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  • #16
    Originally posted by Darwin17 View Post
    Anyone that has a sugar/grain addiction needs to grow up and get past it. Read up beyond Mark Sisson to learn about the science behind Paleo and it won't be much of a problem to avoid the bad stuff as you won't look at those things in the same manner. Instead of missing the cookies you will look at them as toxic and something that will truly damage all you are trying to accomplish in this fantastic way of eating. Something that separates Paleo practitioners is education......if you don't educate yourself than you are doing this as a Fad diet and will end up reverting to where you were when you started. Educate yourself and understand the why and the science behind this and you will be blessed for life!
    One can be educated and still feel the call of the cookie monster. Ideally all our food decisions would be from a logical objective place... but one shouldn't expect education to detox a druggie.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by sarasue624 View Post
      One can be educated and still feel the call of the cookie monster. Ideally all our food decisions would be from a logical objective place... but one shouldn't expect education to detox a druggie.
      Spot on! I am a sugar druggie. I am on the wagon 90% of the time. Then there are the rare days where I do allow myself to fall off. Only to get back on. I have chosen this as a way of life, not some fad diet. I am committed. I am also fallible and human.

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      • #18
        Eating out. I want to go out and do things after work but no, if I want to stay primal, I have to hurry home and cook dinner. Then I'm home and don't want to go out. It can get grindy.

        Where. are. the. paleo. restaurants? Seriously, tried yelping it. Nothing. At least not here in San Francisco, which is a pretty cosmopolitan, forward place. Grrrrrrrr.

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        • #19
          For me it's loss of convenience. I'm pretty good at cooking quick meals from scratch, but sometimes it would be nice to grab something from the freezer. Well, tbh, I sometimes do that. Still you only have to look at the ingredients list to scare yourself back to real food.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by jo View Post
            For me it's loss of convenience. I'm pretty good at cooking quick meals from scratch, but sometimes it would be nice to grab something from the freezer. Well, tbh, I sometimes do that. Still you only have to look at the ingredients list to scare yourself back to real food.

            This^
            ...and having to make my own mayo and bbq sauce and salad dressings and and and...
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            SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.

            Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
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            • #21
              I miss home made pizza.
              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.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
                I miss home made pizza.
                I just made a homemade pizza tonight - cauliflower crust. I loved it so much the first time, I made a large one this time so I would have a ton of leftovers.

                Practically Paleo Cauliflower Pizza Crust

                Of course, I am tolerating dairy just fine.

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                • #23
                  I love my family to death and they're accomodating enough

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Gilleh View Post
                    You've got a problem with fruits?
                    when trying to lose weight I do.
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                    F, 48, 5'10"
                    Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                    Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                    Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                    • #25
                      Please slowly read what I put down......eat whatever you want too but this place is full of whiners that complain or puss out and it is those people that put this under the Fad Diet catagory and will fail just like they have over and over and over again. This is an way for a person to get/stay healthy and is easy to stay with if you know what you are doing. I look at my numbers before and after and can attest that this is a life changing way of life and want others to succeed as well. Education is the only way to that path. Mark does a great job as an intro into this life style but if you just stay with that then in my opinion you are priming yourself to take that 20% a bit too far and then back into the land of fail. "I just had to have the cookie" is something a little kid would say in my opinion. Go deep into the path of paleo and embrace it and measure your blood numbers, keep track of your work outs, study on the science and the why and you will go far!

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                      • #26
                        Those who ask about Paleo/Primal, then glaze over when I tell them. How RUDE!!! Or, even worse, those who try to correct me, and tell me what I am doing wrong, that I must eat grains and low fat or I will drop dead of a heart attack.

                        I usually just end the conversation with: "maybe, but I am 130 lbs lighter and will only need a "normal" sized casket".

                        SAD people suck. LOL

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                        • #27
                          I'd say a distinct lack of mayonnaise is one of my annoyances. But a really good olive oil poured over and lapped up with a spoon isn't too bad a compromise.

                          Any restaurant where dinner for 2 costs $200 is going to be paleo. You just have to trade up to better places.

                          I find the cooking to be really easy without convenience foods. Defrost something in the fridge before I head off to work. Come home, cook the meat, steam the veggie, nuke the sweet potato, place Kerrygold on table, done.
                          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                          • #28
                            Arbitrary rules depending on what the individual guru likes and dislikes.

                            In the end, if the rule does not make sense, I don't follow it. If the food is natural & unprocessed, I am not gonna worry about obscure, contradictory rules. But I am also frustrated by myself that I can't quite follow through with this principle by eating cheese/yogurt and chewing gum. I would like to drop both, but find it pretty convenient.
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                            • #29
                              Any restaurant where dinner for 2 costs $200 is going to be paleo. You just have to trade up to better places.
                              +1000

                              And while I realize that this may sound snobby, any franchise eatery isn't really a restaurant. And it doesn't always have to be expensive, just not mainstream. I'd rather have a bowl of menudo in some hole in the wall with its forbidden hominy than anything on the menu at TGIFs or Ruby Tuesday, etc.
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                              • #30
                                The way bone broth stinks up my house while its in the crock pot for 24+ hours.

                                How expensive bacon is.

                                Running out of butter.

                                Not having a personal chef.
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