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    And it's not like Primal doesn't allow some cheats (20%). For many folks, that makes things feel less restrictive at first. Of course, the longer you're Primal the less you really want the cheats.

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    My coworker insists that, for any dish like pizza or pasta, that the bread or noodles are the best part. It just boggles my mind. Meatza 4 life.

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    SAD prohibits you from eating fat.
    Primal prohibits you from eating sugar (ultimately it's all blood sugar).

    You're just switching your limits from one food group to another.
    So how is Primal any more limited than SAD?
    5'0" female, 43 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Current weight: skinny-fat 106.5 lbs because of sugar cheating.

    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 aim for 80-90 g carb/day and advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and other need to tweak Primal to their own needs.

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    Bacon is never boring. Ever. Period.

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    I keep a primal foods gallery on my phone. I've had people present the same "there's nothing to eat" argument, so I just pull out my phone and slide through literally 50 different pictures of meals I've cooked. Tends to stop that issue in its tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxide View Post
    SAD prohibits you from eating fat.
    Actually, while CW has declared fat off limits, SAD is loaded with hidden fats and oils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    Actually, while CW has declared fat off limits, SAD is loaded with hidden fats and oils.
    This. I think I read the other day that the average American consumes 11% of their daily caloric intake from fast food. There's no way that's low fat. The Standard American Diet is high fat. Conventional Wisdom recommends low fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darienx19 View Post
    I keep a primal foods gallery on my phone. I've had people present the same "there's nothing to eat" argument, so I just pull out my phone and slide through literally 50 different pictures of meals I've cooked. Tends to stop that issue in its tracks.
    Hey, that's a pretty good idea. Not only to show the naysayers but to remind yourself when you're thinking there's nothing to eat.

    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    Actually, while CW has declared fat off limits, SAD is loaded with hidden fats and oils.
    That's what I never quite understood. CW is supposed to be so healthy but a) hardly anybody ever actually follows what CW says and in fact, Primal people come closest, especially those of us who don't eat tons of fat and b) anybody I know who makes half a stab at following CW and refraining from red meat and fat always ends up on the couch with a big bowl of pistachios or a big bag of corn chips (Yes, I have a particular someone in mind) or a giant lemon poppyseed scone.
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    Most people eat 10 different plants and 5 different meats: tomato, lettuce, onion, potato, banana, apple, grapes, strawberries, oranges, garlic, beef, pork, chicken, turkey and "fish". They find it hard to imagine a diet where you only eat "meat, veg, nuts and fruit, with some eggs and dairy", as they don't understand how much variety the world holds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kochin View Post
    Most people eat 10 different plants and 5 different meats: tomato, lettuce, onion, potato, banana, apple, grapes, strawberries, oranges, garlic, beef, pork, chicken, turkey and "fish". They find it hard to imagine a diet where you only eat "meat, veg, nuts and fruit, with some eggs and dairy", as they don't understand how much variety the world holds.
    Great post. My primal dinner/PWO meal tonight was 3 organic chicken thighs, oven roasted in red palm oil and garam masala, swiss chard 2 ways (stalks roasted with the chicken, greens pan crisped in bacon far) and acorn squash with cinnamon and grass fed butter. Anyone who finds that blandvor boring is out of his mind. Chocotaco's food porn thread is full of more exciting dishes yet if that example isn't a sufficient disproof of the 'primal is boring' hypothesis. Apologies for the typos, I'm on my phone.

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