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June 01, 2012

I Cannot Imagine Living Any Other Way

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It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading!

Dear Mark,

I just wanted to thank you for your hard work and dedication to your blog.

I discovered Primal living during my recovery from anorexia. I didn’t give it a real shot until 5 months into recovery. I was just too afraid of all of that fat was going to make me fat!

During those 5 months, I gained up to an ideal weight for myself eating 3000-3500 calories a day. Oh, and lots and lots of carbs and lean protein – you know, that bodybuilding stuff. I still had no menstrual cycle and had a night eating problem. I was still depressed, anxious, and was still drooling over food I saw on the Food Network. I was getting really scared because I literally could not stop eating. I didn’t want to gain any more weight. I had decided I nothing to lose, so took a plunge into Primal living.

I obviously didn’t go cold turkey with the carbs. It took about a week to cut my carbs in half and eliminate most grains. (I swear carbs are like crack). I started eating lots of egg and cheese omelets, BEEF, whole avocados, some bacon. I was so excited eating cheeseburgers at my favorite burger place where they have grass-fed beef burgers…YUM. I knew if I didn’t eat enough fat and too much carbs at a meal, my cravings returned. I quickly learned this and became very consistent with my Primal choices.

About a month into the diet change, I noticed some changes. My anxiety after a meal decreased, and I was able to concentrate on school and my son more.  I started to feel my sex drive returning, was less hungry, was able to go longer periods without eating.

Then about a week ago, BAM, my period finally returned! I was so, so relieved and felt like I was back to my old self, but a more improved version.

I know this is not a typical success story, but I feel that my mental success is equally as important as my physical success. I am finally looking forward to movies, meeting new people, completing my school work, and playing with my 17 month old. I now eat to live instead of living to eat/binge by myself.

Don’t get me wrong, I am very pleased with my appearance. And I am glad that I don’t have to spend mindless hours running on the treadmill – how depressing! I have fallen in love with resistance training and have gained lots of strength.

Although I am sure there is no proof, I believe that the lack of saturated fats and too many carbs completely messed up my mental health. (It wasn’t until I turned vegan that my anorexia really peaked). I see so many people devote years to their eating disorder and sometimes even never recover. I feel very fortunate that I got out of that hell in a relatively short amount of time and am healthy again.

I found what lifestyle works for me and simply cannot imagine living any other way. I am so grateful that I discovered Primal living and happy that I am living life again!

Thanks, Mark!

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Kati
4 years 3 months ago

How brave you have been for sharing your story! Congratulations on your journey to battle the eating disorder. Those are hard to come back from. You look wonderful, and your smile says it all!

Groktimus Primal
4 years 3 months ago

The proof is on the Primal pudding 🙂

Merky
Merky
4 years 3 months ago

WOW! What a change! You look so beautiful and healthy! Congratulations on taking back control of your life!

Kathleen
Kathleen
4 years 3 months ago

You look as though you have returned from the edge of death! Congratulations on having the courage to
try something new and your perseverance in seeing it
through. You now look beautiful: healthy, proud, clear-eyed, and confident. Thank you for sharing your
inspiring story.

Gayle
Gayle
4 years 3 months ago

Gorgeous final pic! you look great! Amazing Primal eating can even help cure mental/emotional issues

Juliano Aliberti
Juliano Aliberti
4 years 3 months ago

Nice story, I always guessed that Primal eating would be amazing for people recovering from anorexia since it make the cravings stop. Now I just have to say, girl you looks amazing now! Congrats!

Kristin J
4 years 3 months ago

Thank you for sharing this story! Women need to see that eating paleo/primal can help you recover from an eating disorder. We need more brave women like you to tell their stories!

PS – The new book from Whole9, It Begins With Food, talks about how those grains & sugars really DO mess up your brain & hormones. It’s a physical addiction, not just a mental one.

Melissa
Melissa
4 years 3 months ago

Thanks for sharing that book, I have to check it out soon.

Angela
Angela
3 years 2 months ago

Hello, I am also recovering from an eating disorder for several years and am still finding it really hard to resist carbs/sugars. I work out several times a week and feel like maybe I am not fully fat adapted. Would you consider chatting with me more about what you went through so I feel like Im not crazy for trying to gain weight back while trying to be Primal?

Alicia
Alicia
1 year 4 months ago

Also try Diet Cure by Julia Ross. She attributes (part of) anorexia to nutrient deficiencies caused by CW dieting and/or veg*nism.

