Primal Cravings by Megan McCullough Keatley and Brandon Keatley is full of Paleo comfort food recipes for foods we crave, such as burgers, pizza, crackers, and chips for example, as well as many healthy recipes that will become favorites.
Most of us have adopted a low carb lifestyle for health reasons and have had tremendous success, both with weight loss and reversing diseases of modern civilization. When we first start out, the weight loss and energy we feel from reducing our carb intake keeps us motivated. Once we’ve reached our goals, it can be tricky trying to navigate adding carbs back into our diets without completely going off the rails.
Many things happened when I switched from a low carb approach to a Primal lifestyle, but perhaps the biggest change was my attitude. I started questioning things. I no longer ate something simply because it was low carb; I now needed to know everything that was in my food, where it came from, and how it was made. Since a Primal diet didn’t allow for legumes, grains or processed foods, a lot of the foods I had eaten in the past – Atkins bars, low carb tortillas, and tofu to name a few – were off the list.
My first few days of low carb eating were incredibly easy. I found that I wasn’t as hungry as I used to be and I had more energy. I was propelled by adrenaline – excited to finally be trying something I was sure was going to work. In Tara Grant’s Journey to Low Carb Part 2, like many of us, she learned she had to commit and recommit to Low Carb Eating.
In her first column for CarbSmart, Tara Grant, Primal Girl, explores her history with sugar addiction and how after finding the right doctor to diagnose and treat her Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), she started her journey to better health. This journey includes the steps she took to the low carb lifestyle and eventually to refining it the Paleo/Primal way.