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  • Your location: Los Angeles- Calabasas

    Age (If you want): 25

    How Primal are you: I am working on becoming a total 100% caveman

    Do you consume dairy: on occasion

    Do you drink coffee or tea: both, not in the same day and on occasion

    Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to train my body and genes to become a fat burning machine instead of a sugar burning machine. As well as, have you seen what Mark looks like with his shirt off... I'm more than half his age and he looks better than me. I want to look like that now, and until i die.

    Favorite exercise: Snowboarding, crossfit, krav maga, martial arts, yoga, sports.

    Favorite Primal food: The Big Ass Salad, whole foods is perfect for it. And spaghetti squash with my own personal recipe meat sauce that i have just recently made primal.

    Best part about being Primal: Energy, and feeling great after each meal.

    Worst part about being Primal: I can't eat burgers or sandwichers with buns, and no more real pasta (spaghetti squash has saved my craving) and i just found a recipe to make a primal/paleo bread substitue.

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    • Hi, nice to meet you all!

      The Questions:


      Your location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

      Age (If you want): 30

      How Primal are you: Fairly primal, although not 100% strict

      Do you consume dairy: A little bit. Sometimes some organic yogurt, and a few times a month some milk in my lattes

      Do you drink coffee or tea: I love espresso

      Motivator for switching to Primal: To recover faster from injuries, to feel healthier, I also have a gluten sensitivity

      Favorite exercise: Hiking, CrossFit, Muay Thai Kickboxing

      Favorite Primal food: Arugula

      Best part about being Primal: It is healthy and you feel great about what you are eating

      Worst part about being Primal: It can be difficult to convince your loved ones of such a lifestyle when they are convinced there is nothing wrong with what they usually eat.

      I own a Paleo-Friendly Bakery in Montreal, Quebec, Canada that I would like to introduce all of you to! My baked goods are between 90-100% Paleo, depending on what it is and it makes it easy for individuals to enjoy a treat, without reverting to non-paleo baked goods that are packed with refined sugar and wheat products. Visit my website and facebook page for ideas on how you can bake Paleo-Friendly treats. Almond Butterfly Gluten-Free Bakery & Catering Service - Montreal, QC / Almond Butterfly | Facebook

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      • Hi, kids!



        Your location: Denver, CO

        Age (If you want): 30

        How Primal are you: Relatively new to the whole thing, but doing my damndest.

        Do you consume dairy: Indeed, I do, but not excessive. Greek yogurt is a fave. Cheese here and there.

        Do you drink coffee or tea: Both. Am I losing this little survey?!

        Motivator for switching to Primal: Stumbled across MDA while doing some research on Five Fingers. I had been vegetarian for 11 years and had been thinking of eating meat again. Well, this seemed like the best way to move forward from being a veg!

        Favorite exercise: Whatever I can do outside. Getting better at actually moving while out there. Otherwise, I've been moving forward with the little weight room in my building and quickly turning myself on to weights - which I haven't touched with any regularity since high school.

        Favorite Primal food: Cliche, I know, but after being a veggie for over a decade, I've been freebasing bacon. Loves me some kale, too!

        Best part about being Primal: Sleeping better. Not feeling painfully full after a big meal.

        Worst part about being Primal: No contest...my love for beer. Especially of the craft variety.

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        • Your location: an undisclosed location in Mendocino County, Ca.

          Age (If you want):51

          How Primal are you: As of 1/1/12 100%, previously 80% for about 18 months

          Do you consume dairynly butter

          Do you drink coffee or tea: tea, home made bullet proof chai

          Motivator for switching to Primal: In my late 40s I realized I was gaining a little weight every year. I looked ahead at my older brother and sisters and saw that they were all overweight and either prediabetic or diabetic. It dawned on me that if I didn't do something that would be my life too. I lost 22 lbs in 6 months and managed to keep it off. My husband decided to join me after seeing my success. He did really well for about 5 months but then slowy started putting the weight back on with too many cheats in the 20%. So we both decided to go all the way paleo on 1/1/12. I've lost another 5lbs, I am not looking to loose any more as I weigh 115 and am 5ft. 3in. My husband is doing great, he has lost 15 pounds and wants to keep going.

          Favorite exercise: Foraging in the woods for wild edibles or riding my bike to the farmer's market.

