Age (If you want):45
How Primal are you:Becoming more primal everyday and recently bought a freeze and then half a grassfed steer.
Do you consume dairy:yes raw milk, pasturized cream since i can't get it unpasturized, raw cheese and occasional regular cheedar cheese occasional cottage cheese and greek yogurt.
Do you drink coffee or tea:mint tea, green tea and very occasionally coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal:Started out going gluten free since the doctor recommended it for my daughter to help with her migraines. Someone mentioned going Paleo to me and as I reseached it I came across MDA and then down loaded the book on my Nook. I have been digging into this since early August. I initially lost roughly 7 lbs fairly quickly and saw amazing results around my waist. It has been markedly slower since with only a 10-12 lbs total loss in roughly 3 months. Everything I read on MDA and in the Primal Blueprint spoke to me and what I had experienced over the years during my on going battle to get my weight off and maintain it.
Favorite exercise:probably walking on my treadmill or outdoors with a friend, then sprinting
Favorite Primal food:Macadamia nuts- likely part of the reason for a slowing of the fat loss
Best part about being Primal:Knowing this is the right way and it is now a matter of when not if I will get to my ideal size.
Worst part about being Primal:Knowing I have this great way ofbeing healthy and people so indoctrinated in the CW not really hearing so I usually don't say anything or I just direct them to MDA.
Your location: Long Beach, CA
Age (If you want): 27
How Primal are you: Just starting out... looking for more information about the lifestyle to better my health
Do you consume dairy: occasional almond or goat milk
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: To lose weight and have a healthier life than the rest of my family. I am a newlywed and we want to start having a family in a few years so I want to be as health as possible. I, also, have hopes that I can get my husband to join me with this lifestyle cause his diet consist of all the wrong things and has a warped idea of whats good for you.
Favorite exercise: Walking my Dog
Favorite Primal food: Don't have one yet
Best part about being Primal: Feeling more energized
Worst part about being Primal: giving up all the food I was raised on. (my family roots are tied to southern cooking from TN)
Hi all! Just joined today.
Your location: New Jersey
Age (If you want): 26
How Primal are you: Complete newbie
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes to both
Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm a research girl; I heard about this from a client and a friend, and starting looking into this. After reading almost every post on MDA and research on the side, it made complete sense for me. I have PCOS, and insulin plays a big part in weight maintenance and weight loss. Having struggled with my weight my whole life, I've been searching for a plan that's logical for a different lifestyle.
Favorite exercise: When I'm in the gym mood, kickboxing. Otherwise, walking outdoors.
Favorite Primal food: Breakfast sausage
Best part about being Primal: Understanding more about the SAD and why it's important to clear your mind about what you've always learned, and the focus on local produce/meat.
Worst part about being Primal: I am a carb-junkie, so I anticipate giving up bread will be difficult. However, after reading a really cool post about what happens to your body when you carb overload, it makes total sense.
Your location: Iowa
Age (If you want): 29
How Primal are you: 80/20 Primal
Do you consume dairy: Rarely. If I consume dairy, it's in the form of cheese or greek yogurt.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I don't drink coffee and drink tea daily in the fall in the winter. I make sure the tea I'm drinking has no caffeine though.
Motivator for switching to Primal:
Severe acid reflux and wanting to lose weight.
Favorite exercise: KETTLEBELLS!
Favorite Primal food: I would like to say almond butter, but I'm not quite sure that counts! I love bacon.
Best part about being Primal: increased energy and no more acid reflux.
Worst part about being Primal: having to plan ahead when I go out to dinner or travel because there are generally limited primal foods available.
Your location: Germany but orginally from Alabama
Age (If you want): 31
How Primal are you: mostly primal, i have a cheat meal once a week.
Do you consume dairy: white cheese only
Do you drink coffee or tea: no, but I do drink engery drinks
Motivator for switching to Primal: I took the 30 Paleo challenge and just fell in love with the food.
Favorite exercise: the exercise/workouts that my boyfriend I make up..mostly body weight movements
Favorite Primal food: eggs
Best part about being Primal: increased energy
Worst part about being Primal: eating out:(
[QUOTE=Anonymous;280]In other forums I've been a member of in the past - at least for small communities - there's been a 'introduce yourself' thread with some questions that people can answer. I know that there are people reading this forum that are fully primal, partially primal, and are considering it. I thought that I'd put some questions together to cover these things just to get an idea of who's out there.
