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  • Your location: Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

    Age (If you want): 34

    How Primal are you: Strictly primal

    Do you consume dairy: Yes, cheese.

    Do you drink coffee or tea: No.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Better health and loss weight

    Favorite exercise: Sprint

    Favorite Primal food: Steak

    Best part about being Primal: More energy and burn fat. Delicious food too.

    Worst part about being Primal: Eat out house.

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    • Your location: Central Florida USA

      Age (If you want): 62

      How Primal are you: 95%, I try for 100% but am not obsessive

      Do you consume dairy: no except per month about 1/4 cup KerryGold grass fed butter, 1/8 cup creamed cheese and 1 lb aged cheese.

      Do you drink coffee or tea: black decaffeinated coffee one cup per day

      Motivator for switching to Primal: I am a physiologist, makes pure sense, can't beat the logic or science, and I got results

      Favorite exercise: swimming, sailing

      Favorite Primal food: bacon

      Best part about being Primal: health and sense of well-being

      Worst part about being Primal: Less beer, went from 6 Coronas a day to two Bud Select 55s a day

      Here is my story. I am a professional physiologist, specialist in carbohydrate metabolism. The more I researched and studied carbs, fats, inflammation triggers, polyphenolics and designed custom diets to manage diseases (using medical foods), the closer and closer I came to realize I was advocating a paleo diet. Adding some logic (and not rejecting ALL foods that were not available 15,000 years ago, but allowing those that fit the concept metabolically) and lifestyle changes brought me to Primal. I am male, was 224 lbs (did not look fat at all though), 6 ft, with triglycerides 321 and TC 322, BP 134/85. I made my own induction phase. For one month I had one egg and 1 cup black coffee for breakfast, a 10 oz bag of leaf salad at lunch, a mixed salad (lettuce, broccolli, cauliflower, carrots) and all the seafood I could eat for dinner. Only drank water. In one month the triglycerides and LDLs were cut in half and within recommended range, BP 117/80, weight 194. From then on I consumed a "normal" Primal diet, probably very close to what Mark Sisson eats, but I do not exercise nearly as much, I consume 1 glass of red wine and 2 Bud 55s a day, and 4 oz aged cheese over the weekends. My numbers have remained the same for months, but I am now down to 190. I feel great and folks tell me I look great.
      Last edited by mjahrens; 10-25-2013, 08:53 AM. Reason: added history

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      • Your location: Netherlands

        Age (If you want):53

        How Primal are you:About 80-90%

        Do you consume dairy:yes - I can't find any non dairy alternative to low fat milk in my morning coffee - don't like fatty coffee - and I love yogurt especially Turkish - 10% fat

        Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes all the time - though I have cut the coffee to 2-3 cup mainly decaf and drink herbal teas the rest of the day

        Motivator for switching to Primal: have always been keen on good fresh organic home grown food but cutting grains and pulses seems to work with me too - Having Gone primal I can tell I don't have a gluten allergy but I have always enjoyed a relatively low carb diet (below 100g) and it is much easier without the grains etc.

        Favorite exercise: Strength training and walking and hiking (can't decide which is favourite)

        Favorite Primal food: Smoked salmon?

        Best part about being Primal: feel good, and lose weight in fits and starts especially as i practice 5/2 diet with it

        Worst part about being Primal: not wanting to eat he foods I used to enjoy!

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        • Your location: Montana, USA

          Age (If you want): 42

          How Primal are you: Total newbie.

          Do you consume dairy: Some cheese, small amounts of whole milk

          Do you drink coffee or tea: tea only, never picked up a taste for coffee

          Motivator for switching to Primal: I was injured badly in a car accident, and I'm trying to deal with residual, chronic damage/pain, and finally faced the fact I need to correct my severe bad eating habits that I've been wallowing in since the accident which has piled on the weight consequently exacerbating the initial damage.

          Favorite exercise: I haven't tried anything since the accident :-(

          Favorite Primal food: Let y'all know in a few weeks

          Best part about being Primal: Haven't decided yet.

