I Wish I Could Shout It From the Rooftops!
Mark’s Daily Apple
by Mark Sisson: Why
Fast? Part Four – Brain Health
Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal
Blueprint Real Life Story from a Marks Daily Apple reader.
If you have your own success story and would like to share it with
me and the Marks Daily Apple community please contact me here.
Ill continue to publish these each Friday as long as they
keep coming in. Thank you for reading!
Thank you, Thank you.
cannot thank you enough for putting the information about the Primal
Blueprint on your website, Marks Daily Apple. You have changed
my life! I am a different person than I was months ago.
My story started
shortly after my sixth week post-partum appointment after the birth
of my daughter in June 2011. I weighed 165 lbs. My doctor was pleased
to see that I lost about 20 lbs of my pregnancy weight. I, on the
other hand, was in shock. Now, this was my second baby in the past
two years but I had never weighed that much when not pregnant. I
discussed it with my husband and he thought that it was a good time
for himself to lose some weight as well. However, since I was breastfeeding,
I was terrified to start any kind of diet.
In July 2011,
my husband started telling me about this Primal Blueprint
Diet. I really wasnt that interested and all I could
think was What, No Pasta?! I cant do that! Slowly,
he worked me down and I decided that I could try anything for 3
weeks. Of course, I would monitor my daughters growth progress
to ensure that she was getting enough milk. Shortly after deciding
that we give it a try, hurricane Irene blew through (early August
2011) and we lost power for several days. We ended up eating everything
that we had in the house. It was then that we decided that we would
not replace what was not on the diet. We were going to give this
I was doing this to support my husband, I really didnt expect
that it would change me. Oh, was I wrong! You convinced one of the
biggest critics on low carb diets, an Italian who loves her pasta.
About a week into the diet, after the low carb flu had passed, I
felt absolutely amazing. I had more energy, my thoughts were clear,
my emotions were stable, and I was happy. I was even sleeping better!
My milk supply never dwindled because of the diet. My digestion
was simple, no heartburn, no stomach aches, no indigestion, everything
was running like clockwork. I wasnt craving sweets, fast food,
junk food, and even pasta. I didnt want pasta!
As for some
background, as a child, I was diagnosed with Reactive Hypoglycemia.
I was told that I had to eat every 2 hrs to maintain blood sugar
levels. I would force myself to eat when not hungry (often packaged
foods) and wake up sick, so sick, every morning. I would be incredibly
nauseated and have severe cramps in my legs; every morning was a
battle. Then, when my blood sugar would drop because I did not eat,
I would get very sick with cold sweats, nausea, confused thoughts,
sharp temper, etc. This problem
is now gone. I havent
had a single incident while on the diet. My life is completely different.
I think this
is what surprised me the most; that it not only had a physical effect
on me but also an emotional and cognitive one. When I started noticing
these changes, I knew that this was the right lifestyle for me and
it became a journey. I will never go back to the way I ate in the
the rest of the article
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April 9, 2012
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