Okay so I’m teetering around 14 lbs. lost – give or take a day and my water intake (or lack there of). On Saturday I had sushi and a piece of cake for my mom’s birthday, not paleo – but I’m okay with this.
This is week 3 this time around. I’m feeling great. I feel more comfortable in my clothes, and my winter jacket fits much better! I still have a way to go to get back to where I was, but I’m getting there. Thanksgiving is coming, but I’m in a good place and I think I will be able to practice self-control.
If you’re trying to do a Paleo Thanksgiving (I have done them, and they are amazing), here’s a site that has a full menu! Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes If you do a Paleo Thanksgiving, let me know how it goes!
Okay, so let’s talk about the 3 week mark. By now, you start to really feel the difference and your cravings for sugar should be way down. When I cut out sugar, if I eat a strawberry…it’s so incredibly sweet. I’m looking ahead now. I lost the 14 lbs., simply by giving my body the right fuel it needs. I can do better, but I’m not feeling pressured. I’m half way through my 30 day reset, so by the new year I’m hoping to be down 20-25 lbs. and almost feeling like my old self again! Listen, it’s hard to adjust, so don’t be so hard on yourself. If you fall off, or feel discouraged – try to tell yourself that this is good for you. By this time you start to fall into good habits.
Your body will start to heal and it will start burning more of the stored fat as fuel. You don’t have sugar highs/lows, so you shouldn’t have mood swings – I’m still in the process of getting rid of them. I find that talking about Paleo with friends and family, helps you stay focused. You also may inspire them if they haven’t been feeling great. The proof is in the (paleo) pudding – you won’t need to lecture anyone, they will just see it in you. Keep putting high quality nutrition into your body, and the rest will take care of itself.
Don’t be complacent – change up your recipes. You’ll learn a lot about different types of food, and you’ll start to train your brain and body. If you start to feel bored, you need to change it up.
“Of all the possible avenues of life there are to live for,
complacency should be viewed as the switch that killed the will to build.”