          Worst part about being Primal: So far, nothing :-)

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          • The Questions:


            Your location:
            Bangalore

            Age (If you want):

            24

            How Primal are you:35%
            I used have gains and all

            Do you drink coffee or tea:

            Ya both

            Motivator for switching to Primal:

            started out as an experiment, half a year ago, and I found it fantastic, no sugar dip before meals, and no after meal "coma"

            Favorite exercise:

            walk
            Favorite Primal food:

            all

            Best part about being Primal:

            Makes me feel good

            Worst part about being Primal:

            None

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            • 1.Location: Sweden

              2. Age: 53

              3. Totally, first I did Whole 30, then on the 21 Challenge

              4. Dairy: no

              5. Coffee: no. Tea: only herb or cinnamon, ginger or yogi tea

              6. motivator and my goals: health and happiness and weight

              7. Exercise: dancing, walking, archery

              8. Food favorite: ground meat with beets and coconut milk in a stew, But I just love all of the real paleofood

              9. Happy, calm, energy, no cravings for sweets, lost weight about 15kg

              10. nothing at all!

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              • Heya

                Your location: Netherlands

                Age (If you want): 25

                How Primal are you: 85-90%

                Do you consume dairy: Yup

                Do you drink coffee or tea: Both, please.

                Motivator for switching to Primal: Sounded interesting, paleo sounded interesting but a bit 'too much', reading The Primal Blueprint just made a lot of sense.

                Favorite exercise: Bodyweight exercises! At the moment I'd say my favourite exercise is the decline push up but that might just be because of how epic I feel for even being able to do those

                Favorite Primal food: Bananas! Still can't get over the fact that I never realised that if flour-based banana pancakes were awesome it would be much, much better if you just combine egg with banana (and perhaps some coconut flour or dried coconut - but I think plain egg/banana pancakes are the best. Ever.)

                Best part about being Primal: Enjoying real, good-for-you, food much more than when my tastebuds were being ruined by all the sugar and additives in processed junk.

                Worst part about being Primal: Sometimes being thought of as weird. Oh... and farts got a lot smellier.

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                • Originally posted by NZNL View Post
                  Do you consume dairy:yes - I can't find any non dairy alternative to low fat milk in my morning coffee - don't like fatty coffee - and I love yogurt especially Turkish - 10% fat
                  Have you tried almond milk? You can make your own too if there are no unsweetened brands sold over there.
                  How to make almond milk coffee creamer at home.
                  My diary comics
                  My fitness inspiration blog

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                  • Your location: Winter Haven, FL

                    Age (If you want): 45

                    How Primal are you: 90%+

                    Do you consume dairy: No

                    Do you drink coffee or tea: Green Tea

                    Motivator for switching to Primal: Health Reasons

                    Favorite exercise: Bicycle Sprints

                    Favorite Primal food: Seafood

                    Best part about being Primal: I feel great!

                    Worst part about being Primal: Increased expense for organic/grass fed/wild caught/etc.

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                    • Hi, I'm Margret

                      Your location: New York City

                      Age (If you want): 44

                      How Primal are you: Partially

                      Do you consume dairy: Yes

                      Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes

                      Motivator for switching to Primal: I lost my infant son to SIDS on Christmas Day 2011. I am 44 and in a pre-diabetic state. I am totally focused on getting as healthy as I can be and getting pregnant.

                      Favorite exercise: Walking and Yoga are my equal favorites.

                      Favorite Primal food: Grass-fed lamb chops

                      Best part about being Primal: Feeling good all over

                      Worst part about being Primal: Other people think I'm crazy

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                      • Your location: Oklahoma

                        Age (If you want): 36

                        How Primal are you: 80%-ish, hoping to be 95%+ by 1/1/2014

                        Do you consume dairy: Heck yes. (not to make you too jealous, but we have a raw milk dairy just outside town. picked up some cheese curds yesterday...)

                        Do you drink coffee or tea: Both

                        Motivator for switching to Primal: Health and weight loss

                        Favorite exercise: Spin Class! (don't wag your finger and invoke chronic Cardio at me--she's big on intervals and I typically use it as a sprint workout)

                        Favorite Primal food: Bacon, Cheese, seafood, bacon, a good steak, chicken, bacon, guacamole, sausage, fresh tomatoes, and bacon. Also Bacon.

                        Best part about being Primal: I have more mental and physical energy than i ever thought humanly possible.

                        Worst part about being Primal: staring at the bowl of corn chips at the local mexican joint after ordering a nice well-behaved plate of fajitas (hold the starches) and willing them not to go into my mouth (I usually fail, but have learned to limit the damage).

