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Need an accountability partner

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 13, 2011 at 2:59 AM

Recently, I have been feeling like a failure with Paleo. It's been difficult to stay on track when everyone around me is scarfing down pancakes and bread and pasta. Which I love. I totally feel 100x better when I eat Paleo, but for whatever reason, seeing those cookies sets off something that has me scrambling for sugar.

I would really like to have some accountability. Is there anyone who would like to help keep me accountable? I just know that having someone to report to and talk about it with would help me stay on the right track.

Anyone? Are there any resources you all use to help keep you accountable in the midst of an un-Paleo world?

Thanks!

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on November 21, 2013
at 03:52 PM

Me too!

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on November 20, 2013
at 10:09 PM

@cheval Would you like to be my accountability partner? :)

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on November 19, 2013
at 09:56 PM

Me too! I think it's so important to get support especially when you start

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on November 19, 2013
at 04:08 PM

Are you still needing an accountability partner? If so, I would definitely be up for it!

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on October 19, 2011
at 12:55 AM

Check out the Marks Daily Apple forum. Lots of support there! http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum

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on October 13, 2011
at 03:41 AM

Don't think of yourself as a failure!

What would you think about starting up a blog? It doesn't get much more accountable than that. I'd follow you!

Also, do you have a Paleo meet-up group in your area? Having Paleo friends makes life so much easier. If you don't have one, how about starting your own?!

I also think a Whole30 approach is great, might get you through the sugar cravings, and the fact you are doing an official plan might help with the accountability.

You can do it Allie!

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on October 13, 2011
at 09:10 AM

What helped me was knowledge. After educating myself why exactly is bread and pasta wrong to eat (or at least sub-optimal), my mind naturally stopped craving it. Also by sure to eat enough fat to be satiated.

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on October 13, 2011
at 08:47 AM

It's probably just a matter of time before someone starts a paleo forum or message board in the vein of Active Low-Carbers Forum and Low-Carb Friends. Perhaps it exists already, but I don't know where.

-Steve

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on November 21, 2013
at 10:16 AM

I'd like an accountability partner, or to join a small circle of interested persons. It would motivate me to achieve more faster, and to maintain.

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on November 21, 2013
at 03:52 PM

Me too!

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on November 19, 2013
at 04:39 PM

I agree that tinkering with food at your home to find foods that make you feel more "normal" is key. I have played around with a number of breakfast items (paleo bars or crumbles, for example) that make me feel like I'm eating a "normal" breakfast. My entire life, breakfast has meant some sort of grain product.

I am always seeking out recipes that anyone would like to eat, but that happen to also be paleo friendly.

I went paleo because of a severe case of rosacea. My illness is visible to me and everyone else, so it's easy for me to follow paleo because my health issue is visible. I understand how it can be hard to follow paleo if you can't see a health issue, and feel fine.

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on October 19, 2011
at 05:45 PM

If you started a food-journal-blog-thingy, I'd be happy to follow you too!

What helps me is to have a selection of good foods around, especially since my husband isn't really following Primal/Paleo and really likes his snack foods. I also try to have full well-rounded meals, so that I fill up on the healthy stuff and am not so tempted by everything else.

When you say 'everyone around you', do you mean eating at restaurants, at school, or family meals?

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on October 19, 2011
at 04:57 AM

Sunnygirl and Mrs Robinson....I would also be interested in having someone to check in with. I have the exact same problem except for me its the kids food lying around that I crave post 9pm. No, I haven't gotten the family totally bought into Paleo (yet!) hence the junk around that calls me after the kids are in bed. I feel like I can conquer the world if I stay Paleo for a few weeks but then I end up falling into a 1 week bender (which I am on right now).

Please contact me if still interested.

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on October 19, 2011
at 12:38 AM

HI! I would like to be your partner. I am trying to be sugar free too, but find it easy to cave. It is not because I am hungry. I think having someone that I am accountable to, besides myself, would really help!

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on October 14, 2011
at 10:13 PM

Maybe you need your own paleo treats. Think almond flour cookies, maybe kale chips, anything that's paleo-safe but mimics what you are looking for in the unsafe foods. Elana's Pantry (the blog) is a good place to start--not 100% paleo but great for ideas.

When my father-in-law was in town I wielded my kale chips like a shield, and they protected me from the constant onslaught of potato chips. There's always spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles, paleo pancakes, I can't help with the bread. I use cucumber slices in place of crackers. Do some experimenting and find what works for you. Good luck!

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