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Thread: What changes have you made to make PB "yours"?

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    What changes have you made to make PB "yours"?

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    Lots of people have made small and large changes to PB to fit into their WOE. For me, I'm allowing peanuts here and there. I enjoy almond butter, but I still loooove no salt/sugar added peanutbutter. I know the risks/drawbacks, and I'm ok with the occasional indulgence.

    What about you? What changes have you made?

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    I'm hoping for this to flame-free;I don't want this to turn into "WHAT!? You eat 5 bananas a day? You're killing yourself slowly..." etc

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    bread, doughnuts and slurpees.

    haha, jk

    I allow for dairy that is not from grass-fed cows, as I LOVE dairy and have no access to grass-fed. That being said, I don't really split things into 80/20. I just say "whatever, I allow that," and eat what I want, even if it's not fully primal. haha

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    you know, i don't really know. i haven't sat down and really, deeply, madly, and truly absorbed PB. i have the general idea. And, i follow the 'general idea' of the paleo-primal diet.

    i have dark chocolate. i'll have high quality ice cream on occasion. we're still eating green beans on a regular basis. i use cheese as a garnish.

    i'm not all that concerned about it.

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    Dark chocolate is my weakness too

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoebird View Post
    you know, i don't really know. i haven't sat down and really, deeply, madly, and truly absorbed PB. i have the general idea. And, i follow the 'general idea' of the paleo-primal diet.

    i have dark chocolate. i'll have high quality ice cream on occasion. we're still eating green beans on a regular basis. i use cheese as a garnish.

    i'm not all that concerned about it.
    This is my attitude. I don't get all bent out of shape over some green beans, or really good quality ice cream once in a while. Life is TOO short.

    My favorite "tweak" is also peanut butter. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

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    Actually, I'm with most of these others.
    I don't view cheese as part of my 20%. I just eat it. For me, it's Primal.
    When I'm at my favorite Mexican restaurant, I eat the chips. I feel no guilt. Yum! They're corn chips, I'm pretty sure they're gluten free...
    I also indulge in 88% or higher chocolate.

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    I think quite a few may agree with zoebird. I do.

    I started with PaNu 3 months prior to PB. I would say I'm here only because of the active forum. I seem to get more involved with something if I can share and learn from others be it guns, motorcycles, hunting or eating.

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    Same here; I still eat cheese and drink milk, but I don't see the problem. I replaced bread w/ lettuce, eat fruit, and push more vegetables as sides. Once I started the transition, I figured out the hardest part is stocking up on the healthier alternatives.

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    oh, and i eat fruit. like, three or more pieces a day if i feel like it.

    but no white potatoes.

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    Minimal Dairy and nuts. More fish and not as much meat as others here probably.

    And I eat very small portions of white rice, white potatoes, and sometimes (rarely) corn.

    I also eat green beans, peas, sugar snap peas, etc...I don't really think these are unprimal anyway.

    Oh, and I indulge in dates w/ peanut butter inside and coconut sprinkled on them (like 2 at a time). totally not primal but I LOVE them and I never feel bad about it

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