Tuesday, December 24, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations and thank you to those who participated in my second Primal 21 Day Challenge!

How did your last fast go? How do you feel?! What are your results?!?!

At the end of my last challenge I shared Mark Sisson's 80/20 rule to help those who finished the challenge to incorporate this lifestyle for good. Here is the post...

The 80/20 Rule


Now for the promised post regarding the 80/20 rule...

After you have hit your weight loss/health goal from living the primal lifestyle {so for those of you who have not yet hit your goal, continue the challenge until then} then consider the 80/20 rule, which is to have a 100% personal commitment in the primal lifestyle plan with 80% or more physical commitment to the plan.

This doesn't mean on a daily basis to eat primally 80% of the time and the other 20% like a typical american! You will definitely not succeed this way. It means, to look at the bigger picture. Look at a month's worth of your primal lifestyle and if you're living primally 80% of the time, then you're going to sustain health/wellness. Don't beat yourself up over the 20%! It's neither healthy to be strict/hard on ourselves and let ourselves go little by little until we fall down the slippery slope.

However, there is one thing to be fully committed on in order to have the primal benefits, which is to avoid processed carbohydrates at all costs.

Here is an excerpt from marksdailyapple.com:

That said, some aspects of the Blueprint do call for consistent adherence in the interest of meaningful impact. Particular among these is avoidance of processed carbs. The fact is, the physiological effects of processed carbs simply are harsher and harder to recover from – especially when they’re a regular player in the body’s daily functioning. It’s not that your body can’t bounce back. It’s just an unnecessary detour in your progress – a diversion and interruption (albeit temporary) in the physiological homeostasis that maximizes hormonal balance, fat burning and energy consistency.

Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/8020-principle/#ixzz2mHEqQv7N


Even I feel these effects and it is NOT FUN. I literally will feel sick to my stomach, have a pounding headache, bloating around my abdomen, and a foggy mind. At some point, you won't want to go back!

Again, look over the course of months and if you are eating primally 80% of the time while avoiding processed carbs, consider yourself PRIMAL:)

Good luck on the continuation of your primal lifestyle and feel free to leave a message or contact me!

Please contact me and let me know what you liked/did not like about this challenge. Also, another challenge will start after the New Year, so let your family and friends know:) 

Merry Christmas!