06-15-2012, 08:15 PM
Your location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Age (If you want): 19
How Primal are you: 90%. i can't accomplish the 2do rule. i am all the day in the car, from house, to work, university, etc. (distancies are too long here)
Do you consume dairy: A little of cheese, and milk.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, both.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I have started gym for two weeks, all my friends / trainers, said to me to eat 6 times a day, granola, pasta, rice etc. I have done this just for 1 week, on that weekend i felt so bad, some acne appeared in my face and my stomach was about collapse . I didn't feel better with this "6 times eating", in fact, i didn't see nothing about my "metabolism getting faster".
I started to investigate when i found markdailyapple, my diet turned 180º.
I have LgA immunodeficiency. I hope that this will change. I live with chronic sinuses and medicaments
Favorite exercise:lift weight, i do workout 3 times a week, just lifting weight.
Favorite Primal food: meat, and eggs ( my mum hates me when i do them in the morning haha)
Best part about being Primal: i feel better, don't have the hunger that i had.
Worst part about being Primal: When i have to explain people that grains are BAD. Here in Argentina, diet got a lot of corn oils, frits, and pasta, of course meat too. At least we have got great cows.
Hope that you can understand me, English is not my native language, im studying it twice a week.
Respects from South America.
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.
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