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How do yall do it? I need a little support here

Answered on October 12, 2013
Created September 25, 2013 at 5:03 AM

So I'm going to walmart (college student on a budget) Ive got natrual chicken, ground beef, rice, a gallon of water, and some paper towels in my cart and I can't help but see everyone else grabbing cookies, cookie cake, doughnuts, icecream.

I long for a couple oreos, a doughnut, or a cupcake, just once a month or something.

I know life isn't fair, but how do yall cope?

Note: I've been on AI protocol for a year, if I had a doughnut it would literally put me in agonizing pain

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on September 26, 2013
at 05:22 AM

I'm in the same boat, buddy :/

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on September 25, 2013
at 07:44 PM

I do eat before, It doesn't help :/. And yes its stressfull enough diet limitations don't make it any better

A5127d60bca783084f191f38ffa357a6

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on September 25, 2013
at 07:43 PM

Yea that is true its human instinct when a bad reaction happens immediatly we tend to stay away from it, but if it takes hours or days we don't correlate the two and continue our actions

A5127d60bca783084f191f38ffa357a6

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on September 25, 2013
at 07:43 PM

My veggies and greens were already at home, I take up like both the bottom things. I should leave more room for my roommate lol

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on September 25, 2013
at 07:42 PM

I hardly ever have anything sweet, but our body needs glucose which I get from a minor amount of sources

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on September 25, 2013
at 07:41 PM

Thanks for the insight

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on October 12, 2013
at 05:07 PM

Give yourself a cheat day once a week. Have Oreos if you want them. You will not die. Have a chocolate milk shake once per week. It will not hurt you if you stick to paleo the other 6 days. You will lose weight and feel great on paleo, but don't obsess over it. Just do it 6 straight days a week and it is,"Good-bye fat!"@Tommy123

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on September 26, 2013
at 01:58 PM

I used to have a crazy sweet tooth. I've only been Paleo 3 months and I've kicked the desire for sweets. The first few weeks were hard because I wanted to eat them, but eventually you just stop craving them.

The odd time I may have something now, but it's nothing compared to how it was. Trust me...it get's easier.

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on September 26, 2013
at 01:31 AM

About once or twice a month I do fall off the wagon (but NEVER into gluten; the anxiety/depression, psychotic mood swings, lethargy/apathy that one substance brings on for me is NOT worth it), and have some sugary/dairy/processed food, and then I am reminded by the stuffy/runny nose, the next day headache and sore joints and fatigue, that those things really make me feel bad. We are all human though, so just get right back on the horse when it happens to you, and remember when you used to feel like that all the time, and how much better you are treating your body now.

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on September 25, 2013
at 08:12 PM

You won't see many lean and healthy people loaded down with cookies, donuts, chips, and soda. With enough fresh veggies, nuts, fruit, meat and fish you're energy will just soar. All that junk food won't even temp you down the road.

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on September 25, 2013
at 04:49 PM

I'm a college student as well, and work around food all day. Trust me, it sucks. The best thing you can do is to make sure you eat before going to the grocery store. Find a treat that your body enjoys. It could be something as simple as a fruit smoothie, frozen fruit juice pops (make sure it's 100% juice), or even almond butter (Justin's has a few paleo varieties that are pretty tasty). School is stressful enough without having to go through sugar withdraws. Just stick with paleo sweeteners and tough it out. It eventually does come to a point where your body stops craving the other sweets and craves fruits instead. Another suggestion would be to find time to do a whole 30. The first 3 weeks suck majorly, even more so when you can't get enough sleep. But it is worth it in the end. Best of luck! Just know you aren't alone with this whole school thing. PS, I'm in Utah

A5127d60bca783084f191f38ffa357a6

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on September 25, 2013
at 07:44 PM

I do eat before, It doesn't help :/. And yes its stressfull enough diet limitations don't make it any better

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on September 25, 2013
at 02:46 PM

change your mindset, the short term indulgence of tasting good food will make you far far less happy than being in good shape(not obese) and not having chronic health issues(potentially serious).

thats how people usually get into alternative health, so they can get rid of a chronic issue, people coming from that perspective quickly realize how much greater their quality of life can be by giving up only small things(indulgences)

maybe you should eat a few donuts, deal with the symptoms, then reassess how much benefit you got from that donut.( you probably will quickly learn to avoid bad foods if they put you in serious pain)

ive heard chris kresser comment that the people who have (greater) reactions to bad foods are lucky, as its their body letting them know something is wrong. having a red flag to know you need to correct an issue is far better than not having that flag, continuing doing something harmful then paying for it only when the issue gets so serious that it can no longer be easily treated.

tl: dr - dont envy them, pitty them.

A5127d60bca783084f191f38ffa357a6

(687)

on September 25, 2013
at 07:43 PM

Yea that is true its human instinct when a bad reaction happens immediatly we tend to stay away from it, but if it takes hours or days we don't correlate the two and continue our actions

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on September 25, 2013
at 11:58 AM

@Texas210

Hi,

For immediate cravings I squirt a few drops of cologne just under the nose before entering the supermarket. cravings at home: try brushing your teeth with non-sweetened tooth-paste instead of heading for the cookiejar.

Of course the longterm solution is changing yout diet so the cravings stop, possibly aided by some tapping (-> EFT)

Also there are dessert recipes paleo style available with e.g. stevia as sweetener.

N.B. Your shopping cart seems to be quite empty of greens or veggies???

Wish u luck!

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A5127d60bca783084f191f38ffa357a6

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on September 25, 2013
at 07:43 PM

My veggies and greens were already at home, I take up like both the bottom things. I should leave more room for my roommate lol

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on September 25, 2013
at 07:02 AM

Imagine you simply didn't crave the sweet stuff. Like you could walk down those center isles and know how good everything tastes but not experience any harsh cravings.

Dr. Peter Attia, in one of his interviews, talks about how he went cold turkey on sugar and sweeteners. He basically removed the taste of sweet from his life, went through a withdrawal period, and came out the other end free from those cravings. I suppose it's a lot like quitting smoking.

My experience exactly matches Dr. Attia's. I had to remove added sugar, non-caloric sweeteners and limit fruit consumption to reach a point where my addiction was finally overcome.

Once you've broken this addiction, everything is much, much easier.

Good luck at college!

A5127d60bca783084f191f38ffa357a6

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on September 25, 2013
at 07:42 PM

I hardly ever have anything sweet, but our body needs glucose which I get from a minor amount of sources

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on September 25, 2013
at 05:18 AM

I have a lot of years on you so I know from experience that those foods bring nothing but troubles in the long run. I have zero cravings for them and I tell myself when I see people buying them that I am superior to them in my diet and I will be healthier and avoid the doctor.

A5127d60bca783084f191f38ffa357a6

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on September 25, 2013
at 07:41 PM

Thanks for the insight

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