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  • The Questions:


    Your location: Cork, Ireland

    Age (If you want): 20

    How Primal are you: Quite a bit, but I can always improve. Getting there.

    Do you consume dairy: No milk/cheese. Butter yes, heavy cream yes.

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee - gotta be black.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Health, happiness, longevity.

    Favorite exercise: Still trying to find that one

    Favorite Primal food: Meat! A nice steak always goes down well.

    Best part about being Primal: I actually care about my health now and try to promote the primal/paleo lifestyle as much as possible. It's a part of me that I love

    Worst part about being Primal: The naysayers. The intolerance people have towards it, moreso when they suffer from treatable/preventable conditions!

    "Strong, healthy, happy and free. Our default state, if we trust and respect nature." - Erwan Le Corre

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    • Hi from Belgium

      Hello everybody,

      Your location: De Pinte (Gent), Belgium

      Age (If you want): 39

      How Primal are you: Since January quite strict on the diet, will start with the exercise

      Do you consume dairy: yes, some full fat milk in my coffee, butter and sometimes cream

      Do you drink coffee or tea: 1 to 2 cups of coffee a day and sometimes green tea

      Motivator for switching to Primal: someone I know followed the LCHF way of eating and I got very interested, so I started reading on the internet, also read a lot on MDA, bought the books and am now convinced this is the way of living

      Favorite exercise: something to sort out. I found out that my vit D is very low, I hope this explains my chronic fatigue and lethargy, and maybe why it's so hard to lose my excess fat. I'm taking Mark's Damage Control Formula, omega's and Vit D. Hope this will give me some energy to go more outdoors and enjoy nature and exercising!

      Favorite Primal food: nothing peculiar

      Best part about being Primal: knowing that you're doing yourself good, also the end of a long search with conscientious eating and no results. I thought macrobiotics was the best way for me but now I think differently.

      Worst part about being Primal: Well, until now (after 5 months) I haven't lost any weight. I'm blaming it on my low levels of vit D, no exercise, lack of sleep or poor quality of sleep and too much wine.

      I started at 91 kg, 45% fat, 1m58
      Today 89 kg
      My goal is 54 kg, so 35 kg to lose!

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      • Your location: Capital District, NY a.k.a Upstate

        Age (If you want): 32

        How Primal are you: I would say fairly primal

        Do you consume dairy: On occasion.

        Do you drink coffee or tea: On occasion.

        Motivator for switching to Primal: I need to lose weight. I am tired of being tired and feeling like crap all the time.

        Favorite exercise: Walking

        Favorite Primal food: Steak, a nice big salad.

        Best part about being Primal: Being able to eat a good size portion of primal foods and not feel guilty.

        Worst part about being Primal: I do miss sugar, lol.

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        • Hello forums!!

          First, the generic newbie info....

          Your location: Northern NY (I could probably throw a rock and hit Canada)

          Age (If you want): 25

          How Primal are you: Mostly. I just started last week. Some dairy. Organic when we can find/afford it. Absolutely no grains. My boyfriend had a bowl of cereal day before yesterday and said he then felt like crap all day.

          Do you consume dairy: Very small amounts. Cottage cheese for breakfast every once in a while, and very slowly finishing off the gallon of milk we bought the day before we started eating primal.

          Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, unsweetened green tea. We always keep a jug of freshly brewed tea in the fridge.

          Motivator for switching to Primal: Oh, man, so many reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that I've always struggled with my weight and exercising has been a chore (and not a fun chore). I've never been one to try fad diets, I know they don't work and are only based on very narrow and/or incorrect scientific studies. The other main reason I decided to go primal is that it just MAKES SENSE. It makes all then sense in the world and looks at the whole picture of health and fitness.

          Favorite exercise: Sprints

          Favorite Primal food: Bacon and eggs

          Best part about being Primal: Eating things I've been avoiding for years.

          Worst part about being Primal: Walking by the bakery section in the grocery store. Smells amazing but I know it's bad news.


          My boyfriend and I went Primal about a week ago. Neither of us have had "carb flu" yet, even though we lived pretty heavily on cereal and sandwiches. We both have a lot more energy and I'm downright perky during the day. I just started a new job last month and every single day when I got home I just wanted to sleep. Being awake just sucked... Until last week. The increased energy in both of us happened pretty quickly. I actually got a text from my boyfriend during work today saying "Do you want to go for a jog when you get home?" Wait, what?? Really??

          Today we went for a very brief jog since neither of us have jogged in quite some time. It was a much of a chore as I remember. I've always hated jogging. Towards the end we decided to try sprinting... and it was really awesome. If you'd told me yesterday I would enjoy sprinting I would've told you you're off your rocker.

          So, we're really excited for what the future holds for our new lifestyle and I'm so happy that this seems like a very supportive and informed community of people so far

          Hopefully you'll be hearing more from us and we can be an awesome before/after story.

          -Liz

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          • OK, here goes:

            Your location: Scotland

            Age (If you want):42

            How Primal are you: keeping it as primal as I can, can't afford grass fed meat though. I do buy all my meat from my local Co-operative and they have high welfare standards for their meat and poultry and I also get their free range eggs, so I do the best I can. I don't eat anything processed. Keeping it very low carb as I am very carb intolerant

            Do you consume dairy: only butter

            Do you drink coffee or tea: black tea

            Motivator for switching to Primal: long term health and fitness ( I don't have a pension fund so primal health is my insurance policy!)

            Favorite exercise: walking/sprinting

            Favorite Primal food: eggs, coconut, all food, since starting on this primal journey, I am loving cooking and experimenting with real food!

