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  • Writing an article...need some guinea piggies..(mmm can you cook those?)

    I run my own online mag (www.simply-woman.com)

    Now i'm only a few weeks into PB but since no other UK mag seems to have picked up on this - I'm gonna do so (and also see if i can flog the article to the dailies...see if we can get a few more UK converts!)

    Anyway - i'll need to start collating info and my own stats over the next 6 months or so. I'd be interested to know;

    *How many of you are recovering vegetarians/vegans
    *How many have been over 200lb on CW diets...meal replacement. WW etc..
    *How many (not veggies or vegans) were looking to put ON weight

    *If anyone is willing to be one of the examples in the article...before and after etc…

    What would you say were the important points to get across?;

    I’ve got;

    Debunking CW through expert comments and evidence…
    Selling the primal – eg free, easy, natural
    Opening people's eyes to the basic factsmof nutrition
    Challenging their beliefs around some of the core "bad" stuff for you...

    Any help - pointers etc would be great...it will be a long term thing so if you find this in 6 months time - please still comment!

    What are your favourite things to shock people with? Mine is the fact they fatten cattle with PUFA's. Then I pose the question to my audience - so what effect do you think it is having on you? And watch the light-bulb moment!
    Scottish Sarah

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  • #2
    One recovering 'healthy whole-grain' vegetarian here - had 2.5 to 3 stone to lose (of almost 12 - this at 5'2"), lost 2 so far (since May). I'd never gone on a diet - refuse to do that to myself.

    Key points... what you said, plus no deprivation (how about a sample day's menu or two, with photos?), and expecting the improvement in health to show in other things as well as reaching your natural weight, like better skin and hair.

    Looking forward to reading the article!

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    • #3
      I'm still a vegetarian (lacto). My pre-PB diet and my current diet are actually very similar. The only difference is that instead of cereal for breakfast I now eat omelettes, and i also eat a little cheese and butter which i was not having before.

      Before PB i would have curry and rice once a week, and pasta with a fiery diablo tomato sauce (which was awesome!) once a week.

      I am IF'ing every other week now.

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      • #4
        there have been a few Paleo articles...but nothing that even speaks of the benefits, the backgrounds, the acheivements etc...
        Scottish Sarah

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        • #5
          Yes, they raise and eat guinea pigs in Peru.

          Sorry, don't fit the categories to answer any of your other questions.

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          • #6
            don't fit.
            sorry.
            Even if you fall flat on your face, at least you're moving forward!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by queen_sheba View Post
              *How many of you are recovering vegetarians/vegans
              *How many have been over 200lb on CW diets...meal replacement. WW etc..
              *How many (not veggies or vegans) were looking to put ON weight

              What are your favourite things to shock people with?
              220 on CW SAD
              down to 150 skinny fat after 3+ years grain based vegetarian

              started PB in FEB2010, so far ive gained 20 lbs while shedding fat. I would consider my self a "recovered vegetarian"

              Fav way to shock people - fry meat in lard or bacon fat. Full fat everything.
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              • #8
                i was over 300 on the SAD, and i'm down to 180 now...looking ok, and feeling great. i lost a lot of weight with weight watchers, but i've lost of lot of fat, gained muscle and increased my energy with the PB. i've tried the veg thing a couple of times, but it just didn't work out for me. the 10 primal laws really helped more than anything else.
                i love shocking people with the high fat diet. my favorite thing, though, it surprising people when i tell them that i only do what they consider exercise for an hour or so a week. people can't understand that.

                i don't know if i'm what you're looking for, but if i can help out with the article at all (being an example) i'm more than happy to
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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                • #9
                  I'm a former vegetarian (12 years). Thankfully, I wasn't dealing with any major health issues that prompted the switch to primal--more of the 'light switch' going off and realizing this was just a much better way to be eating. Can't say I've minded the extra energy it's afforded, though...

                  That said, sort of in the way primalrob offered, if I can help out writing- or editing-wise or in any other way than being an example, let me know!
                  Check out my blog here.

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                  • #10
                    Queen_Sheba,

                    You will need to give EXTREMELY credible reasons for people to give up on grains & breads, or else you will be perceived as a NUT JOB and will lose your own credibility. This is the BIGGEST obstacle in promoting this diet. The News Media Propaganda will not touch this subject for fear of losing ad revenue, and the public is BRAIN WASHED on the High Carb-Low Fat diet.... because that is what our own government ADA + FDA promotes via the "Food Pyramid"

                    Here is the MOST Credible source of information you can get:
                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...WHEAT-and-OATS

                    I wish to see you succeed in promoting this,
                    best of luck to you,
                    Grizz

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                    • #11
                      thanks grizz, saw those on another post you had made and made a note of them for the article!
                      Scottish Sarah

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                      • #12
                        I find that I don't ever shock people; they just don't believe me. "Fat is good for you," I insist. Everyone always agrees but feels the need to add, "In moderation." No, I insist, a lot of it. They just flat-out think I'm crazy.

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                        • #13
                          Former veggie here. Used to weigh 155lbs as a very skinny/lean vegetarian triathlete who constantly had to exercise my 'healthy diet' away and was always hungry, even in the middle of the night.

                          Eventually added more meat and less processed foods, started crossfit/strength and conditioning and added 15 pounds and qualified for the world championships in Age Group Triathlon. Went to Switzerland for the race and had lots of fun but never raced again because I enjoyed the simplicity of training less, eating more animal products (especially fat) and lipid profile improved. (Sorry, I lost the old profile but would ask doctor for a new copy if possible).

                          Now healthy at 170lbs and loving the primal/paleo life with strength and conditioning, more time with my family and great sleep habits among other benefits...haven't been sick in 2 years!

                          Ideas...talk about how people who eat this way don't have to exercise their lives away. 2-3 days a week of quality training, proper diet and better body composition! Maybe you can mention something about the Normal Weight Obesity (Skinny Fat) syndrome that we see so much in the CW approach.

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                          • #14
                            I was vegetarian health nut for 16 years (with 6 months of raw vegan toward the end) and couldn't heal long-standing adrenal fatigue/hormone issues. I started having dreams bluntly telling me I needed to eat meat and I even dreamt of Paleo foods. It wasn't until I went Primal that I made any real progress with my endocrine system.
                            http://www.prettyinprimal.blogspot.com

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                            • #15
                              Former vegan here. Grew up mostly vegan (except some raw dairy on occasion) and then ate meat after I went through TCM school- I fainted the first time I ate it- it was elk- even though it tasted great. Went back to raw veganism 4 times- destroyed my health- my TSH level went up to 165 and my adrenals were shot, chronic fatigue easy bruising, low B12 levels and more, so I went back to eating animal foods. I had been gluten free for many years as well as grain free except on cheats with GF baked goods I made for my kids on occasion (now I use coconut flour).

                              Did not look to lose or gain weight.

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