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  • #16
    Leftovers are awesome.

    Leftover rice reheated with a butter, cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar (yes I said sugar, ) if you must eat grains for breakfast.

    A banana and a handful of nuts.

    Hard boiled eggs.

    A can of tuna.

    *My obligatory intro

    There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day a cheat day, you're on a diet. Don't be on a diet. ~~ Fernaldo



    • #17
      I'm surprised you are still living. BFD. You ain't some cereal. "Plan better" ? Come on... life goes on. These forums are starting to get seriously annoying. If you want to eat some cereal everyone now and then, go for it.
      "The problem with quoting someone on the Internet is, you never know if it's legit" - Abraham Lincoln


      • #18
        Originally posted by andygt02 View Post
        Normally, I eat eggs for breakfast, but try as I might I always have days where I'm starving and I have to leave for work in 5 minutes. Sometimes I fast, and that doesn't always work out as it ends in me ordering a breakfast sandwich with my coffee. So what I do on days like this is grab a quick bowl of cereal. Sure, it's not primal, but it's a lot less harmful than a bacon, egg, and cheese croissant from Dunkin's. I count it as my 80%.

        What do you suggest as the most primal-like as far as breakfast cereals go? I'm leaning towards Special K, but I'd like to hear some other suggestions.
        I'm pretty sure you should count it in your 20%.

        Assuming that your whole thing is not having enough time to prepare something, here's some options:
        1. Ricies topped with fruit/cream/yoghurt/milk
        2. Fruit/nuts/cheese/jerky/pre-boiled eggs

        I don't understand how you can have time to eat a whole bowl of cereal but don't have time to microwave an egg or two though. It seriously takes 2 minutes to scramble an egg.
        Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

        Griff's cholesterol primer
        5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
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        • #19
          I don't do breakfast anymore, but if I did, something like cereal would not satisfy me long at all. DH is only primal at suppertime, when I fix supper and if he eats breakfast, he likes Steel Cut Oats that were cooked up ahead of time.

          The key with that and like others have mentioned with primal stuff, prep ahead of time. Gather & cook on Sunday evenings so you are ready to go come Monday morning.

          If cereal is a weakness or easy way out, don't keep it in the house. jmo
          65lbs gone and counting!!

          Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey


          • #20
            We never really had food storage, so by the time you went hunting or gathering it was probably late in the day.

            Originally posted by Leida View Post
            Because you were so occupied with... what? Brushing your teeth and commuting to the place of hunting & gathering 10 miles off your sleeping cave in the Rock-City or watching the sun till it crested the mid-point in the sky to finish your fast?
            i'd think it would make a whole lot more sense to be up at 'em, depending on how far anybody had to go for food. you have to go, gather or kill, return and prepare. agreed they weren't having a grand-slam breakfast upon waking, but i doubt there was much dawdling beforehand. why would they want to be wandering around during the heat of day, working at all, if necessary?

            i also think it's quite naive to think nobody had dried, stored foods. scientists have found stores of nuts, seeds and roots from 50,000+ years ago.

            As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

            Ernest Hemingway


            • #21
              Primal granola made with toasted nuts and seeds- wonderful stuff. There are many good recipes in the recipe thread.

              From the store- rice crispies or rice chex are a good 'bridge' food until you lose your cereal urge. I switched my girls over to them from wheat and corn cereals, and they don't seem to trigger the desire for more, more, MORE the way wheat/corn cereals do.


              • #22
                Oh just thought of another one. I call it Primal Special K. Essentially toasted coconut chips/flakes with heavy cream.

                The Primal Junk Foodie: Primal Special K
                --Trish (Bork)
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                • #23
                  Half of these ideas sound gross and nothing like real cereal. Sometimes when I am craving cereal I have one made with buckwheat, by arrow something. Tasty. Once and a while is fine.


                  • #24
                    Steves Original


                    • #25
                      I like to start my day with a nice double shot of silver 100% agave tequila. Mark says it's primal.

                      Once in awhile, though, I forget and just have coffee.
                      "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine


                      Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.


                      • #26
                        You feeble.


                        • #27
                          I don't think cereal is particularly primal ... but neither do I think Grok was walking around sipping Merlot and nibbling on a 70% dark chocolate bar ...

                          My opinion: choose a cereal with ingredients you can live with, and stop worrying about it.


                          • #28
                            Originally posted by MrsC View Post
                            I don't think cereal is particularly primal ... but neither do I think Grok was walking around sipping Merlot and nibbling on a 70% dark chocolate bar ...

                            My opinion: choose a cereal with ingredients you can live with, and stop worrying about it.
                            I strongly disagree with this. Finding the "least bad" awful thing is still an awful thing.

                            Stop buying the damn cereal. If you don't have it, you can't eat it. If you're doing Primal properly, you shouldn't even want cereal. If you put bread, pasta or cereal in front of me it just looks gross and tastes like cardboard - and as an Italian from South Jersey, I lived on this stuff every day of my life as staples.
                            Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.


                            • #29
                              You could always make your own cereal from quinoa. I googled a few recipes and there are some really nice ones out there that you can top with coconut milk :-) I loved cereal as it was so quick and easy and I can't do too much protein in the morning as my gag reflex kicks in strong! If I feel like cereal I either have the quinoa cereal (pre-made, covered and kept in the fridge) or I will boil up some rice the night before and have it cold or heated in the morning topped with coconut milk and maybe some fruit :-)


                              • #30
                                If you must, maybe rice cakes with cheese? Fresh fruit.
                                Take a walk on the wild side.