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    For those who have eaten this way long-term... food funk?

    For those of you have been eating this way for awhile... did you go through a time when you didn't eat so well? For instance... I have been primal since January, but for about a month and a half I have been in a food funk and have been eating lots of cheese and processed meat (salami, pepperoni, and deli turkey), and Haagen Daz Five ice cream with raw cacoa nibs. I have also been drinking a lot wine, which leads to eating more of these foods. I have been choosing the best quality cheeses and meats that I can, though, not that's an excuse.

    The good thing about this is that in a month and a half I have gained a couple of pounds back... not bad for the way I have been eating. In the past I would have binged grains and foods far worse than cheese and salami. I am going to have to give up the wine to get rid of the cravings. I think I am ready to get back to cleaner eating.

    What kind of food funks have you gone through and for how long?

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    Been doing this for nearly two years. No issues. I do have a glass of wine and a cup of hot cocoa each day (I'm specifically addressing thrombosis) and don't restrict dairy (but only have it in moderation - yoghurt and cheese).

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    Yup. I can't remember if I'm going on 2 or 3 years Primal. This is my 2nd winter, and I started in May... so 3 years...

    I've had really good phases, and some not so good phases where I ate too much nut butter or too much cheese, or just too much in general. It feels good though when you get into a "good" phase and everything just fits together nicely.

    I think some of us take a little longer to figure out what works best for us.

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    Been doing this over a year. No funks yet. Maybe a year isn't long enough for them to set in.
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    Last September I fell for a cheesecake. Then gelatto, then more cheesecake. It went on for a couple of months. I didn't know about any primal support forums at the time. That would have helped. It was very hard to get back. I never went for grains, skipped the crust for example, but the sugar really hooked me. I'm free of it now. The leptin reset helped me a lot. Just reading what others were eating... I didn't need the reset but did it anyway.. Guess I still am except I exercise before bkfst.

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    I did it for 8 months in 2009/2010. Not super-long, but long enough to have experienced a food funk. Mine was over Christmas. The five weeks over Dec included lots of sweets, alcohol and cake. By the 4th week I had only gained 1 pound but I recognized that my old cravings were back in full force, so I started afresh with a detox and colon-cleanse.

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    I'm one year in and am just now in a bad phase for the first time. I think it is because of combination of two things - I recently tried dropping most fruit to see if I could increase my energy. While I think it is working, I keep finding myself without a quick food item to grab and hold me over. The second is that I have been having tons of problems with kidney stones. It has me a bit out of sorts and maybe a little depressed.

    I'm not completely off the wagon, but not nearly where I like to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammies View Post
    The second is that I have been having tons of problems with kidney stones. It has me a bit out of sorts and maybe a little depressed.
    Sorry about that. I have four, one of which is causing pain. Doc says that since it is only 2 mm, we need to just wait for it to pass.
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    I have gone for almost 3 years. In fact it was the wonderful Diana Renatta that roped me in from the runner's world diet forum. I fall off the horse every once in awhile but have been making steady progress every year. Yes I think it is good to measure annually. I started doing this but it has been a real incentive to continue as after losing 100lbs my motivation fell off of a cliff. Day to day changes are subtle but when you can compare annual numbers then you see a real difference. I am looking forward to my 3rd annual measurement in November and I plan to drop another 1" off my waist and still be at the same weight. You just have to find long term motivation to get you back on the horse.
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    I've had a couple of dairy, nut, processed meat funks. These have snuck in because they seem primal for a few moments... Definitely not in my regular repertoire now that I have a handle on what I want to be eating.

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