02-18-2012, 09:33 PM
Hi! This is a great idea for us newbies to introduce ourselves. Here's my story...
Your location: Menlo Park CA
Age (If you want): 32
How Primal are you: I just finished my first week. I've been 100% primal so far and I feel great!
Do you consume dairy: Yes, in cheese and yogurt.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I got off caffeine when I went primal. I drink herbal tea sometime.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I read a fantastic book called 'The Mood Cure' (highly recommend it!) and I started changing my habits based on that and noticed a huge improvement in how I felt. I noticed it's nutritional recommendations were very similar to what I've read about the paleo diet, so I started reading up on that and found Mark. It all makes a lot of sense.
Favorite exercise: I was pretty competitive in half ironmans, but am nursing an injury. I love to run, bike, and swim, and have recently got into yoga and pilates.
Favorite Primal food: That's a tough one...I think fat in general. I've never been comfortable eating fat, probably like a lot of people on here, so it feels kind of liberating to eat healthy fats and not worry about it. It's great to finally recognize how good it makes me feel and how it satisfying it is.
Best part about being Primal: Eating this way has really calmed my anxiety and moods, and I'm digesting so much better.
Worst part about being Primal: People don't always get it and sometimes it's annoying when you're the one who's right and yet people think you're doing something unhealthy or crazy. It's hard to eat out sometimes because you don't always know what's in the food. I've really enjoyed cooking all these great meals and I don't really want to eat out at all.
So, that's me. I'm looking forward to reading through the posts and thanks for letting me be a part of your community!
02-19-2012, 05:23 AM
Your location: Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil (Southern)
Age (If you want): 28
How Primal are you: Not much, unfortunately - working on that (although my friends say I'm VERY primal...)
Do you consume dairy: Butter and Yogurt
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea, a bit of coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health
Favorite exercise: Walking
Favorite Primal food: rare beef, shrimp
Best part about being Primal: more energy, food tastes better
Worst part about being Primal: right now my sleep is adapting to the body change so my sleep is not best... and the social issues of people trying to convince you to 'go back to normal', or to 'eat better, fat isnt good for you'
02-19-2012, 06:32 AM
Your location: Scotland
Age (If you want): 39
How Primal are you: medium
Do you consume dairy: Have upped intake of butter since discovering primal. Otherwise just occasionally
Do you drink coffee or tea: weak black tea, lots of it.
Motivator for switching to Primal: It's the obvious choice once you realise it!
Favorite exercise: slow cycling
Favorite Primal food: local fish
Best part about being Primal: interesting to engage with the local ecosystem and with human ancestral evolutionary practices
Worst part about being Primal: being "abnormal" in wider society
02-19-2012, 11:46 AM
Location: Utah (No I am not Mormon, and I have only 1 wife)
I have always been mostly primal without it being defined as such. I am an avid foodie however, so I do eat pretty much whatever I want. I love to cook, and my wife loves my cooking. I eat only whole, real foods, very little grains. I do eat oatmeal, and the occasional piece of wheat toast (I loves me my over easy eggs). Long story short, I am about 75%.
I consume some dairy, butter and cheese. I can't imagine a life without cheese in it. Both are in moderate amounts.
I drink both coffee and tea.
My motivation has always been that I prefer protien over carbs.
I am a lifelong gym rat. I'm not a hard core body builder, but I am a serious weight lifter.
Best part... red meat, rare. worst part, I do love a good doughnut now and then, but have sworn them off.
02-19-2012, 12:24 PM
Hi guys I am CorrineSmall. I am a new comer in this forum. I am a professional internet researcher. This is my greeting post.
02-19-2012, 02:42 PM
My location: A small town in south central Wyoming.
How primal am I? 95% food and maybe 40% exercise.
Do I consume dairy? Only in my two cups of coffee per day (o.k. sometimes 3).
Do I drink coffee or tea? Well obviously coffee yet not much tea.
Motivator for switching to Primal. It it me that as I continue to age, I want to enjoy my life! It feels natural.
Favorite exercise: I enjoy going to a local stretch and tone class twice a week to work and focus on my upper body strength (which is still kind of weak).
Favorite Primal Food: Prime Rib
Best part of being Primal: I feel vital and connected to this world. Wyoming is a great place to hunt so I feel fortunate.
Worst part of being Primal: Meal preparation when time is short. Trying to explain it to my friends and family without coming across as a total zealot!
02-19-2012, 03:21 PM
My location: Southeastern PA, along the Delaware River
Age: 65 years young
Grain and sugar-free for 4 years, lost 40 lbs, can wear bikini
Dairy--raw milk, biodynamic yoghurt, cultured butter, raw cheese
Love coffee and switch to green tea in the afternoons, otherwise, no snacking at all
Motivation for switching to Primal--wanted to empower myself to stay out of medical-industrial complex
Favorite exercise: barefoot running, sprints
Favorite food: grass-fed beef, calves liver with onions
Best part about being Primal--my body feels physically peaceful, and I am not afraid that I will become ill as I get older
Worst part about being Primal--having to refuse all of the sugar-laden treats that are everywhere (not wanting to seem rude)--and happy that they don't "call to me" anymore
02-20-2012, 02:19 PM
Your location: Scottsdale, AZ
Age (If you want): 39
How Primal are you: Learning...
Do you consume dairy: Cheese...that's about it.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Like a fish.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Sick of farting so much.
Favorite exercise: Open water swimming...
Favorite Primal food: Beef.
Best part about being Primal: I don't feel so damn bloated anymore
Worst part about being Primal: everywhere there's food, there are grains.
02-20-2012, 03:19 PM
Your location: Northwestern New England
Age (If you want): 53
How Primal are you: Just starting, already low carb
Do you consume dairy: yes, full fat yogurt, cheese and cream
Do you drink coffee or tea: both...more green tea than anything else
Motivator for switching to Primal: I would love to limit dairy....working on going raw.
Favorite exercise:walking, yoga
Favorite Primal food: greens, seafood
Best part about being Primal: I feel so much healthier
Worst part about being Primal: Challenging to find appropriate food out in the "real world".
02-20-2012, 08:52 PM
Your location: Pittsburgh
Age (If you want): 22
How Primal are you: Quite, with a once a week cheat
Do you consume dairy: For probiotic effects (lassi, kefir, whole yogurt)
Do you drink coffee or tea: both, maybe once a day
Motivator for switching to Primal: Sick of digestion issues, back pain, and being tired.
Favorite exercise: I'm a big fan of the Deep Swimmer's Press
Favorite Primal food: Bacon and Eggs
Best part about being Primal: Energy
Worst part about being Primal: Figuring out the details in my own blueprint
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