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    Your location: California/Oregon

    Age (If you want): 27

    How Primal are you: 60-70%

    Do you consume dairy: Yes

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes!

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Fitness, health, simplicity

    Favorite exercise: Surfing & hiking

    Favorite Primal food: Omelet w/ avocado, tomato, & salmon...mmm

    Best part about being Primal: Mental clarity, vibrams, and freedom

    Worst part about being Primal: Social situations can be tricky, as they almost always revolve around junk food!


    Coming from an endurance sports background I found this site (and the book) to be a breath of fresh air. My main interest in nutrition was performance related, and led me down the path of vegetarian/vegan/raw vegan. After trying it for a few years, I decided it wasn't working for me, and thus began incorporating animal products. So far so good, feel great and getting stronger. Now just working on striking a balance between eating plants and animals. Carrie's post was an excellent inspiration, as well as all of the incredible info on the site.

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      Your location: San Francisco Bay Area

      Age (If you want): 49

      How Primal are you: Nutritionally 60-70%; Activity 95%

      Do you consume dairy: Yogurt

      Do you drink coffee or tea: Both black and green

      Motivator for switching to Primal: CW no longer made sense to me about 5 years ago, and I started reading DeVany and Ori Hofmeckler(Warrior Diet). The lifestyle just suits me.

      Favorite exercise: Anything with my kettlebells, maceclub, and now playing with my new clubbells.

      Favorite Primal food: Pork Ribs

      Best part about being Primal: I own my lifestyle. I use PB as a guideline, and make my own decisions regarding what works for me. No dogma, no worries.

      Worst part about being Primal: Since I own it there is no worst part.

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        Your location: Oxford, England

        Age (If you want): 28

        How Primal are you: Nutritionally 70%; Activity 20%

        Do you consume dairy: A bit if milk & cheese

        Do you drink coffee or tea: Only herbal teas

        Motivator for switching to Primal: Been struggling with fertility issues for 2 years, herbalist told me to drop wheat, then I decided to go gluten free... came across this website and decided to go grain-free too. Oh, and I liked this way of eating because lots of fats made sens to me, my unhealthiest time ever was on a fat-free diet.

        Favorite exercise: Yoga & walking

        Favorite Primal food: Olives, steak and artichokes

        Best part about being Primal: No falling asleep at my desk and eating fat!

        Worst part about being Primal: Sugar cravings are driving me nuts.

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          Your location: Belfast, N.Ireland

          Age (If you want): 28


          How Primal are you: 2 weeks. Cut grains/sugars for the most part, still eating baked beans (although only 1/2 a tin at a time). Trying to focus my exercise more PB. I'm a bike courier so can be cycling a few hours each day. I need to check my heart rates but it's not that hard unless there are serious winds!


          Do you consume dairy: Yes. Cheese, butter, cream. Have given up my whole milk although only had a bit with porridge anyway.


          Do you drink coffee or tea: Black tea! Maybe 1 cup every 2 days.


          Motivator for switching to Primal: Years of fatigue, despite my fitness. Doctors never found any problems. Stuffed my face on all the good stuff to try and get enough calories. Also, I like the idea of better all-round fitness.


          Favorite exercise: Always liked pull-ups. Tai chi, hiking, bike sprints.


          Favorite Primal food: Steak.


          Best part about being Primal: Being awesome & having energy (I hope)


          Worst part about being Primal: No bread or cakes. Seriously, I can give up rice and pasta no problem, and maybe even my bedrock porridge oats...but I have a love affair with baking. The past 2 weeks have been hard.

          Also, with my job, I have no idea how I will get enough calories. It's been very quiet the past 2 weeks, but I've lost about 6lbs. I generally don't feel hungry, so I hope it's just using body fat (I was maybe 17%): but that can't keep up much longer. I've started logging my food and am on maybe half the calories I should be. Will need to start eating chunks of butter!

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            Your location: New England

            Age (If you want): 43

            How Primal are you: I'm only 4 days in, so I don't know, but I'm considering this a serious experiment.

            Do you consume dairy: No; may reintroduce butter at some point.

            Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes

            Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss and fatigue

            Favorite exercise: Body-weight exercises, swimming, walking, and anything that doesn't require equipment or shoes

            Favorite Primal food: Salmon

            Best part about being Primal: Not being hungry all the time

            Worst part about being Primal: Convincing frugal wife that good meat is worth the expense (and costs less than hospital bills)

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              Welcome to the Forum, Plaid!!!

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                Thanks, kuno!

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                  Your location: SE Michigan

                  Age (If you want): 38

                  How Primal are you: 50%

                  Do you consume dairy: yes, but limited

                  Do you drink coffee or tea: yes, 1 cup per day

                  Motivator for switching to Primal: lose weight, eliminate metabolic syndrome

                  Favorite exercise: aikido, hiking

                  Favorite Primal food: bacon

                  Best part about being Primal: bacon!

                  Worst part about being Primal: None yet!


                  I work behind a desk 40-50 hours per week. I've been heavy most of my life, but stayed active. I'm a big guy with a host of health problems that I'd like to get rid of and a family history of heart disease and type II diabetes.


                  I've had success on other carb-restricted diets, but PB seems more like a lifestyle than a dread "diet."


                  Having grown up with chronic cardio and the conception that you need to lift weights to get strong, the PB philosophy towards exercise is refreshing.


