Whenever I"m asked by somemeone "How are you?" I actually attempt to make a real assessment. Thirty years of feeling like shit (SAD and cardio) did this to me! :). I go through a" quick" checklist. Do I have a headache, do my eyes hurt. how's my neck, back (T10), did I sleep well, what's the pollen count,is it cold out, it it sunny, windy, good bowel movent(s),did I eat too much, did I eat too little, did I" succeed" recently in my voluntary ejaculation practice,did I get my daily "sunning", some type of indigestion,some fatigue, some depression....... Rodney Dangerfield had nothing on me. LIfe with less than steller adrenal glands leaves little room for error. Howver once this NASA quantity/quality list is completed ,I still have to give an answer. If not to the person asking , (who 100 % of the time doesn't really want to know the answer!!!! ), but to myself. Because , usually I don't even know. There's usually lots of pros and cons! After many years, I've found out he biggest question boils down to : Are you hungry? Justice Jackson(1940's) referred to the First Amendment as the North Star around which everything in American society revolves. I make that same claim about Paleo. Hunger or better yet, Lack of Hunger is the North star around which the Paleo universe revolves. If you're not hungry, than any personal Paleo lifestyle goal can be accompliched. . Isn't everyone's individual Paleo goal a mere footnote to dealing with the hunger issue?
It's about feeling like a wild animal when it rains, and feeling like I could chase down and kill dinner with my teeth. It's about sassy, secret snarling, crossing a busy road as an opportunistic predator, then swiftly running up four flights of stairs, downing tequila and rare beef, then running home and sleeping soundly all night, feeling right to do so, and not guilty. It's about being alive and awake, engaged and excited, every day, and not having my body occupied by corporate greed in the form of pills, HFCS, monster-wheat, packaged food, and the sadness of not knowing why I'm here. I am here. That is my talisman.
Nope, for many I think it's beautiful muscles particularly with a 6-pack. It's freedom from the modern rat-race and feeling crappy regardless of weight.
Now, as an older lady with a history of binge eating, hunger was it for me. But there are many, many things that led people to ancestral eating. Only some would name physical/emotional hunger as the main motivator.
Disagree with the OP completely. For me, paleo is about being able to move fast and lift heavy with zero joint pain. Hunger - or lack thereof - has never been a big part of my life (though it is neat to be able to skip meals without a care, unlike when i ate SAD).
Hunger, presence or absence, as the Paleo sine qua non?
"If the only tool you've got is a hammer, everything tends to look like a nail."
Hunger "nails" it as well as any singularity. Which is to say: doesn't come close to the whole story. Seldom does any one thing.
if i am eating store bought food i am hungry more....if i am eating us wellness meat(got a recent delivery) i have wanted to shun food ever since. weird, but theres a difference i dont know what it is but it doesnt require much good quality food to meet your needs