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  • #16
    Well. too late for the before picture. Stunning results in a few short weeks, WITHOUT REALLY TRYING! I'll have to call 10/10 the start date.

    I've never been on a diet in my life but have always been willing to overhaul my lifestyle. Not really a conspiracy theorist but I'm beginning to wonder. Yesterday's Wall Street Journal was referencing the "poor" corn harvest that is yet the 3rd largest ever in the United States. Is it any wonder why the obesity rate is so high?
    Wheat is the new tobacco. Spread the word.

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    • #17
      It has been this easy for me. Aversion therapy works. I have something grain based and I get a horrific allergy attack (congestion, can't breathe, feel awful, etc.) Plus, I get to have bacon. And avocado. And heavy whipping cream. And -- the list goes on. So much good food, not ever hungry, not every going back.
      If I don't live my dream, who will?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by IvyBlue View Post
        Then I happen upon the Primal Blueprint. Skeptical before I ordered it, even more skeptical after I read it but figured what the hell. 2 weeks ago started trying it and so help me I dropped a belt notch in a few days. Then a non-primal whole wheat home made pasta meal and I'm feeling bloated and it hits me: a systemic allergic reaction. Maybe my imagination? Primal again for a week and then a small bran muffin at work and this time felt downright ill.

        Could it be this easy? Is Sisson right, about all of it? .
        Much of it anyway.

        Be sure to test your 25(OH)D as soon as possible. At your latitude and with your family's cardiovascular hx, it's especially important. My linked d doc below has more complete info.

        Best,
        Katherine



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        • #19
          Yes, it really is that easy
          Meghan

          My MDA journal

          Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

          And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

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          • #20
            2 weeks? 3 weeks? Hard to say, but less than a month. First really nasty weather here since last winter, time for the long pants.

            Had to dig into the back of the closet to pull out some smaller clothes. (You never throw out the "thin" clothes,do you?)

            I was an honest 38" waist 3 weeks ago, I am down to (admittedly a little snug, but appropriate) 36 inches. I've never been a scale guy so can't tell what the weight is but I've never thought that was an important measure anyway.

            Now to poach the beautiful piece of salmon in the fridge. I will say this, I do not want to drop into "starvation" mode but I am finding I'm not particularly "hungry" at any time the way I was in the past. Not that I have to force myself to eat, my catch phrase has always been "I could eat," but I think I'll have to track things for a couple of weeks to keep the calories up where they should be.

            I've been on vacation and have devoted a bit of time to reading. The last time I did that the internet was in its infancy (a mere 10 years ago, kids) and I will say that the vegetarian/vegan/soy/anti-animal fat crowd was monopolizing the conversation about healthy eating. I had a shelf full of books supporting that wisdom. When the conventional wisdom fails you after much sustained effort you begin to think that it's you, some sort of personal or moral failure. If nothing else I'm glad to know that it was through no fault of my own that I was not able to be healthy with the conventional wisdom.
            Wheat is the new tobacco. Spread the word.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by IvyBlue View Post
              Not really a conspiracy theorist but I'm beginning to wonder.
              What often seems like a conspiracy is generally nothing more than plain incompetence - CW diet included.

              Originally posted by IvyBlue View Post
              Had to dig into the back of the closet to pull out some smaller clothes. (You never throw out the "thin" clothes,do you?)
              Nope. Not the *really* thin/fit ones anyway. Just this am I tried on a skirt from 1995. It's my favorite peice of clothing ever and I could actually tie it. Banana Republic, 1995 - or maybe 1996. Spring line. Long black drapey skirt that ties in front. Waist sits low - low for 1995/6 anyway. I'm so excited for this to fit again. (in case you coudn't tell)

              How wonderful that PB is working so well for you. Fantastic, isn't it?



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              • #22
                Y-E-S.

                Here's a visual: I have been given a beautiful golden key and I stand at the beginning of a long, dark hallway with many doors. I work my way down the hallway, trying the key in each door. The key never seems to work, but I keep on trying anyway. I finally get to one small, nondescript door that I'd never noticed before. I put the key in resignedly -- I've done this a hundred times before, after all -- why would this one be any different? But THIS time the key clicks, and I catch my breath. The door slowly creaks open and -- LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Cue angel harps! Cue yellow golden light!

                There it is.

