The paleo diet is going round blogland right now, with Helen and Biz, among others, trying it. I have to say that I'm a bit envious of them, because I've seen it work with a lot of people. However, I'm not envious enough to make the effort to try it...and while I could stand to lose some weight (my clothes are telling me so), I had to think on WHY, exactly, I'm not willing to give it a try.
For one, can't figure out how to make eating Greek yogurt twice a day fit into the paleo plan. Seriously, on many days, I have yogurt and my homemade granola for breakfast AND dinner. I really have gotten out of the habit of preparing an evening meal with Jeff traveling so much. And yes, much of this is laziness based on not wanting to bother with cooking for just me, but it's also made me see something: I've become, for the most part, food neutral. Over the past few months, I've realized that I just don't get very excited about food. Sure, a Scotty P's chili cheeseburger sounds great, but I live over three hours from that restaurant, and I don't want one bad enough to either try and recreate it myself, or try out all the burger joints in town to see if theirs is comparable.
I get hungry, I eat. I keep a stock of basics on hand - Greek yogurt, apples, hard-boiled eggs, granola, chicken - and during the week, this suits me just fine. Occasionally I meet a friend for lunch and I get my salad fix, and on the weekends, we eat a real meal for dinner (and of course frozen yogurt - I'm neutral, not dead!), but otherwise, this is where I'm at, and it's comfortable. Sure, paleo might make me lose it faster, and I'll be the first to admit, that is VERY appealing, but it's a lot more work than I am willing to put into it at the moment.
So while I'm super proud of the work that my friends are putting into the paleo challenge, and the results they are getting, it's just not for me - right now, anyway. Of course, after all of my protestations about "I'll never run" and "I'll never swim" (but really, I'll never do a tri!), I've learned to never say never about anything, so who knows...