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  • #16
    Well, I allowed the ones I've had..they were definitely planned for in advance...it was a wine dinner complete with pairings, so there's an experience part there involved with it. Other than that, I've made a conscious effort to turn down all desserts...other than this, and one other, there haven't really been any other carb indulgences. Even with those, I've still kept it under 100g/day as well.

    In some ways, I'm kind of there with fruit, ie: I've hated bananas all my life because they are just too sweet. I'm very picky when it comes to fruit (except fruit in wine form!)...though if it's a sour fruit, I might have a weakness

    I'm just...shocked. Almost a bit concerned that the weight loss has been this much so quickly though.

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    • #17
      One thing I learned about milk/cheese/dairy.. It is fat by nature, and anything that says "Low-Fat" should be read "Chemical shit storm"
      Proud Bangmaid since August 2009

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      • #18
        I'm no expert (closing in on my first week of being Primal) but one of the parts I love about it is "NOT" counting...anything. I don't count carbs so I know if it's a good week or bad - I just stick to the food list. If it's a primal food, I'll eat it, and if it's not, I won't. I totally get what Mark says about "cows milk is for baby cows" and "fruit was a luxury for Grok, not a staple" but I guess, at least starting, I figure I'm way better off having lots of bananas, apples, and Vit D milk then ice cream, breads, pastas, etc. I know it's probably not "optimal" and my weight hasn't fallen off like a rock just yet, but it's getting me through the loss of pasta and junk food, at lesat for now. I know that was one of the problems I had with other "diets" was the counting...how many ounzes of this, how many of these make up that, etc...was one of the reasons I stopped doing the Crossfit espoused Zone diet. Might be lazy, but one of the whole tenants (I think) of this Primal thing is it's supposed to be simple.

        Anyway, good luck on your journey! I'm hopeful that I can see some success with this lifestyle, and convince my exwife to employ it for herself and the kids. But it's hard to share it with others until I can display the benefits myself! :-)
        “Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted, you will continue to get what you have always gotten. If you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind.” Unknown

        "Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general." - Mark Rippetoe

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        • #19
          I'm still counting (im on day 8) i use fitday.com every day, sometimes just because i dont know exactly how many carbs are in what foods. . i bet i could easily get 150g of carbs a day from veggies+fruit! I figure fitday is my training wheels, once i learn i can take them off and wont have to worry about falling
          Starting Weight : 338lbs 6/11/2010
          Current Weight: 266lbs
          High-school Weight: 235lbs
          Goal: ????

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          • #20
            I starting with using fitday just so I could get an idea of what was what...but overall I found it very easy to go Primal... a number of my cofriends kept telling me how I would fail because of how much I 'love' pizza and ice cream...but I haven't really craved them since making the switch... ... a friend of mine who has also made the switch (following me after about a month in) has also found it very easy... ...

            I didn't suffer from low carb flu or anything and I only had a week or so of cravings, but I'm pretty sure that was stress related...

            still..

            Keep up the good work! Glad to have you as part of the ever growing Primal community!
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