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Old 12-04-2009, 01:53 PM   #11
Laura Kurth
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Re: What Was The Toughest...?

I agree with Mike - don't think of "giving up" things. Nothing is ever truly forbidden, unless you are horribly allergic, ha

I used to eat a lot of whole wheat bread, like 4-6 slices a day. I was never fat doing this because I didn't overeat calories. But I did find that I wasn't eating enough vegetables. So I didn't "Give up" bread, I just started having big salads for lunch with the meat/eggs on them instead.

I still eat bread, I just don't eat it every day.

I used to eat a lot of sweets and candy, always had a big sweet tooth. I never "gave up" these things, just sort of phased it out, I found the less you eat them the less you desire them (at least for me) Now I rarely get tempted by sweets and baked goods at work, I just don't want them.

Sometimes I still want sweets, but rarely. If I really want something I'll have it.

Also I used to drink a lot of alchohol which went hand in hand with eating fried food often. Sooo... I stopped drinking a lot of alcohol. Still like beer, but now I have two, not twelve Most of the time

There's not really anything wrong with eating or drinking things that aren't on your diet/paleo etc. I think the big problem is when people start having "treats" all the time. Oh, I had a salad for lunch, think I'll treat myself to a brownie! oh I had a low fat dinner, think I'll treat myself to an ice cream sandwich! Oh, I'm getting a Skim latte, so I'll take a pumpkin scone with that!

Just take a gradual approach to it. One step at a time.

And you can pry my coffee out of my cold dead hands. Paleo be damned! I weaned myself off adding sugar to it a long time ago, but I still put a slash of H&H.
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:09 PM   #12
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Re: What Was The Toughest...?

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Still like beer, but now I have two, not twelve Most of the time :rofl
and that is why we all love Laura.....

BTW....Guinness is Paleo, and I'm sticking to that!
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:47 PM   #13
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Re: What Was The Toughest...?

Arthur Guinness was the founder of the Guinness brewery business, an entrepreneur, visionary and philanthropist. What is normally omitted is that he was also a hunter gatherer.
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Old 12-04-2009, 03:19 PM   #14
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Re: What Was The Toughest...?

When I was in France we use to have fresh bread every morning. Perfectly toasted with olive oil drizzled on top. That with fresh scramble eggs is unreal I must say. I don't necessarily miss it, but it is pretty damn good!
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Old 12-04-2009, 03:41 PM   #15
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Re: What Was The Toughest...?

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It's overwhelming at first when you learn of all the things you should avoid, like bananas, grapes, pineapple, peanuts, high glycemic veggies (corn, peas, carrots, squash, etc). If I'm craving any of these things, I just do it in moderation.
I wouldn't say you have to avoid any of those foods on account of GI or GL...they're not the best choices, but they're not bad. Now if you want to be really technical, a lot of fructose isn't good for you and you don't want to eat peanuts due to the lectins, but that's fairly minor in the grand scheme of things.

http://www.carbs-information.com/glycemic-load.htm
http://www.naturalchoicesforyou.com/...05/page/222881
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:06 PM   #16
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Re: What Was The Toughest...?

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Arthur Guinness was the founder of the Guinness brewery business, an entrepreneur, visionary and philanthropist. What is normally omitted is that he was also a hunter gatherer.

Oh my Lord, that is so frickin' awesome. But, how did he do that in Victorian Ireland/England?
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