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  • Hello forum!

    Your location: Slovenia

    Age (If you want): 23

    How Primal are you: not yet like Grok, but getting there.

    Do you consume dairy: sometimes.

    Do you drink coffee or tea: I don't drink coffe, but I drink tea sometimes.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to live a long an healthy life.

    Favorite exercise: Sex.

    Favorite Primal food: Macadamia nuts.

    Best part about being Primal: To be healthy.

    Worst part about being Primal: To cancel sweats!

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    • Your location: Alberta, Canada

      Age (If you want): 27

      How Primal are you: just starting out, food-wise! Aiming for 80%.

      Do you consume dairy:Only the ice cream once or twice a month

      Do you drink coffee or tea: Both

      Motivator for switching to Primal: reduce my body fat - I'm not overweight, but would like to lose 3-5 lbs of pure fat, and it's easier said than done if you are already at a healthy weight and muscular. I realized I needed to do more than simply watch calories. I would also like to reduce cravings and mood swings, and improve my skin!

      Favorite exercise: Anything Crossfit

      Favorite Primal food: roast chicken, raw oysters

      Best part about being Primal: I'm about to find out!

      Worst part about being Primal: difficulty procuring quality food when pressed for time and away from home

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      • Hello everyone - 1st post here


        Your location: Washington DC

        Age (If you want): 36

        How Primal are you: Haven't even started yet - I'm hung up on dates and plan to do a 30 day challenge starting May 1.

        Do you consume dairy: Right now, yes... but I expect that will change.

        Do you drink coffee or tea: Trust me, it's for your own good.

        Motivator for switching to Primal: I originally scoffed at it, as I do most things that I consider "faddish" or "bandwagon-y." But my personal trainer recently suggested that he thinks I'd like it. After further research, I concluded that he was correct.

        Favorite exercise: Runrunrunrunrun! And anything legs.

        Favorite Primal food: I'll have to get back to you on that, but for my money NOTHING beats a good spinach salad with grilled chicken, eggs, tons of veggies, and balsamic vinegar.

        Best part about being Primal: Pretty much a clean diet taken to the next level. Also, no counting calories. I've had problems linked to eating disorders in the past.

        Worst part about being Primal: I'm really sick of explaining myself to people who don't give a sht about their diet and comment on everything I eat or don't eat. Also, lack of booze (which is probably a good thing for my drunk ass).

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        • Your location: Brisbane, Australia

          Age (If you want): 36

          How Primal are you: about 90% I guess.... I have no grains at all, no sugar no processed foods

          Do you consume dairy: raw milk to make my own kefir, greek yoghurt with chia seeds and LSA for breakfast and cream in my 1 per day coffee

          Do you drink coffee or tea: 1 coffee per day (big cut back for me) herbal tea only.

          Motivator for switching to Primal: gluten and sugar intolerance led me here, I have been devouring as much information as possible to find the best fit for me.

          Favorite exercise: Yoga, Hiking and just starting at weights

          Favorite Primal food: Steak

          Best part about being Primal: the energy and zest for life, better sleep, much happier

          Worst part about being Primal: Seeing so many sick people killing themselves with their choices and not being able to do anything significant to educate them

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          • The Questions:


            Your location: Colchester, England

            Age (If you want): 41

            How Primal are you: 95% (it's a little hard as I bake for friends on a weekly basis I need to taste and try what I am making to ensure of quality!!) Maybe I am a little more primal than 95%.

            Do you consume dairy: yes I do and I love the stuff!

            Do you drink coffee or tea: both!

            Motivator for switching to Primal: husband has been following Peter Attia / Gary Taubes low carb / high fat diet and has recently started following the Primal lifestyle with the exercises etc. We want out family to be healthy and since changing our diet we have seen a huge difference with our kids, especially our son who was having health issues with his energy levels, anemia, etc. He is a completely different and happier boy!!

            Favorite exercise: Squats

            Favorite Primal food: Meat, vegies!

            Best part about being Primal: The amount of energy that you have and the way it makes you feel!!!

            Worst part about being Primal: So far I cannot think of anything.......

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            • Hi Nurse Grok! How is the lovely Brisbane!! How long have you been doing Primal? We (hubby and I) are originally from Melbourne! My sister lives in Noosa.

              I noticed that you had an intolerance to sugar. How did you know that? Did they do any medical tests? Or did you do some trials and found a big difference that it made to you? The reason why I ask is that our son, Heath who is 5.5 yo, we feel also has the same thing. If he has any sugar (lollies and even bananas just to name a couple of things) he then has a sugar low and is just a grumpy little boy, tired, teary etc. We are waiting on tests results (23/5) and wondering what they are going to tell us.

