Your location: Nebraska, USA
Age (If you want):32
How Primal are you:
Besides the occasional hamburger bun I do not consume grains. Limited dairy. No refined sugars.
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both : )
Motivator for switching to Primal: Well I've been kicking around the idea of going primal for a few months now but got motivated at the beginning of this year. I'd like to feel strong again. Losing weight is great but overall I'd like to tighten up and just feel good! I also have severe asthma and wonder if cutting out gluten may help to relieve my symptoms...
Favorite exercise: Burpees
Favorite Primal food: Avocado
Best part about being Primal: Knowing I'm doing what's best for my body!
Worst part about being Primal: Re-vamping all my recipes.
My name is Dawn.. been following the primal blueprint for 18 days now..
Location - ontario, canada
age - going to be 48 on the 16th
how primal are you - just learning the primal been on it almost 3 weeks.
Do you consume dairy - cheese, greek yogurt and small amount of cream in my coffee
do you drink tea or coffee yes both.. mostly tea
Motivator for going primal - trouble with reactive hypoglycemia, inability to lose weight, frustration with feeling tired all the time, talking to a successful primal person
favorite exercise - walking - have not been very fit at all.. starting to attempt planks and pushups - will increase these as fitness increases
favorite primal food - all of them so far
best part about being primal - increased energy, weight loss (10lbs in under 3weeks), no more dropping blood sugars.. and pain in my right hand is slowly clearing up...
worst part about being primal - not knowing about it years ago...
My name is Travis
Location -DFW, Texas
how primal are you - Just starting out, so basically zero :(
Do you consume dairy - Yes, unfortunately I like milk. I'm also a cheese freak lol
do you drink tea or coffee - not really. I do drink some types of warm tea in the evening maybe once a week.
Motivator for going primal - I'm a cop, and I'm fat. That's not good for myself, my co-workers or the citizens that I am sworn to protect.
favorite exercise -walking, jogging
favorite primal food - As I said, I haven't really started, still reading the book. I think bacon will be though :)
best part about being primal -I'm hoping for an increase in energy and a LOT of weight loss.
worst part about being primal - I imagine it will be kicking bad eating habits.
Your location: suburbs of Boston, MA
Age (If you want): 38 (I think, I keep "forgetting")
How Primal are you: 100% as of four days ago
Do you consume dairy: no
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes, mostly decaf tea but coffee once in a while
Motivator for switching to Primal: I have been suffering from almost constant illness since the birth of my child five years ago. Nothing serious, but I always have a cold, flu, etc. Doctors can't find anything wrong with me except allergies and chronic sinusitis. Many have claimed that it is "all in my head," because I have been dealing with grief, stress and depression. So I went to a therapist last year and got on anti-depressants. It worked well and I am happy, not depressed, but still sick! Oh, and the medication caused me to gain weight. So this is my last ditch effort to feel better and to lose weight. I keep kosher and have reactive hypoglycemia, so the paleo lifestyle is a bit of a challenge for me, but I am committed. I heard about paleo from my boss and just read the "whole 30." Day 4 and so far so good.
Favorite exercise: spinning. I have terrible knees and feet, so this is the best exercise for me.
Favorite Primal food: Don't know yet! Although I was pretty excited when I made my own mayo from scratch last night for the first time and it came out perfectly.
Best part about being Primal: Eating yummy foods and not having to count calories.
Worst part about being Primal: Having to cook ALL my meals, without the convenience of prepared foods. I work part time and am the primary caregiver for my daughter, PLUS I volunteer and sing in two choirs, so my time is at a premium. I've tried cooking massive amounts of food at once and am shocked at how fast I eat it all, plus my husband and daughter eat it as well. Any suggestions about this issue would be greatly appreciated!
Hello everyone! :)
Your location: The South East of UK
Age (If you want): 30
How Primal are you: Partially. I keep trying to go 100%, but slip up occasionally. Grains and processed foods are out though. Bread, in particular, is a big no-no, simply due to the reaction I have to it.
Do you consume dairy: Occasionally, but recently been trying whole 30 which doesn't allow it.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea. I can't stand coffee.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I'd gained a lot of weight and was generally very unhealthy. Someone pointed me in the direction of this site and the more I read, the more sense it made, so I since got the book too and changed my eating habits.
Favorite exercise: 30 day Shred workout (20 mins HIT)
Favorite Primal food: Chicken and/or cashew nuts
Best part about being Primal: Being healthier, and hormones levelled out.
Worst part about being Primal: Putting up with all the 'oh that can't be healthy, you NEED carbs like pasta' comments.
Hello all. Excited to be here.
Your location:Houston, TX
Age (If you want):51
How Primal are you:Just getting started, but totally committed.
Do you consume dairy:Cheese,Almond Milk,Whey Isolate
Do you drink coffee or tea:Coffee black
Motivator for switching to Primal:Tired of dieting, looking for a lifestyle.
Favorite Primal food:Steak and eggs
Best part about being Primal:Seems like it connects me with the way man was meant to live.
Worst part about being Primal:Might worry if LDL,HDL or Tri's get whacked.
Your location:Ontario, Canada, eh !?
Age (If you want): 53.8
How Primal are you:Except for my day job and grocery store, totally !
Do you consume dairy: only cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea:coffee and white or green tea, cutting back on coffee now
Motivator for switching to Primal:Lose fat (around midsection), get rid of nagging problems and some more chronic issues
Favorite exercise: pilates/yoga , and just getting into Mark's activities now.
Favorite Primal food: Meats, fat, veggies, nuts and fruits !
Best part about being Primal: i am starting to eat bacon again ! :o)
Worst part about being Primal: I really do NOT see a downside right now.
Your location: Vermont
Age (If you want): 44
How Primal are you: just started so I will need to log some time before I can determine :)
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: health/weight
Favorite exercise: spinning
Favorite Primal food: bacon
Best part about being Primal: The way I feel - clear and alert, healthy and energetic
Worst part about being Primal: I love baguettes!
Your location: Texas, USA
Age (If you want): 27
How Primal are you: 98% then fell off the wagon when we had a huge stressful event, getting back up and dusting myself off now.
Do you consume dairy: yes, went without, no change, started it back up, no change. so apparently it doesn't effect me.
Do you drink coffee or tea: No
Motivator for switching to Primal: PCOS and insulin resistance
Favorite exercise: playing chase with my dog (he always wins!)
Favorite Primal food: meat! lol, seriously, especially a good fatty cut, mmmm fat.
Best part about being Primal: the way I feel better in just about every way.
Worst part about being Primal: carb/grain-flu after indulging in the cupcake/pasta/pizza/whatever and then paying for it for a week!
Your location: Sacramento, CA
Age (If you want): 44
How Primal are you: Brand new, but following it pretty strictly at the moment
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, to both (no sugar or cream, though)
Motivator for switching to Primal: trying to maintain weight I lost using the HCG protocol
Favorite exercise: running and playing with my dogs and the dogs I work with at the animal shelter
Favorite Primal food: fat, so nice not to be afraid of it any more
Best part about being Primal: feeling satisfied after eating a reasonable amount
Worst part about being Primal: my grocery bill has gone way up