Your location: Geraldton, Western Australia
Age (If you want): 44 and proud of it :)
How Primal are you: I am currently on day 17 of a Whole30 detox which is my first toe in the Primal Lifestyle Pool!
Do you consume dairy: Used to but haven't since 31st December 2012.
Do you drink coffee or tea: As a "white and one" coffee drinker I have struggled with coffee without milk so I have chosen to do without it instead ... so far so good, no casualties!
Motivator for switching to Primal: My former eating lifestyle was making me feel tired and sluggish and bloated so I decided to try gluten free to see if that helped. Talking to a friend on New Year's Eve introduced me to paleo which I had never heard of before. I ordered some books online, discovered and decided to undertake a Whole30 starting 1st January (which is the only time of the year I have any motivation to do anything new haha) and when my Primal Blueprint book arrived and I started reading it, everything suddenly made sense.
Favorite exercise: Walking on the beach, can't beat fresh salt air!
Favorite Primal food: I am still very much a newbie at this so don't really have a favourite primal food but I am a bit in love with all things coconut.
Best part about being Primal: Even though I am only 17 days old - primally speaking - the long lasting energy is pretty impressive. Can't wait to see how good I feel a bit further down the track.
Worst part about being Primal: Being a newbie I'm always worrying I might be eating something I shouldn't! But other than that love everything about it :)
Your location: [COLOR="#0000CD"]North San Diego[/COLOR]
Age (If you want): 43
How Primal are you: about 70% food wise, need to get to exercising more
Do you consume dairy: been switching over to coconut milk, I eat cheese some times
Do you drink coffee or tea: hate coffee! tea aficionado!
Motivator for switching to Primal: avoiding diabetes, slimming down, be a in great health, have a healthy family
Favorite exercise: hiking, used love Kickboxing and yoga but some how stopped doing that
Favorite Primal food: sashimi!, I love me some good fish, or chicken.
Best part about being Primal: lots of variety of veggies and protein
Worst part about being Primal: no more cheesecake or tiramisu???
I dip veggies cut in sticks in guacamole: carrots and cucumber hmmmmm
Dutchie in America over here! hoi!
Your location: The Southern United States
Age (If you want): 32
How Primal are you: Very (but I'm new and still learning!)
Do you consume dairy: Currently, no
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both, occasionally
Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss, overall health
Favorite exercise: Exploring
Favorite Primal food: Eggs
Best part about being Primal: Since day 3 I've felt better than ever before in my life.
Worst part about being Primal: Eating so much meat. (I know, I know.)
Hello, everyone. I'm new - started eating mostly primal a couple of months ago, but got really serious about it a week ago. I have a significant amount of weight to lose and I just got tired of feeling like crap. I've lost about 10 pounds in this first week alone, which blows my mind. I have a condition which makes weight loss more difficult usually, so I've definitely never shed weight this quickly. Also, since about day 3 I've felt [I]incredible[/I]. Really excited to have found a lifestyle that feels very natural and my body seems to be responding to it amazingly. I'm glad this forum exists as I'm sure I'll have questions along the way. Nice to meet you!
Your location: Alabama
Age (If you want): 43
How Primal are you: Newbie, trying to get started
Do you consume dairy: Until now, mostly just in coffee, cheese, and an occasional greek yogurt. But not so much anymore. :)
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee, yes. Drank it straight up for the first time this morning.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss.
Favorite exercise: Walking, occasional run.
Favorite Primal food: Steak. Medium.
Best part about being Primal: Bacon.
Worst part about being Primal: No splenda in coffee.
Hello all :)
Your location: Finland
Age (If you want): 27
How Primal are you: 1 week old :)
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes and yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: Some inner need to go back to old/ancient ways, plus wanting to reach optimal health
Favorite exercise: Swimming, in a lake, definitely NOT pool!
Favorite Primal food: At the moment - bacon (after several years of being a vegetarian... mmmm)
Best part about being Primal: The whole concept of returning to the roots of human race, trying to live like we are supposed to live
Worst part about being Primal: Coconuts, the seem to be everywhere! :D I really dislike the taste, but hopefully I will get used to it.
Hi all I have seen the daily apple on countless google searches in search of my health and nutrition ventures and decided to give the forum a try.
Your location: Oklahoma,US
Age (If you want): 20
How Primal are you: I am a college student and am as primal as I can be. I rarely buy organic but completely cut out grains except for a cheat day every week and a half. I have been following a Warrior diet/ IF approach for a couple months now and only eat once or twice daily. I eat either Chicken(store bought) or grass fed beef that my rents buy as my protein sources.
Do you consume dairy: Butter for cooking thats about it.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I love coffe and I'm partial to tea. Always black and usually w/ stevia unless out and about and use sweet and low.
Motivator for switching to Primal: My family has a history of health probs and was a fat kid growing up. In search of health and weight loss.
Favorite exercise: I recently prefer to do full body or full body section workout(upper or lower body)
Favorite Primal food: Grass fed beef cooked in coconut oil
Best part about being Primal: Its easier to retain weight and feel better.
Worst part about being Primal: Weight loss not going as well as I'd hope
Hi everyone, I've been reading for awhile and have found so much great info. Thought I'd officially join in. --Joelle
Age (If you want):
How Primal are you:
I think very? But still learning!
Do you consume dairy:
Yes, but not a lot. Cream in my morning coffee, occasionally cook with butter, occasional cheese.
Do you drink coffee or tea:
Motivator for switching to Primal:
For weight loss, but already finding other benefits
Favorite Primal food:
Best part about being Primal:
Worst part about being Primal:
Your location: Barcelona
Age (If you want):
How Primal are you: 90%, I have alcohol and dairy but no grains or legumes (except for peanut butter).
Do you consume dairy: Yes, if there's nothing else to eat at a party. I will continue to use butter.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes to both, sometimes with sweetener. Sticking to espressos though.
Motivator for switching to Primal:
I've done Atkins a long time ago (on and off) and I read BFFM but none of them made sense to me separately.
I think Primal is good because it is LC and there's emphasis on clean food. I am also an advocate of slow food, partly why I moved to Spain actually. The produce here is excellent.
Favorite exercise: Walking, dancing
Favorite Primal food: Confit of duck, roast pork belly, jamon iberico de bellota
Best part about being Primal: The focus on quality - I always felt full eating at Michelin star restaurants despite the tiny portions. This way of eating agrees with me.
Worst part about being Primal: Eating out with friends who are not primal. Gluten and dairy free are easy to explain. But not eating patatas baravas or paella...
It's also a challenge as I've been running a foodie group for about a year now. I plan to "cheat" at our dinners so no one will even notice I'm primal.