I have seen a lot of questions asking why people started on the paleo journey, but my question is more about why people may be holding back from 100% paleo, or or what made people give it 100%? I see a lots of posts on here where people say "I'm 80% paleo or I'm whatever% paleo, this is strange to me because if you really believe in this thing why not give it 100%.
I never hear vegans say, Im Vegan, but I eat an occasional steak. If you are vegan you probably wont even walk into a restaurant that serves steak. This was my experience as a vegetarian. I just decided one day to be a vegetarian, I had a few slip ups and within a month meat was gone and I never looked back. With paleo it is not that easy for me. I have been working at this thing for 8 months and the lightbulb still has not clicked on for me to make me give it my all. Logically I know It is what is best for me, I have experienced the benefits first hand, but I still hold on to those few security items every once in a while.
I have been reading Primal Body Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas and in the book she states that eating trans fats from vegetable oils just once stay in your system for 2 years. She also mentions that eating gluten once a month if you have celiacs is basically the same as if you eat it all the time, in terms of the effect on the body.
I feel like an Alcoholic that says "I'm 80% sober. Well you either are sober or you are not. I want to give this thing 100% but ned help making the mental switch.
My questions are:
1) What made you finally give it 100%?
2) Why are you still holding back, and what is your vice?
3) Are we loosing all the benefits with the occasional cheat?