or once a month
or once a month
Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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I get super hungry before my period. I don't fully out binge but if I let me myself I would. I especially crave carbs and sugar. I have to be ready with primal foods that are a little higher in fat and carbs. OO like sweet potatoes, good dark chocolate, paleo ice cream, all natural quest bars, cheese, and my favorite mixed nuts. I might even do some primal baking. I end up gaining around 5lbs the week before my period. However, I lose it when I actually start my cycle. Generally once my cycle starts I don't feel hungry anymore and naturally tend to eat less. The hard part for me is making sure I have those food and I don't eat stuff that is going to be toxic to my body because I get REALLY hungry. If I see that doughnut on the table I'm going to eat it, or I need to have an alternative under my nose asap!
Starting weight: 180lbs
Current weight 130lbs
I can relate--I've been doing well with
diet and exercise (no bingeing tho) and
am not losing the weight. But looking at
the whole lifestyle--we really need to manage
Stress. I think that's my next hurdle
And what a big one. Can't think of what else
it might be. How is your stress level?
Try intermittent fasting & also a short term vlc Atkins Fat Fast to clean the sugar out of your cells:
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Bingeing is not the big deal people say it is. Read the Warrior Diet to understand why:
Ori Hofmekler, author of WD, recommends eating big for 3 days then eating less for 3 days- this is what I do more or less. 3 days I go wild then the next 3 days I do the Atkins Fat Fast. Not conventional by any means but it does work.
There are a lot of great tips that will help you on The Bulletproof Executive:
The Bulletproof Executive
Take a look at what Mark says about sleep and rest. My period always makes me really really tired, therefore want more energy to stay awake (here's where the cravings for my vices comes into play: coffee, sugar and fat). Perhaps ladies, just stop, assess how you feel, maybe take a nap or a half hour of quiet with a cup of soothing herbal tea and take some time out. Ultimately trying to find primal replacements for our non-primal faves will result in frenzied sugar binges, which will only end in self-pitying disaster. Pay attention to your most basic human need, bulk out your main meals and snacks with the plenty of filling meats/ cheeses and make sure you're drinking plenty. Everyone feels like they look like crap when they're on, I make a rule to myself NEVER to spend too long in front of the mirror at 'that time' then pat yourself on the back at the end!