I discovered Paleo 4 weeks ago and tomorrow I start my 5th week of 100% Paleo eating. I jumped in feet first and haven't looked back. I've lost 15 lbs in this time, and although I have a long way to go in that department, I am doing it more for the other health benefits (but I won't turn down that elusive weight loss!)
Prior to Paleo I suffered lots of stomach aches with some being severe enough to give me cold sweats and make me almost delirious. Although the majority were of the uh-oh, run to the bathroom-take some-pepto-feel-better variety.
After NO stomach aches these 4 weeks, I suffered a bad one today. My colleagues at work got involved as they realized I was not well. I was slightly loopy and had cold sweats. Of course, they all blamed it on the way I am eating.
Actually, I remember that the night before last I ate some paleo pizza (100% paleo) and topped it off with lots of sun-dried tomatoes (something I had never indulged in before). The crust was almond flour and truthfully, very dry and unappetizing. So I made up with the toppings to compensate.
Not to be gross or anything, but I am familiar with how long things usually take to make it through our system and I am blaming my ailment on that meal. Awful pains and bowel movements twice. Took pepto and am feeling much better now.
How do you deal with well meaning folk who swear there are good carbs I should not be forsaking? They brought me some coke as they thought my blood sugar was low and I took two tiny sips and refused any more. I've been so good about cutting all of that out that I did not want any more.
I haven't suffered any cravings and have dropped my asthma medicine to half the previous dosage. I no longer fall asleep in the middle of the day. I am having nothing but benefits from paleo and don't plan on stopping.