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  • Any ideas for helping dairy cravings?

    I seem to be using cheese as a way to avoid actually cooking the meat and veggies I should be eating. But it is sooooooo yummy. Aside from only letting myself have cheese ON veggies, what are some ways you've reduced dairy?

    Sugar was actually a fairly easy craving to overcome once I started eating enough fat. I'd like that sort of solution not willpower based ones.

    Right now, I even eat my scrambled eggs with cream cheese.

    I don't know if I actually have a problem with dairy, but I do know I need more meat and that dairy is holding me back from that.

  • #2
    I did Whole 30 and it helped me cut back on dairy. Now I just crave heavy cream & greek yogurt
    --Trish (Bork)
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    • #3
      Eugh. Glad to hear it helps though. Do you remember when things stopped tasting weird without cheese?

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      • #4
        Took me 6 months of primal before I was strong enough to quit dairy. It's been 7 days. First 4 days I had massive withdrawal symthomps but I've been fine since. I still eat ghee. Mac nuts and primal bark makes for a nice replacement. Or even sea salt on your veg/omelette. I also love chopped onion in my omelets.

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        • #5
          No tips from me, as I am struggling big time with it. Prob is, its always combined with coffee, which is what is so hard to give up Tomorrow I am going cold turkey, my husband will be home, which will help. Last time I went cold turkey the withdrawals were so bad, and I was useless for 4 days, so I quit.

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          • #6
            y not make grass fed cheeseburgers best of both worlds... grind up some mushrooms and throw them in the mix too.
            "Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt." -- William Shakespeare

            my weight loss story...
            started @400+pounds
            CW: 191lbs 15%BF
            PB: 158lbs 10%BF 33in waist
            UD2(6 weeks): 168lbs 9%BF 31in waist
            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread39123.html

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
              No tips from me, as I am struggling big time with it. Prob is, its always combined with coffee, which is what is so hard to give up Tomorrow I am going cold turkey, my husband will be home, which will help. Last time I went cold turkey the withdrawals were so bad, and I was useless for 4 days, so I quit.
              I'm currently struggling with this. But may have found the solution. Check out the "bullet-proof coffee" thread. Totally satisfies the craving for coffee with cream.. something I haven't been able to shake until recently.

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              • #8
                but it has 2 tbs of butter. so it still has dairy.
                "Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt." -- William Shakespeare

                my weight loss story...
                started @400+pounds
                CW: 191lbs 15%BF
                PB: 158lbs 10%BF 33in waist
                UD2(6 weeks): 168lbs 9%BF 31in waist
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread39123.html

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Chochobo View Post
                  but it has 2 tbs of butter. so it still has dairy.

                  Grass-fed butter is significantly different, though.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sapphire_chan View Post
                    Eugh. Glad to hear it helps though. Do you remember when things stopped tasting weird without cheese?
                    I've never had that problem. Food has always tasted fine to me, cheese just garnished it. Whole 30 made me have a tummy ache whenever I ate cheese again, but I'm okay on fattier stuff like cream & greek yogurt.
                    --Trish (Bork)
                    TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                    http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                    FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      so theres a difference between grass fed butter and grass fed cream?
                      "Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt." -- William Shakespeare

                      my weight loss story...
                      started @400+pounds
                      CW: 191lbs 15%BF
                      PB: 158lbs 10%BF 33in waist
                      UD2(6 weeks): 168lbs 9%BF 31in waist
                      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread39123.html

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                      • #12
                        It took me 1.8 years of primal eating to quit dairy.
                        My dairy was all RAW though, the day I started primal. I indulged in 2-3 gallons of raw dairy (from goats) each week for 1.8 years straight, with no break.
                        Then, one day...I started feeling repulsed by it...it was at the end of summer, beginning of fall when the goats started to dry up and produced less desirable milk. I could taste it, and it digested differently in my gut.
                        I decided to take advantage of this feeling I had in my gut and did a 30 day challenge, NO dairy!

                        Omg, I dropped 8 lbs instantly, my 'second skin' fell off of me like a gown. I could finally feel my ribs and my waist slimmed down.
                        I have never been off milk my entire life, I was raised on Ersatz milk as a baby and been on store milk (the worst kind) my entire life, with no break, ever, not even a day. I started primal at age 39...turning 41 in a couple weeks.

                        The body composition between being on dairy or not is like night and day. Energy level goes up. Brain fog goes away. The extra 5-10 lbs drop.

                        I've been off of dairy for about 8 weeks now and don't really want to get back on it when spring starts and I dread that phone call that the raw milk is ready...
                        I have no idea how to tell my local farmer that I don't want it anymore, since I made such a big deal out of it at the beginning that I NEED it!
                        My body is nutritionally filled so it seems and the cravings for milk have completely vanished. Milk was a nice alternative to unhealthy carbs, and it was this raw milk that made it possible for me to not fall off the wagon. But, it's time to say good-bye.
                        Maybe, you're still lacking something that dairy supplies and you're not quite 'filled up' yet and completely healed...give it time.
                        Last edited by Issabeau; 12-16-2011, 11:32 AM. Reason: typo

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                        • #13
                          I'm currently doing the Whole 30 so no dairy for me. One of the reasons why I decided to do the Whole 30 was because I was eating cheese and drinking kefir for lunch instead of making something. I also found myself drinking supermarket milk with dinner, which I really thought I would just never drink again. Also, at night time, I would only have my berries with cream. It started off as a little cream and just became more and more. I'm sure I was not helping my weight loss with that delicious concoction. Dairy is just so good.

                          Post Whole 30 my plan is to bring back butter and cream to cook with, since I don't have a problem with those, and not worry about cheese if it's an ingredient in something I happen to consume outside of my house. Other than that, no drinking milk/kefir and no snacking on cheese.

                          Anyway, I'd say just cut it out. Like you mentioned it is holding you back from cooking meat. Again, I had the same problem and now that I literally cannot rely on it for food, it is truly not a big deal to go and make something else to eat.

                          Like you said, you want something that is not willpower based. Well the great thing about making a commitment to not eating certain things is you make the decision once, and just live with it. It still takes some will power but infinitely less than if you do not make the commitment. At least that that has been my experience with dairy.

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