06-12-2011, 05:58 AM
Your location: Brooklyn Ny
Age (If you want): 30 (will be 31 in less then a month, can I just say 30 again? lol)
How Primal are you: So far pretty much 100%, no grains, no artifical sweetners, no legumes, no dairy (have been eating this way since may 1st with no cheats) I just can't always afford grass fed, organic, free range, wild caught..
Do you consume dairy: nope not yet..
Do you drink coffee or tea: I love coffee, coffee loves me. I drink tea once in a while but I always read the box whats in the tea first..
Motivator for switching to Primal: I have been eating low carb for about 4yrs, after having my youngest child (whos almost 8 months) and going back to low carb (went very off plan during pregnancy that im very embarassed I gained 70lbs+) just eating low carb wasn't cutting it anymore. Making to many excuses, taking to many tastes, eating way to much fake frankenfood garbage and not losing the pregnancy weight. I tried primal and lost about 10lbs in the first 35 days.
Favorite exercise: I love to walk, callanetics and weight lifting (but I need to get my motivation back lol)
Favorite Primal food: Steak and eggs
Best part about being Primal: I feel great, makes eating home so easy.
Worst part about being Primal: can be expensive...
06-12-2011, 07:33 AM
My name is Jack Kruse and I am a neurosurgeon who has been eating a strict paleolithic diet for five years. I came to paleo by opening biochemistry and physiology books and reading the data over the last 50 years to find out why my patients disease patterns were changing. I also fond out why my own were to and I adjust it. Now I plan to share what I know with the masses.
You can read my story at - Jack Kruse
06-12-2011, 11:44 AM
Hi Primal peeps,
I'm new on this forum and to the primal lifestyle. As you can tell from my name I'm an ex-vegan and I'm using this change in lifestyle to undergo a kind of experiment! I'll dedicate a post to that later for now let me introduce myself.
From: Quebec, Canada
How primal are you?: 100% as of tomorrow
Do you consume dairy: No, lactose intolerant
Do you drink coffee or tea: Green tea addict and the occasional coffee as a treat
Motivator for switching to Primal: Needing to gain a bit of weight and I think the idea behind eating this way makes a whole lot of scence
Favorite exercise: running (recently sprints!) and swimming
Favorite Primal food: coconut- favorite.food.period
Best part about being Primal: Not thinking about food constantly
Worst part about being Primal: The fat! its so messy and hard to clean..
06-12-2011, 12:25 PM
I got on the forum a while back but didn't get very involved. I figure I'll start fresh here!
Your location: St. Louis
Age (If you want): 22
How Primal are you: Not hardcore by any means -- I eat mostly primal but cheat too frequently
Do you consume dairy: I use a small amount of cheese on my salads and omelets
Do you drink coffee or tea: Mostly tea, occasionally coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health and fitness
Favorite exercise: Pull-ups
Favorite Primal food: Eggs
Best part about being Primal: I get to eat a lot without counting calories!
Worst part about being Primal: I love pizza
06-12-2011, 01:21 PM
Your location: South Africa
Age (If you want): 51
How Primal are you: Newbie, but so far after only 6 weeks am totally off ALL wheat, grain, rice, etc.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, butter, cheese, homemade kefir, tiny bit of milk in coffee and tea
Do you drink coffee or tea: per day - 2 cups coffee, 2 cups black tea, 4 cups rooibos tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: Felt lousy after eating wheat, colon issues (IBS, polyps)
Favorite exercise (s): Health-walker walking, Callanetics, Stretching
Favorite Primal food: Eggs and butter
Best part about being Primal: Bouncing off the wall energy!
Worst part about being Primal: Walking past a bakery, mouth waters - physiological reaction, but more importantly, psychologically I could care less.
06-12-2011, 02:05 PM
Your location: Sebring, Ohio
Age (If you want): 43
How Primal are you: It will be 5 months next Saturday.
Do you consume dairy: Only heavy whipping cream in coffee
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee and green tea during IF's
Motivator for switching to Primal: My body didn't "do" carbs well. By "do" I mean, couldn't shed bodyfat and made me sluggish. Didn't have bad reactions or anything my body just "kept" them versus processing them.
Favorite exercise: StrongLifts5x5....I'm a long time meathead/gym rat who has been either powerlifting or bodybuilding for almost 30 years.
Favorite Primal food: Grassfed beef
Best part about being Primal: I have sleep apnea and even with the CPAP I still had the zombie-like stages. Since going Primal and dropping my carbs down to <50g's daily my energy level is through the roof.
Worst part about being Primal: Probably the first week but other than that, it's all good.
06-12-2011, 11:11 PM
I was sleeved on March 15th, I have a 7 yr old and a 2 yr old... My doc gave me the choice to stay or come home, like yourself I thought for a spilt sec hmmmmm should I stay? My kids missed me and knew mummy had an operation on her tummy. Was nice to be home but really get all the rest that you can before having to deal with normal stress! Your gonna do great! Keep us posted
06-13-2011, 12:21 AM
Your location: Colorado
Age (If you want): 20
How Primal are you: Kinda primal, I am just fine eating grains or sweets every once in a while, and I am not very careful about organic or grass fed but I am working on it. I just started 2 weeks ago.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, I love full fat dairy like greek yogurt, and cottage cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to eat healthier and stop binging on refined carbs, vegan and traditional diets don't work for me, I don't lose weight and they leave me feeling hungry all the time
Favorite exercise: I am really startine to enjoy weight lifting
Favorite Primal food: I love spinach with butter
Best part about being Primal:The flexibility
Worst part about being Primal: No more noodles or brownies but I can live with that
06-13-2011, 04:39 AM
Your location: England
Age (If you want):55
How Primal are you: 90%
Do you consume dairy: very little
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: sick of being over weight
Favorite exercise: Sprinting
Favorite Primal food: Lamb
Best part about being Primal: Feeling good
Worst part about being Primal: People think your mad because you eat meat, lard and eggs and will not eat healthy bread, rice and pasta. They are the mad ones.
06-13-2011, 06:02 AM
Your location: Sweden
Age (If you want): 25
How Primal are you: In numbers I would say 80%, still working on the sleep and play parts
Do you consume dairy: Yes! Heavy cream, some cheese and of course butter
Do you drink coffee or tea: Green tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: Finding a style of eating that energize me and feels natural
Favorite exercise: Barefoot running (slow) and pull-ups
Favorite Primal food: A big bloody, juicy steak with a nice sallad
Best part about being Primal: Stable energy, lean body and I'm almost never sick
Worst part about being Primal: I miss some sweets, like apple pie and cup cakes, but with the 80 / 20 rule I occasionally take a bite with good conscience. But the worst part is that I haven't yet found a good way to spread the word and inspire people around me (that really needs it) to make the shift to a primal life style.
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