I've been "practicing" being primal for a few weeks now, and I'm ready to dive in with a 30-day challenge. I know the holiday season might seem like a weird time to try this, but I figured that there will always be social pressures against primal eating so why not now?
A little back story: I used to be very much in the low fat, low protein, carboholic, runoholic camp. A weight gain brought on by emotional eating and an injury brought on by running to eat caused me to really re-evaluate what I was doing. I decided to focus on 5k running and went on a lower carb diet. I had moderate success at each- I improved my 5k PR by about a minute and lost 8lbs and 4 percentage points of body fat. At 5'4" (I'm a woman) I went from 130lbs to 122lbs and 25% BF to 21% BF.
I realized (surprise!) that cutting back on starches really worked for me and that short fast running was way more enjoyable than slogging through long runs. So here I am, taking what I feel is the logical next step.