It's not necessarily an embarrassment. Mark operates under the assumption that carbs are more easily digested and do not keep you as full for as long as fats and proteins. However, what he fails to ever acknowledge is when grains, legumes, sugars and liquid calories are removed from the diet, it becomes nearly impossible to eat 300+g of carbohydrate a day. When your readily available options in Westernized food markets for carbohydrate are essentially limited to fruit and potatoes, how the hell are you supposed to eat 300+ carbs a day? That's about 3.5 lbs of potatoes a day. Eat 3.5 lbs of potatoes every day and I CHALLENGE you to overeat. That is an open invite. With that mass of bulky potatoes, I seriously doubt you're going to be able to pack in thousands of calories of meat.
Originally Posted by paleo-bunny
The Primal Blueprint will always be low carbohydrate compared to the SAD because the high carbohydrate nature of the SAD relies on flours and sugary drinks to bridge the gap. You just can't eat that many carbs in real food while keeping protein and fats elevated. It's just too much work to eat that much every day.
This is why I'm adamantly against low carbohydrate eating. The Primal Blueprint IS low carbohydrate built-in, and it's just stupid to stress over whether or not you're <100g of carbs a day. It isn't helping you lose weight, it's only helping you build anxiety. There's no need to make mashed cauliflower to bridge the gap between mashed potatoes, just eat the mashed potatoes. The REAL things that keep you from losing weight on The Primal Blueprint are nuts and dairy (and the people that do things like eat and drink oil for some reason). They're extremely easy to overeat because of the high caloric density, and by the time your ghrelin drop kicks in to signal satiety, it's probably too late. Eliminate them and keep the starches and you'll have better results on average.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 09-19-2012 at 08:36 AM.
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