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May 29, 2012

Contest: Share Your Wisdom – Round 2

By Mark Sisson
65 Comments

Last year I held a contest during the annual 30-Day Challenge called “Share Your Wisdom“. In it I asked Mark’s Daily Apple readers (you) for answers to 10 questions that would help newbies kick start their Primal lives. Things like “What do you think is the most important thing one should understand as they attempt to go Primal?”, “What was the biggest hurdle you experienced when going Primal and how did you overcome it?”, and “What do you eat for breakfast?”. I then compiled your answers into an ebook that all MDA newsletter subscribers receive for free called “Primal Living in the Real World”. It’s #5 in the list here.

Since the ebook’s release, I’ve had numerous people email me expressing how much they appreciated the insights from members of the community, and how they have helped them get started. I’d like to do another one of these ebooks – a follow-up (“Primal Living in the Real World: Part 2”) with 10 new questions and answers. And that’s where you and this contest come in. First, the prize…

The Prize:

A $150 gift certificate to Tropical Traditions. You’ll be able to stock up on Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, or some Grass-Fed Lamb, Beef or Bison. Or, if that doesn’t float your boat, you could pick up some massage oils, or something for your dog. The list goes on and on, and you’ll have your pick if you win this contest.

As if that wasn’t enough, the winner will also receive a canister of each flavor (Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Creme) of Primal Fuel.

That’s over $300 worth of Primal goodies, and all you have to do for a chance to win is…

The Contest:

Mark’s Daily Apple would be nothing without the support, the motivation and the encouragement readers like you provide to one another – in the comment boards, in the forum and with your success stories.

Your participation as a member of this community really does change lives.

So today’s contest is all about sharing your wisdom and experiences. All you have to do is email me your answers to any or all of the following questions at any length (a one sentence answer will do, full paragraphs are even better). Share your thoughts about transitioning into and living a Primal life and not only will you be entered to win today’s prize, but you’ll be helping thousands of people take control of their health for good.

Each question answered counts as one entry in today’s contest. Ten questions means ten opportunities to win.

  1. How do you keep costs down eating Primal?
  2. How Primal do your kids eat, and what do you feed them?
  3. How often do you snack, and what do you snack on?
  4. What is the biggest change you’ve seen in your life since going Primal, and how long did it take to notice?
  5. How do you cope with health professionals giving you advice you disagree with?
  6. What do you do for fun/play?
  7. How do you find time to do lots of walking or other low-level exercise, play, relaxation, etc.?
  8. What is the most attractive feature of the Primal Blueprint to you?
  9. What does 80/20 mean to you?
  10. How do you handle a spouse/partner/significant other who refuses to change their own habits, even if they quite clearly are harmful to them?

Use the email subject heading “Primal Advice” when submitting your answers, so I can easily find and organize all submissions.

The Deadline:

May 31, midnight, PDT. Only two days!

Who is Eligible:

Anyone with advice to share with people new to the Primal Blueprint.

How a Winner is Chosen:

A random drawing will be held among all entrants.

Fine Print:

  • I will be compiling select submissions into a digital book that will be given away to everyone that purchases my new book, The Primal Blueprint 90-Day Journal, during a special offer I am putting together for its release. Stay tuned for more details on the special offer. The book is set to release next month.
  • By emailing me your advice you are agreeing to let me use it in this digital book.
  • To ensure anonymity, your name will not be published.

Many thanks to the forum members that replied to my thread offering up their ideas on questions for this contest. And thanks to everyone in advance for participating. Grok on!

