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  • Originally posted by timconradinc View Post
    In other forums I've been a member of in the past - at least for small communities - there's been a 'introduce yourself' thread with some questions that people can answer. I know that there are people reading this forum that are fully primal, partially primal, and are considering it. I thought that I'd put some questions together to cover these things just to get an idea of who's out there.


    The Questions:


    Your location: New York

    Age (If you want): 30

    How Primal are you: 30%

    Do you consume dairy: Yes everyday

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Intolerance to Grains

    Favorite exercise: Yoga, Running

    Favorite Primal food: Fruits

    Best part about being Primal: Little stomach problems

    Worst part about being Primal:
    No grains

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    • The Questions:


      Your location:Airdrie, Alberta, Canada

      Age (If you want):27

      How Primal are you: New to primal, on first week of 21 day challenge

      Do you consume dairy: Yes, a glass of milk a day. I love milk, will think about giving it up at a later date, but am seeing results with drinking milk

      Do you drink coffee or tea:no

      Motivator for switching to Primal: lots, stumbled on primal while listening to weight loss pod casts, researched it for a month and slowly started transitioning me and my fiance to it.

      Favorite exercise:I love skating and swimming. Will be experimenting though

      Favorite Primal food:Bacon

      Best part about being Primal:not having to portion

      Worst part about being Primal:getting enough protein i feel like i am eating tons but its not enough, talking to people about it, they think i am crazy
      CanadianGirl
      "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds"

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      • The Questions:


        Your location: Minnesota

        Age (If you want): 70

        How Primal are you: Began three days ago and liking it very much.

        Do you consume dairy: Only organic cheese, am lactose-intolerant except for cheese.

        Do you drink coffee or tea: Occasional watered-down decaf, plain water ALL the rest of time (no juices, pop, and the like).

        Motivator for switching to Primal: Joint issues for a few years, hip replacement April 24, 2012.

        Favorite exercise: When able (not at present): walking and biking daily.

        Favorite Primal food: The variety, the salads.

        Best part about being Primal: I KNOW this way of eating makes sense; lack of cravings is a blessing.

        Worst part about being Primal: Have not encountered anything yet.
        Judith Marie

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        • Your location: Green Bay, WI

          Age (If you want): 45 for another 2 mos.

          How Primal are you: Just learning, but dedicated

          Do you consume dairy: I live in Wisconsin. It's required by state law.

          Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee (long time love affair)

          Motivator for switching to Primal: I got used to being fat. Got used to being sedentary. Got used to eating garbage. I CAN'T get used to feeling old. I've been feeling achy, foggy and crabby and I hate it! Time for a change.

          Favorite exercise: walking or biking

          Favorite Primal food: bacon

          Best part about being Primal: only been with it for a few days, but already feeling happier, thinking more clearly and enjoying more energy. Is this a fluke?

          Worst part about being Primal: "Sneaking around" to avoid lectures from well meaning co workers and family members.

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          • Hi everyone. Just came across this site today and am very interested in this way of life. I was looking for tips on eating healthy while traveling for work.

            Your location: Seattle area

            Age (If you want): 59

            How Primal are you: Don't know yet

            Do you consume dairy: Yes....along with wine...

            Do you drink coffee or tea:Uh....I'm from Seattle....

            Motivator for switching to Primal: Looking for a healthier way of life

            Favorite exercise: Swimming, dancing, walking

            Favorite Primal food: Don't know yet

            Best part about being Primal: Don't know yet

            Worst part about being Primal: Have not encountered anything yet.

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            • Name: Sherie

              Your location: Minneapolis, MN


              Age (If you want): 58

              How Primal are you: Just starting

              Do you consume dairy: Yes. Cream, cheeses, full-fat yogurt

              Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes...coffee, herbal tea

              Motivator for switching to Primal: Digestive issues. Gluten intolerant

              Favorite exercise: run/walking

              Favorite Primal food: Steak

              Best part about being Primal: Not worrying about fat all the time and not being hungry.

              Worst part about being Primal: I miss my gluten-free double chocolate cookies!

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              • Your location: Reno, NV

                Age (If you want): 31

                How Primal are you: I don't know if I can determine that yet, having just started (first day!).

                Do you consume dairy: Yeah. I'm debating if I should stop, reduce, or just surrender to my love of cheese. I'm from Scandinavia, I'm pretty sure dairy is part of our genetic makeup.

                Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee when I need a pick-me-up before a run, tea if I need caffeine during the day, though not very often.

                Motivator for switching to Primal: Mom is diabetic, and she was the last one of us that I would've guessed would end up with it. Also, hormonal imbalance that I just don't want to take detrimental meds to superficially correct. "Would you like a side of cancer along with that healthy level of androgens?" No. No, thank you.

                Favorite exercise: Running, BURPEES!

                Favorite Primal food: Salmon.

                Best part about being Primal: Don't know yet, haven't gone long enough to reap the benefits. Hoping to lose some insidious abdominal fat, feel physically and mentally vital and present, be bangin' well into my old age.

                Worst part about being Primal: I'm sad about not being able to make my Swedish princess cake for my birthdays anymore. It's an unholy amount of sugar. Lots of cream and butter though...Compromise?

