Originally Posted by Millie Ivy
Plan today to fast a bit this morning, enjoying my coffee with heavy raw cream right now. May not eat until lunch depending on my hunger. I ate three full meals yesterday and I am finding that I go full then light in my eating, if I listen to my hunger.
I really want to try some of the coconut flour biscuit-y stuff recipes out there. I don't really miss bread so much now, but I miss the bread texture as a vehicle for other stuff. Like clotted cream, or almond butter.
Anyone grind their own almond meal?
In the GAPS book the author says something about the cycle of our day not really being ready for food until about 10 am, but for kids it may be a bit earlier. I find this to be true most days. The kids usually snack on fruit early in the morning and I don't cook breakfast (which is often more like brunch) until 10 or 11. If we have to be somewhere early, I just cannot make myself eat a big protein breakfast at 7 am.
As for almond flour, I get mine from Lucy's Kitchen Shop.
Originally Posted by nettlesoup
I hope you don't mind me joining in here. I tried going primal last month. I have a really sweet tooth and sweet tea is my weakness. Grain has been easy enough to avoid, but sugar has been the ultimate challenge. I managed to go two days without sugar and really felt the effects in a positive way. But then my daughter went through a very angry patch, and also had a bad night time cough which kept us up a lot. So all motivation went out the window and I went straight back to my sweet tea and snacks. I'm really feeling the effect of eating how I usually do. I've found that my diet affects my moods which is one of my main reasons for going primal. I'm also concerned about my teeth and want to make them healthier.
So I'm going to try again now that my daughter is back to normal. I've stocked up on lots of meat from the farmer's market, and we're going to the shops today to buy food for lunches and snacks. The problem is I do love baking, and there's a recipe I found that I really want to try. So maybe this time I'll make it more gradual. For dinner tonight it'll be roast beef and veg, so that's a good start! It'll be good feeling healthier and happier again.
For me, I have to go cold turkey to cut the cycle of craving the sugar/carbs. And once I haven't had it for about four to five days, then I don't want it anymore. I think THE number one key for me is having food already prepared. Otherwise, in times of stress or being too busy, I will grab whatever. I have to have meat ready to eat at all times.
I have also found myself trying to be sure I am drinking enough water, and if I am hungry at a time that I don't think I should be hungry yet, I will drink a big glass of water, and I feel satisfied a bit longer. It is easy to mistake thirst for hunger, for me at least.
As for pizza, we made an awesome pizza tonight! Almond flour crust, sausage and onions, and tomato paste mixed into the sausage. Oregano, basil, salt and pepper, yum!
On the nights you work and need dinner in a rush, I would put something in the crock pot. The best thing that can help really is planning a bit in advance so you aren't without dinner and have to choose something you don't want to.
We are eating this way to heal our guts, so we can't really go on and off, it's just not an option, so that actually makes it easier to stick to it. It's not an option to order a pizza. But I do have my standard fast stuff for when we are out of time and I need dinner now.