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  • Hi there..
    Your location: Vancouver, BC
    Age (If you want): 53
    How Primal are you: just starting .. pretty primal
    Do you consume dairy: yes
    Do you drink coffee or tea: yes
    Motivator for switching to Primal: can't quite shed those lbs.. brain not functioning as well as it used to.
    Favorite exercise: hiking
    Favorite Primal food: eggs!
    Best part about being Primal: feeling awesome
    Worst part about being Primal: dealing with eating with others

    Mary-Anne

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    • Hi everyone!! I am Tracy and here is the answers to the questions!

      Your location: Nebraska

      Age (If you want): 41

      How Primal are you: Just joined and can not get the free book to download so I do not know

      Do you consume dairy: Yes. Raw goats milk when I can. If no raw goat milk then not much other then cottage cheese

      Do you drink coffee or tea: maybe 1 cup a day and do not normally finish it.

      Motivator for switching to Primal: Been losing and gaining the same damn 5 pounds for 6 weeks now and I have to change what I am doing!

      Favorite exercise: Boxing and kickboxing with stregth training a very close second!

      Favorite Primal food: ??

      Best part about being Primal: ??

      Worst part about being Primal:

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      • Hi i'm Hilary!

        Your location: indiana

        Age (If you want): 28

        How Primal are you: on day 4, so far so good

        Do you consume dairy: yogurt, no cheese or anything til i reach my goal

        Do you drink coffee or tea: nope

        Motivator for switching to Primal: stress related weight gain over the last semester and general desire to be healthieir. plus the fertility bonuses, been trying for 3 years now

        Favorite exercise: biking and kayaking

        Favorite Primal food: steak and berries

        Best part about being Primal: i'm already an environmental geologist so it feels right to get back to our roots and nature

        Worst part about being Primal: no noodles or bread or candy or or :P
        28 yrs, 5'8.5"
        started primal 1/23/11 @ 143 lbs, couldn't do a knee pushup
        3/13/11 138 lbs, 30 knee pushups, yeah!

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        • Hello Everyone, I'm Anthony.

          Your location: Cincinnati

          Age : 39

          How Primal are you: Most of the time, for a about a year and a half.

          Do you consume dairy: Cheese, yogurt, and a small amount of milk.

          Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes

          Motivator for switching to Primal: I've always been interested in anthropology and evolution, and once I heard about Paleo and learned about the effects that agriculture had on humans, going Primal seemed like a "common sense" idea.

          Favorite exercise: Deadlifts and Squats

          Favorite Primal food: Eggs!

          Best part about being Primal: I can tell this lifestyle change is "right", I specifically enjoy the lower stress levels and higher energy levels.

          Worst part about being Primal: Nothing really, I thought I would miss my Pop Tarts but I don't.

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          • Your location:
            Nashville, Tn

            Age:
            56

            How Primal are you:
            Sadly our budget at this time does not allow me purchase organic, grass fed, etc other than that I am about 85-90%

            Do you consume dairy:
            Butter and a little cheese from time to time more as a garnish really

            Do you drink coffee or tea:
            I am a confirmed Java Junkie- and drink iced green tea sometimes.

            Motivator for switching to Primal:
            In part it was how it aligned with my philosophy and just how common sense it all sounded BUT:

            I was 55 years old, 57 weighed 195 pounds, my BP was 138/72, my cholesterol was 252 and tired all the time.
            Just to brag a little 4 months later I am down to 154, my BP is 122/69, my cholesterol 223 (HDL 67 mg/dL) and I feel more energetic and stronger.

            Favorite exercise:
            Walking and hiking without a doubt.

            Favorite Primal food:
            Steaks and fresh fish

            Best part about being Primal:
            The way I see my body changing!

            Worst part about being Primal:
            It is a tie between missing milk and cereal OR cornbread.

