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I just wanna whine........

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 03, 2011 at 3:43 PM

OK, so my inner 5 year old is really pitching a bitch about all these eggs for breakfast day after day after day...so I heated up some ground beef/diced tomatos/onions for breakfast the other morning and I ended up sitting there looking at it and listening to the voice inside my head scream "That's not breakfast food!! It's 730AM not PM! You can't eat THAT for breakfast!" I finally just shut my eyes and ate it. And.... it worked. I was full, fueled and went about my day. So no more always eggs for breakfast... Which lead to the next battle....snacks.... I'm losing this battle... I could probably kill for something...cookie-ish, or brownie-like or cake... this is really putting me in a bad, bad mood...

Is anyone else having these issues???

I've been 85% clean paleo for almost 30 days (cheated on Thanksgiving a tiny bit--1 crescent roll, 3 bites of stuffing, 3 bites of mashed potatoes and a cherry turnover). Yes, I felt GROSS afterwards...

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on December 03, 2011
at 09:30 PM

I too struugle with my inner cookie monster! I think I have finally decided that I don't want to be sick anymore. And I want to keep toes/feet/kidneys/eyesight. But it's hard. Temptation is everywhere. Being well-fueled is the armor that protects me.

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on December 03, 2011
at 07:02 PM

Go ahead...I do it to my kids, lol. Nothing wrong with letting a little boy feel macho.

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on December 03, 2011
at 06:16 PM

Beef is MUCH better in butter. Yum! And you'll get over the grossness factor. We've been so conditioned to be anti-fat. It's really sad. Anyway, I feel your pain, kind of. I like sweets as much as the next person, but I'm married to a full-fledged addict. He just confessed to me about an hour ago that this past week, after getting back on the paleo wagon, he's sat at his desk having full-blown fantasies about chocolate cake. Poor man...

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on December 03, 2011
at 05:27 PM

I am easing into the "eat fat" thing... still registers high on my gross-o-meter... Before going paleo I had not eaten red meat for several years and I always removed everything remotely fat looking from the chicken, turkey & occasional pork I'd eat... Not a fan of almonds although I do keep some in my purse in chase the munchies hit, but then I only eat 4-6 at a time maybe 2-3 times a week. My fruit right now is clementines, bananas or apples. 1 fruit per day only. Cooking w/ butter (will be making ghee tomorrow)...not finding I like beef flavored w/ coconut oil... Thanks for your help! :-)

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on December 03, 2011
at 04:50 PM

I had an inner 5 year old too. I'm with staceychev that the best remedy is proactive protein and fat in the morning. What's happening is that you're not yet adapted to switching over to fat-burning--the fat in question being your stored fat. Eating fat will give your body something to burn without extending your addiction to burning carbs--which you described to a t.

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on December 03, 2011
at 04:29 PM

Yay! I'm not a sissy!

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on December 03, 2011
at 04:08 PM

"wheat is for sissies" I gotta admit, that made me giggle a little :)

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C2450eb7fa11b37473599caf93b461ef

on December 03, 2011
at 04:19 PM

Eat fat. And cut everything even remotely sweet (hey, berries and almonds, I'm talkin' to you!) from your diet for at least a week or two. And did I mention, eat fat?

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on December 03, 2011
at 05:27 PM

I am easing into the "eat fat" thing... still registers high on my gross-o-meter... Before going paleo I had not eaten red meat for several years and I always removed everything remotely fat looking from the chicken, turkey & occasional pork I'd eat... Not a fan of almonds although I do keep some in my purse in chase the munchies hit, but then I only eat 4-6 at a time maybe 2-3 times a week. My fruit right now is clementines, bananas or apples. 1 fruit per day only. Cooking w/ butter (will be making ghee tomorrow)...not finding I like beef flavored w/ coconut oil... Thanks for your help! :-)

C2450eb7fa11b37473599caf93b461ef

(3225)

on December 03, 2011
at 06:16 PM

Beef is MUCH better in butter. Yum! And you'll get over the grossness factor. We've been so conditioned to be anti-fat. It's really sad. Anyway, I feel your pain, kind of. I like sweets as much as the next person, but I'm married to a full-fledged addict. He just confessed to me about an hour ago that this past week, after getting back on the paleo wagon, he's sat at his desk having full-blown fantasies about chocolate cake. Poor man...

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on December 03, 2011
at 04:02 PM

My son doesn't whine, but he does have his very own "Wait, is it breakfast food?" cycle. He's 13, his mom /my ex and I share custody. I'm Paleo/Primal in my food choices; she is happily Neolithic. Her idea of a healthful breakfast is one of the low sugar options from Kellogg's, with non-fat milk, of course. And probably juice; i don't know for sure because we don't talk about our menus per se. On my days, he gets bacon and eggs and and a little fruit. When I toss in a few squares of 85% chocolate, that's when he wonders ""Is it breakfast or candy." I use such moments to do a quick tutorial about sugar as the problem, not chocolate. He's also slowly getting it, that fat isn't bad, that something called protein needs to be at the center of every meal. He's a kickboxing zealot, so I find myself increasingly tempted to explain grain carbs thus: "Wheat is for sissies."

B33f7c04c09d8bbbf181dd8aca04f373

(554)

on December 03, 2011
at 04:08 PM

"wheat is for sissies" I gotta admit, that made me giggle a little :)

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on December 03, 2011
at 04:29 PM

Yay! I'm not a sissy!

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on December 03, 2011
at 07:02 PM

Go ahead...I do it to my kids, lol. Nothing wrong with letting a little boy feel macho.

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on December 03, 2011
at 05:54 PM

I eat taco meat for breakfast and eggs for dinner all the time... I guess it never really struck me I wasn't supposed to do that. :)

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on December 03, 2011
at 05:28 PM

Decided to make some paleo muffins I saw in a book. They're pretty good. Good enough to shut up the inner 5 yr old. Will freeze them (it's just me) and have 1 or 2 times a wk...otherwise I might eat the whole dozen if I leave them out! :-)

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on December 03, 2011
at 04:38 PM

I don't usually eat breakfast as I am not hungry until around 10-11 am. We (my son and I) do not snack anymore it's just not necessary and neither of us feel hungry between meals (my son is 14).

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B33f7c04c09d8bbbf181dd8aca04f373

on December 03, 2011
at 04:15 PM

I have never actually been a fan of breakfast for breakfast per se - I love me some "brinner" though! The other night I made paleo pumpkin waffles and eggs fried in bacon fat / butter for breakfast for me and the fam - and for breakfast the same day I had left over pot roast and guacamole. :)

I too am craving something cookie-ish to an almost unnatural degree. I am also only about 3 weeks in to be more or less fully Paleo with a Thanksgiving slip. Maybe it is just taking time for our bodies to adjust. I am trying to combat my desire for a cookie or brownies with dark chocolate chips. A small handful - about a 1/4C or so that I slowly savor to enjoy every bit of chocolate. I am trying to be as Paleo/Primal as possible and still enjoy the special treats I really love for the holidays. My son's birthday is in a little over a week and I will be making/buying him a cake or cupcakes for his birthday - and I will have some. I will also have some of the Christmas cookies we make later in the month, and I am trying to figure out a way to make my family's "famed" bread dip recipe Paleo - and dip veggies instead of bread :) This way I can still enjoy the holiday season without feeling like I deprived myself of my favorite treats. When I feel deprived is when I binge...

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