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                I go back and forth between feeling like I've hit the lottery here, feeling like I'm in a dream and I must pinch myself to make sure this is real (it is), and being bewildered and angry when I think of the lengths I went to before, following CW, and how IT WAS ALL LIES.

                Keep at the coconut! "Eat Fat, Lose Fat" is the book I'm reading now. (I just finished "Coconut Cures".) I am getting crazy results with the combination of no dairy (well, pastured butter, yes....looking for a raw source now) and lots of coconut. Wheeeeeee!!
                "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by cillakat View Post
                  Much of it anyway.

                  Be sure to test your 25(OH)D as soon as possible. At your latitude and with your family's cardiovascular hx, it's especially important. My linked d doc below has more complete info.

                  Best,
                  Katherine
                  +1 Katherine gives excellent advice. If you haven't already, get going on your Vitamin D... 1,000 IU D3 per 25 lbs of body weight.


                  What can result from a vitamin D deficiency?
                  ===================================
                  * malformed, brittle bones and osteoporosis.
                  * asthma, cancer, depression, heart disease, diabetes, even weight gain.
                  * high blood pressure + vitamin D deficiency could be deadly.
                  * breast cancer may spread more rapidly
                  * Increased risk of developing breast cancer.
                  * Increased risk of colon cancer and prostate cancer.
                  * Increased weight gain after menopause
                  * Treats Herpes Simplex-types 1 & 2

                  Best of health to you,
                  Grizz

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                  • #24
                    Not much of a blogger/journaler here, obviously, but coming up on a year and I sit here almost unable to process what has transpired. Hit some sales today to get some winter clothes and I'm in a men's small, for real. I must have tried on 10 different pieces just to convince myself, I might have broken down if I wasn't careful. Fat since puberty I've not been this size in my adult life. Always have gone baggy but w/ a 41" chest over a 31" waist it's time to start showing off that "V" shape.

                    Well, the body was a teardown, nothing worth saving (other than my perfect teeth) and now that my sky high blood pressure is under control it's time to start building up some muscle. I was leery of the sprinting and lifting until that was resolved and have confined myself to walking. I might have been satisfied as things stand but the before/after thread and Friday success stories are an inspiration to go all the way. Will submit pics and confessional sometime next year.

                    So long for now, and thanks for all the bacon. (Apologies to D.A.)
                    Wheat is the new tobacco. Spread the word.

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                    • #25
                      Congratulations to you for bucking CW and being successful.

                      And thanks for the timely post.
                      I have been asking the same question the last few weeks.... "Could it possibly be this easy".
                      I have lost 15 pounds in 6 weeks, but more impressive, I have lost 5 inches around my waist and 4 inches around my chest.
                      And it is so easy and I haven't been anywhere near 100% or done any consistent exercise.
                      And to be honest, I have been eating the best food I have ever eaten as an adult.

                      I love hearing about all of the successes.
                      Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

                      Aristotle


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                      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36579.html

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                      • #26
                        Hehe... your waist is an inch smaller than mine! But your chest is bigger
                        Newcomers: If you haven't read the book, at least read this thread ... and all the links!
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread17722.html

                        F/49/5'4"
                        Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
                        CW: 146.8 lbs
                        GW 140 lbs
                        A proud member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals

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                        • #27
                          I suggest reading the new book by Cardiologist Dr. Wm Davis, "Wheat Belly."

                          Book Review:
                          Fat Head Book Review: Wheat Belly

                          Edit: Already on the Best Sellers List in just 1 week !
                          Wheat Belly hits #5 on New York Times Bestseller List--in 1st week!
                          http://www.trackyourplaque.com/blog/...ller-list.html

                          Grizz
                          Last edited by Grizz; 09-10-2011, 12:37 PM.

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                          • #28
                            Congrats Ivy!!! Looking forward to your success story soon!
                            Georgette

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by belinda View Post
                              Hehe... your waist is an inch smaller than mine! But your chest is bigger

                              Well, I've gone from a "B" cup myself to a "AA". I could have been the poster boy for Wheat Belly. If folks haven't they should definitely check it out. Dr. Davis is quite militant in a refreshing way and being an actual cardiologist gives his arguments, based on real world medical interventions, additional heft. I'm ordering the book just to support the cause.

                              If strong is the new skinny it's time for wheat to be the new tobacco.
                              Wheat is the new tobacco. Spread the word.

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