David IS Going Primal

If you read my about page, you know that today is the day I have chosen to begin my life anew. Yes, I am going Primal. This is in reference to the book, The Primal Blueprint, by Mark Sisson. The premise being to adapt your diet and activity level to the conditions of the hunter-gatherer of 10,000 years ago.

The diet consists of an abundance of good, lean meat, poultry, fish and eggs, vegetables and fruits (avoiding those high on the glycemic index), nuts and seeds.  The activity level is a lot of slow-paced aerobics (walking), lifting heavy things (resistance exercises) and sprinting occasionally.  Additional recommendations are adequate play time, sunlight and sleep.

I CAN DO THIS …. I am going to re-read Mark’s book, and I will post comments about sections that I find particularly interesting or difficult.  Also, I will post daily updates regarding diet/activity level  at the end of each day.

Update #1: In the initial post I forgot to specify as part of the diet the complete elimination of grains:  raw and processed.  This includes rice, corn, wheat and their related processed products:  bread, pasta and cereal.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kimmerz
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 21:37:13

    Interesting. I’ll have to check it out!

    Reply

  2. davidisfat
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 21:46:04

    It has worked for me, however ymmv. If you’re interested check out http://www.marksdailyapple.com/

    Take care,
    David

    Reply

  3. Russell J. Woods
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 01:26:03

    I absolutely love the line, “The premise being to adapt your diet and activity level to the conditions of the hunter-gatherer of 10,000 years ago.” That was before the cultivation of wheat and the domestication of cattle, two things that started civilization as we know it, but two things that generated the origins of human obesity. There weren’t a lot of fat people back when food wasn’t a luxury item.

    My thing is to adapt my diet to that of an average 185-pound man, which meant, back when I was 337 pounds, cutting my caloric intake drastically right off the bat. Between that and putting in a lot of time at the gym, I think the premise has worked.

    I’ll be back, I promise.

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Jul 27, 2011 @ 11:11:39

      Hi Russel,

      I believe each of us must find his own path; congrats on finding yours.

      Kindest regards,
      David

      Reply

  4. Scott 'Q' Marcus
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 16:45:46

    Just a quck note to thank you for posting on my ForeverFightingFat site. If you’d like more supportive articles, I post most of my stuff at http://www.ThisTimeIMeanit.com. Please stay in touch.

    Scott “Q” Marcus

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Jul 27, 2011 @ 17:36:46

      Thanks, I’ll give it a look.

      Regards,
      David

      Reply

  5. Steve Cooksey
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 11:18:49

    Hey David!

    Congrats on your weight loss and your blood sugar control…. MOST EXCELLENT!!

    You have got this ‘thang” figured out!

    Stay “primal strong”!!! … I know you will. 🙂

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Aug 26, 2011 @ 12:01:26

      Hi Steve, Thanks for commenting; I’ve been following your blog for awhile (though I haven’t commented), and I love it. Funny how cw still says eat lots of grains/carbs, but my glucose levels started to drop as soon as I eliminated them from my diet.

      Good luck in good health,
      David

      Reply

  6. jpickett1968
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 05:14:15

    I’m 43, you’re 49, so it encourages me to see others who are taking control of things at any stage of their life. My mother is diabetic as well, so your journey will be another way to convince her others are taking action and she should not give up.
    Stay strong!

    Reply

  7. cambridgedietblogging
    Nov 06, 2011 @ 11:39:44

    David,

    This is really inspiring. I am 26 and my weight has fluctuated. I am battling to lose weight now and I have lost 24 pounds so far. I have a long way to go, and I wish you all the luck in the world on your journey

    Blessings

    Kim

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Nov 06, 2011 @ 16:56:03

      Thank you for the kind words and for following along. I wish you ultimate success in your own journey.

      Kindest regards,
      David

      Reply

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