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  • #16
    Hey Pudpud!
    Nice to see you hanging in there. I also love the feeling of being fully satiated without being totally stuffed. I find that when I do start to backslide into the sugary grain filled diet I used to "enjoy" it is that stuffed gross feeling that brings me back to primal again. Grok on!
    “There are only two options regarding commitment, You’re either in or your out. There’s no such thing as life in between.” – Anonymous

    "Das Beste oder nichts" - Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler

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    • #17
      Yep! Sardines are fab! I also have packets of nuts everywhere and I love a pot of pickled mussels! They're ugly as sin but taste like the seaside and are very nutritious! Yum! I'll look into the L glut amine suggestion. Have heard others say similar! Thanks for your suggestions! Hope all is going well in your primal world!

      Thanks sarasue and primal primate! I didn't really realise anyone would be reading my waffle! It's fab to know others are out there fighting the same demons and winning! And offering support to little ole moi!

      I'm totally back on it! Having ham, cucumber and a little cheese for breakfast, have got a beef casserole in the slow cooker, and snacks to take with me whilst out christmas shopping today! Groktastic!!!!
      Last edited by Pudpud; 12-19-2012, 12:22 AM.

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      • #18
        Well, I've back tracked. I'm going back to the school of thought that when I go cold turkey re. Sugar/sweet stuff I feel very deprived and BINGE!!!! On whatever I can get my hands on. So today I have had a tiny spot of stevia in my herbal teas, a handful of chocolate covered raisins but have managed to avoid an all out binge. And I feel much better for it! I'd say I've been over 95% primal over the course of the day. Though saying that I do feel a little bloated this evening so I guess there are still imrovements to be made. I feel that the pressures off a bit since I decided that this is life time thing, not just to lose weight but to feel and BE much more healthy! I'm going to continue to make small changes until they add up to one massive transformation! I'm going to keep on grokking!

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        • #19
          I don't think Stevia should be considered a binge item. There are some who eschew artificial sweeteners but I am not one of them. I probably have 2 packets of saccharine a day in coffee and tea, and sometimes drink diet soda also. I have heard repeatedly that artificial sweeteners can negatively impact weight loss, and that may be true, but if I try to make to my "diet" too austere, I will not enjoy it and then there is a high risk that I will give up completely. I ate a lot of nuts and cheese when I first started PB, and eventually stopped wanting them. I also ate an apple every day in the beginning. Now, I eat an apple maybe two or three times per week. I ate one today and it was like candy...so good! I think I will eventually give up the artificial sweetener, especially since I am starting to get away from coffee.
          There are waaay worse things than the occasional raisins and chocolate, IMHO.
          As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.

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          • #20
            My thoughts exactly Jennifla! I'm sometimes too hard on myself which does me no good at all in the long run! If I want to be able to stick with this forever then it needs to be do-able! And that means allowing myself a few things within reason that I consider really tasty. And I know from past experiences that tastes rapidly change when you cut the c&#p so I'm sure I'll be able to wean off things as and when I need to.

            A the moment I know I'm eating waaaaaaay too many calories. I'm not losing weight, but my focus at the moment is really entirely on controlling/eliminating the cravings and feeling better, less lathargic etc. I'm sure I'll find it easier to cut back on quantities once I'm in the swing and have dealt with the cravings.

            For breakfast this morning am having an entire tin of coconut milk with a small bar of 85% melted in! YUM!!!
            Last edited by Pudpud; 12-21-2012, 12:40 AM.

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            • #21
              One thing I have found very helpful in squashing sugar cravings, is to have a day or two of very-high-fat, as in the Atkins Fat Fast (1,000 Kcalories, 90% fat, 10% protein), except that when I am doing it for getting rid of cravings (rather than breaking a plateau, which is what he recommends it for) I don't worry about the 1,000 Kcalorie limit. I rarely eat much more than that, though, because fat fills you up. And after a bit, all you want is some meat and veg- the desire for sweet is GONE. (At least for me. But it is easy enough to try.)

              Glad to see you back at it, Pudpud. Good luck.

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              • #22
                Thanks for the tip Sabine! Can I ask what sort of things you would eat on a very high fat day?

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                • #23
                  Egg salad with one white and three yolks, and mayo.
                  Liverwurst or liver pate.
                  Macadamia nuts.
                  Whipped cream.
                  Pork rinds with a sour cream or avocado dip.
                  Tunafish- or salmon- salad with 1/2 meat and double mayo.
                  Actual grilled fat from a steak and give the steak to my husband.
                  Liquid Fat Bomb (recipe on the recipe thread).
                  Celery sticks filled with cream cheese or almond butter(a little carby, but so good).

                  There are a recipe group and support thread for LCHF being started if you want to check them out for ideas. These are folk who are doing it as a regular plan, but they will have lots of good ideas.

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                  • #24
                    Wow thanks so much! Will definitely give that a go and let you know how it goes... And thanks for the pointer to the LCHF thread will check it out. Need all the help I can get right now!

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                    • #25
                      I'm on it today! Feeling slightly more like the ridiculous cravings and hunger are under a tenuous amount of control. I'm sure I have a long way to go but feel like I'm making some progress. And I have my primal/low carb crimbo all planned out... Lots of bacon and ham, roast leg of lamb, celeriac and swede mash, the good ole brussels, even got some primal desserts planned which include ice cream and a yummy looking cashew nut cheese cake! Nom mom nom!!!!

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                      • #26
                        Funny that I so associate feeling less bloated/slimmer with being hungry. I'm feeling less bulky today and I keep thinking that I should eat something, but actually this is the first day in a looooooong time that I could have easily skipped a meal or two. If it hadn't been for the fact that I have to feed my 19 month old I would have forgotten to eat at all today I think. I'm not quite ready to force IF on her just yet! Nice to finally feel that way after the last few days of knawing hunger and cravings! Credit to Sabine for the upping the fat thing!!! I haven't gone as hard core as you suggested but have increased the fat somewhat and I definitely feel fuller and more satisfied!

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                        • #27
                          Woo hoo! I totally nailed a social family gathering! Admittedly a lot of the catering was done by my primal mum, but there were lots of tasty things that I could have partatken of which would have done me no good at all, and I DIDN'T!!!! And I feel AWAKE!!! Now about to start prep for my Christmas primal pavlova! Nom nom!!!

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                          • #28
                            Have been practicing squatting. Not squats, actual squatting with feet flat on the floor. For some reason I've got it my head that I want to able to do this. If my feet are flat on the floor my body wants to make me fall backwards. So far I can manage about 30 seconds. I know this doesn't really class as exercise but its something that I can do to start with and take it from there. I like that this way of eating isn't like dieting and I also like the idea that exercise deosn't have to feel like working out!

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                            • #29
                              Well..... Looks like my addiction is still very much in control and getting the better of me....

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                              • #30
                                It's been a long time, what's been happening? Has your n=1 showed you anything useful?

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