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    Hi, I'm just embarking on the PB lifestyle and am glad to see so many helpful people on the forum. I'm a lifelong carb-lover but am committed to eliminating the bad stuff. I'm in the first few days of adopting PB, so can someone please tell me how long it takes the overwhelming cravings for the simple carbs to go away? At times it's all I can do to not devour a (large) bag of Doritos.


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    About a week and a half for me. Longer for others, shorter for some. Hang in there.


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    It depends on two things: who you are and how many carbs you're still eating. It took my husband six weeks because he was cheating all the time; when he went VLC for two weeks the low-carb flu went away. I went VLC immediately and it took me about three days to kick the low-carb flu. It varies.

    Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

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    I'm highjacking the thread for a second.


    Griff: I'm sorry I'm asking, and if it posted somewhere else I apologize, but you keep mentioning your husband. For the longest time I thought you were a girl but your pic is definitely a guy, and I am a simple guy myself...


    I'm assuming (at this point) you're a guy and married with a guy.

    If it's the case just say "yes", and that is cool. I don't care about people's sexuality, but I am just a bit confused.

    Once you learn that you create your own reality and that you are fully responsible for your life, you can begin to see the world as it is and then you realize the limitless possibilities.

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    Nico: Yes, my husband and I are one of the 18,000 legally married gay couples in California.

    Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

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    I agree that it's different for everyone. For me, when I first started I hadn't read the book yet and just gut out grains, pastas, junk food...still thought fruit was great. So for a week and a half I was still eating a good number of carbs, but from fruit and tubers not crap. I didn't suffer the flu thing that others have mentioned.


    After that I knocked down the carbs even more without problem and don't miss them at all...most of the time! My higher energy more than makes up for anything I do miss, though.


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    @Griff: Thanks for the answer, and soon I hope that you'll be able to say "my husband and I are one of the first 18,000 legally married gay couples in California."


    Actually, I hope you'd get to say "Yeah, we were married in Cali."

    Once you learn that you create your own reality and that you are fully responsible for your life, you can begin to see the world as it is and then you realize the limitless possibilities.

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    Need-sugar-Feed-FAT is the basis. When you want to devour the bag of Dorito's, instead, devour some almonds or an avacado or a hamburger or take a spoon to the butter... not kidding The more you can stick to NSFF, the faster the cravings will disappear. I know it probably sounds crazy, but trust me. I learned the quasi-hard way, initial carb flu took me 3 weeks to kick because instead of trusting my mind and the advice about fat, I just said that it was "my 20%" and did it anyway... and 20% can quickly become 50 or 70% after a bag of Doritos is gone lol


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    Nico: Thank you for saying that. I hope so too.


    (To AlamoJack: Sorry for the thread hijack! I'm done now. )

    Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

    Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


    Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

    My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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    My BF used to make fun of my 'high carb diet' but i'm just into my 3rd week, and I haven't really craved carbs. We both kind of shake our heads like we can't believe I'm doing this.


    Sometimes, if I see baked goods, for example, I want them for a second or two, but I quickly tell myself that they are poison! Another thing that helped me is thinking about this not as a low-carb diet, but as a high-fat diet. Suddenly, I've been given the green light to eat lots of yummy fatty foods that are frowned upon in CW dieting. So far so good =)

    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -- Virginia Woolf

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