Choco, I give you credit for at trying Carb Curve Primal (I guess I can call it that) before finding it didn't work for you. But there are so many Success Stories that I'm pretty sure Carb Curve Primal does work for many many people. I only ask that people try it before rejecting it. And I mean going through the FULL transition, not getting frustrated with newbie mistakes (nuts) or giving up during carb flu.
That said, for those who like BPC but are afraid of the Fat Gram Calorie Bomb, I've had some success with this:
- Make Bulletproof Cocoa from 12 oz water, 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 heaping tablespoon cocoa powder, a bit of stevia (optional), and a bit of optional vanilla OR mint extract (optional).
- Blend it extra well and divide into three small containers 4-5 ounces each. Refrigerate.
- Each day, shake one well and microwave it for 90 seconds. If you blend it well the first time, the BPC keeps in the fridge and mixes with just shaking.
I found that one of these mini BPC's is just as filling as a whole one, especially if I sip it slowly. It satsifies my chocolate cravings. It breaks the 3 pm boredom at work. It's a good early mini-meal (or late lunch dessert) if I want to IF through dinner (15 hr IF). And it's only ~80 calories, all as fat.
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 111 on sugar cheat. Currently fighting off sugar/candy cravings with bulletproof cocoa and a little rice.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.