It's not "learning" how to cook as it is the time and effort that go into it. What's funny is that I can now cook primal almost as fast as anything else. The trick is frozen vegetables.
I love how she says that it you don't eat the grains, you start having cravings. Yeah well, if you're used to shooting heroin and you stop shooting heroin, you start craving that too. Shall I make heroin a healthy addition to my diet?
The problem with primal is that there is a substantial initial transition. You are hit with new shopping, new cooking, and carb flu, exactly at the time you need to be most strict. It's easy for CW to point at the transition and say Primal doesn't work.
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 to 109 on sugar cheat. Reset with 85P / 90C / 90F. Currently weaning off fat to 85P / 90C / 60F.
MY PRIMAL: 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 other need to tweak Primal to their own needs.