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  • The Questions:


    Your location: East Yorkshire, England

    Age (If you want): 29

    How Primal are you: 80% at the moment, I think....

    Do you consume dairy: Only a splash in tea, maybe 3 times per day

    Do you drink coffee or tea: One or two black coffees in the morning, zero-3 teas depending on mood!

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Absolutely sick to the back teeth of stomach problems for the last 10 years or so, getting progressively worse. I realised it's not normal to have stomach ache nearly every day and the idea of stripping everything back to simplicity could be the best way. Also chronic acne through most of the last 15 years!

    Favorite exercise: Running

    Favorite Primal food: Steak, or garlicky chilli prawns

    Best part about being Primal: I've only been doing this a couple of weeks but already I feel 'normal'...hardly any bloating or stomach pain, much clearer skin and I just feel happier and more positive about things

    Worst part about being Primal: the expense of buying fresh food and meat all the time and having to spend time preparing everything...small price to pay though :-)

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    • Your Location: Kokomo, Indiana

      Age: 45

      How Primal are you: I have been primal for 4 weeks now other than 2 meals. I probably eat to much friut though.

      Do you consume dairy: Very little milk is all, just a shot in my eggs.

      Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee is one of my weaknesses. I have cut it to 2 or 3 cups per day.

      Motivation for switching to primal: I have good luck on Atkins and most "fad" diets but always gain it back. I am looking for a lifestyle change! I believe that I have found it!

      Favorite exercise: Walking or Hiking

      Favorite primal food: STEAK

      Best part about being primal: For me it just feels natural.

      Worst part about being primal: Not eating bread.

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      • Here goes -


        Your location: Mid-Coast Maine, U.S.A.

        Age (If you want): 52, Female

        How Primal are you: Just starting, am at about 80% right now.

        Do you consume dairy: Yes

        Do you drink coffee or tea: Buckets of tea

        Motivator for switching to Primal: Want to feel great and live life

        Favorite exercise: Hiking and playing with the dogs, at the same time if possible

        Favorite Primal food: Berries, avocados, butter

        Best part about being Primal: Feeling great

        Worst part about being Primal: Not having anyone to talk about it with
        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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        • Your location: Arizona

          Age (If you want): 30

          How Primal are you: Was living a life of jogging, 'low carbs' and 'low fat' (and counting calories, to get my body fat down) until Fat Head and other authors taught me otherwise; Now I avoid bad carbs and enjoy more animal fats and have started doing High-Intensity Interval training to get my body fat down; I am currently re-doing a vegetable-centric cleanse I did earlier this year to re-set my system which has been wacky after a few months of being off my routines.

          Do you consume dairy: Used to but now avoid them due to the intestinal discomfort I recently learned goes away when I avoid it.

          Do you drink coffee or tea: Used to be lattes with whole milk @ most 2x a week; now, occasionally black coffee with nothing added; Tea only occasionally and unsweetened. If I sweeten, I highly prefer honey.

          Motivator for switching to Primal: A lot of factors! Fat Head education as well as my body's own reaction during a grain-free and dairy-free (and veggie and meat centric) period of time that made me decide Primal fit my body type and worked for me.

          Favorite exercise: kettlebell squat jerks! sprinting!

          Favorite Primal food: coconut, lamb, nuts, and swiss chard.

          Best part about being Primal: DELICIOUS food options! There is never a desire or need to "make things interesting" by battering foods or coating them in sugar because all these foods are delicious in their natural state!

          Worst part about being Primal: Criticism for eating so much "red meat" and "animal fats".. they just don't get it.

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          • Your location: Toronto

            Age (If you want):59

            How Primal are you: Not Very

            Do you consume dairy: Yes, yogurt.

            Do you drink coffee or tea: Both. Haven't kicked the caffeine yet.

            Motivator for switching to Primal: Need to improve my health.

            Favorite exercise: Squats, deadlifts.

            Favorite Primal food: Steak, roast pork.

            Best part about being Primal: Awesome food.

