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    Your location: NJ, USA


    Age: 30


    How Primal are you: occasional red wine or dark beer. 2 weeks = 12 pound loss


    Do you consume dairy: yes - skim milk daily, yogurt on occasion & fresh mozzz once in a while


    Do you drink coffee or tea: Neither


    Motivator for switching to Primal: It makes sense, lol. Always liked meat and fatty foods rather than sweets, seems like a good fit.


    Reminds me a lot of my Biological Anthropology classes.


    Lose body fat & increase performance for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Been a super-heavyweight for a while, now looking forward to being a light heavyweight.


    Favorite exercise: Kettlbell Swings or Turkish Get-ups


    Favorite Primal food: Steak or Bacon


    Best part about being Primal: I feel like this is how I should be eating.


    Worst part about being Primal: Going out to eat in Italian rest.

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      Location: Long Beach, New York


      Age: 59


      How primal: I've been eating low carb and mostly protein and veggies for many years now.


      Dairy: I consume little dairy for I believe it contributes to osteoporosis.


      Coffee or Tea: I have been doing green tea once a day for 2 years now. I do coffee on and off, but would prefer to give it up totally.


      Motivation for going Primal: High fiber, low fat weight watchers diet got me 20 lbs. lighter, but cholesterol profile worsened. Research and found out that high sugar/starch diet will do that. So I switched and got rid of all high carbs.


      exercise: Love to dance, walk, push ups, lunges. My doctor said my heart rate was better then a long distance runner. I was just taking 1 jazz and 1 ballet class a week, and walking on the other days about 1 or 2 miles.


      Favorite food: steak and veggies


      Best part of being primal: cooking is so easy and a meal can be made in 15 minutes or less


      Worst part of being primal: Not knowing what they put in your food at restaurants even if you order a simple steak and veggie.

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        Your location: Boston


        Age (If you want): 35


        How Primal are you: 80+%


        Do you consume dairy: yes -- 4oz. kefir in my morning smoothing & a glass of whole milk pre-bed. not super-primal, but I'm trying to add some weight.


        Do you drink coffee or tea: occasional coffee, but I love green tea.


        Motivator for switching to Primal: health, weight loss, and I love steak.


        Favorite exercise: heavy deadlifts, sledgehammer swings, and barefoot sprinting.


        Favorite Primal food: grass-fed steak & omega-3 eggs


        Best part about being Primal: figuring out cool new recipes or tweaks to existing recipes to make them Primal. I love to cook, and the "constraint" of the PB actually makes things more interesting.


        Worst part about being Primal: coordinating w/ my wife, who is absolutely ripped but can't part with grains.

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          Sup ya'll? Just signed up for the forums. Here's my info:


          Your location: Bucks County, PA (northwest of Philly)

          Age (If you want): 40

          How Primal are you: Pretty primal. I'm not worried about keeping track.

          Do you consume dairy: Yes. I prefer raw or grass fed milk.

          Do you drink coffee or tea: Black coffee

          Motivator for switching to Primal: To eat in a way my body will like.

          Favorite exercise: Mountain biking.

          Favorite Primal food: Grass fed beef.

          Best part about being Primal: Feeling good.

          Worst part about being Primal: Watching the breads and potatoes.

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            Your location: Kona, HI

            Age (If you want): too old!

            How Primal are you: medium-low. I just started!

            Do you consume dairy: milk on coffee, whey-based protien supplement

            Do you drink coffee or tea: both

            Motivator for switching to Primal: better health

            Favorite exercise: walking, swimming

            Favorite Primal food: don't have one

            Best part about being Primal: fresh start

            Worst part about being Primal: I don't want to eat animal products. It's bad enough being addicted to milk in my coffee.


            I have recently had surgery that renders me dependent on protein supplementation, and have found no better source than whey-based powder, I'd like to get off that, too, because it's not possible to find that product sourced from grass-fed, organic cattle, and I'm vegetarian but for milk and whey products.

            I'd like to learn more about how to do this as a vegetarian.

