Just eat real food. Don't focus on fats, carbohydrates or protein in specific quantities, but make sure that all those sources are Primal. There is nothing that makes fats healthier than carbohydrates - it all comes down to nutrient density. Grains are toxic carbohydrates, vegetable oils are toxic fats - so there are bad guys in each camp. What you'll want to do is listen to your body and eat what you crave, but do it primally. Learn to make good associations. For example:
- Are you craving candy? It's probably a sugar craving. Eat fruit instead. You'll get the natural sugar you crave, but it'll come in a healthy form and likely kill your craving.
- Are you craving pizza, pasta, bread or cereal? It's probably a craving for starch. Eat potatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas, plantains, even white rice in moderation. It should crush your cravings for starchy grains since it's really just your brain wanting more glucose, and you just have a deep-seeded association from childhood to crave grain-based junk carbs when you want glucose. Create a new association with healthy sources!
- Are you craving cake, brownies or ice cream? This is a tricky part. You could be craving fat OR starch OR sugar. So go make yourself a steak with a baked, caramelized sweet potato with some butter and cinnamon. You'll get healthy fats, caramelized sugar in the sweet potato and starch from the sweet potato. That should crush that craving.
After awhile, you'll start naturally associating cravings with healthy food. Now I crave things like steak, baked plantains, Greek yogurt, cheese. Last week I wanted steamed broccoli. Badly. I bought 5 heads. Maybe I was deficient in some mineral that broccoli is rich in? Go with your cravings! Your body knows best! Just pick healthy choices. Best of luck to you on your journey.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 02-10-2013 at 09:08 PM.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.