                  I found MDA from his interview for the Art of Manliness Podcast, which I only downloaded four days ago. The website is great and I can't wait to get my copy of the book!


                  Grok on!

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                    My name is Paul and I have been following the site and primal plan for a year now come Thanksgiving. I am loving it. I would say I am %90 primal with my only detours the occasional bitter sweet chocolate chips that I put in my brownie recipe from Elana's Pantry. I also drink raw whole milk since I am lucky enough to live in

                    California where I can buy it. Nothing beats brownies and milk for a treat! I am completely grain free and feel fantastic as a result. I also love coffee and still drink it daily. I really enjoyed the coffee article Mark linked us to today.

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                      Well, I guess I should introduce myself instead of trolling the forums with snark.


                      Iíve been following Markís blog, along with Arthur DeVaneyís and Dr. Eadesís for a number of years. Although I have no doubts about the veracity of a paleo lifestyle, Iíve never taken a shot at it for a number of reasons, until now.


                      So here I am, about two weeks into it.


                      Your location: Arkansas

                      Age (If you want): 33

                      How Primal are you: 70-90% (hey, Iím working on it)

                      Do you consume dairy: Only when Iím cheating.

                      Do you drink coffee or tea: Every chance I get. Earl Grey, HOT!

                      Motivator for switching to Primal: Vanity

                      Favorite exercise: Walking/sprinting

                      Favorite Primal food: Bacon?

                      Best part about being Primal: So far, balanced energy throughout the day.

                      Worst part about being Primal: The fact that beer isnít Primal.

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                        Your location: Hayward, CA

                        Age: 22


                        How Primal are you: Fairly, I would count as a Lacto-Primal


                        Do you consume dairy: Yes, I consume a lot of butter and cream. I do keep Casein and Lactose low, however.


                        Do you drink coffee or tea: No.


                        Motivator for switching to Primal: Looking at the information on Stephen's site (which I found before MDA) it seemed logical to have a diet based on our evolutionary history and focus on foods not associated with the rise of diseases.


                        Favorite exercise: Squats

                        Favorite Primal food: Liver!


                        Best part about being Primal: Everything feels right, I do not have any concerns right now as far as physical health goes.


                        Worst part about being Primal: None so far.

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                          Your location: Dallas, TX


                          Age (If you want): 40


                          How Primal are you: 60%? I follow pretty closely other than the items in the next two questions.


                          Do you consume dairy: Cream, cheese & butter


                          Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, lots with cream!


                          Motivator for switching to Primal: Health & Weight Loss (Im down 55 lbs so far!)


                          Favorite exercise: Lifting heavy things


                          Favorite Primal food: Beef Ribeye


                          Best part about being Primal: I love meat and fat. Lowfat has always been a tough way to eat. I can see myself being happy with this way of eating the rest of my life


                          Worst part about being Primal: Im a Mexican food lover. The chips/tortillas have been hard to sacrifice.

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                            Your location: Santa Monica, CA

                            Age:38


                            How Primal are you: 80%? I don't cheat on meals, but snacks and coffee and marinated beef/pork


                            Do you consume dairy: not on purpose try to avoid because I found it was the root of my asthma


                            Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, lots.


                            Motivator for switching to Primal: mostly allergies/asthma, body strength, not enough time exercise, and I smell better


                            Favorite exercise: yoga


                            Favorite Primal food: beef any part, esp grassfed patties


                            Best part about being Primal: I love eating meat to piss off vegans and tofu fascists


                            Worst part about being Primal: avoiding the pleasure I get from sugar after a long day

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                              Oops, I've been posting here and there for a few months and just noticed this thread:


                              Your location: Midwest, near lots of grassfed cows

                              Age: 28


                              How Primal are you: Maybe 75%? I enjoy baked goods now and again, as well as french fries/chips/etc. All in moderation. I don't like zealotry.


                              Do you consume dairy: Yes, but trying to experiment with cutting it out. It's going to be a very gradual process.


                              Do you drink coffee or tea: Yep, no chance I'll cut that out


                              Motivator for switching to Primal: being sad about my lethargic, softening body. Actually, my first step was severe calorie restriction (800-1200/day) and chronic cardio. When I only lost 2 lbs after a month, I decided to try something different. This worked better.


                              Favorite exercise: clanking those heavy weights, especially olympic lifts.


                              Favorite Primal food: bacon, obviously!


                              Best part about being Primal: No more joint pain from the chronic cardio; no more pms (well, I'm pregnant now, but that was the best before) no more insomnia and anxiety; steady and noticeable weight loss.


                              Worst part about being Primal: no more baking It was so comforting and smelled so good. Now the house always smells like bacon and fried fish.

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                                Your location: Portland, Maine

                                Age : 24

                                How Primal are you: 85%...too many cooks in my apartment and too much food to let it go to waste, but, i always pass on refined foods and grains.

                                Do you consume dairy: I cook with cream and eat cheese occasionally.

                                Do you drink coffee or tea: yes - to both

                                Motivator for switching to Primal: I recently discovered primal eating after realizing that I've been experimenting with it for months. Great minds think alike?

                                Favorite exercise: pull-ups

                                Favorite Primal food: wild salmon

                                Best part about being Primal: stable energy throughout the day

                                Worst part about being Primal: Convincing naysayers and unbelievers... it's an uphill battle, but I'm up for the challenge!

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