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  • So why do you care?!?

    I am curious to understand the motivation of the population. What motivates you to seek specific information on health and why are you here at MDA or any other fourm you frequent.

    I arrived here in my seach for an answer to how to control my incessant weight gain. I stay becasue of the wonderful knowlege that abounds on how i may one day actually reverse the gain and refine my body to bare essentials.

    My search has led me in many different directions and while i dont have a unifying theory fo rmyself i get closer every day to one. I hope that my seach is over but if i have learned anything over the years the seach is endless.
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  • #2
    I don't know if there is a unifying theory. Not one that works for everyone.

    I came looking for something to help me get healthier, not specifically for weight loss or fitness. In the process, I have continued to get healthy, lose some weight and become fitter again. Here I get a group of people who "get" how I eat, which I do not have in the non-electronic world. I also get great pointers to good resources and other like minded blogs I am also following. All in all, a better place to spend my computer time than the casual games sites I used to visit.

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    • #3
      For me it was how to loose a lot of weight. No matter what I tried in the past, I had huge fluctuations that I couldn't figure out why.
      I'm just your average, legendary superhero, trapped in a lump of flesh.

      Scottish Highland Games: a sport where the fat kid gets picked FIRST.


      • #4
        I want six-pack abs.
        You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!


        • #5
          I stumbled across this in my quest to be healthier thanks to a friend who offered help. I have struggled with weight issues for my entire life. Now that I've found something that actually works (and works so easily) I want to learn more. Every day I am thankful for my friend who recommended this lifestyle and this website (thanks also to Mark!). I am healthier now in so many ways. My asthma is gone, my skin issues have been resolved, I've dropped over 30 lbs, gained muscle, gained energy, gained enthusiasm for life itself. Initially it was about weight loss. Now I just want to continue to feel good.


          • #6
            I'm a transhumanist.


            • #7
              Thyroid concerns, vanity goals (I've finally hit all but one), and staving off any other autoimmune diseases that may try to pop up.
              Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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              • #8
                General health & longevity, figuring how to best avoid diseases of civilization - cancer, diabetes, alzheimers, etc.
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                • #9
                  I originally came here to learn what the heck a primal diet was. I read it, I liked it. I continue to read and learn.

                  I keep coming because here I don't have to listen to people trying to lose weight who are blipping on about how many points they have left and how they have to run 3 k even though they don't feel like it, but how else are they going to work off the oatmeal they had for breakfast.....
                  Newcomers: If you haven't read the book, at least read this thread ... and all the links!

                  Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
                  CW: 146.8 lbs
                  GW 140 lbs
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                  • #10
                    I don't want to die, at least not any sooner than I absolutely have to.

                    Primal eating seems like a good way to edge the odds in my favor for reducing most diseases that cause early mortality, while being tasty to boot. It also just appeals to me on a visceral level to be 'eating like a caveman.'


                    • #11
                      i was sick and tired of being sick and tired
                      Primal Chaos
                      37yo 6'5"
                      6-19-2011 393lbs 60" waist
                      current 338lbs 49" waist
                      goal 240lbs 35" waist


                      • #12
                        Seeing my father die of gangrene, cancer and diabetes, and being told I was headed down the same road by my doctor.
                        Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

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                        • #13
                          I was on the verge of needing to go up a size in all of my work/casual clothes and I don't have tons of money lying around for a new larger wardrobe. I didn't know what to do, but it certainly wasn't eat 2-3 bags of potato chips/week (damn addictive Carolina BBQ Lays), 2 pints of ice cream a week, sugary coffee latte every morning, etc.

                          A friend brought up the Paleo diet and we did a challenge, failed and tried again after extensive research = success! Now I can't fit into my work clothes again, but it is because they are too big and I'm OK with that.
                          Primal Krista
                          The Paleo Lifestyle

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                          Height: 5'8"
                          Peak pre-primal weight: 155lbs (6/25/11)
                          Current primal weight: 134lbs (9/9/11)


                          • #14
                            Stumbled on the website one day while looking for recipes-took me a week to read all the blog posts back to the beginning and everything I read kept making more and more sense. Gave it a try and after getting past the carb flu I loved it. Suddenly meals were easier to cook and plan and I felt good. Got kiddo on it and no more loose stools. Have fallen off the wagon so many times I've lost track though...still have to break the habit of looking for comfort food when life gets rough-a steak just doesn't cut it and "primalzing" a high-carb food doesn't either. Because of that I've only lost 10 pounds but I know this diet works, I know it makes me feel good and the weight comes off, and I know some day I'll beat the emotional eating.

                            I love the forum-there are some jerks/trolls but for the most part everyone gets along-as a stay at home mom with few friends the forum has become a way to stay in touch with adults. Even when I fall off the wagon I know I can come here and "talk" with others and get support (and the swift kick in the butt) I need.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Laoch View Post
                              Optimum Health powered by Actualized Self-Knowledge.

                              Predator not Prey
                              Paleo Ketogenic Lifestyle

                              CW 315 | SW 506
                              Current Jeans 46 | Starting Jeans 66

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