My first attempt to switch to the Paleo diet was a catastrophic failure. I made it a little over two weeks before I was dying from the inside and just couldn’t take it any more.
Here’s the play by play:
I made the switch from fast food to Paleo overnight. I woke up the morning of day 1 and had bacon and eggs for breakfast. Solid breakfast. Very filling. About an hour later the carb cravings started. My stomach felt full but I was still looking for a cinnamon bun to shove down my gullet. After fighting back the carb monster all morning it was time for lunch. Hmmm… what to cook? Well I didn’t want to spend too much time on it so I had eggs again. Needless to say, the Law of Diminishing Returns started to take effect. Not nearly as satisfying. This process was pretty much the same for the two weeks I was able to stick with it.
Not having quick Paleo options available was a crippling factor in my failure. So my first tip to anyone looking to make the switch to the Paleo diet is this:
Plan ahead! Cook extra portions and save them for later. You will not always have time to cook something tasty every time you get hungry.
I made this adjustment for my second attempt (going on almost a year now!) and it has made a huge difference. Yes, my fridge looks like a Tupperware farm, but it’s nice to have options.