09-01-2012, 03:21 AM
Hi, greetings from Germany
Your location: Augsburg, Germany
How primal are you: aspiring 100% - I've just started primal eating 6 weeks ago (left away all the grains, legumes, tubers, refined foods)
Do you consume dairy: I stopped consuming dairy yesterday
Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee - trying to cut down to 1 cup a day
Motivator for switching to primal: Desperation! I don't want to feel so sick and tired anymore. I suffer from fatigue and have all kinds of mental problems, like eating disorders, depression, anxiety/panic attacks, insomnia, also had a few psychotic episodes and a seizure a few years ago
Favorite exercise: walking
Favorite primal food: I love them all - after having starved myself on a low-fat diet for decades I really love to eat all those good fats now (coconut oil, ghee, olive oil, macadamia nut oil...) and it's also great to eat to satiety
Best part about being Primal: I almost can't believe how much better I feel since I left away all the grain stuff (for 6 weeks now) - I have more energy, my mood is much better, anxiety/panic is gone, no more trembling/fog in the head/dizziness/feeling like I'm going to collapse any moment and my skin is better, too.
Worst part about being Primal: I really miss the cream in my coffee...
09-01-2012, 07:26 PM
Hi! I am from Gold Coast in Australia
I am 33
I am only on day 5 but feel pretty good - a couple of slips ("gluten free, dairy free" cookies sorry!)
I do drink black coffee and black & green tea, trying to reduce my coffee as it seems to give me headaches!
I wanted to try this lifestyle as I always noticed I was bloated after oats and wheat foods and sneezed after drinking milk. I also have the auto-immune skin condition Vitiligo
I compete in powerlifting under the guidance of my strongman boyfriend.
My favorite primal food is steak, chicken skin, over ripe bananas, cashews and walnuts.
I am enjoying not feeling bloated and knowing what I eat is highly nutritious.
I am missing milk chocolate and peanut butter the most but i know those cravings will subside eventually.
09-03-2012, 08:14 AM
Your location: Naples, Florida
Age (If you want): 27
How Primal are you: Diet and exercise I'm mostly primal, working on the rest.
Do you consume dairy: Cheese, cottage cheese, and butter.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Green and herbal teas.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health.
Favorite exercise: Walking.
Favorite Primal food: Cherries.
Best part about being Primal: I feel a lot better.
Worst part about being Primal: Comments about how the cholesterol is going to kill me.
09-03-2012, 08:02 PM
Your location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Age (If you want): 23
How Primal are you: Working my way up to 100%! Right now -- probably around 75%
Do you consume dairy: Yes -- cheese and greek yogurt!
Do you drink coffee or tea: Green Tea mostly once or twice a day!
Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm one of those people who has tried everything. I used to look at Primal and think, "No way I could ever do that." I tried it a couple months ago for about a week or two and felt much better than I had in a long time. Less bloating & gas and I felt full all of the time. Got off track for a while, but now I'm back on!
Favorite exercise: Lifting heavy things!
Favorite Primal food: Just about everything!
Best part about being Primal: Feeling great about what I eat / in general and losing the sugar cravings!
Worst part about being Primal: Having to explain my lifestyle choice to people who aren't following it and hearing negative feedback.
09-04-2012, 10:06 PM
Your location: USA
Age (If you want): 29
How Primal are you: 60%
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee and tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: I've suffered from GI issues off and on as long as I can remember. While searching for answers, I came across MDA about a year and a half ago. Although not cured, I feel I can manage my symptoms much better through diet. I've also read a dozen or so paleo/primal books that inspire me to stay motivated. I still carry an extra 10 pounds consistently, but I feel great when I comply with primal and I'm satisfied knowing I have my health.
Favorite exercise: Walking
Favorite Primal food: Avacados
Best part about being Primal: No colds/flus for past 16 months, more energy, less cravings
Worst part about being Primal: Living in a non-primal world. I too often give in to eating foods I know I shouldn't.
