“Going Primal is so expensive!” Is it? Randy Oveson begs to differ. Randy emailed me in early December, just before a medical evaluation to determine his insurance rates. Read his story below, and keep up with him over at The Primordial Man .
If you have your own Primal Blueprint success story and you’d like to share it with me and the community please contact me here . Have a wonderful Friday, everyone, and thanks for reading!
I’m 48 years old. A couple of years ago I tried getting a new life insurance policy. The one I had in place was going up annually at an exponential rate (as they tend to do after their normal policy period). Well, my physical was a mess and the company had to “rate” me very low, meaning that because of my health I was at significantly high risk and the cost of a policy would be much higher than I was quoted.
So in February of this year I decided to start P90X. It was so hard and took so much time. I was tired all the time. It was killing me to get up at 5 am in order to get a workout in for 60 to 90 minutes as that program required.
Then in March I came across your book, The Primal Blueprint . It made sense. I dropped the P90X and started living Primal. Within 2 weeks my energy was so high I wanted to workout. I felt like running places, not just walking. In August we moved to Utah and I began hiking in the mountains a couple of times a week…all the time eating Primal (my wife LOVES the recipes, BTW.)
Well, not only do I have great energy but I lost 50 lbs and went back to get another life insurance policy. My agent just called and said that after this recent physical I was rated “superior preferred” their least risky category. My new policy will be significantly lower in cost to my old policy, saving me thousands every year.
I know I did the work, but your guidance made it so much easier.
Thank you my Primal Brother!
A week later Randy emailed me back with his results…
Here are some specifics –
- Weight at beginning: 280 lbs
- Weight at time of After pic (about a month ago, just before the insurance medical exam): 230
Insurance savings –
- Term Life Insurance cost at beginning: $361.66 monthly (with annual increases)
- Term Life Insurance cost new: $206.25 monthly (flat for 20 years – as select preferred)
- Annual savings first year: $1,864.92
- Savings over next 20 years: $37,300+ (unsure as annual increases varied)
Basic diet –
- Breakfast – Eggs and Bacon or Protein Pancakes
- Lunch – Salad with beef, chicken, or pork or sashimi (Allow myself tacos once or twice a week as a cheat).
- Dinner – Meat, Vegetables and salad or Curries with salad or other recipes the wife likes that fit my diet (Veggie Latkes, for example).
- Snacks – Nuts, Coconut/Nut bars (homemade), homemade beef jerky,
- Other – Primal Oil, Primal Sun, Primal Soil , Vitamin C, Multivitamin, MSM
Only drink water, isopure protien drinks, or coconut water
I take a day off about once a month. This time of year I save it for Thanksgiving or Christmas. I have found that it is best to only ever take one day off at at time. Two is difficult to come back from, three…nearly impossible.
Workouts – I try to get out and hike in the mountains a couple of times a week. Lifting 2X a week – short bursting.
Obviously I could do more on the workout side but overall it’s yielding pretty decent results so far…
Randy’s Blog: The Primordial Man