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    Eat what works for you. Obviously, if you are...

    Eat what works for you. Obviously, if you are gluten tolerant a few slices of bread now and then is better than a lifestyle high in processed foods and high sugar drinks.
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    JudyCR- good call on the Rumi poem! I use that...

    JudyCR- good call on the Rumi poem! I use that for motivation on fasting days.
  3. GravyBoat- thanks for that. It really slapped...

    GravyBoat- thanks for that. It really slapped some sense into me.

    I've been primal for 2 years, but haven't lost weight since the first 4 months, and have been gaining some back slowly since then...
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    Since you two have only been together a couple of...

    Since you two have only been together a couple of months, allow her the space to eat as she wants. This is a good opportunity to practice acceptance and forgiveness. Think about all the years that...
  5. He's entitled to his closed-minded opinion,...

    He's entitled to his closed-minded opinion, although I could quickly debunk almost all of his points using a variety of sources. First of all, he has a mostly incorrect understanding of the...
  6. I would also bring a couple of hard-boiled eggs...

    I would also bring a couple of hard-boiled eggs and a bag of macadamia nuts and dark chocolate. If you are higher carb, perhaps a banana, which also might help calm the nerves (it's a tradition for...
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    I agree with Damiana-- Don't let the perfect be...

    I agree with Damiana-- Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

    Also, don't "listen to your body" at first, because your body is a prisoner of your hormones, and they might want sugar...
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    Before primal, I would routinely eat an entire...

    Before primal, I would routinely eat an entire box of Kraft macaroni and cheese in one evening. One time, one of the most shameful nights of my college life, I ate a whole box of my friend's Girl...
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    Nothing makes me happier than my daily (or twice...

    Nothing makes me happier than my daily (or twice daily) walk around the neighborhood! Part of it is watching my dog, who gets insanely happy and bouncy on walks. The other part of it is just being...
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    You might find Gary Taubes' book Why We Get Fat...

    You might find Gary Taubes' book Why We Get Fat very interesting.
  11. Thread: 10 Word Memoirs

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    Hard work isn't as important as relaxation,...

    Hard work isn't as important as relaxation, health, and friends.
  12. Thread: Jiggely Fat

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    Hah, I've never heard that before about jelly...

    Hah, I've never heard that before about jelly fat, but I can tell you've I've had mine for a long time when it was not at all preparing for take off! However, I wonder if this has something to do...
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    Oooh, I hope that's true! I just ate a big early...

    Oooh, I hope that's true! I just ate a big early dinner in preparation for a 24 hour fast.
  14. Yeah, I agree with Jakey. I know from experience...

    Yeah, I agree with Jakey. I know from experience that wearing old, outdated glasses can give you major headaches, disorientation, and I certainly don't get used to it after a few days. Pinhole...
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    Magnolia, I always appreciate and agree with your...

    Magnolia, I always appreciate and agree with your posts, but this one takes the CAKE (ironically...) Thanks for this perspective. Food is a part of LIFE, and while I believe we should all do right by...
  16. Thread: Arrghhh!

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    Tawny, I sooooo feel for you. I've been primal a...

    Tawny, I sooooo feel for you. I've been primal a year and a half and have completely stalled out on losing weight (still want to lose 30 lbs, too!), and some of the other women I hang out with eat...
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    I'm a big fan of Season Brand skinless boneless...

    I'm a big fan of Season Brand skinless boneless sardines in olive oil. I usually drain the oil (otherwise it gets messy!) and add mustard or a little bit of natural ketchup (not much sugar.) My dog...
  18. Well, you can definitely pack hard boiled eggs,...

    Well, you can definitely pack hard boiled eggs, sardines or salmon/tuna, cooked chicken legs (good for eating in the car because they have a built in handle!), apples, and nuts. I've even taken...
  19. With all due respect to JKR and the Chinese...

    With all due respect to JKR and the Chinese medicine idea, getting my tonsils out was one of the best things I've ever done for my health. I would strongly consider it. The Neti pot should really...
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    I think eating a non-Primal meal in a social...

    I think eating a non-Primal meal in a social situation now and then is a great thing (if you don't eat things that make you acutely sick!) For me, it reminds me of just how much my tastes have...
  21. While I doubt any of us can promise a miracle...

    While I doubt any of us can promise a miracle cure, I can tell you that primal has completely ended my acid reflux, which used to give me a sore throat often. It's also really helped with my...
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    Austin, Texas! The food is cheap and abundant...

    Austin, Texas! The food is cheap and abundant (especially produce!), CrossFit, biking, and swimming are big, the weather is conducive to bare feet year round, and there's a barbeque restaurant around...
  23. Tfarny, hilarious ;-) ThePeanutButterKid- Life...

    Tfarny, hilarious ;-)

    ThePeanutButterKid- Life is a sliding scale. By choosing "good" indulgences, you are avoiding truly self-destructive ones. We all like to fill ourselves up with food. It...
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    Personally, all the MSG, nitrates, and nitrites...

    Personally, all the MSG, nitrates, and nitrites would make this a no-go for me. As a snack now and then I bet it won't hurt you, but I wouldn't consider it a beneficial food.
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    I think of the 80% as being very long term......

    I think of the 80% as being very long term... like, if you've been eating primally 100% of the time when you cook at home, don't worry about it if now and then you eat a restaurant meal with some...
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