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Testimonial: Easy Transition to Paleo

By The Paleo Diet Team
February 26, 2014
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Dr. Cordain,

I have not yet read your book but got the idea for trying The Paleo Diet® from your website and others. I’ve been at it since January 1 of this year and I couldn't be happier about it. I’m 46, generally healthy but was overweight; my family were all fat people and I was going that way myself despite being active. Being vegetarian for some years had only made me fatter: I was not a big dessert eater either, just cooking a lot of pasta and rice by habit.

So now I’m three sizes smaller, have had to throw away clothes for being too big, some minor nagging skin problems have cleared up – my hair and skin make me look younger than my age now. Some incipient aches and pains have vanished, and I have more energy and endurance than I’ve had since my twenties. I'm a graphic designer and was always fighting the forearm and wrist pains that computer people get. Not anymore. And I hadn’t expected most of these improvements: they're all a bonus.

Another striking point was how easy the transition was. Friends have asked whether I don’t have to fight off cravings: I don’t. Of course I'm teased sometimes (“Isn't it time you went out and caught something for dinner?”) and occasionally nagged by vegetarians, but it’s worth it. I can’t imagine eating any other way now.

Thanks for putting in all the work on this. I’ll get hold of the book sometime.

Katie M.

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