ground beef is a stable for me. It's the cheapest source of grass-fed beef I can get. It takes a bit of eating to get used to the goodness of saturated and animal fats, but they're your best friend when it comes to staying healthy!


                            On exercise: walk everywhere you can.

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                            • #29
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                              alexrl89: "Just do yo thang"


                              ...Words to live by.

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                              • #30
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                                I'm also in college. Most of my housemates used to assert that I was killing myself by not eating grains. Ironic. After a few weeks they stopped, perhaps noticing that I have way more vitality and haven't been sick since I dropped the carbs.


                                If you stick with the diet for a few weeks it becomes way easier. Once you get accustomed to ketosis you'll have way more energy and feel healthier. And when you feel good, it's easy to ignore the people who criticize the diet. Plus, once you get a good grasp of your food options you can be more creative with your meals. It really makes cooking a lot of fun, with the ever-so satisfying effect of good health.

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