Saturday, April 09, 2011
I have been eating according to the primal lifestyle for 3 weeks now. And I have had incremental gains every week. I have tightened up my calories, but I just wasn't feeling like I had lost any weight, in fact feeling like I had gained again. Yesterday I was actually considering going back to a somewhat CW diet. Not processed foods, but maybe adding in some whole grains and doing what I know has worked for me in the past. After all there are tons of people out there eating grains and high carb foods and losing weight! I have done it myself!
The more I thought about it, the more I know I can't. After reading Good Calories, Bad Calories and The Primal Blueprint, I know that we are not meant to be eating grains and certainly not grains that have been processed to death! I know this is the right way for me to eat at this time.
Today I hopped on the scale (even though I had considered staying away from it) and I had lost 1 lb. It's only 1, and I have more to go, but it helped me see that yes, this is right. It takes time to stop a ship and get it turned around, but it is turning
I was also doing a little research on insulin resistance. I have a lot of the symptoms and I want to avoid all those nasty complications and diseases it progresses to. I came across an article that absolutely confirmed for me that yes, a paleo/primal diet is what I should be following! www.womentowomen.com/ins
I am so over the moon happy today! I am also taking the advice of my paleo teammates and focusing on the health and wellness, and letting the weight take care of itself. (which it will)