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    I know the official version of Primal, but let's face it: we all have our own version. Mine has shifted through time, and I believe I am better than ever right now. I like simple because I like to let my instincts tell me what to eat, and I like to be able to explain primal advice to others. In either case, a laundry list of stuff will simply confuse you until you aren't even hungry anymore. So here's my version of primal:

    Don't eat grains or food with added sugar. Attempt to get the highest quality food you can (organic, grass fed, etc).

    With this, I'm eating meats, green vegetables, root vegetables, various fruits, good dairy (only if I can't get ahold of bone marrow), and occasional nuts. However, if you don't eat anything that contains grains or added sugar, you are being limited to something pretty close to my list.
    Last edited by wiltondeportes; 01-27-2012, 02:30 PM.

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    Mine would be:

    NO grains
    NO food/drinks with added sugar
    ALWAYS the best food obtainable/affordable
    EAT: meats, greens, root vegetables, fruits an dairy in moderation, nuts occasionally.
    EXERCISE: regularly and gently; with occasional fast spurts
    SLEEP: 8 hours + a night
    Odille
    F 58 / 170cms / SW 131.5 kgs / Current 112.4/ GW 65
    following Primal Lifestyle and swimming my way to health

    My Primal Blog / Photo Blog / RedBubble shop / My Calendars / My Facebook

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    • #3
      My primal version is:

      High in organ meats (all, except digestive tract)
      High in fish
      Low in fibrous vegetables
      Lettuce with some nightshades
      Fruits in season
      Some raw dairy (any form)
      Yellow potato and white rice as starches (rare)
      Low in muscle meat

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      • #4
        Mine:

        no- grain, dairy, legumes, sugar, processed food or nightshades.
        yes- meat, veggies, moderate fruit, move your body, sleep well, be positive, love life.
        Karin


        Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

        What am I doing? Depends on the day.

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        • #5
          I am still trying to find my exact version, but I would like it to be:

          meats and root veggies only. I am still trying to imagine myself with organ meat and I am still trying to get the moving thing working. I am okay on an exercise bike but every other type of walking is a struggle.

          I have eliminated sugary things and breads, but after 3 weeks primal, I still take a bite or two. And my wife is still buying processed meats, not just for me, but the household. I did replace my coffee sweetner from sacarhine to stevia and xylitol. Right now I think I am 75/25.
          Learning the intricacies of healthy eating and nourishing my body the right way.
          I am not bald, that is a Vitamin D collector. Time to Grok and Roll!
          Eased into a primal diet starting at Christmas 2011. Goal weight - 205 started: 240 pounds waist 40, now 227 pounds and waist 38 Summer 2012 - weight =215 and waist is actually still 39"
          ljbprrfmof = LJ = Little John = John

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Issabeau View Post
            My primal version is:

            High in organ meats (all, except digestive tract)
            High in fish
            Low in fibrous vegetables
            Lettuce with some nightshades
            Fruits in season
            Some raw dairy (any form)
            Yellow potato and white rice as starches (rare)
            Low in muscle meat
            How is that working out for you? You eat organ meats almost every day?

            And how can you declare what is in season or not? Greenhouses, shipments, etc can make almost any fruit be in season at almost any time of the year. It doesn't have to be in a faraway land either.

            Lastly (not to beat up on you), what is your belief behind raw dairy versus pasteurized dairy? If it is good quality dairy, why you still want raw?
            Last edited by wiltondeportes; 01-28-2012, 03:05 PM.

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            • #7
              Fruit out of season will be shipped from far away and thus harvested before it has had time to ripen. Ripening will be forced on the fruit in a warehouse with ethylene gas. This produces inferior fruit, both in taste and in nutrients.

              My version, I guess kinda sorta what I tell people:
              I eat meat and vegetables, mostly meat. I don't eat flour or sugar or grains and I avoid industrial seed oils like soybean oil or corn oil and anything that is fake.
              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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              • #8
                I eat meat, vegetables of all sorts, fruits , and good added fats like olive and coconut oil. I cook from scratch and buy the best ingredients possible. I enjoy fair trade coffee and dark chocolate. I avoid or strictly limit grains, dairy, nuts, and legumes. I Zumba and lift.
                I blog :http://raisinggodzillas.blogspot.com/
                Like me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/...17134571662261
                "We have all the food groups- meat and chocolate".

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                • #9
                  Relax. Have fun. Be active. Don't eat bird food. Challenge yourself. Be strong. Don't take anything too seriously. Beware boxed imitation food. Analyze the situation. Do the right thing, especially when it's hard. Live well. Be awake. Stretch once in a while. Enjoy life. Enjoy nature. Enjoy friends. Be humble. Be human.

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                  • #10
                    This is pretty similar to mine, except that yours is far more eloquent

                    Originally posted by Roary View Post
                    Relax. Have fun. Be active. Don't eat bird food. Challenge yourself. Be strong. Don't take anything too seriously. Beware boxed imitation food. Analyze the situation. Do the right thing, especially when it's hard. Live well. Be awake. Stretch once in a while. Enjoy life. Enjoy nature. Enjoy friends. Be humble. Be human.
                    Live. Grow. Flourish.

                    My Journal/story is at http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread38948.html

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                    • #11
                      Thanks phreebie!

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                      • #12
                        Meat, vegetables, good fats, an open mind to new things...Free your Mind, and your Grok will follow:-)
                        Free your mind, and your Grok will follow!

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                        • #13
                          Meat is prized, wheat is despised.
                          Meat is Prized, Wheat is Despised.

                          Real Food - The REAL staff of life

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                          • #14
                            Relax; Don't worry about shit that doesn't matter, say for example number of calories and macro nutrient ratios.
                            Get enough sleep; This ties in with the above. Worrying detracts from sleep. Let dreams do the worrying for you.
                            Get as much sunshine on as much bare skin as possible.
                            Breath fresh, outside, air... as far from urban areas as you can go.
                            Eat food as it is found in nature (no limit on cooking or fermenting though...)
                            Listen to your body.
                            Drink (only) water when thirsty.
                            Move around a lot, do mechanical work with muscles, and stop when your body tells you to.
                            Don't be afraid of dirt or germs. Touch things (plants, animals, rocks, piles of earth).
                            Avoid poisonous things (duh...)
                            "All of God's creatures have a natural habitat... my dinner plate." -Me

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                            • #15
                              Eat real foods that your ancestors ate. Be intuitive, be active, and carve your own way, while in obeyance to nature and celebrating it. Question everything. Pay attention to who is trying to control you. Have fun, live strong and feel confident in being yourself. Make space for dreaming.
                              F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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