New to Primal from New Mexico
Hello all! My name is Kacie, I'm almost 27, married, work full time, and in my first clincal semester of nursing school (read: hell.) I started Weight Watchers at the end of April at a weight of 342 pounds. For the first 6 weeks I followed the "Weight Watchers good health guidelines" to a 'T' and felt horrible! I was losing weight, but couldn't concentrate, was a whirlwind of emotions, my right lower abdominal quadrant hurt constantly, etc. My husband happened upon a documentary on netflix called 'fathead' and insisted that I watch it with him. I'm so glad he did! I realized I was getting ZERO fat in my diet and that and the freakish amount of daily whole grains I was consuming was probably the source of all of my problems. Went out for a cheeseburger without the bun that day, had eggs and bacon for dinner that night and by the end of the week I felt so much better.
Much to the dismay of my Weight Watchers leader, I've continued to lose weight. A few weeks ago, I become concerned that I was getting constipated (Seriously, nursing school makes you anal about your bowel patterns. Pun intended!) and I started eating whole wheat tortillas and brown rice again. I didn't lose any weight for three weeks and my abdomen started hurting again. I discovered MDA via the three new leaves blog. I ditched the grains and my weight has started dropping again. I'm down to 291! (50 pounds!)
I'm still a noob at all that is primal and sometimes the best I can do is choose a low carb burger at Carl's Jr on my way to school. I still have some non primal food in my deep freeze that I don't feel good about throwing out but I'm definitely on my way. I made my first primal recipe the other night and was in love (Primal Texas Chili! So good!). Now just to manage my time between work and school so that I can find time to walk every day and I'll be set.
I'm so glad to have found this community! Thank you for being such a great resource!
Welcome! Waving hi from Santa Fe...
I definitely recommend getting the book as well as learning from the forum. It's been really helpful in my journey.
200-400 mg Magnesium (citrate or glycinate work well for most) per day can help with constipation. Your stools will get too soft if you take too much!
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