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  • Originally posted by lashes86 View Post
    I get frustrated when watching commercials about "healthy" foods. TV is not as enjoyable anymore :P
    Oh, yeah, and grocery shopping, or going out with friends for dinner and REALLY wanting to comment on their choices. People really don't want to be preached to--I don't! So I usually just wait for someone to comment on my choices, or why I'm passing them my toast, THEN I can tell them what I'm doing and why, and how much better I feel!
    Best--
    Kate

    Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

    70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

    Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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    • The truth is even scarier than most of us imagine. No the carbs aren't safe............3/4 of the year they are lethal. If you like being old on the inside, keeping working out like a maniac and counting carbs-
      THE HOLY TRINITY: CT-4 - Jack Kruse

      Grains products even in moderation aged me in my 30s- TRUTH!

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      • I used to be able to get away with shaving every other day. Not anymore. It's either growing faster, or just not having to struggle through as much face fat anymore.

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        • I sometimes feel deprived, but I think that's just because I'm into my 2nd week with this new way of eating. Sometimes I feel great full of energy, other times I don't feel as energized. Hoping to get more consistent soon.

          Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

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          • Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
            Finding size 28 or smaller-waist pants can be a pain, but I'd forget about buying pants in the boys' department. Even if you find a pair that isn't cut for a 28-inch pair of hips (e.g. 0 muscle in your legs), they invariably have tiny, useless pockets that man-sized hands can't even fit into.

            I find I have better luck with t-shirts and polo shirts. Oh yeah, and belts. I only shop for non-dress belts in the boys' stores now. For work (suit) belts, I buy the reversible ones in whatever size they have and unscrew the belt from the buckle (precision screwdrivers are required), cut off a big piece, poke new holes, and put it back together. Takes less than 5 minutes to make a 44 into a 28.
            I'll take your belt, pants, and shirt tips to heart. About the boys sized pockets: that's something I didn't, but should, account for, since I've got a Galaxy Nexus, which fits perfectly in my pocket.
            If you have a problem with what you read: 1. Get a dictionary 2. Don't read it 3. Grow up 4. After 3, go back to 1/ or 2. -- Dennis Blue. | "I don't care about your opinion, only your analysis"- Professor Calabrese. | "Life is more important than _______" - Drew | I eat animals that eat vegetables -- Matt Millen, former NFL Linebacker. | "This country is built on sugar & shit that comes in a box marinated in gluten - abc123

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            • Originally posted by Kate Ruckman View Post
              Oh, yeah, and grocery shopping, or going out with friends for dinner and REALLY wanting to comment on their choices. People really don't want to be preached to--I don't! So I usually just wait for someone to comment on my choices, or why I'm passing them my toast, THEN I can tell them what I'm doing and why, and how much better I feel!
              When I went back to California, after having spent the first six months of the year, here in Oregon, I did some real explaining to some friends of mine. I had to explain, usually, after my friends would witness my refusal of beans, and tortilla (yet the waiter insisted I just share those instead, of discarding them outright...). I had some interesting conversations at my sister's wedding weekend, because I had informed her of my switch to Paleo/Primal, when she emailed us attendees, there was going to be an italian dinner after the wedding ceremony. She assured me, there were going to be some options for me (surely, there were some good ones ). But, what was interesting to me was having a sane conversation with my brother-in-law's sister, who recently turned vegetarian (not sure vegan).
              If you have a problem with what you read: 1. Get a dictionary 2. Don't read it 3. Grow up 4. After 3, go back to 1/ or 2. -- Dennis Blue. | "I don't care about your opinion, only your analysis"- Professor Calabrese. | "Life is more important than _______" - Drew | I eat animals that eat vegetables -- Matt Millen, former NFL Linebacker. | "This country is built on sugar & shit that comes in a box marinated in gluten - abc123

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              • I wanted to make some humorous complaints, but after a full minute of contemplation, I only could come up with loose clothes. No complaints from me! Hehehe.

