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can't stop cheating

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 24, 2012 at 4:48 AM

Lately I just can't seem to stop cheating. a "yolo" food now and then is one thing, but I seriously can't stay on the wagon longer than five seconds lately. None of my usual tricks for not cheating have been working lately. Do any of you have any suggestions for not cheating, other than sheer willpower alone?

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on December 27, 2012
at 03:24 AM

That's a good suggestion, but alas I'm not the only one living in the house

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on December 27, 2012
at 03:24 AM

I do have willpower and I have lots of willpower, thank you very much, just sometimes it's more complicated than just saying no

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on December 27, 2012
at 03:23 AM

That's usually what I do, but sometimes willpower fails me

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(289)

on December 26, 2012
at 11:58 PM

up,down,left,right,A,B

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(10490)

on December 24, 2012
at 03:02 PM

Are you really threatening someone that you will assume something stupid about them? What kind of threat is that?

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on December 24, 2012
at 02:40 PM

Amen this. I do the above plus eggs and tinned sardines for a week or so and I'm back on the straight and narrow.

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on December 24, 2012
at 02:07 PM

+1 Great answer.

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on December 24, 2012
at 11:00 AM

Aren't you the person who just had wisdom teeth out and stopped running? [http://paleohacks.com/questions/168895/how-long-should-i-wait-before-i-start-running-again-after-getting-wisdom-tooth-re#axzz2Fxvaec3E] You're probably (A) recovering from minor surgery and (B) bored our of your freaking mind because your usual schedule is disrupted. I'm willing to bet that this problem goes away when you aren't restricted in diet and activity. Right now, you're just really focused on it because of everything you can't do and eat, so you can't stop thinking about it.

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(161)

on December 24, 2012
at 08:27 AM

Pussy bitch? C'mon. Women have willpower too, brother. -jared

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on December 24, 2012
at 05:34 AM

I'm going through a bit of a cheating spree myself, but it is somewhat planned for the holidays. When I'm ready to get back on track, I will Fast for 24 hours and then eat low carb(50g.) primal for 4 days, I find this cleans my system of all the junk and brings my insulin level back to normal.

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on December 24, 2012
at 10:33 AM

I find it far easier to stay on the straight-and-narrow if I plan my meals (breakfast, lunch AND dinner) for a few days ahead. It's better still if I can eat the same meals for a few days. If I have exactly the same breakfast (two egg mushroom omelette) and lunch (chicken thigh with spinach)with not much variation for dinner (beef/lamb stirfry with veggies) it takes all the mental stress away. Sure, it's probably not optimal food and variety is important, but it works well for me to tighten up after a cheat-a-thon.

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on December 24, 2012
at 02:07 PM

+1 Great answer.

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on December 24, 2012
at 12:08 PM

I find the best way to stay on the wagon is to not have cheat foods in the house. If my fridge is stocked with good food that is already cooked, I just have to open the door for something to eat. I usually have mini meatloaves in the fridge (made in muffin tins), that are full of veggies and herbs. One with a bit of mustard usually makes me feel like I've eaten something substantial. I'm really trying to eat only when I'm hungry (instead of the typical 3 meals a day) but sometimes that need to munch is there. I think we all deal with this to varying degrees. Good luck - it is hard this time of year!

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on December 27, 2012
at 03:24 AM

That's a good suggestion, but alas I'm not the only one living in the house

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on December 24, 2012
at 06:10 AM

If I am falling way off track, I super restrict for a day or two, super clean, or outright fast for a whole day (which is actually easier than restricting to clean foods if I've been off the wagon, not sure why) and then I just focus on each day.

If I want something crappy, I just think "if I really want it, I can have it tomorrow" and then as each day builds up I feel like I get more momentum and it helps me stick to it. I think trying to get really strict with huge goals in mind can become overwhelming. I used to be terrible at the "one day at a time" thing but it really works for me. Good luck getting back on track!

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on December 24, 2012
at 06:15 AM

Go very low carb - nutrient dense. Nothing but offal, bone broth, grass-fed meat.

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on December 24, 2012
at 02:40 PM

Amen this. I do the above plus eggs and tinned sardines for a week or so and I'm back on the straight and narrow.

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on December 24, 2012
at 08:55 AM

I feel you - I'm having trouble lately. Before I was maybe having a treat once or twice a week (only very small), but now it's nearly every day I have something I probably shouldn't. I'm just telling myself that it's Christmas and I'm not a bad person if I have things that are a bit naughty. Once the silly season dies down I will become a lot stricter.

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on December 26, 2012
at 05:27 AM

Just stop cheating you cheating bastardo lol. Develop some willpower and stop being so weak. Be a caveman, be strong mentally and physically. Sorry i'm brutally honest. Dont thumbs me down. I love you.

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on December 27, 2012
at 03:24 AM

I do have willpower and I have lots of willpower, thank you very much, just sometimes it's more complicated than just saying no

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on December 24, 2012
at 05:03 PM

Thank you for this thread. Glad I'm not the only one having difficulties. Cooked a beef shank yesterday with onions carrots lots of garlic and celery. It was delicious with mashed potatoes. It was the unheeded and unneeded ice cream that did me in. Scales up today and it has been a struggle lately. I just keep reading here and Mark's Daily Apple and Perfect Health Diet blogs and grasp at straws and know just what to do. Doing it? Another matter. Hang in there all. "One Day at a Time" and all that. Good luck with the rest of the Holiday Season!

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on December 24, 2012
at 05:06 AM

Whenever I need willpower in a tough situation I just repeat don't be a pussy bitch in my head over and over. It works for me, idk.

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on December 24, 2012
at 08:27 AM

Pussy bitch? C'mon. Women have willpower too, brother. -jared

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on December 24, 2012
at 11:59 AM

Whenever I feel like cheating, I just tell myself that it's poison, and will eventually kill you like cigarettes, and alcohol. There really is no difference. I then go and eat something nice and fatty. :)

Edit: When down-voting please give reasons for a down-vote. Or else ill just assume its someone whos not educated in the fact that carbohydrates from processed foods actually cause inflammation in the body which in turn causes saturated fat to build up in the veins. Also couple that with a HUGE spike in glucose. Nasty Nasty things will happen after many years. :) Thank you.

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on December 24, 2012
at 03:02 PM

Are you really threatening someone that you will assume something stupid about them? What kind of threat is that?

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on December 27, 2012
at 03:23 AM

That's usually what I do, but sometimes willpower fails me

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