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  • What do you guys think of all the naysayers?

    I google things about the Primal Blueprint all the time as I'm working my way through different questions and issues, and it's inevitable that I find a search result where someone, or a group of someones, are talking about how PB is madness.

    I personally am using my own experience to figure out if it's best for me. I say, to each their own, but I personally am not very scientific. I appreciate science, definitely, but I picked PB because I've always believed we eat too much crap. I've also always believe sugar is just horrible for us.

    The thing is, I can't see why anyone would argue that eating less sugar and less bread is really that bad of an idea. Maybe they still think red meat is evil and grains are heart healthy...but I'll bet they wouldn't complain to someone who's allergic to gluten that they 'need heart healthy grains'. They'd accept it. That person has a problem when they eat grains. I have a problem when I eat grains. Maybe not an outright allergic reaction but I definitely don't do well with them...

    I guess I want to know why you guys all continue PB. Results? Science? Going against the grain? Genuine enjoyment achieved when eating this way? I personally love the food I'm eating right now, and for the first time in my adult life I'm not binging every weekend. I am consistently eating between a 500 calorie deficit and maintenance without really trying, which is absolutely astonishing to me...

    I think I'm just curious about why everyone else stuck around.

  • #2
    Not my choice. Celiac with an allergy to mold and yeast (including corn, it's pretty much all moldy). Mild reactive hypoglycemia (pre-diabetes) is just icing on the cake. Paleo recipe sites are the easiest way to find recipes I can actually use.

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    • #3
      I wish they made a gizmo that could record every nuance of how we feel when begin the primal blueprint so that when we become doubtful we could just stick our finger in it and feel exactly like that just for a little while.
      "If we’re not supposed to eat animals, how come they’re made out of meat?" - Tom Snyder, talk show host

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      • #4
        I stick around because my results are excellent. The science backs up my experience as well IMO.

        I don't mind naysayers at all, I believe we are all different and results may vary. I don't have much use for those naysayers who try and argue peoples experiences here though. If what you're doing is working for you - all the power to ya.
        "It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan

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        • #5
          Originally posted by denasqu View Post
          I wish they made a gizmo that could record every nuance of how we feel when begin the primal blueprint so that when we become doubtful we could just stick our finger in it and feel exactly like that just for a little while.
          Great idea... patent that . Of course after the honeymoon wears off feeling great is just the new normal. You forget that wow factor from the beginning, and begin to wonder why you are avoiding all the crap out there. It can be a slippery slope.

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          • #6
            i continue because i can't have butter and crispy chicken skin with 'clean eating'
            beautiful
            yeah you are

            Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
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            • #7
              In real life, I don't really know any naysayers. They may not follow PB, but they get that it's just about getting rid of the crap. A friend calls it "not eating the dust," with the dust being grains and added sugar. I don't really know a lot of people right now that eat out a lot or eat a lot of prepared foods, but that might be because a lot of people in this city work in hospitality and they know what goes on in the lesser kitchens of some eateries.

              Some people still don't really believe there's that much difference between factory meats and healthy ones, but they do get the difference between organic produce and conventionally grown. Also, here in the south, a lot of folks never gave up using lard and those types of "unhealthy" products to begin with. Now if we can just get them to ditch the grits, the south might rise again.

              I think if someone tried to convince me of how healthy grains were, I'd just say, "moo," and move on.

              Eat lost of plants, animals, and bugs and avoid poisons. What can be unhealthy about that? Naysayers are goofy.
              "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

              B*tch-lite

              Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by the_walrus0 View Post
                I guess I want to know why you guys all continue PB.

                I think I'm just curious about why everyone else stuck around.
                I continue PB because it works for me and I don't give a shit what anyone else thinks, especially naysayers on the Internet.
                Randal
                AKA: Texas Grok

                Originally posted by texas.grok
                Facebook is to intelligence what a black hole is to light
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by texas.grok View Post
                  I continue PB because it works for me and I don't give a shit what anyone else thinks, especially naysayers on the Internet.
                  Well said.

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                  • #10
                    i'm pretty much where texas.grok is.

                    i'm not really worried about what anyone else thinks about anything.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by the_walrus0 View Post
                      I guess I want to know why you guys all continue PB. Results? Science? Going against the grain? Genuine enjoyment achieved when eating this way?
                      All of the above.

                      PB makes sense, works for me, and there's something satisfying about discovering a secret that everyone else seems not to know. And the food is great.
                      Annie Ups the Ante
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                      • #12
                        I continue because it makes me feel fantastic. As someone who has functioned but has had low energy levels and a feeling of just being not quite right for many many years, to now have energy in abundance and feel great is just amazing. I never forget that and temptations back to SAD (or the British version thereof) are few and far between.

                        The fact that the food is way beyond delicious, is satisfying and has completely nullified my previous urges to comfort eat, and that my excess fat is slowly but surely disappearing are also huge motivating factors.

                        Naysayers? Who gives a toss? They can think what they like as far as I'm concerned...especially the ones I don't know. With the people I know, a few close friends know the ins and outs of how I eat and live, but I don't tend to talk about it much to others...other than maybe say "I don't eat wheat/bread" or whatever if I'm offered. Many people are either quite closed minded and have trouble dealing with concepts outwith their own small experience, or they're too blinded by what people 'in authority' (government and the media) tell them so they still reckon saturated fat will kill you...or both. Life is too short to get into fights with these people - they'll hopefully discover the truth themselves one day but they don't need me telling them how they should eat.

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                        • #13
                          Well, to those on a SAD, we are the naysayers, lol. I don't care. I look great, I am in excellent health. If anyone should criticize my way of life, they can go look in a mirror and go screw themselves. I don't preach to anyone and nobody should preach to me.
                          F 28/5'4/100 lbs

                          "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

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                          • #14
                            Peopleare really weird about the whole saturated fat thing. My SO, who is basically a drunk, eats a lot of junk, has never dieted.... gives the dog any small amount of fat on his meat because it is "unhealthy". LOL, I think we are brainwashed to not eat fat. I mean seriously, he'll eat acid from a strange hippie, but will. not. eat. a small amount of fat from a local, grassfed piece of beef. And this is someone who never considers the "health" of food.

                            Anyway, it works for me. That's what matters.

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                            • #15
                              Life is full of choices and the Primal lifestyle is my choice. It works for me, I feel great and if someone doesn't like that (TS) I'm not sorry for my chosen route. However, I am sorry that their eyes are blinded by pharmaceutical company's peddling drugs, processed food manufacturers selling shit, and medical doctors repeating outdated diet information!

                              Another good read is "Why we get fat, and what do do about it" by Gary Taubes. Just got back from a long morning hike and I've got to flip my salmon on the BBQ. Have a great day Primal folks! Peace....5x

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