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    Ok, I know for a fact that dairy makes me congested and makes tons of mucus in my nose and throat and I often get a small rash after eating peanut butter. I know I should probably gives these up, but I feel resistance in myself about giving them up because they are the last, "vices". It was easy to give up grain and sugar, but it is harder to give these up. I need pointers. What is a vice you gave up and what was your strategy?

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    Originally posted by murf73 View Post
    Ok, I know for a fact that dairy makes me congested and makes tons of mucus in my nose and throat and I often get a small rash after eating peanut butter. I know I should probably gives these up, but I feel resistance in myself about giving them up because they are the last, "vices". It was easy to give up grain and sugar, but it is harder to give these up. I need pointers. What is a vice you gave up and what was your strategy?
    It's not so much giving up vices as it is changing what your vices are. My vices now are dark chocolate and wine, with the occasional gluten-free baked good. But since you get bad reactions from dairy and from PB, then it'll be much easier to just give them up because you'll know you'll feel crappy when you indulge.

    Try replacing the PB and Dairy with organic 90% Dark chocolate (or as close as you can get). Two pieces of that isn't nearly as many calories of nut butters and dairy and it's self limiting because it's rich.

    Also, just take your dairy and PB out of your kitchen. Don't bring them anywhere near you..it cuts out temptation
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    • #3
      Sounds like you have a mild peanut allergy, maybe?
      Good reason to give it up... allergies can worsen over time.

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      • #4
        Maybe switch to almond butter?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rhiannon8404 View Post
          Maybe switch to almond butter?
          Barney Butter is a great one with excellent peanut-butter consistency (not grainy at all like maranatha or some of the other brands on the market)
          Justin's is yummy too.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rhiannon8404 View Post
            Maybe switch to almond butter?
            Let me just say, I love peanut butter so I was afraid to give it up. So, I grabbed some almond butter. Yea, I'd rather have nothing than try to choke down almond butter ever again. Blech.
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            • #7
              A lot of nuts give me problems. The jury is still out on almonds.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ludobear View Post
                Let me just say, I love peanut butter so I was afraid to give it up. So, I grabbed some almond butter. Yea, I'd rather have nothing than try to choke down almond butter ever again. Blech.
                I felt that way until I tried Barney Butter. I still love peanut butter and choose it most of the time, but I don't mind Barney Butter every now and then (and Justin's chocolate hazelnut butter is a real treat as well)
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ludobear View Post
                  Let me just say, I love peanut butter so I was afraid to give it up. So, I grabbed some almond butter. Yea, I'd rather have nothing than try to choke down almond butter ever again. Blech.
                  Eek! That sucks. I don't think I've tasted a nut butter I didn't like. Not keen on tahini or sesame seed butter though.

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                  • #10
                    Peanut butter is definitely my vice, not the good stuff, I mean Skippy and Jif, the stuff with added sugar and salt and palm oil and hydrogenated fats. I just don't buy it anymore because I can and will eat half a jar before I know it, with my eyed glazed over and a milk mustache on my upper lips standing in front of the fridge. It's like crack.
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                    • #11
                      I think you will gradually know when to pass on them, and you are probably just about reaching that stage now.

                      No need to think of them as vices, just foods that you don't choose to eat often because you feel better when you don't (if that does in fact turn out ot be the case). If it makes no difference, then by all means keep eating them Or let them be part of your 20%.
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                      • #12
                        Almond butter was the key for me to give up peanut butter. Now I'm trying to get my almond butter under control.....lol.....there is just something about a creamy nut butter on a spoon.........

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                        • #13
                          Today is starting day! So far, so good... In all honesty, it probably won't be that hard.

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                          • #14
                            I have the same problem with dairy and honestly, life is better without.

                            I occasionally succumb to the lure of greek yoghurt, but these days it tends to just remind me why I don't eat it any more. The thing that amazes me most is that I must have felt like that permanently but was so used to it I didn't notice. I can definitely live without a permanently snotty nose and bunged up sinuses!

                            Just try doing without for a couple of weeks, and then have some dairy. You won't want to go back, I promise you.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Damiana View Post
                              Peanut butter is definitely my vice, not the good stuff, I mean Skippy and Jif, the stuff with added sugar and salt and palm oil and hydrogenated fats. I just don't buy it anymore because I can and will eat half a jar before I know it, with my eyed glazed over and a milk mustache on my upper lips standing in front of the fridge. It's like crack.
                              I resemble that remark. PB (skippy or petter pan) is something that If I have a little bit -- then the jar will be gone before the week is out (at the longest). We haven't had any in the house since going primal until 2 weeks ago when the wife brought some home to give to the kid to try -- he refused to touch it. Now its been in the cabinet staring at me for 2 weeks and every single time I see it I want to hit it like a ravenous zombie. Everytime I smell it from the wife having some (the only person eating it) I get the urge. But, at this point I feel like I can not eat it just fine and the urge goes away after its removed from my presence. Of course, the wife likes it because for years she would buy some and before she got a chance at it I'd have devoured the entire jar...

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