I don't really get this. Are you not enjoying the changes you've made? If that's the case, maybe you've jumped in too fast, or bought into a definition of primal that's too restrictive. There's a lot of primal as religion in this forum and it can be overwhelming to someone who's finding their way.
Originally Posted by Primal Papa
I found MDA in June, maybe? I'm not sure - I followed a link for a recipe from the LoseIt forums. I had already decided that grains were a huge calorie-sucker for me and was happy to find yummy dinners that made grains irrelevant. Then I started looking for pastured meat, eggs and milk. I think it was August before DH and I drove an hour to see what we could pick up from a "local" farm. Just last week I discovered a farm not 5 miles from us that started offering CSA subscriptions last fall. We're gonna do that to supplement the 2 little raised beds we just put in. I don't think I've ever said the word "primal" to DH, but he likes what I've been cooking and he likes the idea of buying food from real farmers who live near us. We have not had a store-bought bakery treat in the house in months and nobody seems to care. DH and the kids are not really primal. They still have grains if they want. But on the whole, their food is much less processed than it was before. I see a steady drift toward an increasingly primal way of life for us.
I will say, I haven't bought into the high fat/low carb version of primal, really. Obviously, if you dramatically cut back on processed foods, your carbs will drop, but I don't stress over fruits or starchy vegetables. I still put 2% milk in my coffee, cause that's the way I like it. Once I get down to my goal weight, maybe I'll push my macros in one direction or another to try to push my body composition. I'm not worrying about that until I get there. I'll get some blood work done then too, but if I'm worried about the results, I'll be tweaking my ratios, not throwing the baby out with the bath water.
Yeah, I'm really liking where my drift into primal has gotten me and I don't see giving it up completely - ever.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related