What I am about to write may not do a thing towards helping you to stay on track...BUT-
Those feelings are the same whether you are 24 or 42. Whether you have a little extra fat around your middle or not. Humans can justify ANYTHING if we really want to. Please make the conscious effort to live this lifestyle everyday. One day at a time.
You can do a 90/10 or 80/20 to make it a bit easier on you peer-wise. If you do not , the years will pass and stuff will just happen- outta the darn blue! Wham! You have an autoimmune disease....time going by...WHAM! Another autoimmune disease! Crap....... herniated disc....time, the little bugger......heart attack.....You get the picture.
Then you will be saying to yourself.." damn, when I was 24 I did the Primal lifestyle and I felt and looked so good, what happened?".
Giving in to the cravings repeatedly, not giving your body what it needs to be healthy and stay that way over the years- the years WILL jump up and smack you upside your head! Not an if -but a when.
You are young, you will not always be young. Don't waste it. I wish there was a Primal Blueprint back in 1984 when I was 24.
I might have avoided the joint injections i had this afternoon in both knees for meniscus tears and chondromalacia. ( osteoarthritis)
A lifetime of sports and jobs that were very hard on my aging body may not have trashed it so badly if I had been Primal since the age of 24.
Just speaking my truth. You have the information ... Only you can use it to your advantage.
Good luck kid!