Obligatory Questions Answered
Age (If you want):
How Primal are you:
Pretty much. Certainly at home, as I donít buy any rice, corn, grains, beans or peas, etc. I donít eat white potatoes but sometimes Iíll have a baked sweet potato. I follow Primal as much as possible when out at restaurants with friends.
Do you consume dairy:
I havenít been able to give up yogurt; however, I do eat whole fat, plain yogurt, unpasteurized cheese and organic unsalted butter. I also use organic half & half in my coffeeówhich is only 1 cup/day.
Do you drink coffee or tea:
As I mentioned, usually a cup of coffee each day, which I usually donít even finish. I also drink herbal and green tea.
Motivator for switching to Primal:
I donít really know WHY I did it. I had a gastric bypass several years ago and have consistently hovered around the 150-153 point since then (down from 2357!). Back in January of this year I was on the internet looking for something and stumbled upon Markís Daily Apple. After going through the site and reading some of the postings I thought it sounded rather interesting; so I went into my kitchen and just took everything out that wasnít primal.
I have not gotten back to my exercise routine since back surgery last year, which was lifting weights and cardio. But I just re-joined my gym!
Favorite Primal food:
Not really a favorite; however, I am eating more variety in protein other than turkey, chicken and fish. I've found a little place that sells goat meat, and I also eat bison. And bacon.
Best part about being Primal:
Having lost more weight in a few months almost without even trying. I CANNOT believe that eating Primal was all it took to lose the weight. After about the first week I had clearly lost some; but it kept coming off. Iím down about 12 pounds!
Worst part about being Primal:
Coconut, almond or flax breads I have made. I DO so miss good sourdough bread (although on the plus side, I don't have major drops in my blood sugar anymore). Also finding quick, easy meals to eat while flying out the door, when I havenít prepared anything beforehand.