Name: Anna, but I go by Daraine online
Your location: Dallas TX
Age (If you want): 26
How Primal are you: somewhat. I have been following Atkins (the correct way, with lots of veggies and not so much bacon) since the middle of April. I have realized my nutritional goals on Atkins line up with those on this site, so I am going to try to add in the exercise and all that. I can't afford to get organic food, or grassfed beef, just yet, but when things look up financially that will be something I do also.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, but less than I did before.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Unsweetened iced tea, green or black, when I don't want water. Which let me tell you is a real PITA to find in the south.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I noticed how much better I felt on Atkins, but I hadn't forced myself to make the jump to the fact that I wouldn't ever be able to eat grains again even when I was maintaining. Now, after reading all the good reasons, it makes sense. After reading the rest of the lifestyle, I thought I should give it a go, but I've been making small changes since I know that will be better for me than trying to do it over night. I know I'll quit if I do that.
Favorite exercise: Yoga, it de-stresses and gives me a little bit of work. My class is a little more strength oriented than what I've seen on some sites.
Favorite Primal food: Steak. By a long shot. I could eat it for every meal if I had the money.
Best part about being Primal: I feel so much better and my weight is dropping faster than I thought it would, and I haven't even started an exercise program.
Worst part about being Primal: Explaining it to others who don't think about what they are doing to themselves, but just trust the government to tell them how to eat. Hello? The US government? Do any of those people look healthy, honest and happy? Not by a long shot - so why would we do what they say?