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    Your location: CA

    Age (If you want): 30

    How Primal are you: Maybe 80%? No entrails yet Working towards more organic, local, free-range, homemade (esp. lacto-fermented), etc.

    Do you consume dairy: Mainly whole milk in coffee

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee, coffee, coffee

    Motivator for switching to Primal: To be a fit mama and raise fit kids!

    Favorite exercise: Walking, relaxed hikes

    Favorite Primal food: Avocado and sunflower seed butter (not together)

    Best part about being Primal: You know that horrible Kate Moss quote recently? "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels?" I think a PB response would be "Healthy and strong tastes pretty damn good!"

    Worst part about being Primal: Eating at other people's homes


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      Your location: Fort Worth, TX

      Age (If you want): 22

      How Primal are you: 90%

      Do you consume dairy: Yes. Less than I used to. Cut out Ice cream and ultra-pasteurized anything.

      Do you drink coffee or tea: Both. I try to drink more tea than coffee. I go for quality over quantity.

      Motivator for switching to Primal: I ran across this website while trying to find workout routines and solid dietary advice. I've never been overweight, but I just want to be in the best shape I can be. The articles on this site were the most informative and research backed I had seen anywhere.

      Favorite exercise: Handstand push up! It's one of the hardest, but it feels so rewarding for each rep you add. I'm all about body weight exercises.

      Favorite Primal food: A big juicy medium-rare steak with a slab of butter and blue cheese crumbles on top.

      Best part about being Primal: I never feel bloated after a meal! Just full.

      Worst part about being Primal: It's hard to explain to others who don't want to really challenge the consensus on "healthy" foods. You really have to be searching with an open mind to end up here.


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        First time here.

        Your location:Missouri

        Age (If you want):54, married male and RN

        How Primal are you:Just starting about 60% Primal

        Do you consume dairy: Yes, Cheese and some milk with protein shake once or twice a week.

        Do you drink coffee or tea: No coffee, Green Tea without sweetner

        Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight Loss, Diabetes control

        Favorite exercise: Right now 10 minute workout with 100 pushups a day. Will begain P90X in the next month

        Favorite Primal food: Eggs and Bacon

        Best part about being Primal:The alert feeling I have. No more mental fog or swollen ankles. Better health.

        Worst part about being Primal: People that just don't it and want to be the food police. Otherwise there isn't a worst part.

        Just a short note about my past history about a year ago I weighed in at 245 lbs and I'm 5'8". I am diabetic type II on a insulin pump. I was following my diabetic educators advice taking in 195 gms of carbs a day. I told her that I couldn't loose weight that way. But she didn't want to hear it. So I told matters into my hands at starting eating approx 30 gms of carb per meal and starting loosing weight. She had a fit and told me that I would rein my health. Currently my weight is 155 lbs (Ive lost 90lbs) my blood work is well within normal limits. I am no longer on a insulin pump or taking any insulin at all. My doctor told me to tell the diabetic educator to take a flying leap and continue what I'm doing. I feel better than I have in the last 20 years. People ask what diet I'm on and I tell them I'm not on a diet I've just changed my way of life and loving it.


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          Your location: Corvallis Oregon

          Age (If you want): 13

          How Primal are you: mostly primal (90-95%)

          Do you consume dairy: very rarely and only a little bit of cheese or greek yogurt

          Do you drink coffee or tea: a little bit of green tea about every 3rd day

          Motivator for switching to Primal: To become healthier (I got sick a LOT) and to become stronger

          Favorite exercise: Anything that looks funny =D

          Favorite Primal food: nut butters or steak (i love both)

          Best part about being Primal: No more asthma! (it used to be terrible) and i have gotten a lot stronger (70lbs more on max bench, about 100 lbs more on front squats, etc.)

          Worst part about being Primal: I'm a kid and everybody throughs a bunch of junk food and grains at me =/


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              Your location: Wisconsin

              Age (If you want):24

              How Primal are you: I'd say about 95%--I still eat ghee and raw goat cheese (I'm cutting out all other dairy d/t possible intolerance)

              And I haven't had much time for exercising lately--but I try to work exercise into my daily life as much as possible, even if its just little things!

              Do you consume dairy: see above

              Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee once and awhile, tea more often (I like white, green and black tea and everything in between too! hehe)

              Motivator for switching to Primal: Basically to be healthy, strong and beautiful ~_^ and also because I have multiple sclerosis, which I now know is probably caused by the SAD (gluten, casien, excess carbohydrates...)

