Now that you’ve been eating like a predator for some time, you are discovering that when you eat like a predator, and play like a predator, And nothing is more important than being able to trust your packmates, so it’s time to cut loose all the leeches, layabouts, whiners, and malcontents—and it’s long past time to start valuing the solid, dependable people whom you can trust.
Butter, eggs, and coconut oil taste much better than seed oils and ‘spreads’…and after you’ve used them for a while, you’ll start noticing that canola oil smells terrible, and that your food is much less greasy despite a much higher fat content.
Most importantly, now that you’re no longer eating huge plates of sugar (‘carbohydrates’) and greasy seed oils, you’ll find that big, hearty meals don’t make you fall asleep.
You may be going through bread and cereal withdrawal, with periods in which you absolutely crave them.
This is absolutely normal: you’re forcing your body to learn how to burn fat again, because it’s used to burning all the sugar (‘carbohydrates’) you’ve been eating.
You’re no longer shuffling through life like a wounded gazelle, expecting the jaws of death on its neck at any moment.
You are becoming less tasty and more dangerous each day.(But odds are good that you have.) You’re also probably noticing, over time, that you’re happier and less depressed, that your skin problems and allergies are less severe (or gone entirely), and that you sunburn less easily. You’re thinking of the world as your playground, and you’re seeing familiar surroundings with new eyes.And now that your symptoms of withdrawal from the SAD (Standard American Diet) are over, you’re feeling more energetic—and thinking more clearly due to the action of ghrelin, now that being hungry doesn’t just make you cranky and hypoglycemic.However, you’re probably already noticing an increase in energy, a decrease in post-meal fatigue, and a lessened desire to snack. The cravings will dissipate, but the benefits won’t.The best part about a primal/’paleo’ diet is that you don’t have to measure or keep track of anything: no counting calories, no ‘points’, no worries about macronutrient ratios. You’ve made another big step towards better health and greater vitality.Yes, we all need some moral support when we give up potato chips and corn chips.