looking at my fitday, I'm a bit surprised to see that I'm actually shovelling down about 150 grams of carbs per day, at about 40 percent of my total intake. That's almost 100 percent non-starch vegetables, with an occasional piece of fruit. Typically: cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and carrots, with blueberries or grapes. I came to paleo from a vegetarian binge land full of disordered eating and fat-phobia, and it has been a really interesting journey. At first on "paleo" I dropped everything I was supposed to drop but still avoided meat and fat, so I basically ate avocados, nuts, eggs and veggies. Then I added meat and cut the nuts. And now I am beginning to add fat, if slowly, and finding that I love it.
However, I think that I need to cut my carbs more in order for the fat to be truly satiating and to help me crave the carbs less.
BUT, the carbs I eat are so high because my 'disordered eating' was a result of constantly feeling deprived (thanks again, conventional wisdom). And now I find that fat and protein are in fact super satiating, but also that I don't want to perpetuate negative feelings about food, so if I feel like eating a head of cabbage I go ahead and do it. I know this high fiber intake is wreaking havoc on my digestive track, but I'm letting myself chip away at this one step at a time.
I do find that sugars make me crave sugars like it's no one's business, and that I have better energy (and, of course, fewer compulsive feelings about food) when I limit my carbs to <40 g/day. But I also find that I feel a bit fuzzy on super low carb days. I wonder if that's just because I'm not adjusted to running ketones at that time.
I'm fairly active--getting in some sort of activity approximately every day, sleep pretty well, am decently muscled, and am not trying to lose weight, though I do have to make a conscious effort to maintain. I do this by limiting carbs and counting calories. Overall, I find that aside from my cravings, I feel quite good on this diet.