Are there items that you just can't buy or have in your house because leads to a binging episode? I am starting to think I just can't have nuts (and any type of nut butter) and any type of primal sugar(honey coconut sugar etc). Just knowing it is here I just keep eating and eating them until they are GONE! I start out good -- and just take a serving but then a few days later I eat until it is gone.
I can now have anything in the house without a problem...unless I start eating it. I think though that's partly because I tend to go to those foods when I'm feeling sub-par anyway. The nut butters, chocolate, honey - if I'm feeling good and have already eaten proper meals then I can have some then leave it. However if I'm feeling tired, or hungry, or inactive or with indigestion then it's a mistake to have them in the first place, and I won't stop until after it's making me sicker than whatever I was feeling before. I do have a tendency to need to finish things though - if there's not much left I won't leave it.
Oh, ice cream. I've tested this most extensively and count it a good day if I can leave a pint pot for two sittings. On the same day. If the pot lasts more than a day it's bad ice cream.
Macadamia nuts. Other nuts and nut butters, I'm fine. Dried fruit, I'm fine. Macadamia's may have a great fat profile, but for me, the're just plain crack.
I can't have raw milk in the house unless I culture it within the first day or those 2 half gallons are gone in 2 days... if I turn them in to kefir or yogurt I am a lot slower with them.
Canned coconut milk is an issue for me too... It's like ice cream!
I also can only buy canned cod livers once a month or so. It's like 3000 calories for a can and I just can't help myself; I finish a can in a day.
and I DEFINETELY cannot have any "paleofied" baked goods in the house. My body sees absolutely no difference between them and wheat garbage... actually I eat them even faster because I think my brain justifies that it's somehow healthier.
85% dark chocolate. However, it's not so much that I can't have it INSIDE the house. It's just that, if I opened up a bar of it (one bar weighs 100g), I have to keep eating it until the whole bar is gone. And not just little piece by little piece over the next few days, or even that one day - I eat it all IN ONE SITTING, within an hour at the most.
They were on discount a while back and I stocked up on a whole heap of them. Now they're just sitting in the pantry because I'm making quite good process and don't want to disrupt my focus. Maybe I'll crack open a bar when my pants fit less snugly ;D
Greek Yogurt is probably my biggest issue. I just end up with a big bowl of it filled with berries and topped with a bunch of honey. So delicious.
Also dark chocolate. No further explanation required.
Nut butters (especially with honey around too) and to a lesser extent nuts. Dried fruit, especially dates. Go Take A Hike raw trail mix...
Edited to add: what is it about nut butters and nuts?? In my non-paleo days, peanut butter and jam was like crack to me and sustained my binge eating disorder for years...
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