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6 weeks with no grain or sugar cane.
« on: May 16, 2014, 11:51:21 pm »
So it's been 6 weeks and feeling good.  I still have plenty of energy for working out and maybe more energy. The other day I jogged a mile before work and after a 10 hour work day I mountain biked for 8 miles. That's 2 work outs in one day.  And I am almost 50 years old.
  I do get cravings for bread but only when I am hungry. After I stuff myself they go away.  One day I did eat some soft pretzels. I didn't beat myself up about it but I did get back on track with my next meal.
   My hunger seems to be much easier to control on raw Paleo then some other eating regimes I have tried. Not sure if it is the raw meat or the olive oil. maybe a combo of both.  Holding steady at a half a pound of raw ground meat  a day and 3 to 6 raw eggs.
Eventually I will branch out into other raw meats but organ meat at the current time is not so appealing BUT bone marrow sounds and looks good. I often sledge hammer elk bones  so my dogs could get all the marrow and sometimes I would think it looked pretty good so that maybe my next step.  I live in the mountains so my dog gets  road kill from time to time.
 Since my hunger is controllable I added some fasting into my life.  Only water from 5:30 pm to 07:30 am.  That is a 14 hour fast every day and on Tuesday and Saturday I only eat dinner around 5pm. So thats five 14 hour fasts and two 23 hour fasts in a week.  Doing this is much easier then I thought it would be as I previously mentioned my hunger seems easy to control on raw paleo. Although I am not 100% raw yet.  I still make zero carb egg bread and eat baked potatoes once in a while along with some other non raw food sometimes. But my non raw intake is dwarfed by my mammoth raw food intake.

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Re: 6 weeks with no grain or sugar cane.
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 12:07:17 am »
Catchy title - "No Grain or Sugar Cane" - Congratulations.

I find that my appetite is controlled with RPD, too. I was diagnosed with an eating disorder for my whole life, but all symptoms of eating disorder vanished the day I started eating unprocessed, raw foods.
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Re: 6 weeks with no grain or sugar cane.
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 12:40:20 am »
Catchy title - "No Grain or Sugar Cane" - Congratulations.

I find that my appetite is controlled with RPD, too. I was diagnosed with an eating disorder for my whole life, but all symptoms of eating disorder vanished the day I started eating unprocessed, raw foods.

Some times at the food market I will look at some ones shopping cart before the person. If the shopping cart is filled with all processed food the person pushing it always looks very unhealthy.  Darn shame but processed food all day every day leads to malnutrition but most people don't realize it. They think fat = no way malnutrition but it is just the opposite. 

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Re: 6 weeks with no grain or sugar cane.
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014, 02:40:36 am »
When your body runs on fat for energy instead of sugar, your hunger/appetite is much easier to handle. I usually skip breakfast and don't eat until the evening just because I'm not hungry. And then half the time I'll have one large meal and that's it. It's no wonder people think that we're always starving ourselves (well, they ask me that).

You really notice it when you have to spend time with someone on SAD. Over Christmas, my mom was staying at our apartment for a few days. It would barely be 10 or 11 am, and my mom would be nearly in tears and angry because she was STARVING (blood sugar issues, too), and I wasn't even thinking about food because I wasn't hungry. I would feed her breakfast, and within an hour or so, she'd be freaking out over food again, and I still wasn't hungry.

I have to admit, potatoes are one thing that I miss. Whenever I'm at work, my co-workers go to the nextdoor restaurants. Nothing smells good or even tempted EXCEPT for the fries. I've had raw potatoes, and they aren't bad, but nothing appealing either.


Some times at the food market I will look at some ones shopping cart before the person. If the shopping cart is filled with all processed food the person pushing it always looks very unhealthy.  Darn shame but processed food all day every day leads to malnutrition but most people don't realize it. They think fat = no way malnutrition but it is just the opposite. 

My boyfriend and I do this, too. We'll actually have fun strategically placing certain foods near those people on the conveyor belt at the check-out so we can watch their reaction. There are tons of people with low-cal popcorn bags, non-fat dairy products, and whole wheat breads. And, of course, they're all heavy (dare I say some are huge) and with poor complexion.  I'll stack up the packs of raw suet cuts (special order) that says "FAT" on the label, next to their side. They can't help looking at us - both young, lean, and healthy looking - and then looking at the fat. Completely mind-boggled. It gives us a little extra amusement during a normal grocery run.
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