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Carole jacob
Carole jacob
4 years 4 months ago
1- I don’t keep costs down. PB is very important to me and my life has changed so much because of it. Since I don’t have fast food any more, or the gluten free high cost “foods”, my food expenditure is the same. Bring on the wild caught salmon! 4-The biggest change is – and this is embarrassing- I thought everyone was bloated and gassy after each meal. I thought it was ” normal”! Within 2 days of PB, I had my aha moment. I will never go back. 7- Exercise has never been a concern. I was fat 6… Read more »
QueenLisa
QueenLisa
4 years 3 months ago
1: we buy local produce and meat, we have farmer friends! We also watch the fliers for sales. 2: N/A no kids, we have a dog that likes to eat primal, lol. 3: I snack several times a day. Enjoying eggs, chicken, summer sausage, dried & fresh fruit & veggies, nuts, seeds, vitamix smoothies with protein powder with veggies/fruit. 4: I am only a week in, so I am really new 🙂 I feel happy and excited to be taking my health seriously and learning. 5: I have a great health team who is very supportive, whatever it takes to… Read more »
Groktimus Primal
4 years 4 months ago

Thanks for the contest but I’m happy to help.

Erin Pavlosky
Erin Pavlosky
4 years 4 months ago
1. I keep a keen eye on the sales flyers from the grocery store and stock up on meats and such when they are on sale. We don’t buy nut butter or grass-fed meats and eggs because they are too expensive. Despite this, we have found that we still eat better than we did on the SAD and we are actually saving money by eating Primal. We don’t buy the processed junk we used to fill up on, like noodles, Hot Pockets, packaged dinner items, etc. and now go to the store armed with a plan, not just a vague… Read more »
Josh
Josh
4 years 4 months ago
1. Buying veggies in season is crucial and often establishing relationships with local producers can reap some unexpected cheaper prices. That said, I’m willing to spend more for quality food, if I have to. I’d rather spend now and feel great than eat poor food and spend later on a doctor. 2. N/A 3. I usually snack at night during a 4 hour eating window. Nuts and berries, raw veggies or the occasional primal dessert, like banana-coconut milk ice cream. 4. Sleep- I finally sleep 8 hours a night. I used to be the typical over-trained, carbo-loading machine that slept… Read more »
Caveman Sid
Caveman Sid
4 years 4 months ago
1. We have recently started shopping in Lidl rather than Tesco – fruit and veg supplies vary week to week but this keeps our diet varied. Meat is all British and much tastier than anything Tesco has to offer. Best thing is 1.5kg of greek yoghurt for £1.50! 2. Don’t have kids, but when we do they will most definitely be primal… looking back at my diet as a kid, it was awful – a pizza bap and dr. pepper every day at school for a morning snack! 3. I probably snack too much. On a typical work day I’ll… Read more »
Perfectreign
4 years 3 months ago

@Caveman Sid: The nice thing for you, is that Tesco carrys grass-fed meat. I had a super time eating good meat while in London and England a few months back. The grain-fed meat here in the States is horrid, by comparison.

Caveman Sid
Caveman Sid
4 years 4 months ago

ooo… forgot to say – we live near a City Farm (yes, a farm in central London!) and they sell local eggs and meat. Was a bit sad when the cows stopped moo-ing one day though 🙁 – quality of the steaks soon turned that frown upside down! 🙂

rob
rob
4 years 4 months ago

1. I buy 6.5 pound bags of frozen chicken breasts from Costco for $16.99, they are the finest frozen chicken breasts in the world, individually wrapped so you can eat one or a half dozen of them.

Nikki
Nikki
4 years 4 months ago

I get the ten lb. bag! What a bargain! And they cook up so nicely in the frying pan – still frozen! Just add butter and/or bacon fat. I add 1/4 cup organic shredded cheddar and there’s an easy, delicious dinner!

Pam
Pam
4 years 4 months ago

How does one get our answers directly to you, Mark?

Sandra
Sandra
4 years 4 months ago

There’s an email me hyperlink in the message under The Contest heading.

