Confessions of a primal Monkey

Discussion in 'Survival of the Fittest' started by Sapper John, Feb 5, 2014.


  1. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    I have a confession to make. I started the primal/paleo diet on January 7th of this year,I gave up soft drinks,rice, potatoes,and all of the delicious stuff I love.I have not had carb flu,or any real problems with this program, but I must confess that I have had a really strong craving for Frito's corn chips. I cheated today and ate a small bag of them. My question to participating Monkeys is this,what item have you craved the most, and did it cause you to cheat?
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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Congratulations on the change!! How much have you lost to date?
    My evil food is pizza..... Friday we had a pizza party at the office and I cheated.....one slice...yum.[peep]
     
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  3. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    A total of 15 lbs.
     
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  4. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Very nice SJ.... I lost 14lbs as of Sunday.
     
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  5. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Great job YD, it seems to get easier as time goes by.
     
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  6. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    STRONG WORK SJ!!!!
    as for the primal diet i have no clue but i do do the no carb thing and it works wonders for me as far as loosing weight but i am probably going to have a heart attache soon at a young age ...
    Being from Philly i have a huge craving for Pizza also ....I just order it with extra cheese and just eat the toppings!!!
    As far as snacks and such i like them fluffy pork rinds
    AGAIN I have no clue about the Primal diet !!!!
    ALSO I HSVE REALIZED THAT EXERCIZE WORKS WONDERS AND I ACTUALLY FEEL BETTER AFTER IT IS DONE even if it is minimal ... A nice walk everyday or so u will feel better .... But Cravings area MFR.....
     
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  7. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    We have gone semi Primal at our house simply for the health benefits (in particular brain health) of cutting wheat, glutin, sugar and carbs way way down. We still enjoy one adult beverage most evenings and a few other things on some of the paleo "no" lists on occasion. The French fries cooked in the lard from butchering a week ago were great. My wife misses her home baked deserts though she has come up with things using pecan flour etc. Her pizza tonight used several different cheeses including cream cheese to make the crust and it was good. I miss her home made bread with home ground wheat. Her trouble with the PBP is keeping her weight up. I've been able to maintain mine.

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  8. Elessar

    Elessar Monkey+ Site Supporter+

    I too went Primal the first week of January and there isn't enough space to list my favorites. Pizza would have to be right up there near the top of the list.
     
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  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    I miss cookies...... chocolate chip with macadamia nuts....mmmmm. Thank God the grand kids are not staying with us anymore, I could disguise treats for me...with treats supposed to be for them...haha. We have purged the house and there is nothing I can cheat with "there".
     
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  10. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Fatso - Get The Honey! - YouTube

    OK. You have to watch the entire thing.

    I have to be honest, I don't miss anything. I thought I missed butter on bread, but I ate a pat of salted butter and realized it was the butter I craved, not the bread!
     
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  11. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    I still miss (and as such it's my weakness) grains. Frankly, I love the flavor of bread. I've GOT to find a replacement for wheat bread. We're...trying at home but with the schedule that the wife and I keep we still turn far too often to processed/pre-packaged food. I don't even have the weekends right now with my daughter's US First Robotics team, but that will change in a couple of weeks (we're at robotics 3 nights a week + all day saturday and most of the day sunday).

    I started before the new year, a couple of weeks after Melbo brought it up and was pretty good for a month-6 weeks. Then, without having the whole family "on board" it was just too hard to do it on my own. Making my own meals, extra shopping, etc. it was just...didn't make it.

    Starting over and hoping to KEEP the weight off that I lose this time.
     
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  12. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Congrats.

    I only miss ice cream from time to time, so far I haven't cheated on the Primal Lifestyle.
     
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  13. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Oh come on Quig..... Not even ONE Beer? That is very hard to believe......
     
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  14. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Not one, didnt drink it much before.As good I as i feel I never consume grains again. Im allergy free for the first time in my life.
     
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  15. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Don't give up @DarkLight, getting started seems to be the hardest part. Redoing old habits can be very trying but you will overcome.
     
  16. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Well, Good for you.... I applaud your ethic..... sincerely....
     
  17. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    As i said earlier i cut out the carbs ...
    A big problem for me coming ujp is going to be eating crawfish with no beer and also the summer cutting the grass with no beer ..This is just un AMERICAN!!!!!
    You dont do anything outside in Lousiana with out a beer in the summer .... Hell what am i susposed to do with the other hand while im fishing ??
     
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  18. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    I just recomend you drink that beer while fishing!! I will be doing so as well... seesaw
     
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  19. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    Wait...Beer isn't Primal!?!?! I need to rethink this whole thing!








    *Note*
    I'm kidding. Yes, of course I know beer/alcohol isn't primal...being made from grain and all.
     
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  20. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Beer is God given....and delicious;)
     
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