Hey Abby, sorry to hear that primal's been so rough for you. It's definitely a lot harder when you don't have full control over your food environment. I don't know if this helps, but you mentioned always thinking about what you can't eat, the "no" list. What about making a "yes" list? Primal foods you can and love to eat. And when I say "yes" list, I mean an "OMFG YES!!!!!" list. Do you have any primal foods that just excite the hell out of you??? This may not work for you, but for me I found that binging on primal foods (not fruits though or nuts though) really helped. If you're going back and forth, your body just doesn't have time to fully adjust to primal and so the cravings remain. Binging on primal foods really helped me make the transition, and ironically has made me stop binging as my body has fully adjusted and the cravings are no longer as strong, plus I'm just eating stuff that fills me. The reason I suggest this is because you mentioned the eating to sometimes be lack of movement or habit... so maybe instead of fighting it, go with it but start new habits with new foods? Anyways just a thought. There's just so much insanely good primal food out there - there's gotta be something there that can match the psychological pleasure of sweets.
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