Adam L
Adam L
4 years 4 months ago
How do you keep costs down eating Primal? Eat local. Grow your own food. Trade with locals (I trade my organic veggies for some meats from a local farmer) Shop using the “dirty dozen” list. Fast once in a while. How Primal do your kids eat, and what do you feed them? Haven’t started my family, but when I do, it’ll be easy. Expose them to egg yolks, meats, etc as soon as they teeth and able to chew it. Serve veggies steamed in butter or salsa. Make sure to utilize flavors and a bit of quality salts so kids… Read more »
Brooke
Brooke
4 years 4 months ago

1.Buy from local roadside stands (when I can) and PriceRite!!

3. Between breakfast and lunch- macadamias! I love them!

4. Overall feeling of wellness. I had the carb-flu so about 4 weeks in I felt like a whole new person.

5. I know better so I don’t even take it into consideration.

6. Gardening and metal detecting. You are moving around a lot at a slow pace.

8. The fact that it has completely cured my Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

9. It means that I have a little ice cream every now and then. 🙂

Jessica
Jessica
4 years 4 months ago

#4. The biggest difference for me is my stamina. I already avoided processed foods and had verged well into the realm of “hippiness” with my diet, but I was still always.hungry. I carb loaded (with home baked bread) before training runs and while training for a marathon put on 5 pounds!
Now I can easily go for 8-10+ hours without eating, don’t feel like I’m going to pass out if I don’t eat, am sleeping better, and have already lost 10 pounds in 1 month. My running coach has also commented that I seem stronger.

Lindsey
Lindsey
4 years 4 months ago
1. I pretty much don’t worry about keeping costs down, but instead on saving money in other areas to have extra for what is really important: good food!! I use coupons for cleaning products, ride my bike instead of driving whenever I can (gas is pricey!!) and grow a lot of my own vegetables. 3. Not often; my eggs and meat in the morning keeps me pretty full. If I’m craving a snacky treat, I have dark chocolate covered almonds stashed in the cupboard. 4. The biggest thing is that my body got used to eating this way REALLY quickly… Read more »
Sarah Martini
4 years 4 months ago
Let me say again…thank you Mark. If you had not shared your information with us, then we would not be spreading the word and helping our family and friends to health also. 1. In the begining the cost was a tiny bit higher than what we normally spent on SAD foods. At six months in our bodies have changed so much, very little food is needed. I finally stopped forcing food down my throat after I read your series on fasting. I now only eat when I am hungry. Most days it is only once a day. We have to… Read more »
Matt
Matt
4 years 4 months ago
How do you keep costs down eating Primal? -As a college student without a lot of money to spare, I really have to work at this one. Besides the obvious (Sales and weekend specials) I’ve found that I’m able to save a lot of money by buying large portions of meat. For example, I buy an entire chicken or fish, instead of just a chicken breast or salmon filet, that I will prepare myself. Yes this takes more time, but I find that the money I save is worth it. How often do you snack, and what do you snack… Read more »
Cal
4 years 4 months ago

9. 80 = Wonderfully tasty and satisfying primal foods. 20 = Ice cream and booze. 🙂