              Favorite exercise: Playing football, soccer, sprinting, swimming, biking, rollerblading, walking my dog Loki, ice skating...

              Favorite Primal food: Hmmm...tough one...there aren't many foods I dislike! I DO love raspberries, strawberries, boysenberries, ghee, avocados, romaine lettuce, steak, burgers, taco salad, mushrooms, bacon, omlettes, spaghetti squash, jalepenos, kimchi, bul-gol-gi, sashimi, salmon with butter...OK, Ok, I'll stop now!

              Best part about being Primal: Being healthy, feeling radiant and beautiful, having energy, eating what God intended for me to eat, and no MS relapses!!!!

              Worst part about being Primal: cooking can be time consuming (I love cooking, but also work full time...bleahh..:P) and it can get a little pricey buying food (but I am DETERMINED to stick to our food budget this month!!!)

              Oh, and no candy...LOL...I used to be a candy fiend! I really don't miss it nearly as much as I thought I would, though.

              My etsy shop:
              *hand-carved wood and bone jewelry*


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                Meep. I should have done this a while ago...

                Your location: Aussieland (NSW, Australia)

                Age (If you want): 19

                How Primal are you: I'd say 85%. I feel I still have a little personal trial and error to go through before I really get into a lifestyle groove.

                Do you consume dairy: I do, but not in large amounts. I enjoy some yoghurt and a little ricotta/cottage cheese.

                Do you drink coffee or tea: I'm a big tea person. I drink 2-3 cups of herbal tea daily (roiibos, dandelion, chamomile, white tea)

                Motivator for switching to Primal: I grew up eating lots of (white) grains. My mother's asian and consumes white rice with just about every meal, while dad grew up with a very "baked beans on toast, meat & potatoes" background. I'm currently working through insulin resistance (it's milder now than what it was a few years ago) and there's a strong history of Diabetes 2 in my family. I want to take charge of my health and live a lifestyle that keeps my body healthy and free of the disease/disorder I'm "prone" to getting.

                Favorite exercise: Swimming! Not competitive. I enjoy paddling around aimlessly for hours.

                Favorite Primal food: Goji berries, fresh baby coconut, macadamias, avocado, pork and whole chicken roasted Oh, I was supposed to say one?

                Best part about being Primal: It's back to basics!

                Worst part about being Primal: I'd say social influences or food budgeting (even though it's worth it)


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                  What a great idea !

                  The Questions:

                  Your location: Menlo Park, CA

                  Age- 49

                  How Primal are you: 80%-90% I love eating this way and over a year ago got into shopping at the Farmers Market, all organic meats, vegetables etc. I do not shop at conventional grocery stores anymore for my food.

                  Do you consume dairy: very little (cut dramatically over past year)

                  Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee- 1 cup in morning, tea once in awhile

                  Motivator for switching to Primal: Wanted to improve my nutrition, how I felt, lower body fat, long term health

                  Favorite exercise: Cross Fit !

                  Favorite Primal food: eggs, chicken, spinach, almonds, banana's, grass fed beef

                  Best part about being Primal: I am in the best shape ever at 49 without really trying, my physique has changed due to the Primal way of eating, before I never saw results. I feel awesome. Have not been sick in over 2 years! Love the recipes on Mark's Daily apple.

                  Worst part about being Primal: Hmmmm nothing for me- I love it all.


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                    Your location: Norwich, Norfolk, UK

                    Age (If you want): 29

                    How Primal are you: 80-90%

                    Do you consume dairy: Yes, Whole milk, just found a local source of raw milk.

                    Do you drink coffee or tea: Not any more maybe once every couple of months.

                    Motivator for switching to Primal: To help improve workout performance.

