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Newbie to Gnoll
August 29, 2012
8:59 am
Bury, Lancashire, UK
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J. S.

"If skipping breakfast works for you, then by all means keep doing it!  For breakfast eaters, I always recommend a high-protein, high-fat, low-carb breakfast, for the reasons you describe: carby breakfasts always seem to leave one hungry all day."

I've have now been breakfast-free and following a "functional" Paleo lifestyle for nearly 4 months, choosing to eat a high-protein, high-fat, low-carb breakfast somewhat later in the day...usually brunch around midday! And, sticking as far as practical to the majority of the other recommendations in the "Eat like a Predator....." article, has worked well for me both in the weight-loss department and with my feeling better in myself. Certainly,these days I am nearly always not the first to suggest that it's time to eat, and, I no longer reach for the snacks during the day.

"...yes, it's awkward socially for a while. Don't worry about trying to 'convert' anyone else: just be comfortable with your own choices. It's like quitting smoking, or drinking, or any other habit: the people you hang around who still indulge will try to get you to join them, because you always did before. After a while they'll get the message.

The real proof regarding some of the earlier problems I encountered came when I made an exception! My non-converted acqaintances invited us for dinner and I decided (unwisely as it turned out) to indulge in whatever was going. I had the pastry bound starter; I ate the peas and corn (served with a completely unrecognisable meat dish...it might have been pork, or maybe chicken, but I can't certain); I accepted the 'Slimming World' 'healthy' dessert (all sweetness and little flavour), and finished on copious amounts of low-fat cheese and biscuits. I spent most of the next day occupying the bathroom. It actually took just 2 days for the aftermath to go away, but, it proved something to me....Don't do it again! Pick and choose! Follow your own feelings and, don't listen to the 'friendly advice'. I guess I'm just going to have to pull out the 'acceptable truth' again and play it as my best card when eating with friends.

"If sugar causes you gut problems, I suspect SIBO might be an issue. This should resolve itself over time as you feed the bacteria less bread, sugar, and other simple carbohydrates...and as SIBO usually goes along with acid reflux, you'll probably start to lose that too. I recommend being strict about that particular avoidance for a while."

I did some reading on SIBO and hoped it had gone away...and, maybe it has, seeing as I recovered so quickly from my 'one-off' night out.

I am soooo delighted I found this website...

Well done at the AHS, and welcome back...was beginning to wonder how long it was going on for.

ExVeggie

August 30, 2012
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ExVeggie:

Thank you for the progress report!  Often it's instructive to remember that eating those foods always made us feel terrible...we just defined the resulting misery as "normal".  For instance, I thought that falling asleep after lunch was an inevitable event -- not a consequence of food-to-go made mostly of bread, "cheese", and HFCS.

The cessation of the urge to snack is, to me, a reliable indicator that one's metabolism is functioning reasonably well.  And yes, peer pressure (or, usually, our perception of it) is often a greater danger than our own cravings.  Whatever you have to do, do it!

AHS was only three days...but I was still on the road for the following week, after which I took some well-deserved time off.  It's good to be back.

JS

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