Nicole
Nicole
4 years 4 months ago
1. How do you keep costs down eating Primal? I watch for sales and only shop for produce that is in season. I bought a freezer pack from my local butcher, which was expensive upfront, but saved me a couple hundred in the long run. 2. How Primal do your kids eat, and what do you feed them? They eat the same food that I eat. We all eat the same meals. At their dad’s, they eat a lot of unprimal foods unfortunately, and since I can’t change that, I just focus on what they eat here and hope they… Read more »
Jeremy
Jeremy
4 years 4 months ago
1. Stock up on meat sales! 2. No kids yet, but the cat eats that Blue Buffalo stuff 3. I’ve reduced snacking, but when I do it’s usually almonds, berries and 70% chocolate. 4. My digestive health improved drastically within a month, and I incinerated 27lbs in 3 weeks…all of it from my skinny fat-guy gut. 5. Not something I’ve dealt with yet. Next time I go for a physical, we shall see what happens….. 6. Don’t really do much outside of lifting weights 3x a week. Was never good or had much interest in team sports or cardio. 7.… Read more »
Rob
Rob
4 years 4 months ago
1- It took me a few months to acquire enough recipes, meal options, snacks, etc. to efficiently food shop so I wasn’t letting food go to waste. I have a good repertoire of meals I can center around canned salmon (about one-third of the cost of a wild salmon filet), grass fed ground beef (half the price per pound of grass-fed ribeye, which I occasionally buy!), 2- I do not have kids, yet. 3- I rarely snack anymore. I have been primal since October 2011. Before that time, I would always have a mid-day snack at 3pm with my afternoon… Read more »
Tyler
Tyler
4 years 4 months ago
1. How do you keep costs down eating Primal? I think often times eating primal can be cheaper than eating a “normal” American diet. A good primal diet consists of very nutrient rich foods which don’t need to be processed or sold in funky packaging. The one trick is to plan ahead. If I’m hungry in the city or for lunch there are not very many primal options. Planning ahead with left-overs and packed snacks can keep you on track and relieve a little of the stress of running around looking for primal foods. 2. How Primal do your kids… Read more »
Shawn
Shawn
4 years 4 months ago

1. The answer to keeping costs down is 100% Latin mercados and Asian groceries. Good veggies and the supermercado here even has Australian grass fed beef because my primal venezuelan friend is their Sysco rep.

To me the easiest way to stay primal is to learn how to read nutrition labels and then buy nothing that has one. Instant primal!

Jeffrey of Troy
4 years 4 months ago

I never answered last years questions, so to “What do you think is the most important thing one should understand as they attempt to go Primal?”

Time is like pie: the more you take, the more you’ll have.

Surrealgamer
Surrealgamer
4 years 4 months ago
3. I snack two to three times a day on either walnuts, almonds, almond butter, greek yogurt, fruit, cheese or some combo of protein and carbs. Sometimes the snack is a square or two dark chocolate (60 to 72%). 4. Reduced fatigue (within 2 days), no acid reflux (~ 10 days), very few GI issues (within just a few days), and rather than feeling like I have year round allergies I’ve only had issues this spring/summer. 5. Not particularly well, I do what I want. Sometimes I debate/argue and sometimes I just tell them what they want to hear and… Read more »
Carl
Carl
4 years 4 months ago
PRIMAL ADVICE How do you keep costs down eating Primal? Still working on this, but farmers markets, coops, keeping the middle man out of the equation works great. The barter system works well also, someone who fishes and needs computer work, someone who needs veggies but has plenty of meat, talk to people network, share resources. How Primal do your kids eat, and what do you feed them? My kids are just learning about this as I pass info along to them, they have tried the vegetarian lifestyle and found it to be to much work, now they are embracing… Read more »
Kate
Kate
4 years 4 months ago
•How do you keep costs down eating Primal? I do a lot of my own cooking and I bought a drop freezer. I drive four hours twice a year from Boston to Maine to buy a half an organic, grass-fed cow for $5/#. That cow comes with a lot of ground beef and we use that to make taco meat and serve over a green salad with vegetables from Costco, organic when possible. Makes up a lot of our meals and is relatively inexpensive. •How often do you snack, and what do you snack on? I “snack” for dinner usually… Read more »
Crystal
4 years 3 months ago

Emailed. 🙂

Heather
4 years 3 months ago
How do you keep costs down eating Primal? – I try to shop local, farmers markets and load up on produce. How Primal do your kids eat, and what do you feed them? – No kidlets but my friends kids like how I cook:) How often do you snack, and what do you snack on? – I try and snack 3 times a day between meals. Nuts and fruit for treats. I try and keep my meals loaded with veggies and treats for a snack. What is the biggest change you’ve seen in your life since going Primal, and how… Read more »
Gila
4 years 3 months ago
1) How do you keep costs down eating Primal? I order 5 kilos of the best grass-fed beef at once, paying up to two months up front while waiting for slaughter… and it is so worth it. Other than that, not watching costs that much – but I am single, and saving buckets just because I don’t order pizza and croques anymore. 3) How often do you snack, and what do you snack on? Not much of a snacker… mainly veggies or meat balls/ chicken stripes if I need something in between. 4) What is the biggest change you’ve seen… Read more »
SharonV
SharonV
4 years 3 months ago

I am looking forward to the e-book, I’ve only just started in January.