Your location: california
Age (If you want):44
How Primal are you: Mostly Primal. i am a low carb and high protein lover. and i dont consume refined sugar and also rice. and i did this for more than 10 years now. And for the last 2 years, i am a paleo lover.
Do you consume dairy: i don't consume dairy.
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes, i like green tea or chinesse tea
Motivator for switching to Primal : become a healthier person
Favorite exercise: walking and light weight lifting
Favorite Primal food: paleo food
Best part about being Primal: i love chicken and fish
Worst part about being Primal:[/QUOTE]
eating out with my friends
Your location: Brantford, Ontario Canada
Age (If you want): 30
How Primal are you: Pretty darn Primal, I'd say about 95% ... I think. I'm new ...
Do you consume dairy: Yes, thinking about quitting though
Do you drink coffee or tea: I drink tea sometimes, cut the coffee out. It's usually water for me
Motivator for switching to Primal: I have a baby and I don't want to be the tired mamma that can't do anything, can't keep up and embarrasses the little one ... I want to show my boy what life is made for!
Favorite exercise: Yoga, Swimming, Snowshoeing
Favorite Primal food: Turkey ... oh how I love thanksgiving!
Best part about being Primal: It's pretty easy to make food decisions and I don't feel like my life is one big science project (counting this and that, adding points together, trying to make sense of food labels and ingredients, etc ... )
Worst part about being Primal: I miss my iced coffee from Tim Horton's!
Another KS newbie here (hello to Carolyn upthread). I'm new here and new to trying out primal.
Your location: KS
Age (If you want): 34
How Primal are you: Just starting. Eggs for breakfast. . .yay! Chinese last night for dinner. . .boo : ( Figuring out what to do right now. I do have a buck in my freezer & eat lots of game, so that has to offset some of the carbs we were eating, right?
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: green tea, no coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal:
This is a health thing for my family and me. I don't personally expect weight or body comp changes (already pretty good). I have a theory that my husband is gluten sensitive, and he has high cholesterol (yeah, yeah, it might not be a bad thing). He has gained weight & just doesn't seem as healthy as he could be. It's important for me to take care of his health because his dad weighs over 300 lbs and the whole extended family is unhealthy - his grandparents died in their 60s. I also hope to find some ADHD relief for my little one & acne relief for my teenager. I have some aches & pains in my wrists, knees, fingers, and toes that I hope will go away.
Favorite exercise: I like them all. Right now doing Insanity videos.
Favorite Primal food: steak
Best part about being Primal: red meat
Worst part about being Primal: I actually don't (didn't?) cook, so losing my 15 minute meal in a bag, frozen pizza, just eat a bowl of Lucky Charms options kind of sucks as a busy working parent.
Your location: Good Ole' Arkansas
Age (If you want): 33
How Primal are you: General, not to strict with certain items like dairy.
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: green tea and coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal:
I have done Atkins since 2005 due to wanting to shed lots of weight (310lbs). After doing research while I was back on track with Atkins, I ran across MDA and have since been hooked. I've committed myself to strength first.
Favorite exercise: Weighted Squats - rawr.
Favorite Primal food: Avocado, egg, and pork.
Best part about being Primal: Wonder Woman Enthusiasm
Worst part about being Primal: Trying to get the whole family to eat this way and lose the grains for good.
I've been doing the whole primal thing for a few months now and recently discovered this blog a few weeks ago. I'm currently living in Ohio practicing as a registered nurse. I'm trying to live grain-free and dairy-free mostly for health benefits, but it's not easy. My SO loves to eat out a lot and finds cooking at home a hassle. I do drink coffee and tea pretty much every day. My favorite exercise is definitely working with kettlebells. I love to eat veggies and grass-fed steak. The best part about being primal is how good I feel. It seems like I always have energy and don't become tired very easily. The worst part about being primal is that I can't eat out all the time with my boyfriend. I also love to bake, and obviously that kinda goes against the primal way. So that's me in a nutshell. I'm so excited to be a new member of this awesome community!