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    Primal urges

    It is in the weekend supplement, home to self indulgent look at me crap, of the Sydney Morning Herald. No wonder print media are struggling
    Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

    Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

  • #2
    Well, yes, if the only goal is weight loss, starvation is faster, 750 cal/day is faster, speed is faster.

    She admits that she has only ever stuck to a diet for an hour. She does the 80/20 thing to eat cake for her birthday. Sounds to me like she had a goal in mind and her "research" was a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    Funny how the blueprint covers a ton of stuff: diet, exercise, sleep, sunlight, using one's brain, and play. She focussed on diet, and while that is probably most people's focus in the beginning, I find that I'm improving my well-being by focussing more on the other aspects now. I mean, you get the food thing down. It's not freakin' rocket science. Then you start becoming well rounded by making friends with the other principles.

    As some are fond of say, "More meat for me." Let her eat cake.
    "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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    • #3
      Another dumb bitch writing about something she knows nothing about, which she demonstrates spectacularly.

      Also: "the gay man's gym diet"? HUH????

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      • #4
        Originally posted by HeatherJ View Post
        Another dumb bitch writing about something she knows nothing about, which she demonstrates spectacularly.

        Also: "the gay man's gym diet"? HUH????
        If it works for gay men, then it will likely work for her too. Too bad she's so ignorant on so many levels.

        EDIT: I see in the paragraph that it was her doctor that was the big homophobe, but she chose to write it.

        It seems what she was experiencing was a loss of enjoyment of food. Something that definitely happened to me as well at that point. Once I became fully fat adapted and understood that I was no longer driven by terrible hunger due to glucose plunges, food became delicious again. Perhaps she will come back to it when her gut reacts to the reintroduction of grains.
        Last edited by mommymd; 10-20-2012, 05:31 AM.
        --mommymd

        LCHF since Oct 2011

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        • #5
          Waaahhhhh....it's hard to do....

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          • #6
            Known as the falio diet?!? Bitch please.

            And when she tells us how good she is feeling - To be fair, I can see some positives. I fancy that my skin has a glow about it that seems to have been missing for at least a decade. My stomach is flatter; my digestive organs seem cheerier, without a trace of bloating or indigestion. I haven't been hungry: the feed-the-man-meat breakfasts are mostly keeping me happy until lunch.

            But that is not enough because she is board without tasteless bread and pasta....sigh.
            Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
            PS
            Don't forget to play!

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            • #7
              Good. I'm glad she declared the diet not worth it. At least she described every aspect of it accurately. There will be somebody out there whose interest will be triggered. A look at her picture will tell them not to listen to her final pronouncement. All her talk about eating real food, losing weight, flatter stomach, better digestion and skin will be enough. All her talk of liking ice cream, cake and pasta more than health will be enough. Meanwhile, all the others who agree with her that it's not worth it, great! More fresh healthy stuff for me.
              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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              • #8
                That thing about "I've never stuck to a diet for more than an hour" seems to indicate that she's looking for a pill that will make her problems go away and she can keep doing what she has always done.

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                • #9
                  I really don't think that because she decided this way of eating is not for her warrants calling her a "dumb bitch." It sounds like she did her research and knows the basics, but in the end, likes her carbs too much to sacrifice them. What's the big deal and why does it grind your personal gears that much?

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                  • #10
                    In our breakfast yesterday (out), DH forgot to sub the toast on his plate for veg. He offered me a bite.

                    This toast is an expensive, locally made, whole grain sourdough. In the past, this would have been a monthly indulgence -- beautiful bread with lovely local butter. I took a bite and was like "bleh, paper pulp." That's what it tasted like to me!

                    Two things have happened since I started IFing 2 weeks ago -- in terms of food that is as lots of things hvae happened -- the first is that whenever I have any sugar (in the form of white), i get a headache within about 10 minutes of eating it. in the past two weeks, that constitutes 4 gummy dinosaurs (all natural for DS), and half a brownie with DH on our anniversary. And yesterday, I discovered that toast is tasteless.

                    I don't know why the IFing made this big difference (since Ive been primal for so long and eating well over 90-95% primal), but in the two weeks since we started, it's like. . . yeah, rapid response.

                    Anyway, I'm not recommending IFing or anything. I just find it interesting that I didn't really care about bread/pasta/etc one way or the other before, but good bread was sometimes nice. But now? Nah.

                    I really don't miss it. our restaurant 'big breakfast' was gorgeous yesterday: 2 scrambled free range eggs in butter, sauteed spinach, mushrooms, tomato, avocado, and bacon. I had water to drink, and finished with a cup of tea. Lovely. Who needs toast?

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                    • #11
                      She is addicted to her carbs...here is a video with a potato vendor...she gots a big ol smile talking tater eating.

                      (She is obese...she has chosen excess calories over health...that would be a fail on paleo until one has the resolve to face the issue of obesity/health)
                      Primal/Paleo is not for everyone, it's for those who have committed to understand.
                      READ THE BOOK! ...as Robb Wolf says: "Trying to convince people to save their own ass will burn you out."

                      Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, and an affront to all I stand for -- the pure enjoyment of food. Anthony Bourdain

                      and yes, calories DO count my little piggies

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                      • #12
                        OMG what more do people want?? I haven't yet come across a "diet" that didn't offer some sort of deprivation... and I've come across a few in my time! What I hadn't come across (until I met primal) was a diet that actually allowed me to EAT a reasonable quantity of food and left me satisfied.

                        Yup, there's stuff you can't eat... but there's stuff you can't eat on EVERY DIET unless you're on one of those "you can eat whatever you like as long as you keep your portions really small" which I find next to impossible... to me it's easier to go without something, than to have a really really tiny amount and are then left wanting more!

                        You can't have it all ways! (Well maybe you can, if you're one of those naturally slim people who can eat whatever they hell they want without putting on weight... hmm at least in terms of weight, if you don't care about health and all that other stuff).

                        Obviously though, primal/paleo isn't for everyone. To me, the sacrifice is more than worth it, as I've been able to lose some weight quite easily (never before possible). No, it's not falling off... and yes, I have cheated occasionally, but ultimately I can't see any reason NOT to eat this way. Obviously eating real food is just common sense... and if it makes you healthier, then why not? I don't know why you'd go back after seeing several positive improvements (clearer skin, flatter belly, less digestive issues, some weight loss)... but each to their own.

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                        • #13
                          I wouldn't get hung up on it. My feeling is that she started with a negative attitude and only did the month so she could write a negative story with real experience. Just the kind of writing (can't call it journalism) at which the supplement excels
                          Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

                          Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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                          • #14
                            How promising that in trying paleo, she picked Primal Blueprint. Great stuff Mark makes it on the radar down under.

                            If her main gripe was boredom and missing grains, then it isn't too bad. Pity she didn't say if she followed the other principles of Primal and I wonder how much cheating went on if she only lost 1.5 kg.

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                            • #15
                              I couldn't read it, mostly because I had a constant "are you serious?" look on my face, and actually stopped and said "are you serious?" out loud within 2 minutes. I had to stop reading because it was so horribly written.
                              "All of God's creatures have a natural habitat... my dinner plate." -Me

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