For the past week I guess it has been, maybe a bit longer, I have been making my move back over to Primal and I can already see/feel a difference. I have on occasion still had a piece of bread here, some grits there, but only to not waste the food I need to get rid of leading up to November 1 before I make the full leap over.
I also have not yet given up my morning Diet Coke.
I am leaner, clothes fit better and the poof is gone. So have the constant hunger pains that you are all use to hearing me whine about. I love not being hungry all the freaking time!!!
I am about 35% of the way through reading The Primal Blueprint - 21 Day Transformation, the latest book out by Mark Sisson. I have been reading Marks blog for probably a year now and the information is solid and I love the transformation series every Friday.
Do not confuse Primal with Atkins or South Beach etc. It is FAR from that. Basically, Primal is in fact a lower carbohydrate driven way of eating however, you still eat and need carbohydrates but we certainly don't need them that much is clear. Especially PROCESSED carbohydrates. Carbohydrates should come from natural sources, not a factory. And lets face it, bread is MANUFACTURED. So is pasta...pasta and bread are just 2 examples of things that are not natural nor do they grow on trees or vines!!
Primal is about eating REAL FOOD. Something you know about me if you have read long enough is that I hate and loathe processed food. Its horrible for your insides. Our bodies were not designed to digest freaking chemicals. I feel certain that its the chemicals and growth hormones that are injected into foods (even meats) that are responsible for children who are much larger and much earlier developed in their younger years than when I was growing up. I still have a shock and awe look on my face when I see girls and boys in elementary/middle school that look like Juniors or Seniors in high school.
Inject food with all the growth hormones and chemicals into the food, feed the children the food (day after day after day) and well now the population is getting bigger and fatter just like the animals on production farms. Sickening.
The one thing I cannot get behind, but totally understand and agree with, is that cardio overkill is unnecessary and not Primal. Totally agree that its not the Primal way. However, I love endurance sports (marathon and half marathon running) therefore I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
Primal would be more like sprints, track work or even a hill workout, which is what I did last night. Honestly when I was doing more speed and hill workouts I was indeed in better shape...to understand it all fully, one has to read Marks work(s) and I like that the newest book seems to condense all the information into this newest release.
And CrossFit and Primal are like man and wife. Again totally makes sense. I am looking forward to January and my CrossFit adventure to see what transformation my body goes through then.
Instead of being a sugar burning machine, why not be a fat burning machine instead?