Originally Posted by sashabound
WOW. I did more research on the diet and added the nuts and fruit and I'm doing it differently this time and it's only been a couple of days but I am really liking it and I never like diets..lol. I feel great so far. I'm not hungry and I'm not craving other food right now. I hope it stays this way. I think this is something I could actually stick to for a while. I just hope the scales tell me what I want to hear in a week. Since I don't feel deprived it makes me worry that I won't lose weight but that shouldn't be the case. I am excited!!
Sasha, please read my above post. The paleo plan is a framework, not a prescriptive diet. There's nothing to feel bad about experimenting within the framework. Some people get dogmatic about a particular program because it worked for them. Ancestrally speaking, my Indian ancestors likely ate a very different natural diet than, say, Nordic European ancestors. Ultimately, it's about finding what works for you. The paleo framework is simply, in my opinion, the best place to start.
1) eat real food - more vegetables, moderate meat, moderate fruits, less grains, less sugar, less vegetable oils.
2) exercise - moderate intensity cardio, sprinting, heavy lifting, dedicated stretching and mobility.
3) live - relax, de-stress, meditate.
Disclaimer: I'm not professionally qualified to make any formal recommendations. I've just done my homework and I'm my own guinea pig. All of my data, unless otherwise cited, comes from a sample size of n=1 (me).