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  • The Questions:

    I am just in the "thinking about" and learning stages, so my answers are rather incomplete at this time.


    Your location: PNW

    Age (If you want): 53

    How Primal are you: Not at all at this time

    Do you consume dairy: Cheese, not milk

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Some coffee, mostly decaf

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Wanting to feel better and have more energy

    Favorite exercise: Used to be running, but foot and hip problems have effectively ended that

    Favorite Primal food:

    Best part about being Primal:

    Worst part about being Primal:

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    • Hey everyone! My name is Kait and this is me.

      Your location: New Orleans, LA

      Age (If you want): 19

      How Primal are you: 90% [Still adjusting]

      Do you consume dairy: In small amounts, cheese is a weakness of mine...

      Do you drink coffee or tea: Green Tea mostly. Coffee when I need something more rich.

      Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss AND Fitness

      Favorite exercise: Walking on a cool day

      Favorite Primal food: Steak :]

      Best part about being Primal: Never Feeling Hungry

      Worst part about being Primal: The lack of "wiggle room" in social situations or spontaneous moments. Being young and in college is a huge part of this issue :/

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      • Hey guys!

        I am futhark.

        Your location: Oslo, Norway

        Age (If you want): 25

        How Primal are you: 50%

        Do you consume dairy: small amounts

        Do you drink coffee or tea: herbal/green tea, real stuff - no teabags.

        Motivator for switching to Primal: I am overweight, I feel bloated, have little energy, low self-esteem, think I have lactose intolerance/c°liaki(intolerance to wheat and grains) and I want to turn all the above negatives into positives!

        Favorite exercise: Walking

        Favorite Primal food: Beef (bacon too!)

        Best part about being Primal: My stomach is more relaxed, more energy, I don't feel like I have to eat something to make time pass by or to just fill'er up.

        Worst part about being Primal: The feeling that I have to give up on the bad food my body craves..

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        • Hello all,
          I jumped aboard the paleo/primal lifestyle 18 days ago when i found the whole 30 challenge. I'd read about it before and it really seemed to make sense, but had yet to implement it; I LOVE pastries! Which may have something to do with my bulging waistline, i'm pushing 285 and a healthy weight for my frame and height is about 200. I picked up a couple 45pound kettlebells and i've been throwing those around 4 days a week as per a Mahler routine I found, I really enjoy Kb's, it's much different than my old staples of bench and squat and I love how my whole gym fits beside my shoe-rack. Anyways, It's my goal to shape up for spring, i'd like to be sub 250 before the new year and press on from there. This is a great site and a helpful forum, I look forward to sharing my journey with all.

          PS. 18 days in and 100% compliant. I find myself recovering very fast from workouts, no DOMS whatsoever (which is odd considering it's a completely new exercise regime) and feeling great!

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          • Oh yes,
            I'm a 30 year old guy from Victoria, BC, Canada (eh).

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            • Your location: Orange County, CA

              Age (If you want): 36

              How Primal are you: Mostly

              Do you consume dairy: Yes. Heavy Whipping cream in my coffee.

              Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, both.

              Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight Loss. Read Mark's book and it is one of the few diet book that made sense to me.

              Favorite exercise: Kung Fu

              Favorite Primal food: Bacon

              Best part about being Primal: Losing weight, feeling good, getting healthy and telling people that half the stuff they are eating is going to kill them.

              Worst part about being Primal: Nothing. I started the blueprint 2 months ago at 310 lbs. I am now 278 lbs and couldn't be happier. I have hit a plateau and have not lost weight for a week or so but that could be the beers I have been drinking. I want to lose a total of 100 lbs.

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              • MAR Introduction to the Primal Community

                I am newly primal - I have been trying to slowly move in that direction for about 3 weeks - I live in Jacksonville, Florida--my heart is in the mountains. I am 42, I haven't given up dairy - some milk in coffee and a little cheese here and there - coffee and green tea are part of my life - I think I can give up dairy - but, I like something in my coffee -- I tried coconut milk - not sure I like it. Yogadaily and a women I met at Native sun are the primary motivator's for my switch to Primal-My favorite exercise is Running, weight training, walking and yoga. Favorite Primal Food - I enjoyed the Buffalo roast this week and plan on making the Buffalo Chili this weekend. I am not sure what the best part of being primal is yet - I will revisit that question down the road -- worst part is giving up sugar: I want to be rid of craving sugar - so I am going to prevail! There you have it - oh, and I like Red wine - not every day a few times a week.

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                • Hi MAR!

                  I am very excited that you are here. We'll work on coconut milk in coffee when I'm down next weekend (woohoo)...Melis says it must be frothed for it be good and since you both prefer some finer elements of life, I'm hoping that will work for you, too.

                  I picked up a spontaneous game of soccer with the kiddos last week and tweeked my knee, dog gone it! Hopeful it will mend before I'm there but if not, we'll just walk our walk.

