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    Hello everyone. I am a newbie to this forum but not to eating primal. Unfortunately over the past few months, i've really slipped and to my shame I have been eating terrible foods, such as chips (big bags) and whatever else I fancy. I really have been just giving into my cravings without any regard for my health or how much those cravings will come back to haunt me.

    I really want to get back to my healthy way of eating, I love primal and I feel so good when I eat right. I don't know if it's a form of self-sabotage but just when things are going well for me, I fling myself off the wagon and I really don't want that to happen again because it's getting harder to get back up each time.

    I'm already struggling to think about this weekend and how I won't be able to have a big bag of chips as my reward.
    Hello to everyone and hopefully this time will be different.

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    get a potato

    bake it, broil it, roast it, boil it, fry it, whatever tickles your fancy

    add salt

    add whatever else you want on it

    enjoy
    beautiful
    yeah you are

    Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
    lol

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    • #3
      You can do it! Life is hard and eating crap only makes it harder. I imagine how good you will feel when you can wake up Monday morning knowing that you ate real, good foods all weekend! You'll do great!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Amylouk View Post
        Hello everyone. I am a newbie to this forum but not to eating primal. Unfortunately over the past few months, i've really slipped and to my shame I have been eating terrible foods, such as chips (big bags) and whatever else I fancy. I really have been just giving into my cravings without any regard for my health or how much those cravings will come back to haunt me.

        I really want to get back to my healthy way of eating, I love primal and I feel so good when I eat right. I don't know if it's a form of self-sabotage but just when things are going well for me, I fling myself off the wagon and I really don't want that to happen again because it's getting harder to get back up each time.

        I'm already struggling to think about this weekend and how I won't be able to have a big bag of chips as my reward.
        Hello to everyone and hopefully this time will be different.
        You also need to stop thinking of food as a reward. Go for a walk, read a book, go out with friends, or if you really need some food a nice bowl of berries and some dark chocolate...or a nice juicy lamb chop.
        Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
        PS
        Don't forget to play!

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        • #5
          Love that potato idea!!

          Thank you Jena.

          Yes you're right of course Dirlot - I shouldn't and wish I didn't think of food as a reward. Food growing up for us was a way our family bonded, it signified a treat/love etc. I always associate it with being nice to myself or my fiance. So it's hard to change that way of thinking. I love eating and cooking so making nice recipes isn't a problem however which is my one saving grace.

          Also, love the idea of a juicy lamb chop!

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          • #6
            I was very fond of chips also.... bacon and pork rinds help if I am struggling... good luck!

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            • #7
              Yep me too - loved chips, especially salty ones. Now I buy pork bellies or crackling, cut it up into bite sized pieces, and bake it until crispy. Once I have drained the fat off, and let it go cold, I salt it and put it in a tupperware container all set for my crunchy snacks !!!!
              best snack I have ever eaten !!!!!
              "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

              ...small steps....

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              • #8
                Chicken skins. When I make curry or stir fry with the thighs, I save the skins. That I put on a greased skin and season with whatever seasoning comes to mind - Old Bay, garlic salt, whatever. Put it in the oven at 350 and watch carefully so they don't burn. Very yummy and satisfying too!

                Pork rinds are good too.

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                • #9
                  yeah,
                  shit happens,
                  I'm just getting over my milkyway fix,
                  new day,,,
                  do over

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, I seem to go about 5 days pure primal followed by a carb crash. I'm fine in the day, every day but the pressure seems to build up from around 8pm every night. I think the solution is to go 21 days and reprogramme. I've not managed it yet.

                    What helps me, sometimes, is having lots of primal food around. Especially snacks like nuts and dried fruit and then something for smoothies, especially with a cup of cocunut cream. So you've always got something primal to eat when the cravings come. Also removing all the 'treats' helps remove the temptation, if you can. I can't unless I remove the kids and the veggie wife. Which might not be a bad idea.

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                    • #11
                      I'm ok about removing the temptation but I live in the city where the nearest store is a minute away. If I get a craving, it's easy to give in.

                      I LOVE the idea of the chicken skin. I love chicken skin, bacon etc. I read something recently about people loving crunchy things - it's because of salt. So perhaps it's salt that I've become addicted to in a way. Pork belly is also a great idea.

                      I'd love to hear from more chip addicts!

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                      • #12
                        I've been successful replacing my chip fix with peeled sliced cucumber in light balsamic or just pork rind !
                        My mother always told me " your just big boned "
                        I tell her there's no such thing as a fat skeleton !!!! Lol

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                        • #13
                          I'm doing a lot of reading right now getting myself more educated on the finer points of paleo and in doing so I have been researching recipes. I am getting a little overwhelmed by the amount of ingredients that I don't have in my cupboards and I'm feeling like this may end up getting quite expensive. Coconut flour, coconut oil, stevia, applesauce, I honestly don't know where to begin and I feel quite lost. I must sound very moany. I don't want to give up because I'm truly a fan of paleo and how I feel when i'm on it but I feel like I don't know where to begin.

                          Also I'm trying to stick to 1400 cals a day - I'm a female, 5 foot 4, 145 pounds - would this be ok for weight loss? Or should I be eating more/less?

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                          • #14
                            Eat the basics meat vegetables and water !! Also bacon is its own food group and can constitute as desert !
                            My mother always told me " your just big boned "
                            I tell her there's no such thing as a fat skeleton !!!! Lol

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                            • #15
                              Kale chips are amazing -- they definitely help my crunch/salt cravings.

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