Alison Golden - PaleoNonPaleo
4 years 3 months ago

Wow! You are glowing. Congratulations! Primal living helps holistically, there is no doubt, if you embrace it fully and sounds like you have done that with great results. Inspiring. 🙂

Anne
4 years 3 months ago

“I feel very fortunate that I got out of that hell in a relatively short amount of time and am healthy again.”

This is such a great story. Thanks so much for sharing!

(Mark, I am LOVING these not-your-typical-weight-loss success stories that have been featured recently!)

Happycyclegirl
Happycyclegirl
4 years 3 months ago

I agree, Anne. It has been very inspiring to see others struggling with disordered eating and using a primal lifestyle to overcome.

I am struggling with binge eating and finally joined a support group about a month ago. It’s been very helpful in teaching me new techniques to cope with my emotions instead of always turning to sugar.

Kim
Kim
4 years 3 months ago

I’m so glad you were able to come out of that! I agree with you…saturated fat is SO important for our mental health. When I was a vegetarian I became terrified of saturated fat. The longer I went without eating any, the more obsessed I became with limiting my calories. I spiraled rapidly into an eating disorder limiting my calories to 300 a day. My anxiety rose and I all I thought about was food. It was awful and listening to CW made it so very easy to happen.

Crunchy Pickle
4 years 3 months ago

Yes, the only time I have ever struggled with depression was while experimenting with a vegan diet. I have NO DOUBT that food is at the heart of many mental issues.

Kelda
4 years 3 months ago

My mania/depression/eating disorder cycles were at their peak in my Ironman triathlon vegetarian days; I can see that now, looking back, hindsight and all that.

Without a doubt food has a huge effect on mental health.

Emily Deans has given a good review of the new Whole30 book over at evolutionary psychiatry dot blogspot dot com.

Alyssa
Alyssa
4 years 3 months ago

Yes!!! When I was vegetarian I also became a sat fat nazi, and I really struggled with anxiety. It was even worse when I tried a raw diet!! (just fruits and veggies and nuts, no meat or dairy) I didn’t realize it then, but looking back I can see that hose diets were terrible for my mental and physical health.

koalabear
koalabear
4 years 3 months ago
Congratulations on your recovery, too!! It’s crazy how much food can influence both physical as well as mental health. Interestingly enough, I was reading a biography of Karen Carpenter, who was a so-called “chubby teenager.” At 17, she was put on a low-carb/high-protein diet by her doctor. She hated the diet, but lost the weight in five weeks and ate normally afterwards for years. Later on, in her mid-20s (by the 1970s, “fat phobia” had firmly took hold in the “healthy diet” world), she hired a personal trainer, who put her on a low-fat/high-carb diet. Instead of losing weight, she… Read more »
Cristina
Cristina
4 years 3 months ago

Wow, terrific story!! I found the same thing with mental health actually–not with an eating disorder, but I suffered from general anxiety disorder/panic disorder for a long time, and even though I had thought it was gone by the time I started primal living, now its like the last lingering traces (which I guess were physical the whole time) are gone as well.

Way to go, you look great!! 🙂

Tenny
Tenny
4 years 3 months ago
Wow, you look so healthy. Thank you for sharing your story, and what you’ve noticed related to mental health. I have 3 friends who have been diagnosed as bipolar. All 3 of them eat high carb diets, and all 3 had children spaced closely together. My suspicion is that not eating enough healthy fats, combined with the drain on our fat stores caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding, are big contributors. I was primal for my last pregnancy, and primal now that I’m breastfeeding, and I feel great, much better and happier than after my second child was born.
sylvie
sylvie
4 years 3 months ago
Congratulations on your recovery, your mental stability and happiness and for your beautiful baby. All of these things by themselves are intense life changes, but all together is pretty amazing. I also noted as I started living more primal that the use of fat to be sated AND to reduce body fat seemed strongly connected to the anoretic’s mindset. The fear of fat is so strong and debilitating that the complete reversal – I mean total 180 degree turn around – is therapeutic and miraculous in a way. Just trying to eat a “balanced” diet is really not enough of… Read more »
cathy
cathy
4 years 3 months ago
I think it’s interesting that your eating disorder peaked when you had eliminated all animal products from your diet. Studies have shown that a lack of high-quality animal fat in the diet can cause brain chemical imbalances that can trigger depression and aggression. Why not eating disorders too? I have wondered about that phenomenon myself, and one of my biggest motivations for getting my 5-year-old daughter to eat primally is the hope that she never has to deal with the body image issues that I did as a former ballet dancer. Thank you for sharing your story and your insights.… Read more »
Gina
Gina
4 years 3 months ago

“Studies have shown that a lack of high-quality animal fat in the diet can cause brain chemical imbalances that can trigger depression and aggression.”

