A question I often get asked is about ‘paleo days off’ and how to manage them.
I never recommend planning to cheat ahead of time as paleo man didn’t have MS Outlook, let alone Lotus Notes.
This is extremely important. You cannot let food dominate your life. Just remember that food is not essential for human health.
Paleo will upset your emotions but you can stick to it with a bit of therapeutic crying and a truck-load of steak.
All that said, you will fall off. The best thing I've found to do is not dwell on it too much, not let myself feel guilty, don’t focus on the up and down, the self-judgement, because the misery and despondency is now part of your new lifestyle.
Just resist the urge to fall off the bandwagon, but like our fathers told us, whatever we fall off makes us stronger.
Move on, and focus on the positive. Just feel good about the fact that you have a nice raw rib-eye in the fridge for breakfast tomorrow, feel good about the fact that you had gone x days (or even weeks!) since the last time you cried so much. I like to remind myself that every time I fall down I get that much closer to fossils of paleolithic man buried under the footpath.
Just remember that this is a diet proven to work by celebrity chefs and therefore it is 110% awesome.
So suck it up princess and stop your sooking.
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