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  • Hi! Successful Low Carber Transitioning to Paleo

    So last January, after reading Taubes' Why We Get Fat, I went on a minimal carb diet (i.e., I ate as few carbs as I could per day, aside from those coming from non-starchy vegetables). I started at 258lb at 5'10" and wound up losing 62 pounds by October.

    I blogged about my weight loss here - Low Carb Learning

    As far as nutrition goes - although I have always thought I was doing 'Atkins', I've always steered clear of artificial sweeteners and was never comfortable eating processed pepperoni, now I'd also like to steer clear of processed foods. So I guess I'm now fully adopting the Paleo/Primal way.

    For fitness, for most of this past year I was working out by doing a lot of walking on a treadmill at my gym. I know it doesn't sound very intense and it isn't, but I enjoy it because I get to listen to my headphones : ) I live in Pennsylvania so with the winter coming I'm going to keep my gym membership, even though I'd rather transition to just walking/hiking outdoors and doing sprints, etc., per the PB Fitness book.

    Just wanted to introduce myself. I look forward to having a forum to discuss this lifestyle! Has anyone else here been successful doing a low-carb diet and then transitioned to a Primal/Paleo lifestyle?

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    Welcome Mark! Sounds like you are already on track. Your Coconut Broccoli Bacon Stir Fry Spinach Salad sounds great.
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      This isn't really all that low-carb, to be honest. Mark's "low carb" is under 150 grams / day, especially if you're active. That's a major switch you'll have to get used to. But it's all great, welcome, and all that!
      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least and this (personal fave):