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  1. Is this normal for a typical day of primal eating?

    Hey guys,

    so I am feeling better eating primal, cheating is less tempting, food tastes better and I am craving carbs and sweets less. All that is good... but I am wondering about whether I'm...
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    Those formulas are weird... at the first formula...

    Those formulas are weird... at the first formula I'm supposed to be 125 (which is around where I was last time I weighed myself but pretty sure I gained weight since then and I don't weigh myself...
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    Made the moroccan chicken stew from the PB book...

    Made the moroccan chicken stew from the PB book and didn't like it because it was very acidic and my stomach rebelled. I thought, I can't throw the whole thing out (I live alone), so I made chicken...
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    Thank you so much, everyone! Yeah it makes sense...

    Thank you so much, everyone! Yeah it makes sense to have something non liquid for breakfast... I think I really need to plan ahead because the main reason I do the shakes is that they save me time...
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    Post cheat day coping?

    So I was wondering... for those of you who do have cheat days (planned or unplanned), how do you cope after a cheat day? Is there anything that helps you get through the next couple of days? Snacks?...
  6. I do need to redirect my focus because I eat a...

    I do need to redirect my focus because I eat a lot more than I did before actually and all I keep thinking all the time is "oh god I am going to gain weight on this"... I keep reminding myself that...
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    I eat pretty often I find, actually. It's...

    I eat pretty often I find, actually. It's frustrating but I'm only on my second week. I have a protein smoothie with coconut milk (not the pure one, the coconut drink that people seem to dislike :P I...
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    If you use a proper stock pot, I found that...

    If you use a proper stock pot, I found that eating a cup or two a day it can last 1-2 weeks because it results in a LOT of stock but I'm talking 16 quart stock pot. I froze a lot of it actually and...
  9. so guys... the crazy hunger is getting better! My...

    so guys... the crazy hunger is getting better! My stomach is still upset but I find it easier... I'm not thinking about food all the time and I've been cooking for myself! I even made chicken stock...
  10. I'm making a version of the zucchini bake from...

    I'm making a version of the zucchini bake from the PB cookbook with lamb this time. Mmm... my house smells so lamby :P I didn't have onions so I used a freeze dried vegetable mix and some salt and...
  11. Gain some mass before you start with heavier...

    Gain some mass before you start with heavier workouts, meanwhile heatherdarbs has it right, walking is good or light jogging if your body can take it. Give yourself time to gain strength and heal....
  12. Thread: Squat tips

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    Also, don't focus so much on what part of your...

    Also, don't focus so much on what part of your legs you feel the most. I find sometimes my quads will hurt more and sometimes my glutes and hamstrings. Focus more on proper form!
  13. Thread: Squat tips

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    I'm glad someone posted this. Rippetoe has some...

    I'm glad someone posted this. Rippetoe has some great tips about squats as well as other movements. There are many tips based on actual physics of the lift and form that may help with squats.

    The...
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    It really depends on what you want to train and...

    It really depends on what you want to train and what your goals are. If you want to increase primarily strength, you can try the Wendler routine (5-3-1 ==> T NATION | How to Build Pure Strength). If...
  15. It seems from what I am reading that I shouldn't...

    It seems from what I am reading that I shouldn't be eating any fruits at all... in that case, I don't know what to eat, really. Nuts are very self limiting, since my stomach is very sensitive and...
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    I just found a wonderful whey protein by Quantum...

    I just found a wonderful whey protein by Quantum Nutrition. It is on the pricey side but it's clean New Zealand whey with probiotics! Which is really a perfect choice for primal lifestyle because if...
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    As a starting PB-er, I have to say this was much...

    As a starting PB-er, I have to say this was much needed comic relief. I think this is directed at me. I have been beating myself up for eating an extra piece of dark chocolate... so you know......
  18. Oh I've actually read it believe it or not, I...

    Oh I've actually read it believe it or not, I know PPIs are not good for you and I try not to use them for more than a couple of weeks at a time with a couple months' break in between. They make...
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    I just discovered an absolutely amazing way to...

    I just discovered an absolutely amazing way to make chicken. Smother it in mayo, best is to use olive oil mayo or homemade if you can do it, then bread it in almond flour/meal mixed with smoked...
  20. hahaha uhh thanks, Piscator :P and thank you...

    hahaha uhh thanks, Piscator :P

    and thank you everyone else as well. I would really look forward to not craving those treats as much. I usually have pretty good self control around them and don't...
  21. Can I ask another question? Do you guys do cheat...

    Can I ask another question? Do you guys do cheat days at all? Or is it going to affect my desired benefits from going primal too much? I'm talking like a 24h period where I am allowed some sweets or...
  22. Thanks, abc123, that seems like sound advice. I...

    Thanks, abc123, that seems like sound advice. I didn't mean "diet" as in "dieting to lose weight" to me the word diet just means the way you eat and what you choose to put in your body not in the...
  23. Bacon does cure all! Thank you everyone for...

    Bacon does cure all!

    Thank you everyone for your input! I definitely agree that it is tempting to slide back into counting, which is why I am contemplating whether such a diet is right for me and...
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    I understand how you feel, even though I am just...

    I understand how you feel, even though I am just starting out with this diet and very unsure of it right now... coming from a similar background (anorexia) as well so I know it's very easy to fall...
  25. First day - going crazy - help with carbs please?

    Ok so I know this may be repeating a thread somewhere down the road but I haven't seen the exact same thing so perhaps you can still help me out.

    So background: I've been doing Crossfit for almost...
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