my name is Beau, been reading this website for about a week. Found out about Primal/Paleo all of a week ago, big life changes happening, needed to talk with others about all of this! Thankyou Mark and thankyou everyone for being here!
Your location: I live in Queensland, Australia. (Any other Aussies here?)
Age (If you want): I am 35, 36 in a two months.
How Primal are you: Um, don't know. Still learning. It's been a week! :)
Do you consume dairy: No. Don't want to.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Hate coffee, love tea.
Motivator for switching to Primal: sick of trying so hard to feel healthy/lose weight and it not working, need to try something different!
Favorite exercise: Dancing
Favorite Primal food: Meat! :D
Best part about being Primal: I feel good already. Will keep you updated.
Worst part about being Primal: Um. I am an emotional eater....so that will be interesting.
I actually found out about Primal/Paleo from a woman author/raw foodist/chef who wasn't feeling right and started eating eggs and she was getting a lot of flack for it from the raw food community, someone was blasting off about Paleo, so I searched that shit up! And here I am! hahaha! (are we allowed to swear? Coz I do ;))
Here is a link to my beginning journey, [url=http://beaubutterfly3.wordpress.com/]Beau Getting Her Life in Order | This should be funny. Maybe sometimes sad, sometimes joyous, maybe even sometimes inspiring![/url] I have started a blog and will start a journal here too maybe.
Beau (a woman, by the way ;)[/QUOTE]
Welcome, Beau. I'm glad but not surprised that you are feeling better already. AFter nine months on this plan I can tell you from experience I have found it ideal for weight loss and health gains, all with eating plenty of delicious food and not counting calories. From another tea drinker Down Under.
On the right path
Your location: Pennsylvania, US
How Primal are you: 95%
Do you consume dairy: yes, cream in coffee sometimes
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes to both
Motivator for switching to Primal: Realized how very out of shape I was when preparing for, and during, a recent birdwatching/hiking trip. Read "The Paleo Diet" on the flight home and there's been no turning back.
Favorite exercise: Recumbent bike, doing sprints on the bike because my knees aren't up for running yet
Favorite Primal food: Steak, spinach
Best part about being Primal: Feeling healthy
Worst part about being Primal: Socializing. So many events that I attend involve eating CW foods. Navigating these is going to be a challenge.
Hello, Everyone New here and just started being primal today. I watch a spin off documentary called "Fat Head" and then I started to research insulin and body fat. That lead me to this site so I've decided to give it a go.
Your location: I'm orginally from the caribbean, but I currently live in Miami, Florida reminds me of home great beaches.
Age (If you want): 30
How Primal are you: Just started today decided to give it a go. =)
Do you consume dairy: Right now I still drink milk but trying to stay away from it that and cheese too.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I'm a big tea drinker. Its big in Jamaica, where I'm from. We use to be a British Colony.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight Gain.
Favorite exercise: Cycling I do alot of that at my job. Its crazy I still got big eventhough I get that much workout but now I know why.
Favorite Primal food: I'll have to say Curry Chicken
Best part about being Primal: Not sure yet just started will have to get back to this question.
Worst part about being Primal: Not sure about this neighter.
[B]Your location[/B]: Chicago, IL
[B]Age[/B] (If you want): 33
[B]How Primal are you[/B]: 100%, decided this was the path I wanted to take, and cleaned out the house and stocked it with all good stuff. No processed foods, no Dairy, no grains. Nothing!
[B]Do you consume dairy[/B]: Not anymore
[B]Do you drink coffee or tea[/B]: There is a limit to how far I can go. I must have my coffee and Tea!
[B]Motivator for switching to Primal[/B]: In the course of 6 months I was promoted, quit smoking, and had a friend tell me I looked like I was gaining weight. The promotion means almost no physical labor anymore. after 12 years of being a construction worker to now having 23 years left of being a supervisor, I had to make a change in my life. I don't want to be 500lbs and die a week after retiring (if I would have made it that far). Quitting smoking added to the weight gain, and being called out on it flipped a switch in my head. I have to change. I have to lose this weight, build my strength and start living life to the fullest!
[B]Favorite exercise[/B]: I really enjoy walking and bike riding. I shoot Compeititon pistol, and Multigun, which involve a lot of running ad shooting. I'm hoping to improve my skills as part of this lifestyle change.
[B]Favorite Primal food[/B]:Meat! I'm not picky, I like food. Bacon is a large plus, and so are brussel sprouts.
[B]Best part about being Primal[/B]:knowing that I can still eat, and still be healthy. Knowing that the further along I get, the better I will feel.
[B]Worst part about being Primal[/B]: Giving up real Pizza :( there is just no grain free, dairy free way to reproduce it.
Awesome to meet you Annie :) I'll be checking out your links ;)
Your location: Alabama
Age (If you want): 56
How Primal are you: Starting again. 80-90%
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: Knee relief and weight loss
Favorite exercise: Hiking
Favorite Primal food: Steak, Brussels Sprouts
Best part about being Primal: My knees don't hurt.
Worst part about being Primal: Social situations can be difficult.
Location: Los Angeles
How Primal Am I: Pretty darn primal if you ask me, probably more restrictive than primal actually... Ha!
Do I consume dairy: HECK NO!
Do I drink coffee/tea: Yes (Nothing added to either)
Motivator to Switch to Primal: My Mother!
Favorite Exercise: Pilates & the Elliptical
Favorite Primal Food: Salmon Belly & Salmon Skin (Fish Bacon baby!)
Best Part About Being Primal: How happy I always AM! Always smiling!
Worst Part About Being Primal: Not a damn thing!
Just dropping in to say the obligatory "Hi there!"
[B]Your location:[/B] North Carolina
[B]Age (If you want):[/B] 52
[B]How Primal are you:[/B] I live in a house, drive a car and wear clothes! How primal can I be?!?! LOL j/k.
[B]Do you consume dairy:[/B] Yes - cream and cheese.
[B]Do you drink coffee or tea[/B]: Hell yeah! I'd be a cranky bitch without my coffee!!!!
[B]Motivator for switching to Primal:[/B] Lost over 40lbs in the last year by eating very low carb. Found that I tend to gravitate towards eating more primal because I'm avoiding as much processed food as I can. However, I do indulge in a little dairy, and the occasional gin and tonic.
[B]Favorite exercise:[/B] Walking and sex.
[B]Favorite Primal food:[/B] Meat and bacon. And bacon....... Is that primal?!?!
[B]Best part about being Primal:[/B] Not feeling like I'm filled to the brim with chemicals and crap.
[B]Worst part about being Primal:[/B] The thought that in order to completely immerse myself in this way of life, I will have to give up my dairy and my gin. :-( YIKES!!!
haha! sex! yes definitely, shoulda put that on mine :D
Your location: Jacksonville, FL
Age (If you want): 42
How Primal are you: Day 1
Do you consume dairy: Not today
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: Tired of being overweight and tired.
Favorite exercise: Cycling
Favorite Primal food: Don't know
Best part about being Primal: Don't know
Worst part about being Primal: The unknown