Primal all the way! I went primal only two weeks ago. My energy is soaring, my inflamed intestines are totally healed, my workouts and stamina are through the roof. I am telling everyone I know about it. I haven't felt this good in years, and I thought I ate pretty well and took good care of myself. The Primal Blueprint has changed my life. I'll never go back! Oh, and I made a coconut milk/lemon zest/raw egg custard tonight for dessert. It made my top ten favorites list!
My wife and I have been on LCHF for 2 months. We started it because she has been trying for 10 years in lowering her triglycerides. But after only 2 months on LCHF (and no drugs), her triglycerides went from 240 to 79. Amazing when you think of all the 'bad' food (fats and calories) we've been eating.
I've read a lot on the subject (especially like Gary Taubes' books), but it still is perplexing how 'Paleo' suggests eating LEAN meat, while the LCHF recommends eating lots of fat. These don't sound like slight variations of a diet but opposites.
From what I read of other's experiences, it seems the low-carb improves blood results and energy, but it's the high fat that improves body shape and leads to weight loss. Our own experience seems to indicate that because the energy and blood results have improved dramatically but the weight is not going down. I can only surmise that we need to eat less lean meat and more fat.
My wife and I just completed the 21 day primal challenge. I will only speak for myself here. I feel great and have already seen some fair amount of weight loss. Muscle tone is geting very good and energy levels are up. I was quite the insomniac before averaging about 4-5 hrs a night. Now, I sleep a good 7-8 each night. Little aches and pains that were there constantly are now gone. I am staying primal!
Well... Good Morning all.... I am new to fitday and am trying to go as Primal as possible. Kinda a primal/low to moderate carb. Have been since 8/5 and have dropped 19 lb so far. in 7 weeks.... not bad. Looking for primal support and possible recipes, etc. Does not seem to be much activity on this thread lately. I do go to marksdailyapple.... but at work I cant get in there...
Anyone in here living primal lifestyle?
If you're not I highly recommend you do. Its by far the best stuff there is in my opinion. I see it from results.
I will write more about this. now I just wanted to start a discussion :-)
This website is super cool. to keep score is vital, especially little things. it helps awareness of what you do and what you need to change to make an improvement.
Primal here - all lean unprocessed meat, vegetables, nuts and seeds. I don't eat fruit - doing the low glycemic thing. I do eat some cheese occasionally, but this is the only dairy I eat, no yogurt, butter, milk etc. I haven't had a starch in over 30 days and I feel great. Down 26 pounds in my first month WITHOUT working out!
Now I am in my second month I am adding exercise to my plan.
Great Job, I spent the weekend reading up on Primal and Zone. Going to give Primal 90 days. Need to loose about 50 pounds.