Could anyone please cite these studies? I have found that to be true more often than not and would LOVE to follow up on my theories with some studies.

Elle
Elle
4 years 3 months ago

This is such an amazing story. Thank you for sharing!

I also have been trapped in eating disorder hell and reading how Primal helped someone recover just pulls at my heart strings.

I haven’t had my period for 7 years!!! I know!!! Bad news!!! I’m hoping Primal will help me get it back. I want to be a mama someday.

Were you a cardio junkie before primal? I’m a big bike rider/runner and probably spend 10 hours/week doing these endurance sports, which probably doesn’t help with the lack of period…

Chica
Chica
4 years 3 months ago

Elle, I’m sure everyone here is pulling for you. I do think that Melissa’s story shows that the Primal approach will help. With Mark’s guidance, I’m sure you can be super-strong without the chronic cardio AND get your period back. Take strength from the community here — there are so many amazing stories shared in the forums.

Melissa
Melissa
4 years 3 months ago

I was not a a cardio “junkie”per say. I do believe that primal eating helped me get to where I am at now, but you DO need to up your caloric intake. The body wants to accumulate a certain amount of fat so that it knows its safe for child bearing. You can’t freak out if you want seconds or thirds for a while. I have leaned out a little bit since the final picture. If you are not seeing a therapist then I would highly recommend seeing one. Primal can only do so much, you need that extra support.

einstein
einstein
4 years 3 months ago

Melissa, do you lift something heavy regularly, like at least once a week? If not,pls give it a try. To maintain lean muscle eating primal you need to do it, otherwise you might lean out more than you want.

Melissa
Melissa
4 years 3 months ago

I actually meant lean out as in losing a little fat and building muscle. I have remained the same weight, but feel al little “less jiggly.” I lift at least 4 times a week.

Lauren
4 years 3 months ago
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mm
4 years 3 months ago

LOL I read one of her article on body odour… she is so into CW. Blames low-carb diets and thinks keto-breath is a sign of low blood sugar and dangerous. Also thinks eating a zero-fiber diet will make you smell like shit from not having to take a dump everyday.

Foxygee
Foxygee
4 years 3 months ago

I used to be a total cardio junkie- 12+ hrs a week, running, cycling, plus extra hours walking everywhere…Nowdays I don’t do more than 45 mins. A day, twice a week (intervals). You really have to go with the ‘less is more’ approach, maybe even try different forms of training. I did and I’m having a lot more fun with it now! Good luck to you!

Melissa
Melissa
4 years 3 months ago

45 minutes is quite a lot. I think you should cut down your cardio to a warm up only. Think of it as you are trying to “bulk up.” You need to focus less on cardio and more weight training to be healthy again and get your hormones back to normal. That is what I did. I only did 10 minutes of moderate cardio. That’s it. Just as a warm up. I know it is hard to break that habit but you are continuing to damage your body. If you need any help, feel free to email me. lvgrl90@yahoo.com.

Jaime
Jaime
4 years 3 months ago
Congratulations on your recovery. You look beautiful and healthy! I am very proud of you even though I don’t even know you. I have a friend who struggled with anorexia & bulemia from the age of 17 until 30. I saw her in the hospital on feeding tubes with legs smaller than my arms. It was heartbreaking. She went in and out of recovery for years and it really tore her family apart. She ended up committing suicide on Easter Sunday about 4 years ago. I’m not saying this to depress anyone, but anorexia/bulemia is a very very serious disease… Read more »
Melissa
Melissa
4 years 3 months ago

That is so sad, I am sorry for your loss. I do agree that people don’t take eating disorders seriously enough. Their mentality is “Oh its better to be too thin than too fat” or “Just eat a big meal” or suggest some other kind of quick fix. That is definitely not the case. I still have those thoughts sometimes, but as long as I am not starving my brain of nourishment, it will never get to where it was before.
It is equally unhealthy to be starved as it is to be obese.

yoolieboolie
yoolieboolie
4 years 3 months ago

Thanks so much for sharing your story! One of the first things I realized after switching to Primal is that it is an amazing antidote to anorexia nervosa. I am so glad to hear your story and see your transformation to radiant health and beauty.

Grok on, girl!!! 🙂

MonicaP
MonicaP
4 years 3 months ago

I literally gasped at your before pic. You look so healthy now. Congrats on getting well and eating well.

