My name is Judi and I've been Primal for just about a month, and I'm feeling great! I ate pretty clean before that, but included a lot of whole grains.
I'm 47 and live in Oxford, CT (near New Haven). I'm working my way towards being more and more primal as I learn more. In fact I've committed to absolutely no grains for the month of May. I do consume dairy, but I'm noticing that some of it (some cheeses) upset my stomach. Organic whole milk, Greek Yogurt, and Keifer do not seem to bother me. I do drink a little (1-2 cups) of coffee or tea a day. I've been doing more green tea lately than coffee. Even in this first month, my body's become more sensitive. I switched to Primal because a friend was trying it and feeling great. I guess I'm not totally there yet, because my favorite exercise is still running (I also LOVE Bikram Yoga). Not sure I'll be able to give that up, and to tell the truth, not trying at the moment. My favorite Primal (and even before Primal) food is Wild Caught Salmon. Eat it at least twice a week!
My favorite part is how great I feel. For the first 2-3 weeks, my workouts were tough, but now I feel as strong, or stronger than ever. My biggest worry (and I think I'll post this else where for advice) is my husband. He'll eat (and cook) primal meals with me but will also go out and get a sandwich (on a white roll, of course) and chips every day for lunch. He has high cholesterol and blood pressure and I'm a little worried about the effects the fat will have on him if he's still consuming refined carbs. Please don't tell me to make him switch. People will do what they want to do, and I have no interest in "forcing" him to do something he isn't interested in.
Anyway, that's a pretty long winded intro. Glad to be here and looking forward to learning lots!
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