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    Mourning old ways...

    Do y'all ever mourn the fact that you don't/can't eat like everyone else?

    I really love food and cooking, and the paleo cookbooks are nice and all, but I like to look at other folks' stuff too--and sometimes, I just get angry that there are SO MANY things I have to avoid (either from choice or necessity), and I REALLY wish I could eat those things without the deleterious effects I know they have on my body.

    Anyone else struggle with this from time to time?

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    Not really. If anything, learning about this way of eating made my dietary choices easier. At least I now have a solid basis for WHY I always felt better on a protein and fat heavy diet. Hell, I'm a pretty good pastry maker, and my homemade cakes are the talk of my office, but I don't have any real temptation to return to eating that stuff.
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    I don't have a problem.
    Most of the things you are talking about (grains etc) are just carriers for flavour and sauce. A lot of people say they love rice, they love pasta but would never eat a bowl of it on its own. All the flavours are there for you and by avoiding those grains you can replace the calories you would have had from them with foot that is full of nutrition.
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    Yea, sometimes. So, I go ahead and have it.
    Then I realize that it doesn't taste quite as good as I remembered. Sometimes, I end up spitting it out.
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    Ive grown up in the SF bay area and damn I love me some real good sourdough bread, especially lightly toasted with some butter on it. I think that is really the only wheat-based thing I am genuinely sad to not be able to have all the time anymore. I cant even have it as an occasional little treat cause ive gotten real sensitive to gluten. :/ le sigh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvidae View Post
    Ive grown up in the SF bay area and damn I love me some real good sourdough bread, especially lightly toasted with some butter on it. I think that is really the only wheat-based thing I am genuinely sad to not be able to have all the time anymore. I cant even have it as an occasional little treat cause ive gotten real sensitive to gluten. :/ le sigh.
    I read somewhere that sourdough was the healthiest type of bread because of the fermentation process used in making it.

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    This is probably where I read it.

    I don’t advocate the consumption of bread, but if you’re going to treat yourself to any gluten grain-derived food, make real, long-fermented sourdough bread the one.

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    No, I don't miss that stuff.
    It's what I call "fewd", not real food. I simply say "I don't eat that", not "I don't eat that anymore". For me it's a mental switch.
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    I just finished reading "The Paleo Answer" and was kind of bummed out on Cordain's stance on capsaiscin. Pretty much good with the rest of it, but I do like my chili. Will have a tough time with that and may cut back, won't eliminate.
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    I actually feel pity for people when I see them eating the poisonous things I once considered food.

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