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  1. #221
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    Aug 2009


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    Your location: Kentucky - am I the only one?

    Age (If you want): 39

    How Primal are you: I've been low-carb on and off for a very long time and sold on the benefits of grass-fed/pastured for awhile. Recommitted myself to it at the beginning of this year. Since then I've lost 30 lbs. Stumbled on this site quite by accident about a month ago and have been reading all I can since. Primal makes SO much sense!

    Do you consume dairy: Not milk, but cheese, yogurt, kefir yes. I'm blue-eyed, European heritage, doesn't seem to bother me.

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Well, yes - seeds and leaves! I do try to limit myself to 1 cup of coffee a day.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Health and weight-loss. I'm 39. If I don't get it together soon I know will fall apart.

    Favorite exercise: Hiking in the woods.

    Favorite Primal food: A big ol' steak medium rare.

    Best part about being Primal: I feel so good!

    Worst part about being Primal: My family and friends think I'm crazy. "What do you mean no grains?!? That can't be healthy!"

  2. #222
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    Your location: Wilmington, North Carolina

    Age (If you want): 21

    How Primal are you: More than most, less than some.

    Do you consume dairy: YES. I love milk. I drink it by the glassfuls. I was told by a reputable source that a good way to gain mass is to GOMAD (gallon of milk a day). I drink about a half-gallon of milk a day if it's available. I am 6'4" and just over 150, so I could use some extra weight, hence why I drink so much milk. But since I've started to drink milk with the intent to gain mass, I've actually gained quite a taste for it. Organic, pasteurized milk is about the only dairy I consume, though. I drink pasteurized because it's all I'm aware that is available to me. I don't eat yogurt because its sugar content is too high and I rarely eat cheese. Is butter dairy? If so, I love to cook with butter.

    Do you drink coffee or tea: No. Exercise works better to wake me up than caffeine!

    Motivator for switching to Primal: All the cool kids were doing it.

    Favorite exercise: Pull-ups! Air squats and lunges tie at a close second.

    Favorite Primal food: Beef! Angus T-Bones.

    Best part about being Primal: Being strong, fit, and happy.

    Worst part about being Primal: Giving up BLTs. I could still consume the B, L, and T, but without the mayonnaise-smeared bread, it's just not the match made in heaven that it is with.

  3. #223
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    Your location: Erie, Colorado

    Age: 57

    How Primal are you: just starting out. I found MDA last spring.

    Do you consume dairy: Yes; Greek yogurt, raw goat's milk, cream, cheese, butter

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Health benefits. I've already lost over 20 pounds, without feeling the least bit deprived.

    Favorite exercise: Walking on my treadmill while watching a movie. Haven't made it through a whole movie yet, but I'm getting there. After a hour or so, I switch to the balance ball or free weights.

    Cardio: Bellydancing

    Favorite Primal food: Steak smothered in onions and garlic.

    Best part about being Primal: Seeing and feeling a difference in just a few days.

    Worst part about being Primal: Finding out what I thought was healthy (whole grains) is not.

  4. #224
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    Your location: Jackson Ohio

    Age (If you want): 37

    How Primal are you: I am 75% Primal I just started on MDA but I been kinda of doing this type of diet and exercise for awhile.

    Do you consume dairy: yes I like Cheese and plain yogurt

    Do you drink coffee or tea: green Tea but I do like coffee with cream I gave it up because I starting to feel addictived to it

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Loose weight feel good and more real strenght

    Favorite exercise: Ju-jitsu ,Push-up, kettlebell swings, I HATE BLURPEES!!!!!

    Favorite Primal food:Chicken and Veggies

    Best part about being Primal:I like the workouts

    Worst part about being Primal: I am not totally on board with no grains

  5. #225
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    Sep 2009


    Hey y'all!

    So I'm Nico. Half French, half American. Quite an odd-ball.

    I'm always looking to try something new, and I figured I might want to try being healthy for once.

    I wasn't huge when I was young, but then I got older finished school, joined the US army, and when that finished I moved to the US...

    Did a lot of stupid things, and at my worst I clock in at over 300 lbs (one example of stupid).

    Moved back to Europe 3 years ago, and I'm now trying to get my life in order so that I can live it.

    I found Mark's blog because I had run across a book called "Exuberant Animal" by Frank Forencich. At the same time I came across "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougal.

    And I'm using those two books as my starting point.

    I'm also adding "The Primal Blueprint" to my list to help on the food side of the equation.

    I'm probably going to put together a personal blog of all this soon.

    We'll see.