Monica
San Diego

Oliver Kelly
Oliver Kelly
4 years 3 months ago

Congratulations on your terrific success and for sharing your very important story with everyone. If you encourage even one other person into changing their life it will be fantastic. Very well done.

Oliver.

Magda
Magda
4 years 3 months ago

Thank you for sharing your story. You look beautiful!! Amazing how much food can do for your mental health, isn’ it? Your little one is adorable…

Ida Palma
Ida Palma
4 years 3 months ago

Oh I am so proud of you!! This is a truly wonderful story!

Amanda
Amanda
4 years 3 months ago

Wow. she looks absolutely RADIANT in the last photo. amazing.

Peggy Holloway
Peggy Holloway
4 years 3 months ago
In my family, obesity can be a consequence of eating low-fat diets due to our significant genetic IR, but even more prevalent is a panoply of mood and energy disorders. My daughter, now a healthy, happy paleo/low-carber, weighed 320 lbs in high school She lost half the weight with low-calorie, high exercise, but was left with bulimia, depression, and insomnia. She realizes now that her last terrible bout with her eating disorder coincided with her last attempt at going vegetarian. My son had ADHD so debilitating that he “self-medicated” with pot and other drugs and nearly ended up in jail,… Read more »
Elena
Elena
4 years 3 months ago

I agree fullheartedly. Going HFLC-paleoish I solved DECADES of depression. I think it has everything to do with the natural fats and the abscence of grains and refined sugars.
Like you I think that with proper food we cuold heal or at least alleviate lots and lots of both physical and mental suffering lika ADHD, Alzheimer, the plethora of degenerative diseases we se around us. the state of things as is sometimes makes me so angry I could scream.

Melissa
Melissa
4 years 3 months ago

That is very inspiring to hear that I am not the only one to feel the mental clarity that primal has given me. I agree that we do focus too much on obesity levels. There is much more to health than having a perfect bod or looking “lean.” It frustrated me that people think vegans are the epitome of perfect health just because they are skinny. Skinny does not = great health.

Kathy
Kathy
4 years 3 months ago

my husband doubled in weight on a vegetarian/vegan diet! and his cholesterol was literally off the charts. thankfully he came back to a more balanced way of eating and regained his health.

AustinGirl
AustinGirl
4 years 3 months ago

You look GREAT!!! Congrats to you on all levels!!

primalkyle
primalkyle
4 years 3 months ago

So happy for you! Now you can live a balanced life and enjoy your time with your family! Keep up the awesomeness!

Cherice
Cherice
4 years 3 months ago

Oh my goodness! You are SO beautiful! Stay strong, stay primal! As someone who has flirted with eating disorders, it’s so wonderful to see this story. 🙂 Congrats! You deserve it!

meli
meli
4 years 3 months ago

AMAZING!!! I can completely relate to feeling mentally healthy after starting the Primal Blueprint! I went through 2 1/2 years of high anxiety and depression. Eating this way has been a complete blessing for me! I have never in my life felt this good! =-D Congratulations! You look absolutely Gorgeous!!!

Caleigh
4 years 3 months ago

Wow, congrats! What a difference from picture 1 to picture 3 🙂 So much healthier!!

Michael
Michael
4 years 3 months ago

Wow these stories are the proof that PB really works. Her first photo, atleast to me, was pretty frightening. Then I read on to find her last picture, Wow! Now, that’s a recovery. The very simple point of eating good foods your body nourishes and doing activity your body approves of is just…indescribable! I hope more people discover this way and feel better.

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rabbit_trail
rabbit_trail
4 years 3 months ago

I was bulimic for about eight years, all of my teen years. Through counseling and prayer I was able to “get better” and live on one diet after another, vegetarian, Weight Watchers, whatever. I was always starving, not skinny, just freaking hungry. Primal sets you free and makes you feel good, because you can get full and stay thin. Enough about me, I just wanted you to know you aren’t alone, and you look so pretty.

JLeah
JLeah
4 years 3 months ago
Hi, I have been battling bulimia for a while now but it’s been worse the past year – as in extreme binging and attempts to purge every night of the week. Every night. It’s always on junk food too – cookies and tons of chocolate. I feel disgusting and have gained weight – mostly all in my belly. I look horrible and am terrified that I have ruined my body – particularly that I’ll never get my flat, toned stomach back or will always struggle to get it again. Is this true?? I know people talk about eating too much… Read more »
einstein
einstein
4 years 3 months ago

You have come to the right place if you want to change. Keep reading the stories on this site, let yourself be inspired by others, and stop abusing and damaging your body. What you need is a strong, healthy and good looking body. Eating is not a sin! It is a pleasure. Make sure what goes in stays in and that it is of good quality. If others could do it, you can too. You are no worse than anybody else. Put on a fight and you’ll win. Bless you.

