WHY is third world "irrelevant?" Are non-Americans somehow not the same humans as Americans, that third worlders are taken down by grain and their American betters are somehow immune?
Originally Posted by jakejoh10
And anyway, you don't need to go to the third world to see bad diets and grain-based obesity. Just go to the poor section of any American city where Little Debbie rules the day. Or go to any rural area where homemade (i.e. "unprocessed") pancakes and muffins, or corn grits, are seen as the staff of life. Or, go to any upscale zumba class where women eat heart healthy Special K and exercise and yet still can't seem to get rid of those extra 18 pounds. Grains, and wheat especially, are inherently bad for a variety of reasons for many people, maybe not all, but enough.
I reject the "in moderation" argument. William Davis, among others, see modern wheat as a mildly addictive drug. Wheat in moderation is like cigarettes are heroin in moderation -- there IS no moderation.
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 back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
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 should tweak Primal to their own needs.