Food has lost its grip on me

I used to waste so much energy thinking about food. My thoughts fixated on when I would eat, what I would eat and how much I would eat. Social situations used to be even more taxing as it introduced feelings of guilt around indulgence of the ‘wrong food’. The plotting and planning that used to go on in my brain was, needless to say, utterly exhausting!

A slave to my hunger and cravings

I felt a slave to my hunger and my cravings for sweet things like chocolate and peanut butter sandwiches.  After having a breakfast of muesli or toast, I would be hungry again around 10:00 am. I could never leave the house in the morning without a snack packed in my handbag.  If I was going out for dinner, I would need to eat an early evening snack because I might just end up eating the restaurant table-cloth if my food didn’t arrive promptly enough. And oh my goodness, you took your life into your own hands if you came between me and my post supper chocolate craving.

I have been set free

breaking freeNow I can look back at my “old-life” and laugh at the ridiculousness of it all.  The low carb/high fat diet has liberated me from decades of all this mental clutter and carb addiction. Food has completely and utterly lost its grip over me. I am free. Food has become a complete non-issue. Don’t misunderstand me  – I still love my food and I eat really well. The difference is that I now have the knowledge to make good choices …. and the more I make these good choices, the easier it becomes. Saying ‘no’ to a decadent dessert is not a sacrifice. I don’t have to call upon my super-human power of will. I just don’t NEED it anymore. I might FEEL like having it, but that is manageable. My body no longer screams at me to have it. That saliva-inducing voice has been silenced.

A diet that actually works

This is why I am so passionate to share my story and the information I have learned along the way. Maybe you are also weary from fighting the weight loss battle. Perhaps the struggle to be slim has worn away at your self-esteem too. Conceivably, you might be questioning your ability to ever win this particular race?  I am telling you right now – you CAN do it! You WILL taste victory if you are prepared to try the LCHF/Primal diet. It really works.

Eating low carb keeps your blood sugar stable. This puts an end to cravings for sweet things. Who needs willpower when the flames of your seductive temptress (aka sugar) have been extinguished for good.

The high fat component of the eating plan ensures that your body is well-nourished. Hunger and feelings of deprivation, which is your constant companion on calorie restrcited diets, becomes a thing of the past.  I would never have thought it possible to be able to go so many hours without food. LCHF makes it effortless. No more handbag snacks required. No more sugar shakes or nausea from low blood sugar. You naturally consume less calories because healthy fat is so satisfying. Fat also has no negative effect on your blood sugar and insulin levels. This means that the cycle of fat storage into your cells is broken.

tortoise_hareI can’t promise that the fat will melt off you like a National Geographic time-lapse photography shoot. It might for some but it hasn’t for me. But that is fine.

I think you will agree that being the tortoise who slowly but steadily wins the race is a better bet.

Don’t be the hare who thinks they have it all under control but sleeps his way to defeat.

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About Nicky Perks

Passionately sharing information about the paleo/primal, high fat/low carb lifestyle that will rock your world! I am on my own journey to good health and a slim body. My goal? To enjoy the ride as life on this beautiful planet is just too short to do it any other way.

Posted on November 21, 2013, in Primal 101 and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Blogger extraordinaire! 🙂 Love your blog. R

  2. Wow, I could have written this post! Trying to explain to others that I no longer “need” the sweet and carby stuff is very hard. People think you are depriving yourself and have a really strong will-power.

    I have lost 15kgs slowly over time (about a year), eating LCHF. My weight loss has sped up the closer to goal that I get, which is unlike any other “diet” that I have ever done.

    I love eating this way, and see it as my lifestyle now, not as a temporary solution. I have actually started wondering when one stops loosing weight, as I am getting a few comments that I am too thin, which isn’t true, I am tall and can carry a bit of excess weight rather too easily!

    Very glad that I found your blog, lots of very interesting reading. By the way, we also have infertility in common, I had 7 IUI’s and 2 IVF’s, and also have 2 children.

    • Hi Beth, thanks so much for your comment and for sharing. I love getting feedback from my readers. Well done on your weight loss. Please help me to spread the word about this awesome way of eating.

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