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  • #31
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    I'm definitely excited about expanding my cooking skills and having more energy grrr I feel like I'm dragging my feet all day! Can't wait to start experiencing REAL energy from PB!

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    • #32
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      College student, holla! Even though I've been tending towards this diet for quite some time and been fully on board for about a month and a half, my roommates (most of them in the athletic training major) still tell me I'm killing myself and I'm going to have a heart attack at 25. They've been brainwashed by CW college classes *sigh*. I fricken' love it, though!


      Lots of eggs and cheaper cuts of meat, for now, as I only work 20 hrs/week during the school year and still have rent/utilities/gas/insurance/etc. During the summer, though, I plan on getting myself a big ol' pack of grassfed beef (totally pumped for that!!!).


      Just two weeks ago I also gave up alcohol and I gotta say, I don't miss it one bit. I still go to all of the parties/bars when my friends do and I still have a blast (I don't need alcohol to be a wacky, crazy dude...believe me), have a LOT more money, and no longer have to deal with hangovers/wasted days. LOVE IT!

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      • #33
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        I get weird looks when they see that I'm using REAL coconut oil to fry any foods... they think some of the food that I have been buying is hippie. Haha.


        I have lost 10 lbs since January 19th when I started following a super strict, "weigh every single food you eat" sort of deal. I couldn't eat gluten or sugar (although they did allow for artificial sweeteners) but I also was advised to eat only low fat items... Needless to say, I was a little nervous about ballooning up once I started the PB with all it's fat, but so far I have already lost a pound!


        I definitely do NOT miss the hangovers... besides, my mom would be SO proud! haha

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        • #34
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          besides, my mom would be SO proud! haha

          LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL...


          Actually, ditto, my Mom has always been a teetotaler. Maybe a glass of wine here or there with a fancy meal, but for the most part, sober as a bird.


          they think some of the food that I have been buying is hippie. Haha.

          I've been called a hippy for most of my college years. Always been into eating healthy, do yoga, and been known to partake in certain consciousness-expanding...*substances*. I suppose it doesn't help that I rock a tie-died bandanna on occasion. haha

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          • #35
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            My mom gets tipsy off of a glass of wine.. it's great.

            I don't really mind if they think I eat strange food.. I think it's delicious! I'm actually surprised about my lack of cravings... I am almost concerned! am I going to get slammed with out of control cravings here soon... I'm being VERY WARY

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            • #36
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              DON'T GIVE IN! Honestly, I've hit a few spots where I've ingested some not-so-healthy items, but as of lately I've been very good about it. The more I think about what kind of damage I do to my body when I eat that crap, the less appealing it becomes to me. It also helps being on MDA daily for a little inspiration

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              • #37
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                So I have been tracking my food on Fitday... and my numbers are 15% Carbs, 62% Fat, and 23% protein and my calories for the day are 1349... what am I doing wrong? That fat intake is INSANE!

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                • #38
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                  I wouldn't say it's insane at all- in fact, I would say your calories are too low. Can I ask what you normally eat in a day?


                  Percentage wise, though, I think it looks good!

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                  • #39
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                    So today consisted of mostly fruits, nuts, and dairy which I realize is not ideal for PB... here is what I have had so far:


                    B: Whey Protein Shake with 1/2 cup mixed berries, 1/2 cup Lactaid milk, 1/4 cup coconut milk and a spoon of plain whole fat organic yogurt

                    L: 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 cup mixed berries, 8 almonds, and 6 macadamia nuts with cinnamon


                    I plan on having a BAS for dinner with 2 eggs (fried in coconut oil) for protein... When I originally put in the food on Fitday today I had planned on eating eggs for lunch instead of cottage cheese but I got pressed for time.


                    I would love to cut dairy out of my diet but I had just bought a bunch of different plain, whole fat dairy products before going primal and I definitely can't afford to throw them out. I had also bought a bunch of blueberries and strawberries that I don't want to go bad, but I should probably just cut them up and throw em in the freezer so I'm not eating so much fruit!


                    Any suggestions as to how I can improve? Other than cutting down on the dairy?


                    I also ran two miles... woo for my first workout (besides yoga) since cutting out all grains

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                    • #40
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                      Tara more important than cutting down on dairy would be to get some more protein in. From what I can tell you're only around 50 grams or so depending on how much whey and if there was meat in the BAS.


                      College + working out = good amount of demand on the body, so fuel it right. As far as carbs and fat go you're looking ok, those will improve themselves as you add calories or normalize the diet.

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                      • #41
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                        I'm a University student, and an unemployed one at that! If anyone can relate to the hardships of eating organic it would be me!


                        Not to mention I just moved here a few weeks ago and I have no idea where everything is! But I'll figure it out eventually... Yesterday I found duck fat! I was so ecstatic I bought it there and then but forgot to buy a steak :/ good one.


                        The hard part right now is to A) find a job B) to convince my mom to buy organic food.


                        Good luck with that, right?

                        "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
                        -Raymond Peat, PhD

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                        • #42
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                          I got the eating part down 70-90% depending on the week


                          But I'm not giving up drinking, even though I've reduced the quantity


                          Love beer too much, but moderation is key.. plus its my last year in college, so hey, whatever

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                          • #43
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                            I am a graduate student over here in California at San Diego State University. I discovered this site just recently also. Around the end of January I was researching Vibram Five Fingers and happened to make my way to this site. (I just bought a pair of VFF KSOs yesterday!) The day after I visited this site and started reading about the science of eating "primal", I made a complete and abrupt transition, which was easy because I had already been dieting for a week and was out of food. Maybe not a complete 100% transition, I like dark chocolate, cheese and beer/wine and will continue to consume in appropriate servings.


                            My roommate is a pescatarian, so we have completely different views on health and exercise (He runs for an 1h 30m a day pretty much 7 days a week). This leads to interesting encounters because we can harass each other and debate what is good or bad for us. I am surround by vegetarians and Mac users. (nothing against Mac users, it is just all the vegetarians I know hate PCs and love Macs)


                            The hardest part for me, and well, probably any college student is money for food. I think I spend the majority of my free income on food. And it doesn't help when visiting this site and ones like it because you find a lot of interesting recipes and I always run out and buy the ingredients. And primal ingredients aren't always the cheapest. But I think that will work out in the end. I think by transitioning to a primal diet I will end up eating less, but eating higher quality foods. Hopefully it will balance out in the bank also.

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                            • #44
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                              I'm a 3 month away from graduation college student. I live with my husband and his parents it's kinda weird when they cook dinner and I skip corn and the bread... but hey, I'm loading up on veggies and the meat!


                              So far, I've not been questioned, except for the fact that I quit drinking 6 cans of Mt. Dew a day and now only drink water.


                              But I just stick to my guns... When the weight comes off they won't say a word!

                              March 1st 2010: 308lbs | CW: 219lbs / 18.5%BF | New Goal: 16% BF
                              Male. 28. 6'4''. Currently working on them muscles and strength!

                              "My chest hair caught fire when I was fighting a bear with a flamethrower, how do I get my hair back? - Rivvin

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                              • #45
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                                I am also in college. I'm living off of a mealplan. Depending on what they have in the dining hall, it can be hard to get enough to eat. Though theres usually the salad bar to fall back on. And they usually serve some sort of meat. They also make omelets at breakfast. I get alot of omelets.


                                I completely abstain from drinking and drugs. Why would I want to fill my brain with harmful chemicals? I'm probably the only college student on campus who doesnt drink.

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