Trip 1: Family holiday May 2010 – Singapore/ Malaysia. Just a month since I had taken the 30-day primal challenge. All of April till my birthday (on the 7th of May) I was super good. No alcohol, no grains no sugar. I had already dropped 3 or 4 kgs in the first month itself. On my birthday I had some cake and some wine. But when we went to South East Asia at the end of the month, my husband and I had a ball eating primal food, feeling no desire what so ever to eat anything sweet, and coming back thinner than before we left.
Going primal definitely kills that sweet tooth and junk food cravings – this I was sure off on that trip.
Another thing we discovered was how we could continue having fun when at an amusement park for example, without feeling the need to stop for lunch. Earlier if I was late for meals I would get splitting headaches, now I was free to eat only when I was really hungry – which was not too often as I was eating real food and not empty calories.
Needless to say, I came back 2 kgs less than what I had left with, much browner and neither my smile nor my tan refuses to fade. And that was after doing the tourist-trap thing of indulging in sangria. Nuff said.
Bumming around was not that slothful after all.
I cannot imagine eating the way I ate in pre – primal holidays. A muffin here and an ice-cream there, washed down with beer. Yes that!