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  • #46
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"


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    • #47
      Newbie needing help!

      ok I finally rec'd my book..PB. and it seems the more I read the more frustrated I get...I'm not that far from goal weight so excuse my frustration...I'm 135 lbs, 49yo f/5'3 tall and have an injured foot which limits working out. I do ride my bike when I have time...generally 20 mi once a week and I am a weekend warrior at golf.

      Work doesn't permit me to check out blogs and forums but I try on the weekends to study but I just seem to get more confused...anybody have trouble calculating macro's...

      I weigh 135 lbs..@ 26.5 bf = 100 LBM

      I'm slightly active...(weekend warrior and injury)...
      My Protein should be 70gr/300 cal
      Carb 65gr/260 cal
      Fat ? should this number be the balance of an avg of my BMR (1308) and Activity Factor (1798.50) since I'm still not 100% released from my doctor to do sprints or planks etc because of the fracture still healing in my foot?

      I'm probably overthinking this wayyyyyy too much. It kills me every time.

      thanks for anyone who may be able to help me...

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      • #48
        Not Losing Weight??

        I've been doing the Weston Price diet for about a month now which is very similar to Primal except I have 2 cups of raw milk a day. I've gained 2 pounds and haven't lost anything. However, I do feel much better and part of the reason that I'm doing this is because I was getting every sickness from my kids. So, I don't know what I"m doing wrong here. I am following the diet except for the 2 glasses of milk and when I do check my calories, I'm at around 1500 - 2000. I am also not getting a lot of sleep and just finished breast feeding my 14 month old about 6 weeks ago. My pants are a bit snug and that hasn't changed. Should I just be drinking 1 glass of milk instead of 2...how many calories should I be eating. I'm not excercising either and plan to start that in a week. I'm really thirsty and hungry between meals too. I currently am 5ft 8, 42 years old, 170 pounds and would like to be 160 (150 would be wonderful!). Any thoughts would be appreciated!

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        • #49
          I am about to embark on this journey and still learning about it. I had a baby nine months ago and I am not even down to my pre-preg weight (which was overweight to begin with), which is hugely upsetting. I'm 5'5" and at just over 200 right now. Terrible stuff. The thinnest I've ever been (and people said I looked too thin) was at 140 even and that was about four years ago. I need to get back. I found this and want to give it a shot. so here i go....

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          • #50
            Trying to get my husband to go Primal with me however he suffers from IBS and thinks that high protein will hurt him. Anyone a IBS sufferer and living primal?

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            • #51
              been on the diet for 1 week. felt great the first 4 days, noe having bad stomach bloat and don't feel like eating much. is this normal

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              • #52
                Transition. :-)

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                • #53
                  I visited the doctor today for my annual physical and my cholesterol is at 256, Tri at 80, HDL at 52, and LDL at 188. My doctor was very concerned and insisted that I begin statins immediately and for the rest of my life. I asked a few questions concerning the different types of LDL, as well as the effects of such a diet. After reading the posts about cholesterol and the ratios I wonder if I know more about this than my doctor. I feel great, I am never hungry, and I have stopped snacking. I can not believe how easy this is. I can not help but feel angry, let down, and disappointed with doctors, the USDA, and food companies. My eyes have been opened. It is like my own little Matrix. I choose the Red Pill. Thanks Mark.

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                  • #54
                    Hi, I am new to the forum, but totally agree with this way of life and have been sharing most of these things with others. I just have one question that I haven't been able to find in the Primal Blueprint book or here yet. I admit that I have searched extensively, but is raw goat milk and raw goat kefir an acceptable food item? I read why dairy is not good, but raw goat does have different properties and I have been making my own kefir. I would love any more information on this.
                    Thank you, Wendy-gal

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                    • #55
                      I'm excited to start! I'm 100% committed
                      I've only heard good things about this

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                      • #56
                        I had ibs and within 3 days of removing grains and processed food from my diet all my symptoms were gone and have not returned.

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                        • #57
                          Hello! i'm a newbie but fairly excited to be here!
                          I decided i'm gonna give it a go and see how it progresses... I have dieted all my life (really, first diet i remember was at age 6 - Dr. ordered) and i don't really know how to have a normal relationship with food - i am either on a diet, just fallen off a diet or about to start a diet... So it would be lovely to eat in a way that satisfies me AND brings me to optimum health and fitness.

                          I have given up grains before (atkins etc...) with minimal success - partly because of having to limit my veggies i think... So i was a bit hesitant to really commit to this cause i just don't wanna do the whole typical "low carb" thing again. However i now have a couple of serious auto immune diseases - so i am desperate to kick inflammation to the curb! :-)
                          3 days ago i decided to completely give up grains AND dairy (i miss cheese already) and as i was doing extensive research on anti-inflammatory eating I found this site and it made sense to me...

                          Like so many others i am a tiny bit leery about the whole saturated fat stuff ( brainwashed i know, i know) But i'm willing to give it a go, love the recipes and input on this site!
                          So here's hoping that increasing the fats, eating loads of beautiful veggies and moderate protein will make me the lean, healthy, vibrant person i've been chasing my entire life :-)

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Alainneire View Post
                            Hello! i'm a newbie but fairly excited to be here!
                            I decided i'm gonna give it a go and see how it progresses... I have dieted all my life (really, first diet i remember was at age 6 - Dr. ordered) and i don't really know how to have a normal relationship with food - i am either on a diet, just fallen off a diet or about to start a diet... So it would be lovely to eat in a way that satisfies me AND brings me to optimum health and fitness.

                            I have given up grains before (atkins etc...) with minimal success - partly because of having to limit my veggies i think... So i was a bit hesitant to really commit to this cause i just don't wanna do the whole typical "low carb" thing again. However i now have a couple of serious auto immune diseases - so i am desperate to kick inflammation to the curb! :-)
                            3 days ago i decided to completely give up grains AND dairy (i miss cheese already) and as i was doing extensive research on anti-inflammatory eating I found this site and it made sense to me...

                            Like so many others i am a tiny bit leery about the whole saturated fat stuff ( brainwashed i know, i know) But i'm willing to give it a go, love the recipes and input on this site!
                            So here's hoping that increasing the fats, eating loads of beautiful veggies and moderate protein will make me the lean, healthy, vibrant person i've been chasing my entire life :-)
                            I think you're going to love eating this way One of the best things about it is finally ending the crazy relationship with food.

                            I have had great success with my autoimmune disease eating primally with a few modification. After you get in the swing of things, if you are still feeling inflamed, feel free to PM me and I'd be happy to share some autoimmune info.

                            Welcome and good luck!!!
                            Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                            http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                            • #59
                              Today is the day. Started my primal journey today with 3 scrambled eggs with spinach, onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes in coconut oil with a side of sausage. I know my biggest obstacles are going to be a fiancÚ that loves pasta and grains and will not change, as well as the ingrained idea of looooong hard cardio sessions day after day. I'm going to try and start small with cutting sugar and flour... then go from there. I need to keep in mind that slip-ups will happen, but the important thing is to just keep on keepin' on.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by jammies View Post
                                I think you're going to love eating this way One of the best things about it is finally ending the crazy relationship with food.

                                I have had great success with my autoimmune disease eating primally with a few modification. After you get in the swing of things, if you are still feeling inflamed, feel free to PM me and I'd be happy to share some autoimmune info.

                                Welcome and good luck!!!

                                Thanks very much! I'm stoked and ready... (big grin)

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