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    I started eating primal on August 1, so I've been at least 80-20 (and mostly 90-10) for nearly the last two months. I noticed immediate weight loss and fitness gain when I started, but I have plateaued for the last couple weeks, which indicates to me that I need to start counting calories as well.

    This has really been amazing for me. Two years ago I was 230 lbs. I got that down to about 195 just by religiously counting calories and walking 20 miles a day, 5 days a week (yes, really). At that point my weight loss stopped cold. I always felt starved, tired, weak and irritable due, presumably, to low, low calorie intake and high carb intake. I must have been going through an endless series of blood sugar spikes and crashes. I had myself convinced that I was, for genetic reasons, unable to run (I always experienced bad joint pain). Then I started Primal and barefoot running.

    Now I am 180 lbs and I run 5 days a week. I started with Vibram Fivefingers, and now use Merrell Toughgloves (I do more trail running). I think what has impressed me more than the weight loss is that I feel good. I'm not starving. I'm not weak. I'm eating human-sized portions of foods that I like.

    I look forward to seeing where I'm at in another two months.

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    Newcomers: If you haven't read the book, at least read this thread ... and all the links!

    Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
    CW: 146.8 lbs
    GW 140 lbs
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      Hi Danno. Welcome. I hope you are taking it easy on those runs and making them fun not chronic cardio.
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