          Favorite Primal food: Meat! Just give me meat and fire and maybe some fresh garden veggies.

          Best part about being Primal: My whole body feels younger, like I got a new lease on life.

          Worst part about being Primal: I can't help thinking every one would benefit from eating primal, I may turn into a zealot.




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          Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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          • Hi Everyone! I've been lurking for a couple weeks... Started primal change 1/30. Been 100% dairy and grain free.


            Your location: Rochester, NY

            Age (If you want): 43

            How Primal are you: 95%

            Do you consume dairy: NO!

            Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes

            Motivator for switching to Primal: Lose weight, looking for a health/energy change

            Favorite exercise: Sprinting

            Favorite Primal food: Raw Salmon

            Best part about being Primal: Not sure yet

            Worst part about being Primal: Making the mental shift from eating very little meat/fat to not caring so much... also not being able to stuff my face with chips and beer (as he drools on the keyboard)

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            • Your location: Portland, OR

              Age (If you want): 34

              How Primal are you: More and more daily

              Do you consume dairy: yes

              Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes

              Motivator for switching to Primal: Lose Weight, feel better, look better, be an inspiration to my family.

              Favorite exercise: Cycling, TRX

              Favorite Primal food: Grass fed steak.... raw almonds

              Best part about being Primal: all the great food, losing weight

              Worst part about being Primal: at this point... I really miss corn chips.. I'm not going to lie. and it is not as inexpensive as I would like for it to be.

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              • Your location: London, UK

                Age (If you want): 22 (23 in less than a month!)

                How Primal are you: I just started last week, but I'm probably about 80-90% primal. My big downfall is the 'no-sugar added' juice concentrate stuff here

                Do you consume dairy: No

                Do you drink coffee or tea: both, occasionally. Probably a cup of each about 3 times a week

                Motivator for switching to Primal: Looking for a healthier lifestyle, dissatisfaction with other 'diets'

                Favorite exercise: walking!!! playing sports

                Favorite Primal food:beef, all kinds

                Best part about being Primal:Feeling so satisfied after eating

                Worst part about being Primal: Hmmmm....I would have to say going out to eat is often difficult

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                • Your location: Charlotte, NC

                  Age (If you want): 40

                  How Primal are you: 100%. Also doing Leptin RX/Leaky Gut RX

                  Do you consume dairy: No

                  Do you drink coffee or tea: 2 ounces of decaf in the

                  Motivator for switching to Primal: healing

                  Favorite exercise: walking, hiking Appalachians, yoga, chasing kids

                  Favorite Primal food:beef!

                  Best part about being Primal:feeling like I am giving 100%

                  Worst part about being Primal: being educated and disheartened watching what friends eat and what they feed their kids

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                  • Your location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

                    Age (If you want): 47

                    How Primal are you: Getting there...

                    Do you consume dairy: Yes... I have yoghurt or fresh cheese for breakfast, cream with berries and in my coffee and I eat all kinds of cheese.

                    Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes

                    Motivator for switching to Primal: Getting back my health and energy. I have asthma that doesn't respond too well to medication, of which I had to take huge amounts. I couldn't walk more than half a mile without getting exhausted. I was looking into food as a means to improve my health. Read Gary Taubes, moved on to the drs Eades and now I've landed on primal soil.

                    Favorite exercise: Walking and swimming

                    Favorite Primal food: Meat! I moved back to eating meat after having been a vegetarian for quite some time.

                    Best part about being Primal: I feel my health returning to me... absolutely amazing.

                    Worst part about being Primal: Social aspect... especially because I've been gradually moving into this way of life and have made incremental changes in my diet. People just don't get it.

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                    • Your location: Georgia

                      Age (If you want): 44

                      How Primal are you: getting there

                      Do you consume dairy: yes some

                      Do you drink coffee or tea: yes

                      Motivator for switching to Primal: loose weight, feel better

                      Favorite exercise: none!

                      Favorite Primal food: meat!

                      Best part about being Primal: getting to eat as much meat as I want to

                      Worst part about being Primal: not being able to afford all organics and grass fed/pastured

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                      • Your location: Georgia

                        Age (If you want): 36

                        How Primal are you: Doing good so far, had grains maybe 3 times over the last 2 months.

