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  • #31
    Originally posted by JoanieL View Post

    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.
    I no longer consider franchise menus to be real food.

    Independent and ethnic restaurants are the only places I eat now.
    Sandra
    *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

    DAINTY CAN KISS MY PRIMAL BACKSIDE. ~~ Crabcakes

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    • #32
      Originally posted by sarasue624 View Post
      One can be educated and still feel the call of the cookie monster.
      So true. I have not caved to any cookies since I started this on October 1st but I'm not sure I'm gonna make it the the holidays withough a single cookie. I love those iced sugarcookies!

      Otherwise I'm with everybody who says it's hard needing to shop in multiple places if I'm going to be perfectly primal. So I just try to do the best I can...
      Breathe. Move forward.

      I just eat what I want...

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Sandra in BC View Post
        Not having a personal chef.
        this x a million
        beautiful
        yeah you are

        Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
        lol

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        • #34
          I've got a few things that are frustrating. Aaaaaaand go!

          It really pisses me off when my friends and family say, "You can eat _____ right?" I normally respond with, "I can, but I don't want to."

          I have a friend who seems to think she's helping me by offering me all kinds of "paleo/primal baked goods" which to me are just replacement foods for the weak. I don't need replacement foods because I'm perfectly happy eating meat and vegetables.

          OH OH! And when people say, "I have another friend who is paleo/primal! You should meet them because they're doing it like you!" Then this "paleo/primal" person offers me a "cookie" made with almond butter and Craisins and looks at me like a pathetic puppy dog and asks what I think--after bugging me for two hours to "just try it" because "it's really good" and "tastes just like a regular cookie." Then two weeks later, or less, "____ isn't paleo/primal anymore." OF COURSE NOT! Nobody sticks with it, stop introducing me to people who treat it like Weight Watchers. I don't do this for the attention it gets me from anyone, especially not other "paleo/primal" people you know, I do this because it makes me feel good and I genuinely believe in this way of eating. FOR ME. I don't care about you or your friend, or your celiac cousin; you can all do what you want, just let me do what I want and leave me to my barely cooked steak.

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          • #35
            Sisters sent me Xmas gift of 6 packages of bacon. But bacon not organic and with the standard chemicals.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Sefton View Post
              Sisters sent me Xmas gift of 6 packages of bacon. But bacon not organic and with the standard chemicals.
              Aw, it was a sweet thought though.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Sefton View Post
                Sisters sent me Xmas gift of 6 packages of bacon. But bacon not organic and with the standard chemicals.
                I would eat it! Bad bacon is still better than bagels.
                Sandra
                *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

                DAINTY CAN KISS MY PRIMAL BACKSIDE. ~~ Crabcakes

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                • #38
                  What I find frustrating is being told one day, "Well if you cut out all the sugar and starch you are going to get dangerously thin." and on another day, "If you keep eating all that fat and protein, you are going to get fat." Which is it? Decide already.

                  Then being told, "You know, if you keep restricting yourself to only certain foods, you are bound to snap some day and binge out." Um, no. Waffles for me have all the appeal of eating styrofoam.

                  And while everyone is trying to micromanage my diet, I manage to lose 65 lbs and go from a 16 to a 6 and keep it off for a couple of years and counting. Then people say, "Well, you must just be lucky. You have one of THOSE metabolisms."

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                  • #39
                    The most frustrating thing for me is that I really don’t like what is on the menu. While I have nothing against meat, nor hold any views against its consumption, I just don’t really like to eat it. Particularly eggs, which can make breakfast difficult since I either have to eat something unsatisfying or make extra preparations the night before.

                    This is coupled by the fact that I while I consider myself competent in the kitchen, I am very inconsistent. Sometimes I will make (what I consider) a high quality meal, and other nights a below average meal which leaves me extremely unsatisfied and poised to cheat.

                    That and going to restaurants with friends. I don’t like having to make a million substitutions so I aim to order something that’s close to primal by default. But it’s never anything I really want.
                    Started 9/5/11 at 212lb
                    Last weigh in 12/10/11 at 188lb
                    Goal: 160

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                    • #40
                      Sisters sent me Xmas gift of 6 packages of bacon. But bacon not organic and with the standard chemicals.
                      My mom sent us ribs.... and they are coated in a sauce with HFCS and about a million other goodies. It's the thought and hubby will eat them.

                      My brother who dabbles in paleo sent me Wagyu beef at my Birthday. I.did.not.share.

                      Mostly paleo isn't frustrating in the least for me. But I don't get too caught up in being perfect about it.

                      http://maggiesfeast.wordpress.com/
                      Check out my blog. Hope to share lots of great recipes and ideas!

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Darwin17 View Post
                        The only thing that bothers me is others. People see how I eat and ask how I work out and I tell them and then they try to contradict what has made me so successful in health. I try to tell people that the proof is in the pudding as I have lost 60lbs and am now stronger than almost anyone I know.

                        We don't mind cooking in our house and to combat the "don't feel like cooking/there is nothing to cook" we freeze paleo meals for those days so there is never an excuse to fail unless it is one of those cheat meals from work or something. 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!
                        Right with you!

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                        • #42
                          having to specially order 10+ kilos of sausages from the butcher. Last batch, a mere $190. And with 5 of us eating them (husband still eats the revolting normal ones. How, I'll never know), they sure don't last long.

                          Oh and being so busy the last two weeks of school (summer vacation here, we've had 40* days. Oh yay, we don't leave near enough to the coast to enjoy the beach either ), I completely forgot to order the nitrate free ham from the butcher

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                            Then people say, "Well, you must just be lucky. You have one of THOSE metabolisms."
                            I look forward to the day when people who didn't know me prior to the weight loss see me eating a steak or something and say, "You can eat whatever you want! You're so lucky." At which point I will pull out a picture of myself from when I was fat and say, "Can I?"

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Tinathetaco View Post
                              I look forward to the day when people who didn't know me prior to the weight loss see me eating a steak or something and say, "You can eat whatever you want! You're so lucky." At which point I will pull out a picture of myself from when I was fat and say, "Can I?"
                              YES!!! I have the perfect picture for that one (should it ever come my way). Funny though, even those who knew me when I was morbidly obese will still find a way to put down how I eat. I figure they can live their life in ignorance!

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                              • #45
                                The most frustrating thing for me is that I really don’t like what is on the menu. While I have nothing against meat, nor hold any views against its consumption, I just don’t really like to eat it. Particularly eggs, which can make breakfast difficult since I either have to eat something unsatisfying or make extra preparations the night before.
                                It depends on what exactly you are missing, but there are ways to have sweet, or crunchy, or hot or no cook breakfasts without obvious eggs.

                                Did you try vegetable mushes (pumpkin, cauliflower, sweet potato, turnip, broccoli, carrots or mixes etc) with butter? They are very much like hot cereal & you just have to have boiled veggies on hand and heat it up after mushing in a Magic Bullet in a micro.
                                pre-chopped veggies (you can buy them) or fruit (if you eat it) with creamed coconut morsels, nut butter or cheese (hard or soft), barring dairy and nut problems.
                                bone broth,
                                smoothie (green or partially green),
                                zooming banana or plantain or whatever with a touch of tapioca strach and eggs will make pancakes fast.
                                borrowing from whole foods, hot non-gluten cereal (millet, buckwheat, rice) with dairy, nuts and fruit are not a bad thing barring insanely high sensitivity to starches.
                                My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                                When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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