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The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health, and Boundless Energy

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35 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

It's working for me....

First let me say that I do not personally know the author, nor am I any sort of medical or nutritional expert...but I know what works...at least for me.

I have tried the low fat diet(s), consumed grains (yes, those "healthy" whole-grain ones) and watched my waistlin...
First let me say that I do not personally know the author, nor am I any sort of medical or nutritional expert...but I know what works...at least for me.

I have tried the low fat diet(s), consumed grains (yes, those "healthy" whole-grain ones) and watched my waistline grow, seen my cholesterol numbers climb...and was recently diagnosed with type II diabetes as well. So much for the low-fat diet route.


Then...recently I stumbled across several works on studies surrounding paleo-like diets and their postive effects. I also don't think anyone can deny that the current diet of the American lifestyle "ain't getting it done." Obesity and now type II diabetes are on the rise, as well as other health issues related to the food we eat.

In short, this work really struck home with me. First, the premise seemed very logical...our bodies are still designed to be the hunter-gatherers that they were thousands of years ago...even though we now take our SUV's through the Mikey-D's drive through to get our food. (In other words, it is not us, but the food that we generally consume (today) that has changed.) Second...much of the highly processed food available today is pure junk...no matter what the commercials say. Third...our bodies did well "exercising" in specific ways...ways that help us to survive and thrive. Fourth...getting outside is not going to kill you. (Okay...I'm embellishing a little.) And finally, this diet is termed a "loose paleo" so there are some "modern" but simple foods that are okay. In other words...man didn't mess everything up food-wise as his civliization advanced.

As to the person who stated in his review that basically said he thinks "this diet, like all others, works due to calorie restiction"...well, he needs to actually TRY the thing before he lumps it in with every other diet out there. I admit... in the process I may have cut out some calories just by getting rid of certain food groups...but I have not felt hungry at all, and have increased my consumption in other areas. My meals and snacks seem to stick with me now. Admittedly, I think I went through "junk carb" withdrawls for a day or two, but it was worth it.

In short, the weight seems to be slipping off in a slow, but steady manner, I feel good, and my clothes fit better. I am eager to see if my blood work improves, but I do know my glucose levels seem to be more stable, due to self-measurement.


Anyway...my advice...give it a try. It may work for you as well. As for me...primal is the way to go.

Grok on!

posted by Phil on January 9, 2010

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7 out of 56 people found this review helpful.

Great...If you really believe in evolution

I believe that there must be some good information somewhere in this book, but I could not get 50 pages into it. All I got up to that point was a lesson on evolution. Amazing that someone can speak so highly of how incredible the human body is, but continue to preach of...
I believe that there must be some good information somewhere in this book, but I could not get 50 pages into it. All I got up to that point was a lesson on evolution. Amazing that someone can speak so highly of how incredible the human body is, but continue to preach of how we just evolved from apes; refusing to think that a higher power could have designed us this way. I didn't buy this to be pummeled with the evolution theory. I could only take so much. I gave it two stars instead of one because if you can get past the nonsense, there should be some decent info about eating better.

posted by Godfather64 on February 4, 2012

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