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    Your location: New Zealand

    Age (If you want): 28

    How Primal are you: 80%

    Do you consume dairy: butter, cream and some cheeses (but the good cheeses)

    Do you drink coffee or tea: only a decaf vienna (which has cream instead of milk) once a week if that or herbal raspberry tea

    Motivator for switching to Primal: to lose weight is the main motivator, help my anxiety, improve my quality of life

    Favorite exercise: BodyJam (dance) and Weights

    Favorite Primal food: Slow Roasted Pork Belly

    Best part about being Primal: No extreme hunger or so called "hypoglycemia" symptoms! Not getting colds as often

    Worst part about being Primal: probably the social aspect, most people just don't get it.


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    Your location: Regina, Canada

    Age (If you want): 30


    How Primal are you: I avoid grains entirely, sugar/sweeteners mostly (occasional dark chocolate, honey in dressings, that sort of thing), and processed foods always. Given that I eat dairy (which I don't plan to give up, it works well for me) I'd say I'm at about 80%


    Do you consume dairy: Yes . Usually about 1 serving a day, occasionally two. Cottage cheese, cream/milk in my tea, raw milk cheddar occasionally. If I could get raw milk I would drink it.


    Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea once or twice a day, but mostly Roobios so no caffiene. No coffee.


    Motivator for switching to Primal: Two years ago I was trying out veganism and then abruptly switched to a "traditional foods" approach - I guess I had an ontological shift. A few months back I was noticing feeling sluggish after eating grains (even properly soaked/sprouted ones to remove phytates) and that my sugar cravings weren't going away. Some of the folks at my crossfit gym were going Paleo so I did some digging and found that I like the Primal MDA approach better. So, I convinced my partner and now we are both doing it and easing our son into it as well.


    Favorite exercise: CrossFit . . . I'm really digging the olympic lifting lately and am a big fan of pullups.


    Favorite Primal food: avocado (how did I live my whole life without it?!), steak . . .all of it, really

    Best part about being Primal: I feel better than in a long while and I am trimming down quickly, I expect my bf% will be down a fair bit by summer's end. Crossfit is getting easier.


    Worst part about being Primal: grocery costs have gone up a bit and I've had to answer the same questions to friends over and over . . . but neither is that big a deal.


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    Your location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


    Age (If you want): 22


    How Primal are you: 85%. Living in a culture where the staple is rice. I can hear my grandma asking "You're eating raw vege for lunch? Won't you get hungry really fast?". Au contraire, I can go longer between meals now.


    Do you consume dairy: Yeap. Occasional cheese, butter, milk and yogurt


    Do you drink coffee or tea: Occasionally. Tea's an integral part of my culture


    Motivator for switching to Primal: Vanity at first but gradually realized that it just makes sense. Thanks to Mark really. And obviously, who doesn't wanna look like Mark at that age? So aesthetics and health for me.


    Favorite exercise: Sprints & bodyweight exercises


    Favorite Primal food: Big Salad ala Mark with choice of protein.


    Best part about being Primal: Watching the flab melt away while eating great food, not feeling lethargic.


    Worst part about being Primal: Crashing after lunch time after a typical non-primal fare loaded with refined carbs. Not the worst per se but does well to remind me why simple sugars should be avoided at all cost!


    Viva la Primal


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    Your location: SEATTLE


    Age (If you want): 36


    How Primal are you: PARTIAL


    Do you consume dairy: YES


    Do you drink coffee or tea: OCCASIONALLY BOTH


    Motivator for switching to Primal: DIABETES


    Favorite exercise: WALKING


    Favorite Primal food: STEAK


    Best part about being Primal: HEALTH BENEFITS


    Worst part about being Primal: GOES AGAINST THE GRAIN


    I'M WORKING ON GOING FULLY PRIMAL!


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    Your location: Corning, NY


    Age (If you want): 27


    How Primal are you: I'd say about 95%. I allow myself 2 "non-Primal" days a month, and I don't even enjoy those much anymore.


    Do you consume dairy: Very rarely.


    Do you drink coffee or tea: Sometimes if I need a pick-me-up, or to relax.


    Motivator for switching to Primal: Over the last couple of years I lost 120 lbs by cutting out grains (about 90%). Now I'm focusing on losing that last bit of belly fat and gaining muscle. Plus it just plain makes sense!


    Favorite exercise: I'm still learning how to do strength training, and I like it. I've been a runner for a little while, so I like sprints too.


