Location: Oregon coast
How Primal are you? I'm at the very beginning, but learning daily
Motivation: there is a long list of motivators,
Favorite exercise: Walking
Best: I feel tremendously better physically and mentally
Worse: Learning curve
Oh and yes i drink coffee,
Your location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Age (If you want): 33
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, both
Favorite exercise: Walking or Jogging
Pleased to meet you all!
Your location: Ontario, Canada
Age (If you want): 28
How Primal are you: Want to be.
Do you consume dairy: Yes.
Do you drink coffee or tea: No. I don't like hot drinks (I know...)
Motivator for switching to Primal: First heard about it when rumour had it Kate Middleton was doing something similar before her wedding. Tried it, and was successful for a short time. But then my husband, son and I moved back to my parents while he attended post-secondary college. Mom is the one who usually cooks, so because I didn't want to be an inconvinence, we stuck with her and her "conventional" meals. Can't complain...or maybe I can...
Favorite exercise: Walking.
Favorite Primal food: Big-ass salad.
Best part about being Primal: Before I went Primal, I had a strange relationship with food. I would get WAY too excited to eat. While I was Primal, my view on food changed, and I saw it for what it was supposed to be...something for survival.
Worst part about being Primal: "Parents just don't understand..." -Will Smith.
Your location: San Diego county
Age (If you want): Fifty, as of a few days ago
How Primal are you: newbie. Husband and I started the caveman power diet a few weeks ago. Looking to expand the food choices soon before I lose him completely to the regular eating lifestyle.;)
Do you consume dairy: Prior to two weeks ago, yes..a little cream in my coffee, sprinklings of cheese here and there. Not a great amount.
Do you drink coffee or tea: YES, and am loathe to give up coffee. On the flip side, I do not drink soda.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I like the concept, and would like to lose weight and live/eat healthier. I weigh 152 lbs; would like to drop about 20-25 lbs.
Favorite exercise: I run. Every day. Have a running streak of over 3 years going (1133 days straight and counting)!
Favorite Primal food: it will be meat. I can't lie.
Best part about being Primal/Worst part about being Primal: We shall see...I can't see a downside.
Your location: east coast of Scotland.
Age (If you want): 32
How Primal are you: hard to put a figure on it, I am a newbie. In my 2nd week. :) No processed foods, no grains, mostly no sugar...still trying to cut out the tsp in my tea.
Do you consume dairy: yes, I don't seem to have a problem with dairy.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I drink tea of all types but no coffee.
Motivator for switching to Primal: my main motivator is weight loss, I have around 40kg to lose.
Favorite exercise: at the moment walking is pretty much the only exercise I have been doing, looking to add in more of course.
Favorite Primal food: so far I am loving it all. Not missing grains or my old way of eating at all....yet anyway.
Best part about being Primal: I seem to have more energy. :)
Worst part about being Primal: slightly worried about the cost... single mother with 2 kids on low income.
I am a 54 year old living in California
I have not yet started a Primal lifestyle but am eager to start!
I do consume dairy
I drink coffee
I have decided to go Primal because it makes most sense to me
my favorite exercise is hiking
I would like to see if in fact I can train my body to burn fat and not muscle
Your location: Georgia
Age (If you want): just turned 48
How Primal are you: Very
Do you consume dairy: on occasion
Do you drink coffee or tea: I stopped drinking coffee on Jan 1 this year, I drink some herbal tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: to help my husband with his quest to see if eating Primal would reduce inflammation he suffers with.
Favorite exercise: walking and squats
Favorite Primal food: Venison
Best part about being Primal: I am satisfied with this way of eating
Worst part about being Primal: going out to dinner with others not eating primal. Oh, and I miss wine!
Your location: Vermont
Age (If you want): 40
How Primal are you: Not yet grass-fed or all organic, but otherwise I'm there.
Do you consume dairy: Fage total yogurt, butter
Do you drink coffee or tea: Couple herbals a day, no sweeteners or dairy
Motivator for switching to Primal: Tired of feeling tired. Went from a super-athletic and fit person in my early 20s to being sadly trapped in an overweight and chronically painful body in my 30s.
Favorite exercise: Anything I can do with my wife and kids. Mostly enjoy snowboarding and biking, but perhaps my favorite thing is loading the pack and heading off into the woods for multi-day hikes.
Favorite Primal food: BAS w/ steak.
Best part about being Primal: Sustained energy with a great mood while losing weight without effort.
Worst part about being Primal: Festive eating with others can be tricky.
Your location: Cork, Ireland
Age (If you want): Too near 50.
How Primal are you: Just taken my first walk.
Do you consume dairy: mainly cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea: both
Motivator for switching to Primal:
I've dropped about 10Kg using Atkins + denial, then lately intermittent fasting. I need to drop another couple of kgs and improve my fitness.
I don't believe most of the Conventional Wisdom and want to learn more about Primal.
Favorite exercise: Gardening, walking
Favorite Primal food: Red meat.
Best part about being Primal: It makes more sense to me, compared to the CW.
Worst part about being Primal: Missing fresh bread
Looking forward to learning and exploring Primal. Regards Joe.
Your location: Western Washington
Age (If you want): 30ish
How Primal are you: progressing along
Do you consume dairy: Yes, enough for a few lattes per week. I've been missing cheese, though!
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: I feel better when I have avoided grains. That has always meant low-carb ways of eating (Dukan, Adkins, etc) but I always felt something was missing in those paradigms- REAL rather than simulated food, for instance, along with maintaining good carbs in the diet.
Favorite exercise: I love P90x, but afraid I have burned out on it. I'm looking for an equally effective workout plan without quite the time or overuse commitments. :) I fear that I will just have to augment the regimen myself, as I am skeptical as to what could be as effective for me.
Favorite Primal food: I'm a foodie, so this is tough to narrow down. I love all the stuff I have avoided most of my life- bacon comes to mind.
Best part about being Primal: Feeling less sluggish. I find that grains have apparently compounded the issues of living in the Seattle area in the winter with so little sunshine and lots of rain and bone-chilling cold. I'm glad to be getting some energy back before July when summer starts here. ;)
Worst part about being Primal: Haven't found it yet. I'm just hopeful for a trimming of my body fat % again. Looks like I'm doing the right stuff, and I'm appreciative for all the feedback in the forums!