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    My Face - Before and After Primal

    I wish I had some good before pics with no shirt to really illustrate the transformation, but I just found these old random webcam pics and decided to take similar ones and you can really see the comparison. My story: I'm 23 years old right now, been Primal for 5 months. I found Mark's website in May 2012 (my bday is in may so i had just turned 23). I was instantly hooked and since I'm studying biochemistry (hopefully will have my degree in may 2013) it really made sense to me. I studied everything on here extremely for intensely for a couple of days, digesting as much as possible. I knew I had to make a change. My diet consisted of mostly Velveeta shells and cheese (fellow groks always trash talk this stuff for taste reasons and although I don't eat it anymore because I'm smarter than that I still will always love it ) and McDonald's. I used to always try to diet but it usually only lasted a week or 2 and somehow I would always be able to justify going to McD's. All of a sudden I realized I was 190 lbs and that if I didn't do something IMMEDIATELY I was on the slippery slope to becoming obese and I'd soon be 30 and fat. I knew the time was now and at 23 I still had a great chance to change my ways. ENTER PRIMAL. 5 months later I have lost FORTY FREAKING POUNDS (really effortlessly although this last part is gonna be tough) and I'm only 5lbs away from my goal weight. I plan to join the Army after I graduate from college.

    First picture: Christmas day 2011
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    Random Pic from January 28, 2012
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    2 pics from March 22, 2012 - probably pushing close to 195 at this point, note the absence of a jaw line, presence of a double chin, and a general round fatness to my face
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    And now 5 months and 40 lbs later, taken tonight. I don't want to flatter myself but aside from the fat factor I feel like I look more vital and healthy regardless of the weight; what do you think?

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    I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Mark Sisson. You changed my life man!!!!!!!

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    Nicely done!

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    Congrats! You have a chin!

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    Huge difference!

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    That's quite a change. You look great!

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    Good results! You look much more alert and youthful.
    F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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    Thanks for the replies everyone!

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    You look like the younger, thinner, healthier brother of that guy in the first pictures. Well done!

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    Dude, that's awesome.

    Way to go!

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