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Old 02-13-2012, 10:57 PM   #1
Aaron James Stone
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Troubles diet

Well first 2 things should be known. 1 I work at a major grocery store and 2 I'm still living at home.
So im having problems adjusting to the paleo diet. I work at a store where you got cookies on every aisle and soda on every check stand. I have a strong goal and I'm currently committing 4 days a week at the crossfit box I go to. I can't clean out my fridge because more then half the food isn't mine haha. What my question is, anyone have any tips on trying to stay away from the unwanted foods from beyond and outfitting my kitchen to fit what I want . And how do you fight the cravings for a cookie? Haha
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:21 AM   #2
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Re: Troubles diet

Volunteer to work in the produce and meat departments. Have a piece of fruit every time you crave a cookie.

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Old 02-14-2012, 12:31 AM   #3
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Re: Troubles diet

Discipline.


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I have a strong goal and I'm currently committing 4 days a week at the crossfit box I go to.

You already said you have a strong goal. Be disciplined and go achieve said goal.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:07 AM   #4
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Make sure there's always something healthy ready to eat as a snack. Whether it be leftovers, nuts, fruit or vegetables. In my opinion, the biggest draw to junk food is merely the convenience factor.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:13 AM   #5
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Re: Troubles diet

I'm not a very disciplined eater anymore, but in the past when I have experimented with paleoish-style eating habits, I've noticed that if I am strict for a week or so (ie no sugar, no grains, etc), then I would pretty quickly lose the desire to eat anything sweet. You might have an easier time being disciplined if you just take it overboard for a week or two and go completely clean.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:48 AM   #6
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Re: Troubles diet

A couple of ideas that worked for me.

Never go more than 3 hours without eating something. I keep a big bag of nuts/dried fruits in my car.

Drink lots of water.

For me, every 3 months, I do a Herbal Cleanse. Detox, and replenish the probiotics. That really helps with the cravings for sweets.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:45 PM   #7
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Re: Troubles diet

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I'm not a very disciplined eater anymore, but in the past when I have experimented with paleoish-style eating habits, I've noticed that if I am strict for a week or so (ie no sugar, no grains, etc), then I would pretty quickly lose the desire to eat anything sweet. You might have an easier time being disciplined if you just take it overboard for a week or two and go completely clean.
This is your solution. IME, eating junk food has nothing to do with being hungry -- it is an addiction. The sooner you face its (junk food, sugar) absence, the easier it will become to live without.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:10 PM   #8
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Raw almonds are like candy. Replace your junk food with them.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:42 PM   #9
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Awesome thanks for the tips everybody. I believe I know what I have to do now. Jump off all sweets and junk food for a major time frame here comes the pain haha. And unfortunately as easy as transferring to the meat or produce sounds I'm a supervisor I get paid more at my level :/ haha. But I'm def going to try might start a blog to help track and use for accountability
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:13 PM   #10
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Perhaps find a pic of someone whose physique you admire, or write down a Fran time from a top level crossfitter etc. Carry it with you, and every time you feel the urge to cheat, take it out, read or look, and rethink your decision.
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