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    Hi all,

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who gave me great advice. Unfortunately I don't think this is for me. I just can't seem to get into a groove and am just too drained come mid-day.

    I wish everyone here the best of everything. I will be lurking :^)

    Steve


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    hi steve i have same issues, please dont give in and leave. I ve been primal for 3 weeks . i def havent found my groove either. i def have less energy than pre-primal but i'm willing to stick it out because i think this is temporary until my body adjusts. don't quit stick it out and lets keep each other on point john

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      you dont have to give in just change things up a bit.

      maybe you went to primal to fast, this happens. You have to kind of slide into it, make little changes be happy with that and when your ready make the next change.


      Like, quit soda first, get used to drinking water, unsweet tea things like that. Than try and cut white bread and rice and so on.. it does not have to be all at once. It is a marathon to healthy living not a race. Good luck either way!!!

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        I've quoted Mark before and I'll quote him again:


        "don't let perfect be the enemy of good"


        Stryker is right...any small positive change is good!

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          +1 to stryker and pete.


          Eliminate processed foods, or sugar, or grains, or part of a category (like just soda) or whatever. Adjust, then take another step.


          There's more than one way to skin a sabre tooth tiger!

          Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

          Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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            "Don't let perfect be the enemy of the good" - I was really glad Mark acknowledged this. I used to stress about whether I was doing things perfectly and living up to the primal standard. Once I dropped the perfectionist mindset and realised that all I could do was my best... the stress went and things became a lot easier.


            I'll also add that I think everyone can have their own interpretation/spin on the PB, so long as you follow some basic concepts (whole natural food sans processed carbs, unhealthy fats/vegetable oils and grains).


            For example, I have a preference for leaner varieties of meat over the fattier cuts. I also eat some dairy (mainly plain yogurt).


            I hope you find something for you. All the best.

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              The above posters are right. Just because you feel that the whole "primal" plan isn't for you doesn't mean you have to go back to eating sugar and other refined carbs, for one example. Unless that is the thing that you find you can't do without, in which case you have a real problem.


              Also, if your carbohydrate intake is low enough you might be adjusting to ketosis. For some people that is a rough stretch, with low energy being a common complaint. It only lasts a couple of weeks, typically.

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                Thanks everyone. Maybe I should rephrase. I am giving up on being 100%. Yes, my wife and I did go Primal cold turkey but it was not that hard considering we already ate VERY clean having been doing multiple rounds of P90X and cut out all junk over a year ago. SInce my digestion has never been better since being Primal for about 75 days I think I am going to ease in some carbs BUT Gluten free carbs.

                I do have the habit of "Don't let perfect be the enemy of the good". When I do something it is all and it is hard to retrain your brain for something other than that.

                I am not going any where. Maybe I will change my screen name to Semi-Primal :^)

                Hope everyone has a great weekend. Grok on!

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                  Sounds to me like you're on a pretty good road, steve. Enjoy and stick around here, k?

                  Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

                  Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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                    Thanks Barbey Girl. When I can't do something 100% it feels like a failure. I have to consider this an adjustment, not a failure. Am I still allowed to say "Grok on"?

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                      Steve, Stryker's right. I transitioned to PB over a period of 2 years, mostly unintentionally. I think if I'd jumped straight in, I wouldn't have survived.


                      Just make one change at a time. Once you get used to that one small change, make another small change. You'll have a whole new lifestyle before you know it.

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                        Thanks Diana. I do feel that having been eating clean for over a year I was already semi-primal. I NEVER drink soda and I'm not into sugary foods. People at work think I'm crazy because I can pass on the doughnuts and birthday cake. Turns my stomach just to look at that stuff these days :^)

                        I love this forum and all the helpful people so I don't think I am going anywhere...

                        Thanks

                        (semi-primal) Steve

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                          stevew2023, "Primal" is a broad spectrum. If you are considering it "semi-primal" to "reintroduce some non-gluten carbs", well, that still easily falls under the Primal umbrella! Primal is not by definition very/ultra low or zero carb! There is a lot of room for carbs in the plan. Eating clean, natural non-processed foods is a part of the package, sounds like you really have it down, actually.

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                            Maybe I'm not a failure after all Acme.

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                              Nope not a failure....just a work in progress, like the rest of us.

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                              Primal Since 10/2009

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