Thanks for the encouragement! It's good to know someone else saw stiffness and pain in joints go away with Primal. That's exciting. Maybe I'll never need a knee replacement. I'm still marveling at home much better I walk in just 3 weeks on this plan!
Going Primal made a huge and almost immediate difference in my pain and stiffness, after years of suffering from arthritis from neck to toes and one knee replacement that was supposed to be followed by the second. Didn't need it. Feel younger than I have in many years, and able to do things. Interesting thing to note though is that I have often seen posts and comments where someone ate grain and felt the pain again. It happened to me last weekend, I ate pie as a rare and special treat, and could hardly move the next day. Sounds like you are coming along fine; good for you!
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My chiro said that grains do cause inflammation. He was explaining to me last visit how even people who eat "clean" whole grain wheat, aren't eating the same wheat that was harvested a couple hundred years ago. The wheat used to be tall and flowing and now it's just short. Who knows what's in the wheat! And the GMO's. OMG, we are not eating any more corn unless I know it's coming from a farmer who doesn't use pesticide or fertilizer with GMO's in it.
Sorry. I got off on a tangent there.
I'm really glad you aren't feeling the pain anymore. It's not all about the scale.
It's week 3 for Kittiestars on Primal. Here's my report:
Not losing much this week, but no more carb flu. Feeling energetic and clear-headed for the most part. One very interesting thing, a non-scale victory, is feeling a difference in my legs and joints. I have bad knees that may need to be replaced at some point and I used to have bad pain in my legs in general and achey joints. Well this last week on Primal, that is much changed! My legs feel 10 years younger, no pain, and much more energy in my legs! How do we account for that? Is there less inflammation on this diet?
I have no trouble not eating grains..have no desire for them and am passing up grain-goodies right and left, because of course, they are always in the offering socially.
Getting the hang of eating this way though, takes a lot of effort. Lot of new recipes to try. A lot of dishes to wash. I don't have a food processor, so a lot of chopping too. Hope to get a food processor soon. I find that I really need to plan my meals and shopping to do this...hope to get on top of that next weekend. I have tried lots of new recipes. I love Primal hot "cereal" and blueberry "pancakes" form Mark Sisson's cookbook. I've been eating ribs alot and squash alot. And roasted a chicken myself twice since I started.
Today at lunch, I got a spinach salad and it had some kind of icky chicken on it that I couldn't eat. I usually like chicken but somehow this chicken tasted terrible. The dressing was too sweet too. But it's interesting....a Primal salad generally makes a great lunch and is all I want. That's a big change from before Primal when a salad would not have filled me up when low blood sugar, like I always was then.
Anyhow, despite learning bumps in the road, I'm really liking Primal and hope to continue in it.
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