Sure you can. It just depends how much work you want to put into this. If you hate cooking and food prep and you're not a big foodie that just wants it easy (most of America), The Primal Blueprint works because of simplicity, and it's much easier for people to adhere to a simple "AVOID" list: grains, legumes, vegetable oils, refined sugars. Check, check, check, check. Simple.
Originally Posted by Timthetaco
Now, the WAPF is correct. You can eat properly prepared grains and they probably won't hurt you in reasonable quantities. But now you're including 1,000 different gray areas. White rice is fine, but brown rice isn't unless you soak it in buckwheat, reserve the water, store it in the fridge and use that as a starter over and over to remove phytate. Corn is bad, but non-GMO corn boiled in a calcium carbonate solution for hours, then dried and ground into masa harina flour is okay. Soy is bad, but fermented non-GMO gluten-free tamari is fine. Beans are bad, unless they're soaked, sprouted and pressure-cooked. Oats are bad, but not if they're non-GMO, soaked several times in buckwheat to remove phytate and fermented in lactic acid. Wheat is bad, but not if it's ancient Einkorn wheat, soaked, sprouted, the bran and germ hulled and fermented in lactic acid bacteria in an airtight jar for 72 hours...unless you're celiac in which case it's never OK. And it goes on and on and on.
Now you just made this the most complicated diet in history, and while you may have succeeded in removing most of the anti-nutrients, you're still consuming largely empty calories. They're not harming you, but they're not really nourishing you.
I do Primal*. The asterisk is for "modified." I eat meats, fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers, but I allow myself white rice and non-GMO corn tortillas (Ingredients: masa harina, water, lime [calcium carbonate]). And I rarely purposely eat them. White rice I almost never make, but I'll never refuse a dish based on rice if someone made it for me, and I will NEVER turn away sushi. I purposely buy Whole Foods organic corn tortillas and eat them every once in awhile. Good sugars I have zero issues with (honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, molasses) but I avoid HFCS and agave 100% of the time. That's about it.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.