              Anyway enjoy the rest of your week!!

              Kate (redsnapperuk)

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              • Hi Nurse Grok! How is the lovely Brisbane!! How long have you been doing Primal? We (hubby and I) are originally from Melbourne! My sister lives in Noosa.

                I noticed that you had an intolerance to sugar. How did you know that? Did they do any medical tests? Or did you do some trials and found a big difference that it made to you? The reason why I ask is that our son, Heath who is 5.5 yo, we feel also has the same thing. If he has any sugar (lollies and even bananas just to name a couple of things) he then has a sugar low and is just a grumpy little boy, tired, teary etc. We are waiting on tests results (23/5) and wondering what they are going to tell us.

                Anyway enjoy the rest of your week!!

                Kate (redsnapperuk)

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                • Your location: Beautiful Tampa Bay, Florida.

                  Age (If you want): 39 and lookin' fine

                  How Primal are you: Into my 2nd week and getting stronger everyday. Let's say 93 %. Down 4 pounds. uh huh, uh huh.

                  Do you consume dairy: Definitely a dash of half and half for my coffee 2x daily. greek yogurt and cheese too.

                  Do you drink coffee or tea: Love me some coffee! Have you tried Costco's brand KIRKLAND ??? Life altering, give it a try. Thank me later.

                  Motivator for switching to Primal: Living in Florida, you see a fair amount of elderly in really bad shape physically. I dont want to be that person. Live Long - Drop Dead really hit a note with me, as does the whole primal mindset. I'm just aggressive and dominant like that. Hitting 40 seemed like a great push to pursue a better me.

                  Favorite exercise: ummmmmm.......ummmmmm. Not a exerciser by instinct. But swimming would probably have to be it.

                  Favorite Primal food: Steak cooked in butter and eggs for breakfast. What a great way to start my Mommy Day!!!

                  Best part about being Primal: The mind connection to something so powerful and resonates with me. I am done waiting for the next big fad to pop up. I put all my other books away, donated most. Even after just 2 weeks, I feel like I am at home.

                  Worst part about being Primal: quick snacks to go can be a challenge for me. Only so many nuts a girl can handle

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                  • The Questions:


                    Your location:Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

                    Age (If you want):54

                    How Primal are you:About 86%

                    Do you consume dairy:No

                    Do you drink coffee or tea:Yes

                    Motivator for switching to Primal:Autoimmune Disease (MS)

                    Favorite exercise:Road biking.

                    Favorite Primal food:Oysters

                    Best part about being Primal:I feel lighter, more healthy, maybe slightly more energetic.

                    Worst part about being Primal:I tend not to talk about it to non-primal folk.

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                    • By 86%, I have 2-3 "cheater meals" per week, but nothing too disgusting. I had quinoa pancakes this am.

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                      • I'm into my second week being primal, and despite a fair amount of beer consumption last weekend, I have managed to drop 4.5 lbs in my first primal week! I was shocked, I thought I'd read the scale wrong! So far this diet has been great, been cooking much more and I feel ok eating bacon again, because for so long I denied myself of the joy! My boyfriend is on Primal with me and so far we both love it. His mood has improved immensely - always whistling and smiling now!

                        The Questions:


                        Your location: Jersey City, NJ (Just over the Hudson River from NYC)

                        Age (If you want): 27

                        How Primal are you: Only two weeks in, but I'd say 90%

                        Do you consume dairy: Used to, but since going Primal I have cut it all out (with the exception of the little bit in the dark chocolate I eat on occasion)

                        Do you drink coffee or tea: Yep, coffee and herbal tea. I did switch my creamer from Half and Half to Coconut Cream though!

                        Motivator for switching to Primal: Tired of constantly counting calories and not eating things I love for fear of them being "bad" for me.

                        Favorite exercise: Spinning classes and yoga

                        Favorite Primal food: Bacon!!!

                        Best part about being Primal: Bacon!!

                        Worst part about being Primal: No more baked ziti or lasagna...my family is Italian!

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                        • Your location: Michigan

                          Age: 21

                          How Primal are you: Just starting my 3rd week in, but so far so good

                          Do you consume dairy: Yes, butter, cream, and some cheese

                          Do you drink coffe or tea: Yes sometimes

                          Motivator for switching to Primal: Lose weight, more energy, better health.

