Did you come into this whole paleo-thing thinking, “Oh, I’m going to lose all this weight, I’m going to heal my gut, I’m going to fix my [whatever] and everything’s going to be all perfect?
And that didn’t happen?
Ok, but some things got better with paleo, right?
Until all the problems started to return. IBS-C. Dysbiosis. Food sensitivities–lactose-intolerant, gluten-intolerant, FODMAP intolerances. Creeping weight gain around the middle.
But it was the out-of-control hunger and cravings post-Christmas that put me over the edge. I didn’t eat much junk through the holidays, but something snapped and I was STARVING 24/7. I could not stop stuffing food in my mouth and could not reign it in.
Remember the scene from Notting Hill? When Julia Roberts says,
“I’ve been on a diet every day since I was nineteen, which basically means I’ve been hungry for a decade.” I was never, ever not hungry anymore.
And one day it just dawned on me. Cold-turkey ketosis. My son had tried it and swore he wasn’t even really hungry after the first couple of days. Not hungry? Is that even possible? And so here I am.
Over the next few posts, I’ll tell you what a typical day of eating means now, and what has worked, what hasn’t.
In the meantime, if you are curious about how paleo and keto can work together, check out my 2 favorite resources:
- Blogger and Holistic Nutritionist Leanne Vogel at Healthful Pursuit. She has been an absolute inspiration to me. A blog, recipes, videos, and a podcast. She has it all.
- The Keto Diet Blog by Martina–this site is chock-full of recipes and a very straight-forward approach to paleo-keto eating.