Your location: Ann Arbor / Brighton area, Michigan
Age (If you want): 44
How Primal are you: probably somewhere in the 90-95% vicinity.
Do you consume dairy: pretty much just ghee or grass-fed butter
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes! with nothing added to either
Motivator for switching to Primal: Eosinophilic esophagitis which causes my esophagus to swell with eosinophils (hello inflammation!) when exposed to certain foods. My triggers are gluten and dairy.
Favorite exercise: Squats, pull-ups, push-ups, having fun
Favorite Primal food: bacon!
Best part about being Primal: see above :)
Worst part about being Primal: not sure yet - still new at this, but I'm not seeing much downside!
hi everyone! didn't do this yet... :)
Your location: Queen Charlotte, BC, Canada
Age (If you want): 39
How Primal are you: probably 90%...although i am more relaxed if people have me over for dinner (although that doesn't mean i'll gorge on pasta either!)
Do you consume dairy: heavy cream in coffee, sometimes i make my own 24h fermented full fat yoghurt
Do you drink coffee or tea: COFFEEEEE! (that's a yes) and herbal tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: i followed the SCD diet several years ago for my colitis. very similar to paleo. in recent years my symptoms almost all but disappeared and i added grains back in, albeit slowly. something drew me into Primal in fall 2012 though. no idea what it was. just makes sense to me. so following my gut.
Favorite exercise: SUP! love my SUP. i also do a modified crossfit (live in VERY small town so minimal resources) and cold ocean swimming!
Favorite Primal food: venison! bacon! venison wrapped in bacon! actually coconut is my fav. coconut oil and cream are my crack! i am also a HUGE leafy green fan (grew 6 kinds of kale last year!).
Best part about being Primal: energy! i had tons before but it's even higher now!
Worst part about being Primal: explaining it to people. also, seeing people's expression when i tell them i make coffee with coconut oil, butter and an egg yolk every morning. actually, that's the best part. :rolleyes:
Age (If you want): 36
How Primal are you: 80 %
Do you consume dairy: yes I m a few days into this and am above ' moderate' consuming a greek yogurt and slice if cheese per day, or lactose free milk.
Do you drink coffee or tea: both. I enjoy a great French roast or green tea. I also enjoy cutting up a fresh piece of ginger and letting it seep for ginger tea.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Healing the gut. Gaining back that sense of vitality via being active and eating well
Favorite exercise: not there yet. But I do enjoy enjoying
Favorite Primal food: short ribs
Best part about being Primal: the connection with whole foods
Worst part about being Primal: I am looking forward to the point where fresh Italian bread will no longer interest me.
Your location: Winnipeg, Canada
Age (If you want): 24
How Primal are you: as primal as possible! (need more sun though)
Do you consume dairy: no
Do you drink coffee or tea: tea on occasion, but water is how I usually roll
Motivator for switching to Primal: After seeing family & friends get sick for various reasons, I became motivated to figure out what a lifestyle free from illness, disease, obesity etc. looked like. One of my friends explained to me the "paleo" concept and I was converted in minutes - it was exactly what I had been searching for. I want to lead by example and help create a sustainable future for myself and my fellow creatures. It was one of the best & easiest decisions I ever made.
Favorite exercise: Deadlifts (or sprints)...I have disproportionately strong legs and it's the one exercise I excel at.
Favorite Primal food: Chicken...extra spicy
Best part about being Primal: It's the lifestyle that fulfills my vision for my life & what I want to accomplish. How awesome is that??
Worst part about being Primal: people think I'm crazy. I get tired of explaining where I get calcium from.
I've been eating like this for about 3 months, I haven't really lost much weight, but I don't have much to lose, so maybe that's why. I might be more motivated to drop the red wine and dairy if it was more of a problem for me. I am liking the slight slenderising that is happening though ;)
FOr me, I just want to feel great, I have Coeliacs in the family and I think when I had my twins 2.5 years ago it switched on the gene for me, as I started to get a really weird gurgling belly.
I switched to GF and felt sluggish, so the next step was bye bye grains.
Looking forward to learning more!
Age (If you want): 33
How Primal are you: I'd say 80% is sorted, with a brief hiatus over Xmas.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, raw.