            Best part about being Primal:feeling great and eating great food

            Worst part about being Primal: hard to get some primal ingredients where I live, especially coconut products

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            • Your location: Orem Utah

              Age (If you want): 34

              How Primal are you: Very. I eat 99% whole foods. Every once in a while I eat desserts for fun.

              Do you consume dairy: I eat clarified butter and I eat cheese a few times per week.

              Do you drink coffee or tea: No.

              Motivator for switching to Primal: Chronic fatigue, lack of appetite control.

              Favorite exercise: CrossFit

              Favorite Primal food: Roast beef

              Best part about being Primal: Having a strong body, performing well at the gym, gaining confidence, having control of my body, getting rid of binge eating.

              Worst part about being Primal: Dealing with people who want me to live and eat like them.

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              • Your location: Seattle

                Age (If you want): 30!

                How Primal are you: A beginner working on finding the willpower to embrace this strategy. How will I say no to the waffle my boyfriend will want to make tomorrow?

                Do you consume dairy: Yes

                Do you drink coffee or tea: Yep

                Motivator for switching to Primal: weight loss, optimal health

                Favorite exercise: hiking, kayaking, swimming

                Favorite Primal food: avocados

                Best/worst part about being Primal: I'll tell you when I have been at it a little longer!

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                • Your location:Cambridgeshire , Uk

                  Age (If you want):33

                  How Primal are you:80% aiming for 90%

                  Do you consume dairy:yes, trying minimize

                  Do you drink coffee or tea:yes

                  Motivator for switching to Primal:Weightloss, PCOS

                  Favorite exercise:Yoga, swimming, walking in the Fens or on a beach

                  Favorite Primal food:Steak

                  Best part about being Primal: Weightloss, energy, feeling alive really!!

                  Worst part about being Primal: still struggling with the sugar

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                  • The Questions:


                    Your location: Just moved to Austin, TX

                    Age: 24

                    How Primal are you: Just hit Chapter 2 of the Primal Blueprint and am at the moment Juice Fasting for two weeks before starting Primal.

                    Do you consume dairy: I love dairy, however I understand that I must make sacrifices to gain my health.

                    Do you drink coffee or tea: On occasion I drink coffee, I drink tea on an almost daily basis.

                    Motivator for switching to Primal: I've been gaining body fat steadily for the last six years. I graduated high school at a weight of 220lbs (I've never been in optimal shape) and am now at a weight of 314lbs. Weight loss is not my primary objective, though it is a welcome side effect.

                    Favorite exercise: Swimming, lots of it. My parents used to get mad at me as a child for taking off my life jacket constantly.

                    Favorite Primal food: Salmon, Tilapia... Other than that I am not sure. Just began the research recently.

                    Best part about being Primal: Not sure yet, will get back to you on that.

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                    • Hello everyone. This is my first post on the forum. I discovered and started eating paleo in February of 2012 and shortly after discovered MDA and the Primal Blueprint. I've been following it since and have lost 57 lbs to date. I feel like a new, better person. My wife and children are journeying with me and we are all feeling the benefits.

                      I want to thank Mark, his team and this entire community for keeping me inspired.

                      Your location: Eastern Ontario, Canada

                      Age: 43

                      How Primal are you: 85% or more

                      Do you consume dairy: No

                      Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee rarely, tea more frequently

                      Motivator for switching to Primal: I was sick and tired of being sick and tired - and overweight

                      Favorite exercise: Walking, swimming

                      Favorite Primal food: All manners of fruits and vegetables. Steak and salad.

                      Best part about being Primal: Gaining control of my own body and health

                      Worst part about being Primal: Having to buy new clothes. Eating properly while traveling.

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                      • Your location: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

                        Age (If you want): 50

                        How Primal are you: Just getting started, day three on Primal.

                        Do you consume dairy: On occasion.

                        Do you drink coffee or tea: One cup coffee in morning heavy cream, no sugar.

                        Motivator for switching to Primal: I did not want to die! Seriously. I am so out of shape it is pathetic. I've had a host of weight related illnesses: asthma, heartburn, blood pressure. I'm sick of feeling like crap all the time, no energy, no get up and go, and I hate all the diets I've tried before. So far I'm loving Primal.

                        Favorite exercise: Walking

                        Favorite Primal food: Steak, primal vegies, bacon!

                        Best part about being Primal: Being able to eat a good size portion of primal foods and not feel guilty!! Yes, that's me.

                        Worst part about being Primal: I miss beer!!

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                        • The skinny on this minnie:
                          Your location: Melbourne
                          Age: 35
                          How Primal are you: pretty primal
                          Do you consume dairy: yes
                          Do you drink coffee or tea: yes
                          Motivator for switching to Primal: it made sense to me, I'm not good with carbs
                          Favourite exercise: Walking, walking and more walking
                          Favourite Primal food: Almost all food is my favourite food.
                          Best part about being Primal: Gay Panda
                          Worst part about being Primal: I miss Mexican food a fair bit. I like beans.
                          I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                          • Hello, Greetings from Portland OR
                            Just getting started on here..realizing carbs and sugar are my enemy. Maybe this is a way for me to kick the habit and be accountable.
                            Will be dropping in more..
                            thanks ! Deb

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                            • The skinny on this minnie:
                              Your location: Portland, OR
                              Age: 49
                              How Primal are you: as of today...pretty primal
                              Do you consume dairy: yes
                              Do you drink coffee or tea: yes
                              Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm not good with carbs..there is a direct link to my emotions through carbs & sugar and I ain't having it!!
                              Favourite exercise: Bikram Yoga
                              Favourite Primal food: not sure just yet
                              Best part about being Primal: ditto above
                              Worst part about being Primal: I freaking love pancakes & waffles

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