I am leery, too, but I'm willing to give it a try. At the least, a primal-based diet will be healthier than the conventional ones.
I will be very happy if I am back at 179 by the end of the four months. I was feeling great at that weight.
One of the things I found so enchanting when I first went low-carb(Atkins, before I discovered primal) is how my relationship with food completely changed. I wasn't obsessing over it all the time. It was a revelation to me that I could feel that way, and I literally lost track of 'being on a diet'. I just ate that way, and the weight came off without me thinking about it. And ironically, it was because I was following a DIET, and strictly.
The down side is, ever since then I have been VERY aware of food-awareness, and feeling bad. When you're acclimitized, it is nothing, that's just how life is. Once you've gotten a feel for the good life, though...! I KNOW what I am missing!
80/20 is great, but it just might not be for me, at least as I am trying to lose weight.
And I need to lose weight. It is not a matter of 10 pounds. I am 50 pounds overweight. I can grab huge handfuls of fat.
Okay, how did this turn into a full-on post, instead of just a quick reply? Back to my chores!