I don't have similar issues to you, however, about anxiety with this way of eating..... When I first looked at primal/paleo type diets, I was quite overwhelmed with how restrictive they appeared. Reading here on the forums, on other people's blogs, and a variety of books, I was getting very conflicting info as to what my diet priorities should be. So I wrote them down and posted them on my fridge. They're still there. I had (have) 5 rules, the first two being: No grains, especially wheat; and Sugar is bad. Your rules can be whatever your priorities are and what you feel that you can sustain.
Initially looking at my list, I felt like I had some very solid ground rules for what I couldn't eat. I saw it as my restrictions. But now, about 4 months later? My list is the easiest thing to keep in compliance with- in fact, I have moved beyond my basic rules. As an example, my 'no grains' has turned into no vegetable oils and no corn products. "Sugar is bad" means that I eat dark choccy maybe once or twice a week versus the nightly square or two I had when I first started this WOE.
Bottom line is that you start your new WOE with ground rules you know you can accomplish. Get the 80% down, and becoming more mindful of your food gets easier.
Last edited by say_rahhh; 08-10-2010 at 08:01 AM.
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