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    Nascent Capital Caveman

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    Hi, All!

    My name is Mike and i'm an aspiring blueprinter in Washington, DC.

    I'm 23 years old and decided to go primal a few days ago. I got pretty disgusting and was fed up with it - this was in spite of a Conventional Wisdom "healthy diet" and 2-4 hours of Tennis 4 days a week (I'm still going to do that, even if it is over training, because I love it).

    I was sluggish, the quickness I once had was gone, and I looked bloated all the time. Also I'm pretty sure I developed light Rosacea.

    My concerned mother got the book "Wheat Belly" by Dr. William Davis and consumed it as voraciously as I'd consumed "healthy whole grains" for a long time. We were both blinded by conventional wisdom (which is odd because my dad is a surgeon, but I guess they are too concerned with anatomy and technique to worry about biochemistry and the nutrition side).

    I made a conscious effort to eliminate grains and potatoes from my diet. In about 3 weeks I'd lost 10 pounds but plateaued and did more research. I somehow ended up here and have integrated the PB into my lifestyle.

    I've been "primal" for a week. It's in quotes because I probably eat more fruit than the diet calls for but I'm starting to replace bananas and apples with berries.. I had all this fruit and I didn't want to throw it away!

    I also indulge in a few alcoholic beverages on the weekends BUT I'm proud to say I haven't succumbed to the beer munchies in about a month! My penchant for booze will certainly interfere with my ability to totally be primal. My best friend is Type 1 Diabetic and we do rounds for one another separate from everyone else.. so hopefully my choices are only moderately detrimental.

    Going very lo-carb has had only positive effects on my well being! I'm very happy to report that. Bear in mind that I was already making a huge effort to stay around 55-60 grams of carbs daily so the step even lower has not been drastic.

    I spring for organic now and happily pay the premium for grass-fed ruminant meats. I just feel so much better all of the time.

    To test myself every now and again, I think of the foods I used to enjoy and really focus on getting my mouth watering for them. No matter how hungry I am, I don't want them anymore! That may be what I'm most proud of.

    I'm excited to be here, and I will gladly share my future PB experiences with all interested parties.

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    Welcome Mike.

    The tennis is play. Enjoy.

    A few alcoholic beverages on the weekend is fine.

    55-60 grams of carbs should be fine. Primal is not necessarily low carb.

    Grok on!
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    Thanks, dude!

    and thanks to Mark as well! (man I feel like a cultist saying that)

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