I have been primal for 4 months now, I don't notice any body oddor at all any more, nails grow faster, lost 10 lbs, I can taste things better now which makes everything more enjoyable. My skin looks perfect, I was starting to notice the effects of age (at 34 yo) but I see a total difference on my face now. I don't feel bloated after every meal or tired. I don't have to gobble down a glass of syllyum husk followed by 2 more of water every morning in order to 'visit the facilities', and one of the more important side effects, aside from being and feeling healthy of course, is the fact that I got my confidence back. I became so uncomfortable in my own skin for the last 4 years, that I was always hunched over, avoided eye contact, walked accross a room real fast so as to not be noticed...getting my confidence back has had a huge impact on every thing that I do from working out to my job and everything in between! I love it!!
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 160 x 2
Six years ago, my mother was in hospital, on a ward on a higher floor. My husband would insist on using the stairs, not the lift, when we visited, and I would drag my aching bones up behind him, slowly and resentfully.
Last week, my mother-in-law was in hospital, in a ward on the second floor. I was happy to have the opportunity to run up the stairs to visit her.
When I tried to give blood last month (and was denied for low iron - topic for another time), they took my blood pressure and it was 100/70. Pre-primal it was usually 120/80.
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I think the circles under my eyes are diminishing. Is that possible after only a week being Primal??
Well I have the first cold in 5 years so that's not a bonus...
but I have the scaly upper arm skin that is gone. I had one dry elbow that is gone. Acne is improved significantly, energy up, weight lost.
I am about 2 months primal here, and here are some things that I've noticed:
No more fighting hives almost every day unless I eat something that I shouldn't be eating, like the dark chocolate I ate on Sunday that said "may contain gluten." Who puts gluten in chocolate? I didn't notice the gluten part on the label until after I broke out in hives.
A lot of new hair growth! I can not believe the amount I have to be careful how I part my hair, or else there are hundreds of little hairs sticking up all over the place.
Primal food just tastes better. I dream about creamy organic eggs and grass fed beef.
I'm happier then I have been in a long time, but that could be due to my broken toe finally being healed and I can actually start working out again after 2 months of not being able to.
I just finished reading all 47 frickin pages of this thread. I have been eating/living primal on and off at about 75% for about 4 months. I have never truely commmitted to it 100% until now. I am looking forward to experiencing some of the positive "side effects" I read.
I just noticed the other day that I haven't had an allergy attack yet this spring...usually by now, the juniper pollen has me scratching my eyes out and screaming for my Claritin. Haven't had a single symptom yet! Time will tell if this is just a fluke or not, but it would sure be nice to not have to spend the money on allergy drugs!
Life is short. Eat Beef!
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