So for the past 9 years, I've known about the Paleo, or Primal diet philosophy and I am in total agreement that it is the way to go. And that fat is my friend, yadda, yadda.
However, I have a serious problem with keeping grains and sugars off my menu.
I'm like a functional alcoholic. My body seems to do an ok job on processing grains and junk; I have pretty good genes. I manage to keep a pretty low weight while eating crap. I don't really have major health problems.
BUT, I do feel much, much better when I'm a hard-ass with myself and avoid grains and sugar. That lovely clear-headed, clear-skinned, feeling light as a feather feeling that we all love.
My excuse is that my crazy life gets in the way. I own a business that requires a 150 mile round-trip commute each day. I had a baby about 10 months ago. I have 2 step daughters with schedules that get thrown upon us with no warning, so we are always running around.
But I know these are excuses. My problem is I can't eat just a bite of cake. Once I fall off the wagon, I fall hard.
Everything seems to come together when I have things planned out. Make meals ahead on the weekends, have ingredients close at hand. BUt then I have a crazy week where I'm running around like crazy, and I end up running through a drive through and another bunless burger or salad sounds gross, and off I go.
Please, someone just hit me over the head. THis isn't that hard. But why is it for me?