Your location: (Northern) California, USA
Age (If you want): 24
How Primal are you: As of today... 100% ( I just started "officially" today. Have been working up to it this past week...) but I hope to stick to at least 85% long term. I am going to try for 90-100% most of the time as I'm starting out this first month and some.
Do you consume dairy: Butter. But I'll probably not consume much other dairy. I don't do too hot with it.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Some green tea.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I have celiac disease (a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine as a reaction to gluten). I'm also experiencing some sort of reaction to refined sugars and grain (some serious inflammation, mood swings, energy crashing etc.) and want OUT of that pattern and way of feeling. I also have fibromyalgia. I refuse to let these things control my life but they've certainly taken a toll on me and my lifestyle and energy levels. I just read The Primal Blueprint and I'm feel really excited and optimistic about this way of life. It seems really doable, supported and holistic to me. I'm sick of being sick.
I am also about to continue school as a holistic chef and nutritional consultant and this method seems to tie right into my studies and approach to health and holistic healing.
Favorite exercise: Hiking
Favorite Primal food: Avocado, coconut oil, meat.
Best part about being Primal: I'll have to get back to you being so new ;). I'm *hoping* my energy levels and the physical changes will be some favorites.
Worst part about being Primal: We shall see. So far I dislike feeling the need to defend my choice in diet. I already have had to explain celiac for many many years now. It's not a big deal, though, so long as I feel good.
Your location: US (WA)
Age (If you want): 41
How Primal are you: partial Primal
Do you consume dairy: Very little
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: Curiosity
Favorite exercise: Dance
Favorite Primal food: Wild Salmon
Best part about being Primal: I will respond to this message in a few months. I can definitely guess since I like the fact that we eat real food and eat anytime I want.
Worst part about being Primal: Not sure yet since I just joined the group today :)
Your location:Riverside, CA
Age (If you want):42
How Primal are you: I've been following this way of eating for a year now. I allow myself a few small cheats, such as dark chocolate, and have one large cheat on Friday nights, and usually it's pizza. I love looking for and trying out primal recipes.
Do you consume dairy: I gave it up 5 months ago and my ear inflammation went away. I only have it occasionally in coffee and on my pizza on cheat nights.
Do you drink coffee or tea:yes, both
Motivator for switching to Primal: I started out doing research on sugar and its effects on our bodies. That lead to research on grains, and finally to the discovery of the "paleolithic diet." The science behind it all fascinated me and I wanted to give it a try.
Favorite exercise: jumping rope, cartwheels, handstands
Favorite Primal food:spaghetti squash with meatballs homemade sauce
Best part about being Primal: Feeling great all the time!
Worst part about being Primal: Having to explain myself to people. Most of the time I just say I am allergic to wheat and dairy, which is probably true, but of course, there is more to it than that. I never want to make others feel bad about their food choices, but I always feel like that is what I am doing.
I'm in W. Michigan, 57 years old, disabled as a result of an auto accident. I have been toying with the idea of primal eating for half a year, but having trouble giving up my old food addictions. I grew up on a dairy farm and love dairy, although I don't eat as much as I used to (half a gallon of raw milk a day when I lived on the farm!). I am sadly dependent on Maxwell House International Coffee-French Vanilla Cafe. Not primal at all, I know. I have lost so much with age, poor health, and my accident, that I want to do what I can to stay as healthy as possible. I have yet to find a good, sustainable exercise program that works for me with my disabilities. My favorite primal food is probably my landlady's good organic eggs cooked with lots of mushrooms, peppers, onions, garlic and maybe bacon.
I haven't stuck to the primal way of life enough to discover a best yet. The hardest is definitely the cravings for the foods I'm used to and the junky foods my daughter brings into the house.
Your location: North Carolina, US
Age (If you want): 31
How Primal are you: Hope to be full, we will see
Do you consume dairy: Glass of milk daily and occasional yogurt.
Do you drink coffee or tea: No
Motivator for switching to Primal: Seemed like something that made sense and I could stick with
Favorite exercise: Cycling
Favorite Primal food: Meat-and and all!
Best part about being Primal: Just getting started, but I hope it to be the renewed energy and less crap intake
Worst part about being Primal: Giving up snacks and sandwhichs
Your location: Yorkshire, England.
Age (If you want):33
How Primal are you: Not at all.
Do you consume dairy: Yes.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Lifestyle change. Need to improve health, fitness, weight and physical self confidence.
Favorite exercise: Football, Jogging and team sports.
Favorite Primal food: Red Meat.
Best part about being Primal: The jury is still out.
Worst part about being Primal: Will keep you posted.
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Your location: CT, USA
Age (If you want):28
How Primal are you: 90%
Do you consume dairy: Sometimes a little cream in my coffee.... and butter.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Green tea. Coffee on the weekends.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Losing muscle tone on 90% vegetarian diet. I was frequently tired and felt "off."
Favorite exercise: Riding/Competing horses, cycling & running.
Favorite Primal food: Bacon or Coconut Milk.
Best part about being Primal: I feel stronger!
Worst part about being Primal: I may have gained some weight (muscle?).
Your location: Anchorage, AK (ARMY)
Age (If you want): 26
How Primal are you: 90%
Do you consume dairy: Yes, Greek Yogurt, Heavy cream in coffee, Whole Fat Cottage Cheese, Butter
Do you drink coffee or tea: Love black coffee, green tea sometimes
Motivator for switching to Primal: Experimenting then saw great results
Favorite exercise: Anything challenging
Favorite Primal food: Changes often but right now it's coconut "fried" chicken breast
Best part about being Primal: Look and feel healthier
Worst part about being Primal: Always making your own dishes at restaurants and getting that look from either the waiter/tress or your friends
I've finally joined!
Hi everyone. I'm looking forward to the new year and so far it's going very well. How are you all doing??
A bit about me: I went primal mid last summer and haven't looked back. It's wonderful. It's life changing. It's freeing. How amazing is it not needing a snack every two hours? Pretty amazing.
Your location: Pennsylvania
Age (If you want): 29 going on 30!
How Primal are you: Very Primal. But I like my cheese.
Do you consume dairy: Cream in my coffee and a bit of cheese. Cheese is, next to my hubs and beloved Glenn Coco, the love of my food life.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both, but I focus on coffee.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I was sick of being a slave to my blood sugar spikes.
Favorite exercise: Walking in nature and swimming.
Favorite Primal food: Seafood.
Best part about being Primal: Never feeling full but always feeling satisfied
Worst part about being Primal: Unsure if there is a downside....