09-05-2012, 04:40 AM
Age (If you want):39
How Primal are you:
almost completely except for the occasional full fat greek yogourt and aged cheese.
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea:no i only drink water or sometimes sparkling water
Motivator for switching to Primal: I decided to give it a try to loose weight as a buddy of mine lost so much weight in such a short of time so bunch of my co workers and friends all decided to give it a try. though most of us all lost quite a bit of weight in the two and half month, i am the only one that is still sticking with this. maybe because i am the only one who not only noticed the weight change but my over all improvement of health. depression, mood swing, hypoglycaemic episode, irritable bowel, acid reflex, bloating and insomnia are all gone. and for the first time in my life, food craving has no control over me.
Favorite exerciseush up and chin ups. i am never this strong in all my life though i use to work out 3 hours a day just to get fit. for the first time in my life, i can do over 25 push ups and 4 chin ups . can't believe this happened when i am near 40 not 18
Favorite Primal food:eggs, bacon, avocado and raspberries
Best part about being Primal:happiness, positive attitude and energy
Worst part about being Primal:trying to explain your life style to people
09-05-2012, 12:04 PM
Your location: Baton Rouge, LA
Age (If you want): 23
How Primal are you: 80-90%
Do you consume dairy: Nope
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee on occasion, mostly when I am duck hunting
Motivator for switching to Primal: Gluten Allergy and also to get in shape for life
Favorite exercise: As a previous crossfitter my favorite lift was the power clean to press, but since joining primal fitness blueprint, I have found that I am not very bodyweight to weight strong. So i have dropped the weights and are now concentrating on the pull-ups.
Favorite Primal food: Ribeye
Best part about being Primal: Sustained energy and less/ to almost none gastro problems
Worst part about being Primal: I can't eat sandwiches !!
09-05-2012, 04:46 PM
primal for a whole 3 days now- read primal blueprint three times before starting. MDA is loaded with more than enough information-great sight
Loc. small town Ohio - Age.. 50 - (male) - How primal.. so far at least 90% - dairy.. very little - coffe/tea no - Motivation for switching.. my belly, success stories, just feels right - Favorite exercise.. jog/hike (cant wait to try grok ball!)- Favorite primal food meat - Best part is just that it fits and sounds right, results will be the best part - Worst part is finding the right foods easily. Lost 20 lbs since Jan 1 but cannot drop anymore. Down to 193 - started jogging more, 193. trained for and ran my first triathlon, 193. ran even more (which meant more carbs), 193. Still have at least 15 to go. I am ready. done4
09-05-2012, 07:07 PM
Your location: Columbus, OH
Age (If you want): 25
How Primal are you: Just started today!! (Only meat, eggs, veggies and nuts -- so almost 100% Grok?) Feeling hungry, a little groggy, and a little fuzzy-headed
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: Black Coffee (no cream, no sugar)
Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to take control of my hunger pangs by not having any, and control my weight without hours and hours of cardio
Favorite exercise: Jugging
Favorite Primal food: EGGS!!
Best part about being Primal: Who knew you could eat bacon and fry some eggs in its grease and lose weight?!
Worst part about being Primal: The keto-adaptation stage.... When will it go away!!
09-05-2012, 08:34 PM
Your location: Boise Idaho
Age (If you want):50
How Primal are you:Very for 30 days now
Do you consume dairy:Fermented,butter
Do you drink coffee or tea:Coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal:Couldnt loose my last roll..Was being very carb conscious but still thought wheat was good!
Favorite exercise:Hiking into a lake , but cant do that often! Lift ,PEMs, run a bit LOVE COLD WATER SWIMING, cycling Xcountry ski.
Favorite Primal food: DANG! MEAT rocks. but Picture this Gollum when he caught that trout in lord of the rings. All singing and dancing..except i do fry them IN BACON!!!ALWAYS HAVE! AND the fins and tail all crunchy.
Best part about being Primal:So far im pushing through that last roll pretty ez!
Worst part about being Primal:Have to put more thought into meal prep..but getting easier.Trying to strech grocery dollars..
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