First of all, the Primal Blueprint is not the Atkins diet. Mark recommends, I think, 50-150 grams of carbohydrate each day for "effortless weightloss". When you are not eating grains, 100 grams of carbohydrate is quite a lot of tubers and can be difficult to achieve without fruit. A whole sweet potato is 26 grams of carbohydrate. I manage to eat a half a sweet potato most days. And the rest of my carbohydrates come from the half-and-half in my coffee, the various vegetables I eat, fruit and sometimes dried fruit and chocolate.
Originally Posted by RReznik
As for side-effects of cutting out grains from my diet: Only the best damn health, mental clarity and total optimistic happiness I have ever felt in my entire life. I feel absolutely fantastic. I used to feel way back in my 20s that living life felt like swimming through molasses. I have so much energy and strength now. I feel great. I'm happier, I'm nicer, I'm not half asleep. I'm also not hungry all the time. I'm not two hours from the next round of hypglycemic hunger. I'm no longer sitting around in shame with a belief I am a weak-willed, fat pig because I can't control myself. I can cook now. I clean the house after work now when before I just laid under a blanket and waited until I could go to bed. I can do 2 real man pushups. I stand up straight.
Ask your nurse friend what pills I'd have to take to get all that.
Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.