CourtTuttle, I hear you on the M&M's. I also think there's something addictive about dipping into a bag and popping clean little bits of sugar bites in your mouth, one at a time. In comparison, eating steak and salad, you know, on a plate, with a fork, is WORK. And it takes forever. I suppose I could shovel in the macadamia nuts just as easily, but that would cost like $27.
I could never get into baked goods because cake and bread is just so damn.. crumbly. And cleaning up flour, bah.
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.