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    I'm another one that came for the weight loss but stayed for the health. I too feel better than I have in years.
    F 45 5'5"
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    A little of both. I lose weight easily on a "just eat less" diet and I don't have any food intolerances, that I know of. I'm not strictly primal by any means, and don't label myself as such, but I enjoy making a lot of paleo meals and it introduced me to fasting which I find makes me feel really good. So I guess I mostly do it for well-being and the fact that I feel my best eating at least 70% this way.

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    Found my way to primal for weight loss. Stayed for the health.

    And the awesome food. That too.

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    for health, weight loss is an added benefit
    When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
    27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
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    I started fat - maybe around 25-30% BF. I needed to find a diet that would make me less fat but would not require sacrificing some foods I really like (foods that were primal'ish like butter and lard). I had never thought about ditching grains and legumes before starting my primal journey, although I did have periods where I did not consume refined sugars (which led to binges eventually ...). Anyway, when I turned more primal diet-wise, I entered ketosis and shed most of the bulk fat. Then I plateaued. Since I had fixed my glucose intolerance somehow, I started to look into intermittent fasting for improving (lowering) my BF. I had so much more energy in the meantime that working out became a routine. IF (one meal a day) + close to ideal weight + better health / metabolism + workout routine = great feeling overall! So I am doing now this for a healthier and happier life in general No looking back for me ...

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    Reached my goal and then some, staying with this lifestyle to look good mostly. Health is a bonus. Don't hate on vanity, it's a powerful drive.
    F 28/5'4/100 lbs

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    Health 100%. the vanity aspect is a bonus but not a dictating factor.

    With one parent 6 feet under (prostate cancer) and one parent a diabetic with rheumatoid I don't really have a chance but to eat healthy to beat my genes
    2010 - 5,11 and 101KG

    2012 - 5,11 and 77KG

    Train hard, eat well and love life

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    Never had a lot of weight to lose, but going from low carb to primal helped me take off the last 5 lbs or so. Now I'm trying to put it all back on and more but having trouble eating as much as I need to while keeping it clean primal.

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    I found Paleo and, after trying it, stuck around for health.
    Perfection is entirely individual. Any philosophy or pursuit that encourages individuality has merit in that it frees people. Any that encourages shackles only has merit in that it shows you how wrong and desperate the human mind can get in its pursuit of truth.

    I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
    I'd apologize, but...

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    For my family's health. Does nothing for me in either department.
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    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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