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Offline DavidG

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Avoiding Temptation
« on: April 02, 2010, 11:22:34 AM »
Part of the reason I've become paleo is because all the foods I have cravings for and binge on are precisely the foods that are not paleo.  When I binge, or just overeat, it's always on grains, dairy, sugary foods, legumes, and sometimes even condiments (maple syrup and fruit syrup being tops).

Eliminating non-paleo foods from the house is not an option--I live with my parents, who are not and will never be paleo.  My mom keeps some of the foods I might overeat in her closet, but she can't keep all of them back there; and that doesn't help much when I'm home alone.

My question, then, is what can I do to avoid the temptation of eating non-paleo foods?  I find that the best method of prevention is just to eat filling paleo foods instead, but sometimes I bypass that altogether and go for the heavy carbs.  This may be something I grow out of (I am a 22-year-old male); it's happening less frequently overall, but it's still been an issue as of late.

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Re: Avoiding Temptation
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 11:29:33 AM »
I find when I eat enough fat and drink enough water, I can bypass the carbs no problem.  When I have even a piece of fruit once a week, for the rest of the day I am constantly thinking of cheating.  But when I eat enough fat and drink enough water I am good.  Giver a try!  I haven't checked yet to see if you have a food journal written?  Are you a heavy exerciser? 


Offline Warren Dew

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Re: Avoiding Temptation
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2010, 06:23:41 PM »
Keep raw nuts like walnuts around and snack on those when you have the urge to snack.  Actually, you could keep fruit around too, but keep a lot of it, as you may end up binging on the fruit.  A fruit binge probably isn't particularly bad for you if you're not trying to lose weight.

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Re: Avoiding Temptation
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2010, 07:49:14 AM »
Eating right is a frame of mind.  Or Mind over Matter if you will.  Elimination is a good way to go but YOU need to be STRONGER than the FOOD!  You need to KNOW in your own MIND and heart that eating the bad stuff is wrong.  You must convince yourself that these types of food are POISON!  Would you willingly eat poison?  That is what these foods are to many people, me included. I had no idea that I had a wheat allergy until I stopped eating it.  Now I know I can't eat it.  It truly is poison to me...

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Re: Avoiding Temptation
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2010, 09:23:05 AM »
Fat and fruit I would say. Eat more than you normally do at every meal, eat more fat at every meal, and always have fruit and nuts around.