My wife is a chocoholic. She can go without chocolate for a day or 2. She thinks I'm on another diet. I do tell her this is my new lifestyle. So I am determined to succeed and prove her wrong. Thing is she has more problems than me, so I'm hoping she jumps on board.
Highest weight: 220
Starting weight: 195
Current weight: 179
Goal weight: 127
Try intermittent fasting and calorie/carb cycling- eat no carbs whatsoever some days and on days you do eat carbs do IF:
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Take a look at Barbara Sher's book 'How to Get the Life You Want'. The first chapter has some excellent exercises to help determine what techniques for motivation will work on YOU. Shame, praise, competition, fear, rewards...they all have their uses, but there will be some techniques that are best for each individual. Likewise, there are some things that just don't affect you, so why bother using them.
Thanks. I will check her book out.
Hang in there- it's just not worth it to go through getting back on track again after you realize how horrible you feel from getting off of primal. If you want a good snack just to kick the cravings- look up paleo chocolate chip cookies and paleo pumpkin muffins. Revise your meal options and make sure you get enough good fats. You can do it- be strong!