    Your location: Compičgne, France (45 minutes, or so, North of Paris)

    Age (If you want): 29

    How Primal are you: Not very since I'm just getting started (a.k.a. Just ordered, and waiting on the book)

    Do you consume dairy: I live in France. It would be a crime not to eat delicious raw milk cheeses every once in awhile (and my aunt would have fits)

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Both.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Makes sense, and I like meat and veggies.

    Favorite exercise: Since I've (re)started the Couch to 5km program, but doing it barefoot/VFF, I actually enjoy running. This is also thanks to the book "Born to Run".

    Favorite Primal food: Meat! Meat! And Meat! Venison and boar season is coming!!! Hare and pheasant!!! Duck! Goose!


    Best part about being Primal: Ask me again in six months to a year.

    Worst part about being Primal: Ask me again in six months to a year.

    Once you learn that you create your own reality and that you are fully responsible for your life, you can begin to see the world as it is and then you realize the limitless possibilities.

  6. #226
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    Jul 2009
    Bangalore, India


    I am yet another paleo wannabe. I don't know whether I will ever be paleo. Married to a vegetarian. Will use whatever occasions to have healthier stuff. Have lost 10Kgs just by understanding insulin, and how it affects us. I am missing the benefits that other comment about.

    Your location: Bangalore India

    Age (If you want): 38

    How Primal are you: 20/80

    Do you consume dairy: Quite frequently

    Do you drink coffee or tea: none

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Losing weight and being healthy. Its not in my hands though

    Favorite exercise: Deadlifts

    Favorite Primal food: Mutton

    Best part about being Primal: Not yet there.

    Worst part about not being Primal: Can only dream of living the Primal life.

  7. #227
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    Sep 2009


    Age (If you want): Late thirties

    How Primal are you: Fairly

    Do you consume dairy: No, but hope too when my system gets sorted

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes

    Motivator for switching to Primal: It redefines my diet which is highly restricted due to digestive and allergic problems. Instead of "I can't eat anything" it's now "I can eat all this, and here's why!"

    Favorite exercise: Lifting, shifting, sledgehammering, wood chopping and basically assaulting my local environment and making stuff

    Favorite Primal food: Seafood / fish / liver

    Best part about being Primal: I feel better

    Worst part about being Primal: Huh?

  8. #228
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    Sep 2009


    Hi, I'm Iván, I've gone already primal for the last two weeks and I'll start being more active on the forum.

    Your location: Spain

    Age (If you want): 17

    How Primal are you: I would say mostly primal, although I can't have access to well fed food all the time. I don't have grains or refined sugars (besides some spoon of honey one or two times a month).

    Do you consume dairy: Nope

    Do you drink coffee or tea: I started eating tea (without sugar, duh) this week, I gave up caffeine some years ago but now I'm experimenting with power-napping so I'm trying it.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Get to the next level in my sport.

    Favorite exercise: Wushu

    Favorite Primal food: Steak.

    Best part about being Primal: Amazing energy levels through the day.

    Worst part about being Primal: Eating out.

  9. #229
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    Sep 2009
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    Your location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada

    Age (If you want): 3 days shy of 32

    How Primal are you: Just starting but experiencing what I would consider great success already

    Do you consume dairy: Yes. I drink milk & put some whey in there to supplement protein. Me and fatty yogurt have a love affair.

    Do you drink coffee or tea: No. Never had a cup of coffee in my life and in the technology industry that's a strange thing.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Phase 1 of P90X and how great I felt with little to no bad carbs. Overall health would be a main factor as well. After stumbling onto MDA and pouring through it over the past week, I'm convinced there's no other way to eat.

    Favorite exercise: Pretty much anything that requires moving in any fashion. If I had to choose though, I have an obsession with ice climbing. I did try Tabata sprints for the first time today. WOW!

    Favorite Primal food: A juicy homemade organic beef burger topped with guacamole and caramelized onions. The French around here have a saying 'the fat is the flavor'. Who am I to argue?

    Best part about being Primal: I've already noticed a difference in the way I feel during the day. Also, the food!

    Worst part about being Primal: Living in a small city and not having access to all the foods that the major centres have.

    I grok, therefore I am.

  10. #230
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    Your location: Southern IL

    Age (If you want): 25

    How Primal are you: Foodwise I think I'm pretty darn primal...although I'm still catching on to all the semantics.

    Do you consume dairy: Cheese occasionally

    Do you drink coffee or tea: no

    Motivator for switching to Primal: overall health (and the fact that I look so much better when I eat like this is a big bonus too! lol)

    Favorite exercise: Lifting heavy things (ei. my toddlers!)

    Favorite Primal food: Grilled veggies

    Best part about being Primal: Knowing what's going into my body

    Worst part about being Primal: having to fix two different meals all the time

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