After a few days of reaping the benefits of a Paleo lifestyle I decided to splurge on a birthday lunch, thinking how bad can it be? I will eat in moderation. Day 4 breakfast was on point, lunch rolls around and as requested the family prepared me an Indian favorite: Chole Bhature (garbanzo bean and slightly fried bread) with Kheer (rice pudding) for dessert. I normally would have ignored my fullness triggers and eaten about 2 plates but this time I listened and ate in moderation but still managed to hit a stage of uncomfortable fullness. Yes it was delicious but the harsh impact was instantaneous. I felt extremely full and lethargic. Avoiding a nap I pushed through the day but could not even fathom the thought of eating anything else, even having a few bites of chocolate cake (my ultimate weakness) was difficult.
This may sound exaggerated but it’s not. When you really start eating clean and tuning into your body, you become more aware of the effects of what you eat, which is a great tool to have. The best part is “you are always one meal away “from getting right back on the plan, the next morning was paleo as usual.
The first week of Paleo is nearing an end and from the comments that have been posted, you all are staying strong and seeing some results. Keep up the good work!
Have you fallen off at all? How did you feel? How did you get back on? Post to comments…