I'm happy to see all the discussion on the Paleo / Primal lifestyle! It was about a year ago that I had started this. The weight loss part was fantastic of course but there were alot of other benefits for me like, sleeping better, no joint pain or nerve pain that i experienced before, my mood stabilized, no more wanting to fall asleep at 3pm at work, my desire to exercise actually increased, i felt stronger and less sluggish, got rid of alot of my brain fog.
When I started i didn't want to overwhelm myself because this was a big life change (what...give up BAGELS?!) so i said that i would try it for 4 weeks. I figured that was a short timeline that i could stick with in order to see if there were any benefits. That worked for me and i actually wanted to keep going afterwards!
The best part about the lifestyle (i don't like calling it a diet because it's something you can do forever) is that i'm not restricted. I can eat anything i want, but now i know how eating bread and processed food / sugar makes me feel and what it does to my body. I have learned that i have to be prepared to deal with those consequences and then i can make the choice whether or not i want to eat it.
Nom Nom Paleo is a good resource for recipes and there is also a page explaining what paleo is http://nomnompaleo.com/paleo101
Against All Grain is another one http://againstallgrain.com/recipe-index/
Primal Palate ( i have their cookbook called Make it Paleo) is another great resource for recipes! http://www.primalpalate.com/paleo-recipes/#us on their site they also have a free online paleo meal planner
| Pounds lost: 10.0