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over christmas i lost the plot

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Created January 09, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I really lost the plot over xmas. I ate everything in sight. Over the season I ate at least 2 kilos of Maltesers (chocolate malt balls). I have put on 2 kilos - which was a real surprise because I expected to put on a lot more. I have lost my way and cant get my way back to the paleo world. Does anyone have any suggestions about what to do to ease those urges and get back into the swing of things?

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on January 09, 2013
at 11:45 PM

It's alway in the last place you'd look

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on January 09, 2013
at 10:57 PM

thanks. I really didnt feel 'perfect'over xmas. I did enjoy it though.

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on January 09, 2013
at 10:56 PM

I dont drink alcohol. I think I drank too much of it in my youth and am now really over it. good luck.

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on January 09, 2013
at 10:55 PM

sure does. it makes me feel a lot better.

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on January 09, 2013
at 10:53 PM

I know. Thanks for your bluntness. I guess it is what I need right now.

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on January 09, 2013
at 10:20 PM

Does it feel good to confess?

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on January 09, 2013
at 10:46 PM

Nobody's perfect....NOBODY!! We all get off track from time to time. It's normal. The key is that you recognize it and want to do the right thing. Cut WAY back on carbs and your cravings will subside. GOOD LUCK MATE!!

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on January 09, 2013
at 10:57 PM

thanks. I really didnt feel 'perfect'over xmas. I did enjoy it though.

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on January 09, 2013
at 10:19 PM

sorry if I'm too blunt, but the best you can do is just get over it and start eating right again. Have a good meal when you get hungry and take it from there

4f1b5248fa85c735438f8a3bca274971

(97)

on January 09, 2013
at 10:53 PM

I know. Thanks for your bluntness. I guess it is what I need right now.

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on January 09, 2013
at 10:58 PM

I am a binge eater, it's not a massive problem but it is there, i cleaned up my eating & my urge to binge just faded, all the crap i was eating was addictive as hell. Over christmas i went right off the rails too!...The result? i felt like eating crisps/chocolate/pastries again everyday. I didn't beat myself up about it & have now been 1 week 80/20 clean eating & my urge has faded back to almost as it was before Christmas...everyone reacts differently i suppose but don't stress about it too much, it's similar to trying to get to sleep..the more you stress about it the harder it is. Just relax, look back on it with a bit of humor & introduce healthy eating back one meal at a time, start off by having a load of bacon & eggs for breakfast & chill out! & remember, Fat is your friend! ;o)

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on January 10, 2013
at 01:29 AM

Magnesium supplementation can help with the sugar cravings. Try 400-600 mg Magnesium Glycinate before bed (will also help with sleep.)

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on January 10, 2013
at 01:27 AM

I indulged in alcohol a bit too much over Christmas! It culminated in me going out with my friends for a good time and me getting home at 4am after doing shots and all... yuck. I felt awful and it made me realise that I really love the paleo way. So sometimes it takes a real shock to your system to turn it around.

Otherwise, I would just suggest making yourself prepare your food all from scratch as a rule - that way you have to consider what's going into it, rather than reaching blindly for things that may have sugar/gluten/etc in them. I found that was a good way for me when I started out with paleo.

Good luck!

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on January 09, 2013
at 11:43 PM

That's why I like doing a Whole 30 in January. Forgive yourself and move on!

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on January 09, 2013
at 11:24 PM

This is how I am gaining back control after the holidays. I'm actually enjoying it!

http://balancedbites.com/sugar-detox

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on January 09, 2013
at 10:53 PM

Cravings, especially from lack of processed sugar (malt balls!), are the worst. Headaches, nausea sometimes, thinking you are going to die. That alone is a lesson to how toxic sugar is. White knuckle it if you have to. I have found that having mugs of hot beverage (, tea, coffee, hot water with half a lemon squeezed in it, whatever your choice is), gives me something to focus on and sip at (can't down HOT drinks) and that helps the cravings pass. A few days and you will be off the cravings and back into the healthy way of living again. Maybe making sure you are eating satiating foods, too, lots of proteins and fats.

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on January 09, 2013
at 10:42 PM

Wally, I think controlling food urges is much like giving up cigarettes. "Depriving" yourself of junk food or cigarettes creates a psychological void that feels like it needs to be filled.

So, fill it with something that is antithetical to those unhealthy urges, like exercise, for instance. And stay away from bad influences, such as other junk food eaters, restaurants, and the like. At least until you get a handle on it.

And purge your kitchen of anything that shouldn't be there or reminds you of your urges. And, although I only have anecdotal proof of it, meditating with some isochronic tones might be beneficial for you, as well.

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on January 09, 2013
at 10:26 PM

I have to eat this way or I am sick and unable to function. I am not tempted to eat things that make me sick (any more.) The hardest thing is alcohol. But I proved I can't drink it or I get sick and so I just have to suck it up and deal with not having a glass of wine with everyone else.

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on January 09, 2013
at 10:56 PM

I dont drink alcohol. I think I drank too much of it in my youth and am now really over it. good luck.

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