                        Do you consume dairy: Nope

                        Do you drink coffee or tea: Nope

                        Motivator for switching to Primal: Bored with diet and not being able to vary my meals

                        Favorite exercise: deadlifts or power cleans.

                        Favorite Primal food: Bacon, grassfed beef. Leeks

                        Best part about being Primal: The variety of food I can eat. Coconut oil. Cooking.

                        Worst part about being Primal: expense of some organics and grass fed/pastured food.

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                        • Your location: Budapest, Hungary

                          Age (If you want): 33

                          How Primal are you: Mostly. I only consume minimal rice (only when used for traditional Hungarian dishes with meatball).

                          Do you consume dairy: I only use a bit of butter for certain kinds of food. (Currently trying to see if it can be replaced with coconut oil)

                          Do you drink coffee or tea: Both coffee and tea

                          Motivator for switching to Primal: I have always been fat, and a few years back I have been diagnosed with insulin intolerance. But as the doctor wanted to put me on pill, and I did see it as a solution for my problems, I did not care about it. 3 years back my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, so I researched a bit on it, and found that obesity is a major risk factor for cancer. I started my weight loss program. I took it easy, did not limit my eating too much, and I started to exercise more. I managed to lose around 22 lbs. But in the meantime, my father who had living with diabetes for years was diagnosed with colon cancer with metastasis in the liver. First it seemed that his condition got better, but last summer it turned out that actually his condition worsened. I researched the subject, and I found that changing to paleo (primal) diet could maybe aid his recovery. So I had my whole family switch to this diet. Actually my father's diabetes has improved a lot, but unfortunately for improving his cancer, we switched too late... Now I am thinking of trying not just the dietary part, but trying the fitness as well.

                          Favorite exercise: I love swimming and hiking

                          Favorite Primal food: Cucumbers

                          Best part about being Primal: Feeling energized the whole day. And feeling energized even when your mood is bad.

                          Worst part about being Primal: That people just can't understand that it is your life, your choice and your diet.

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                          • Your location: Canada

                            Age (If you want): 32

                            How Primal are you: Not Grok yet but working on it.

                            Do you consume dairy: Yes, switching from cow's to goat's milk at the moment.

                            Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, green and white tea.

                            Motivator for switching to Primal: Attempting to clear up a few minor health issues.

                            Favorite exercise: Ring L-sit Pull Ups

                            Favorite Primal food: Eggs

                            Best part about being Primal: Acting like Grok?

                            Worst part about being Primal: Nothing

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                            • Hello hello, I'm a raw paleo dieter looking to expand my connections with the paleo diet community. I'm the network admin of raw paleo diet forum and I also post at caveman forum.

                              Answer to the Questions:


                              Your location: Manila, Philippines

                              Age (If you want): 42

                              How Primal are you: Raw Paleo Dieter - Strict

                              Do you consume dairy: No

                              Do you drink coffee or tea: No

                              Motivator for switching to Raw Paleo Diet: I used to be very sick of "incurable" eczema. Detoxes were not enough so I searched for that perfect diet. I found raw paleo diet.

                              Favorite exercise: Sex

                              Favorite Raw Paleo Diet food: None. I eat mostly on some educated instinct. My body tells me what it is in the mood for.

                              Best part about being a Raw Paleo Dieter: I never get sick. I've never been this healthy all my life.

                              Worst part about being Raw Paleo Dieter: I have to make sacrifices when I eat out.

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                              • Hi there! New to the forum and the primal and paleo ideas in general. I've been lurking for a week or so, so I thought I'd sign up properly and say hi.

                                Your location: southeastern U.S.

                                Age (If you want): 32

                                How Primal are you: just wrapping my head around the idea

                                Do you consume dairy: cheese and yogurt, sometimes. ice cream rarely

                                Do you drink coffee or tea: no coffee, hot tea on occasion, sweet iced tea more than I'd like to admit

                                Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to feel better. What I've been doing isn't working--and I felt my best several years ago when I dropped the grains and was, apparently, eating in a paleo way (without even knowing it...)

                                Favorite exercise: hiking & yoga

                                Favorite Primal food: eggs. mmmm eggs.

                                Best part about being Primal: don't know yet.

                                Worst part about being Primal: see above!

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