03-13-2012, 03:56 PM
Age (If you want):36
How Primal are you:depends on how my days gone so far Just found this site recently & it messhes with some recent changes I had already started making so.. hmm 75% maybe?
Do you consume dairy:A small amount, mostly Locally cheese from the farm up the road, homemade kefir.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Ocasionally green or herbal teas
Motivator for switching to Primal: Improved health & weight loss/balance
Favorite exercise:Hiking with the dogs (Thats one of them in my avitar)
Favorite Primal food: Ill never turn down a Nice med rare ribeye
Best part about being Primal:I now have a legit exscuse to run around barefoot looking like a crazy woman (not that it stopped me before)
Worst part about being Primal:~No mastadons to hunt around here...
03-13-2012, 05:23 PM
Your location: Austin, TX (I know, you're jealous)
Age (If you want):
How Primal are you:
Fairly primal. I have been a high protein, whole food eater for a long time but I'm having a hard time giving up grains.
Do you consume dairy:
A wee bit. I'm lactose intolerant.
Do you drink coffee or tea:
Coffee with coconut milk creamer.
Motivator for switching to Primal:
Fat around my mid-section.
Deal Lift and sprinting
Favorite Primal food:
Beef. Brisket, NY strip, pot roast, ground sirloin. I love it all.
Best part about being Primal:
Never feeling hungry.
Worst part about being Primal:
The tortillas at Chuy's are off-limits.
03-13-2012, 05:25 PM
I have gained weight too. Do you have any clue why you've gained?
03-13-2012, 07:20 PM
You are definitely on the right path. I have some of my Mom's addictions but to nowhere near the same extent. I am Celiac but I get insane cravings for the very foods that hurt me. It took about ten days of no grains - not even quinoa - but I have found some relief. Hang in there!
Originally Posted by glossy
03-13-2012, 07:58 PM
im not sure how to do this or ' introduce' myself.
I am a 21 yr old female who is behen seeking and seeking desperate help! I
have many health problems but just lately this obserd new 'condition' no one can
Diagnose is tearing my life apart. I have been struggleing for a lil over a year now with
Very strange thing. I will be going about my daily activities and day and suddenly my
Whole stomach will stretch and distend unexplainably huge and big. It will be hard as a rock and
Seriously look 8 months preg. And ready to deliever. It is very painful uncomfortable hard
To breathe lay down or sit. It is so painful and no one can find out what is wrong. I have so
Many pictures of it and it is just soo strange. I am so concerned if i will ever live a normal life again
I am on my last string and i am so lost in what to do.
03-13-2012, 09:33 PM
Your location: Chapel Hill, NC
Age (If you want): 38
How Primal are you: Just starting out, so not very. I have ditched grains and beans and most sugar. I do still indulge in a Chipotle margarita every couple of weeks with my salad bol, and I expect there will always be occasional "cheats," but I'm okay with that at this point. I haven't made many lifestyle changes yet other than the way of eating.
Do you consume dairy: Yes - whole milk yogurt and sour cream (homemade, fermented 24 hours), full-fat cheeses, heavy cream
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee daily, tea occasionally
Motivator for switching to Primal: Partly for continuing weight loss, mostly because it makes sense for health
Favorite exercise: Casual hiking
Favorite Primal food: Spinach and eggs - both separately and together
Best part about being Primal: Eating real food and feeling good!
Worst part about being Primal: Trying to get my picky kids to make the switch
After attempting (and failing) weight loss numerous times via Conventional Wisdom, I started doing Atkins Induction in December, quickly transitioning to a less structured low-carb approach. I found I was uncomfortable with the various chemical concoctions that the conventional low-carber tends to view as food, and started working towards a whole-food approach. In recent weeks, my husband and I discovered Mark Sisson, his blog, and his books, and we've committed to a lot more changes. I've lost almost 40 pounds since December, with about 70 pounds more to lose, and I'm really looking forward to being fit, lean and healthy for the first time in my adult life.
03-14-2012, 09:47 AM
Hi peoples! Just thought I'd come in here as instructed and intro myself, and the questions post above seems to be a good way to do it. We currently are house sitting in Mexico for four months and then we'll move on, maybe to the Yucatan, hopefully to another shorter-term house sit. Then we'll move on to Belize or Guatemala, working our way through Central America and then South America and beyond. We're suddenly in a great place for fresh, local foods from the markets. Still not real sure of the meats here. Chickens here are really yellow, like they're dipped in yellow! Could be that the US chickens are bleached or something too - I wouldn't put it past them. Lost 10 pounds in the 3 weeks here before I was diagnosed with diabetes - a total surprise. Lost 5 more pounds since diagnosis a week ago and starting to go primal. So here are my answers to the questions.
Looking forward to more energy (though I didn't think I was all that lacking in energy, really; just "normal"), more weight loss (lost 15 and need to lose about 35-40 more pounds, I think), and learning to cook the strange veggies I'm finding here in MX!
Originally Posted by timconradinc
03-14-2012, 10:17 AM
I actually know what this is! Different breeds of chicken have different color skin (just like they have different color eggs - white, every shade of brown, even blue). In the U.S. the preference is for chickens with white skin, while in Europe - and apparently in Mexico as well! - the yellow-skinned chickens are preferred. I seem to recall that the diet (beta carotene intake) does affect the "yellowness" of the yellow skin (with yellower being better!), but in white-skinned birds the beta carotene is broken down so that it doesn't show up as yellow in the skin.
Originally Posted by dixie13
I know this was a dumb tangent, I'm a dork and I find such things interesting.
03-14-2012, 10:40 AM
Your location: SF Bay Area
Age (If you want): 41
How Primal are you: 90-95% (for all of 5 days now) - minimal dairy, alcohol here & there
Do you consume dairy: Minimally. Using some butter or whole milk in cooking, tbsp of half & half in my coffee, tbsp of shredded cheese in my eggs, etc. Cheese is no longer a snack, component of a recipe or part of a meal.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both. Will strive to quit coffee down the road perhaps.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Weightloss. Carrying 20-30 lbs that I don't need. My sister (similar body type) had good luck with primal last year. Was doing WW with some success and going primal didn't seem like too far of a stretch from the way I was managing the WW points system (had already steered away from sugars & grains substantially).
Favorite exercise: Soccer & pole dancing
Favorite Primal food: Avocado!
Best part about being Primal: So far ... no salt/sweet cravings, no hunger pangs, good energy level
Worst part about being Primal: Other people not knowing what they can feed you
03-14-2012, 10:47 AM
Your location: College Station, TX
Age (If you want): 19
How Primal are you: Just getting started
Do you consume dairy: Trying not to but I have always loved milk
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes to both
Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to feel better mentally, and physically.
Favorite exercise: Weight lifting
Favorite Primal food: Anything meaty
Best part about being Primal: I being able to eat lots of meat and vegetables and feeling good
Worst part about being Primal: I have a terrible sweet tooth for cookies, candy, cake, etc.
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