                    Favorite exercise: Squats

                    Favorite Primal food: Highland cow rump steak

                    Best part about being Primal: I can eat alot with out feeling guilty

                    Worst part about being Primal: Not enough chocolate


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                      The Questions:

                      Your location:Las Vegas, Nevada

                      Age (If you want): 23

                      How Primal are you: 80%

                      Do you consume dairy: rarely

                      Do you drink coffee or tea: tea, and occasionally coffee

                      Motivator for switching to Primal: health, and to look damn good naked

                      Favorite exercise: Lifting/running

                      Favorite Primal food: Chicken

                      Best part about being Primal: More energy

                      Worst part about being Primal: Expensive

                      A little more about me, I'm in the Air Force currently going through training for the next 8 months. Next month I go off to Survival school, how's that for being primal? Haha, so I've been off and on about this style of eating. I've read half of the "Paleo diet" and it was great, but not as fun as reading Mark's "Primal Blueprint" which I've read through about halfway since the short days I've had it. I have to say, I love this book, very well put together and easier to read, while ironically providing more scientific facts. Either way I'm slowly converting to the primal lifestyle and enjoying it thus far. It's expensive, seeing as how I try to buy a good portion of my food from Whole Foods. I hope to learn a lot here, by the way my name is Jon for short.


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                        Hi all!

                        I'm Judy, and I'm a Scot living in France half way up a mountain. By trade I'm an engineer, and I'm training for Ironman to help raise money for the new cancer hospice in Glasgow.

                        I love reading, writing, cooking and triathlon.

                        Location: Morvan National Park, France

                        Age 41

                        How primal am I: Just starting.

                        Dairy: Occassionally but only raw milk or unpasteurised cheese.

                        Coffee or Tea: Yes, one cup of coffee each morning. Green tea.

                        Favourite exercise: swimming

                        Favourite food: fruit and meat, ideally mixed in a slow cooked tagine.

                        Can't comment yet on the best and worst, I'm starting my first 30 days tomorrow.


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                          Your location: Stanford, CA

                          Age (If you want): 27

                          How Primal are you: started 3 weeks ago, SO into it.

                          Do you consume dairy: yogurt only.

                          Do you drink coffee or tea: herbal teas only, esp. rooibos. I can't have caffeeine.

                          Motivator for switching to Primal: HEALTH. dr's recommended I try something like this for chronic pain, and it's working like crazy! pain is seriously a fraction of what it used to be!

                          Favorite exercise: running sprints outside

                          Favorite Primal food: bison

                          Best part about being Primal: not having to wonder about what to eat

                          Worst part about being Primal:'s all good! my life has improved significantly.


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                            The Questions:

                            Your location: Pasadena, CA

                            Age (If you want): 50

                            How Primal are you: just getting started 3 wks ago

                            Do you consume dairy: does goat cheese or Greek yogurt count?

                            Do you drink coffee or tea: yes to both

                            Motivator for switching to Primal: Being fit and healthy

                            Favorite exercise: love KB's kickboxing, weightlifting and yoga. Still trying to get into P90X can't seem to mentally stick with the fitness part of the program. Though I do love Core synergistics dvd.

                            Favorite Primal food: meat and veggies

                            Best part about being Primal: freedom

                            Worst part about being Primal: not sure yet


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                              Your location: San Jose, CA

                              Age 36

                              How Primal are you: 80-90%, just started in early November 2009.

                              Do you consume dairy: Some butter, small bits of cheese.

                              Do you drink coffee or tea: Just tea, but crave it less these days.

                              Motivator for switching to Primal: My wife wrote an article for Australia Vogue about the "Caveman Diet" and it inspired me to look into it. She interviewed Geoff Jowett, the Australian version of Mark Sisson.

                              Plus in the past 5 years I ballooned to 220lbs from 190.

                              Favorite exercise: Spontaneous primal workouts at parks, hiking and biking.

                              Favorite Primal food: Beef and root vegetables.

                              Best part about being Primal: Consistent energy levels and lost 12 lbs with without increasing my exercise level.

                              Worst part about being Primal: Don't get to make my pizza and pasta. I am an Italian food lover. Hello Osso Buco.


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                                Your location: Wales

                                Age (If you want): 26

                                How Primal are you: Still quite new to primal, but striving for 90%+

                                Do you consume dairy: Cheese, but only occassionaly - am trying to eliminate from diet entirely

                                Do you drink coffee or tea: Neither

                                Motivator for switching to Primal: Looking to lose 14lb, gain some muscle and stop yo-yoing between different diets. Primal/paleo intuitively feels the most sane, sustainable and natural means of achieving goals.

                                Favorite exercise: Hiking

                                Favorite Primal food: Roast Lamb

                                Best part about being Primal: Being able to eat Roast Lamb sans guilt

                                Worst part about being Primal: So far, it's all good -ask again in a month