Sometimes I find myself and many others saying the following, “Well, I had a long day…” “Well, I didn’t have enough time to…” “Well, I just didn’t have self control.” These are not reasons. They are excuses. We all say them and we need to stop. Are you committed to your paleo challenge? Many of you, YES! Your answer to the questions above included, “I realized I had to prepare in advance,” “I realized I had bad habits to break and I didn’t even know they were habits!” and my favorite by Angie, “I was amazed at the will power I had.”
For those of you who are experiencing serious food withdrawls, I need you to consider this. Someone is in Rehab right now for drugs or alcohol. Does this person “love” their Jack and Crack or are they addicted to their Jack and Crack? They think they love it just like you think you love rolls at Texas Roadhouse. So now, you compare food addiction and crack, then say that I’m way off base, that they are on totally different level. But, the reality is, heart disease is the #1 killer in America, and a whole schlew of personal problems that affect livelihood (depression, sex drive, acne, arthritis, all digestion problems) can be fixed or prevented. Your addiction to food is more socially acceptable, and therefore doesn’t sound so bad.
This post is meant to turn you on to the realities – kind of the way you hated when your mom and dad was right and you didn’t want them to be. You are an addict, and the best thing to do is realize there is support all around you and there are no excuses during these 4 weeks.