I think the elimination dieting part of paleo is the hardest. Jac is a perfect example. Just going through and seeing what inflames us takes a lot of focus and that is definitely data-point enough.
Of course, sensible portions are always a good idea.
Your diet sounds like where I will end up for maintenance after I have finished losing what I want to.
The problem for me about using being happy as a data point is that I am perfectly happy massively overeating. I love good food and I'm a really good cook. I need to exercise some self control because PB foods are what has always been my favorites anyway. Pre-PB I was kept in check by the CW about fat and red meat being evil. Once that is removed, it is really easy to go, "Whoopie!" and go overboard even on good heathy food.
More protein also solved our light-headed-ness.
Thats awesome. Congratulations on your success. I was reviewing some of Mark's blogs on what to do if you get stalled and noted that he recommended counting calories as one thing that you could try if you were stalled. If it works for you, then keep at it! I have stalled for a couple of weeks and may well have to go that route as well, and if I do, so be it. I felt awful before and now I feel great and if I need to count to get to where I want to be weight-wise, who cares? I feel 10x better than I did before.
A joyful heart is good medicine
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot
Mmmmm. Real food is good.
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