This is the first diet I actually enjoy. Its a shame to even call it a diet. The Primal Diet is an eating paradigm. Its easier to describe it as I know it.
Lets start with what you can’t eat.
- No Bread
- No Beans
- No Sugar
- No Processed Food
Now with what you can eat.
- Meat ( Antibiotic free or free range )
Its really as simple as that.
As of today I’ve lost 15 lbs eating like this. Trust me, it has not been my intention to lose weight, my intention is to reduce my chronic gas and minimize inflation. My wife thinks I’m getting too skinny, but I feel great. Apart from my stomach being flat as a board, I don’t feel too skinny. My body actually feels strong yet slim. It would be nice to gain some muscle, but I’m happy with the drop in body fat.
The Primal Blueprint is the brainchild of Mark Sisson. The Primal Diet is essentially a eating paradigm of eating like cavemen. Its not as meat concentric as the Atkins and Paleo methods of eating. I don’t really know if I’m following it correctly.
You don’t have to buy the book. He gives away all the information you need. He lays out everything you need to know on Marks Daily Apple.
Don’t think its all roses and unicorns. There are downsides.
- Its expensive. I spend about 25$ every 3-4 days on food. Nuts are my largest expense. Cashews are $8- $10 a pound, and I eat a lot of cashews. Pistachios are even worst they run 12-15 per pound. Healthy snacks are expensive.
- It takes Planning. The foods that are ok to eat don’t keep fresh very long. All the bad foods like rice and granola can be stored for later, but fruits and vegetables have a non negotiable expiration date. After a month I’ve just got the timing down.