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  • Your location: Upstate NY

    Age (If you want):39

    How Primal are you:2 days in and loving it! Haven't gone Organic yet

    Do you consume dairy: plain Greek yogurt, I even dropped the creamer which I thought was impossible

    Do you drink coffee or tea:yes

    Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm too fat and want off the toxic Omeprezole!

    Favorite exercise: hiking

    Favorite Primal food:MEAT

    Best part about being Primal: weight control

    Worst part about being Primal: no beer

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    • Hi All - Newbie here. I've been dabbling for a while but am ready to commit!

      The Questions:


      Your location: Oregon

      Age (If you want): 44

      How Primal are you: 70/30. Working on 80/20.

      Do you consume dairy: Rarely

      Do you drink coffee or tea: Both

      Motivator for switching to Primal: Tired of feeling like the Blerch (oatmeal.com)

      Favorite exercise: Hiking

      Favorite Primal food: coconut milk

      Best part about being Primal: all that extra energy I seem to have

      Worst part about being Primal: Trying to convince my husband and young boys that we should eat this way all the time.

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      • Your location: Florida

        Age (If you want): 33

        How Primal are you: So/so. I'm at the very beginning of my journey and so I'm still struggling to create good habits.

        Do you consume dairy: Right now, yes. I'm planning on going without for a few weeks to see if it helps with some inflammation I'm experiencing though.

        Do you drink coffee or tea: Both

        Motivator for switching to Primal: Almost entirely weight, but I have a few other issues I'm pretty convinced would be helped if I were more consistent.

        Favorite exercise: Jogging & Kettlebells

        Favorite Primal food: A good, juicy steak

        Best part about being Primal: I feel fantastic!

        Worst part about being Primal: Dealing with naysayers.

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        • Salut!

          French guy writing here
          I am not a primal newbie but new in these forums. Not sure I have much to contribute but I like chatting about foods and lifestyle. As you can guess from my forum name, I like French fries ... but only home-made and oven-baked after I coated them with a think layer of duck fat! So yes, I am a "potato" kind of guy (I am not talking about my body shape, mind you).

          If I look at the PB loose rules, I could say I am 99% primal. I do eat some (pseudo) grains and beans once in a while but I believe one should not ignore large portions of the food spectrum, I don't subscribe to the "adhere 100% to the paleo diet or prepare to suffer from neolithic diseases". Specifically, I prefer rice, quinoa (like in salads) and buckwheat (French crÍpes mmmmh!), chickpeas and occasional butterbeans.
          I do dairy as well but only the A2 type. I read that book from some New-Zealand guy and consequently switched to A2 type dairy after a long period of complete absence of dairy in our home. My kids are doing just fine on that type of dairy and I have no problem myself as long as it is fermented (not very good at lactose digestion).

          For the workout, I am into body weight stuff, core strength training, biking and lost of walking. I am quite lean (around 12% BF) but have built muscle mass over the last 6 months when I started to be serious about pull-ups and other body weight WO.
          I recently bought a slackline which I have yet to install in my garden. I was very inspired by a British fellow called Harry Cloudfoot (he's got a blog at harrycloudfoot | FREELANCE WRITER | SLACKLINE INSTRUCTOR | PERSONAL TRAINER | LONDON.). I like his self-experimenting with new things and he seems to derive a LOT of fun. That's how it should be

          OK, enough about myself. Sorry if my English sounds funny or is misspelled but this is not my mother-tongue ...

          Au revoir

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          • Your location: Charleston, South Carolina, USA

            Age (If you want): 34

            How Primal are you: I'm just starting. My kitchen is 95% primal. I'm still working on eating out and social events that revolve around food.

            Do you consume dairy: No milk or yogurt. I'm trying to reduce my cheese intake to 1-2 times a week. And I still use cream in my coffee.

            Do you drink coffee or tea: 4-6 cups of coffee a week.

            Motivator for switching to Primal: To lose weight and for overall better health. And I recently had a daughter and I don't want her to grow up with the same eating habits my parents taught me.

            Favorite exercise: walking

            Favorite Primal food: steak and pork

            Best part about being Primal: I have already had such an increase in energy and no longer have the sugar lows from eating simple carbs.

            Worst part about being Primal: Not sure yet. I certainly miss sweets but I'm hoping these cravings will lessen ASAP!