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                • Originally posted by lssanjose View Post
                  When I went back to California, after having spent the first six months of the year, here in Oregon, I did some real explaining to some friends of mine. I had to explain, usually, after my friends would witness my refusal of beans, and tortilla (yet the waiter insisted I just share those instead, of discarding them outright...). I had some interesting conversations at my sister's wedding weekend, because I had informed her of my switch to Paleo/Primal, when she emailed us attendees, there was going to be an italian dinner after the wedding ceremony. She assured me, there were going to be some options for me (surely, there were some good ones ). But, what was interesting to me was having a sane conversation with my brother-in-law's sister, who recently turned vegetarian (not sure vegan).
                  Hooray, sane conversations are GOOD. I don't understand why some people get so rabid about someone else's personal choices. I am a happy omnivore, I tried vegetarianism and it wasn't for me...so what's the big deal!? I like it a lot when it ISN'T. A friend of mine is a long-time vegetarian, and we just accepted eachother's preferences. That's nice...

                  So far I've had more luck in restaurants...if I say no beans, no rice, no tortillas, that's what I get! (I did have a big old honkin' piece of toast as a crouton on my last salad, after saying no bread, please, but I just gave it to my non-Primal friend.)
                  Best--
                  Kate

                  Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

                  70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

                  Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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                  • I raise eyebrows when I buy a shawarma and leave the pita bread on the side.

                    My friends go blank when they ask about eating primal. Then, after some seconds, I get the standard question: "so you don't drink beer?... What do you eat then?"

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                    • I forgot to pick up my pastured eggs CSA. At least I know it would go to a good cause (my farm donates the food that is not picked up)

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                      • I'm feeling deprived....by lack of hunger!

                        I love food so much, always have. I used to snack, nibble and binge on whatever I wanted. This "waiting till I'm hungry to eat again" is trying my patience. I know there's a steak or a roasted chicken waiting for me, along with a tasty salad topped with avocado, eggs and bacon, or a chocolate coconut smoothie, or some roasted veg...I don't even crave the processed crap food anymore. I want bacon-wrapped whatever and I want it now. looking at primal food porn just pisses me off. There are not enough meal opportunities in this lifetime to try all the recipes I've bookmarked
                        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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                        • Originally posted by molaina View Post
                          I raise eyebrows when I buy a shawarma and leave the pita bread on the side.

                          My friends go blank when they ask about eating primal. Then, after some seconds, I get the standard question: "so you don't drink beer?... What do you eat then?"
                          I remember the first questions/requests I made at this Mexican shop by my folks' house: Do you cook your food in Lard? And I'll have the carne asada plate, no beans, rice, or tortillas. They asked me if I was sure, two or three times..
                          If you have a problem with what you read: 1. Get a dictionary 2. Don't read it 3. Grow up 4. After 3, go back to 1/ or 2. -- Dennis Blue. | "I don't care about your opinion, only your analysis"- Professor Calabrese. | "Life is more important than _______" - Drew | I eat animals that eat vegetables -- Matt Millen, former NFL Linebacker. | "This country is built on sugar & shit that comes in a box marinated in gluten - abc123

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                          • Originally posted by lssanjose View Post
                            I remember the first questions/requests I made at this Mexican shop by my folks' house: Do you cook your food in Lard? And I'll have the carne asada plate, no beans, rice, or tortillas. They asked me if I was sure, two or three times..
                            Yep, I get the same thing at our local Mexican restaurant! Usually fajitas work for me, sometimes get a taco salad and just leave the fried tortilla bowl. But ALWAYS get the questions!
                            Best--
                            Kate

                            Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

                            70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

                            Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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                            • Shopping is too quick now - i dont get to spend my free time reading the brightly coloured, beautiful packaging in the supermarket isles.

                              An i no longer get to wash and recycle the plastic trays that supermarket meat comes in, and i miss teasing the dog with the bloody pad that they stick under the meat to soak up the watery blood

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                              • Originally posted by Richard134
                                I wanted to make some humorous complaints, but after a full minute of contemplation, I only could come up with loose clothes. No complaints from me! Hehehe.
                                It does get expensive to replace wardrobe
                                If you have a problem with what you read: 1. Get a dictionary 2. Don't read it 3. Grow up 4. After 3, go back to 1/ or 2. -- Dennis Blue. | "I don't care about your opinion, only your analysis"- Professor Calabrese. | "Life is more important than _______" - Drew | I eat animals that eat vegetables -- Matt Millen, former NFL Linebacker. | "This country is built on sugar & shit that comes in a box marinated in gluten - abc123

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