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    Referring to oneself as "Primal"

    I don't know why this word has started to grind on me but lately I get the same negative connotation from primal as I do from vegan. I start thinking of Heaven's Gate...

    Anyone else feel this way?
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    Not really. I don't think of myself as Primal or Paleo as my diet, whilst being Paleo-influenced, incorporates more modern foods that are either neutral or beneficial.

    But the main difference between veganism and Paleoism is that the latter has vastly superior nutrition and is more clued up about the effects of meat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fernaldo View Post
    I don't know why this word has started to grind on me but lately I get the same negative connotation from primal as I do from vegan. I start thinking of Heaven's Gate...

    Anyone else feel this way?

    But if you don't refer to yourself as Primal you'll never progress to the sacred inner circle and be initiated into the secret truth to immortality.

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    I've tried a lot of different explanations. Lately, I've been saying I only eat people food. You know, what humans eat. Not fake stuff. But I do freely point people here, and often say I'm high-fat paleo or Primal, per Mark Sisson.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    I used primal for a while, but as it became popular with the bandwagon crash dieters, I've moved away from it Nowadays, if directly asked, I say "I eat healthy and try oo remember to workout." If pressed, I'll say "my body doesn't like grains, beans or soy, and I'm allergic to cottonseed oil, so it's mostly meats, veggies, fruits, nuts and healthy oils."
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    I just tell people that I finally figured out what works best for me, if they keep asking I send them to this site. I did use primal and paleo for a while but just to many negative response from everyone.

    Just tried of people saying I can't do that!
    You are what you eat, so only eat the best!

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    i dont usually refer to myself as primal.

    my siggy says it all, but that is just for us chickens

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    Quote Originally Posted by quelsen View Post
    I am Jonathan, Apex Predator, Lion of the Atreides, First of his name, Lord of Outer-night, by the Grace of God Emperor of the Known and Unknown Realms.
    I bet it that's hard to put on a name tag.
    If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justyouraveragecavemen View Post
    I bet it that's hard to put on a name tag.
    I've always found that "Cori" fits quite nicely (no matter how you spell it).
    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
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    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by justyouraveragecavemen View Post
    I bet it that's hard to put on a name tag.
    Yeah, but it makes up for it with sheer, ball-crushing awesomeness.
    Peak weight on Standard American Diet: 316.8 lbs
    Initial Weight When Starting Primal: 275 lbs
    Current weight: 210.8 lbs
    Goal weight: 220 lbs (or less): MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

    The way "ChooseMyPlate.gov" should have looked:
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