Like you, Screamer, my family had big appetites and needed lot of variety. It's not a bad idea to have some "psuedo primal" treats around when you're getting started. You won't lose much weight that way, but it won't interfere with your feeling better and stronger -- and snacking on pseudo-primal treats won't set you back as far in resisting non-primal foods. (When I eat an almond flour brownie made with honey instead of sugar, I am satisfied with one and I don't go on an eating rampage the way I do if I have a wheat brownie made with sugar. Over time, you'll want to cut back on those, but over time it will be easier to do it.
Originally Posted by Screamer
My honey and I have noticed that we can now eat the same meats and vegetables over and over again without going crazy for something diferfent like we would have in the old days, and we now have leftovers most of the time -- which never hapepned in the old days. My guess is that when we were eating anti-nutrients, out bodies kept trying to find something that would feed us, so we were driven to find variety. Now that we're beinf truly nourished by our foods, that's not a problem anymore. We still LIKE variety, but we don't need it like we did.
As to the big appetite, that seems to be grain related for us. We used to put away huge servings of lentils and rice and then be ready for another meal a couple of hours later. Now a chicken leg and a cup of roasted vegetables keeps us sated for many hours.
It takes time, but the changes come.
Eat what you know is good for you. When you're craving neolithic foods, make a small amount of a pseudo-primal substitute and indulge, then go back to eating what you know is nourishing. The changes will coem and the cravings will fade.
Grain Free since 2009, WP from 2005
~100% primal (because anything less makes me very sick)
Goal: hike across Sweden with my grandchildren when I retire in a few years