Thanks, Silky! I know what you were thinking. I don't think you can have a level of commitment without a level of belief first.
"Permission" strikes me as saying "Yeah whatever dude. Fine, you can buy it if it makes you happy, but I still think you're a wacked-up nutzoid." Of course he's not going to commit, if that's his thinking. And can we blame him for thinking that way, after 30 years of being fed CW, much of it in elementary school? Heck, there are still plenty of people who think that Grok rode a T. Rex to church on Sunday to partake of the Bread of Christ.
At the moment, I'm trying to convince a friend to go Primal. He's highly intelligent, but CW is hard to crack, and it will be a jump for him. I started him on Good Calories Bad Calories (he likes complex books). I'm hoping to crack his CW with the sheer weight of Taubes' intellect. After that I'll put him on Fathead to give him a refresher on GCBC, and to show him that CW was essentially made up out of whole cloth, and therefore he doesn't have to feel guilty for abandoning CW. Only then, if my friend is still with me, would I dare to pull out PB and MDA.
Last edited by oxide; 12-19-2011 at 01:34 PM.
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 111 on sugar cheat. Currently fighting off sugar/candy cravings with bulletproof cocoa and a little rice.
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.