                          Favorite exercise: Going for walks in the woods

                          Favorite Primal food: Steak and mushrooms

                          Best part of being Primal: Already feeling better

                          Worst part of being Primal: None

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                          • Your location: Midwest

                            Age (If you want): 55 and counting

                            How Primal are you: New to the Primal lifestyle. I am here to learn.

                            Do you consume dairy: Yes

                            Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes

                            Motivator for switching to Primal: I recently lost 100 pounds on a low fat diet, and another 20 while I was trying to find my bodies new set-point. While I was pleased with the weight loss, I am now skinny-fat.

                            So I have several motivators. I do not want to return to my old eating habits and hence my old weight. I want to find a diet and exercise regime that will help me return to a healthy life. And finally, as I researched all the various diet/lifestyles that I could find, the primal ideas just made the most sense to me.

                            Favorite exercise: Bike riding. Great scenery and easy on the knees.

                            Favorite Primal food: Actually as I try many primal recipes from many sources, I'm discovering new things every day. Far too early for me to call a favorite yet.

                            Best part about being Primal: While discovering so many wonderful foods is high on the list, Something happened last week that blew my mind.

                            I have been transitioning into Primal food for about a month now. It took a week or two to finish up the bread and cereal I couldn't quite bare to throw away. So I wasn't expecting or looking for any big changes, but last week as I was tidying up my bathroom I picked up the 500 count bottle of Ibuprofen and suddenly realized I hadn't taken any in two weeks. I was previously taking it daily, often twice or more a day to combat regular headaches. I honestly can't remember the last time I went that long without a headache. So perhaps my body is trying to tell me something.

                            Worst part about being Primal: Sticker Shock at the health food grocery! I know it's worth it, and I'm already researching local CSA's and Farmer's Markets so I'm sure I can bring it down a bit, but I usually pay for my groceries with cash. My first basket full made me pull out my Debit card.

                            Looking forward to learning a lot. There seems to be a lot of smart and experienced people here.

                            Jackson

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                            • Your location: Atlantic Canada

                              Age (If you want): (almost) 32

                              How Primal are you: Beginner

                              Do you consume dairy: Not regularly (cheese, cream occasionally)

                              Do you drink coffee or tea: yes and yes

                              Motivator for switching to Primal: I hate the way I feel

                              Favorite exercise: I don't enjoy exercise. I was doing some Wii Fit workouts that weren't too bad before I injured both knees. Occasionally use a stationary bike.

                              Favorite Primal food: Animals

                              Best part about being Primal: Increased energy and better sleeping

                              Worst part about being Primal: Social situations with lack of primal food

                              Been overweight most of my life, with lots of yo-yoing. Gained a lot (a lot!) of weight when pregnant 7 years ago. Lost some of it, but have been struggling with the excess ever since. Now that I'm in my thirties, I feel worse than I ever have my whole life. I'll be 32 on Saturday and my sister (who has turned me on to primal/paleo) and I have decided to go full primal on Sunday. I plan to sneak my son, who is an extreme carbohol, onto Primal little by little with the hopes that it will ease some of his lingering autism symptoms. (He's been off the milk for a number of years, but I know the grains are affecting him as well, but can't convince my husband of this, since my husband is lean and healthy and eats that shit all the time)

                              I'm not looking to be a super-model, or even look good in a bathing suit. I am just so sick and tired of being sick and tired. Looking forward to all your support.

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                              • Your location: Sydney, Australia

                                Age (If you want): 36

                                How Primal are you: Unsure, i'm still reading up on what 100% paleo is. I'm grain free except for corn for about 2 months. My diet consists of meats (about 50% of the time grass fed), fruit and veg and nuts.

                                Do you consume dairy: No

                                Do you drink coffee or tea: No - 1 or 2 cups of herbal tea a day but no caffeine

                                Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm in a 12step recovery programme for food addiciton and as my food plan has become cleaner and cleaner i've become more aware of foods that 'trigger' me or make me feel a bit off. About a year ago I cut out all sugars and caffeine, then I found myself becoming more sensitive to dairy so that went and most recently I've cut out grains. I didn't think they made me feel unwell until I went off them for a few weeks. So many symptons which I thought were completely unrelated are now gone!

                                Favorite exercise: Walking

                                Favorite Primal food: At the moment nuts, although I've started listening to some primal podcasts and will slowly cut down my consumption from an everyday food to a sometimes food when the time feels right

                                Best part about being Primal: No more bloating, stomach pains or dry skin

                                Worst part about being Primal: I still miss grains a bit for that 'full' feeling. I didn't eat any 'white' foods but I miss brown rice a bit.

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