Hello Lovely Otherbeasts! I'm so glad you're joining me.
The Primal Diet
I'd like to talk to you about something today that has literally changed my health. I apologize for the title of the blog post because it is not a "diet," it is, in fact, a lifestyle of eating. I also apologize for the "stream of consciousness" style of writing in this blog but you know me, my brain works in odd ways. But I digress, it is amazing! (After reading my article, if you want more info the best site to visit is Mark's Daily Apple (click) for the finer details.
Oppa Gangnam Caveman Style!
There's a reason, lady.
Please, cheese, stop staring at me. How rude.
Any diet that allows this is full of sheer win.
I had a dream like this once... now it's reality.
Don't. Eat. Processed. Crap. SIMPLE.
Could have fooled me. Delicious!
Yeah, it's exactly like that.
Sugar is like crack, hence the hypodermic needle.
His juvenile diabetes ain't so fabulous.
Bacon? Avocados? But Won't Eating Fat Make Me Fat?: No, silly goose. Eat fat to burn fat! When you eat fat your body immediately uses it instead of storing it. Dietary fat provides energy, protects our organs, maintains cell membranes, and helps the body absorb and process nutrients. When you don’t have any fat in your diet its like you don’t have fuel to burn calories. The body requires energy to keep its metabolism properly functioning. What’s more, “old” fat stored in the body’s peripheral tissue (around the belly, thighs, or butt) can’t be burned efficiently without “new” fat to help the process. For the Scientific Proof read LiveStrong's article about eating healthy fats (Click).
Um, yes please.
She's pretty amazing, not gonna lie.
And you thought you had to say goodbye to pancakes!
I started off at 190 and when I weighed myself two days ago the scale read 183. I didn't even exercise except for walking!
Cheats: The Primal way of eating is not about being super strict or forbidding you from foods you love. It's 80% and 20%: make what you eat 80% Primal and 20% Whatever you want. Moderation is a big factor too, but that's only with cheats... you want that slice of carrot cake with cream cheese icing? Slice it in half and eat it. You want the whole thing? Call it your 20% for the day. Hell, I still put sugar in my coffee (agave nectar or coconut sugar) and that's my cheat, plus I've all but eliminated Dr. Pepper from my diet, if I feel like having one (which I haven't yet) I only have ONE a day.
Perspective and reality check. Makes my teeth hurt.
I thought you needed to see it again.
Thank you, Grok.
That cougar looks delicious._____________________
2 WEEK (14 DAYS) UPDATE:
3 WEEK UPDATE (21 DAYS): Wanna see the awesome figures?
Starting weight: 190, Current weight: 177
Starting: Arms - 12", Current - 11.5" (-1/2" inch)
Starting: Bust - 47", Current - 44" (-3" inches)
Starting: Ribcage - 38", Current - 35.5" (-2.5" inches)
Starting: Waist - 43", Current - 41" (-2" inches)
Starting: Hips - 46", Current - 43.5" (-2.5" inches)
Starting: Upper Thighs - 26", Current - 25" (-1" inch)
Starting: Thighs - 19", Current - 20" (+1" inch) ((Yay, muscle!))
That's: 13 lbs LOST and 11.5 inches of FAT SHED!
ONE MONTH UPDATE: Here We Go!
Hello Otherbeasts! The numbers have come in, and after only a month of eating Primal I have lost 15.2 pounds and have lost 16" TOTAL! WOW! I am now down to 174.8 and I plan on continuing the trend! I can't believe all I had to do was eat. Amazing. If you want the dirty numbers, here they are:
Neck: 14" (0")
Arms: 11" (-1")
Chest: 43" (-4")
Ribcage: 34.5" (-3.5")
Waist: 40" (-3")
Hips: 42.75" (-3.25")
Inner Thighs: 24.75" (-1.25")
Thighs: 20" (0")
Pretty darned amazing if you ask me. I also wanted to share with you a personal testimony from my mother and father. They decided to come visit J and me for Thanksgiving and so I put on a Primal Feast! Turkey, butternut squash, asparagus, primal coconut bread, primal pumpkin pie... it was DELICIOUS. My folks thought so too. The next night I made them spaghetti squash primal "pasta" and so the 3 days they were here, they had nothing to eat but primal things. My dad was intruigued but skeptical, my mom had been doing a semi-primal diet already but with a few cheats left in. Needless to say I fed them pretty healthy while they were here. After they returned back to Austin my mom shared an interesting story with me through text:
Mom: "Dad actually went Primal on us... lol! Saturday evening after we got back from Houston, against my advice, he decided to eat some cereal... not good, but he argued the point that his body was used to eating cereal and that he would be fine..."
Me: Hrm. 80/20, I guess.
Mom: "Yeh, but... after eating Primal at your home for 2-3 days, he had been feeling really good... in fact, I don't know if you noticed, but he was really energetic and talkative Saturday morning/afternoon at your home... quite uncharacteristic for him."
Mom: "Well back to Saturday evening... about 30 minutes after he ate that cereal, we were watching tv, when he turned to me and said, "I don't think that cereal agreed with me, my stomach doesn't feel good." About 5 minutes later, he got a stomach ache... had to use the potty 2 or 3 times (sorry, tmi)."
Me: Wow... I guess that spoke for itself.
Mom: "So, now he's saying that you were right, that he needs to cut out the cereal, or at the very least cut way down. Now he wants to read the book... lol! He said, "You'll have to tell [Shade] that I went Primal, much better than going postal! LOL."
So, isn't that neat? My dad, the naysayer, has seen proof with his own eyes/stomach that eating Primal is very beneficial for oneself. I'm glad they're deciding on a healthier lifestyle choice; I love my parents and I want them to be around as long as possible. <3
Until Next Time,