Do you drink coffee or tea:coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight and energy levels
Favorite exercise: swimming, walking, dance
Favorite Primal food:spinach leaves, chicken, seafood and bacon
Best part about being Primal: not watching fat content
Worst part about being Primal: getting used to different quick grab snacks, no banana grabs
south west england uk
Age (If you want): 38
How Primal are you: Day 2 sticking to the plan
Do you consume dairy:only butter
Do you drink coffee or tea:none
Motivator for switching to Primal: ive got hypothyroidism and i need to lose weight
Favorite exercise: running, karate, swimming
Favorite Primal food:coconut smoothy
Best part about being Primal: i shall be around longer to see my children grow up
Worst part about being Primal: getting used to what i can and cant eat. and keeping a check on my carb so they stay in the 50-100 zone
Hi everyone! I'm Kelly, and I started this program about two weeks ago. I have been pretty good about following it, but the scale has not budged an ounce! Any suggestions for a newbie? Thanks!
Your location: Virginia
Age (If you want): 35
How Primal are you: Fairly good so far, but its only been two weeks.
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Trying to limit myself to one cup of coffee a day; sometimes decaf green tea in the evenings
Motivator for switching to Primal: Overeating over the holidays have left all my pants too tight!
Favorite exercise: Used to be running, but I injured myself a few years ago and have been living in a self pity party ever since.
Favorite Primal food: Meat!!
Best part about being Primal: I am not starving!
Worst part about being Primal: I love carbs. In my perfect world, breakfast is a bagel with cream cheese, lunch is a sub sandwich and dinner is a big plate of pasta.
Hi all! Had trained before and got myself very fit and healthy, but went very lazy all of a sudden and put on a LOT of weight (didn't change my daily food intake when not training). Currently 260lbs with roughly 25-30% body fat. Looking to slim down to about 220lbs.
Your location: Germany
Age (If you want): 25
How Primal are you: 'Almost' primal
Do you consume dairy: I cook with butter and enjoy a small splash of milk in tea
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, both.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Need to lose fat/get healthy so can start playing sports again
Favorite exercise: Love squats and deadlifts
Favorite Primal food: Pork neck!!
Best part about being Primal: Fat is flavour!
Worst part about being Primal: I will miss these cakes the Germans are bloody good at baking!!!
[COLOR=#333333]Your location: Kentucky. In the sticks. [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Age (If you want): 37[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]How Primal are you: Just started. Hoping to be mostly primal. I hate processed stuff even though I've lived off of it for decades. It just doesn't feel right. [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Do you consume dairy: Been lactose intolerant for 20 years. Probably won't. Probably will stick with cheese in the beginning. But otherwise, coconut milk for whatever dairy needs i have. [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Do you drink coffee or tea: I do right now. Coffee will be the hardest habit to break. I love water. But drinking black coffee will be hard. Even with coconut milk, it will be hard to do without sweetener which is allowed on atkins, but not on primal. I don't want to use sweeteners, but it's an addiction like everything else. Best thing to do will probably to give up coffee. If i can give up lasagna, i can give up coffee. [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm morbidly obese. And I've done vegitarian. I've done every other diet imaginable. Atkins worked best for me. I lost 60lbs once, but with atkins there was not enough back story for me to stay on it. I was much "weaker" in the mind when I did it over a decade ago. I now have a major gluten allergy. So giving up grains is easy because it makes me feel so miserable. I realize this is not atkins, but the diet is somewhat akin to to it. Primal feels right. It sounds logical. I like logic. I like feeling normal. So here we go :)[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Favorite exercise: Just starting again, but since I'm so obese I'll be starting those super easy exercises. Moving slow - walking will be my favorite, did that yesterday. Tried out some wall push-ups. And squatting. I like the squatting. it really feels like it stretches things out. I'm at a loss right now how I will do the pull ups. I can't imagine anything in my home that is sturdy enough to hold my body weight - even doing the leg/knee pullups. If it were summer, I could probably find a tree. I'll have to work on a solution for this. [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Favorite Primal food: Beef & Broccoli. Always.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Best part about being Primal: Feeling normal. Not feeling bloated, inflamed all the time. [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Worst part about being Primal: Dealing with the modern lifestyle that is alllllllllllllllllll around me. [/COLOR]