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  • Your location: Chicago, Il

    Age (If you want): 43

    How Primal are you: Just beginning, pretty much a learner at this point

    Do you consume dairy: I have 2 cups of coffee and with that I use 1tbsp of heavy cream other than that I am eliminating dairy

    Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Get my health under control, I am 43 and having health issues of a 65 year old

    Favorite exercise: running

    Favorite Primal food: steak

    Best part about being Primal: hoping to get off of all these meds and feel better

    Worst part about being Primal:


    • Hi Everyone,

      I really like the idea of the questions. Nice way to give out a little pertinent info about ourselves. Here are my answers to questions posed....

      Your location: Chicago, IL

      Age (If you want): 54

      How Primal are you: 95%

      Do you consume dairy: No. I am very sensitive to it. W/O dairy my rosacea has completely cleared away.

      Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes to both...4-5 times a week

      Motivator for switching to Primal: I needed a healthy LIFESTYLE where I could lose weight (already down 35 w/ 90 to go) and maintain it.

      Favorite exercise: Walking, biking, dancing & I have become a big fan of Primal Fitness LHT.

      Favorite Primal food: Filet mignon and beef jerky

      Best part about being Primal: I am not preoccupied thinking about food all day long.

      Worst part about being Primal: Living in a "split household" - My husband is not primal.


      • Hi TeaDub!! I am from Chicag and I too suffer from rosacea and am curious as to if the Primal woe is going to help it. How long have you been off of dairy?


        • Tabby ~
          I have been off of dairy for approx 3 months. 6 months ago I gave up cow dairy, but was still consuming sheep's milk products, such as cheese and butter. Once I stopped all milk products I really noticed a difference.

          Back in Feb/ Mar of this year I had a blood allergy test done, and the results showed a very high sensitivity to many cheeses, (including cottage cheese), cream, (including sour cream - which I always thought to be the nectar of the gods...), milk, etc. Goat milk products also showed a high sensitivity. But since the test mentioned nothing about sheep's milk my Dr. thought it would be a good alternative. Well it's not. (The test also showed a high sensitivity to gluten, wheat, yeast and some other grains.)

          My last hold out was for butter. I had a difficult time parting ways with it. (I do use ghee once in awhile.) But once I eradicated all dairy it took about 3 weeks for me to have my great complexion back. (My husband even commented on it.)

          Hope this helps.


          • OH NO butter??? That will be a tough one. I will let you know how things go, since I am giving up the dairy.


            • Hi all fellow grok's!

              Your location: Norway

              Age (If you want): 21

              How Primal are you: 100%

              Do you consume dairy: Only raw butter, ghee and sometimes well fermented sour cream

              Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea once in a while, but not the teabags, homemade tea like ginger tea

              Motivator for switching to Primal: All the health benefits!

              Favorite exercise: Primal squatting?

              Favorite Primal food: Hmm... so many to choose from, but mabe a fatty grass-fed steak or a nice primal smoothie

              Best part about being Primal: Feeling better!

              Worst part about being Primal: Eating out, or family dinners sometimes can be a challange


              • I held onto the butter for awhile. Even though the rosacea got better, it was still there, and bothering me...when I looked in the mirror. You will have to see what works for you.

                The most difficult part of giving up butter was the oily/salty sensation. So I found ghee with some salt added gave me the same satisfaction.


                • Your location: South Dakota

                  Age (If you want): 22

                  How Primal are you: I'm at the end of the transitory phase (been doing it for about a month but I think I just reached the point where there will be no more breakdowns outside of the 80/20 rule)

                  Do you consume dairy: Very rarely

                  Do you drink coffee or tea: Occasionally have a cup in the morning (16oz)

                  Motivator for switching to Primal: My goal is to lose the last remaining fat around my gut that running has not been able to get rid of. (specifically by this December)

                  Favorite exercise: Running for sure, although I also enjoy cycling and ab exercises

                  Best part about being Primal: I feel better, and I definitely notice my body trimming up. Eating an apple certainly feels much better than eating a few pizza rolls!

                  Worst part about being Primal: It is significantly more difficult for someone like me (with no cooking skills/experience) to start making meals when I would normally just order pizza or throw something unhealthy in the microwave. Also, I don't know any Primal eaters in my area so collaboration is not an option...


                  • Your location: Arizona

                    Age (If you want): 29

                    How Primal are you: 99%

                    Do you consume dairy: occasionally

                    Do you drink coffee or tea: green tea or decaf coffee

                    Motivator for switching to Primal: I was at the end of my rope, health-wise, and had tried every other restricted diet out there (vegan, gluten-free) and nothing made a difference, until I kicked grains completely. NO MORE PAIN! no more digestion issues; no more migraines; the list is on-going.