            Worst part about being Primal: So far, nothing bad. Will see in a few weeks.

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            • I'm doing this backwards, this will be my second post.

              Your location: Minneapolis, MN

              Age: 26

              How Primal are you: um.. 70/30 probably

              Do you consume dairy: Yep

              Do you drink coffee or tea: Both

              Motivator for switching to Primal: Was referenced to MDA through a competitive shooting forum of all places. I wanted to get quicker.

              Favorite exercise: Pullups

              Favorite Primal food: Beef, any cut.

              Best part about being Primal: I can eat A LOT and not worry much about it and I've lost 25lbs. since Feb 1.

              Worst part about being Primal: I still love breads and grains and go out and eat a very non primal meal every once awhile. Though now my body can tell me, "dude, bad idea, let's not do that again... for a while."

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              • OK, I've replied to two posts and I guess that means it's time for me to introduce myself. I've so enjoyed reading the forum and learning so much from so many of you. Thanks!

                The Questions:


                Your location: Colorado Springs, CO

                Age (If you want): 47

                How Primal are you: 90%ish

                Do you consume dairy: just a splash of heavy cream in my morning coffee and butter here and there

                Do you drink coffee or tea: I've decreased from a pot of coffee a day to 1 cup in the morning...unsweetened iced tea once or twice a week.

                Motivator for switching to Primal: I've been low-carbing it since Sept. 2011 and have lost 25 lbs, but had heard about Paleo eating from 2-3 of my clients who are incredibly healthy and athletic. They inspired me to take a look at the Primal lifestyle.

                Favorite exercise: Walking...I have a trail just outside my office and have the pleasure of walking it periodically throughout my workday.

                Favorite Primal food: Primal BLT...yup, bacon and tomato lettuce wrap...sans bread (obviously)

                Best part about being Primal: Strangely enough, an increase in self-respect. As I've moved eating Primal, I don't feel that old familiar "eating shame" that I've felt for much of my adult life. I know I'm feeding my body well and that makes me feel good.

                Worst part about being Primal: The people who don't understand.

                After 3 days of almost 100% primal I'm already feeling lighter, inside and out. The whole family (adult son, his girlfriend and I) will be purging the kitchen together...we're actually looking forward to it!!
                5'10" HW 264 (9/15/2011) PSW 238 (4/9/2012) CW 231 GW 165

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                • Location: Denver, Colorado

                  Age: 22 yrs old

                  How primal are you: I am pretty primal in that I don't consume grains on a regular basis. Just fruits, veggies, meat and dairy.

                  Do you consume dairy: Yes of course. Well I've heard that raw non-denatured whey protein from grass-fed cows is the absolute best protein source available, and an all around super-food, so I consume raw-milk cheese as well as organic full-fat yogurt.

                  Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes I drink coffee, but am currently working to stop my use.

                  Motivation for switching to primal: I experience depression and chronic pain from injuries, and am trying to reverse these conditions the only way truly possible: naturally.

                  Favorite exercise: Snowboarding-primal enough if you ask me.

                  Favorite primal food: raw-milk cheddar cheese or tasty tasty fruit.

                  Best part about being primal: Its a simple but extremely far-reaching, powerful lifestyle.

                  Worst part about being primal: There is none, it is plain and simply how humans are evolved to live.

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                  • Hi everyone!


                    Your location: Netherlands

                    Age (If you want): 28

                    How Primal are you: Not so sure about that. I have only started this week, and I have tried to be quite strict. Waiting for my Primal Blueprint books to learn more.

                    Do you consume dairy: Yes, only cheese and I might add the occasional fermented stuff.

                    Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, without cream or sugar.

                    Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss goals, energy level, overall health

                    Favorite exercise: Walking and sprinting

                    Favorite Primal food: Avocados

                    Best part about being Primal: Feeling in control (kind of)

                    Worst part about being Primal: Right now: sugar cravings, bread cravings. I'm sure these two will disappear soon!

