I did it for 3 weeks pre holiday with exercise, lost 9lbs which was great. But obviously couldn't and didn't want to sustain it on holiday and now I'm back it's just depressing the shit out of me. I seem to eat well, then binge on my non paleo meals. I also find it really boring it's either meat and vegetables or fish and vegetables.
I think if you want to keep going you need to vary what you're eating more. You need to work on adding spices, including different textures etc more than if you're eating 'normally'.
I love the Nom Nom Paleo recipes for a bit of inspiration: http://nomnompaleo.com/recipeindex
We do stuff like: - Thai or Indian curries served over cauliflower 'rice' - 'Breadcrumb' things with either chopped nuts or dessicated coconut....so when my kids asked for chicken nuggets, I dipped pieces of chicken first in almond flour, then in whisked egg white, then dessicated coconut. Fry in plenty of hot coconut oil and finish off in the oven if chicken bits were big enough to need it. Make some homemade paleo-friendly mayonnaise and a salad to serve them with. - Vietnamese-ish minced meat with fish sauce, lime etc served in lettuce wraps (there's a recipe on the nom nom paleo site above)
Or just stop! Only you know whether the trade off between how you feel and how much you enjoy your food is worth it.
Try paleomg blog....she has some amazing recipies, sweet stuff too and pancakes dougnuts etc and has a huge following. http://paleomg.com/ she also has a facebook page where she puts her food up each day.
Hey Mosschops (I remember your name from the old days also seen nappyaddict on the main paleo thread which is weird as hardly seem to see any familiar names! )
Don't beat yourself up about it too much, I found the robb wolf book in charity shop and that has helped me to get back on track as not too complicated, however he does end things by saying that going paleo is meant to make your life better so if its not its ok to decide its not for you. One thing the robb wolf book bangs on about is getting enough sleep so you could even take a step towards paleo by having a week of 9 hours sleep a day if practical? App not enough sleep stalls weightloss. I slipped a lot over summer but am feeling better and instantly more enthusiastic for getting some more sleep.
Another option is primal instead of paleo so yes to dairy and dark chocolate which makes things miles easier and tastier and you will still benefit from being less bloated by not having grains.
My paleo discoveries have been that I love tinned mackerel as a convenience food, courgette sliced in thin strips and fried with garlic and butter or a microwaved sweet potato with butter (kerrygold of course ;) ).
Does paleo have to be strict.....I think you can be as paleo as you want. Sorry my link didn't work before but this lady makes sweets, cakes, puddings, all sorts of amazing foods that you would not ever feel you were deprived . paleomg.com/
A lot of paleo seems to be about lifestyle and eating/ excersising in a way that makes life better so def a case of figuring out the optimum level of buy in where its not depressing. Love that OMG paleo site polly i think checking out all the yummy recipes there or paleo nom nom is def a good way to keep enthusiatic.