Dietary Indecision

When I lost most of my weight is was with a low-calorie diet.  I had to track everything I ate.  I’ve had more problems doing that now with much more going on in my life.  I’m busier, and more likely to “grab and go” rather than think, eat, and write it down.  This has led to some weight gain.

I did some reading and found the paleodiet.  It certainly sounds good.  It would mean I don’t need to track calories.  I can eat a lot of good food.  This diet may actually work, but apparently not for me.

My problem is carb-cravings.  I’ll do well for a few days then I’ll binge on high-carb food.  One of the main points of the paleodiet is to avoid the carbs.  I seem to have issues doing so.

So now I’m faced with a new decision.  Do I:

  1. Work harder on the paleodiet, and control my eating?
  2. Start tracking everything I eat and control my eating?

Either way, it appears I need more self control.  Self control isn’t fun.  Why can’t it be easy?


Oh, it isn’t about exercise.  I get a lot of exercise these days.  I’m a bit bummed out that I’m not riding my bike to work tomorrow, but I really don’t want to get stuck there with snow on the ground.  My wife is out of town until at least the end of March, so she can’t pick me up if weather gets bad.

2 thoughts on “Dietary Indecision”

  1. Stick with the paleo! It is a simple dietary lifestyle that is based around foods being either in or out. In are the foods that we ate prior to agriculture and animal husbandry (meat, fish, shellfish, eggs, tree nuts, vegetables, roots, fruit, berries). Out are Neolithic foods (grains, dairy, beans, potatoes, sugar and fake foods).

    Under the paleo concept the quantities consumed of each “in” food is entirely up to each person. You can make it meat heavy if you want, or fruit heavy if you prefer. As long as the foods you eat are paleo. Though if you need to lose a lot of weight you may have to limit the fruit.

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