It is so easy to get caught up and obsessive in counting, especially for those of us with a history of ED.
One thing I want to make clear, especially since you don't need to lose weight, is that [B][I][U]primal and paleo are not inherently low carb.[/U][/I][/B] Low carb is primarily a weight loss tool. There is no reason for you not to eat potatoes and fruit and veggies to the tune of 200g of carbs a day if that's what makes you feel like your body is operating optimally. Some people do better with low carb, some better with high - do what works best for your body!!
Cut out grains (primarily wheat) and processed sugars, don't cut out carbs!
[QUOTE=wildthing;1106887]I just want to say CONGRATULATIONS on beating anorexia and bulimia, and welcome to being a grokstar!
I second everyone is recommending that you try to let go of counting- well, let me put it this way: I too automatically count, but I try to remind myself that the numbers don't matter. They are meaningless. What matters is that I am nourishing myself, body and soul, and the food I eat is delicious and nourishing. I repeat "nourishing" because "healthy" has come to mean "low calorie", and that's a very narrow focus.
There are so many delicious Primal recipes out here- I'm eating bacon and mixed veggies right now and it is sooooo good for such a simple meal! I've done a lot of work around fat and body image and all that hooey and with all the nonsense out there floating around, I'm just grateful to be able to enjoy a good meal- that's just one of the reasons I love the Primal Blueprint.
Anyway, I didn't mean to preach to the choir. I just wanted to say welcome and good luck, and I'm pulling for you![/QUOTE]
Thanks. It would be a nice thing to shut off, the counting of everything that goes into your mouth, right? One day, you know.
[QUOTE]Cut out grains (primarily wheat) and processed sugars, don't cut out carbs![/QUOTE]
I think this is where I went wrong. I might just eat more carbs for a bit and see how it goes. I've been eating about 150 every day of the weekend and I did feel better.
Thanks you all!!!
I totally agree. You don't think Grok would eat SO many carbs if he had them? Fruit fruit fruit!!
Especially if you're feeling down or low. Carbs do give you pizzazz.