    Favorite Primal food: Seafood! And farm fresh eggs, and meat, and veggies, and fruit. Oh hell, all of it.


    Best part about being Primal: Eating fat. I love that I can eat well, and don't have to eat 6 times a day. I don't have to count calories anymore either.


    Worst part about being Primal: The social aspect is definitely more difficult. My friends and family still don't get it. I swear my mom is determined to cook as many un-Primal foods as she can when I visit them for dinner.


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    hey everyone~


    Your location: Germany (I move around a lot...lol)


    Age (If you want):24


    How Primal are you: I eat all primal food, except for I can't afford going all organic. So I'll say..60%? I make sure all my fat come from organic sources though.


    Do you consume dairy: yes, cream, occassionally cheese and yogurt


    Do you drink coffee or tea: both. I drink coffee at school and green/white tea at home. with the hectic school schedule this semester, it's just very hard to give up coffee right now...


    Motivator for switching to Primal: health and I guess "knowledge is power", after learning about what's good for you, there's just no reason treating urself badly.


    Favorite exercise: ultimate frisbee, wondering around(if it counts. haha)


    Favorite Primal food: I love ALL FOOD


    Best part about being Primal: health


    Worst part about being Primal: have to give up some of the convinient food....sigh.


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    Congratulations Diana on losing 120 lbs!


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    Your location: Glen Cove, New York USA

    Age (If you want): 49

    How Primal are you: ~ 90% ?

    Do you consume dairy: Yes, only cottage cheese, few times per month.

    Do you drink coffee or tea? Lots of tea. I am a coffee addict who is currently "off".

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Feel better than when on starch, high carb, vegetarian fare; Brief, intense, frequent varied exercise "fits" better for me than LSD, etc.

    Favorite exercise: Variety, as in RossTraining.com Infinite Intensity. KBs, C2, swimming laps, walking, etc., etc., etc...

    Favorite Primal food: Beef, Chicken, Fish + tons of veggies, with berries for dessert. (Eat this way daily.)

    Best part about being Primal: Simplicity, balanced energy, weight maintenance, health.

    Worst part about being Primal: We live in a (currently,) carb inundated world. If not prepped, spontaneous choices abound with starchy carbs.


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    Name: Jenni

    Your Location: The cornfields of Northern Illinois


    Age (If you want): Chronologically, 49


    How Primal are you: I知 just on day 6, but I知 off to a great start!


    Do you consume dairy: I知 still debating about how much dairy to include in my diet. All I致e had so far this week is some yogurt that was still in my fridge. I guess I値l see as time goes on.


    Do you drink coffee or tea: Black tea, LOVE it.


    Motivator for switching to Primal: I致e been doing P90X for about a year and following the 田lean nutrition plan that comes with it. I致e been very happy with the development of my upper body/core muscles, but I swear, the fat on my booty is the same darned fat that was there a year ago! Several weeks ago, some friends went Primal, started seeing results, and really loving it. So I did some research, and I知 on board. This makes so much sense to me. I知 really anxious to see what kinds of results I'll create with this lifestyle.


    Favorite Exercise: Hiking with my husband


    Favorite Primal food: So far I am loving the fact that I can eat nuts!


    Best part about being Primal: Even after just 6 days, I致e noticed that I don稚 crave the starchy carbs like I used to. And since I知 not craving them, I haven稚 really missed cutting grains out of my diet. Very cool. I thought it would be tougher for me.


    Worst part about being Primal: I noticed that many of you mentioned the social aspects as being difficult, ie; friends and family not understanding your commitment. Everyone I know already thinks I知 over the top with fitness. If I tell them I知 following a new nutrition plan, they値l probably nod vaguely, say 登h, good, and run away before I launch into an in-depth explanation! The worst part for me? I知 not sure yet. Of course, when I try to serve my husband the jicama I bought yesterday, things could get interesting!


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    Your location: PEI, Canada


    Age (If you want): 30


    How Primal are you: Getting there


    Do you consume dairy: Yes


    Do you drink coffee or tea: Green tea, occasionally coffee


    Motivator for switching to Primal: I enjoy reading about "diet" and fitness; came to Mark's site through the Turbulence Training forums last August and was hooked ever since. It just makes sense


    Favorite exercise: squats - slowly working my to higher weights.


    Favorite Primal food: bacon


    Best part about being Primal: Never feeling bloated


    Worst part about being Primal: Falling off the wagon - you quickly feel horrible again.


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