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Started "Primal" approximately two weeks ago---lost 13 lbs already!!!

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  • Started "Primal" approximately two weeks ago---lost 13 lbs already!!!

    I'm simply amazed by how simple it is to follow this plan. I still struggle with knowing exactly what to eat/not eat. Have focused on meats for the most part. Lots of eggs. Have also tried to eat broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots (with a bit of full fat ranch dressing.) Have also snacked on plenty of macadamias, pistachios, almonds, and sunflower seeds. Have had a very small amount of fruit (blueberries and strawberries.) Also have enjoyed eating copious amounts of fresh coconut.

    Always happy to hear some pointers from the "pros" and other folks getting start with this lifestyle.

    TRULY blessed to have found out about this book and this blog!!!

  • #2
    Good for you! I started PB on 1/3/12. Not sure how much I have lost yet...but everything fits better, and I'm feeling better too!

    Let's keep going!!!

    John K.
    North East Ohio -- "Cleveland Groks!"

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    • #3
      Great work! What was your starting point?
      Liberalism: ideas so good they have to be mandatory.

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      • #4
        Started at 260. Way too much for a 5'10 frame.

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        • #5
          if you are trying to focus on weight loss ...

          drop the nuts and dairy from your diet ... stick with the berries ...

          focus on a large high protien breakfast right away when you wake up ... and try not to eat after 5-6pm ... try eating 1-3 times a day and dont bother eating unless you are actually hungry .. dnot worry about fat content for now, but 60-70% of calories from fat seems ideal ... only drink water (avoid juices and all liquors) ...

          you can do it! and it ONLY gets better!
          started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

          my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html



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          • #6
            Nuts have been great since they are so easy to transport. I travel 3/4 nights per week for my job and finding meals isn't easy. The nuts have been a nice way to get in some fat and calories. Certainly open to other suggestions. Want to lose about 40 more pounds.

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            • #7
              jerky, pemican, berries, salads, bacon!, veggies like carrots or broccoli raw, etc..

              the argument is teh nuts have a different fat in them, and it burns differently ... plus its shown to slow weight loss in lots of people, if not most
              started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

              my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html



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              • #8
                I have a confession to make...

                After staring at a big plate of homemade brownies this evening after my 3 egg and bacon dinner (with some raw broccoli, cauliflower, and red bell pepper).... I couldn't help myself.

                I know....I gave in to weakness. I couldn't help myself.

                I ate 1/2 an orange!!! What should my punishment be???

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cgh179 View Post
                  I ate 1/2 an orange!!! What should my punishment be???
                  Wait, so you ate the brownies, or you just at the orange, or both??

                  Personally, I find giving in like that to be healthy every now and then - it just reaffirms my commitment to eating more healthfully. I "punish" myself by finding a way to enjoy my food the next day even more than I enjoyed that brownie (or in my case, usually a bagel) the day before: how much more awesome is steak in comparison?

                  Congrats on getting as far as you have, and here's to kicking ass the rest of the way.
                  If you want to reach the end of the trail, first you must find the beginning.
                  If you want to be strong enough to walk the trail, trust your feet.
                  If you want to go fast, go alone - if you want to go far, go together.

                  6'0" white female, age 24
                  Pre-paleo: 247.8 lbs
                  Current weight: 212.8
                  Goal: 199.9 (and to rock a two piece bathing suit surfing in Costa Rica this November!)

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                  • #10
                    I opted for the orange! Felt better on my conscience and alleviated the craving for the brownie.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cgh179 View Post
                      I opted for the orange! Felt better on my conscience and alleviated the craving for the brownie.
                      Dude, then you're set. And if those brownies ever show their faces again, think about those delicious orange slices dipped in dark chocolate. One of my favorite paleo snacks, a small serving of nuts or fruit drizzled sparingly with melted 76% dark chocolate. Especially when I get my major dessert cravings, a few walnuts or strawberries with chocolate just hits the spot. And you're getting awesome antioxidants from the chocolate, as well as some good vitamins from the fruit.

                      Good on you for performing under pressure, too. Brownies - they're tough enemies to beat.
                      If you want to reach the end of the trail, first you must find the beginning.
                      If you want to be strong enough to walk the trail, trust your feet.
                      If you want to go fast, go alone - if you want to go far, go together.

                      6'0" white female, age 24
                      Pre-paleo: 247.8 lbs
                      Current weight: 212.8
                      Goal: 199.9 (and to rock a two piece bathing suit surfing in Costa Rica this November!)

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                      • #12
                        Great tips. Hardest part, so far, has been simply knowing what to eat and always having "primal-ready" stuff available. Like anything new, the learning curve will become easier with time. Need to quit overanalyzing things and just focus on taking one step at a time. Often wonder if I'm eating enough/too much proteins, fats, carbs, etc. Too much to learn!

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