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30 Aug

Done with Yo-Yo Dieting

real life stories stories 1I’m 33 and haven’t felt better in my whole life since converting to the primal lifestyle. I’ve been living pretty primal for the past 4 months now… prior to that I was still maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to “conventional wisdom” and was in decent shape. But back in March, 09, my wife was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and forced her to eliminate all gluten from her diet… I wanted to support her as much as possible and so our entire house became gluten free,… however, I was still eating whole wheat bread when away from our house. Then two months later a friend of ours introduced us to MDA and I recognized Mark from the P90x dvds… Reading on made me realize the health benefits and it helped me turn the switch on in my brain to go primal…

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I was initially contemplating whether I should, or even needed to switch to the primal way. I mean, I had lost over 50 lbs on conventional wisdom and thought I was pretty healthy overall… my cholesterol was down,.. my excercise routines were good and I ate small meals six times a day. So I was pondering whether I should give it a try or not, but I took the plunge since it wouldn’t be too much different than living gluten free. Ever since starting to go primal, I’ve been able to eat about 80%- 90% primal ever since and I must say that it was actually easier eating the primal way than trying to eat small meals 6 times a day. I used to have to worry so much about what I was going to eat and to pack my food everywhere i went… it just just plain ole stressful and tiring.

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I have been able to drop my body fat from 10-12% to about 7-9%, and lost another 10 lbs, I sleep better, sprint faster, and jump higher and just feel better overall… Today I feel like I’m living primal and pretty optimal for my body. I’m 5’8″ and weigh 165lbs. Today I feel much more educated about nutrition, fitness and living a healthier lifestyle in general. I know that I will never be unhealthy or go back to yo yo dieting like I have experienced in the past. Thanks for the good work Mark. Grok on!

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