05-10-2013, 03:29 PM
Your location: Montreal, Quebec
Age (If you want):38
How Primal are you: about 75%
Do you consume dairy: regularly: Greek yogurt and whey protein. Not regularly, cheese.
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes, both.
Motivator for switching to Primal: digestives issues, sluggish thyroid.
Favorite exercise: running, walking, and yoga
Favorite Primal food: love it all
Best part about being Primal: easy to shop for really.
Worst part about being Primal: preparing meat (I'm picky about the prep)
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05-10-2013, 10:41 PM
Hi. I'm in Washington state. I'm 40, almost 41. And I've dieted since I was 10. I'd like to be done with diets yet eat in a way that allows me to lose weight.
I'm just staring with Paloe dieting. A work colleague has inspired me with the results she has seen. I'm struggline to be Primal as I hgave two stepsons who want things like Hot Pockets for snacks - and then I have them. and there's over 30g of carbs in each.
I drink coffee but do like tea so am thinking I should switch to tea, because I do like creamer with coffee that has carbs
My motivation is that I'm 40 and wiegh 100 lbs more than my heaviest weight before. I can't do the fun things I used to with my husband and stepsons, like play baseball. And my family is very worried about me. I have a heart condition and my cardiologist says I need to lose 50 lbs - which just feels overwhelming when I think about it.
I really like walking. Several yeras ago, I was doing hot yoga four times a week and walking 8 miles at a time. I do love it - but I'm so horribly out of shape now, I feel helpless to start. I've never been in such bad shape before.
My favorite primal food is steak. Is that even primal as it's not as good for you a fish?
I like being able to actually eat something filling like scrambled eggs in the morning! On diets like Weight Watchers I always felt like I was starving.
The hardest part is that I LOVE ice cream and my stepsons and husband like to keep ice cream in the house.
05-11-2013, 01:39 AM
Thank you Kara- that's very sweet. And yes, touch rugby (NOT tackle rugby) is great fun
Originally Posted by Karapn
05-11-2013, 01:48 AM
Hi Westie, I wish you every success on primal. You have a good role model and good reason to adopt this lifestyle and you are making a good start. Scrambled eggs are a great start to the day. Steak is an excellent primal food. Tea is good and coffee is not a problem but don't use the creamer if it's a processed product (real cream though, that's good!). Try not to think about the hot pockets and icecream, instead focus on all the good foods you can nourish yourself with. Primal food is delicious. Good luck.
Originally Posted by WestiePaelo
05-11-2013, 09:39 AM
Your location: albany, new york
Age (If you want):26
How Primal are you: just started 2 weeks ago, would say 80/20 so far
Do you consume dairy: on occasion ....try to limit to as little as possible
Do you drink coffee or tea: LOVE tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: been struggling to be healthier and after what seems like years falling on and off the wagon of "being healthy" I stumbled upon MDA and it just made sense.
Favorite exercise:i find that i love pretty much all PBF type activities but i've been really surprised on how much i've fallen in love with sprinting.
Favorite Primal food: salmon
Best part about being Primal: feeling great, having the energy and positive mood to do anything at any given moment
Worst part about being Primal: cutting back on the BEER
05-11-2013, 10:32 AM
Your location: Callander , Ontario ( Canada )
How Primal are you: Since speaking with a fellow coworker who mentioned your book I recently bought it and Iíve adopted the GROK mentality. I started this way of eating last Thursday and Iím liking it, feel very achievable and the grains information all clicked I get it. Iíve always loved breads, fries etc. and since 4 years ago stopping smoking my weight has increased and increased. We just welcomed a little guy into this world in February and I want to be a good role model and be around for many of his birthdays. Iíve tried diets before but burn out after a while like youíve explained. Iím dedicated to going primal, letís go ! In 2 weeks Iím running my second 10 k race in Ottawa with my fiancť. Last yearís race went well hoping to be stronger this year.
Do you consume dairy: Yes I do but having Skim milk if I do.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: Newborn Son
Favorite exercise: Kettle bells
Favorite Primal food: Steak / Chicken
Best part about being Primal: Not feeling Bloated
Worst part about being Primal: Not sure Iím changing my lifestyle so letís see
05-11-2013, 02:04 PM
Age (If you want):
How Primal are you:
I'm just getting started I've been on again off again for a while (before I even knew what primal was) but I can feel it starting to take root and become my lifestyle.
