Top positive review
on July 6, 2016
It was a big adjustment to get onto this diet. For the first little while I was constantly asking "What can I eat now?". After about 6 weeks, however, I adapted. It's been 7 months now. I find I am now eating a lot more whole foods and a lot less processed, over-packaged foods. I feel good about that. Weight loss was initially very rapid. Almost a pound a day for the first 10 days, then I leveled off (I didn't have a whole lot I needed to lose). What shocked me the most was that the old "low fat" nutrition wisdom was clearly quite wrong. Eating fat does not make you fat. Lots of healthy but high fat foods in this diet and I'm slimmer than I was 25 years ago. Add in an age appropriate fitness program and I dare say I'm fitter than I was 25 years ago as well.
Now that I've hit my weight and fitness goals, I allow myself the occasional cheat, such as a nice bread roll in a restaurant or a piece of cake at a family dinner. I keep on track by stepping on the scale every morning and deciding if a cheat might be permissible that day or if I need to stick more carefully to the diet to stay on track. It really is a pretty easy diet to follow once you get used to it however. You can eat as much as you want of the permitted foods. No starvation diet here.
1. Always cook more than you need of your Primal meals so you have leftovers for lunch for a day or two following. Same goes for salads and not cooked preparations.
2. Pick up some of the Primal cookbooks (or Paleo cookbooks, which have many acceptable recipes).