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            • Your location: Asheville, NC

              Age (If you want): 50

              How Primal are you: 85-95%

              Do you consume dairy: Rarely

              Do you drink coffee or tea: No

              Motivator for switching to Primal: Wanting to be able to roughhouse with grandkids for as long as I can

              Favorite exercise: Hiking

              Favorite Primal food: Omlettes and Bacon

              Best part about being Primal: Incredibly easy... don't have to think too much

              Worst part about being Primal: I miss Indian (rice, naan) and Mexican food (chips, tortillas, tacos, enchiladas)

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              • Hi, I'm Lisa. Just joined the site, have been lurking around for almost a month now.

                The Questions:


                Your location: Chicago

                Age (If you want): 45

                How Primal are you: 95%, going cold turkey tomorrow and cutting cream and butter out of the equation.

                Do you consume dairy: See above

                Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes

                Motivator for switching to Primal: Wanting to be healthy again and to get lean.

                Favorite exercise: Martial arts

                Favorite Primal food: Steak....definitely steak.

                Best part about being Primal: The aches in my knees and ankles are subsiding, I'm no longer "bloated" and tired after I eat and no longer have that mid-afternoon crash.

                Worst part about being Primal: Right now the craving for ice cream and chocolate.
                "You can always do more than you think you can !" Sensei Scash

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                • Hi! I'm Jason. Started with a goal of losing some weight after reading The 4-Hour Body. Now converting to TPB although they are very similar. More below.

                  Your location: Dallas, TX

                  Age (If you want): 37

                  How Primal are you: Very

                  Do you consume dairy: A little cheese with my breakfast and a little cream in my coffee, but that's it

                  Do you drink coffee or tea: Both (trying to cut out softdrinks)

                  Motivator for switching to Primal: lose weight

                  Favorite exercise: Stared trying the sprints and can't believe how sore it makes me. Weight training once a week with kettlebell swings, crunches, pull ups, lunges, and pushups.

                  Favorite Primal food: Greek salad: sliced cucumbers, halved cherry tomatoes, lots of mint, feta, and dressing (2 parts olive oil and 1 part red wine vinegar)

                  Best part about being Primal: Easy weight lose

                  Worst part about being Primal: No bread!

                  Have a blog here and weight loss data here. Trying to go from 235 or 27% body fat to 205 or 12% body fat.

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                  • Your location:
                    Dallas
                    Age (If you want):
                    35
                    How Primal are you:
                    on week days
                    Do you consume dairy:
                    no
                    Do you drink coffee or tea:
                    green tea
                    Motivator for switching to Primal:
                    weight loss
                    Favorite exercise:

                    Favorite Primal food:
                    grass fed steak
                    Best part about being Primal:
                    easy cooking
                    Worst part about being Primal:
                    worry about toxins

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                    • Your location: New Zealand

                      Age (If you want): 36

                      How Primal are you: Completely primal for 5 months, came from Weston Price style of eating before that so was used to eating lots of fat and meat and no processed foods.

                      Do you consume dairy: I haven't consumed much dairy for the last 3 months, just an occasional bit of butter.

                      Do you drink coffee or tea: Herbal tea, a very occasional coffee eg once every couple of months

                      Motivator for switching to Primal: I will be honest in saying that weight loss was a big motivation for me. I had already gained a lot of health benefits from eating a whole foods diet but refining my way of eating to cut out grains completely will hopefully change my body comp.

                      Favorite exercise: I admit I am pretty lazy with exercise these days, running after 2 young ones seems enough sometimes. But I love dancing so some Zumba or something might be on my to do list. I also enjoy a walk in the countryside, no children screaming or whinging, just the occasional noise of the cows and sheep.

                      Favorite Primal food: Slow cooked lamb shanks

                      Best part about being Primal: Sleeping well, never having to feel hungry, eating real food.

                      Worst part about being Primal: Being the odd one out in my circle of friends and family

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                      • The Questions:


                        Your location: SouthEast Texas

                        Age (If you want): 49, happily turning 50 soon.

                        How Primal are you: just got started a couple of weeks ago, so not sure...

