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  • Your location: Alberta, Canada

    Age (If you want): 43

    How Primal are you: Cut out grains and legumes entirely about 6 weeks ago. Otherwise, I think I've been eating pretty healthy over the last year or so ie. no highly processed foods, we consume organic/grass fed/free-range as much as possible.

    Do you consume dairy: Milk in my tea and coffee, occasionally some aged cheese and some yogourt.

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, one of each daily.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: My teenage son's encouragement that I at least give it a try because the diet recommended to DH and I by dietitians just wasn't working.

    Favorite exercise: I love being active in general. I don't see it so much as exercise as simply having fun while moving about my day

    Favorite Primal food: I love my steamed veggies and seafood, beef, and chicken.

    Best part about being Primal: I love cooking so coming up with interesting meal varieties each day is grand!

    Worst part about being Primal: I'm having issues digesting fats and I seem to always be hungry. Hoping to learn how that can be overcome.

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    • Greetings, I'm currently serving as an officer in the US Army stationed in Hawaii and I'm getting back into the Primal/Paleo way of eating as often as possible. I first became introduced to all this two years ago via Dr. Loren Cordain's The Paleo Diet. I lapsed a little bit last year but recently reading the Primal Blueprint and seeing the diet chart for it at my local CrossFit box while at home on leave inspired me to try again.

      Your location: Hawaii

      Age (If you want): 30

      How Primal are you: Getting better, I think I'm at a 60/40 split right now but I'm trying to ease towards an 80/20 split as detailed in the book.

      Do you consume dairy: Yes, mostly cream in my coffee.

      Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, kona coffee is a favorite of mine.

      Motivator for switching to Primal: Well, I stand 5'6" and after my most recent Army Physical Fitness Test I was weighed in at 176 lbs, 22% of that bodyfat according to the Army tape test.

      Favorite exercise: I'm quite fond of weightlifting, generally I use very minimalistic programs built around the the three powerlifts or variations of that and the overhead press as well as kettlebell work.

      I currently follow Rob Shaul's Mountain Athlete program for my physical fitness.

      Favorite Primal food: That's mostly leaner cuts of beef or chicken and rather healthy helpings of seafoods of different varieties.

      Best part about being Primal: The fact that the guidelines are reasonable, lean meats, fresh veggies and fruits, roots for carbohydrates and the like.

      Worst part about being Primal: Well, being of Filipino descent giving up rice was a rather difficult choice for me given it was my predominant carbohydrate source for most of my life. I've since largely converted to using white and sweet potatoes (trying to lean towards the latter more often) and plantains for my carbohydrates.

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      • Hi all.

        Answers to "The Questions":


        Name: Pedro

        Your location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

        Age (If you want): 44 (just double checked this number, I can't believe it either)

        How Primal are you: A truly primal bastard, indeed. Food wise, I eat real food, not too much and mostly meat, veggies, some fruit and nuts. I avoid processed food-like substances, sugar and grains (specifically the Devil's wheat and all hell-based others). I'm a big fan of exercise, sleep and play. Love the primal blueprint and really have tried to apply its tenants into my lifestyle.

        Do you consume dairy: Yes, but very selectively. Mostly butter for cooking purposes. I avoid milk like the plague. Honestly, still haven't made up my mind on dairy going forward.

        Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee, previously by the gallon, now reduced to a single blissful cup daily.

        Motivator for switching to Primal: I used to struggle with sugar and grains (read: doughnuts and everything else that came to mind) and wanted to get off the weight lose/weight gain roller coaster. This was a natural extension and it works.

        Favorite exercise: I love lifting heavy things. Deadlifts and squats are my favorite barbell exercises. I walk my dog for an hour daily and love to do sprints on a Concept 2 or cross country skis. I never run, unless I am being chased, which seldom happens, thankfully.

        Favorite Primal food: Pastured, grass fed steak

        Best part about being Primal: The overall approach to food, exercise, play and rest. It simply feels like the right thing to do.

