So sad. Primal is a lifestyle. Maybe she should have done that? I literally refuse to ever use the word diet alongside paleo and primal ever again.
I came across this article the other day (Google translation) about a woman who first lost 30kg on a low-carb diet, then she went back to her old way of eating and subsequently gained 40kg. The article's apparent conclusion: a low-carb diet is bad for you.
What I find so annoying about the article's point of view is that they don't seem consider the fact that she went back to eating too much had anything to do with the weight gain, only that she did the low-carb thing first..
It seems to be the main complaint about low-carb, from people who have actually tried it, is that they often feel they have low energy on it. I think this is because they go too low (aiming for ketosis to speed up fat loss), and instead of just increasing the carb intake slightly they ditch the entire "diet" an go back to their old ways.
I'm guessing the woman in the article probably was eating to few carbs (and maybe too little fat as well), but I think she would have had a much better results if she had upped hard carb intake slightly (and actually worked out) instead of just "giving up".
+1 on not using the word 'diet' along with primal. I actually cringe when I hear people describe it as a diet, it's so much more. I remember during the Atkin's craze people complaining that 'when you finish this diet and start eating normally again, the weight piles back on'. Um, duuuuh.
Type 1 diabetic for 25 years.
Low carb for 7 years, LC Primal for 2.5 of those.
Fruit and starch free.
Total weight loss- 3 stone/42 pounds. Current weight = 121 pounds. Height 5'5
I take Zymessence systemic enzymes.
I eat a lot of fruit and will continue to do so. I do love it when a coworker sees me eating melon or an apple or a banana or something and says 'I thought you were on a low-carb diet?!?!' I'm not on a diet, and Primal isn't a low-carb lifestyle.