                    Favorite exercise: Hiking, with my toddler on my back. :-)

                    Favorite Primal food: BACON

                    Best part about being Primal: feeling SO GOOD

                    Worst part about being Primal: dealing with the uneducated masses


                    • Your location: Kansas City

                      Age (If you want): 28

                      How Primal are you: Ehh....I would say between 80-90%. Budgetary concerns keep me from eating completely organic or grass-fed, but I do the best I can and try to grow a lot of my own produce.

                      Do you consume dairy: Yes...cheese and cottage cheese on occasion, as well as heavy cream and butter of course!

                      Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea,, on occasion.

                      Motivator for switching to Primal: Weightloss, as well as skin and allergy issues, which seem to have cleared up since the change....along with at good 30 lb weight loss so far.

                      Favorite exercise: Swimming laps

                      Favorite Primal food: Bacon and Avocado

                      Best part about being Primal: Not feeling sluggish and tired all the time....oh and the weight loss too!

                      Worst part about being Primal: Trying to explain the way I eat and think to the average person without sounding like a nut job. LOL.
                      The other tough thing is trying to fit into the normal bar/social scene with your friends while at the same time staying true to your primal way of doing things.....


                      • Whao!!!! great information about the topic i like to watch it when people need it more as a guider..
                        Keep it up guys...

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                        • My Location: NYC

                          Age (If you want): soon to be 36

                          How Primal are you: Moderate paleo

                          Do you consume dairy: Almond Milk, some cheese

                          Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee

                          Motivator for switching to Primal: read my eight year fitness and diet journey at
                          Nutcase Crunch | A cereal lover

                          Favorite exercise: crossfit

                          Favorite Primal food: nuts!

                          Best part about being Primal: how lean and mean you get

                          Worst part about being Primal:I'm Italian, so pasta, pasta, pasta

                          Looking forward to learning from this community


                          • Hi *waves* Im Melody.

                            The Questions:

                            Your location: Im in Southern California
                            Age (If you want): 34

                            How Primal are you: all the way!
                            Do you consume dairy: no...cheese now and again.
                            Do you drink coffee or tea: I used to be a coffee junkee but I cant do it without artificial sweetener. I was raised on packets of sweet 'n low. But I do enjoy herbal tea.
                            Motivator for switching to Primal: Diabetes prevention and weightloss
                            Favorite exercise: I love to exercise...I have a toddler so I guess my favorite is the easiest...DVDs. I have a huge collection. I love Jillian Michaels, Taebo, Zumba... but when I get the chance I really really love lifting heavy things.
                            Favorite Primal food: *thinking*...I love meat. I guess it would have to be beef. But Im pretty open to bacon and chicken, too.
                            Best part about being Primal: No more food guilt. body was telling me grains and low fat were wrong in so many ways...but I didnt listen.
                            Worst part about being Primal: cookies. The holidays are coming. I am going to need some simple cookie substitutes to bring to parties. And Ill need an easy birthday cake recipe to make up for myself when were having celebrations. As long as I have healthy stand in's I am fine.


                            • Your location: England

                              Age (If you want): 32

                              How Primal are you: 80%

                              Do you consume dairy: Yes

                              Do you drink coffee or tea: One cup per day!

                              Motivator for switching to Primal: To get better at running and Primal Fitness Gym in Manchester!

                              Favorite exercise: Knees to Elbows

                              Favorite Primal food: Pork Scratchings

                              Best part about being Primal: I've got loads more energy and I'm a much better runner

                              Worst part about being Primal: Explaining it to everyone!


                              • Your location: Edmonton, AB, CA

                                Age (If you want): 27

                                How Primal are you: Food, 75%; including lifestyle, 60%

                                Do you consume dairy: Left milk after becoming primal, now only consume cheese.

                                Do you drink coffee or tea: Decaf coffee, now with coconut milk.

                                Motivator for switching to Primal: Health, taste buds. Clicks with everything I've ever learned and felt.

                                Favorite exercise: Walking.

                                Favorite Primal food: Fat!

                                Best part about being Primal: How good it makes me feel, both physical and emotionally.

                                Worst part about being Primal: The amount of carbs hidden everywhere!
                                Height: 5ft 9"
                                Current pants size: 20 (Canada sizing).
                                Goal: I'll let you know when I've reached it.

                                “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind
                                is a faithful servant. We have created a society that
                                honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
                                ~Albert Einstein~