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    Sugar or grains worse to cheat with?

    Hey guys,

    Very new to eating primal. Have gone about 1 week. I have cheated a couple times, though I don't let it derail me and consider myself adjusting in to it. My question is whether - when I do cheat - it's worse to cheat on some grain or some sugar (ie. if I ate say an oatmeal bar, or some milk chocolate [like part of an easter egg I perhaps consumed earlier today] - which is worse?).

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrotFlowers View Post
    Hey guys,

    Very new to eating primal. Have gone about 1 week. I have cheated a couple times, though I don't let it derail me and consider myself adjusting in to it. My question is whether - when I do cheat - it's worse to cheat on some grain or some sugar (ie. if I ate say an oatmeal bar, or some milk chocolate [like part of an easter egg I perhaps consumed earlier today] - which is worse?).

    Thanks!
    You're thinking about it the wrong way. If you're preparing to cheat, you're preparing to fail.

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    I have to disagree. As I said I'm easing into it, I would still like an answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrotFlowers View Post
    I have to disagree. As I said I'm easing into it, I would still like an answer.
    If you want a bottom line, I would stick with cutting out wheat.

    After a while your desire for excessive sugar will decline.

    True story: I made a 'hot chocolate' with milk, cream, cocoa and about 1/2 an easter egg for my kids and all three of them thought it was too sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    If you want a bottom line, I would stick with cutting out wheat.

    After a while your desire for excessive sugar will decline.

    True story: I made a 'hot chocolate' with milk, cream, cocoa and about 1/2 an easter egg for my kids and all three of them thought it was too sweet.
    Thanks. Haha. I've gone off sugar in the past but never grains, I know how much sweeter things can taste when you don't have it usually. It's the grains I think is my stronger enemy. Was always a grains person more than a sugar/sweets person.

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    Cheat with sugar -- not wheat or similar grains.

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    Grains are worse. Sugar is just a carb... when I put sugar in something I note it in my calorie tracker, and keep track of my carbs so I know exactly how much I'm getting. But wheat has all those great inflammatory properties that you don't want.

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    Maybe 'cheat' with something of higher quality? Dark chocolate instead of a bar of snickers? Nuts instead of oatmeal bar?

    Whenever I get the feeling of wanting something close to grains or sugar, I try to get the least processed food, e.g. nuts, milk, dark chocolate, cheese... these are not part of what I eat daily because I tend to overeat or react negatively, but helps get rid of the craving.

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    Grains, except maybe for white rice are bad in any amount.
    Processed sugar is not optimal, but imo harmless in small quantities.

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    Yeah. What's with the double posts today?

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