                        Do you consume dairy: about 3 times a week

                        Do you drink coffee or tea: yes to both, backing off the coffee a little (I drink it straight up) LOTS of green tea.

                        Motivator for switching to Primal: needed a change in a routine that was keeping me stagnant.

                        Favorite exercise: ultra distance walking

                        Favorite Primal food: all varieties of vegetables!

                        Best part about being Primal: quick result on the scale with little effort.

                        Worst part about being Primal:I have not found anything I do not like about it.

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                        • The Questions:

                          Your location: Portland, Oregon

                          Age (If you want): 33

                          How Primal are you: 95% (sugar in my coffee is my 5%). Been on it since right after Christmas 2010.

                          Do you consume dairy: No (used to be 50%+ of my diet)

                          Do you drink coffee or tea: Both (mostly coffee w/sugar and some coconut milk creamer)

                          Motivator for switching to Primal: Alleviate joint pain, lose weight, be healthier

                          Favorite exercise: Chasing our kids around while playing with them

                          Favorite Primal food: lightly-salted almonds with a side of sliced fuji apples

                          Best part about being Primal: No joint pain, even with living in the Pacific Northwest!! YAY!!!!

                          Worst part about being Primal: I miss my grains. Smell of fresh-baked bread still gets to me.

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                          • Hi! My name is Ursa, I'm new, I'm scared and my English is not so good.

                            Your location: Slovenia, Europe. [Yes, it exist! Look again, it's there!]

                            Age (If you want): 21

                            How Primal are you: I've been about 50-60% primal for the past few months, but now I've finally decided to give it a 80-90% go.

                            Do you consume dairy: once a month, when I go back home to my small village up in the hills I drink loads of raw milk. Nom nom.

                            Do you drink coffee or tea: I'm a professional tea drinker in winter. I also drink coffee, but only when someone else makes it.

                            Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm 21 and I feel like a Zombie when I wake up. I mean, come on!

                            Favorite exercise: Paintball. And I like to walk. And run up the stairs.

                            Favorite Primal food: M-E-A-T

                            Best part about being Primal: I've only just started! I hope to feel better.

                            Worst part about being Primal: I'm a student. Students like to gather together daily, order pizza || make pancakes || eat junk food and get drunk. I have to come up with a good workaround.

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                            • Your location: South Carolina, USA

                              Age (If you want): 41

                              How Primal are you: All out

                              Do you consume dairy: Only a sprinkle of cheese on eggs in the am.

                              Do you drink coffee or tea: I cup of Joe in the am. to get me started.

                              Motivator for switching to Primal: Several - Was tired of feeling run down and out of shape. I found The Daily Apple, and did a lot of reading and lurking. My wife was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and Primal seemed like a smart life style change for us. We have two boys, one with Absence Seizures, and feel that the crap going into thier bodies from processed foods are harming them.

                              We've been full primal for 2 weeks, (in the middle of the 3rd now) and here are our results
                              Weight Loss for me - 13.3 lbs
                              Weight Loss for my wife - 8 lbs
                              Wifes morning blood sugar (fasting), prior to Primal 140 - 150
                              Wifes fasting blood sugar now 102!!!!!!


                              Favorite exercise: Sprinting stadium bleechers with a weighted vest

                              Favorite Primal food: HULK LIKES GRASS FED BEEF!

                              Best part about being Primal: Everything

                              Worst part about being Primal: Nothing

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                              • Your location: Milwaukee, WI

                                Age (If you want): 26

                                How Primal are you: just getting in to it, but i'd like to think pretty close to the 80/20

                                Do you consume dairy: rarely

                                Do you drink coffee or tea: very rarely

                                Motivator for switching to Primal: Overall increase in health. Hoping to increase strength/weight ratio. Longer Life

                                Favorite exercise: climbing

                                Favorite Primal food: gotta love venison

                                Best part about being Primal: energy and fitness (already!)

                                Worst part about being Primal: no cake :/
                                -Nilaiha
                                my primal journal

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