I just discovered this site yesterday. I originally heard about the dangers of grains through the Fat Head documentary and even that guy didn't go into the detail what Mark does on this site. I have an issue, though. I know for a fact that despite the dangers and warnings, that I likely won't be able to keep up a 100% primal lifestyle. Heck, I probably couldn't manage 80%. It's too difficult and expensive for me to have to make most of my food from scratch and not use any processed foods. I also have terrible will power when it comes to food. I /love/ pasta, chips, sandwiches, and desserts. I see others people on the site who are able to, seemingly easily, handle being primal, but I don't honestly think I have it in me. But...is it enough that I try to lessen my intake of grains and increase my intake of fruits and veggies while still eating pre-packaged foods? I know Mark says that it's not a race, but i can't help but feel inferior if I can't manage anything other than paying attention to my grain intake and eating more vegetables...
If you have a can opener, a frying pan, a crockpot and a microwave, you can do a perfectly acceptable version of the Primal Blueprint. Doing it this way might not appease the "all organic, all grass-fed, no 'poo" crowd but you'll still be doing good things for your body!
Fry some bacon and eggs. Throw a beef roast in the crockpot (or buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store). Steam some veggies in the microwave. Open a can of tuna or salmon and have it with some pre-washed salad greens (purchased, again, from the grocery store) and away you go.
This doesn't have to be rocket science. Do your best and you will see positive things happening.
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Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
CW: 146.8 lbs
GW 140 lbs
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