Do you consume dairy: some. I try to stick to goat dairy as I have been told my body has casein issues but some cow dairy does slip in.
Do you drink coffee or tea:
only herbal tea
Motivator for switching to Primal:
Ive been to a naturopath a few times over the last 6 years and everytime I'm told that my body has trouble disgesting grains, especially in their flour form. I know that I feel better without them. I want to switch my whole family to a primal way of life.
Sadly I've always been a more sedentary person but since beginning to eat primal again I've had a strong compulsion to be outside and walk.....so we'll see where it leads.
Favorite Primal food:
I love all food but especially the fat....I love the fat on porkchops, steak, etc....
Best part about being Primal:
Makes me feel good. And I'm excited that because I live on a farm I have laying hens coming next week, we already grow lots of veggies and berries and have bees and produce our own raw honey. I feel like Ive been provided with the tools to be primal I just need to do it.
Worst part about being Primal:
I have six kids and a husband who is on my side right now but it could change so fast and that would be the worst.
05-11-2013, 02:51 PM
Your location: Utah
Age (If you want): 26
How Primal are you: Just beginning
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both, mostly coffee.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Leptin reset & weight loss. Feel better
Favorite exercise: Crossfit
Favorite Primal food: Lean Chicken
Best part about being Primal: Not sure yet
Worst part about being Primal: Not sure yet, I'm going to assume cutting all sugary carbs lol
05-11-2013, 07:41 PM
Your location: Green Bay, WI
Age (If you want): 34
How Primal are you: Very. I don't consume anything with gluten, legumes, dairy, or processed food.
Do you consume dairy: No. Thinking about allowing myself on occasion though. I haven't decided yet.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes and yes. I alternate days and only have one cup of one or the other every morning.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Hubby started CrossFit (I just started myself last week) and they recommend going strict Paleo/Primal for 30 days. We're looking at 60, we're doing so well!
Favorite exercise: CrossFit, even though I want to die afterwards, and Zumba.
Favorite Primal food: Taco Salad (sans shell of course!)
Best part about being Primal: I feel so much healthier! I can't believe what all that crap was doing to me. I feel really great now and I'm so, so thankful we discovered this way of eating!
Worst part about being Primal: The carb cravings! (As you can tell I'm fairly new at this!) When we first started, I was leaning way too much on potatoes. So I omitted them and last week I was craving carbs like a crack addict!! I talked to my chiropractor and CrossFit trainer, and he said to eat fruit to curb the cravings. And it worked! I'm feeling sooooo much better now!! I also do crave cheese at times, but he gave me an alternative to that too!
05-12-2013, 07:30 AM
Your location: Victoria, BC
Age (If you want): 37
How Primal are you: getting there
Do you consume dairy: yes (butter and occasional yogurt, cheese and a splash of milk here and there)
Do you drink coffee or tea: both, occasionally
Motivator for switching to Primal: whole blueprint makes sense (diet with the exercise)
Favorite exercise: due to bad posture and some bad decisions my body is out of whack. my knees aren't tracking and I have muscle weakness and imbalance all over my body. i am currently working with a physiotherapist to sort out the knees thing and building my core, then eventually will strengthening the upper body (currently my right shoulder is out - can't lift arm above shoulder). i ordered Gokhale's book and hoping that will help a lot. so i can only walk right now, and do my activation exercises to get inactive muscles working. it's a slow process. dreaming of a day when I can do a grok squat, and a pull up, even if it is assisted!
Favorite Primal food: grassfed beef burger
Best part about being Primal: feels cool to eat meat and salad/veges! i feel like a cavewoman! also, less carb cravings and binges.
Worst part about being Primal: i am still new and transitioning. it is hard to cook non primal for the family and primal for me. (they are not on board! yet!) also, am still trying to find 'sweet spot' where i know what to eat to not be hungry. because when I tried going purely primal i was hungry every 2 hours. it appears i need different ratios of protein, carb, fat for different meals to not feel hungry between meals. i used to do Zone, but after having kids not following it as well. maybe because it was not working anymore. so i am using the Zone as a baseline, to see what my body needs at different mealtimes. for the most part (lunch and dinner), for the Zone savvy, it appears that I need a CPF ratio of 20 30 50.
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