        Worst part about being Primal: Did I mention the lack of doughnuts in my life? No, there is nothing in the lifestyle that is really a "worse part", especially, if you don't take it (or yourself) to seriously.

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        • Your location: Scotland

          Age (If you want): 29

          How Primal are you: new and trying very hard

          Do you consume dairy: only goat dairy

          Do you drink coffee or tea: tea occasionally with goat milk I like herbal teas

          Motivator for switching to Primal: health I feel awful after having a c section and being very drugged up in hospital I feel worse. I have blood pressure issues too and need lose alot of weight


          Favorite exercise: walking and stretching

          Favorite Primal food is meat...lamb

          :Best part about being Primal: makes me satisfied
          Worst part about being Primal: not sure... eating out I guess

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          • Hi,

            My name is Chris & I'm new to Primal. I'm here because I need a new focus on my health and when reading up about the lifestyle it makes sense.

            The Questions:

            Your location: Yorkshire, England.

            Age (If you want): 39.

            How Primal are you: Just starting out so in the process of converting. That's why I'm here. Hell of a lot to think about though & read through.

            Do you consume dairy: Yes, especially Cheese!

            Do you drink coffee or tea: Love my morning Coffee. I struggle to function without it.

            Motivator for switching to Primal: Healthy lifestyle & to lose weight. I seem to be able to add the pounds as quickly as I run those miles.

            Favorite exercise: Running. Despite being a big lad I have now been running again for the last 2 1/2yrs.

            Favorite Primal food: Steak

            Best part about being Primal: Not sure yet (hopefully being healthy)

            Worst part about being Primal: So far it's the astonishment on my wife's face when I told her I was thinking about going Primal. Her first reaction was, 'What the hell am I going to cook for you?'. I think at the moment she thinks it's just another fad but she is being supportive.

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            • Hi
              My name is Amanda and i'm here because I was very depressed at the end of last year. I wanted to see if I could change my mood by changing my diet a little. My diet is/was pretty good but a bit low in protein. I wouldn't mind losing about 14lb as well!

              Your location:London

              Age (If you want):49

              How Primal are you:at the mo - 100%

              Do you consume dairy:full fat plain yoghurt. No cheese

              Do you drink coffee or teanly rooibos tea

              Motivator for switching to Primal: mood

              Favorite exercise:weight class, and boxing

              Favorite Primal food: grass fed steak

              Best part about being Primal: energy is sky high

              Worst part about being Primal: sleep is not so good
              'Myths which are believed in tend to become true'
              George Orwell

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              • Your location: Sydney Australia

                Age (If you want): 30

                How Primal are you: about 90%

                Do you consume dairy: milk in coffee and butter in cooking... that's about it!

                Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee

                Motivator for switching to Primal: Husband's influence and weight management

                Favorite exercise: Running/ Jogging and surfing

                Favorite Primal food: Steak and bacon (yum)

                Best part about being Primal: That I love meat

                Worst part about being Primal: I love(d) fresh white bread

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                • Hi everyone!

                  Your location: Alaska

                  How Primal are you: Trying for 100%, at least for a while

                  Do you consume dairy: Butter and cheese but I am trying to stop

                  Do you drink coffee or tea: Both

                  Motivator for switching to Primal: To get cravings under control and lose the baby weight

                  Favorite exercise: pilates - I go to an amazing studio that has completely changed my body

                  Favorite Primal food: seasoned ground beef

                  Best part about being Primal: Not feeling hungry every couple hours

                  Worst part about being Primal: My husband and I are used to cooking lots of Sichuan food that is eaten over rice and trying to figure out how to deal with that both for myself and the family.

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                  • Hello all!

