First of all, I apologise if I sound blunt, but today wasn't great. Oh and sorry if this ends up being long, I tend to ramble.
I began eating primally a week or two ago. After a while it became clear that I couldn't continue doing so because I'm 17 so I live with my non-primal parents and the food wasn't available. But after a considerable amound of debating my parents agreed to buy more primal foods. So I am now able to eat primally without under eating.
Over the last week I've been extremely irritable. Anything will annoy me and I just want to be left alone. I'm also extremely lethargic. I know this is the phase that a lot of people go through when they start. But today I had a very important hurling match (it's an Irish sport). We lost and I'm really not in a good mood about it because I really believe that if I had run more we would have won. I'm sure there were factors other than the diet, but 2 weeks ago I would have played that match a lot better than I did tonight and the only thing that I have changed is what I'm eating.
I'm finding it really hard to tell my friends and peers about what I'm doing. As I'm sure you can imagine most 17 year olds don't care what 'food' they're eating. I've been called a hippie, an anorexic, a gay (Don't understand that one) and a weird freak for things like refusing brown soda bread because it's unhealthy.
So far the only positive effect I've realised is that I've realised that Coca Cola and Mars Bars aren't food. They don't even resemble food. I don't feel any better, in fact I feel worse. My acne hasn't improved in the slightest. And my parents are getting quite irritated with my requests for foods any time they go shopping and, what annoys me most is that my hobby has suffered.
So please tell me that doing this will be worth it. Will I really feel as healthy, energetic and happy as I've been told? Because being extremely healthy is nice and all but I want to be able to really feel it if I'm going to stay going to all this trouble...