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                    • The Questions:


                      Your location: Western Canada
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                      Age (If you want): 61 F

                      How Primal are you: Actually just beginning

                      Do you consume dairy: - Yes - not a lot due to allergy issues.. cheese, ricotta, occasional cream

                      Do you drink coffee or tea: 2 large cups a day

                      Motivator for switching to Primal: I have been exploring non diet ways to lose weight for over 2 yrs. 20 lbs down, but stagnant and think Grains might be a problem for me ( as well as dairy see above ) .. so Primal seems to have what I want.
                      Favorite exercise: Yoga.. need to get to more exercise

                      Favorite Primal food: Meat and Salmon

                      Worst part about being Primal: Feeling like there is a restriction.. and I don't believe in restrictions for losing weight.

                      My primal journey started only a few days ago. A bit hungry at night but other than that.. I am enjoying it. Have Primal cookbooks x2 and Everyday Paleo with some GREAT recipes.

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                      • The Questions:


                        Your location: Oroville, CA

                        Age (If you want): 44 (now, 45 next month)

                        How Primal are you: Diet wise, very. Moving wise, no very

                        Do you consume dairy: Not now

                        Do you drink coffee or tea: Both, but mainly coffee

                        Motivator for switching to Primal: Being very unhealthy (yes, that means fat).

                        Favorite exercise: Haven't yet, but will do wall push ups (want to work to strong and steady planks!)

                        Favorite Primal food: Meat

                        Best part about being Primal: Not having to think about food beyond: veggies, check, meat, check, healthy fat, check. Meal.

                        Worst part about being Primal: The illusion that I am "missing out on something good".

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                        • Your location: Fond du lac, WI



                          Age (If you want): 51



                          How Primal are you: Around 50% I seriously need to eat more greens

                          Do you consume dairy: occasional skim milk, some cheese (pizza)

                          Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee



                          Motivator for switching to Primal: It fits my age and lifestyle

                          Favorite exercise: sprinting, lifting

                          Favorite Primal food:I need to do a little studying. I love turkey and salmon

                          Best part about being Primal: to be determined.



                          Worst part about being Primal: to be determined

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                          • Your location: Bergholz, Ohio

                            Age (If you want): 33

                            How Primal are you: Umm ( I just started today...the only thing I haven't eliminated that was on the list was potatoes and cheese)

                            Do you consume dairy: certain aged cheeses

                            Do you drink coffee or tea: unsweetened teas

                            Motivator for switching to Primal: Losing weight and hopefully getting rid of the slew of medical problems that I have.

                            Favorite exercise: The Wave and Tae Bo with Billy Banks

                            Favorite Primal food: I'm not really sure yet.

                            Best part about being Primal: I'm not real sure about this one yet either

                            Worst part about being Primal: What I "think" will be the worst part is the withdrawal symptoms of all the crap that I eat on a daily basis.

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                            • Your locationallas,Tx ( a little south of there)

                              Age (If you want):41

                              How Primal are you: Not very, just started 4/10/2012

                              Do you consume dairy:I have in the past. love it! But I am lactose intolerant, so I am going to try very hard not to consume it.

                              Do you drink coffee or tea:Occasionally tea, unsweet

                              Motivator for switching to Primal:Weight loss,bf reduction

                              Favorite exercise:I love P90X, Love Zumba

                              Favorite Primal food:Not sure yet, I'm not a big fan of red meat so....baby steps.

                              Best part about being Primal:Not sure yet

                              Worst part about being Primal:Not sure yet

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                              • The Questions:


                                Your location: Venice, CA

                                Age (If you want): 33

                                How Primal are you: Pretty durned primal these days.

                                Do you consume dairy: Yes, but not much.

                                Do you drink coffee or tea: Lots of coffee. Starting to cut back.

                                Motivator for switching to Primal: Body composition and GERD.

                                Favorite exercise: The deadlift (Current max 500lbs)

                                Favorite Primal food: Kale and bacon!

                                Best part about being Primal: Bacon!

                                Worst part about being Primal: No beer. =(

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