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.
Hello all! Need like minded friends to help and motivate me,so i joined.
How primal are you? Starting again after being very mostly primal in the past.
Do you consume dairy? Yes. Butter and cream.
Do you drink coffee or tea? Coffee.
Motivator for switching to primal: Well,i understand this is the best way to eat and after a while off the diet,i got concerned about my health.
Favorite exercise: weight lifting.
Favorite primal food: all.
Best part about being primal: the way i feel,not getting sick when everybody else around me does.
Worst part: dificult to find good choices when 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 Desert
Age (If you want): 43
How Primal are you: Thinking of starting
Do you consume dairy: Cheese and non-fat Greek yogurt
Do you drink coffee or tea:Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: I am really struggling with white, processed, sugar carb cravings. I need to get my metabolism and blood sugar in check.
Favorite exercise: Martial Arts, weights. P90X is a favorite
Favorite Primal food: Not there yet
Best part about being Primal: Not there yet
Worst part about being Primal:[/QUOTE] I am afraid that this is just another nutritional plan I will ditch. Really working on my mindset that just because I have struggles, doesn't mean I have to give up completely.
Hi everyone, I'm Sarah from Wales and I'm new here!
I've read a lot of stuff about the primal blueprint in the last week and it makes perfect sense to me. As a child I hated bread, potatoes, and other carby stuff and it always seems to me to be pointless calories. I'm now 49 years old and weigh 198 pounds, and haven't felt well for a while - although for most of my life I've been fit and healthy, the last few years have been tough and I've developed an addiction to eating sugar and comfort foods. It can't go on! My ambition is to be back at my healthy weight by my 50th birthday in March - but any progress will be just fine :-)
Yesterday I started to eat primally - and today I already feel different, with so far no cravings! It's great to realise that lots of the things I really love are primal - such as olives, butternut squash soup with coconut mik, roasted veggies, and a glass of red wine!
Already I feel more in control...
Your location: Eastern Europe, Bucharest, Romania
Age (If you want): 24
How Primal are you: Just started out, 2 weeks ago, feeling better and better
I have to get 95% primal, it's a worthy and healthy lifestyle!
Do you consume dairy: Yes, i have to - milk is needed for my protein intake, trying to find grass-fed one / usually buying raw and boiling it pre-drinking it ; also usually eating cottage cheese and parmessan / mozzarella once a month
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, both, a lot
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health is wealth + getting the ripped & lean look (too young to be fat and slow), started out martial arts training, where physique plays a great deal of importance ; the self-motiving aspect, better self-esteem, better overall feel, better everything
Favorite exercise: Weight-lifting related / Bench-Press / Inverse Crunches / Prone Bridge / Sprints / Jumping / Martial Arts / many more
Favorite Primal food: Turkey breast / Tuna / Salmon / Eggs
Best part about being Primal: The food choice, the need to envolve both mentally and physically and remain fit
Worst part about being Primal: Lack of grain is hard to acknowledge and understand at the beginning, yet....the greatest motivator is the TARGET of this lifestyle which is - overall health & joy, therefore there's really not a "worst part" :)
I used to miss sodas like Coca-Cola, but never more!
Your location: Portland, OR
Age (If you want): 22 (23 in June 2013)
How Primal are you: Not as primal as I could be.
Do you consume dairy: Of course, only whole milk and high fat organic yogurt and some cheeses (not often though)
Do you drink coffee or tea: No tea, coffee only when I have to get up really early.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I watched too many people, including my grandma, eat themselves to death.
Favorite exercise: climbing trees, running through fields/hills, hiking, and yoga.
Favorite Primal food: Eggs, bacon, avocados, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, almonds, bananas, mangoes, strawberries, spinach, uh....I could go on for days....
Best part about being Primal: I don't have to stave myself and I can eat whatever I want.
Worst part about being Primal: I live in a cold and rainy climate and I can't stand rain or cold so it's hard for me to get motivated to go outside.
Your location: Minneapolis, MN
Age (If you want): 33
How Primal are you: 100% at the moment
Do you consume dairy:Yes, some butter from time to time
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: The basic reasons for being Primal make a lot of sense to me.
Favorite exercise: Anything using my own body weight.
Favorite Primal food: Steak, steak, and more steak!
Best part about being Primal: I no longer have heartburn on a regular basis and I sleep like a rock.
Worst part about being Primal: Trying to find sunlight in Minneapolis during the winter.
Location: Austin, Texas
How Primal Are You: Not at all, about to give it a shot.
Do You Consume Dairy: Yep
Coffee or Tea: Both
Motivation: Have lurked on this site for a while researching. My husband's stomach problems have gotten worse, so as I'm the cook I'm having having him try the 21 day plan to see if it helps. It's only fair if I do it with him.
Favorite exercise: Me, Krav Maga. Him, mountain bikes.
Favorite primal food: Don't know yet.
Though I've been hearing about it for months now, I just started the partially Primal lifestyle thanks to my husband. I didn't really believe in diets until I saw how great he looked after a few months of being Primal.
Below are the answers to my questions:
Your location: Toronto
Age (If you want): 30
How Primal are you: Partially Primal
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea - black
Motivator for switching to Primal: My husband
Favorite exercise: I go to the gym 4 times a week and will never leave until i've done planks and squats - both my personal fav. I also do Yoga every morning.
Favorite Primal food: Cauliflower Mash; Kale chips
Best part about being Primal: Feeling fresh, energetic and light
Worst part about being Primal: The feeling you get after you've had a cheat day; Eating out.