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    Paleo/Primal...beginner, please help!

    OK so I am a seasoned minimin-er but I am now under a new username as I wanted a complete fresh start with no reminders of past losses and failures etc.

    I decided that enough was enough with VLCD's, starving, slimming clubs, no carbs etc etc and booked myself in with a personal trainer to shift my weight once and for all and more importantly SAFELY and PERMANENTLY.

    He has put together a training programme for me and advised me to start the paleo diet. In all my researching I have also discovered primal..my question is, are they one of the same?

    Also any stories, tips, recipes or links would be massively appreciated

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    Paleo--no grain, no dairy (except maybe butter and heavy cream), no sugar, limited fruits, limited nuts, limited starchy tubers.

    Primal--paleo, except they will eat dairy and maybe more starchy tubers.

    Started Paleo/Primal Apr 2012 at 9st 9lbs.Got down to 8st 4lbs October 2012 and have been maintaining between 8st 4lbs-8st 7lbs since.


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    There's a lot of free information on the internet Racheal. Check out Mark's Daily Apple and Everday Paleo for a starter. It's a great way of eating and really easy to maintain.
    GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS
    week 1 - 9st 9lb - 7lbs loss
    week 2 - 9st 7lb - ​2lbs loss
    week 3 - 9st 6lb - 1lb loss
    week 4 - 9st 8lb - 2lb gain (fell off the wagon as not coping with Dukan so changed eating plan to Paleo/Primal)
    week 5 - 9st 4lb - 4lb loss (Paleo I love you very much)
    week 6 - 9st 4lb - STS
    week 7 - 9st 2.5lb - 1.5lb loss
    Few weeks of falling off the wagon and regaining 5lbs! Arghhhh! 5 blooming pounds!
    week 11 - 9st 8lb
    week 12 - 9st 7lb
    week 13 - 9st 5lb

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    Thanks everyone, I have joined Marks Daily Apple and my trainer has sent me paleo information. Which one would be better for weight loss? I have a week of low GI food left to get through so I am going to be working on a months worth of paleo meal plans so there is no room for excuses! I am, however going to adhere to the 80/20 rule so I don't lose my marbles.

    My training programme is
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    7 days cardio/light cardio on 2 days for rest

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    I'm thinking it would be better to go with the more lenient Primal approach first and see how you get on. If you're finding that it's easy you can always switch to Paleo at a later stage. I eat Paleo 95% of the time and find it really lovely though I probably do eat rather too much fruit. You'll find a good weight loss with either lifestyle. Good luck. Remember to vary your foods. It keeps it interesting and enjoyable.
    GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS
    week 1 - 9st 9lb - 7lbs loss
    week 2 - 9st 7lb - ​2lbs loss
    week 3 - 9st 6lb - 1lb loss
    week 4 - 9st 8lb - 2lb gain (fell off the wagon as not coping with Dukan so changed eating plan to Paleo/Primal)
    week 5 - 9st 4lb - 4lb loss (Paleo I love you very much)
    week 6 - 9st 4lb - STS
    week 7 - 9st 2.5lb - 1.5lb loss
    Few weeks of falling off the wagon and regaining 5lbs! Arghhhh! 5 blooming pounds!
    week 11 - 9st 8lb
    week 12 - 9st 7lb
    week 13 - 9st 5lb

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    I have been following your posts and stealing recipes from you for ideas haha
    as a former atkinser, I am looking forward to being allowed fruit!

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    I was trying to easily (and cheaply) switch my eating to paleo for a while, the best advice I can give you to begin is to complete a test (easy to find online) of what your metabolic type is. Another thing to do is evaluate your cooking abilities and see where you can learn new things.

    I was using an online service for a while until I got my own sense of what I liked eating after switching to paleo. You basically submit a day/3-day/week's worth of your current diet and a consultant basically tweaks what you already do to get you on track. I think she also has services where she can coach you during a transition, but I haven't done that. Respond if you'd like the email address.

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    I would keep your fruit minimal for better losses....

    I've ditched most dairy... no milk etc... but I do have the odd sneaky bit of cheese lol...

    God luck!! Make sure you keep up your energy levels..... Thats one hefty exercise regime!!!

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