I must admit, I knew about Mark's Daily Apple well over a year before I decided to try it. It seemed pretty extreme and just not doable for me, what do you mean Nooatmeal??? crazy... but after the Doctor gave me warning notices of Statins, I took it very seriously and dived right in.
I hear all the time, "how did you lose all that weight?" (Particularly I think because it was dramatic for me in how quick, 50lbs in 5 months, people thought I must be ill), but the second I say remove all grains, the blank stares pop out, and I hear "what on earth do you eat?" I have a friend who is very overweight and complains and says she is trying to lose all the time. I have told her all about the diet but she can't can't seem to wrap her head around it to give it an honest try. Her dog is also very overweight, she just can't seem to stop overfeeding and giving it treats all the time. She honestly doesn't think she is doing anything wrong, doesn't understand why he is heavy. Emotional eating is a huge problem.
Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.