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  • Location: Canada
    Age: 46 or so
    How Primal are you: mostly
    Do you consume dairy: yeppers
    Do you drink coffee or tea: Is that a trick question....coffee as much as I can
    Motivator for switching: pain, weight gain, headaches, fatigue, frustration
    Favorite exercise: walking but unable to do anything but hand weights due to medical problems
    Favorite primal food: raspberries
    Best part of about being primal: food
    Worst part about being primal: none

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    • Your location: Vancouver Island

      Age (If you want):43

      How Primal are you: Very, check out my pic below !

      Do you consume dairy:Yes

      Do you drink coffee or tea: Both

      Motivator for switching to Primal: Always striving to improve my health and fitness.

      Favorite exercise: I love them all but if pushed then maybe Dips !

      Favorite Primal food: Easy one....STEAK !

      Best part about being Primal: Unleashing the animal within !!!

      Worst part about being Primal: Getting odd stares from my neighbors when exercising outside !


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      • Your location: Jacksonville, Fl

        Age (If you want): 32

        How Primal are you: 99.9999% (Im trying )

        Do you consume dairy: No

        Do you drink coffee or tea: Both

        Motivator for switching to Primal: Wanted to be healthier.

        Favorite exercise: Walking and Yoga

        Favorite Primal food: Bacon

        Best part about being Primal: Eating protein!

        Worst part about being Primal: Having to plan and bring my food, warm it up, and fight off other people for it at family gatherings.

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        • Your location: Australia

          Age (If you want): 28

          How Primal are you: About to begin

          Do you consume dairy: Not too much (lactose intolerance) and won't be.

          Do you drink coffee or tea: Not much (caffeine intolerance) and won't be.

          Motivator for switching to Primal: Health, just makes sense plus reading everyones success.

          Favorite exercise: Um....walking?

          Favorite Primal food: Not sure yet, just beginning. Can I be cheeky and say MEAT? haha

          Best part about being Primal: I think it will be feeling more primal

          Worst part about being Primal: kicking the sugar (but this will probably also be the best thing )

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          • Your location: Cheney, WA

            Age (If you want): 22

            How Primal are you: Just started June 12, 2013!

            Do you consume dairy: No

            Do you drink coffee or tea: No

            Motivator for switching to Primal: I got tired of feeling sluggish and being overweight. I constantly crave sugary/carby foods. I want to be the healthiest I can be!

            Favorite exercise: Don't really have one yet!

            Favorite Primal food: steak.

            Best part about being Primal: Almost a week in and I already have dropped 5 pounds and I am starting to feel better than I have before!

            Worst part about being Primal: The cravings. Definitely the cravings.

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            • Your location: Edinburgh, Scotland

              Age (If you want): 33

              How Primal are you: Just started this week having finished The Primal Blueprint!

              Do you consume dairy: Yes

              Do you drink coffee or tea: Both

              Motivator for switching to Primal: Want to lose weight, feel more motivated, and have more energy!

              Favorite exercise: Running

              Favorite Primal food: Venison

              Best part about being Primal: Being able to eat foods I would normally avoid.

              Worst part about being Primal: Difficult to get the shopping right.

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              • Your location: City of Subdued Excitement, Washington

                Age (If you want): 22

                How Primal are you: On a good day, 100%.

                Do you consume dairy: Every day (heavy cream and butter; some cheese)

                Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee, one 8 oz cup a day.

                Motivator for switching to Primal: It'll sound odd, but my cat went "primal" before I did. I switched her to an "evolutionary" food without grains or soy and she lost her indoor flab and seemed more energetic (July 2011). I had watched Fat Head on Netflix recently too, so I was thinking a lot about the lipid hypothesis. I weighed around 210 lbs. Less than a month later I sustained an upper back injury at work and picked up some Merrell minimalist shoes that helped me immediately (August to September 2011).

                From there it was kind of downhill. Through barefoot shoes and Fat Head I discovered Mark's Daily Apple and ordered the book. Never shut up about it, feel great, and (despite sustaining a shoulder injury at the same job) am working towards building my strength and losing the extra weight (down to 180s now). I've discovered the joy of cooking my own meals too, and have become quite the amateur cook!