Colleen
Colleen
4 years 3 months ago
1) How do you keep costs down eating Primal? I don’t worry a lot about costs; I don’t call certain foods expensive, I call them valuable. Valuable to my health, my skin, my digestion, and my athletic performance: valuable to me! I also buy almost completely whole foods instead of their packaged counterparts- buying raw almonds for almond butter can cut your costs in half, while avoiding added sugar and allowing you to soak some of the bad stuff out. 2) How Primal do your kids eat, and what do you feed them? No kids yet, but i can see… Read more »
Nicole
Nicole
4 years 3 months ago
1. How do you keep costs down eating Primal? By not buying junk anymore (bread, Ben & Jerry’s, popcorn), we find that we are able to buy the good (organic, grass-fed when we can) stuff without seeing a change in the grocery bill. 2. How Primal do your kids eat, and what do you feed them? We are happily married with no kids thus far, but when a little Grokling does enter this world, he or she will be as Primal as we can manage. Including getting dirty! No allergies in that kid’s future. 3. How often do you snack,… Read more »
Benjamin
Benjamin
4 years 3 months ago
1. I keep my costs down by buying less expensive cuts of meat and getting the bulk of my calories from dense food like coconut, avocado, sweet potatoes, and rice (not “primal,” I know, but I tolerate it just fine). 3. I prefer not to snack. I eat meals, I tend not to graze. If I do snack, which is very rare, I’ll have some almonds or pistachios with some dark chocolate. 4. By going primal, I overcame a lot of mental health woes – I was depressed, I had a bad relationship with food, I was cynical. Overall, now,… Read more »
Trish
Trish
4 years 3 months ago
1. How do you keep costs down eating Primal? I’m one of the lucky ones in northern Canada whose husband hunts. I eat elk, moose, bison, and wild salmon, trout, and char. I grow my own berries and have recently enlarged my garden to include spinach, lettuce, and peppers. I also shop the farmer’s market near the end of the day when better deals can be had. 2. How Primal do your kids eat, and what do you feed them? My kids are grown and when they were younger, I wasn’t primal. However, I have always tried to get them… Read more »
zaini
zaini
4 years 3 months ago

when i feel that i m gaining weight rapidly , i try to avoid eating fast food ,drinking soft drinks .
I get up early in the morning and walk for 1 hour and start doing exercises so that i can lose extra weight easily.

Rose
Rose
4 years 3 months ago
1. Costs: I shop Costco, grocery store sales, and farmer’s markets. Haven’t gone grass-fed or organic because of the cost, but buying fresh ingredients and very few prepared/processed foods helps keep the grocery bill reasonable. 2. Kids:None at home now, but both adult DDs are on board with PB. If I had any youngsters at home, they’d eat what I eat. 3. Snacks: My “bed-night” snack is usually Greek yogurt and berries, or cheese. I seldom snack between meals, but if I need something, I eat a gluten/GMO/peanut-free nut/fruit bar. 4. Changes: Steady effortless weight loss–70 lbs. over the course… Read more »
Diane
Diane
4 years 3 months ago
– How do you keep costs down eating Primal? I try not to waste food. I do a lot less farmer’s market shopping than at first because I would over-purchase and end up throwing away too much. – How often do you snack, and what do you snack on? Snacking to me means recreational eating and recreational eating makes you fat so I try not to do it. – What is the biggest change you’ve seen in your life since going Primal, and how long did it take to notice? I feel really healthy and happier. I feel like I… Read more »
Michael
Michael
4 years 3 months ago
1. I keep the costs down by buying what I need right there and buying organic and local and the food that is most damagable to pesticide and alike. 2.I’m a kid. Might be the first primal 13 year old. 3. I snack between breakfast and lunch and lunch and dinner. Beef jerky and nuts, best snack foods! Also maybe some seeds or a light salad. 4. Losing a lot of weight, I noticed when I suddenly was being able to wear smaller clothes, with being able to lift more weight and run faster. 5. I tell them that they’re… Read more »
Zencha
4 years 3 months ago

