[QUOTE=sbhikes;1039217]Well, first of all, even the diet that doctors normally recommend tell you to eat more vegetables and less fatty foods. I've come to understand that "fatty foods" is a code word for junk food, i.e. deep fried stuff, sugar, pastries--all things the PB tells you to avoid. So, there really isn't much about the Primal Blueprint diet to be suspicious of.
The only part that might lift an eyebrow is to avoid food-industry-created fats and grains. Once you do a little reading, you see that food-industry-created fats are not healthier than natural fats, and natural fats from animals are not poison. You also learn that grains are at best filler calories with little actual nutritional value that you couldn't find in greater quantities in other foods. So a) you're not missing anything on a Primal diet and b) you aren't adding anything truly bad.
Even if you couldn't adhere to the no grains and eat more animal fat ideas, if you did everything else in the Primal Blueprint and ate some whole grains and beans and avoided animal fat and used mostly olive oil you'd then have the Mediterranean diet and your doctor would think you were the healthiest person in the world.
Anyway, for me:
[LIST][*]Got my appetite under control in the beginning well enough I could lose about 20-25lbs.[*]Improved mood and sense of well-being[*]Realized it wasn't my fault I always ate too much, it was that I was eating foods that made me hungry in 2 hours and messed up my blood sugar. I had some insulin resistance going on.[*]Fixed the insulin resistance pretty nicely. Not that I'm back on the pastries or anything to see if it was a cure, but I at least know how to keep it from getting worse.[*]Learned to cook.[*]Eat better quality food that tastes so much better and makes me feel good.[/LIST]
[LIST][*]Although my appetite is under control and I no longer wake up a little bit heavier every day, I don't seem to have the ability to control my appetite enough to lose any more weight.[/LIST]
[LIST][*]My hair is still thin and fine and falls out a lot. Got some serious seborrhea, too. I don't think this diet caused it, but it certainly didn't prevent it or make my hair nicer than before.[*]Still heading toward menopause.[*]My neck is falling just like my mother and grandmother. I'm going to have a heavy neck in my old age. :([*]I'm still going to get old.[/LIST][/QUOTE]
Well put sbhikes :)
[QUOTE=Paleobird;1039266]Yes, PHD with a big H:) The video I inserted above is Dr Lustig who read Yudkin's work and set out to see if it was true or not. He does have the case studies to back it up. It's a pretty long vid but well worth it.[/QUOTE]
I've watched it quite a few times ;)
Now, it could be due to my movement (or lack thereof in my opinion), but shifting to roughly thirds fat/carb/protein didn't seem to work out that well for me. Going back to my "normal" of 45F/30P/25C brought back better body composition and feelings of health and satiety, etc. Staying around these numbers keeps me well and happy.
And it's not due to fear. I'm certainly not "afraid" of carbs. I actually eat what I want when I want -- and that includes a LOT of non-primal things. For example, i don't "do" primal desserts. If I'm goin to have dessert, I have dessert and I don't worry about it. I hvaen't had dessert in a while, but yeah. I also had about a kilo of cherries in one day. They are so tastey when the are fresh!
So, somedays will be off this 45/30/25 situation. Which I figure is no big deal. It might be a big deal for other people who have health issues, etc, though.
Pros: Health, vitality, and strength
Cons: Gotta buy more weights to lift....get drawn into silly arguments on the MDA forums ;)
Wow, I had never watched that video before. I searched once and saw some other video, or perhaps my stupid ancient computer couldn't handle this one, I don't know. It's really good. Thanks for posting it on a day when I had an hour and a half to myself to watch it.
"Just looking at that abstract by Robert Lustig, I would guess that he gets his medical information from the comic strips." Ray Peat
Also, Lustig is overweight.
Do you think it might be seasonal? As soon as it starts to get hot I crave carbs and to much fat makes me feel sick. When its cold though I can put away very fat heavy meals. So when it gets hot I lean up my meat cuts and add in fruit. It's a very noticeable phenomenon this year because we've had an up and down start to summer with intense heat (almost 40C the other day) and mild days. So I get carb hungry then fat hungry then carb hungry again.
So maybe that's why we get these arguments about carbs?
Seasonal eating with periods of keto and periods of higher fruit intake makes too much sense.
I've just finished watching that video on the previous page... holy crap! I'm never eating another coconut cream bar ever again. I wish I'd watched that video 10 or 15 years ago.
[QUOTE=Paleobird;1039240]There are also threads about Libertarianism here, lots of them. Does that mean the PB and or Mark are Libertarians?[/QUOTE]
Actually, Mark's FAQ questions re: politics used to say (about 2 years ago or so?) that he's not very political but if he had to choose, he'd say that he leans libertarian. Not surprising considering one of his biggest fans is Lew Rockwell, who introduces a lot of people to this site!