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The Crockpot Candy Cigarette

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Created May 07, 2012 at 2:21 PM

I have recently invested in a Crockpot. It was probably the best investment I've ever made.

HOWEVER - I find that because he meat is often shredded, I can pack in a HELL of a lot of food this way. It is extremely hard to judge if I am overeating on the protein front, especially as I am trying to lean out. If I over indulge in the Crockpot's shredded delights, I will indeed stay fuller for much longer, however it seems to be a bit of a battle with myself to find a self control cut off point when enough is enough!

I wondered if anyone else had experienced the same problem and does anyone think that there is such a thing as TOO many Crockpot meals - should they be treated as candy cigarettes too?

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on May 07, 2012
at 03:43 PM

Yes!!! I think this is it - Better start freezing my portions out asap! Haha

081f1caf1628da16900aefb868b85284

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on May 07, 2012
at 03:42 PM

Thanks, I'll give that a go. I've never been one for weighing or measuring but as you said - it will be a good test and give me an idea of the quantity of 'Crockpot' meals and portion sizes. Cheers

081f1caf1628da16900aefb868b85284

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on May 07, 2012
at 03:35 PM

Yup - completely understand they are not Candy Cigarettes, I never stated they were - which is why I asked if they should be TREATED AS candy cigarettes. Apologies if this didn't quite make sense. As you said with being a slave to these mealtimes - it makes sense and I completely agree as I don't tend to have fixed meal times anyway. I guess what I was getting at is what I asked at the end... is there such a thing as too many Crockpot meals? I just wandered if anyone else found it hard to judge satiety with shredded meat, or whether it was just myself? Thanks for your answer.

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on May 07, 2012
at 03:33 PM

Yes. Crock pot meat is the real thing. Camel straights!

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on May 07, 2012
at 03:26 PM

I agree. Weighing/measuring doesn't need to become a lifestyle, but it's a great reality check once in awhile on portion size and the comparative density of different foods (the volume of a pound of greens next to a pound of meat, for example).

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on May 07, 2012
at 03:04 PM

maybe you can make enough for a few days/a week and portion it out in advance and fill in with veggies or other stuff as you want/need.

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on May 07, 2012
at 02:49 PM

You could try getting a food scale and measuring out individual portions of the meat. That might help for you to keep control over exactly what you're eating. Doing this will help if you use a food/nutrition tracker program such as Fitday.

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on May 07, 2012
at 03:26 PM

I agree. Weighing/measuring doesn't need to become a lifestyle, but it's a great reality check once in awhile on portion size and the comparative density of different foods (the volume of a pound of greens next to a pound of meat, for example).

081f1caf1628da16900aefb868b85284

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on May 07, 2012
at 03:42 PM

Thanks, I'll give that a go. I've never been one for weighing or measuring but as you said - it will be a good test and give me an idea of the quantity of 'Crockpot' meals and portion sizes. Cheers

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on May 07, 2012
at 03:05 PM

A paleo "candy cigarette" is an attempt to make paleo versions of SAD foods. Paleo faux pancakes and paleo faux rice would be examples of candy cigarettes.

Crock pots make real paleo food. They are not candy cigarettes.

If you can't resist pigging out on crock pot shredded meat, then don't cook it. Cook something else. Crock pots are much more versatile than you might imagine. Google "crock pot recipe." You'll be surprised at the things people use crock pots for.

And, so what if you pig-out once and a while? All that means is come next meal time, you won't be as hungry (or hungry at all). If you aren't hungry, don't eat. Don't be a slave to the SAD breakfast/lunch/dinner meal schedule. If you'll wait to eat till you're hungry (even if means eating at odd times) then pigging out isn't the end of the world.

081f1caf1628da16900aefb868b85284

(33)

on May 07, 2012
at 03:35 PM

Yup - completely understand they are not Candy Cigarettes, I never stated they were - which is why I asked if they should be TREATED AS candy cigarettes. Apologies if this didn't quite make sense. As you said with being a slave to these mealtimes - it makes sense and I completely agree as I don't tend to have fixed meal times anyway. I guess what I was getting at is what I asked at the end... is there such a thing as too many Crockpot meals? I just wandered if anyone else found it hard to judge satiety with shredded meat, or whether it was just myself? Thanks for your answer.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 07, 2012
at 03:33 PM

Yes. Crock pot meat is the real thing. Camel straights!

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A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on May 07, 2012
at 03:32 PM

It could be that you find meat cooked this way to be more palatable, or perhaps more importantly, more rewarding. I know that I can eat a much greater quantity of bacon (by calories) than almost any other meat. I don't remember ever stopping eating bacon because I was "full."

I guess we all have these foods--even when they're paleo--that trigger over-consumption for us. I try to do what another response suggested, and immediately portion everything. I often freeze stuff right away too, because once it's frozen, it introduces just enough hassle to eating it to overcome my craving for it.

081f1caf1628da16900aefb868b85284

(33)

on May 07, 2012
at 03:43 PM

Yes!!! I think this is it - Better start freezing my portions out asap! Haha

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on May 07, 2012
at 06:21 PM

It's likely we all eat more of something that's really tasty. I know I do, and as long as it's healthy meat and veggies, I don't get too concerned. It's likey, too, that as you use your crockpot over time, the foods won't seem as novel or special. That said, I could probably eat a 3# grass-fed chuck roast, simmered all day in the crockpot with garlic and onions in one sitting, given the chance, and I'm not a very big person. There is something mildly irresistable about it.

I also freeze some of what I cook each time, as mentioned by others, or package it for lunches.

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