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    Hello from the cultural wasteland of Wodonga, Australia!

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    Loving this site.
    Everyone seems very eager to help, and Mark's posts are funny and informative. I've broadened my knowledge base already, and I haven't even asked any questions yet...
    OK, I am 33, and I have lived what I would guess you would call a variation of the PB for a couple of years now. I read the work of an expat Aussie named Anthony Bova (The Spartan Health Regimen) when I lived in the Northern Territory, and was moved to drastically alter the way I ate and exercised - with mixed results. Until recently, I ate a diet that was majority fruit (at least 50% of the total food volume was fruit) with the rest made up from seafood, game protein and quality meat from a snobby butchers, and raw milk. (This was easy - I lived in a tropical, almost-coastal Aboriginal community, where fresh seafood, fresh fruit and abundant buffalo/wild pig/crocodile/fruitbat/other unmentionables were always available) I also ate (shock! horror!) wholegrains, prepared in a specific way to supposedly reduce lectin content and other nasty stuff (basically, soaking and rinsing over a 24-48 hour period, as I also did with nuts). I avoided the bad oils like a plague, and haven't eaten sugar for years (ok, sometimes someone sneaks it in one of my rare cafe-bought coffees, or I couldn't be bothered asking for honey at Deli Bean)
    Since discovering the PB a couple of months ago (actually, my wife discovered it), I have completely cut out grains and legumes, drastically reduced my dairy intake and slowed my hardcore training sessions to a more PB-friendly routine.
    I feel great, and have no regrets. I actually feel I have evolved to another level of well-being, and I am excited by all the coconut, nutmeal, and flaxseed recipes I can try! (Pureed butternut pumpkin with cinnamon, pecans, coconut cream and a splash of good maple syrup for brekkie this morning..mmmmmmmm) Some repetive injuries I suffered seem to be disappearing (dodgy, twingey knee and an ankle that used to roll on the slightest misstep) and I honestly feel the best I ever have.
    I am waiting for confirmation that I will start Military training at Kapooka in the very near future, and that makes me a little nervous, simply because it will be 10 weeks of eating what someone else tells me (high carb shite, no doubt) and doing LOTS of running again. Blech. Once I can begin employment training in Melbourne I should get a bit of my independence back (and Melbourne has AWESOME whole food options and stores).
    Anyway, that's about it. I'm a big guy (6'5" and still a bit overweight at 112kgs - I packed on a bit while working in a cafe last year!) I don't count carbs or any intake really - I eat by instinct and it seves me well - I am losing the weight I need to and keeping fit. I drink coffee, wine, the occasional vodka or Irish whisky, I drink coffee, and I am waiting to get some kefir grains to try it in the raw goats milk I haven't quite kicked the habit on yet.
    I spend a lot of time outdoors hiking and hunting (for meat, not sport...) and generally doing my own thing. If you are ever Wodonga way and need a guide in the hills, workout buddy of someone to laugh at, give me yell
    Last edited by The Tall Tree; 08-17-2012 at 10:17 PM.

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