05-02-2012, 03:28 AM
Your location: Sydney, Australia
Age (If you want): 36
How Primal are you: Unsure, i'm still reading up on what 100% paleo is. I'm grain free except for corn for about 2 months. My diet consists of meats (about 50% of the time grass fed), fruit and veg and nuts.
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: No - 1 or 2 cups of herbal tea a day but no caffeine
Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm in a 12step recovery programme for food addiciton and as my food plan has become cleaner and cleaner i've become more aware of foods that 'trigger' me or make me feel a bit off. About a year ago I cut out all sugars and caffeine, then I found myself becoming more sensitive to dairy so that went and most recently I've cut out grains. I didn't think they made me feel unwell until I went off them for a few weeks. So many symptons which I thought were completely unrelated are now gone!
Favorite exercise: Walking
Favorite Primal food: At the moment nuts, although I've started listening to some primal podcasts and will slowly cut down my consumption from an everyday food to a sometimes food when the time feels right
Best part about being Primal: No more bloating, stomach pains or dry skin
Worst part about being Primal: I still miss grains a bit for that 'full' feeling. I didn't eat any 'white' foods but I miss brown rice a bit.
05-02-2012, 04:24 AM
Your location: Georgia
Age (If you want):21
How Primal are you: Not primal enough, but I have found that my favorite meals consist of simply meat and veggies.
Do you consume dairy: Yes. Will be doing my best to get away from that though.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Not regularly
Motivator for switching to Primal: I need to get back in shape. It seems for the past two years Ive been yo-yo'ing and I want to get the weight off and stay off.
Favorite exercise: Pull ups
Favorite Primal food: Steak Medium- Medium Rare
Best part about being Primal: Feeling great and being healthy
Worst part about being Primal:I miss pizza lol!
05-02-2012, 07:44 AM
My location; Bristol, England, UK
How Primal are you; not very only started on Sunday
Do you consume dairy; yes but want to find a replacement
Do you drink coffee or tea; tea hence the dairy and need for a replacement you can have in tea otherwise I hit the sugar!
Motivator for switching to Primal; easing IBS symptoms of bloating, fatigue, painful cramps, wind. I would like to lose 7-10 pounds however its not my main focus.
Favourite exercise; hmmm probably swimming and walking
Favourite Primal food; fish
Best part about being Primal; naturally nurturing my body whilst eating lots of great food
Worst part of being Primal; not eating my homemade cakes and cutting out the sweet stuff
05-02-2012, 10:40 AM
Your location: Quebec
How Primal are you: Just starting my 3rd day
Do you consume dairy: Yes, butter and some cheese
Do you drink coffe or tea: Yes 1-3 cups a day
Motivator for switching to Primal: weight loss, energy and health..
Favorite exercise: Walking and Leslie Sansone`s Walking away the pounds
Favorite Primal food: Hamburgers (without the bun) and cauliflower
Best part of being Primal: I feel better and its only been 3 days.
Worst part of being Primal: none that I can think of.
05-02-2012, 10:49 AM
My location: Missouri, USA
How Primal am I? Just into week number 2, so a beginner
Do I consume dairy: Yes, but I buy butter from a lady who makes it on her farm
Do I drink coffee or tea: No to coffee, I do drink unsweet tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: weight loss, my health, wanting to feel better and this makes sense
Favorite exercise: I hate exercising, but I do walk on the treadmill and I love to go on walks on the outdoor trail we have here in out town.
Favorite Primal food: Anything fresh
Best part of being Primal: so far, the 5 pounds I have lost and the bloat feeling going away.
Worst part of being Primal: I miss pasta and cookies.
05-02-2012, 11:11 AM
Your location: Ontario, Canada
Age (If you want): 46
How Primal are you: i'm non-organically primal!
Do you consume dairy: my 'allowance' is 2 tbsp per day (cream). no other dairy
Do you drink coffee or tea: 1 coffee per day. Green tea on occasion
Motivator for switching to Primal: curiosity
Favorite exercise: weight training (no one fav)
Favorite Primal food: don't have a favourite food, but favourite meal is a big *** salad each day!
Best part about being Primal: eating only when hungry vs eating every couple of hours
Worst part about being Primal: extreme fatigue...(perhaps sodium and/or good fat deficient--working on that)
05-02-2012, 11:16 AM
My location: Arvada, CO
How Primal am I? Well, I used the Paleo diet "mostly" for the past 10 years. July 2010 started the unexplained weight gain of 10 lbs. August 2011 was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue and this started the 40 lb weight gain. All while mostly eating Paleo. I have now been on GAPS, without dairy, for the past 9 months which is for the most part Paleo. I also have a diagnosis for severe chronic fatigue.
Do I consume dairy? No, except for butter.
Do I drink coffee or tea? I drink one shot of organic espresso a day.
MOtivator for switching to Primal: I truly believe the concept, and after starting it found many unwanted symptoms disappearing.
Favorite exercise: walking
Favorite primal food: chicken liver pate
Best part: helps me regulate my insulin
worst part: hard to eat at someone else's home.
05-02-2012, 11:17 AM
In other forums I've been a member of in the past - at least for small communities - there's been a 'introduce yourself' thread with some questions that people can answer. I know that there are people reading this forum that are fully primal, partially primal, and are considering it. I thought that I'd put some questions together to cover these things just to get an idea of who's out there.
Your location: Atlanta, Georgia
Age (If you want): just turned 47...eek.
How Primal are you: not a lot(yet)
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: get healthy, lose weight, prevent disease and not in that order.
Favorite exercise: dancing, I guess.
Favorite Primal food: berries
Best part about being Primal: don't know yet
Worst part about being Primal: ???
05-02-2012, 12:10 PM
Hello from darn sarf! Sounds like you've started as you mean to go on.
05-02-2012, 02:36 PM
Your location: North Carolina, USA
Age (If you want): 33
How Primal are you: Nutrition = mostly. Exercise = working on it.
Do you consume dairy: Some cheese, but much much less than before.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee occasionally.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss and overall health.
Favorite exercise: Any physical activity that can be turned into a competition.
Favorite Primal food: A big, thick, grass-fed filet with grilled zucchini and portabellas.
Best part about being Primal: It doesn't feel like a diet and I have no guilt when I deviate...I simply count that as part of my 20% and move on. Oh, and the weight loss (37 pounds in 4 months so far).
Worst part about being Primal: The constant need to explain to people why I am not eating the pizza/sandwiches/doughnuts/cupcakes/etc that are provided. I am always "the picky one" when eating with a group of people. Also, the eye rolls when I start sentences with "According to the Primal Blueprint..." or "Grok would/wouldn't..."
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