These comments make me think people can’t read.

Ionela Ghituica
Ionela Ghituica
4 years 3 months ago

Just like you noticed the comments so others will do. The point is to share in a unselfish way bits of help for the beginners. I am sure Mark would not mind and I believe he is getting way more emails from where to select for the book. Grok on !

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
4 years 3 months ago
1. To keep costs down, we eat deer, squirrel, and fish that my husband hunts/fishes. We look for sales on meat and buy in bulk when we can. We eat fruit and veggies that are in season, and grow a few things ourselves. 2. My kids don’t eat primal, but I am trying to transition them to less starch and sugar, and more fresh fruits and veggies. They all like meat, so they get plenty of protein. I sneak greens into sauces and soups. 3. I snack on raw fruits, veggies, and nuts. 4. I have less heartburn and more… Read more »
Tim Howell
Tim Howell
4 years 3 months ago
1. You don’t need as much food as you think. When I moved from grains I would by tons of groceries just to stock pile in my house, because I was always hungry. After switching to PB I am NEVER HUNGRY. Don’t think you need to one for one with your food conversion. Buy the best you can and don’t sweat it. 2. My kids eat meat and veggies. With the occasional treat of fruit. It is a little harder with them, but they are thriving with the diet, and they don’t ask for snacks as much. 3. I snack… Read more »
Soccertomato
Soccertomato
4 years 3 months ago
1. I keep costs down by finding Farmer’s Markets in the area or growing my own veggies, etc. during the summer months. 2. I don’t have any kids yet, but if I did, they would be eating the same thing as me:-) 3. I snack depending on how hungry I am. Some days I’m hungrier and will snack on dried fruits, nuts, fresh fruit, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. 4. I’d say the biggest change that I’ve seen is increased energy and less of a need for sleep. I’ve also noticed a huge increase in my… Read more »
steph
steph
4 years 3 months ago
1. I stock up on meat when on sale and grow my owe produce. 2.80-90%. No breads or cereals. Cheese/meat roll ups…fruits..veggies..nuts..nut butters..we do occasionally have quinoa,and yogurts. Mostly almond milk or coconut milks. 3. Dark chocolate..fruits veggies..cheese 4. My pain went away. 5. I am a health professional, and I ask the questions..how is that working for you…are you having side effects from medicine..usually I reinforce how sensitivities ocurr and the effects on our body….I challenge them to try it for 2 weeks and see what the difference is. 6. Bike riding..hiking..playing with my kids….I also love Zumba. 7.… Read more »
Lauren Baker
Lauren Baker
4 years 3 months ago
1. I think if someone is worried about the cost aspect, they should keep in mind the following: – why must food be rated by its price, when we don’t do that for other items. Do we all buy the cheapest car or are we all still using 13 inch B&W TVs? It’s the wrong focus. – when you buy real food, hopefully you get more in tune with the seasonal nature and stock up or even treat some foods as seasonal only. For example, I only eat tomatoes in August-Oct (my season), because other ones are tasteless. – I… Read more »
Colleen
Colleen
4 years 3 months ago

I’m so curious about these ‘oddities’- i want to try doing this but i’m nervous! How do you prepare something like a beef tongue or heart?

