07-21-2009, 04:06 PM
Your location: Midwest USA
Age (If you want): 37
How Primal are you: I am cavewoman, hear me roar!
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: No
Motivator for switching to Primal: actually started to feed my cat a raw diet and realized I should look into what humans naturally are supposed to eat also
Favorite exercise: Walking - that is my main transportation
Favorite Primal food: steak
Best part about being Primal: great, easy meals
Worst part about being Primal: none
07-22-2009, 04:43 AM
Your location: Canada
Age (If you want): 31
How Primal are you: Surprisingly very, especially since I just found this site.
Do you consume dairy: On occasions. Everything in moderation.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Mmmm... nectar of the gods.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Life. Self experimenting. Research. Occupational hazards of setting a good example for clients.
Favorite exercise: Picking heavy things up
Favorite Primal food: Salmon
Best part about being Primal: Being lean.
Worst part about being Primal: Guess I'll find out when I start reading the book and more articles.
07-22-2009, 08:22 AM
jazz, is that your name or are you a fan of the genre?
07-22-2009, 03:36 PM
I have found that posting my real name creates more... animosity among some posters, especially the ones with a bad attitude. Not sure why. Now I just keep it anonymous, even in local boards.
But, I really do like jazz, much to the chagrin of my clients.
07-22-2009, 06:39 PM
Your location:Grande Prairie, AB, Canada
Age (If you want): 27
How Primal are you: 80% or so, depends on my coffee consumption (see below)
Do you consume dairy: yes, but in very limited quantity
Do you drink coffee or tea: I love my coffee. I use almond or soy milk for lattes (don't hate me I use a vanilla syrup to the tune of about 10g of pure sugar per coffee)
Motivator for switching to Primal: headaches, general malaise and exhaustion (not helped by an 80 hour work-week) and desire for a healthy, fit body. Ironically I've been promoting primal diets for dogs and cats for the last 8 years and never once thought to apply it to myself. I truly believed conventional wisdoms load of hooey and thought "there's no way I'm going to restrict all the foods I love and exercise 18 hours a day to lose weight". Thank god for MDA!
Favorite exercise: walking my dogs
Favorite Primal food: steak and nuts and bacon and eggs, pretty much all the meaty/fatty/protein goodness.
Best part about being Primal: hearing "Holy crap you look amazing!" and not having a headache at the same time.
Worst part about being Primal: Carb cravings, just recently started having massive cravings for all things potato. And ice cream when its hot.
07-23-2009, 03:19 PM
Greetings! I'm a fun-loving dude who just discovered this amazing site about a week ago! I look forward to participating in all of the going ons here!
Your location: Mankato, MN
Age (If you want): 21
How Primal are you: Just started a few days back, so I'm not sure exactly "how primal" I will be!
Do you consume dairy: Just the occasional cottage cheese, or hard, aged cheese. Been off dairy for about 2.5 years now.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I enjoy the occasional tea, white is my favorite (antioxidants with less fluoride [YUCK])
Motivator for switching to Primal: I did the whole "raw vegan" thing for about 40 days and as much as I enjoyed it, I missed the meat WAY too much. Therefore, primal seems to be the lifestyle for me.
Favorite exercise: I like hiking...naked. Though, I do enjoy me some strength training and yoga a lot as well.
Favorite Primal food: God, that's a toughie. I suppose I'll go ahead and say scrambled eggs with shiitake mushrooms. (breakfast this morning!)
Best part about being Primal: The fresh veggies along with the MEAT! I also love how I can keep my muscles and stay lean, as opposed to starting to become skinny fat when I was doing the raw vegan thing.
Worst part about being Primal: Even though I just started, I'm sure that the thing I will miss the most is pigging out at family gatherings (we always have THE BEST desserts!) But, maybe I'll try making a few primal alternative desserts (any suggestions?) and introduce them to my relatives.
07-23-2009, 06:29 PM
Your location: Northern Nevada
Age (If you want):40
How Primal are you: Just starting out
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: tea, with soy milk
Motivator for switching to Primal: To feel more healthy, and lose the weight around my midsection. I've lost 20 pounds since I started dieting, but I can't seem to get rid of the last 5 that sit on my belly.
Favorite exercise: Weight training
Favorite Primal food: Beef
Best part about being Primal: The health benefits
Worst part about being Primal: Sometimes I really miss overly processed junk food! I actually cut out the majority of the 'crap' in my diet a while back, but I was still using the occasional frozen organic meals-like that makes much of a difference. I was also quite a fan of soy crumbles, tofu, etc... I was a firm believer in carbs until recently, when I realized my body was not reacting like I want it to. I'm really looking forward to this new way of life!
07-24-2009, 09:46 PM
Your location:Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Age (If you want):35
How Primal are you:75%
Do you consume dairy:Yes, cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea:yes black coffee one a day.
Motivator for switching to Primal:It just happened.
Favorite exercise:Beach sprints/walking lunges with my son on my shoulders (Love the looks I get from people on that one.)
Favorite Primal food:Fresh Rainbow trout!
Best part about being Primal:I'll let you know on my hundred'th B-day.
Worst part about being Primal:I won't be able to retire untill I'm 85.
07-24-2009, 10:22 PM
Your location: Castle Rock, CO
Age (If you want): 37
How Primal are you: 70%
Do you consume dairy: Yes. Cheese and Whole milk (very infrequent)
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes. Coffee once a day.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Search for healthier lifestyle. CrossFit
Favorite exercise: CrossFit (Murph is a great one)
Favorite Primal food: Whole chicken
Best part about being Primal: Feeling better. Watching my health change.
Worst part about being Primal: Others not having a clue.
07-26-2009, 04:44 PM
Hi All, This is Jay. It is great to be here and be part of such a great way of living! Here is some things about me.
Your location: Lowell, Massachusetts
Age (If you want): 36
How Primal are you: About 80% now and getting better.
Do you consume dairy: Very little ( lactose issues )
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee ( skim milk and splenda )
Motivator for switching to Primal: A friends results
Favorite exercise: Pull ups
Favorite Primal food: Meat
Best part about being Primal: Just that " Being Primal"
Worst part about being Primal: Sometimes cutting out the grains.
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