09-22-2011, 10:23 AM
Your location: Lowell, MA
Age (If you want): 25
How Primal are you: 11 days... 100%
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: Wanting to be more natural.
Favorite exercise: Walking, playing with kettlebells.
Favorite Primal food: Hard boiled eggs.
Best part about being Primal: No more up and down energy
Worst part about being Primal: Getting use to eating alot more meat than I used to.
09-22-2011, 09:15 PM
Hello, my name is Dan and I'm obviously very new here.
Your location: Queensland, AU.
Age (If you want): 31
How Primal are you: I'm a little hairy and often lounge around scratching myself. However, I'm new to primal fitness and I would say technically currently about 5%. It's a long road from here.
Do you consume dairy: I love cheese. Seriously. This is going to be tough.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes. Coffee. Tea (black, green and herbal).
Motivator for switching to Primal: My handles. No one is loving them.
Favorite exercise: Heavy Lifting
Favorite Primal food: TBA
Best part about being Primal: TBA
Worst part about being Primal: TBA
09-23-2011, 01:53 PM
Your location: Santa Monica
Age (If you want): 38
How Primal are you: 90%
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, both
Motivator for switching to Primal: Wanted to be healthier, leaner
Favorite exercise: Sprints
Favorite Primal food: Steak!
Best part about being Primal: Losing fat, feeling awesome
Worst part about being Primal: Limiting my beer consumption!
09-23-2011, 04:29 PM
Your location: Near Boston, Ma
Age (If you want): 31
How Primal are you: 70-80% - haven't switched to all grass fed, haven't started keeping a log to track macronutrients, Have just started my "low carb" diet back up about 2 months ago along with going back to the gym after a horrible year off - I feel really good still allowing my self a cheat once a week - pretty sure I will find I need to lower my calories...
Do you consume dairy: Yep, once a day - don't think I could quit cheese on my eggs EVER
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffe, currently with cream and splenda - and water, nothing else, pretty much ever
Motivator for switching to Primal: Have been doing the low carb thing for years, well aware of how horrible grains, rice and potatoes are for me. It only makes sense to eat natural real food and not processed garbage
Favorite exercise: Can't pick a favorite, I just love to work out. The problem is finding that extra motivation to get there sometimes.
Favorite Primal food: I love steak. I am a meatatarien. I don't love a lot of veggies, don't really love fruit, And how can you not love fat?
Best part about being Primal: eating , feeling good about it
Worst part about being Primal: I miss pasta. Don't enjoy red sauce or anything, but pasta goes good with alot of primal foods - My most missed is cajun chicken pasta alfredo
09-23-2011, 07:13 PM
Hi my name is XXTINA
How Primal: Generally only eat one meal a day (dinner) - usually a protein/salad or protein/veggie base - my downfall is the sugar I truly believe it is a drug seriously once you start you can't stop. Aiming to delete all sugar in the form cookies, crackers, choc milk powder etc. from my diet
Do You Consume Dairy: Yes - cream in my coffee (can't start my day without it), yogurt (this I can give up), cottage cheese (same - consumed just for protein purposes but can do without) so that will leave just cream for my coffee - sorry, but that HAS to stay!!
Do You Drink Coffee/Tea:Yes, both. Need morning/evening coffee, drink herbal tea inbetween during the day
Motivator to Switch to Primal:Basically always followed the principles - looking to kick my sugar/flour addiction and in turn lose those last 10 pounds.
Favorite Exercise:Have been/still am consistent with weight training, cycling, running
Favorite Primal Food:Fish/nuts
Best Part of Being Primal:Energy
Worst Part of Being Primal:Eating out sometimes becomes probmatic depending on the menu...always plan ahead and check out the menu
09-23-2011, 11:25 PM
Originally Posted by timconradinc
Age (If you want):26
Do you consume dairy:Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea:Yes but not regularly.........!
Favorite exercise:Fast walking but not running.........!
Favorite Primal food:Juicy Steak
Best part about being Primal:Building myself and not having any disease...!
Worst part about being Primal:I want to become more smart but not having any change.........!
09-24-2011, 12:10 PM
Location: Ottawa, Canada
How Primal: probably about 95%, occasionally cheat with some rice if I go out, and a little sugar in my nitrate-free ham
Dairy: I eat butter, cream and yogurt (10% milk fat) on a regular basis and I'll have the rare glass of milk
Coffee/Tea: almost never, tea once in a while if at an asian restaurant
Motivator: general health and fitness; self-experimentation for curing my IBS and migraines (worked for IBS, still waiting on the migraines...)
Favorite Exercise: hiking and swimming, playing with my kids
Favorite Primal food: wild salmon with lemon, local peaches
Best part: improved digestion, more energy, get sick less often
Worst part: more challenging to eat out, people thinking you're "that weird, picky eater"
09-25-2011, 05:53 AM
Your location: Florida (but am a proud Pacific Northwesterner and hope to go back)
Age (If you want): 35
How Primal are you: about 75%...still eat GF grains, rice, oats...but want to cut all of this out now!
Do you consume dairy: YES, organic half and half (for my coffee),sour cream (occasionally), full fat plain yogurt (occasionally),full fat cheeses (occasionally)
you drink coffee or tea: both mostly coffee (organic and fair trade only)
Motivator for switching to Primal: weight loss, health for children and husband
Favorite exercise: chasing kids and swimming
Favorite Primal food:
grass fed and finished steak w/ sauteed mushrooms and garlic
Best part about being Primal: no stomach bloat
Worst part about being Primal: no worst part
09-26-2011, 04:11 AM
The Happy Wanderer
Your location: North East England
Age (If you want): 47
How Primal are you: relatively, though there have been a couple of slips recently, mainly about getting to know what works for me
Do you consume dairy: some, mainly half-fat, going off hard cheeses right now as my breath stinks after eating them
Do you drink coffee or tea: was drinking gallons all day long, but I've started limiting caffeine to before 1pm, then I will gradually phase most caffeine out of my diet
Motivator for switching to Primal: fat, lazy, demotivated, getting to being over-aggressive, needed to change drastically
Favorite exercise: walking just as well, though karate and swing lessons commence soon
Favorite Primal food: good chicken, lots of mackerel, and scrambled eggs
Best part about being Primal: confounding everybody's beliefs about me
Worst part about being Primal: no more batter on fried fish
09-26-2011, 07:49 AM
Hello! I am new to the forum, so I thought I'd post on this intro thread.
Your location: South Carolina
Age (If you want): 38
How Primal are you: Trying to maintain 80% +.
Do you consume dairy: Yes. Usually hard sharp cheese and yogurt.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea, unsweetened, usually iced.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Sick and tired of idiopathic postprandial syndrome. Anxiety, crankiness, hostility if I went 2.5 hrs or more without eating. Consistent. Very annoying. Also would be nice to lose some body fat.
Favorite exercise: Varies as I get bored, but is usually heavy weightlifting
Favorite Primal food: Roast beef
Best part about being Primal: No more idiopathic postprandial syndrome
Worst part about being Primal: Need to be careful to get/make enough serotonin
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