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  • #61
    You guys are making me so excited for Friday, when I can officially start!
    I have some Kerrygold to polish off, it'll go into mashed cauliflower and BP coffee, and a first date at a wine bar to survive. Who the hell goes on a first date and doesn't drink anyway? That's like not having the cake at a funeral...
    “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi

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    • #62
      What are you guys eating that you get so obsessed with food? I mean..if you're already Primal, the only thing you're giving up is dairy, right? For me, all I had to do was switch to cooking in Coconut Oil rather than butter, and not drop cheese into my eggs and such.
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      • #63
        The only thing I did was ditch sugar and dairy and switch to ghee instead of butter. I'm not obsessing... but I think others might be b/c a 30 day challenge signals "diet with extreme restrictions" in some minds. that might be why they're obsessing - their minds are fixated on what they're giving up... maybe?? they're losing their 20% flexibility which might be the big issue for some.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • #64
          Originally posted by SophieScreams View Post
          You guys are making me so excited for Friday, when I can officially start!
          I have some Kerrygold to polish off, it'll go into mashed cauliflower and BP coffee, and a first date at a wine bar to survive. Who the hell goes on a first date and doesn't drink anyway? That's like not having the cake at a funeral...
          Sophie I went on a first date and didn't drink and even skipped the bread (which looked/smelled great). She was an amazing woman and we had a great time. My lack of bread eating / drink actually made a great conversation starter. She was impressed with the success I'd had. Just don't go overboard jawing about it as I've noticed some people's eyes will glaze over quickly :P
          -Chuck

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          • #65
            Thanks for all the suggestions.

            I forgot to mention I need *easy*. When I first went primal a couple years ago, I spent so much time in the kitchen. And I tried recipes for primal ketsup and bbq, and too much work and so-so results. And my schedule is extremely full. But grilling up onions and garlic I can handle. I also thought of the fresh salsa at Trader Joe's. I think it has only real ingredients. Some of that poured over my burger, a few slices of avocado, and a squeeze of fresh lime - I don't think I would get sick of that for awhile!

            I just ordered 64 1/4 lb frozen grass-fed organic burgers from Costco. I am totally burned out on chicken lately.

            I'm mentally getting ready, and I'm going to see if DH will do it with me. He's not primal, so it would be a much bigger challenge for him. We just got back from a week at Disney with the kids and lots of indulging, so he might be interested...

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            • #66
              Are there any details about food group ratios or how often to eat that can be found for free, or do I need to get the book? I saw someone mention eating every four hours.

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              • #67
                Never mind - just found the Meal Planning pdf - which gives some basic guidelines

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                • #68
                  I haven't seen the Whole30 Success Guide, if that's what you're referring to. I was wavering on whether or not to purchase it but after searching around, the consensus I came to was that it wasn't worth the $39 (steep for a pdf download in my opinion), especially if you already knew/followed the paleo lifestyle. I take all of my info specifically for Whole30 off of their current "version" link, which in our case is here: The Whole30® Program | Whole9 | Let us change your life. . I'll put the link in the first post of the thread as well for others.

                  I don't believe there is anything specific about how often you eat. I know in the primal world the idea is usually to follow what your body tells you (i.e. eat when hungry, don't eat when not hungry). I've found that if I'm eating enough fat and protein, hunger usually won't be an issue for me.
                  -Chuck

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                  • #69
                    Minky do you mind sharing that pdf, if possible/legal (not sure exactly which pdf you're referring to).
                    -Chuck

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                    • #70
                      Thanks!

                      I also found this http://whole9life.com/book/ISWF-Shopping-List.pdf and this http://whole9life.com/book/ISWF-Meal...g-Template.pdf for free
                      It does say to eat 3 meals and don't skip breakfast. I never eat breakfast so that will be a big change for me. I am not hungry when I wake up.

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                      • #71
                        Minky, in It Starts with Food, it says that even if you're not hungry for breakfast, you need to eat anyway - within an hour of waking. Not being hungry is a sign that your leptin and cortisol are goofy. They say that eating within an hour of waking will help to reset your leptin and cortisol cues, which helps dial in other hormones. I'll see if I can find the passage in the book and post it.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • #72
                          Great resources Minky! I will add those to the first post as well. I also find it hard to make myself eat breakfast sometimes. But when I time it, it really only adds about 15-20 minutes tops for me to get the pan out and cook up some scrambled eggs and eat them. I'll even do other stuff like get dressed while the pan is heating up. Another good tip is to cook a large batch of eggs ahead of time and just reheat in the morning. Scrambled eggs keep surprisingly well in the fridge!
                          -Chuck

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                          • #73
                            Ok they call breakfast "meal 1". the only reason for doing that is so that you don't fall into the trap of believing and eggs and bacon are only for breakfast and steaks are only for dinner.

                            Here's the passage on "meal 1".

                            "As for Meal 1, don't put it off for too long, even if you're not hungry. If you're not hungry first thing in the morning, that tells us that your hormones are off. And one of the best ways to get those hormones back in line is to eat something in the morning, when it's biologically appropriate.

                            Ideally, eat Meal 1 within an hour of waking. It doesn't matter whether you wake at 6 a.m. for your day job or 3 p.m. for shift work - wake, then eat*. This is important.

                            Remember, leptin has a daily rhythm tied to your eating schedule. Which means that if you start eating too late in the day, your entire leptin pattern can be thrown off. Which means that at night, when leptin should be high, it won't be. And cortisol, correlated with leptin dysfunction, will tend to make you crave more food. usually not the good kind, either. Which means that you'll be prowling through your pantry or freezer after dinner looking for a snack. Which leads to more hormonal disruption." pg 185-185.

                            "*If you exercise shortly after waking, your schedule will look a little different. We'll cover additional recommendations for fueling higher activity levels in Chapter 21."


                            I haven't read chapter 21 yet, so I don't have anything to share regarding that little bit of info at the end.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                              Minky, in It Starts with Food, it says that even if you're not hungry for breakfast, you need to eat anyway - within an hour of waking. Not being hungry is a sign that your leptin and cortisol are goofy. They say that eating within an hour of waking will help to reset your leptin and cortisol cues, which helps dial in other hormones. I'll see if I can find the passage in the book and post it.
                              Thanks! I will definitely try it for 30 days. I can always go back to my primal IF type eating, if that seems to work better for me. But it's been such a struggle to get my weight down, I am interested in trying something different! I am about 15 lbs overweight and 44 y/o female. I just started adding the prison cell workout to my routine, in addtion to already doing lots of walking. Still need to add a sprint day, too. I would really love to be lean instead of so pudgy!

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                              • #75
                                I'm in!! I have been getting off track with cheese and butter and know if I cut it out and just focus on whole paleo foods I can lose this last 10# most of which this month and hopefully get my sleep back to normal as well.
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