07-13-2012, 07:48 AM
New to the site and forum, but have been doing primal since December 2011.
Your location: Delaware (middle eastern coast state in the USA)
Age (If you want): 48
How Primal are you: Completely
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: No (tasted it... don't like it)
Motivator for switching to Primal: Anytime I eat something with sugar, I get headaches, dizzy, and other unpleasant "symptoms". Occasionally, it would include nausea, sweats, and (a couple times) momentary blackouts.
Favorite exercise: Ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, fencing
Favorite Primal food: A vegetable soup I make with an avocado mixed in right before I eat it.
Best part about being Primal: No headaches, dizziness, clumsiness, "wind", tinnitus, stiff joints, acne, etc. I feel normal and healthy. Oh, dropping 40 lbs was a bonus too.
Worst part about being Primal: Some truly bad nighttime calf cramps and all-day twitching calf muscles. Think it's affecting my quickness in sports. Need to figure it out or may have to reduce my primalness. They are that bad.
07-13-2012, 10:47 AM
Your location: Ontario, Canada
Age (If you want): 29
How Primal are you: Haven't started yet. I have been a vegetarian for 2 years. Have slowly introduced meat over the past few weeks. Grains are at a minimum and are usually sprouted.
Do you consume dairy: Occasionally, raw and/0r organic
Do you drink coffee or tea: Occasionally
Motivator for switching to Primal: Overall improvment of health and energy levels
Favorite exercise: Have been doing Primal Fitness for a month. It's awesome, already see results.
Favorite Primal food: Steak and Bacon
Best part about being Primal: N/A
Worst part about being Primal: N/A
07-13-2012, 11:56 AM
Your location: Versailles, KY
Age (If you want): 49 3/4
How Primal are you: Beginner
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes both
Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm fat and I want to feel good again.
Favorite exercise: weight lifting.
Favorite Primal food: Not sure yet. Struggling.
Best part about being Primal: Not sure yet.
Worst part about being Primal: No ice cream.
07-13-2012, 12:20 PM
Your location: Earth
Age (If you want): 41.5
How Primal are you: just started 3 days ago
Do you consume dairy: not anymore (except butter)
Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: lose weight, get fit, get happy
Favorite exercise: swimming, biking
Favorite Primal food: raspberries
Best part about being Primal: don't know yet, just started
Worst part about being Primal: early phase carb cravings
07-13-2012, 12:37 PM
Your location: San Francisco, CA
Age (If you want): 41
How Primal are you: 5 days primal
Do you consume dairy: Cheese, Yogurt
Do you drink coffee or tea: both, though much more tea than coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: increased longevity, higher energy and health levels, and weight management
Favorite exercise: hiking
Favorite Primal food: blueberries and roasted chicken
Best part about being Primal: straightforward, intuitive, science-based lifestyle choices
Worst part about being Primal: recalibrating
07-13-2012, 01:46 PM
My name is Michelle
I live in Canada
I am 34
I am just starting primal, so trying to figure stuff out. I have stopped eating grains and less sugar for a week now. Easing my way into it.
I do consume dairy.
I drink cofee and tea daily (have 3 kids under 7, need the caffine and booting sugar out of my diet means trying to replace it with someother plesure)
My reason is that I have acid reflux and have recently linked it to carbs.
I am currently doing insanity and yoga
Love steak and butter
Best part is that I have more energy!
Worst part is just me being ignorant right now and am trying to learn the program and what will work for me.
07-13-2012, 01:49 PM
Your location: Sweden
Age (If you want): 28
How Primal are you: on and off for 2 years something, depending on how you look at it.
Do you consume dairy: Lots of butter, some cheese and even less yoghurt
Do you drink coffee or tea: trying to cut down on coffee (2 cups/day now), drink tea at times
Motivator for switching to Primal: stomachissues, energylevels etc.
Favorite exercise: horses... ok I know not really primal as such but they are my favourite.
Favorite Primal food: meat
Best part about being Primal: the play, 80-20... basically the relaxing enjoyment of life
Worst part about being Primal: vegetables, can't really eat them
07-13-2012, 04:51 PM
100% for the last 13 days (I started July 1st)
Mostly Tea, once in a while coffee with heavy cream
Motivator was reading a success story on the blog - really need to lose weight and ditch the allergies!
Favorite Exercise: walking
Favorite Primal food: Steak & eggs!
Best part of being primal: I lost 4 lbs the first week!
Worst part of being primal: trying to explain to friends that it's OK that I eat all this MEAT!
07-13-2012, 07:47 PM
Currently I'm in southern U.S., but I've lived all over the country, from coast to coast, north to south.
Age: Let's just say that I remember when you had to walk across the room to change the channel - talk about moving like your ancestors!
How Primal are you: Mostly, but like the Buddha taught, I find the middle road often serves me best.
Do you consume dairy: Not on a regular basis. But life would truly suck if I couldn't occasionally eat some snooty cheese from a far off land. So, once every three weeks or so.
Do you drink coffee or tea: One beautiful mug of espresso every morning. Very occasionally a second cup not after 5pm.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I didn't really. It's kind of the way I like to eat.
Favorite exercise: Walking. Weights would be a close second.
Favorite Primal food: Bison burgers. Actually, grass fed beef is almost as good.
Best part about being Primal: It's easy; it comes naturally.
Worst part about being Primal: The label, "Primal."
Other stuff about me:
I gave up all canned foods a few months ago and am finally not missing tuna from a can. But dang, that was an easy protein fix. Too bad about the soy in the product and the BPAs in the cans. sigh... Easy fix: poached salmon in the fridge so I don't have to fuss.
In my adult life I have been anywhere from 112 to 273 pounds. I currently am at around 145 and want this to be the last time I ever have to lose weight.
I believe that no diet works and that all diets work. I.e., many of us know how to lose weight, but maintaining a healthy weight for the long haul has escaped us. Diet is indeed a four letter word.
I once tried to be a vegan. I farted and slept a lot. It sure would have been less expensive than eating meat, but it just isn't for me.
I don't think one eating plan is right for all people. Our ancestors originated from all over the globe, and their foods were different because of it. One carb might make one person jump up and want to go for a run while it puts another person to sleep.
I won't ever eat corn (or corn products) again, and think that Monsanto should be renamed Satan, Inc.
I think competitive bodybuilding is a beautiful thing.
I am an emotional eater, and so I keep a food journal. Once I reach a certain number, I stop eating for the day.
I don't believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For adults. I don't like breakfast, and I rarely eat before 11am. I think our ancestors ate when they found food, not at 730am, noon, and 730pm. But that's just me.
I love eggs and salmon and pork.
There are still three things that I eat that are totally artificial, but they never comprise more than 75 calories per day, and none of them are genetically modified.
I love tequila. Silver. 100% agave. Shots. No lemon; no salt.
07-13-2012, 10:16 PM
Your location: New Hampshire
Age (If you want): 43
How Primal are you: Just starting -- gave up grains, potatoes, legumes/soy/tofu, the drive thru, and (gasp) coffee!
Do you consume dairy: Yes, primarily goat cheese and raw milk cheddar from local farms. New Hampshire and Vermont have some wonderful small dairies run by families that are just as concerned about good health as I am.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Green tea, and lots of it!
Motivator for switching to Primal: Feeling horrible, fatigued, and just blah overall. Need to lose weight as well but feeling better and stronger is my main priority.
Favorite exercise: Hiking or snowshoeing -- depending on what the weather is like!
Favorite Primal food: Steak, very very rare!
Best part about being Primal: hoping to finally break food addictions that have dogged me for years
Worst part about being Primal: Eating out/travel
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