I think most of the community here will probably have to disagree about the "properly prepared grains". Soaking legumes and preparing grains properly takes a lot of effort to do it for a sustained period of time. Even if you were to incorporate grains there are so many better nutrient dense foods that are so better for you than most grians. If you really need a carb source you can always include sweet potatoes in the mix but I would only advise that if you are training and if you have already reached your weight goals.
Originally Posted by Northrun
Like B Knight has stated above, we would need a lot more information about yourself to help you and to give you more advice. I really think 30 days is too short of a time to really tell, and like the others have said have you been 100% compliant?
I never struggled with weight but the reason I went paleo was to rid myself of allergies and digestive issues due to chronic cardio and many years of conventional eating. The first 30 days were tough but I am thankful because it did help me regain my health and I feel healthier than ever. I have been paleo/primal for over 2 years and even though I train/play pretty hard I still have a hard time eating more than 150grams of carbs each day. But each person is different, and that is why we need more information from you.
"If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane
People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.