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              Your location: New England

              Age (If you want): 22

              How Primal are you: Pretty primal except for dairy, dark chocolate, and the occasional tbsp of homemade hummus

              Do you consume dairy: Yep

              Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea all the time, all day long. Coffee, sparingly

              Motivator for switching to Primal: My mom cut her grains and sugar after a blood pressure and cholesterol scare. After 4 months she lost her problems with both, plus 40 lbs. Also, GCBC of course.

              Favorite exercise: Walking! I walk everywhere (literally. I don't know how to drive)

              Favorite Primal food: Currently, round eye roast. It was on sale at Whole Foods.

              Best part about being Primal: Bacon. Deviled eggs. Butter. Getting to know the local farmers markets.

              Worst part about being Primal: Trying to convince my boyfriend that, no, I really won't die of a heart attack.


              Other than that, I love cooking and gardening (harvesting some cherry tomatoes and cucumbers right now). I also enjoy sewing, knitting, and drawing. I have started a blog about the "primal experience", which includes personal insights, recipes, and other odd and ends.

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                Your location: Chicago

                Age (If you want): 34

                How Primal are you: Since I've turned my diet on its head last week, I've been primal with the exception of eating some dairy (heavy whipping cream and whole organic yogurt).

                Do you consume dairy: See above.

                Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, both--though I've drastically reduced coffee to two small cups a day and began drinking more green and jasmine tea when I crave snacks.

                Motivator for switching to Primal: My butt. Also, in the intellectual realm, having read breathlessly through Gary Taubes's book about a year ago. When I stumbled on this blog, it all jived with GCBC.

                Favorite exercise: Yoga and bike riding.

                Favorite Primal food: Mahi mahi in curry, coconut oil, and lime.

                Best part about being Primal: My butt. Also, my mind.

                Worst part about being Primal: The fear of my mother's impending scorn.

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                  Your location: Ft. Worth TX


                  Age (If you want): 33


                  How Primal are you: 80/20 baby!!!


                  Do you consume dairy: Yes....Is that bad??


                  Do you drink coffee or tea: No


                  Motivator for switching to Primal: Being tired of feeling like crap all of the time.


                  Favorite exercise: Pull Ups


                  Favorite Primal food: STEAK


                  Best part about being Primal: Feeling GREAT ALL THE TIME!!!! Always feeling in control and living consciously.


                  Worst part about being Primal: I still have trouble with the guilt when I stray from my inner Grok. Probably because it sets me back a lil further from where I want to end up.

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                    Hello y'all!


                    Location: Los Angeles CA

                    Age: 30

                    How Primal are you: 65%

                    Do you consume dairy: Greek yogurt, raw cheddar, organic whole milk for daily decaf cappuccino

                    Do you drink coffee or tea: daily decaf cappuccino, tisanes

                    Motivator for switching to Primal: Having done it once before hardcore for 42 days straight I know how good it feels. Making the slow transition to lifestyle instead of diet.

                    Favorite exercise: Hiking in my VFFs.

                    Favorite Primal food: chicken.

                    Best part about being Primal: feeling clean inside and having energy! Enjoying exercise again and getting thinner.

                    Worst part about being Primal: no potato chips or cupcakes.

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                      Your location:Orange county, CA

                      Age (If you want): 27

                      How Primal are you:80/20 won't touch sugars or grains but dont have the cash for organic product all the time.

                      Do you consume dairy:It's one thing I've yet to kick but I have switched over to Yogurt cheese

                      Do you drink coffee or tea: 1 cup of coffe a day

                      Motivator for switching to Primal: Needed a change.

                      Favorite exercise:Bear Crawls and Military press.

                      Favorite Primal food: T- bone with at piece of cheese on top

                      Best part about being Primal: Gettin to eat all the flesh that I want.

                      Worst part about being Primal:I'm currently really lethargic but I know it takes time to get use to it.

