I've been eating paleo for a couple weeks and am already noticing a difference in my skin, ongoing stomach/reflux/digestive problems, fatigue, and general mood. I cut out all dairy, which I think helped me a lot, and I cut out diet soda (easier than I thought considering how much I was drinking). I'm eating a lot of eggs, meat, veggies, and fruit. But I'm still having HUGE sugar cravings. All afternoon it takes all my control to not drive to the store and buy the snacks I used to be eating. Is this normal after two weeks? I'm wondering whether I should cut out all fruit to curb the sugar cravings, or whether it just takes more than two weeks to stop being desperate for all the artificial sugary food I was consuming before. Here's a typical day:
Breakfast: Black coffee, 4 eggs scrambled in mac nut oil with some veggies mixed in, 4 slices turkey bacon, a banana smothered in almond butter.
Lunch: Can of tuna mixed with a chopped avocado and some cider vinegar, 1 cup blueberries mixed with chopped pecans, some carrot sticks and broccoli florets.
Afternoon snack: Another handful of blueberries and some salted almonds.
Dinner: Large protein portion (usually grilled-- a hamburger, pork chop, steak, or chicken breast), a cooked or grilled vegetable, and maybe some raw vegetables with zucchini hummus. Then a plateful of sliced strawberries.
What's the verdict? I'm only eating one serving of fruit a meal, but I'm thinking maybe I need to cut it out for awhile because after I eat the fruit is often when I want more sugar. Or should I just stick with my current diet for a little longer and see if the cravings go away? Or increase my lunch meal so I don't get hungry in the afternoon, which is mostly when I get the cravings (and why I eat more blueberries in the afternoon)? I'm actually not usually very hungry at dinner time now, which is new to me, and makes me think that I'm already getting sufficient calories during the day. (I should also mention that I only weigh 125).