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                        • Hi all, I've been thinking about switching to a Paleo/Primal diet for a while and finally decided to take the plunge. Hopefully interacting with the forum will keep me on track :P

                          Name: Rob

                          Your location: Cardiff, Wales

                          Age (If you want): 23

                          How Primal are you: Just beginning my transition, but hoping to be fully primal if all goes to plan

                          Do you consume dairy: At this moment yes. As a test to see if there are any benefits I would consider dropping this out of my diet in the future though

                          Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee (many, many cups )

                          Motivator for switching to Primal: Years of poor diet, I lost a lot of weight a few years ago but have been in a spiral of dieting since. Reading this website has shown me how wide of the mark dieting advice is and I'd like to sort myself out...I loathe calorie counting also

                          Favorite exercise: Running, usually on a treadmill as it rains a lot here. Biking/Motorcycling, full body workout and it's a lot of fun

                          Favorite Primal food: Tomatoes, Peppers and Onions seem to be in everything I make, I also love strawberry and blueberry smoothies.

                          Best part about being Primal: Potential limitless I guess, health benifits, end of dieting cycle, no more binge eating. I hear a lot about clarity of thought which would be fantastic as I always feel foggy.

                          Worst part about being Primal: My own lack of creativity, I'm not the best cook and I have to learn to use ingredients I've never used before. Don't shout at me but I'm a vegetarian at the moment and eating meat (without feeling bad) will be something I will have to re-learn

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                          • Hi everybody! Been reading along here for a couple of months, figure it's time to dive in.

                            Your location: Central Illinois

                            Age: 36

                            How Primal are you: About 85-90%

                            Do you consume dairy: Yes

                            Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee.

                            Motivator for switching to Primal: A natural gravitation to eating real foods and less carbs made me start searching for something new, and I came across MDA. I'd like to lose some weight (20-25 pounds), but more importantly, I just want to be healthier, have more energy, etc.

                            Favorite exercise: Hiking! I just love being outdoors.

                            Favorite Primal food: Steak. (Mmmm, steak.)

                            Best part about being Primal: I have energy!

                            Worst part about being Primal: Dealing with other people who don't get it, who insist on telling me how unhealthy it is, because "you have to eat grains!"

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                            • Hi - long-time lurker, newbie poster. I've been reading and watching and getting my cravings under control. I followed PB to the letter about three years ago, lost the excess fat, and then when I had a dessert at a family gathering, I turned back into a sugar-devouring SAD monster again.

                              Now it's 2013, and I still have PCOS, am insulin-resistant, take drugs daily for migraines, and hit my Eek!-weight in June. I started eating more Primal again over the summer, cut out grains again, and lost 10 pounds. I've been following the PaleoPlan 21-Day Paleo Cleanse for the last couple weeks, and feel fantastic. I'm starting to worry about what I'm going to eat when the Cleanse is over (very strict Paleo) and I need some support. My goal is to kick the Metformin and get back into the "healthy" range on the weight charts.

                              Your location: Michigan

                              Age (If you want): 39

                              How Primal are you: strict Paleo (no dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, nightshades...for now)

                              Do you consume dairy: no (for now)

                              Do you drink coffee or tea: one cup of green tea/day

                              Motivator for switching to Primal: expand food options, and lose weight

                              Favorite exercise: walking

                              Favorite Primal food: bacon

                              Best part about being Primal: feel better

                              Worst part about being Primal: explaining to other ppl why I don't eat things with them (esp. family!)

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                              • Your location: Colorado, USA

                                Age: 25

                                How Primal are you?: Unfortunately, about 50/50

                                Do you consume dairy?: Sure do!

                                Do you drink coffee or tea?: Both

                                Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm a stressed out graduate student and I've recently lost both of my parents to cancer... like within the last 9 months. I've adopted very poor habits, have stopped exercising, and have gained weight. I feel sick, tired, and frankly, very gross.

                                Favorite form of exercise: Hiking, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and good ol' strength training

                                Favorite Primal Food: MEAT

                                Best part about being Primal: I haven't taken the official, dedicated plunge yet so I can't really say. But I know I will be feeling better soon.

                                Worst part about being Primal: Explaining to others why BREAD IS REALLY BAD FOR YOU.
                                Last edited by iknwthpcsft; 11-06-2013, 01:31 PM. Reason: Forgot half the questions.

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