I appreciate the people who are guiding me by their personal experiences.
What I suggest is to find a path/plan that resonates for YOU. Then decide to work the plan for a predetermined amount of time, say six weeks. After that time re-evaluate how things are going. And, IMO, scale weight should not be high the evaluation checklist, especially if the body needs to heal from deficiency, illness, or medical condition.
Primal is not rocket science. It's a whole lot of veggies. A little bit of fruit (like berries if you're so inclined) and meat and fat. Make a list of the veggies you like, the meats, poultry, eggs and fish you like, the fats you like (nuts, avocado, meat fats...) and the berries you like and put them in a list. Eat from that list - a meat, a fat and a veggie or two or three all meals. Fruit once a day. Avoid anything in a can, a jar, a box or any other unnatural container and eat only things the grew in the ground or who ate something that grew in the ground. Do this for a month and report back. Oh yeah, it's called the Whole 30 (well, if you take out the fruit).
Last edited by Andtckrtoo; 08-17-2012 at 07:43 PM.
Wag more, bark less
Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.
However, I stand by my assertion that Primal is NOT "whole and unprocessed;" at least, it is no more whole and no less processed than so-called healthy CW. So I don't feel comfortable trying to tell CW how whole and unprocessed we are. They could be equally whole and unprocessed. We need a better definition.
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 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
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.