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  • #16
    I'm with Annlee and Annieh here --

    Bone broth is a great breakfast for those of us whose stomachs just don't want much in the a.m. Do NOT make the silly assumption that "breakfast" has to look like a Wheaties commercial -- all the SWEET. I don't season my bone broth when I make it, so I add a scant teaspoon of Mrs. Renfro's Green Jalapeno Salsa for that 5:00 a.m. ZING~

    And fruit is a huge de-railer for this girl. Once I'm firmly in ketosis (where I like to live, but from which, alas, I often roam) I can savor small portions of fruit without hogging out. But until then, during transition, I avoid having a lot of fruit around, even in the freezer. That Costco bag of mixed berries starts calling my name . . .
    He not busy bein' born is busy dyin' ~ Bob Dylan


    • #17
      My go-to breakfast is 6oz of full fat Greek yogurt and half an avocado.


      • #18
        My youngest has found the lack of cereal in the morning to be the most difficult, so (thanks to a suggestion somewhere on this site - can't remember where or who, but can't take any credit myself ) I get coconut flakes and gently roast them, then give them to my daughter like cereal, with milk or cream and sometimes yoghurt and/or fresh berries. It's stopped her craving the chocolate start to the day, and has also been a great help for my OH when he's travelling! It might just help get over the "arrgh, there's nothing quick for breakfast" stage.


        • #19
          I'm having the same issue with my lady friend, so I feel you man. I find that it's helpful to go out of my way to make special primal treats, even if it's not something I would have made for myself. Sometimes I wake up early enough to make her breakfast, and that seems to lead to happier days. Also, change up your meals so that the same old primal dishes don't get overused, this is my main issue. I can eat the same thing every week, but she needs way more variety.
          Good luck, and Grok on!


          • #20
            As far as relatively primal treats go (and if you don't mind using almond flour), then you could check out Healthy Gluten Free Recipes | Elana's Pantry - she has a primal/paleo section which has some not too awful ideas which might help.


            • #21
              Originally posted by Sambo712 View Post
              Sometimes I wake up early enough to make her breakfast, and that seems to lead to happier days.

              She could layer cinnamon sweet potatoes then bacon, greek yogurt and nuts in a yogurt pot container the night before and just grab it on her way out in the morning. Bloody delicious.

              Or make a quiche the night before - if she doesn't have time to heat it up, it tastes good cold.

              For lunch she could eat a BAS - it's satisfying with avocado and meat.

              I went Primal cold turkey and haven't looked back. I used to love sweet stuff (still do) but I don't crave cw sweet stuff at all - and it happened really quickly because the meat and fat is sooo satisfying.
              Start Weight: 63.6kg/140lbs
              Goal Weight: 54kg/118lbs


              • #22
                Sounds like she's not eating enough. I think it's better for her to STUFF herself on primal fatty proteiny food. Stuff her like Thanksgiving, to break her of the snacking habit and convert her metabolism away from sugar-burner. When she's feeling better, work on portion size.

                Here's my meal plan.

                Breakfast: Two hard boiled eggs and a Smoothie: berries, green tea, whey powder, bit of banana, and 1/12 a can of coconut oil.
                (Whey powder is a bit of a misnomer on MDA, but it gets the job done for me. A whole can of coconut oil is total overload.)

                Ziplock sells a container which is three compartments and a lid.

                It's plainly meant for a sandwich, raw carrots or something, and m&ms. Haha. I make ground beef in tomato sauce -- or chicken soup -- in the big compartment, a good veggie like kale in the mid-size compartment, and a starchy veggie like sweet potato or carrots in the small compartment. Plus a square of chocolate.

                A raw or cooked veggie and a meat. My dinner meats are 3 oz canned salmon OR a can of sardines OR pre-cooked gluten free nitrate free sausage. (in the US we have a Jones brand.) That sausage is dripping with fat and fills me up.

                Snack: butter. Yep. Grass-fed salted butter right out of the tub. After a teaspoon or so, I've had enough.
                5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.


                • #23
                  Thank you all for the fantastic advice. This really is a wonderful community. We will take a look at some of the advice and see how we go!
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by lowcarbjas View Post

                    She could layer cinnamon sweet potatoes then bacon, greek yogurt and nuts .
                    Wow, that sounds amazing!! I might try some variation of this for a family brunch this weekend! Or it could make a side dish at dinner with sour cream instead of the greek yoghurt.
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