Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I've been cheating a lot.

It's something that crept up on me. It started by eating potatoes instead of wheat or corn or rice or oats. Potatoes were paleo, right? At least, more paleo than grains. So I'd have some potatoes with breakfast. Then it was fries with lunch, and then a baked potato with a dinner steak. Then, every once in a while, I'd have a coke (full HFCS). And since I had a coke yesterday, I might as well have one today, too, right? And then carb cravings would kick in.

I lost twenty pounds -- and probably much more than that in fat, since I've also doubled the amount of weight that I'm lifting -- before cheating took hold. In the last two months, I haven't lost any weight at all. My belt tightened up a little bit, but that's it.


A friend of mine recently started down the low-carb path. He's not eating paleo (yet) but he is eating very low carbs. The most carbs he gets is residual sugar in eggs or cheese. No potatoes, grains, or sugar. And he's been losing weight -- fast. He didn't have a lot of weight to lose, like I do, but it's still coming off. It's very inspiring to hear his stories.

And it makes me feel guilty for my own indulgences. I used to lose that kind of weight!


So I hereby rededicate myself to eating not just paleo, but low-carb paleo. Down with the potatoes!

I know carbs feed on themselves; I feel it. It's obvious. Start the day with some sugar and it goes downhill from there. No more cokes, fries, potatoes, or corn chips. I can do without. And I want to do without.

The proof is in the doing. I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I'm totally with you on how starting the day off with sugar sets you up for a downhill slide!

    You know the old saying 'everything in moderation', right? Well I bet in Ancient Greece when they first said that, they didn't have HFCS and processed white sugar around. If that saying is to be taken literally I guess we should have a daily dose of heroin and tree bark as well...

    So NO sugar, alcohol, or grains for me...not a drop! That's it. And you know what...the longer you eat paleo properly, the less of an interest you have in food in the long run, or so I heard.

    Some great info is here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/

    I also follow Rachel's blog, she seems to know what she's doing and she's upbeat and positive so she's got to be doing something right: http://rachel421-intermittentfasting.blogspot.com/

    By following some tips here and there from blogs and good sites I'm finding my way! Hope you do too, I'll be watching :-)