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  • #16
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    Raphael- Yes and no. They're a treat for sure, and something that I should be able to live without.


    I'm very, very self disciplined so even chocolate and red wine are a rare treat for me. Once a month, tops. I had been allowing myself a nightly glass of wine a couple weeks ago, but felt I was being to lax.


    Looking at my diet, I don't really think I have any actual "cheats." At worst, I eat chicken wings and bleu cheese, as I will have tonight. That usually happens about once a month also.

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    • #17
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      I agree with Raphael - A glass of wine and a small amount of good quality raw chocolate are good for you. I understand the discipline thing though. I'm kind of on again, off again with the wine and chocolate.

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      • #18
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        What's "raw" chocolate? I've never heard of that before. Now you tell me my chocolate ain't good! Grr..

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        • #19
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          Most chocolate has an alkalizing agent added to it to smooth out the color and flavor, but destroys a lot of the antioxidants in it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_process_chocolate

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          • #20
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            Pizza... And being surrounded by 8 year-olds, a hard thing to give up... McDonald&#39;s is second - I know, I know... So we just don&#39;t go and that makes it much easier... Third, Diet Coke... Yep, poison in a bottle but I just love the taste - I don&#39;t drink it anymore but when I see it, I do salivate...


            Am I in a confessional? Sure feels like it...

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            • #21
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              You can give up anything if you want to. This is a certified chocoholic speaking.

              You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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              • #22
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                I miss crunchy food..nothing specific but having no grains means not much crunches when I eat.


                I miss eating lots of fruit. I wasn&#39;t a big processed food person before Primal but ate most of my carbs from fruit easily eating 5-9 pieces/servings a day. I still eat fruit just not as much more berries and fewer bananas.


                Primal food tastes so good it is just getting used to skewing towards fat, meat and veggies.

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                • #23
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                  mseibel - ah, I see. I&#39;m familiar with the Dutch process.

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                  • #24
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                    BikerPike- Try making your own veggie chips. I made lots of them out of zucchini and yellow squash. They crunch wonderfully.

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                    • #25
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                      Or pork rinds or nuts... but then you&#39;ll get into a whole new addiction.

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                      • #26
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                        Two things: chips and chocolate (maybe just sugar in general). The chips are almost out the door so that should be OK. I gave up gluten grains a year and half before I found out about primal eating, and they were not really a problem at all. I have been pretty consistent about cutting out other grains as well. But I am having a heck of a time giving up the sugar. It&#39;s like a drug habit - I keep telling myself I won&#39;t eat it and I do anyway. It&#39;s truly a craving. Any suggestions?

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                        • #27
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                          my solution for those situations is to not have stuff that i&#39;ll eat too much of in the house. I went through a cranberry walnut gluten-free bread kick and I&#39;ve learned that if the ingredients are not in the house, I can&#39;t make it.

                          I grok, therefore I am.

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                          • #28
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                            Yeah, me too. As long as I don&#39;t have it in the house, I don&#39;t have a problem with it. But I really can&#39;t help it when it&#39;s in the fridge... like that peanut butter jar...

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                            • #29
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                              Yeah, I try to do that and what do I do when I go to the store? Buy M&Ms and chips. It&#39;s like a crack addict going to the drug dealer and not buying the crack.


                              Hi, my name is Laurie and I am a sugarholic...

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                              • #30
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                                LOL...trust me, I can vouch. I learned tonight that I can&#39;t have cocoa camino dark drinking chocolate in the house anymore. I came up with a wickedly delicious "primal coconut brownie" recipe. I guess I have to stay out of the kitchen as well as I&#39;m too creative when I have a little of everything hanging around.

                                I grok, therefore I am.

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