I realize that there are two schools of thought on this issue, but I am just not convinced that putting your body through the stress of cold-turkey carb withdrawal is a great thing. Some people take longer than others to adapt to using fat for energy also. The beauty of primal is that there are enough foods like winter squashes and fruits that are primal and higher carb that you shouldn't have to suffer too much. I had a co-worker last year who, despite my urging to the contrary, went cold turkey on all carbs except non-starchy vegetables and told our other co-workers I was trying to kill her and went back to her previous diet in a few days. I doubt she'll ever try low carb again sadly because it would help her particular situation tremendously. Now 7 weeks in to primal, I am just now starting to feel like my body has figured out how to use all of this wonderful fat as energy. I lost my emotional attachment to carbs from the beginning but, physiologically, my body took a lot longer to get the message. Also, my gall bladder, which seemed to be in total shock from the fat, has adapted nicely and I no longer feel like I want to throw up daily. Time and patience are key.
True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington. ~Anonymous
The worst carrot is better than the best candybar.--TornadoGirl