Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!
I have strayed...fallen way off the primal course...help! This week included spaghetti, pizza, spelt salad, breadsticks, some foccacia bread thing, more bread, beans and a dessert! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
I have to get back on track. the fridge is full of veggies and protiens...along with dairy, which I would like to stop for a bit..once you open the floodgates, it is hard to close them again.
You are a BAD BOY [or GIRL] SHAME ON YOU !
You should be ASHAMED of yourself!
Now you must go stand in the corner and look at the wall for 5 hours, OR ELSE !
You are also GROUNDED for 1 month! I take away your car keys !
NO SOUP FOR YOU !
Best of health to all,
'Tis true. For me, a carb binge makes me crazy for carbs. I just don't get hungry. I feel a strong, strong compulsion to lay into all those nasty high carb foods that I've now given up.
The only thing that I can think to say is that you'll just have to ride it out. Perhaps primal-type vegetables like yams can help. For me, it takes at least a day to get over the compulsion and back to normal.
I hate when I feel like food is in charge of me. I hate to feel like I have to eat. One of the best features of a primal(ish) diet is that I find it quite easy to eat what I want when I want. If I go out to eat with the wife and kids and nothing appeals to me on the menu, I just don't eat; and the only consequence is that I feel a bit hungry. But the hunger is easily ignored, and unlike the hunger I felt when I binged on carbs, it is not accompanied by a drop in energy.
Grizz, thank you for a big laugh! So funny, yes, Iknow know..self punishment is useless and i just need to own this and move on..argh.
I did make a big batch of beef bone stock this weekend. maybe tomorrow will be that and celery and eggs.
My sympathies. When I dare eat carbs, they own me. Period.
I suggest trying to get your blood sugar control back with the help of Chromium GTF and/or inositol. Some find Alpha Lipoic Acid helpful.
If those do not work and the stumble leads to carb-fests that you cannot resist with all your might, you may need to resort temporarily to bigger guns (and a doctor's visit) such as Metformin/glucophage.
Mind over matter. I can do it. next week - no grains, period.
1 fruit per day, greek yogurt, and nuts are my only treats.
I find if I eat any thing with actual sugar in it, it takes about 10 days to get it out my head.
Metformin/glucophage ? Going off to Google this now...
I messed up and ate a LOT of pizza last week with friends. I am just now getting back on track. It too me down a bad path for 7 days, caused 6 pounds weight gain, etc. It's amazing how carbs can mess me up.
Metformin is a prescription drug that helps control blood sugar. People with diabetes, prediabetes, hyperinsulinemia or other blood glucose problem who struggle to fight huge carb-induced hunger while they transition to a primal-style diet could find the battle easier with this drug. It's not for someone with normal blood glucose and insulin response. For typical folk, willpower and supplements will likely suffice.