Wine. I feel less than optimal when I have more than 1 glass, sometimes it depends on the wine, 1 glass can make me feel sort of un-good. I'm not trying to loose weight so that's not the problem. Also I really like having more than 1 glass; half a glass while I'm cooking and another half after dinner. Nothing else seems to really go with dinner, I've tried water flavored with lemon, lime or fresh herbs; it just doesn't do it for me.
It doesn't hurt to try, but fat is not a panacea for everyone. Binges and hunger do not go away for me, no matter how much fat I am using. In fact, the more I am using, the faster I spiral down into a binge. On a pure fat fast it takes only 6 or so hours, by 4 pm, I am ready to kill for a celery stick & if a watermelon happens by, no amount of any reasoning and good judgment is going to stop me. And I get ravenous, and hateful of people going on and on about how staffed they are on 1000 calories a day because they eat all that fat!
Last edited by Leida; 08-01-2012 at 06:39 AM.
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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Sleep - I feel lucky - groggy...but lucky to get 5 hours (get up at 4:30) I can't get to bed much before 11 ish. I would like to increase it, of course. but even if I go to bed right after the news, it's still only 6 hrs.
beer/wine - this is one I've decided not to call an issue. I love my wine with dinner, beer at a bbq, or a cold one just 'cause it's f'ing 105 in Iowa.
exercise - I found what I like, what my body responds to...not exactly PB, but something that I love, and what works
Cooking for non-primals - the fam (husb and 13 yo son) eat what I make, and a lot of times I'll just add a few sweet potatos or extra veggies along with the pasta that they want. I don't eat the pasta, I don't make an issue out of it, and consequently they end up taking less of the pasta. However, there are some dishes that they love that I make that are all about family, and tradition and such...so I make it. And I eat it. And I move on.
that's about it -
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 175 x 3. Current Deadlift: 225 x 3
I know it's unpleasant, but a lot of people here make it seem as though cravings = inevitable binging. Like "Oh, I just couldn't help but shove sugar into my face because the craving was really bad!" Yeah. They are cravings. They are supposed to be bad. Your body wants you to eat sugar because it doesn't know what you're doing.
I don't buy into the idea that everybody is different. If you are having cravings for carbs when you reduce carbs, it's because you're a sugar-burner. That's not because "everyone's different", it's because you haven't weathered the storm long enough to reach ketosis. We're all humans and all have the same biological processes. We all have the ability to reach ketosis. Yes, the journey sucks. A lot. But then it doesn't anymore.
Being primal doesn't mean you're not a sugar-burner. And I went through several months of plateaus because of people on this site saying it's perfectly fine to eat more carbs, sweet potatoes are great, dark chocolate is sensible, it's stupid and too-restrictive to not eat fruit, etc. I started out with primal in ketosis. I dropped weight extremely fast. Then as soon as I started eating more primal carbs, I started having cravings for more and more and more carbs. Because my body went right back to sugar-burning based on the crappy advice I got here.
I'm not saying everyone here is trying to, or even should, go for ketosis. But I'm sick of hearing "I can't be a fat-burner because I get cravings." I know. That's the point.
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The diet part isn't really that hard for me (unless I have to cut out dairy - if I don't tolerate dairy, just don't tell me. I. Don't. Want. To. Know). And I love to exercise. The hardest part for me to get dialed in is stress and sleep. I worry about every single silly little thing all the damn time, and I don't get nearly enough good sleep at night (and the TV is usually on for some of it).
Portion control... I always want to feast :-( it has been killing my attempts at loosing the last 30% of my weight loss goal