So far my wife and I love the Paleo lifestyle. We are only about two months in and not totally strict with it (yet) but it's really made a difference to our lives in so many ways.
Amongst others, the positive effects so far:
- Losing a few inches around tummy, hips, legs etc
- Steady and controlled weight loss
- Muscle tone is getting better
- Feel happier
- Energy lasts all day and doesn't just peak after meals
- Food is exciting again
Despite this though old habits are starting to creep back in. I guess it's human nature to think "I'm doing ok, one oat biscuit won't hurt". But I'm finding that one occasional biscuit is turning into one a day.
We also know that it's OK to occasionally have high cocoa content chocolate and the occasional glass of wine. Again that 'treat' has turned into a regular occurance.
I know reading back my list of positives is a great incentive but I still find old habits creeping in, especially when our whole society is so 'processed' foods driven.
Any hints tips, previous stories and best practice ideas.
I feel like we're on the verge of really cracking the re-learning of 'bad education' from the past 34 yerars, but would love any ideas on how we can flush out the last remaining addictions to the processed food lifestyle.