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New to this and craving buttery stuff

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Created December 16, 2012 at 3:34 PM

I'm really new to this, and learning as I go. I figured that starting now, and tweaking things along the way is better than learning everything first and doing it perfectly.

I started following the paleo diet 5 days ago. I cut out anything dairy, grain, legumy etc. I also stopped coffee, I figure on giving it all a month and see where I'm at then. I don't think my diet was all that bad beforehand, as in, I wasn't a huge fan of breads and pastas, but chips? yes. I don't even think it's the salt, think it's the fat in them.

I've been munching on homemade kale chips and veggie sticks, but it's not fulfilling my craving, and I've found myself actually taking a little bit of butter with nothing else, just because I'm craving the fat. Is that weird? I am eating some fatty foods like avacado, my husband even bought me some pork rinds to try! But just right now what is going through my head is the recipe for shortbread cookies, and I know I'm not supposed to just be substituting fakes in while I retrain myself. Is this my body telling me that I need more fat in the diet, or is it my brain craving some of the comfort foods it's been missing?

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on December 16, 2012
at 04:41 PM

Oh, if you're doing Whole30 you just kinda have to expect that shizz to be difficult. No shortcuts is basically the point. Stay strong is the only advice I can give I guess. Please update this thread as you go. I'm interested in your journey...

B9306bea92729336ce04ac3993bab6c5

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on December 16, 2012
at 04:36 PM

Oh, I love you for that link, I hadn't even thought of liverwurst or liver pate, and that will most definitely do the trick!

B9306bea92729336ce04ac3993bab6c5

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on December 16, 2012
at 04:12 PM

I'm thinking about getting some tahini, I'm not a big fan of almond butter really, I'd rather just eat the almonds. As to weaning myself off of anything, I've always found it so much easier to go cold turkey, because if it's not allowed, it's not allowed. Letting myself eat just a bit gives me far too much leeway to eat just a bit more and a bit more... With my addiction being so strong, I wouldn't be surprised if I have issues with peanuts.

B9306bea92729336ce04ac3993bab6c5

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on December 16, 2012
at 04:09 PM

ugh, refried beans or beans in general of any kind are something I've never learned to love! Adding butter to coffee though is something I never would have thought of. I normally drink mine black, but I could try that. Currently I'm following the whole30 plan and that means no coffee cause it breaks some addiction rule (which I agree with, but I've done the no coffee thing before) But when I do bring coffee back, I'll definitely give that a try.

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on December 16, 2012
at 03:36 PM

guess I should probably mention that I'm a peanut butter addict, and have removed that completely from my diet too, so where before I might take a spoonful of the stuff (real peanutbutter mind you, only ingredient peanuts) now I have nothing to take a spoonful of, so have taken a teeny sliver of butter and let it melt in my mouth. It's not really helping though!

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Ca22738a3c3efc400a35c426dfab47a3

on December 30, 2012
at 05:14 PM

Coconut butter or oil???you can eat it by the spoonful.

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6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on December 16, 2012
at 04:21 PM

If you crave butter then eat it. Try to get some pasture butter if you don't already have some.

http://paleohacks.com/questions/132246/low-carb-ways-to-consume-lots-of-butter

B9306bea92729336ce04ac3993bab6c5

(20)

on December 16, 2012
at 04:36 PM

Oh, I love you for that link, I hadn't even thought of liverwurst or liver pate, and that will most definitely do the trick!

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on December 16, 2012
at 03:56 PM

First of all... relax.

5 days, I don't know... take it slow. Ease into it? If its a problem with being full eat a can of Refried beans. Not Paleo, but it's a 'lesser evil' compromise.

And, no... nothing wrong with nibbling on a little butter. Grass-fed would be best, organic coming in second.

Try blending a Tbsp or two in a cup of coffee. Very satisfying.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on December 16, 2012
at 04:41 PM

Oh, if you're doing Whole30 you just kinda have to expect that shizz to be difficult. No shortcuts is basically the point. Stay strong is the only advice I can give I guess. Please update this thread as you go. I'm interested in your journey...

B9306bea92729336ce04ac3993bab6c5

(20)

on December 16, 2012
at 04:09 PM

ugh, refried beans or beans in general of any kind are something I've never learned to love! Adding butter to coffee though is something I never would have thought of. I normally drink mine black, but I could try that. Currently I'm following the whole30 plan and that means no coffee cause it breaks some addiction rule (which I agree with, but I've done the no coffee thing before) But when I do bring coffee back, I'll definitely give that a try.

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on December 16, 2012
at 04:14 PM

I put pastured butter on everything - on my veggies, my starchy carbs, my steak. Fat is good so enjoy! Just stay away from the lethal butter + flour + sugar combination known as shortbread (or limit your indulgence to once or twice over the holidays). And yes, butter on a spoon on its own is just fine, too.

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on December 16, 2012
at 03:58 PM

Why don't you ween yourself off the peanutbutter? Or maybe switch to almond butter and take down consumption of that day by day...

B9306bea92729336ce04ac3993bab6c5

(20)

on December 16, 2012
at 04:12 PM

I'm thinking about getting some tahini, I'm not a big fan of almond butter really, I'd rather just eat the almonds. As to weaning myself off of anything, I've always found it so much easier to go cold turkey, because if it's not allowed, it's not allowed. Letting myself eat just a bit gives me far too much leeway to eat just a bit more and a bit more... With my addiction being so strong, I wouldn't be surprised if I have issues with peanuts.

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