JLeah
JLeah
4 years 3 months ago

Thanks. I’m wondering if I need a strict cleanse though after all the abuse I’ve put through my body this past year and ongoing. I want to be healthy and ready to go when I move in 6 weeks…is that possible? Should I start with a cleanse first to get rid of all the accumulated crap I’ve done to my body?

koalabear
koalabear
4 years 3 months ago
JLeah- if by “cleanse” you mean one of those fads where it’s some sort of lemon juice/maple syrup/juice “cleanse” (what the heck was the rationale behind THAT combination, anyway?!), then no. Just start eating primal (ease into it if necessary), and you’ll be weaned off the sugar. The body’s quite good at “cleansing” itself if you let it. There are plenty of people here in the same boat who are rooting for you! “A Different Kind of Success Story” on this website featured a former bulimic. Also, I’m sure you know binging/purging can really mess up the digestive system, as… Read more »
JLeah
JLeah
4 years 3 months ago
Thanks for your reply. No, I don’t mean a cleanse a la master cleanse or a fasting cleanse. I guess I mean keeping it light and sticking to most green juices, broths, salads with some protein for a couple of weeks straight at least with no room for error at all. I guess I just feel that I’m full of crap and “toxins” from what I’ve done to my body that I need a year to even get it back on track. Is it possibly to be “cleaner” after just a week or two of eating better? I do eat… Read more »
koalabear
koalabear
4 years 3 months ago
I suppose you could do the “mostly liquid” thing if you really wanted to, but if it were me, I’d get hungry REALLY quickly (and it could lead to another binge, which would have made it all for naught). Words like “toxins” get thrown around so much. You may feel like crud the first week of paleo as your body transitions from carb-burning to fat-burning, but the second week is much better. Higher-carb paleo items (as you mentioned, hummus, cheese, nuts, certain vegetables) could lead to trouble. Again, the best thing would just be remove the temptations first. Willpower’s like… Read more »
foxygodzi
foxygodzi
4 years 3 months ago
I think for a bulimic (or anyone with disordered eating habits for that matter), it’s not as simple as ‘switch to paleo and eat as much as you like, your body will tell you when it had enough’. I can binge on pretty much anything, sometimes I eat 3 lbs of nuts in a day, plus regular meals! No matter what the food is, if you eat way too much (as binge eaters tend to) for way too long (let’s say a 2-3 hour binge without stopping), you will have high blood sugars and create a huge insulin response as… Read more »
rabbit_trail
rabbit_trail
4 years 3 months ago

Sorry, I’m just seeing this. Primal can set you free from all of that. Not only can you have a flat belly, you can get back to not worrying about it. You can go hours without thinking about food, and you can never feel hungry and be thin. You really are in the right place.

Susan
Susan
4 years 3 months ago

Forget the cleanse, stop punishing yourself. Accept your body as it is now and love it for supporting you all this time. Treat yourself to food that nourishes you – as a gift to yourself, not a punishment. Find something to do at night that makes you feel better. A binge is not a crime – it’s an attempt to treat distress. Go slowly and give your body and mind a chance to adjust, and they will start to work with you instead of against you. They want to be healthy too! 🙂

Chica
Chica
4 years 3 months ago

Melissa, you have shown amazing courage in making such a dramatic change in your approach to wellness.

Your story is one more piece of anecdotal evidence that mental AND physical health are closely tied to what we put in our mouths. I am convinced that in 10, 20 or 100 years (depending on how stupid and recalcitrant the medical establishment is), everyone will be looking back and realizing the laundry list of problems — beyond obesity — that were caused or aggravated by pushing the high-grains, low-fat North American diet.

Thank you for sharing and continued health to you!

JoeBrewer
JoeBrewer
4 years 3 months ago

Not just North America, the whole world is going down this path. It is insane that the medical establishment has not backed down from the low-fat diet mentality.

Ilana
Ilana
4 years 3 months ago

Congratulations on your recovery! You look wonderfully healthy and strong and beautiful, and I hope you feel as good as you look.

Best of luck going forward!

JoeBrewer
JoeBrewer
4 years 3 months ago

Wow, what a story, thanks so much for sharing. It is amazing what the right food can do. You have become a beautiful woman and you look super healthy. Congrats!

zack
zack
4 years 3 months ago

Well done!