                I've been a forum lurker for a year or so now and don't recall posting here. So here I am!

                Favorite exercise: Walking and functional movements. Working on the Four Essential Movements, slowly but surely.

                Favorite Primal food: Figs (I daydream about them sometimes <.<)

                Best part about being Primal: Feeling like hope for a healthy me isn't lost anymore.

                Worst part about being Primal: Having my lifestyle and dietary choices simplified in a negative light and not having the patience to quietly explain. :P
                "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for." - Allan K. Chalmers (1759-1834)

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                • Hello Mark !

                  My location : Switzerland / Swiss French excuse my poor English

                  Look like 50 but...59 :-(

                  I don't eat meal (not carnivore...), but i'm not a Primal

                  Sometimes I have a coffee, but prefer tea

                  Actually, I'm preparing a travel an installation in India, i like to eat not too much
                  but healthy food (rice, vegetables, pasta...seafood ;-) not ready to go primal right now...

                  ?

                  ?

                  I have a question :

                  check out one of my sites : fat loss belly factor

                  Is it possible to publish my last article (Olive oil) and/or to share links ?

                  Thanks in advance for your answer !

                  Best Regards

                  Jydee

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                  • Your location: Illinois

                    Age (If you want): 30

                    How Primal are you: 100%

                    Do you consume dairy: no, but I never really cared for dairy anyway.

                    Do you drink coffee or tea: yes, probally way too much

                    Motivator for switching to Primal: I just want to be healthier!

                    Favorite exercise: I love to walk with my kids in the double stroller, not much, but at least I'm not sitting on the couch all day. Hehe.

                    Favorite Primal food: I am in love with avocados.

                    Best part about being Primal: I have more energy, I concentrate better and my stress levels have gone way down.

                    Worst part about being Primal: people start to look at me weird when I tell them that I dont consume grains or dairy, I come from a meat and potatoes environment.

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                    • Ol para todos - hello everybody - Guten Tag zusammen

                      Hello, Im Rita, a German living in Brasil and its a huge time I dont write in english... Well, Im a catholic nun, economist, teacher, have 49 years and Im doing my Phd studies in social and labour-economics.
                      How Primal are you: im considering
                      Do you consume dairy: yes, coalhada and cheese
                      Do you drink coffee or tea: a cup of coffe, a lot of herb tea and some green tea
                      Motivator for switching to Primal: Maybe Im facing mitocondrial desease (its dificult to proove) and the primal blueprint came in my hands when I was desesperatly loooking for help to takle with that challenge
                      Favorite exercise: water-gym, bike, walking, yoga, Pilates and muscle-building (I have to do it; and I like to do it)
                      Favorite Primal food: meat; fish; vegetables, nuts - I love primal food! ah, coconut oil, hmmm...
                      Best part about being Primal: it makes me feel good, the food, living more slowly, more in real contact;
                      Worst part about being Primal: to be diferent, do eat diferent in an very rushy environment; and where Im living there is little alternative primal culture (restaurants, markets, products)...
                      Well, I need help, I asked for help and found Marks daily apple. Transformation is going on slowly but what had been possible to introduce in my routine is already doing well. Im very hopefull!

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                      • Hello

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                        Your location: Shreveport, LA

                        Age (If you want): 34

                        How Primal are you: partially

                        Do you consume dairy: yes (organic, full fat, local)

                        Do you drink coffee or tea: both (mostly coffee)

                        Motivator for switching to Primal: Improving health

                        Favorite exercise: Squats

                        Favorite Primal food: Steak

                        Best part about being Primal: Recovery from workouts

                        Worst part about being Primal: Social events (parties, big family gatherings)

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                        • Your location: Alabama

                          Age (If you want): 29

                          How Primal are you: 80% primal. I have occasional non-primal food, do a little more than suggested exercise, and sleep a bit less than recommended.

                          Do you consume dairy: Butter only.

