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  • #46
    Like a lot of other people here, primal has ruined my taste for non-primal food. Mayonnaise with veg oil is disgusting. My husband bought chocolate cereal and imagined how it would taste, I could taste the cocoa in my mouth, I gave in and took a bite, and spit it out. It just wasn't that good. At a buffet where I was going to cheat, I got a whole bunch of desserts and didn't take more than one bite of each, It just wasn't that good.

    I suppose it's a good thing
    I get there sometimes, but still enjoy a bite or two of some treats if they contain things that are/seem natural. Carrot cake, cheesecake, anything made with real chocolate, these can sidetrack me now and then. Not that it matters much, I'm easily 95% Primal.
    Crohn's, doing SCD

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
      I get there sometimes, but still enjoy a bite or two of some treats if they contain things that are/seem natural. Carrot cake, cheesecake, anything made with real chocolate, these can sidetrack me now and then. Not that it matters much, I'm easily 95% Primal.
      Ive totally found that my taste for treats has changed. Used to be I would inhale any cake or cupcake or brownie that came around, no matter how stale and store-bought. Now, that mass-produced crap tastes like chemicals and mush, and I only splurge on real quality bakery products or homemade.

      So, wait, lets turn this into a "frustration": I cant eat those starchy grocery store sugar cookies with day-glo spraypainted frosting anymore! Wah!
      "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

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      • #48
        All those products languishing in my drawers in the bathroom. Things that were suppose to make my nails grow or my hair and skin be healthily glowing. Such a waste. Now I'm just glowing healthily without all the "stuff".

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        • #49
          Yesterday I was out shopping downtown, and call it vanity but whenever im going around downtown around the fancy stores I like to dress up a bit in nice, put-together-looking outfits (sort of a see-and-bee-seen mentality). Anyway, I put on a favorite outfit combination of mine and hit the town. Within an hour I was regretting my decision because these awesome designer skinny jeans that I love were BAGGY AS HELL and FALLING OFF ME all over the place. Rather than looking neat and put together, it was an over-sized mess. And I only bought these jeans two months ago!

          Also, since so many clothes fit me now I no longer felt compulsed to buy ANY clothes that fit and I walked away with only three tops. Such a waste of time.
          "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

          My amusing take on paleo-blogging: http://whatshouldwecallpaleolife.tumblr.com/

          Are you a Primal in San Francisco, or the SF Bay Area in general? Join our facebook group!

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Liam View Post
            My wife ordered me to stop wearing my wedding ring as it was falling off too much. Not allowed to get it resized until I finish losing weight.
            Get a good chain or leather cord necklace and wear it inside your shirt, maybe? I did this back when I was allergic to my wedding ring.

            Originally posted by fpsjosh01 View Post
            when I subtly mention to my parents that they're full of bologna.
            That sounds like subtlety to me.

            Originally posted by NurseMama5 View Post
            primal has ruined my taste for non-primal food.
            Seriously. We often want to go out to eat but nothing really appeals, because everything we cook at home is so much better. So it's all sashimi, all the time for our dinners out.

            As for my primal "frustrations"...
            • Having to plan ahead what to feed my kid on outings instead of merely stuffing her full of random fast food junk or bringing a bag of Goldfish crackers.
            • The time it takes to cook delicious homemade food, bonding with my husband as we do so, etc. That's quality time we could be spending on TV instead, dammit!
            • Losing weight and NOT being able to buy new clothes -- but then I remember that's just because I hung onto clothes from years ago when I was thinner.
            "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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            • #51
              All these frustrations are either things we can't control, or things we are motivated to do because we know it's good for us.

              I vote this thread be renamed "things we notice now that we are smarter."
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              • #52
                I'm sitting at work, and what I really want to do is go run! My energy is thourgh the roof and I'm only 4.5 weeks in!
                Warning: I'm an anarcho-capitalist political activist. It gets into everything.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Trifith View Post
                  I'm sitting at work, and what I really want to do is go run! My energy is thourgh the roof and I'm only 4.5 weeks in!
                  I hate that! And then when I get home I've spent so much energy making myself sit still that I'm exhausted!
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                  • #54
                    i always take a walk during the work day. it really helps!

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                    • #55
                      I have to wear that cute Halloween sweatshirt my mom gave me two years ago...because now it actually fits over my butt! (We're heading over to the Dear Parent's house for the day-before-the-holiday 'party' this afternoon)
                      Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
                      Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
                      Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


                      "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." (Margaret Thatcher)

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by CattyB View Post
                        I have to wear that cute Halloween sweatshirt my mom gave me two years ago...because now it actually fits over my butt! (We're heading over to the Dear Parent's house for the day-before-the-holiday 'party' this afternoon)
                        Piiiiiics!
                        "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

                        My amusing take on paleo-blogging: http://whatshouldwecallpaleolife.tumblr.com/

                        Are you a Primal in San Francisco, or the SF Bay Area in general? Join our facebook group!

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
                          Piiiiiics!
                          Sadly, I didn't take any -- not even of the kiddos! (bad momma, bad momma)
                          ...and the DH knows better than to take 'candid' pics of me! I've been known to wait til he's not looking then delete them from his phone.
                          Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
                          Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
                          Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


                          "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." (Margaret Thatcher)

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                          • #58
                            I'm making a grocery list. Only puting down the things I'll be likely to forget. None of it is food. Getting primal food is an adventure!
                            Warning: I'm an anarcho-capitalist political activist. It gets into everything.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Hilary View Post
                              And then there's the whole embarrassment of getting stared at for running up the stairs instead of using the escalator, or absent-mindedly picking up things that are supposed to be far too heavy for me. It's just not normal.
                              I *KNOW*. The looks I get when I heave big boxes of office supplies around by myself! It's so embarrassing ... I'm supposed to be a lady but I just forget sometimes ...
                              I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

                              Oscar Wilde

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                              • #60
                                Dear oh dear... haven't you even heard of health and safety regulations? Tut...

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