                    Age: 40

                    Your location: Boston

                    How Primal are you: 90%

                    Do you consume dairy: Butter, cream and some cheese

                    Do you drink coffee or tea: Both

                    Motivator for switching to Primal: Overweight, fatigued, hypertensive

                    Favorite exercise: walking/hiking

                    Favorite Primal food: Steak

                    Best part about being Primal: Not feeling hungry all the time and very few cravings for pasta/pizza/cookies

                    Worst part about being Primal: Attending parties or family functions loaded with junk food

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                    • Your location: India

                      Age (If you want):25

                      How Primal are you:

                      Do you consume dairy: no

                      Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee

                      Motivator for switching to Primal:

                      Favorite exercise: Running

                      Favorite Primal food:Milk

                      Best part about being Primal:

                      Worst part about being Primal:

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                      • Your location: Virginia

                        Age (If you want): 43

                        How Primal are you: Newbie - so far doing good... about 80%

                        Do you consume dairy: Yes

                        Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee

                        Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss

                        Favorite exercise: Walking, dancing, lifting

                        Favorite Primal food: Meat, butter, avocados

                        Best part about being Primal: I feel better than I did last week!

                        Worst part about being Primal: Trying to get myself off grains

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                        • Your location: Onatrio, Canada

                          Age (If you want): 41

                          How Primal are you: Been Primal for over a year, slipping off and on. Now back to it because for me it elevates my joint pain, migraines, and I just feel better over all.

                          Do you consume dairy: yes

                          Do you drink coffee or tea: love coffee

                          Motivator for switching to Primal: Pain and migraine relief

                          Favorite exercise: hiking

                          Favorite Primal food: Greek yogurt

                          Best part about being Primal: no carb or sugar cravings. overall just feel better

                          Worst part about being Primal: Nothing at all!!

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                          • Your location: Northern Minnesota

                            Age (If you want): 55

                            How Primal are you: Very beginning stages.... still contemplating and needing to dive in.

                            Do you consume dairy: whole milk, real butter, whole cream

                            Do you drink coffee or tea: yes, both

                            Motivator for switching to Primal: Need to get healthier, lose weight, feel better.

                            Favorite exercise: big downfall here. It use to be walking - but I have such a bad arthritic back now, it hurts when I walk.

                            Favorite Primal food: chicken?

                            Best part about being Primal: I know I'll feel better way hen I look back on when I was thin (20 years ago) this seemed to be the way I ate: chicken, veggies, eggs, some rice.

                            Worst part about being Primal: I love sweets and pastries

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                            • Hi everyone,

                              I'm from South Australia

                              I am 26 years of age

                              At the moment I am just beginning my Primal Lifestyle. I guess you could sayI am still in the transitional phase.

                              I do consume dairy, I have a greek yoghurt every morning for the antioxidant benefits.

                              I don't drink coffee or tea often. I find drinking coffee interrupts my sleeping patterns.

                              My motivation I guess it looks like an easily followable lifestyle with many benefits. I have put on a little too much bodyfat recently and would like to rid of it. traditionally I was what I guess you could call a "lopsided gym goer" training for size but not much functionality. I guess I want to look better, feel better, be fitter, healthier.

                              I have only just read the PBF eBook and got my starting Levels for the essential 4 body weight exercises. I guess my favourite would be pushups out of them.

                              Favourite food..I really love meat. All kinds of meat and this way of eating allows me to eat as much as I want (within reason )

                              Best part about being primal IMO would be the amount of meat and fats I can eat.

                              I haven't been going primal too long so I haven't got much experiece with what the worst part about primal is, but I'd say it would be the going against social normality at times can be hard. Having to remember why you are doing certain things.

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                              • Your location: Midwest, USA

                                Age (If you want): 31

                                How Primal are you: A week in to whole 30 right now, plan on transitioning into a more sustainable 80/20 after that

                                Do you consume dairy: Yes

                                Do you drink coffee or tea: Both

                                Motivator for switching to Primal: Better health

                                Favorite exercise: Hiking with a pack

                                Favorite Primal food: Steak

                                Best part about being Primal: More Bacon

                                Worst part about being Primal: Less Beer

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