So, it is day five of my challenge, and so far, I have not caved in to my temptations. Instead, when I have felt hungry (which is damn near all the time), I have turned to the foods on my permitted list.
Particularly my beloved cottage cheese and yogurt.
I have neither seen nor felt any difference in how I have been feeling lately (compared to pre-diet), however, and I’m starting to get concerned that, in giving myself leeway in following the paleolithic guidelines, I’m undermining the entire experiment. This concern has caused me to make the following decision:
Scratch all exceptions from my Rules; I’m going to be following this Paleolithic Diet the way it was intended to be followed. In case you don’t want to go back to my first post to peruse the rules and figure out what I’m completely cutting out (though I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to do something so exciting), I will reiterate here what I had decided to permit myself, and what I will now no longer be able to consume:
- Legumes: green and yellow beans; peas.
- Dairy: cottage cheese; yogurt.
- Grains: oatmeal.
My initial reason for letting myself eat these foods was mainly my lack of competence in the kitchen, and virtual inability to feed myself. I felt I was limiting myself enough as it was, and needed at least SOME variety to help me get through the day. Now I’ll have to go without, and figure out how to subsist on the true cave(wo)man diet.