Day six. You are probably noticing some changes at this point, especially in how you are feeling physically. This is the topic that no one wants to talk about, but I know it is probably effecting some of you out there. In all my paleo research I have seen this topic brought up a lot so I am going to go ahead and discuss.
How Is Your Tummy?
I hope that you aren't having problems! If you are eating the proper amount of proteins, carbs and fats than you should be fine with no major issues. This is when it is super important to listen to your body. If things are moving a little faster than normal too many times a day, you may want to adjust your fat intake. Keep the majority of your snacks based around lean protein and veggies and incorporate a little fat. Don't just eat handfuls of almonds. Now you need to be careful because you do not want to eliminate fat. That is not what I am saying. Fat is very important. If you aren't getting enough fat then you can start to lose muscle. Be smart. Sometimes raw veggies can mess with your system as well. Try mixing up fruits and veggies until you find a combination that agrees with your digestive system.
Now you may be having the complete opposite problem. Maybe you are feeling a little bloated and you need things to keep moving. Increase your water. Drink. Drink. Drink. Make sure you are getting plenty of fluids, which you should be doing anyway. Also, incorporate some more fiber friendly veggies into your diet like avocado, broccoli and carrots. Maybe you aren't getting enough fat. More than likely after a couple weeks your body will adjust. Remember, you are cutting a lot of things out of your diet and adding new items. Your body is not used to this. Don't freak out, just mix it up until things are working better.
Maybe you are lucky like me and are still feeling awesome. I hope this is the case for most everyone. Don't change a thing! Keep doing what you are doing! If it ain't broke don't fix it, right?
Tomorrow I'm going to talk about how much muscle memory plays into our eating habits. I know some of you have noticed this already. We are almost an entire week into our experiment. I hope you are staying positive. Are you missing anything in particular that isn't on the paleo list? Stay strong!