Hey everyone. So I've made the switch to Paleo and I'm doing a 30 day challenge to see how it affects my body. So far, so great. I made another post about my sugar addiction and as soon as I upped the fat content in my diet, my cravings for carbs and sugar completely disappeared. It's astounding! If I take nothing else away from Paleo, at least I've learned some very positive things about my body that will help curtail unwanted binges. I'm hopefully off sugar and gluten for good.
My fear in fully committing to Paleo however has been a result of some of the comments I've read while browsing the forum- SOOO many people have mentioned how once they go Paleo, they gain weight rapidly anytime they slip and eat even the tiniest amount of carbs, sugar or dairy. I'm only human, and though I'm committed to doing this correctly for my health, I'm also worried that the occasional slip is going to set me back heaps more than if I were on an alternative diet. I travel a lot and sometimes like to try local food, and my quality of life would deteriorate so much if I knew I'd gain back everything after one little juice in Brasil.
How is that even possible? Are they exaggerating to make a point? It takes 3500 extra calories to gain a pound- first law of thermodynamics and whatnot. Are people really gaining weight eating a banana and a glass of milk??? If that's the case, I don't know if I'd ever feel "safe" going full Paleo. It doesn't seem worth it, knowing you can undo all of your effort in an instant. Please share your experience with this, it's really discouraging me!