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    Quote Originally Posted by Nady View Post
    Looks to me like you're more CW than PB. Can't give up pizza & beer, love pretzels? I doubt straddling the line at 50% or so is going to help you much.
    Agree with this. Sorry, but if you've read PB, then you know that your body has to convert to fat-burner. And you keep interrupting that conversion process with grains and carbs and you start from scratch. This does NOT work like a CW diet, where if you go halfway you get half the benefit. NOPE. This is all or nothing, especially in the beginning. You gotta go cold turkey on non-veg carbs.
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    Well, better 50% primal than 0%, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by highaerials36 View Post
    Well, better 50% primal than 0%, right?
    In the words of our Primal hero, Ron Swanson:
    "Don't half ass two things. Whole ass one thing."
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    Quote Originally Posted by highaerials36 View Post
    Well, better 50% primal than 0%, right?
    No. Everyone is 50% primal, except vegans.

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    Well, bad vegan = doritos and tofurkey
    Good vegan = organic, local, free-range veggies, legumes, etc. Almost sorta Primal, just w/o complete nutrition...


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    Quote Originally Posted by highaerials36 View Post
    Well, better 50% primal than 0%, right?
    I agree, it doesn't have to be all or nothing. Some changes are better than none.
    And benefits felt after making some changes can motivate a person to eventually make more changes.

    Avoiding bad oils and processed crap has to improve a person's health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    shhhhh...... I think parts of primal and paleo are BS. The grain avoidance for people that can tolerate them is a biggie.
    No. Read the book. Google it. Ask someone smart. Theres a billion reasons not to eat grains. Thats the NUMBER ONE thing about the primal lifestyle.

    Quote Originally Posted by highaerials36 View Post
    Well, better 50% primal than 0%, right?
    No. U need to have a low count of carbs to convert into a fat burner. Everyone in the world is "50%". And almost everyone in the world is fat.

    So many people on this site complain that they arent losing weight. No shit. All you do is read the book (if you even did that) then bend the rules for such a long time that you dont think they are being bent, you think those ARE the rules.

    "I agree with primal but, i think lifting heavy things, sprinting, slow movement, not eating grains, and eating lots of fat are pretty much just recommendations. You can be primal and not do any of that. Why am I not losing any weight though?

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    Well, if and once you start having problems, you certainly know what to cut out, right? It's sort of like my mom, I told her that all the latest problems she has are probably directly linked to wheat. I suggested she drops it for 4-5 weeks to see if there is an improvement. Her idea is that she still has 2 slices of bread with her coffee, and, oh, a mini-pizza for supper.... But, she she also calls her pizza 'vegetarian'. After all, she only fried her mushrooms & leeks with a tiny little bit of bacon....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leida View Post
    Well, if and once you start having problems, you certainly know what to cut out, right? It's sort of like my mom, I told her that all the latest problems she has are probably directly linked to wheat. I suggested she drops it for 4-5 weeks to see if there is an improvement. Her idea is that she still has 2 slices of bread with her coffee, and, oh, a mini-pizza for supper.... But, she she also calls her pizza 'vegetarian'. After all, she only fried her mushrooms & leeks with a tiny little bit of bacon....
    Do you roll your eyes when she tells you this? I'd have trouble not laughing out loud!

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    Nah, I have long figured out that my mom is one of those people who forever try to bend the world to their liking. And are forever puzzled how come it doesn't comply with their simple requests, like bacon being totally vegan.

    It's too bad though, after reading Wheat Belly, I am pretty sure my mother is very much a classic case of wheat problems. She has it all from the way she is shaped, and should not be at her athletic prowess to now arthritis (sigh). I was going to give her the book, but after having that conversation with her, I just don't see her ever doing anything useful. She is truly addicted to bread.
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