Alright y’all, it’s official- I’m going Primal!
I’ve been reading and getting inspired by Mark’s Daily Apple for years, but all previous attempts at sticking to the primal diet have not exactly gone stellar.
This time, however, is different.
Ok, this time will be different.
I’ve been primal for 3 days. I have the shakes, headaches and stomach aches of a person detoxing from delicious things like Sour Patch Kids and other examples of artificial yumminess.
(In the past I’ve tried substituting berries for Sour Patch Kids, but guess what- they’re not Sour Patch Kids. Those weird, chewy, plastic-ish morsals of sweet and sour deliciousness have no substitute.)
So why is this time different, you ask?
1. Buddy system. I convinced Eric to do it with me.
2. I’m not doing it to lose weight. I’m doing it to feel better.
Essentially, I’m testing the theory that my allergies and stomach aches are due to the crap I eat.
Here’s how I see it- when you change your diet to lose weight, you’re making an effort to get away from your current condition. When you change your diet to feel better, you’re making an effort to move towards a future goal. It’s a slight, but powerful, difference in motivation.
Whenever you make a change, ask yourself if you’re doing it to get away from something, or to get closer to something. The former is the quickest way to repeat your former mistakes, while the latter will change your life.
I know these withdrawal symptoms are normal and I will continue to feel like crap for a week or so. (Although I’ve always been a late bloomer so I estimate it’s going to be another 2 weeks.) But after a while I’m going to feel better than I did before.
I’m looking forward to that.
I will see you Thursday for Thinking Out Loud.
(Although all the thoughts I’m thinking right now probably shouldn’t be shared out loud.)
I miss candy. Le sigh.
Do you eat primal, paleo, gluten free, or other?
Do you eat to live or live to eat?
What’s your philosophy when it comes to food?