09-07-2010, 12:51 PM
What's up Primal people?
The Answers to the Questions:
Your location: Philadelphia, PA
Age (If you want): 26 and 11/12ths
How Primal are you: I was a pescatarian about 2 months ago.
Do you consume dairy: Yes. Can't really wrap my mind around a life without cheese.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I do drink coffee.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm down to try almost anything once.
Favorite exercise: Swimming
Favorite Primal food: So far, meat. I hadn't realized how tasty it is.
Best part about being Primal: It forces me to cook at home. It's something I've been threatening to do for a long time.
Worst part about being Primal: Beer. I'll miss it.
09-07-2010, 02:51 PM
Your location: Midwestern US
Age (If you want): 40
How Primal are you: Newbie
Do you consume dairy: Rarely
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, daily Green Tea & Herbal Mint Tea (mostly with no sugar)
Motivator for switching to Primal: Appendicitis (saw link between sugar intake and inflammation of organ)
Favorite exercise: walking & quick sprints
Favorite Primal food: Work in progress
Best part about being Primal: No hungry feeling at about 3:00pm
Worst part about being Primal: No Cake!!! (I will get over it)
09-07-2010, 03:33 PM
Your location: Ontario, Canada
Age (If you want): 25
How Primal are you: With the exception of occasional "cheat meals", I stick to non-processed food, no dairy, no wheat, limited condiments, supplement with fish oil, get 7-8hrs sleep and eat ketogenic when I'm on my wagon.
Do you consume dairy: Only ice cream as part of "cheat meals"
Do you drink coffee or tea: Black americanos or green tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: Robb Wolf's podcasts, wanting to take optimal care of my body
Favorite exercise: Clean and jerk, front squats
Favorite Primal food:Coconut milk, fresh caught walleye
Best part about being Primal: How I feel when I actually follow it!
Worst part about being Primal: The guilt I feel when I fall off the wagon and consume my favourites: bread and wine
09-07-2010, 04:43 PM
Your location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Age (If you want): 40 (nearly 41!)
How Primal are you: just started, mostly primal but still having porridge with water and salt (Oatmeal to Americans, I suppose) for breakfast
Do you consume dairy: A little bit of milk in tea or coffee
Do you drink coffee or tea: One (maybe two) coffees a day, the rest herbal
Motivator for switching to Primal: I've gained weight and want to shift some...I have been kind of sugar addicted and want to break the pattern, plus I get tiredness jags with a lot of carbs, plus stomach problems.
Favorite exercise: Strong and sweaty yoga!
Favorite Primal food: Fillet steak
Best part about being Primal: I'm not hungry anymore and I have more energy, and my digestive system feels a lot better, all this after only a few days!
Worst part about being Primal: I miss pizza...And in the university where I work (no supermarkets nearby) lunch is pretty much carb (sandwich) based, so I have to prepare breakfasts and lunches before I go to work myself - it's a lot more labour intensive. Plus, fruit and meat are expensive here
09-07-2010, 10:17 PM
I picked up Mark's Primal Blueprint book a few months ago - it all makes perfect sense! I have stopped my futile Chronic Cardio efforts and started losing weight the proper way.
Your location: Tri-Cities, WA
Age : 53
How Primal are you: I am ~85% down the path: Eating well but still migrating to better (organic/grassfed) sources; enjoying the workouts, playing, sleeping early.
Do you consume dairy: some cheese (largely fermented)
Do you drink coffee or tea: Lots of black coffee (3+ cups per day)
Motivator: Weight control and improved strength. I've been doing the PB for ~2 months and have dropped 15 lbs - maybe halfway to my optimal weight.
Favorite exercise: Cycling (easier to stay under 75% max HR)
Favorite Primal food(s): chicken/salmon/walnuts/blueberries
Best part about being Primal: Greatly reduced body (mainly back) aches
Worst part about being Primal: There's no such thing as Guinness Lite!
09-07-2010, 10:23 PM
location: inkster north dakota
how primal am I?: read the book a week ago, haven't had sugar of grains since. need to work on exercising.
dairy?: not really. maybe cream with berries or coffee, do eat cheese
coffee or tea?: not a lot. i just tried lipton teabags in the coffee maker. it's convenient.
motivator for going primal: stumbled on the book from a barefoot running page. Information hits home and makes sense.
favorite excercise: easy, easy, barefoot running down a dirt road
favorite primal food: early stages. like steaks
best part about being primal: KNOWING that it's right
worst part: haven't gotten there yet.
09-08-2010, 06:45 AM
I've been in for 7 weeks...time flies...and I'm digging every moment of primal-ness.
You will too! I remind myself that I'm in it for life.
Take good care,
09-08-2010, 07:20 AM
Your location: Baton Rouge, LA
How Primal are you: Probably around 30 %. I'm just starting out.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, butter, cream and sour cream, cheese, eggs (usually only whites)
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, coffee, only at work
Motivator for switching to Primal: Liked the idea of being able to exercise at home (or not necessarily a gym), and had been successful on low carb eating once before.
Favorite exercise: PB essential 5 and sprinting
Favorite Primal food: steak
Best part about being Primal: It makes me feel good. Don't need to attend a gym.
Worst part about being Primal: some Primal foods are costly
09-08-2010, 08:05 AM
Your location: Denver, CO
Age (If you want): 29
How Primal are you: 97ish% (I over-do the wine at times Just finished my own 30 day challenge and decided to stick with it at a 90/10 level.
Do you consume dairy: Maybe one serving every other day
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee with Coconut milk - 1 cup/morning
Motivator for switching to Primal: Angry digestive system, slow progress working out, exercise induced asthma and desire to drop a few lbs.
Favorite exercise: CrossFit. I got at least 3x/week, sometimes 4
Favorite Primal food: Bacon!
Best part about being Primal: I feel so much better all around! If I had to pick one thing in particular it's the sleep. I sleep like a rock now and feel well rested all day. Never had that before.
Worst part about being Primal: Eating out! Especially Mexican food restaurants. That is my ultimate weakness
09-08-2010, 11:24 AM
Your location: New Jersey (USA)
How Primal are you: Until reading The Primal Blueprint, not very. I did follow laws 2 (avoid poisonous things); 4 (lift heavy things); 9 (avoid stupid mistakes); and 10 (use your brain).
Do you consume dairy: just skim milk and cheese on certain sandwiches
Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee daily and tea periodically
Motivator for switching to Primal: health and fitness
Favorite exercise: resistance training in general
Favorite Primal food: tenderloin steak
Best part about being Primal: connecting with health/fitness advice that actually “feels” right.
Worst part about being Primal: I’ve been a student of conventional wisdom and a resource to everyone I know about all things conventional. I now feel like I’m starting at square 1 and not a resource at all (yet).
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