So I fell off the plan pretty hard for about 3 months now. I find myself cheating a little, and then the bam! All bets are off. Anybody else do this, and then start up again. I wish I could just stay with it
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on December 03, 2013
at 09:42 PM
Triggers are so many; Prior to adapting this I was a junk food junkie extraordinaire, and old habits creep back in. I make the treats as well, but for me its like a springboard. You get the taste back in your pallet, and all bets are off. The next thing I know I am eating andy capps hot fries and a bag of gummy creatures. Breakfast is no big deal for me. Eggs and fruit everyday for the rest of my life and I would be fine with that. Lunch usually a smoothie with bananas, blueberries, strawberries, and can of whole fat coconut milk. Dinner Meat of some sort, veggies, fruit.
The weekend is my biggest problem. I fall off hard with junk food, and then sometimes it carries over into the next week. I read somewhere that no amount of exercise can fix a bad diet.
Its crazy but I find myself feeling great eating raw, whole foods, obviously not meat :), but you get what i mean, and yet feel like crap when i eat the bad stuff, but yet still just keep hammering it down.
on December 03, 2013
at 08:49 PM
What are your biggest triggers? What do you miss the most? For me, breakfast has always included a grain-based item, my entire life. I knew when I went paleo that I was going to have to find a close approximation to my previous breakfast items, or I would go nuts. I've baked a ton of paleo items. Some were nasty, but I've found some that work for me, and I have them in a rotation.
I know that if I'm going to go out to eat, I need to figure out where I'm going or where someone wants to meet, and I look at the menu online before I go. I already know ahead of time what I'm going to order.
on December 02, 2013
at 04:51 AM
are you depriving yourself too much when you follow the diet?? some people do better with an 80/20 approach so you can still eat some of your favorite foods but mostly stick to healthy, whole foods.
maybe try eat more fats when you start again or more starches. it's different for everyone for what makes them feel good. obviously, you are still trying to figure out what that is. don't be afraid to experiment with different foods and recipes. keeps things interesting so you don't get bored. i'm always visiting chowstalker to see what's out because i get sick of the same meals all the time.