K
K
4 years 3 months ago

Wonderful story, I’m so happy for you. Vegetarian/Vegan also destroyed my health physically and mentally. I’ve gone from anorexic to bulimic to binge eating and everything in between.I have never fully recovered from my obsessive relationship with food BUT Primal is the only thing that’s helped immmensely and eating Primal quiets down all that background noise about food in my head. I agree that it’s the carbs, grains, and lack of fat that screw with your mind.

PaleoDruid
4 years 3 months ago

I know I’m jumping on the bandwagon here, but I just want to point out that she’s super hot in the past picture. Giant improvement.

Stephanie
4 years 3 months ago

Your story really hits home… Eating disorders ruled my life until about 5 years ago. I wasn’t skinny, but always hungry, and always feeling like a basket case. Primal has really changed the way I feel as a whole! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa
Melissa
4 years 3 months ago
I know what you mean by not being skinny anymore, but still eating like I was. Nothing is more depressing to me than eating bowl after bowl after bowl of oats and peanut butter and *still* being hungry.Not only hungry, but jittery and anxious about eating so much but wanting more. Now I eat my 3 egg breakfast with half a sweet potato and be good for at least 4 hours. I am glad you found PB! I wish more people would believe that this is a lifestyle not just some fad diet. Some people I mention it to kind… Read more »
Erin
Erin
4 years 3 months ago

Wow, what an amazing story you have! Thank you for sharing! From reading the blog, it appears your story will help others that are suffering from an eating disorder. Your story brought a tear to my eye. You are absolutely gorgeous in that last picture. You look so happy, healthy and fit! Congratulations!

Elle
Elle
4 years 3 months ago

Thank you, Chica, for your support! One of the reasons I just love the Primal lifestyle and MDA is because of the supportive community. Y’all rock and inspire me to make changes in my life for the better!

I just hope that I can be a walking role model for Primal. 🙂

Ariana
4 years 3 months ago

You look so beautiful and HEALTHY! I am so happy for you and your family that you were brave enough to try something different and take on the challenge of eating what felt like scary foods (fat!) anyway. You look amazing, congratulations!

Lauren
4 years 3 months ago

What a courageous woman! You are gorgeous! Thank you for being strong enough to speak out – and brava on all you have accomplished!

Petter R
Petter R
4 years 3 months ago

From Auschwitz to Playboy (and way beyond the fake)!

Ware
4 years 3 months ago

This is easily my favorite success story. Congratulations on your successful return to health! And I agree with the other commenters: these features on “success besides weight loss” are great. Let’s see some more of them!

Emily Mekeel
Emily Mekeel
4 years 3 months ago

You, my dear, are a badass 😉

Yolanda
Yolanda
4 years 3 months ago

What a beauty! Congratulations on your new life 🙂

LM
LM
4 years 3 months ago

Wow, what a great transformation! Congratulations on your return to health.

Pastor Dave
4 years 3 months ago

Holy Moly! This story should be required reading in every school in America to help the anorexic/bulemic/obese –everybody. I am not just impressed by your dedication and results, but how you and so many have found more than just excellent health and have restored a much happier balance in your lives. Way to go!

Julie
Julie
4 years 3 months ago

Pastor Dave,
I agree with what you said! This is the sort of health class material we need in high schools.

Melissa
Melissa
4 years 3 months ago

Thank you!
I don’t think that it is a huge coincidence that many of anorexics and bulimics I have known are vegans or vegetarians. I mentioned the PB to one of my friends, who has been bulimic for years and vegetarian since she was 10. She didn’t really want to hear about it, and was angry at me for doing so. I just wish more people would realize what they are doing to their health by following this so-called perfect diet that the government preaches. I hope this becomes mainstream some day.

tracyinbarcelona
tracyinbarcelona
4 years 3 months ago

Yes, Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride of the Gaps Diet (very similar to primal in many ways), says she has encountered in her clinical practice many, MANY cases of eating disorders that began with vegetarianism. Perhaps it is the lack of fats that starts screwing with your mind…

koalabear
koalabear
4 years 3 months ago

Exactly. 2/3 of the brain is fat and needs essential fatty acids to function. Myelin, the protective neuron sheath, is mostly fat. Without it, we literally cannot think straight.

Gillian
Gillian
4 years 3 months ago

Beautiful! Wonderful story!

Jes
Jes
4 years 3 months ago

Congrats ! You’re glowing !! Thank you for sharing your story. Truly inspiring.

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