Yes, we all need some moral support when we give up potato chips and corn chips.But wouldn’t you rather have an omelet for breakfast, and then not have to snack at all?
You’ll also find that it’s much easier to go without food now that your body is reaccustomed to burning fat.
In short, you’ll have now that you’re not spending them stuck in food coma, or constantly grazing to keep from going hypoglycemic—which more than makes up for the extra time you’re spending on cooking and buying food.
Besides, shopping for food is quick and easy when the only places you have to go are the meat counter, the produce bins, the dairy refrigerator, and the spice rack.
” Here it is: a step-by-step guide, roughly in order of importance. Don’t stress about perfect adherence, or obsess about making it all the way down the list: any progress you make will most likely improve your health, mood, and physical fitness.
“Do not eat” items are grouped with “Eat more” items at each step, so you’ll always have something to eat. You’ve just made some massive, positive changes in your life.
You may be going through bread and cereal withdrawal, with periods in which you absolutely crave them.
This is absolutely normal: you’re forcing your body to learn how to burn fat again, because it’s used to burning all the sugar (‘carbohydrates’) you’ve been eating.
However, you’re probably already noticing an increase in energy, a decrease in post-meal fatigue, and a lessened desire to snack. The cravings will dissipate, but the benefits won’t.
The best part about a primal/’paleo’ diet is that you don’t have to measure or keep track of anything: no counting calories, no ‘points’, no worries about macronutrient ratios. You’ve made another big step towards better health and greater vitality.
You’re no longer shuffling through life like a wounded gazelle, expecting the jaws of death on its neck at any moment.
You are becoming less tasty and more dangerous each day.