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Very disappointed with my "cheat day"

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 16, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Been on paleo for two weeks now. Lost a little weight and I don't feel as tired in the afternoon (afternoon lessons in school used to kill me!) so I'm loving paleo.

Tonight my friend and I went to the cinema (Breaking Dawn Pt 2...her choice) so I thought, why not, I'll get an ice cream and some chocolate. Ben and Jerry's and Lindt milk chocolate.

The ice cream was the best thing I ever tasted for like 5 mouthfuls...then I got bored of it. It was too sugary. So I put it down. Forced myself to finish half of it, because I spent like ??3 on it. Felt sick as a result.

Half way through the movie I opened the chocolate. Again, the first 3 squares were heaven then it became too sugary and over-sweet. Gave that to my friend, who happily finished it off.

So yeah, I was a little disappointed..I coulda bought 90% dark but I chose milk for a "treat" - didn't feel like a treat! All I was thinking was how much I'd kill for slow-roasted beef.

I was so bad before. I literally would have ate a pint of ice cream, 200g of chocolate, nachos and a pick n mix bag at the cinema and still would've been hungry.

Anyone else experienced this? Or has anyone else still got their sweet tooth? Really glad I'm losing mine and that steak and fruit feel like treats to me - treats that won't turn me into a sugar-craving beast. :)

977d98d9ee4a3edba0141c0b3aa018a7

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on November 17, 2012
at 09:42 PM

Fair enough, I haven't yet felt inclined, but I know that if I do I might fall off the bandwagon :(

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 17, 2012
at 06:47 AM

Don't get me wrong, they were nice, but they tasted weird and too sweet! But thank you. Next time I may go for Haagen Daz and super dark chocolate. Oh, and it was Twilight...what do you think. ;) was still better than the last four I suppose

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 17, 2012
at 06:45 AM

Because I had to see what I was going to be like after it. I'm fine

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 17, 2012
at 06:45 AM

Have to say I love pizza too. Having it next week for my friend's birthday

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on November 16, 2012
at 09:45 PM

Congrats! You've made it over the hump, enjoy the ride.

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on November 16, 2012
at 10:23 PM

Ridiculous. Those are some very delicious foods. The Peat dieters would eat that for breakfast and feel great about it! I wonder how much of this is purely psychological. If you were converted into a diet cult that proclaimed those to be the healthiest of foods would you have had the same reaction I wonder? After all vegans claim to not be able to stomach animal flesh or secretions of any kind yet some people on this forum proudly eat nothing but.

You weren't "bad" before by eating nachos and still being hungry after. That is a completely normal response to foods that were designed to MAKE you WANT to eat more and more of them. You were perfectly normal, not BAD!

Congrats on recalibrating your taste buds to less palatable and hyper-rewarding foods. High quality ice cream and chocolate and fabulous creations to be enjoyed thoroughly though. Haagen Daz is a health food (srsly, ladies can get pregnant with just a few tbs).

PS How was the movie?

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 17, 2012
at 06:47 AM

Don't get me wrong, they were nice, but they tasted weird and too sweet! But thank you. Next time I may go for Haagen Daz and super dark chocolate. Oh, and it was Twilight...what do you think. ;) was still better than the last four I suppose

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on November 16, 2012
at 10:20 PM

I've experienced this quite a few times as of late, nothing tastes like I remember it, and because of this, I've all but stopped any SAD cravings, I'd rather look back fondly on the good times Ben, Jerry and I had....I guess not all things sparkle when you bring them into the light.

I guess you'll have to pick ebrady98...Team Paleo or Team Processed.

Truth.

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977d98d9ee4a3edba0141c0b3aa018a7

on November 16, 2012
at 11:25 PM

Why cheat? No one ever feels good after it - it's like binge drinking - I thought we were over that?

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 17, 2012
at 06:45 AM

Because I had to see what I was going to be like after it. I'm fine

977d98d9ee4a3edba0141c0b3aa018a7

(243)

on November 17, 2012
at 09:42 PM

Fair enough, I haven't yet felt inclined, but I know that if I do I might fall off the bandwagon :(

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on November 16, 2012
at 09:10 PM

"All I was thinking was how much I'd kill for slow-roasted beef" -- Whoa, easy there. Just go to the grocery they have people who do that stuff for you!

I've only had one cheat and that was a piece of cake on my birthday and I definitely did not enjoy it. Course I always had a fat tooth and not so much of a sweet tooth...

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on November 16, 2012
at 11:06 PM

I still fricking love pizza, supreme Nicoletti's ^_^ And it most certainly does not kill me or my waistline, I feel totes fine when I eat it, except the day after eating it I'm not as hungry as usual, which is interesting.

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 17, 2012
at 06:45 AM

Have to say I love pizza too. Having it next week for my friend's birthday

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on November 16, 2012
at 09:16 PM

I do this occasionally and then regret it. It's hard to kick SAD habits, especially when they can be so deeply ingrained. Everyone has behavioral tendencies that are triggered by context, and that's probably what happened to you. For me, for instance, I'm super Paleo at home, but I have the hardest time being Paleo when I go out with certain friends. I just associate time with them with unhealthy treats.

On any diet plan, I think it's important to build a healthy relationship with your food. See it as something that nurtures you and not something you put into your mouth out of bad habit or temporary psychosis. Within this framework, there's some room for unhealthy cheats, but make sure those cheats are on your terms.

Over time, the Paleo will get rid of a lot of your cravings for sugary/bready stuff. For now, though, try to be good! Your body needs time to readjust to food stimuli that hasn't been engineered to pack as much sugar per bite per dollar as scientifically possible.

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