Cost comparison between SAD and primal? I've heard a lot of vague lectures about how it's okay to spend lots of $$$ because our health is more important than saving a few bucks yada yada, but couldn't find anything quantitative or definitive on that topic. I think it would be fun to compare the costs of a month's menu of: "heart-healthy" SAD vs. VLC vs full-on pastured primal. It's doable, but would take some time.
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 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
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.