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    So done with dairy, it's driving me crazy! I can't do it anymore, I blow any attempts at successful IF's if I continue eating cheese and heavy cream. Jeeez! Now that my diet is really clean I am noticing these tendencies that used to be so subtle. It's alarming. It seemed harmless at first, a good high fat low carb snack or meal addition. But without diary I can go many hours without feeling hunger and days without weird cravings. Guys, I just moved and got a job to tide me over. . .I sell cheese. Doh! LOL. Anyway it's just silly work, but it's fun to learn about like fine wine. I think the real trick is not having any for a week or so and then just not buying it for home. Same with heavy cream. I will do green tea instead of coffee and only bust out the whisk for a special occasion. Can I do this? Look how much I've done already. If I really care about my health this is truly a blip on the radar. A stupid speed bump that potentially could flatten a tire and bend your rim or. . .you could just slow down, drive over it and drive away unharmed. I've had addictions to drugs in my life. Now I'm sensitised and know exactly why for anybody like me, it should be avoided. Words of support are nice!

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    I would agree and if it feels better don't argue with it. dairy is not a part of my diet either. Its almost like an indulgence for me and as soon as I put some greek yogurt in my mouth I go overbaord a bit like carbs. then feel shit later, think drinking the milk of an another animal (esp one with four stomachs!) bit of a pain for your body to digest and a bit draining.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by A.M. Roots View Post
      A stupid speed bump that potentially could flatten a tire and bend your rim or. . .you could just slow down, drive over it and drive away unharmed.
      This is an awesome analogy! I really like it.

      WTG figuring out what works for you and what doesn't. I'm just starting to see some of those subtle patterns myself. I still eat some cheese and cream... but I've had to quit the yogurt (gives me crazy cravings) and I'm starting to think I can only do cream later in the day, because if I have it with breakfast I'm hungry sooner.
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      • #4
        I bet your first couple lines are the same thought that milk cows have inside their heads from time to time.
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        • #5
          Hey ya'll, I can't even begin to explain how strong of a lure it is. I all of the sudden in the last 3 days of buying and enjoying it got crazy. I overate today because of diary cravings so I just gave in and had a bunch of coconut milk (a lot) and beef throughout the day and figure stop this madness and start over tomorrow clean. Had to eat a bunch of Sat. fats to calm the system. Im guessing 2 days of less food and primarily meats and some veg. and my body will be happy again. I felt really good a couple days ago. Kind of a bummer but glad I know. I don't even think Im going to use butter. Picking up some coconut oil tomorrow, that and olive oil will be just fine for me. Damn, I should be in a study. Feel gross from the amazing amount of food I consumed today but screw it. Moving on. . .

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          • #6
            what is hard for me is denying the urge to buy a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch or other delicious General Mills cereal and fill up a giant bowl of it with thick cream on top full fat milk.
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              • #8
                i overeat dairy when i have it as well... i think making your gut bacteria more heathy has a huge impact on how your body handles dairy. i would never touch store bought cheese/cream though b/c of the additives and pasteurization
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                • #9
                  I've been craving dairy and I'm not sure why.
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                  • #10
                    I'm that way when I eat fruit or almonds.... I just have to have more.
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                    • #11
                      Dairy is possibly driving me crazy too. But I don't know how much of it for me is psychological, you know? I had been beating myself up over it until I decided to let myself have it while I'm here in the UK. Hereabouts, I can get good quality, raw dairy, not too expensive. Lucky for me, it tends to fill me up for hours, so if I overindulge, I consider it a whole meal (like, one litre of yoghurt) and wait until I'm very hungry before I eat my next meal. I move to Finland in a month, where the quality is so much less that I will not touch it. And I look forward to seeing what results from taking it out of my life. Until then, I can't help myself!

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                      • #12
                        glad I'm not alone on this one. I'm keeping cans of coconut milk handy and just dealing with it. No dairy or coffee and cream for at least a week to calm my system down. I think keeping it off my primal foods list is key and ditching coffee as well. If I have it here and there in the future that's fine. But for now, detatching is key. I was thinking, gourmet cheeses must be loaded with omega 6, rarely do you find a cheese promising organic grassfed animals. I sell 5 Spoke cheddar at my store and it's on the label but in terms of daily nutrition, it's not worth it. Besides, I don't really care about cheddar. Tripple cream brie's, creamy goats, aged manchego's, and blues get me. Hey did you guys know they use the bacteria off of souring wheat to start blues? It's minute but that's how it's done. So day 1 no dairy or coffee down.

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                        • #13
                          anything to the salt content and cravings for dairy?? i read a post one time about carbohydrates(sweet) reacting like salt does in the body for some people so if it is true then it explains the cravings with dairy...? maybe
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                          • #14
                            Very possible, I actually have the same response with bacon and other salted meats. I eat like once a month. I do really well with seafood however, but we could argue the salt source is different and more nutritious. Maybe unsalted butter and cream would be okay but I need to do a quick "reset" and know I have more willpower. I have been PB for a short period of time. No grains or sugar for over one month but not as high fat and low carb as I thought to be until the last 10 days because I started reading these forums. I feel good but I'm ultra sensitive now to addictive tendencies and how I digest food in general. I have not had the drive to workout much at all and it's bumming me out, perhaps I'm adapting to diet change. Seems like every couple weeks I make another radical change. My calories are high but my overall ambition is lower. Kind of strange, eh?

                            I should watch the salt, drink more water and enjoy the meats that keep me full and "regular." I think the caffeine and a bit of dehydration have been screwing with my head. Thanks for the input.

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