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    Hey everyone!!!

    I am new to the site and PB lifestyle. I stumbled upon it about 4 days ago and it sucked me in. It was exactly what I was looking for in my life. I went out and grabbed the book after locating it at a 'Barns and Noble' about 2 1/2 hrs away from my local B&N. I could have ordered it online and waited for its arrival but that is not the type of person I am...lol. Think of all that valuable reading time that would have passed. I am very impressed by the great people (at least what they appear to be) on MDA. I look forward to talking with all of you and learning from your insight to this lifestyle. I have read the book twice and have committed to starting today. I took the 'Obligatory forum Introduce yourself thread' and introduced myself to all of you:

    Your location:SLC, UT

    Age (If you want):24

    How Primal are you: Just started, So in the context of this community I would say ZERO. But I learned a while ago to fake it till you make it, so, I will say that I am "primal" seeing how its in my bloodline

    Do you consume dairy: Yes, and most likely will always

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, I plan to stop drinking in the near future. It's a bit further down on my list of improvements I am making towards my diet.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Obviously it is to improve my health and quality of life. I also am the carb only eater that is what Mark calls "skinny fat", I desperately want to change my body composition to an all around athletic build.

    Favorite exercise: I would have to say Wake Boarding, I hope to soon expand that to many other activities.

    Favorite Primal food: "kahh" a Cambodian soup like dish containing beef and hard boiled eggs.

    Best part about being Primal: We will have to see.

    Worst part about being Primal: I guess its changing my current habits, but the knowledge the book gave me should be sufficient enough to start achieving my goals.

    I need to know if I should start the physical side of PB or if I need to give my body a couple weeks to get used to the diet before I start? Currently I have the 'Slow Pace' down (lucky for me about 20 hrs of that at work) but have not 'Lifted Heavy Things' in a while.


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    Welcome aboard mrparkin!


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    Welcome, mrparkin...great things are in store for you

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    Hello, mrparkin. Congratulations on finding MDA and making a committment to change. It's a bit scary at first, but you're going to love it.


    BTW, I love soup, and tried to find a recipe for the Cambodian soup. I came upon some spelled "kha" but not your spelling. The ones I found seem a lot like Thai soup. Do you have a recipe? Please?


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    Sorry for the delay in my response. I never measure when I make it so I had to get out the ol'measuring spoons and make it. Here is how I make kahh, or kha.

    1 tbls oil (any high heat oil)

    4-5 gloves of garlic

    1 tbls fish sauce

    3 tbls soy sauce

    3 tbls honey

    1/4 lb of beef or pork

    4 cups water

    3+ shelled hard boiled eggs (as many as you want)


    I crank up the heat (medium high) in a pot and add the oil and garlic, as the garlic almost start to get to dark I add the fish sauce and then the meat. I sear the meat really dark maybe 5-7 minutes. I add the water, soy sauce and honey and eggs and leave on low for at least 2 hours. I prefer 5+ hrs. The meat will get really soft and the flavor gets into all the egg white. Just so you know fish sauce has a strong smell that throws off first timers.


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    Thank you for the recipe, mrparkin. That sounds delicious, and unlike any of the other soups I make, even the Thai ones. And I love fish sauce. But, honestly, I can't put honey into a soup, however good it sounds. What to do? Hmmmm. What can I add for that traditional sweet hint, but that doesn't add to the sugar content? A beet? What would that taste like? A couple of carrots? I am working very hard to minimize, no, eliminate sugar from my diet. I'll try some adaptations.


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    Maybe coconut? Thinking about it some more. But, that would be more like Thai. What's the difference, adding a beet, or adding honey? Confused again. :-)


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    Sharonll, Must say I'm impressed with eliminating honey. Dare I say that you have everything else primal down. Try it without any sweetners before you go and adding random stuff. I have had it that way but prefer the sweeter version....If you feel it needs sweet add some veggies that would do the trick.


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    Welcome! You sound like me - waiting for the book to be delivered = waste of time, haha!


    You asked a question about when to start exercising primally - I would just say, try it out and see how you feel. If the dietary changes make you feel a bit 'off' then wait a bit - everyone is different. If you are already moving around, then it's not as if you're doing nothing. And as for wakeboarding - fantastic!


    I was doing primal exercise until a few weeks ago when I injured my back and at one point could barely walk. However, I still managed to live primally every other way and I am positive that this WOE I now follow really helped me along with a speedy recovery - I'm back to the gym after 6 weeks, which I am really happy about.


    Let us know how you get on - and welcome once again!


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    mrparkin, I think you're right that I should try the soup first without any sweetener. I'm boiling the eggs right now! I'll let you know, but I'm sure I'll love your soup.


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