Not sure why you say it's hard to do? Althought fairly new to this (did things similar before), I find it extremely easy.
It's also very easy to cook for a whole family that is not doing it. My wife and I have watched what we eat for awhile now, mostly followed the 4 hour body, no white (rice, flour, sugar, processed, etc.). Easy? You bet. Last nite we had fish, green beans and (for the kids) white rice. Just because we have a dish on the table does not mean we have to eat it.
Breakfast on week ends, I'll cook up bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, toast. I just eat the bacon and the eggs with some avocado. Simple.
Wife and I eat, protein and some veggies every meal, again, how hard is that?
54 yr old male
Weight; 198 -1lb
Chest; 41 -.5 "
Waist; 42 -.5"
Calf; 14.5 -.5"
Bicep: 13 +.75"
Weight; 192 -6lb
Chest; 40.5 - 1/2 "
Waist; 41 - 1"
Hips; 39.25 - 3/4"
Thigh; 22.5 - 1/4"
Calf; 14.5 -.5"
Bicep: 12.75 -1/4"
Forearm; 11.5 0
I agree! This eating primal/paleo isn't a weight loss program, it's a modality that brings better health and it's a lifestyle that encourages balance not extremes. It's easy you guys, if you have weight to loose, decrease your carbs for a while but not too long because you'll become deficient in vitamins/minerals found in all the delicious veggies that aren't in your diet. Stop trying to micromanage your diets, just eat, breath, sleep and move!
70lbs gone and counting!!
Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey
I think it is valuable to keep trying new things and if they lead to better health, then that's something to keep. So in regards to the potatoes, I tried them for a day and a half and I thought hey, I think these potatoes are good for me. So now I eat them with my meals and I think that's been an overall benefit to my health. And by "health" or "working for me" in my case I mean that I feel a little bit more like walking on sunshine than before. Not that I lost any weight. I'm done with losing weight.
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting bench press: 30lbs. Current bench press: 77.5lbs.
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From that table it looks to me that upper paleolithic people fared pretty well relative to all the cultures that followed them, right up until modern times.
Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?
All it took for me was to look at the skulls and bones of our not-so-distant ancestors and see their perfectly formed teeth and strong bones. Diseases like cancer and diabetes and obesity didn't come on the scene until fairly recently.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle, maintaining same, and working to see results is the only way to accomplish this. Yea, its frustrating and slow (I'm not pot-kettling here, I wish I was at my target NOWNOWNOWNOW!) but 's the only way.