A problem with the people of this country is we want things, and we want them NOW. It seems we slowly progressed to this state. I think it’s just the way things are. Modern technology trains our minds, to always have things immediately. In the old days we would have to go look for a phone booth if we were out on the road to make a call. Now you just use your smartphone. Fast! In the old days, if we wanted to look up what a Millipede was, we would have to go to the library, borrow a book, and read up on it. Now we have Google, and can get the results we need in an instant. You see my point?
Well what does this have to do with diet and health? A lot. OUR MINDS are trained to have instant results. We get it every day. One of the biggest problems I see when people go on a Paleo type diet is the lack in INSTANT results. People want a pill, or a surgery that will make them look like they did in high school, and they want it NOW.
Now I was overweight, sick, mentally drained, etc., before I went on a Paleo Diet. It took me years to get to that condition. After doing Paleo for about 2 years now, I have lost my weight (39 pounds), my lipid panels’ are great, my stomach acid/bloat issues have gone away, and my mind has cleared up, but I know I am not there yet. I still sometimes crave sugar, and love to eat late at night. I also know I may be allergic to some of the foods I may be eating, so I am still working on it. I’ve learned patience. I know it takes time. I will get there!
I see it happening again and again. People try the paleo diet. Maybe a week? Maybe even a few weeks? Most only last a few days. They don’t see instant results, and they say it doesn’t work. They give up. Then they turn to that miracle pill to get them results. That won’t work. Only good food can get you weight loss and health at the same time. So this is a real problem. When talk to family and friends about Paleo, I make sure they know it is going to take time for good things to happen. I tell them again. And again. I pound it into their head. When they get to the point where they are feeling good, got rid of the medications they were on, and maybe dropping some pounds, then BINGO, the paleo diet shines, and they are hooked for life….;)