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                • Central Massachusetts

                  34 male

                  Have been eating strictly paleo for 3 months

                  No dairy

                  Yes coffee black no sugar

                  Health maintain weight loss

                  Running

                  Avocado

                  Seeing the results

                  Finding good quality foods

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                  • Hi everybody


                    Your location:Paris , France

                    Age (If you want):35

                    How Primal are you: i didn't start yet , just order the book , so i am a newbie

                    Do you consume dairy:actually yes , mostly cheese. But ready to decrease and stop my consumption

                    Do you drink coffee or tea: green tea

                    Motivator for switching to Primal: loosing weigth and figthing my allergic reactions to sugar

                    Favorite exercise: walking

                    Favorite Primal food: don't know yet

                    Best part about being Primal: don't know yet

                    Worst part about being Primal:idem

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                    • Name: Todd

                      Your location: Central Virginia


                      Age (If you want): 43

                      How Primal are you: In the middle of the PB book; did Atkins a few years back and lost 30 lbs. but found it too restrictive.

                      Do you consume dairy: Yes. Cottage Cheese (yum), Skim milk with my whey powder, cheese occasionally

                      Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes...1 cup black coffee daily, probably 1/2 gallon of unsweetened tea

                      Motivator for switching to Primal: Reflux, tired all the frickin time

                      Favorite exercise: Freeweights

                      Favorite Primal food: Venison steak & burger (chili!!), followed closely by good ol' cow

                      Best part about being Primal: I think eating enough to keep me satiated will be great, hoping for lean mass and to get to 10-12% bodyfat

                      Worst part about being Primal: I like to indulge in chips/doritoes/anything super starchy but it's usually when I'm starving!

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                      • Your location: CT

                        Age (If you want): 40

                        How Primal are you: Just started reading the book and online post

                        Do you consume dairy: yes

                        Do you drink coffee or tea: No, diet soda

                        Motivator for switching to Primal: I never can keep the weight off; I gain it back over a couple of years after the diet.

                        Favorite exercise: Skiing and hiking

                        Favorite Primal food: steak

                        Best part about being Primal: hoping more energy and no weight gain over time

                        Worst part about being Primal: No peanuts, love peanut butter and saltines!

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                        • Hey all! I've been lurking on MDA for about 3 months now, and finally decided to dive in...

                          Your location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

                          Age (If you want): 36

                          How Primal are you: About 60% right now, and working to improve.

                          Do you consume dairy: Yes. Cheese, yogurt and milk in my coffee. Trying to be moderate about my consumption though.

                          Do you drink coffee or tea: Decaf coffee and herbal tea. I work really hard to keep my caffeine consumption very low.

                          Motivator for switching to Primal: Maintenance of 150 lb weight loss through a medical diet, health, discovery of food allergies, and desire to minimize/moderate hunger. Before shifting in a Primal direction, I would turn into a monster every 3 hours if I hadn't eaten, and I couldn't figure out why. Now that I'm more Primal, I can go 4-5 hours without getting super hungry, and sometimes even longer. And best of all, when I do get hungry, it's more of a gentle tap on the shoulder than a sledgehammer across the head.

                          Favorite exercise: Running, Bikram yoga.

                          Favorite Primal food: Steak. Always steak.

                          Best part about being Primal: Not feeling hungry all the time, and not feeling like my body is broken for feeling hungry all the time.

                          Worst part about being Primal: Fighting the sugar and wheat addictions, as well as the social implications of not eating what "everyone else" eats.

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                          • Your location:Southern California

                            Age (If you want):27

                            How Primal are you:Pretty primal, and working my way to being primal for life!

                            Do you consume dairy:yes (butter, greek yogurt, sour cream, Hwc, and some cheese)

                            Do you drink coffee or tea: 1 cup in the morning

                            Motivator for staying primal:to be healthy and happy

                            Favorite exercise:walking at the moment. Incorporating heavy lifting. I am new to this and very overweight so i am working my way towards the more fun stuff.


                            Favorite Primal food:My veggie/meat/creamcheese scramble

                            Best part about being Primal:Knowing that for the rest of my life i will be healthy

                            Worst part about being Primal:When sharing with people this truly amazing life style, them having an open mind to the possibilities because of CW.

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                            • Location: Maryland

                              age: 63

                              How Primal are you? I'm just getting started, I'm familiar with Sally Fallon and Weston A Price. I've been trying to incorporate what I've learned from those sources as much as possible for the last few years. I have ordered four Primal Blueprint books but they haven't arrived yet.

                              do you consume dairy? Yes, raw dairy when available

                              Do you drink coffee or tea? Yes, unsweetened coffee and iced unsweetened tea

                              Motivator for switching to Primal? Encouragement of family members and the reasonableness of the idea.

                              favorite exercise Do you mean what I do, or what I would like to do? what I do: housework, cooking, a little gardening, a little walking what I would like to do: play with grandchildren - swing, play catch, climb on jungle gym, swim, roll down a grassy hill, walk on the beach

                              favorite primal food: Pecans

                              worst part about being Primal: It seems that homemade baked goods are "bad guys"

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                              • Location: Belgium

                                Age : 43

                                How Primal are you: as fully as possible: i must have more physical activity and go to sleep sooner!

                                Do you consume dairy: butter, cottage cheese, milk in my coffee, full cream with vegetables occasionnally

                                Do you drink coffee or tea: yes, coffee

                                Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss and health. I always have been chubby, but since i quit smocking 3 years ago and had some thyroid troubles, i gained 28 pounds and nearly became diabetic! With a stressful and static way of life, i felt in a catastrophic shape... I am primal since nearly 3 weeks, dropped 10 pounds and feel a little better.

                                Favorite exercise: bicycle

                                Favorite Primal food: nuts!

                                Best part about being Primal: food is delicious!

                                Worst part about being Primal: food is much more expensive

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