When I made the switch to a Primal/paleo/Keto diet, I weighed 232 pounds. It was the heaviest I had ever been in my life. My Body Mass Index was 31.5 and I was obese. Did I feel obese? No, I didn't. I felt normal. With the slow recovery from the accident and the 4 surgeries, my activity level had dropped dramatically and it showed. The soreness from the inflammation from my conventional diet during that recovery made activity painful and it felt better not to do anything.
When I was in Grade 11 I weighed 165 lbs. I was the same height as I am now - 6 ft. So in the 20 years from 1988 to 2008, I had put on almost 70 lbs. I am sure I had more muscle than when I was 17 years old, but most of it was fat. It was only putting on an average of 3 lb of weight a year, but it was a slow and steady decline.
My body would sweat every night. I would wake up and the sheets and pillow would be soaking wet. Sleeping would be painful and stressful on my body. I started snoring at this time. So loudly in fact that my wife started wearing earplugs.
The diet advice from the Primal book was very simple. 1. Don't eat any carbs - no grains, potatoes, or other starchy vegetables. 2. Eat meat, fats, greens, and a little fruit.. 3. Move and be active. 4. Lift heavy things.
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