                  Yippee!
                  YD

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                  • Your location: Western NY

                    How Primal are you: beans and lentils are faves of mine, but I plan to reduce my consumption

                    Do you consume dairy: I do like cheese, but limit it to small amounts

                    Do you drink coffee or tea: occasionally de-caf and lots of herbal tea

                    Motivator for switching to Primal: seeing my daughter's body after she'd embraced "cavewoman" eating for a month

                    Favorite exercise: walk/run intervals

                    Favorite Primal food: sea creatures

                    Best part about being Primal: have to wait and see

                    Worst part about being Primal: kissing pasta goodbye

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                    • Your location: Pacific NW
                      How Primal are you: 80% there except for wheat & sugar--which are on their way out today!
                      Do you consume dairy: Goat's milk kefir and raw goat's milk cheese a few times a week.
                      Do you drink coffee or tea: Black tea and occasional herbal teas, kombucha
                      Motivator for switching to Primal: Counting carbs got tiresome as did rationalizing my wheat/sugar consumption--even though I knew better.
                      Favorite Primal food: Organic, free-range chicken liver patÚ made by my amazing husband!
                      Best part about being Primal: Lots of energy
                      Worst part about being Primal: Kicking my sourdough addiction...
                      Ancestral Nutrition Coaching
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                      Primal Pregnancy Nutrition Article

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                      • Your location: Algarve, Portugal (just 40 more days tho)

                        Age (If you want): 28

                        How Primal are you:

                        Mostly Primal. Im not consuming refined products. I like healthy food.


                        Do you consume dairy: Yes, some butter. not much though.

                        Do you drink coffee or tea: green tea


                        Motivator for switching to Primal:

                        just want to try it out, and see how it goes.


                        Favorite exercise:

                        wave riding


                        Favorite Primal food:

                        Steak


                        Best part about being Primal:

                        It changes your life


                        Worst part about being Primal:

                        Not always easy to keep primal.

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                        • Your location: Shropshire, UK

                          Age (If you want): 27

                          How Primal are you: Probably 90% - I'm avoiding all grain, potatoes/sweet potatoes, sugars, grain-based alcohol, processed food, excess salt.

                          Do you consume dairy: Yes, but I've never really had any problems with it. I have cut down on the amount I eat, but I do not like most animal fat so my thinking is that it is a good source of fats for when I'm sick of plant oils!

                          Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes.

                          Motivator for switching to Primal: Two fold - main reason was weight loss, but mood balancing is definately another big motivator (stressful job, long hours, huge energy peaks/crashes)

                          Favorite exercise: Trekking all over the lovely countryside with my dog and husband.

                          Favorite Primal food: A nice, juicy, dry-aged sirloin or rib-eye steak (living in the UK, I am lucky as almost all beef is grass fed and only supplimented a little grain when the whether is bad or for "finishing" - also, no hormones here. I feel sorry when I read about how hard it is for the Americans on here to get good, natural beef)

                          Best part about being Primal: How quickly my moods have stabilised, and how much my sense of taste/smell has increased. Oh, and being able to eat butter

                          Worst part about being Primal: I'm still craving carbs, but I've only been doing this 2 weeks, so I'm hoping it will pass soon. Also, the extra planning ahead so you don't put yourself in a position to fall off the wagon.

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                          • Your location: UK

                            Age (If you want): 47

                            How Primal are you: 65%, only just got the book

                            Do you consume dairy: whole milk

                            Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee and green tea

                            Motivator for switching to Primal: The increase understanding of effects of food on body

                            Favorite exercise: squat with overhead press

                            Favorite Primal food: Fish

                            Best part about being Primal: simplicity in preparing meals

                            Worst part about being Primal: Costs as organic grain fed etc... is expensive.

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                            • Your location: Norwich, UK

                              Age (If you want): 21

                              How Primal are you: At the moment I would say about 70-80% but that is all about to change, I have managed to convince my partner and her family to give it a try for a month.

                              Do you consume dairy? Not really, I have a small amount of milk in my tea but that's it.

                              Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea - Yes. Coffee - No

                              Motivator for switching to Primal: After I read Mark's book and hearing loads about paleo on crossfit I was recommended this and loved it, currently on my 3rd read.

                              Favorite exercise: Push Press or Squat.

                              Favorite Primal food: Any kind of nuts.

                              Best part about being Primal: Steady mood and energy levels, I just feel so much better than I ever have done.

                              Worst part about being Primal: I can't really say I dislike any part other than my family and friends think I'm strange but they are starting to come round.
                              "Do or do not, there is no try."

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                              • Your location: Pittsburgh, PA

                                Age (If you want): 28

                                How Primal are you: 70% and getting better all the time

                                Do you consume dairy: yes

                                Do you drink coffee or tea: yes

                                Motivator for switching to Primal: good sense, family history of disease

                                Favorite exercise: yoga, cycling

                                Favorite Primal food: nuts, hard-boiled egg, avocado

                                Best part about being Primal: energy level

                                Worst part about being Primal: I'm a recovering bread addict. I could shiv you for a sandwich.

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