I've been reading The Primal Blueprint and the blog that the author of the book writes Mark's Daily Apple. I have been eating 'primal' (meats, eggs, real butter/whole dairy, veggies, fruits, nuts... no grains) more/less for about a month now.
(I'm a huge cheater so far, we've been having a lot of off days this week. I've had a huge sinus headache and it makes me feel sick, thus the change in diet.) I think another reason I've been off the diet this week is because I'm running out of ideas. I just ordered the Primal cookbook and it should be coming today. I'm excited to try new recipes. I think I get bored with the same old stuff all the time. If I have too many big hunks of chicken breast, I get tired of it and it grosses me out. I have to switch it up. I don't think I could get sick of my breakfast omelette though, it's so tasty.
But overall, not eating as many carbs, I feel great. It's not only that, but eating more protein has helped me feel more energetic. Also, I've been eating more veggies which has probably been a huge factor in feeling good. So far, I've been having a two egg omlette with broccholi and cheese for breakfast, salad with chicken (or left over meat from the night before) for lunch, then dinner is protein and veggies. I've also enjoyed snacks of whole greek yogurt, dried fruits, and nuts(including big spoonfuls of peanut butter).
They really recommend using butter to cook with. I'm used to Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I mean, I use butter for things like waffles and baking but I have always used EVOO in cooking pans and stuff. So using more butter now is a little different because it makes the food taste richer. Sometimes it's a little too rich for me but still delicious.
I have lost a few pounds too. I'm not trying to loose weight just for the record, but I was surprised to see that it wasn't really that hard. Living 'Primal' advocates lots of walking and some sprinting, which I have been doing some of but probably not enough walking. So I was surprised with couple pounds lost with out working out.
It should be interesting after we get the cookbook to see how it continues to go. I will keep you updated.