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  • #16
    Originally posted by fiercehunter View Post
    It always amazes me how people think they will successfully quit grains without sugar.
    i managed it
    When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
    27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
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    • #17
      Just so you know, some of us do much better with very few carbs, so experiment and see what works for you. The key with very low carb is to salt to taste, sufficient Magnesium, and frequent liver & other organ meats. Also, don't forget to eat!

      I added in a reasonable amount of Primal carbs and didn't feel so hot, as well as gaining body fat.

      Now that I have dropped my carbs back down to about 40 g/day, I feel great and am dropping my last few pounds.

      It's all very individual.
      Last edited by Dragonfly; 05-29-2013, 02:48 PM.
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      • #18
        Cutting sugar is very hard. You will have setbakcs but you will succeed if you keep going and don't beat yourself up. It's a strong addiction for some (is for me). I can manage with dark chocolate and manuka honey. Other types of honey make me nauseous as well as other sweet things I used to eat (everything sweet, name it). Dark chocolate and manuka honey don't do that. Sometimes I will eat it every day for a week than not need it for a few weeks than cravings come back. I give in, in the most healthy way possible and feel ok about it. Keep strong!
        Paleo since April 2013 for health reasons.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by fiercehunter View Post
          It always amazes me how people think they will successfully quit grains without sugar.
          Originally posted by CarbDodger View Post
          i managed it
          Me too. Managed just fine thankyouverymuch. In fact it was easy.

          Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
          Just so you know, some of us do much better with very few carbs, so experiment and see what works for you. The key with very low carb is to salt to taste, sufficient Magnesium, and frequent liver & other organ meats. Also, don't forget to eat!
          I added in a reasonable amount of Primal carbs and didn't feel so hot, as well as gaining body fat.
          Now that I have dropped my carbs back down to about 40 g/day, I feel great and am dropping my last few pounds.
          It's all very individual.
          Well said and I'm glad you found what works (and doesn't) for you.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by CarbDodger View Post
            i managed it
            Me too. In fact I personally know of four others that did it too.

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            • #21
              Thanks Magnolia. I am beginning to see that it is a process of learning and experimenting. I have been enjoying unsweetened chocolate with great results in terms of cravings and satisfying the carb addiction. The other thing I notice too is that the less I eat the less I need to eat. I'ts an interesting cause and effect. I can fast for 18, 24, or 40 hours and not feel famished while I'm fasting. Sure I could eat if something were in front of me but that goes for a lot of things in life in general. The one thing I love about the paleo lifestyle is that it is not rigid or guilt driven. If I don't want to eat for 24 hours it's ok. If I want to eat a 16 ounce salmon filet that's ok too. However, when I know I am eating things that are bad for me that does cause me some guilt because I feel I am not taking good care of myself hence, my reticence on straying too far from the extreme at this point.

              Thank you for your comments,

              PaleoDog

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              • #22
                Degobaa 100% Chocolate is a great substitute for me these days. I will usually one, one ounce square with an espresso I make at home. Perfect!

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                • #23
                  Wow, awesome results CarbDodger. You are an inspiration!

                  Thanks,

                  PaleoDog

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                  • #24
                    I can definitely relate to the carb/sugar addiction. I have struggled with this for years. I am also a binge eater. Unfortunately I am not athletic and have been morbidly obese for years. When I first started 3 weeks ago, I had dark chocolate every night. I think it was the one thing that kept me going. I think anyone "quitting" carbs and sugars in such a dramatic way should expect major cravings but they do get better. Good luck on your journey!

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by fiercehunter View Post
                      It always amazes me how people think they will successfully quit grains without sugar.
                      I have quit grains and sugar but eat carbs in other forms. Today's carbs so far are carrots and celery root. It's not hard to do. I'm not rigid though. I will have some nigiri now and then and some dried fruit or chocolate. Hot honey and lemon with bourbon is nice when you are sick.
                      Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by paleodog View Post
                        ...I firmly believe that sugar and simple carbs are the root of so many other addictions and mental disorders and wonder why our government does not help fix this with better food regulations.....
                        Well...follow the $$$.
                        Since the government has subsidized grains (corn), allowed greedy corporations to make cheap, highly processed sugar oils (HFCS) and add it to almost every 'not-quite-food' that's processed - and protects the pharmaceutical industry then why in the world would it (government) want better food regulations. As it is, the politicians' donors can get kids hooked at a young age and then both the 'not-quite-food' manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies have another life long customer. If a politician tried to change the current food pyramid, enact better gov't regulation or speak Monsanto's name in vain then I guarantee that he or she would not see another term in office.

                        Remember: it was gov't regulations/advice that allowed this crap to become common. I'm not going to ask the guy who just robbed me how I should better protect myself.

                        /rant.

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                        Last edited by Shotglass; 05-30-2013, 07:26 AM.
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                        • #27
                          I need bulletproof coffee with MCT oil. Without it I crave sweets I find that I need two a day (morning and evening) with two tablespoons of MCT oil in each (plus pouring cream). I really struggle getting enough calories without the oil as I can't really eat enough fruit and veg, I just don't enjoy it.

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