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    I'm munching on a crazy awesome salad for breakfast

    And this would have surprised me last week. It's been about five days for me going primal and I'm shocked that I no longer crave my usual food standbys. Now I want salad and meat and more of it! Still having a hard time with not counting calories or weighing myself on the scale, but this is fun in a way.

    Incidentally, my breakfast salad:

    Tomatoes
    Banana peppers
    Red, Orange, Yellow Bell Peppers
    Fresh mushrooms
    Red Onion
    Mixed baby greens with raddicchio
    A chopped up hamburger patty
    Gorgonzola cheese crumbles
    No dressing! I can't believe that either, especially that it tastes great without it.

    What kind of surprises did you run into on your own primal journey?
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    Early on I was very hungry for salad. Never had it for breakfast though. More recently, there was a period when I ate the food you mention nearly every breakfast but I stir fried them and put the stinky cheese on top.

    After about a year, I am not hungry for much. It is 8:30 am. Since about 1 pm yesterday I have had a glass of whole milk and a handful of pork rinds. I am starting to get hungry. That is after being a constant snacker all my life. (And yesterday's lunch was not at all primal. Little protein or saturated fat. It was a tribal celebration meal - authentic pad Thai and spring rolls. And some avocado-coconut-chocolate mousse that I took.)
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    I'm only a month in but my tastes have changed a lot too. Fruit juice, which I used to love, seriously makes me want to throw up -- it's too sickly sweet! I was at a friendly barn raising/triple birthday celebration yesterday, and being there for 7 hours and not having much primal food around, I'd accepted that I'd cheat like crazy. But not only was I not tempted by the horribly party food (sodas, sugary mixers to go with liquor, chips, etc), being around all that fake food completely shut off any normal hunger I would have had....I ended up eating just over 1,000 calories yesterday, most of which came from my breakfast in the morning, and a piece of beef jerky I'd had at lunch. I didn't even realize how little I'd eaten until I got home to plug it into the DailyPlate -- I felt fine the whole time!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedonist View Post
    Early on I was very hungry for salad. Never had it for breakfast though. More recently, there was a period when I ate the food you mention nearly every breakfast but I stir fried them and put the stinky cheese on top.

    After about a year, I am not hungry for much. It is 8:30 am. Since about 1 pm yesterday I have had a glass of whole milk and a handful of pork rinds. I am starting to get hungry. That is after being a constant snacker all my life. (And yesterday's lunch was not at all primal. Little protein or saturated fat. It was a tribal celebration meal - authentic pad Thai and spring rolls. And some avocado-coconut-chocolate mousse that I took.)
    My schedule is flipped because I work nights, so in actuality it was my dinner but it's just easier to not make that distinction sometimes so I called it breakfast. :P

    I tried pork rinds for the first time yesterday and I thought they were gross... bacon is way better. Have you had any reaction to the pad thai and spring rolls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikaE View Post
    I'm only a month in but my tastes have changed a lot too. Fruit juice, which I used to love, seriously makes me want to throw up -- it's too sickly sweet! I was at a friendly barn raising/triple birthday celebration yesterday, and being there for 7 hours and not having much primal food around, I'd accepted that I'd cheat like crazy. But not only was I not tempted by the horribly party food (sodas, sugary mixers to go with liquor, chips, etc), being around all that fake food completely shut off any normal hunger I would have had....I ended up eating just over 1,000 calories yesterday, most of which came from my breakfast in the morning, and a piece of beef jerky I'd had at lunch. I didn't even realize how little I'd eaten until I got home to plug it into the DailyPlate -- I felt fine the whole time!!
    That's awesome! I hope that's how I become too, and I'm glad I'm already showing signs of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaLink View Post
    I tried pork rinds for the first time yesterday and I thought they were gross... bacon is way better. Have you had any reaction to the pad thai and spring rolls?
    There is much variation in pork rinds. The ones I have now are from Whole Foods. They are baked and have a buttery, slightly bacony flavor. They are large and fluffy, which is what I like. Some people prefer the small hard ones. Sorta like crunching nuts, I guess.

    I make something Thai maybe once a week. No bad reactions. I never make pad Thai, of course, because of the carbs. Might make spring rolls with primal filling. This was a birthday party for my son and grandson. So I ate what I call tribal celebration foods. I suppose some would call them cheats. I would not. They are good, traditional Thai foods made by my Thai daughter-in-law. They were the only carbs I had all day aside from some milk.
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