06-15-2012, 08:24 PM
Your location: Perth Australia
Age (If you want): 36
How Primal are you: 80%
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea Black tea with milk unsweetened
Motivator for switching to Primal: Getting healthy, Over weight constant joint pain and inflammation all gone thanks to being primal
Favorite exercise: Cross training Boxing pushups burpees squats.
Favorite Primal food: BACON!
Best part about being Primal: Energy levels are the best they have been in years no more joint pain.
Worst part about being Primal: I struggle with the no sweets and still slide on this looking at some paleo treats
06-16-2012, 08:52 AM
Your location: Dubai, UAE (British expat)
Age (If you want): 31
How Primal are you: Only just started - 1 week in. I will probably include a small amount of 85% cocoa dark chocolate
Do you consume dairy: Not so far
Do you drink coffee or tea: switched to reduced amount of black coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: not wanting to spend the whole of my adult life moaning about my weight!
Favourite exercise: swimming, jogging, resistance work, netball
Favourite Primal food: Steak
Best part about being Primal: Already have more constant energy levels, feeling leaner and just healthier!
Worst part about being Primal: some (ahem) digestive issues as my body gets used to the change in food intake. Also, having to explain to people that "eating like a caveman" doesn't mean eating raw meat!
06-16-2012, 11:00 AM
I've been a signed-up follower of the blog for about 12mnths.
Your location: Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England.
Age (If you want):42
How Primal are you: Slowly adjusting to the diet principles. Doubt I'll ever be totally primal.
Do you consume dairy: Yes. Raw milk, mature/cottage cheeses, natural/plain yoghurt.
Do you drink coffee or tea:Yes. Coffee, black with Cinnamon. Tea, leaf and nettle (and other 'herbals')
Motivator for switching to Primal: Never been comfortable with conventional wisdom nor fad diets
Favorite exercise:Body-weight, developing biomechanical-chain complexes.
Favorite Primal food: Seafood
Best part about being Primal:Enjoying quality food, exercise, life...
Worst part about being Primal: Finding out that something you buy, that appears to be relatively harmless, is full o'shit.
06-16-2012, 09:42 PM
Hello my name is Wolff and I'm an alc....just starting my primal diet...
Your location: Currently I'm in Afghanistan, heading back to NorCal in 3 months
Age (If you want): 26 at the end of July
How Primal are you: I am as Primal as I can possibly be with the government deciding what food is available to me : ( Haven't eaten a grain, dairy, sugar (the bad kind) in 2 days and feeling great
Do you consume dairy: Nope!
Do you drink coffee or tea: I'm currently drinking coffee...but I was at an Australian party last night until after midnight...I NEED it!
Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm on a quest to locate my bottom 2 abs...
Favorite exercise: LAR/BAR/FAR - Rotator cuff injury prevention exercise. AMAZING and gives you a good stretch
Favorite Primal food: FAT COLORFUL SALADS
Best part about being Primal: Knowing exactly what I'm going for when i enter the chow hall.
Worst part about being Primal: Lack of variety (out here)
Nice meeting you all!
06-17-2012, 01:26 AM
Hi I am Daniel
late 30s fireman, live in Sydney, been following this lifestyle for a while, and read forums for a while, thought I'd join in.
06-17-2012, 07:34 AM
Hi Carlos here,
Your location: Phoenix, AZ
Age (If you want): 45
How Primal are you: All primal 90% of the time.
Do you consume dairy: No Dairy
Do you drink coffee or tea: A lot less coffee now, started drinking unsweetend iced tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: Losing weight, started off the with Belly Fat Cure, then started reading meandjorge blog, then read Wheat Belly, and stumbled over here.
Favorite exercise: Walking, riding bicycle, but I like squatting
Favorite Primal food: Steak
Best part about being Primal: Feel better, less tired
Worst part about being Primal: Temptations and ease of eating out
06-17-2012, 08:52 AM
Your location: Buffalo, NY
Age (If you want): 48
How Primal are you: 99%
Do you consume dairy: Down to 3T of HWC
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes.....
