Your location: UK
Age (If you want): 34
How Primal are you: not very I think. I'm trying, but I seem to be eating too much processed meat, in an effort to keep the cost down. I want to be Primal, but I am struggling at the moment. It's only been 3 weeks.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, way too much probably. I have a full fat milky coffee in the morning, and I snack on Cheddar all day.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I mostly drink green tea or peppermint tea, with a coffee in the morning.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to help my husband get healthy, as he is older than me, has a big belly and high blood pressure and always seems under the weather/ unwell. If I can lose weight and look great as well, even better!
Favorite exercise: hmmmmm. don't do a lot at the moment. Normally crunches are my favourite.
Favorite Primal food: I eat mostly eggs. (cheap) I need to experiment with more types of meat and fish.
Best part about being Primal: I am looking forward to being lean, and having thicker, stronger hair!
Worst part about being Primal: The cost!!
Your location: St. Louis, MO
Age (If you want): 33
How Primal are you: Definitely eliminated wheat from my diet... trying to go full primal
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes, coffee every morning
Motivator for switching to Primal: Co-worker challenge... and reading "Wheat Belly" and "The Primal Blueprint"
Favorite exercise: Running
Favorite Primal food: Avocaos
Best part about being Primal: So far I have had more energy!
Worst part about being Primal: Having to read product labels for hidden grain products
Hi all, total newbie here :)
Your location: Staffordshire, UK
Age (If you want): 32
How Primal are you: Very slightly - still looking into it!
Do you consume dairy: Intolerant to dairy but have soya milk
Do you drink coffee or tea: No
Motivator for switching to Primal: Want to get lean - my hard work at the gym is not paying off!
Favorite exercise: Running and weights
Favorite Primal food: Salmon with vegetables
Best part about being Primal: Hopefully see my body tone up!
Worst part about being Primal: Dreading going 'grainless' 0_0
Hey Everyone newbie here. I'm coming from Michigan (or as I call it the little Arctic)
I'm 34 years old
I am learning the Primal as time goes on, but I want to incorporate it more into the family.
As for my dairy intake I have taken a lot out of my diet. I do eat a yogurt occasionally as well as ice cream (that was a hard one because I love Ice cream) a little bit of sour cream sometimes and a little bit of crumbled blue cheese on my salads.
I drink about a cup or two of coffee each day
My main motivation for switching to Primal is due to some health scares I have had over the past couple of years. I had Thoracic outlet syndrome (its rare)and because of this I experienced a minor heart attack due to the fact that my artery was being compressed and was victim to a side affect of a medicine I took. That has since been taken care of, thank goodness, however, I am experiencing some other health issues and thought that working out would be the answer. While my work out routine has helped I am still experiencing pain and believe that my diet has a bigger impact on how my body works and behaves then I realize. My husband has suggested me jumping in all the way with Primal and seeing how I feel. I truly believe you are what you eat, not that my diet is full of processed junk, but I am interested in learning how to better manage the right foods at the right time all while helping my body feel better.
My favorite exercise is swimming which I do 3-4 times a week, I also do yoga 2 times a week
Favorite primal food: Raspberries and coconut oil (its awesome for your skin, even though you may smell like a muffin, you'll feel soft)
Best part about being Primal: My husband has been doing Primal for a while and so he is a good go to resource.
Worst part about Primal is when you are away from home and don't have a say in the food being served. I travel a lot for ministry and it can be difficult.
Your location: Midwest
Age (If you want): 33
How Primal are you: 60-80% I would guess, still making adjustments to get to where I want to be.
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: To me it just makes sense. I hate processed foods and the direction the health of our children seems to be taking.
Favorite exercise: Lifting my two favorite weights, my kids. ;)
Favorite Primal food: Bacon
Best part about being Primal: The way you feel, the energy level.
Worst part about being Primal: Probably because this is still new to me, over-thinking what to eat.
Your location: Massachusetts
Age (If you want): 42
How Primal are you: I howl at the moon
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, both.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Food allergies/celiac
Favorite exercise: Boxing
Favorite Primal food: pork chops
Best part about being Primal: crazy fast weight loss
Worst part about being Primal: ? Maybe cookies. I miss cookies, lol.
Your location: Portland, Oregon
Age (If you want): 44
How Primal are you: I am a Primal infant.
Do you consume dairy: Not much.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Not much. I prefer diet (poison) pop. Obviously something I will have to elimate.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Lifestyle change; change, change, change.
Favorite exercise: Hiking
Favorite Primal food: Carne Asada
Best part about being Primal: I do not know yet. Will update.
Worst part about being Primal: ? America makes it easy to eat like crap - so a lot more time and energy will be spent budgeting, shopping and preparing our food. Which could turn out to be the best part - Will Update!
Your location: Colorado
Age (If you want): 38
How Primal are you: 100% as of January 2, 2013
Do you consume dairy: Nope
Do you drink coffee or tea: 1 clup of black coffee and working my way off it.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss and other health benefits
Favorite exercise: Walking and Swimming
Favorite Primal food: Meat!!!
Best part about being Primal: I can eat as much as I want of the right foods and not feel guilty and all my swelling is gone, completely.. like zippo swelling after about 3 days. It was awesome!
Worst part about being Primal: Sometimes I just want a cookie.
I'm in Holly-weird, CA
41 years old
Not paleo yet, but just beginning my journey, having "toyed" with it off and on for the past 6 months or so
I do consume dairy now, but find most of it makes me feel like crap. I think I may try consuming dairy products recommended here to see if I notice a difference.
I drink 1-2 cups of coffee a day (highly leaded)
I'm going paleo because my current grain-based diet is causing a lot of health problems and I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.
I'm an avid distance runner and run about 3-4 1/2 marathons a year
Still learning, but do know that I LOVE steak
Don't know yet and looking forward to finding out
Don't know yet, but in playing around with it, I find it's challenging to deal with in social situations and when eating out
Your location: UK (Sussex)
Age (If you want): 43
How Primal are you: Mentally and spiritually 99%, diet and exercise 6% (only because I like meat and lifting heavy things, otherwise 1%)
Do you consume dairy: Yes, too much milk. My second major step, after cutting refined sugar is to phase out milk to a minimum vice (if any).
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes, loads of tea (with milk - being British) hence the need to phase it out. Coffee? once a day, but guess what? usually a latte!
Motivator for switching to Primal: Eliminate several long standing problems, headaches, lethargy...oh and to lose that extra 15 kg (33lbs?) that sneaked up on me over the last ten years.
Favorite exercise: Lifting my children, swimming and walking.
Favorite Primal food: Whole trout.
Best part about being Primal: Feeling connected to a primal instinct I always felt I had
Worst part about being Primal: When travelling, trying to find meat without some 'ose' in it.