                          Do you drink coffee or tea: One cup of coffee

                          Motivator for switching to Primal: Following a conventional wisdom regimen, I hit a fat loss plateau for a prolonged amount of time. Then remembered Einstein's quote: "You can't expect different results while you're doing the same thing." So I decided to give it a shot.

                          Favorite exercise: Running, caveman-like movements such as squat(deadlift)-to-clean-to-press.

                          Favorite Primal food: Rib-eye steak.

                          Best part about being Primal: I'm losing fat like crazy!

                          Worst part about being Primal: Having non-primal friends, family and significant other.

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                          • Your location: Adelaide Australia

                            Age (If you want): 53

                            How Primal are you: 85%

                            Do you consume dairy: yes

                            Do you drink coffee or tea: both but mostly tea

                            Motivator for switching to Primal: read wheat belly then found mda through that blog site

                            Favorite exercise: weights

                            Favorite Primal food:lamb chops

                            Best part about being Primal: have learnt to enjoy salads

                            Worst part about being Primal: much reduced ice cream intake

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                            • Your location: Los Angeles Basin

                              Age (If you want): 27

                              How Primal are you: Newbie--still getting all the HoneyNut Cheerios out of my cupboard.

                              Do you consume dairy: Oh yes. But mostly cheese and other fermented products, because I'm allergic to something in bovine dairy (whey or casein, I'm not sure which). The pasteurized milk affects me more than raw.

                              Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee! Coffeecoffeecoffeecoffee coffee...COFFEE!!! Er...yeah, I'm impossible without my daily joe.

                              Motivator for switching to Primal: Nothing else worked for my family's "jack sprat" situation. My husband is a carnivore, and I'm a carb-ivore (I'm Jack Sprat who could eat no fat, my husband is the one who ate no lean), and every diet/lifestyle we've tried as only (at best) slowed weight gain. I have a few friends who have converted to a paleo/primal diet with a lot of success. So I figure I've tried everything else--following the food pyramid, going full vegetarian, and just eating what I want and exercising a lot--so maybe I need to really pick a game changer.

                              Favorite exercise: Scuba diving! Well, swimming in general. Then horseback riding. Then hiking.

                              Favorite Primal food: Fat coffee, rib eye steaks, artichokes, and mushrooms.

                              Best part about being Primal: Feeling full after one serving.

                              Worst part about being Primal: No crusty artisan breads. Or soft pretzels.
                              "The most dangerous ideas in a society are not the ones that are being argued, but the ones that are assumed." C.S. Lewis

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                              • Your location: Asheville, NC

                                Age (If you want): 49

                                How Primal are you: Partially. We eat a lot of locally grown/in season veggies. I've been buying more locally grown meat - a friend has cows and we had some fresh ground beef a few weeks ago that was so so good. Nothing organic, just cows who rotate from pasture to pasture eating grass (with some grains once in a while).

                                Do you consume dairy: Yes, heavy cream with my coffee and usually a glass of milk each day (whatever I buy at the market). Might switch to local milk but it's 8.00/gal. Will get a quart this w/e.

                                Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, mostly coffee. 2 cups Costa Rican each morning with a bit of heavy cream. Sometimes a bit of splenda or raw sugar. Tea I'll drink whatever but it's not high on my list. I do like earl grey with a splash of cream.

                                Motivator for switching to Primal: To get myself back. I used to be very active then work and home life hit and derailed me. I gave up some hobbies due to work/home/school (I'm in college PT) and saw that I gained weight and my mood went to hell. Plus I saw how poorly my body reacts to carbs and sugary things. In the past I tried keto but it was hard to sustain that

                                Favorite exercise: hiking. I love hiking. Not strolls around the park but full on 3+ hour walks through the woods. A friend of mine and I go out a few times per week, once/wk we do something nearby, the other day we head out in the afternoon then tackle a new trail. I also surf some and have just starting SUPing.

                                Favorite Primal food: Fresh ground beef, cooked with some coconut oil over steamed veggies, such as broc or carrots.

                                Best part about being Primal: I'm new to this, still reading the 21 day book, but being healthy able to enjoy life is a big part of it.

                                Worst part about being Primal: I love great pastries.

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