To eat Primal:
- Eat vegetables (non-starchy if you want to lose weight or have a sweet potato if after a workout), cooked/drizzled with fat. You can also have some berries too.
- Eat fatty cuts of meat, if lean meats or eggs, cook in fat.
You can get by with these two steps in the beginning. Then you can tweak as you get more comfortable.
-Eat the above prescribed when you are hungry. Only eat when you are physically hungry. If you are hungry when you first wake up and can't wait to eat until your breakfast is cooked, keep some pealed boiled eggs and chopped veggies in the fridge. Much better than your granola (IMO). There are many people that have food journals on here. My meals are generally VERY simple, but taste great (IMO )
-If you want to start slow, then change one meal per day for 1 week. Then the following week, change two meals, and so on. Instead of having a whole slice of bread 3 times per day, maybe try cutting down to 1/2 slice 3 times per day, then 1/4 slice 3 times per day, then none.
- Get your fats in. It really helped me with the bread and salty food cravings. I don't think I would have been successful had I not consumed a lot of fat. I can tolerate dairy, so at the beginning, I used a lot of butter. Avocados are high in fat and good source for carbs.
I personally jumped right in (even though I was very intimidated) but for me it worked. Yes, it was difficult in the beginning, but you need to be prepared ahead of time. If you don't have food prepped ahead of time, you will go for convenience (bread, granola, high carb fruits - because these require no time to prepare). I recommend that you boil up some eggs, cook some bacon (or other meat) and pre-chop low-carb veggies. That way, when hunger strikes, it's a matter of putting the already prepared foods on a plate and eating. Just as convenient as the other high-carb/processed foods that you are eating.
Hopefully this helped some.