Me: I've always been thin, but lack energy, often feel tired and nauseated. I'm bored to tears by food, and eat too much sugar and dry cereal because anything else just takes too much time investment. I often skip meals because the effort of eating a "real" meal just doesn't seem worth it. Any dietary changes in our family depend entirely on me, because I'm the one who cooks. To be fair, my family doesn't seem to have any problem with what I cook; it's just me who hates it. Maybe I'm just not a big food fan? My hangup with the primal blueprint is that the few foods I really enjoy are starches: (whole grain) breads, hot cereal, dry cereal, potatoes. I'm willing to try giving them up, though.
Hubs: Was always really thin as a teenager but ballooned to 210 pounds between 19 and 21. Wants to lose weight and has been going hungry to try to achieve this without results. Will do whatever it takes, as long as it actually works.
2 boys, 2 and 4. I feed them a lot of "healthy" food like fruit, vegetables, meat, and whole grain breads, but they're ALWAYS hungry.
Will this diet really work for us and, not to sound skeptical but, how long should I stick with it to see results, and what kind of results should I be looking for? Our current diet is meat, vegetables, fruits, starches, beans. Not much packaged food. No frozen meals or canned soups.
Also, money's an issue, and we simply can't go entirely organic. What THREE food items should we go organic on to achieve the best ROI on our health/dollars investment?