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                        Your location: Cork, Ireland

                        Age (If you want): 16, almost 17

                        How Primal are you: 0% beforehand. 95% for the last few days, but I'm worried about eating so few calories because primal foods aren't very available in my house

                        Do you consume dairy: I used to consume a lot, the last month or so I've consumed less

                        Do you drink coffee or tea: A LOT of black tea with milk, but I'm switching to white tea

                        Motivator for switching to Primal: Higher blood pressure than I thought was right, also because it seems to cure a LOT of problems (acne being one significant one for me)

                        Favorite exercise: Hurling (it's an Irish sport)

                        Favorite Primal food: Cashew Nuts

                        Best part about being Primal: Going against conventional wisdom makes me feel like I'm part of a revolution!

                        Worst part about being Primal: I can't eat anything because my parents don't buy very much primal food

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                          Nice to meet all you PBs! I'm happy to be here!


                          Your location: Canada

                          Age (If you want): 26


                          How Primal are you: Well, about 80%. I'm pretty good with the eating part but I am working on the exercise part. HIIT is a challenge for me but moving slowly is incredibly enjoyable!


                          Do you consume dairy: A cup of skim milk about once/week and yogurt a few times/week.


                          Do you drink coffee or tea: No coffee--never liked it. Tea once/2 weeks or so. I prefer water over everything else.


                          Motivator for switching to Primal: I have a friend who is ultra athletic but in the CW way (running marathons, actually works at a gym, etc.) who looks toned and excellent but none of his friends who do the same things as he does look like that. I started wondering why. I was also constantly falling asleep by 2:00 pm after eating what I thought was a healthy whole grain-based lunch along with lots of veggies and too little protein and fat. (Again, CW doesn't work!)


                          Favorite exercise: Anything that works my arms. For a 5'3'' woman, I build muscle easily and love the toneage!


                          Favorite Primal food: Eggs!!!!


                          Best part about being Primal: Feeling excellent and seeing results that I would never have seen doing 3-hr work-outs at the gym like I did to prep for my wedding a few yrs ago. I also like cooking more and have discovered the magic of real, fresh, organic food.


                          Worst part about being Primal: I miss potato chips. I dislike having to justify my choices to others often. My wallet is also a bit bruised from the prices of organic produce.

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                            Your location: Erie, Colorado (just outside Denver)

                            Age (If you want): 32

                            How Primal are you: 80/20....gotta splurge every now and then, and Colorado makes some of the best beer!

                            Do you consume dairy: yes, cheese and yogurt, man I love yogurt. But not the Yoplay stuff, the real stuff, full of fat and no flavoring added. Milk sometimes when it for cooking or baking

                            Do you drink coffee or tea: not really, tea on rare occasion

                            Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to be around to see my great-grandkids

                            Favorite exercise: swimming

                            Favorite Primal food: eggs!

                            Best part about being Primal: I feel and look better

                            Worst part about being Primal: explaining to people why I'm primal, and finding something to eat when I forgot my lunch!


                            -bcreager

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                              Your location: Northern NJ


                              Age (If you want): 32


                              How Primal are you: 100%


                              Do you consume dairy: No


                              Do you drink coffee or tea: No


                              Motivator for switching to Primal: Wanted to lose weight, lost 105lbs. Went from 40% body fat to 15% since April of this year.


                              Favorite exercise: Squats/Wind Sprints


                              Favorite Primal food: Anything that moooos


                              Best part about being Primal: Energy and strength achieved.


                              Worst part about being Primal: Getting ganged up on by a family of doctors.

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                                Your location: In the most unlivable corner of the US, New York.


                                Age (If you want): 18.


                                How Primal are you: 100% as of now; don't know how long it will last.


                                Do you consume dairy: Yes.


                                Do you drink coffee or tea: Both.


                                Motivator for switching to Primal: I've always searched for ways to reach a higher level of physical and mental fitness.


                                Favorite exercise: Weight: Upside down push up (shoulder press.)

                                Cardio: HIIT.


                                Favorite Primal food: Nuts - all kinds.


                                Best part about being Primal: Creative meals, stimulating experience, feeling of accomplishment and well-being, and best of all: rebellion


                                Worst part about being Primal: Ignorance was indeed bliss.

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