Motivator for switching to Primal: Overweight and stalled out on HF/LC!
Favorite exercise: none
Favorite Primal food: Steak, salmon, spinach
Best part about being Primal: Hope
Worst part about being Primal: letting go of denial and seeing what I really look like!
06-17-2012, 03:22 PM
Other people's intolerance.
Originally Posted by timconradinc
06-17-2012, 10:50 PM
I'm a 58 year old woman in Washington state.
I'm mostly primal, but for some dark chocolate, since I don't like it well enough to go crazy with it. For fruit, I mostly just have berries and an occasional orange. For some reason lately, I've been craving Pringles of all things!! I hope it's just a short-lived phase. They can't possibly be good for me.
I had to stop eating dairy when i found out I'm allergic to cow's milk. But now I have to find something for my coffee. Coconut milk sucks (for coffee purposes). I mostly drink decaf coffee, herbal tea and water... once in a while a Zero vitamin water.
My motivation for going primal: just tired of feeling like crap and being in pain all the time. I've been a hard-core sugar adict for my whole life, was told I have fibromyalgia, and super overweight.
Favorite exercise: I've been doing SuperSlow weight training, which is the only exercise I've ever stuck with and felt good about. I love being really strong, but desperately want to drop the weight.
Favorite Primal food: Costo sells a great organic ground beef. I mix it with taco seasoning, black olives and a boatload of fresh spinach. It boils all down to a great dish.
Best part about being Primal: Feeling a little better, walking better, my blood sugar has dropped from diabetes range to 94! Weight loss is extremely slow, but I also found out my hormones are all screwed up and other stuff I'm trying to fix with the help of a naturopath.
Worst part about being Primal: The "look" people give me when I try to explain it. I also miss ice cream, but I can't be trusted to have "just a little." I also worry about getting bored with not enough variety.
I'm happy to have found this site.
06-18-2012, 01:48 AM
I'm from Western Australia and I'm almost 4 weeks into Primal lifestyle
I've been a naturopath for almost 12 years, although haven't 'professionally' practiced for close to 5 years, I got disheartened by the supplementing nature of the industry and was the only real way to make money, so I changed course and am now post-grad after finishing a degree in politics in 2011. I'm studying humanitarian intervention in foreign countries - a long way from my naturopathic past but Primal/Paleo has reminded me of my original passion! (and maybe 'humanitarian intervention' has something related to 'dietary interventions' after all! haha) But my background in naturopathy has def helped a lot in understanding the rationale as well as the explanations of physiological processes.
I'm still psyching myself up for organ meats!! But I'd say I'm pretty close, maybe 90% primal- no refined sugar and 100% grain free, largely organic/grass fed meats, free range eggs, loads of yummy fats. Yes to a little dairy, mainly organic cheese and only small amounts. And relatively unprocessed foods - olive oil, coconut oil, tinned tomatoes are the processed foods I can think of that I consume regularly. No to coffee and only detox teas, various brands and white tea, loads of rainwater from my parents rain water tank (a blessing!) and quite a bit of San Pell mineral water.
Looong history of reactive hypoglycaemia - i just got fed up with it controlling my life in so many ways. Stumbled across paleo/primal, although I have heard it mentioned many times over the years - it was just time!
Fave food? two at the moment, bolognese sauce (mince, little carrot, onion, garlic, fresh herbs, tomatoes) over half a steamed head of broccoli. Other fave: salad with various lettuces, asparagus, fine chopped red cabbage, diced avocado with a dressing of roquefort cheese in olive oil. - I've only just discovered this and have had it three times in the last three days!
Worst part of primal: feeling so dedicated and into it and harassing my parents to change, to no avail (yet). I must be the most annoying daughter on earth. I will keep trying, haha. I feel like a religious missionary sometimes and it must annoy my friends but they smile and nod.
Best: feeling like i've found the key to the rest of my life as a healthy individual with my blood sugar (and various offshoots from that) under control - I thought it could never happen.
Fave exercise: just being active again and not being a slave to my blood sugar - treadmill, intervals, fitball, dancing around the lounge room.
Happy : )
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