Danae Sinclair
4 years 3 months ago
1.How do you keep costs down eating Primal? Because I’ve adapted well to intermittent fasting I find that I eat better and eat less – but food is just so important I don’t expect to ‘keep costs down’ and I’m willing to pay what it costs to have better quality food. 2.How Primal do your kids eat, and what do you feed them? My five daughters are about 60% primal – I can’t control what they eat when they’re at school or with their father. But my philosophy has always been ‘lead by example’ and I’ve always been a healthy… Read more »
Decaf Debi
Decaf Debi
4 years 3 months ago

You’re answer to #5 is the best one yet. You’re right…why give power over to someone else when dealing with your own health?

lynn
lynn
4 years 3 months ago
1) How do you keep costs down eating Primal? ………….I am about to pick up a grass fed angus. Friends of ours raise them and I had never taken advantage of ordering a cow of my own. I ordered a half of a grass fed beef. The standard price is $2.25# 338#of beef = $760.00 . I have to pick it up tomorrow and pay $1.20 a pound for processing. Today I visited a friend who makes her living selling chocolate. She makes dark chocolate and I was curious as to how she makes it. She makes her mint meltaways… Read more »
jacquie
jacquie
4 years 3 months ago

Answer to answer 8, a sense of connection to the origin of mankind, as we are born to be, meant to be…….that is primal….
Absolutely love your site, Mark!
Awesome!

Tiffany Parrish-Drake
Tiffany Parrish-Drake
4 years 3 months ago
1. How do you keep costs down eating Primal? I make plenty of left overs for 2 to 3 days of the same meal that I can mix with other foods. If I am making bacon I make the whole pack so there are left overs for breadless BLT’s. If I am making chicken I will bake a whole one and turn it into chicken salad, saute some in coconut oil or just eat it by the slice. If I make steak I make the whole pack etc. I buy what is on sale and stock up as much as… Read more »
Tiffany Parrish-Drake
Tiffany Parrish-Drake
4 years 3 months ago

1. I forgot to mention, I cut back on other things such as; mowing our own lawn instead of paying the neighbor to mow, using cloth diapers and wipes instead of buying disposables, walking to the store instead of driving. I have stopped using personal items that are disposable and use other options that last many years, are safer and are reusable. I am learning to sew these items as well which is another new hobby and one that challenges my mind! These cut backs allow us to buy better and eat healthier.

Julie
Julie
4 years 3 months ago
I have four kids from 5 to 14 and we are feeding them about 80% primal or more. However we don’t mandate what they eat when they are out with friends. We teach them and let them choose. However, at home we provide lots of primal food. We started making a list of all the primal meals that we have tried that we liked and then we let our kids plan the meals for the week using that list. The list includes main dishes like shepherd’s pie (with cauliflower instead of potatoes), Hamburgers in a bowl–(they get to choose their… Read more »
Ionela Ghituica
Ionela Ghituica
4 years 3 months ago
How do you keep costs down eating Primal? The secret is farmer’s Market and sales at local supermarkets for fruits and veggies. Meat will have to be quality. How Primal do your kids eat, and what do you feed them? 80/20 by now. Same main food like us just more nuts and fruits and the occasional wrap for liver pate and salad (easy to eat this way) or homemade traditional rice pudding or porridge with plenty of butter and berries. How often do you snack, and what do you snack on? Now with end of uni exams we are stressed… Read more »
Ionela Ghituica
Ionela Ghituica
4 years 3 months ago
What do you do for fun/play? Enjoy by kids. Play with them fully quality time. Sound simple but many would just do it while speaking at the phone, watch tv or occupy themselves with something else in the same time which is not right!!! Also no tv in this house, video games or DVD rentals. Lots of outside time in London’s great parks and just rediscover the child within you. How do you find time to do lots of walking or other low-level exercise, play, relaxation, etc.? Second secret to great life after primal is HAVE KIDS. They will take… Read more »
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