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    How can I improve Leg Flexibility?

    Hi. I do diving, and the one thing I massively struggle with is putting my fins on in the water! I have well developed hamstrings and quads, but they arent very flexible, and I struggle to bend my...
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    In addition - you can practise for apnoea/free...

    In addition - you can practise for apnoea/free diving, by simply floating face-down in the swimming pool, and timing your breathhold. Do let the lifeguards know you are about to do this, as it freaks...
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    Hi ScarletFrost I also got into Primal to aid...

    Hi ScarletFrost

    I also got into Primal to aid both my diabetes, and to ensure I pass my annual dive medical. I'm now an Advanced O.W. diver, and aiming for Master Scuba Diver. (Due to diabetes, I...
  4. Hi Jenn Just a little note from my personal...

    Hi Jenn
    Just a little note from my personal experience. When I started Primal, I was doing some intense swimming, and enjoying my apple + banana after the swim... oh, and maybe a little dark...
  5. A Minor Victory, but a Major Personal Achievment

    After many long years with an incredibly stable (but too high) weight, and being Type 2 diabetic, I saw the benefits Primal would have on my diabetes.

    However, after months of slowing modifying my...
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    Thanks all for your input. Rather more negative...

    Thanks all for your input. Rather more negative views than I expected.

    Having sifted some of the wheat from the chaff... hmm wrong analogy for this audience... maybe that should be "having skinned...
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    Very much male... my diabetes management at the...

    Very much male... my diabetes management at the doctors includes a thorough blood workup every 6 months, and last couple have been pretty good. Last was just before my switch to Primal, so I await...
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    Really interesting thought. I crave sunshine, and...

    Really interesting thought. I crave sunshine, and always holiday away from the UK to seek sunshine... give me my sun, and I'm a happy bunny. Just read about Vitamin D on BBC website... seems like a...
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    Wow... thanks for all the advice folks....

    Wow... thanks for all the advice folks. Appreciated. I'll have a look at how I can replace the baked potato. It was about the lowest carb item at the works canteen. Maybe tuna mayo baked potato......
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    Good advice... thanks.

    Good advice... thanks.
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    Nice sloganeering... unfortunately much of the...

    Nice sloganeering... unfortunately much of the medical & insurance establishment in the UK base everything off your BMI. The only medical I have ever had that didnt consider that heavily was my...
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    @teach2183: its a small bowl (3" diameter, 1.5"...

    @teach2183: its a small bowl (3" diameter, 1.5" deep)... so not tons of nuts/raisins. Compared to old habits of biscuits, etc, its a major difference. I'm just really suprised that such a major diet...
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    3 fold goals: 1: Weight loss. A minimum target...

    3 fold goals:

    1: Weight loss. A minimum target would be a BMI within the "normal" or even the "bigbone-adjusted BMI" normal range. ie. 25 or 26.5 respectively. I am currently 31.5. So according to...
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    Waiting for the PB Miracle...

    Just to say... not turning my back on PB, just feeling a tad frustrated.

    OK. So I dont do the weights thing... I swim instead. I live in the dismal raining north west of England, so havent seen...
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    1) The OP has just started ("a week into it"),...

    1) The OP has just started ("a week into it"), and so their body will NOT be used to burning fat as fuel.

    2) Your brain runs on blood sugar (ie. glucose), hence when blood sugars crash you can go...
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    Hi Knic and welcome! It is highly likely that...

    Hi Knic and welcome!

    It is highly likely that you "bonked" - used up all the sugars in the blood due to the "really long walk", and your body correctly demanded correction of the situation....
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    Dont know if its a UK term, but I've always...

    Dont know if its a UK term, but I've always called the full sugar non-diet version "full-fat". Guess its the equation of "bad for you=full fat". Of course, one of the great things with PB; fat is...
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    So does that mean that gliclazide is working...

    So does that mean that gliclazide is working counter to a low-carb, low-insulin blood workup, or is it that the beta-cells do a better insulin release job when confronted with carbs?
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    Good. I too could walk second day, but it took 4...

    Good. I too could walk second day, but it took 4 months before I could do anything vigorous.

    One thing that definitely helps (from my experience) is to take a course of glucosamin/chondroitin...
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    Mine was the classic "wake in the middle of the...

    Mine was the classic "wake in the middle of the night, with a stabbing pain in the toe". Fortunately the consumption of pineapple late at night the night before made me wonder if it was related. I...
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    Primal Blueprint... My First Ever Diet!

    Hi

    I've always been heavy, and even at my fittest in my early 20s, I was at least 2 stone overweight. In my late 30s, I developed Type 2 Diabetes - which I mostly blamed on drinking copious...
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    If you cant go today, then please make sure you...

    If you cant go today, then please make sure you rest it fully; ie. as much as is possible, elevate, and have no weight on it. If it is torn, or part torn, then any unsupported stress on it may make...
  23. Can swimming be the "move frequently at a slow pace" component?

    Question in the thread title... I'm not a keen walker - never have been. Just never has appealed. But swimmer.. love it!

    Can swimming be the major component of the move frequently, or is the PB...
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    Go see a doctor... I had something similar. I was...

    Go see a doctor... I had something similar. I was using an exercise bike, and my foot folded backwards. Momentary pain, then rest of session was OK. Next day couldnt walk or put any weight on foot. I...
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    Has your fruit intake increased significantly in...

    Has your fruit intake increased significantly in the last few weeks? I had a stabbing pain in my toe when I ate significant quantity of acidic fruit (in my case, pineapple). Basically it was gout. If...
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