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            • [QUOTE=Anonymous;280]In other forums I've been a member of in the past - at least for small communities - there's been a 'introduce yourself' thread with some questions that people can answer. I know that there are people reading this forum that are fully primal, partially primal, and are considering it. I thought that I'd put some questions together to cover these things just to get an idea of who's out there.


              The Questions:


              Your location: Pueblo, Colorado

              Age (If you want): 44

              How Primal are you: Just starting - trying for 100%

              Do you consume dairy: As of today - just greek plain yogurt

              Do you drink coffee or tea: Neither

              Motivator for switching to Primal: Addiction to breads. Have tried other 'diets' and they aren't working. Tired of eating every 2-3 hours and having cravings and headaches if I miss a meal. Tired of being over 40 and still dealing with break outs on my face. Tired of being tired!

              Favorite exercise: walking, hiking, swimming (although I don't get to do this very often - is prob my favorite overall)

              Favorite Primal food: Eggs

              Best part about being Primal: so far, it is eating more naturally

              Worst part about being Primal: Having non primal in the house and having breads and cereals around. Hope to change that as they see me get healthier!
              44 F 5'5
              SW 205.4
              CW 180.4
              GW 150

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              • Your location: Edmonton, Canada



                Age (If you want): 14



                How Primal are you: 100%



                Do you consume dairy: No



                Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes



                Motivator for switching to Primal: Optimal growth and health



                Favorite exercise: pull ups



                Favorite Primal food: eggs, salmon and red cabbage



                Best part about being Primal: only need 7 hours of sleep, better mood, a LOT less acne than before.



                Worst part about being Primal: No oatmeal & peanut butter

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                • The Questions:


                  Your location:Austin Tx

                  Age (If you want):27

                  How Primal are you:Considering

                  Do you consume dairy: Yes( limited amount)

                  Do you drink coffee or tea:Tea mostly

                  Motivator for switching to Primal: Medical condition (PCOS)

                  Favorite exercise: Zumba and walking

                  Favorite Primal food:Everything

                  Best part about being Primal:

                  Worst part about being Primal:
                  Don't Know yet

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                  • Hi guys,

                    I've been following the daily apple for a long time but never visited the forums. I like the personalisation aspect of paleo but I'm not a fan of restricting foods just moderating them. I'm using my blog cellyoursole as a place to explore what might help make me and my family stronger. I'm hoping to learn a lot from discussions here.

                    I see the body as an extremely complex ecosystem. Far more complex than rocket science. The interplay between the aspects of hunting, gathering and eating is fascinating to me.

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                    • I just joined yesterday

                      is the carb / protein/ fat thing overwheliming for everyone or just me?

                      I really want to do this one right.

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                      • Originally posted by Tracey View Post
                        I just joined yesterday

                        is the carb / protein/ fat thing overwheliming for everyone or just me?

                        I really want to do this one right.
                        The low carb/high protein/high fat is the main priority of mine.

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                        • Originally posted by Tracey View Post
                          I just joined yesterday

                          is the carb / protein/ fat thing overwheliming for everyone or just me?

                          I really want to do this one right.
                          Welcome Tracy, I hope you have a great time with the primal lifestyle. At the outset I think the big thing to remember is to just eat real food - meat, eggs, veges, fish, some fruit nuts and dairy, while steering clear of processed items including those seed oils, most things in a package, and the grains. This should go a long way towards making you feel better and healthier.

                          Then you can start to play around with the "carb / protein / fat thing". I don't count much of anything. My rather simplistic approach is to base each meal round a serving of protein, surround it with lots of colourful veges, and add a little dollop of a wholesome fat. Mix n match.
                          Annie Ups the Ante
                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                          • Hello everybody! I've been lurking here for weeks, decided today that's just about time to register and come out from shadows.
                            Greets from Poland

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                            • Dzień dobry!

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                              • Hi All... New to the site but not to Paleo...


                                Your location: Long Beach, CA

                                Age (If you want): 34

                                How Primal are you: 98%

                                Do you consume dairy: no

                                Do you drink coffee or tea: sometimes

                                Motivator for switching to Primal: Obesity and insuilin resistance

                                Favorite exercise: Water Arobics

                                Favorite Primal food: Rib Eye Steak!

                                Best part about being Primal: The infamous "low carb flu"

                                Worst part about being Primal: No dairy

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