10-22-2012, 05:51 AM
Your location: Dartford, England
Age (If you want): 41
How Primal are you: No processed food, grains, legumes, potatoes or dairy. I will not stress about what I eat if I go out, etc. Regular excercise but no weights yet. Primal for the last four months.
Do you consume dairy: 99% dairy free
Do you drink coffee or tea: 50% decaf and only "good" teas!
Motivator for switching to Primal: mainly weight control while training for my two and only triathlons last summer
Favorite exercise: anything outdoors with least amount of equipment.
Favorite Primal food: the whole pyramid but still very attracted to sweet things!
Best part about being Primal: Quite a few and the health effects are just astonishing: my chronic heyfever/allergy used to plague me since childhood and it's now gone and that alone would be enough. No illness so far (let's see how winter goes). I've never physically felt and/or looked so good. Etc.
Worst part about being Primal: seeing so many people missing out.
10-22-2012, 11:37 AM
Your location: Austin, Texas
Age (If you want): 43
How Primal are you: I'm premi-primal. I just started yesterday, by doing what most say not to and throwing out all the rice, bread, flour, and grains. If it was there I would convince myself to start when it was gone. So I tossed it.
Do you consume dairy: Yes I love cheese, so baby steps
Do you drink coffee or tea: one cup a day, black
Motivator for switching to Primal: A friend introduced me to the book and it makes so much sense I just had to
Favorite exercise: l love walking with my dog
Favorite Primal food: any slow roasted meat makes me happy
Best part about being Primal: like I said I'm really new to this but I woke up before the alarm clock and feel like I can kick the world's butt. I'm excited
Worst part about being Primal: Don't know yet
10-22-2012, 03:25 PM
Your location: Toronto
Age (If you want): 29
How Primal are you: I am planning on being 80%
Do you consume dairy:Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea, with a drop of milk (that's my dairy)
Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss, plus I feel wonderful when eating this way
Favorite exercise: Yoga
Favorite Primal food: Lamb
Best part about being Primal: Meat!
Worst part about being Primal: The planning involved
10-23-2012, 02:52 PM
Eastern Ontario, Canada
Age (If you want):
38 (me) & 42 (him)
How Primal are you:
I've been avoiding wheat for the past few months, but we've both just started eating in a way that is primal.
Do you consume dairy:
Cheese (it's my vice), heavy cream, butter.
Do you drink coffee or tea:
A daily buttered coffee for both of us.
Motivator for switching to Primal:
Health reasons; autoimmune disease runs in my family and most people in my family, myself included, show a lot of symptoms that are related to wheat consumption. Funny thing...I stopped eating wheat and felt tons better! hm. lol Hubby wants to stay healthy. We've found weight loss to be a pleasant side effect of eating primal. Neither of us are obese, but neither are we in top physical condition. I would classify myself (for now!) as "skinny fat". :-/
walking, weights & yoga for me, sometimes running. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter! Sailing is somewhat physical, though I don't know I'd class it as "exercise".
Favorite Primal food:
We love food. And there are so many delicious foods out there that are primal that it would be impossible to choose! Bacon and steak are awesome to be able to eat without the guilt though, I have to say!
Best part about being Primal:
Feeling way better than I have in a very long time (physically and mentally), knowing that there's something I can do about the way I feel, whereas I was told by several doctors that they didn't know what was wrong and couldn't help me, eating whole foods (which also happen to be DELICIOUS) that, at the same time as being so good for me, also help support and promote ways of farming and animal husbandry that I believe in. What's not to love?
Worst part about being Primal:
Sometimes the time/effort/organization required to eat great meals and, once in a blue moon, the few times I think about foods I used to very much enjoy (millefeuilles, homemade crusty peasant loaves, well-made croissants, you know..) and can no longer have, and not even just because they're "not part of the 'diet' (and I use that term very loosely)", but because I know how my gut would feel after I indulged. With so much good food to focus on though, it's rare.
10-23-2012, 05:00 PM
Your location: Toronto, Ontario
Age (If you want): 25
How Primal are you: 70%, as I am still eating conventionally raised meat and vegetables.
Do you consume dairy: Yes. Coffee cream and butter for meats.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee.
Motivator for switching to Primal: My family has a history of Type 2 Diabetes.
Favorite exercise: Neutral grip pullup.
Favorite Primal food: Mussels.
Best part about being Primal: Not stressing out about counting calories.
Worst part about being Primal: Cannot convince family members to try it.
10-23-2012, 07:23 PM
Your location: Pennsylvania
Age (If you want): It's all relative
How Primal are you: The verdict is still out. I have lots of questions before I commit
Do you consume dairy: Cheese and butter only
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: Haven't done it yet
Favorite exercise: Armchair football!
Favorite Primal food: Salmon
Best part about being Primal: Not there yet, here to learn and explore
Worst part about being Primal: I'll let you know!
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10-24-2012, 07:26 AM
Your location: North Carolina
Age (If you want): 37
How Primal are you: I've been trying the primal lifestyle since July 2012. I struggle because I am a mother of 3 young children and my husband does not want to eat primally. I had success over the summer, but since the cooler weather has hit I've lapsed quite a bit.
Do you consume dairy: I use butter, cream, sour cream and cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes, both
Motivator for switching to Primal: I need to lose 15-20 pounds
Favorite exercise: Weight lifting, yoga, walking
Favorite Primal food: beef & sausage
Best part about being Primal: Less bloating
Worst part about being Primal: Adapting in social eating situations and trying to decipher which primal foods trigger weight gain for me - I'm starting to think that my body is sensitive to butternut, and acorn squash.
10-24-2012, 07:47 AM
Your location: Virginia
Age (If you want): 28
How Primal are you: Uh, not much, yet. Just started two days ago.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, in moderation.
Do you drink coffee or tea: No.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Unsatisfied with body composition, lack of energy, poor health, total lack of fitness.
Favorite exercise: hiking
Favorite Primal food: steak
Best part about being Primal: Not sure yet, I'll let you know in 6 months!
Worst part about being Primal: See above.
10-24-2012, 08:59 AM
Your location: Cornelius, NC
Age (If you want): 44
How Primal are you: Not sure, my wife and I try to follow a modified Paleo diet, but stray a bit on the weekends or nights out to dinner.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, cream in my Coffee, cheeses and butter.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I have tried Paleo diet and Crossfit and lost 25 lbs last year, but on Nov 1 2011 I had major shoulder surgery because of injuries sustained doing heavy overhead lifting and kip pull ups at Crossfit. I really miss the Crossfit life style, but since I am limited in performing the heavy olympic lifting that is included in many of the Crossfit work outs I am searching for another option. I enjoy designing work outs on the beach whenever we take trips down to Hilton Head and I have pulled many ideas from the WOWs.
Favorite exercise: Burpees, box jumps, slam balls, wall balls, rowing, etc
Favorite Primal food: Steak
Best part about being Primal: TBD
Worst part about being Primal: TBD
10-24-2012, 09:05 AM
Hi Everyone, Been a MDA reader for a while but just officially joined the community.
Your location: Tennessee
Age (If you want): 37
How Primal are you: Mostly Primal. Don't eat grains or dairy. The only processed food I really eat is the occasional larabar or some coconut milk coffee creamer
Do you consume dairy: no.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: Started as a spin off from a Juice cleanse. I did that searching for relief from my autoimmune condition (Sjogren's Syndrome) and my lifelong struggle to lose weight.
Favorite exercise: Swimming
Favorite Primal food: all meat but the king of these is bacon
Best part about being Primal: I feel awesome!
Worst part about being Primal: Gosh, is there one? No - I don't think so.
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