10-26-2012, 07:49 AM
Location: Leeds, Mass USA
How Primal are you:
I am just starting out, so far I am really enjoying the life style, I have been using five fingers for almost 2 years had no idea about the whole primal movement until a while ago. I tried the whole Natural Hormone Enhancement(NHE) style of eating/living for a while. It just got to crazy keeping track of what day of the cycle that I was on so it did not work for me.
Do you consume dairy: yes, small amounts of hard cheese, as well as Greek yogurt and sour cream on rare occasion
Do you drink coffee or tea:
Yes Tea and coffee vary rarely
Motivator for switching to Primal:
Looking to get back in shape so that I can do the things I enjoy such as hiking and rock climbing with out feeling winded.
Climbing, Hiking, Rock Climbing, and Bag workouts.
Favorite Primal food:
So far I have really enjoyed the pancakes from this site as well as the green goddess dressing
Best part about being Primal:
Makes me feel good
Worst part about being Primal:
Navigating Eating out
10-26-2012, 03:47 PM
Your location: Charlotte NC
Age (If you want): 24
How Primal are you: 80%
Do you consume dairy: no
Do you drink coffee or tea: yea!
Motivator for switching to Primal: optimal health
Favorite exercise: Turkish Get-Up
Favorite Primal food: Eggs
Best part about being Primal: reading MDA of course!
Worst part about being Primal: having no excuse to eat krispy kremes
10-28-2012, 12:57 PM
Your location: Ohio
Age (If you want): 57
How Primal are you: Maybe 60-70%
Do you consume dairy: yes primarily fermented (kefir, yogurt) but use pasture butter and organic heavy cream
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: Continued health issues, severe insulin resistance, and weight gain (fluctuations)
Favorite exercise: walking
Favorite Primal food: cage-free turkey or grass fed beef
Best part about being Primal: whole unprocessed foods
Worst part about being Primal: No grains
10-29-2012, 10:25 AM
Hi everybody. I'm the FNG mdonch3. I start Primal November 1. Thank you in advance for all your help!
Your location: The Biggest Little City
Age (If you want):43
How Primal are you: November 1...100%
Do you consume dairy: Nope
Do you drink coffee or tea: Hell to the yes!
Motivator for switching to Primal: A friend said I should give it a try.
Favorite exercise: Love XFit.
Favorite Primal food: ?
Best part about being Primal: ?
Worst part about being Primal: ?
I hope I posted this correctly.
Last edited by Mdonch3; 10-29-2012 at 10:27 AM.
10-29-2012, 04:43 PM
you need to plan and organize in order to follow any food plan. My wife will tell you I'm terrible in organizational skills.....
Originally Posted by Anonymous
10-30-2012, 01:59 PM
Your location: Somerset, England.
Age (If you want): 45
How Primal are you:hmm, just come home from holiday so may have to get back to you on that one.
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: started with IF, started reading more about nutrition and the ideal diet and now am looking to significantly reduce the role of grains and sugar in my diet. I have had problems with hypoglycaemia, psoriasis, pcos and depression certainly since uni days and probably before (in the case of sugar addiction and depression).
Favorite exercise: Walking.
Favorite Primal food: surprisingly, salads.
Best part about being Primal: clear thinking and a waistline.
Worst part about being Primal: having to smile sweetly and eat the puddings my children(12 and 14) lovingly concoct because it seems like a good idea to them at the time and wonder how I can wean them off the sugar since it has given me so much trouble over my life time.
10-31-2012, 05:54 AM
Hi, I am new to the forum but have been half hearted about low carb/high fat for a couple of years. I just need to clean up my act so thought I would follow Mark's 21 day transformation plan. Day 3 today and going ok so far.
Your location: Exeter, Devon, UK
Age (If you want): 58
How Primal are you: only just!
Do you consume dairy: some - love cheese and like cream in my coffee occasionally. Been intolerant to milk since childhood.
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes - decaff and black (most often)
Motivator for switching to Primal: attempting to get back into low carb/high fat to lose weight and get lean and fit
Favorite exercise: walking and cycling (mainly in gym as weather is dreadful here)
Favorite Primal food: beef
Best part about being Primal: feeling clean and in control
Worst part about being Primal: the temptation of the dessert menu (but I am hoping that will disappear over time)
10-31-2012, 10:37 AM
Your location: Lake Forest, California
Age (If you want): 41
How Primal are you: I'd say 80/20. No grains, little dairy. Avoiding sugar except in some jerky and marinades.
Do you consume dairy: some butter, Organic Half N Half, Aged Cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea: Sadly Everday, still a slave to the bean! W/Stevia and Little cream.
Motivator for switching to Primal: getting older, getting fatter. 2 knee surgeries, pain and inflammation.Dad in son's scout den lost 60lbs in 10 months after going primal! Figure i would give it 3 weeks and i've dropped 14 lbs in 16 days!
Favorite exercise: None. i hate exercise, but anything that makes my arms look buff.
Favorite Primal food: Steak
Best part about being Primal: not having to worry about how much I can eat! Rich full fat foods!
Worst part about being Primal: I miss pizza and peanut butter, but i feel so much better i cant imagine eating grains anymore. It gets a little hard if you don't plan ahead and mix up your animal proteins!
10-31-2012, 05:26 PM
Hi, I'm new, joined yesterday, but have been visiting a few days. Followed a link from primalToad. I really am not much of a self-promoter, since I got over myself a few years ago (lol) I rely on my actions more than words. The easiest way for me to go about the rest of this, is to use the questions.
I live i Ohio, male 46, till Dec 2nd, Go Sagitarians!
99% primal--started October 16th 2012 and besides a hoho and peanut butter cup bing teh second day in and a piece of cheesecake over this weekend, I have eaten only meat, chicken fish and veggies and fruit.
I do drink a little goats milk, but less in the colder months, because of the muecus it creates.
I drink herbal and medicinal teas.
I was vegetarian for over a year...tired of gaining weight, belly gas and no energy.
mostly walking, but had some fun in the park doing some movnat stuff I saw online(haven't gone to a movnat class yet)
Favorite primal food, probably rotis chicken, but anything grilled is good.
Love being primal, no reason not to be. More energy, less feeling of the undiagnosed , onset of arthritis.
Worst part is that my perspective has changed to what alot of the forum members talk about. I see people eating crap and know that I was just there a couple weeks ago.
10-31-2012, 06:49 PM
Hi everyone. I've been lurking on this website for at least a month or so now. I've cut grains and refined sugars back gradually over the past 3-4 years just based on my personal experience with them.
Age (If you want):24
How Primal are you: 80-90%...
Do you consume dairy: Some cheese; also some non-fat frozen yogurt on carb refeed days.
Do you drink coffee or tea: both. I drink green tea daily.
Motivator for switching to Primal: History of type-2 diabetes/blood pressure/etc. problems in my family, vanity, and a natural curiosity with all things biochemistry (my majors in college were biochem and chemical engineering).
Favorite exercise: dancing, closely followed by some strength training + walking.
Favorite Primal food: Lamb. I was raised eating lots of it growing up in Xinjiang. I've got lovely childhood memories of lamb kebabs seasoned with cumin/red pepper and roasted over the open fire.
Best part about being Primal: Less carb crashes. I also LOVE the side benefit of being way more creative in the kitchen and learning to cook some of my favorite Xinjiang/Chinese dishes. After just a month of primalizing my food I've already come up with so many more recipes than I've ever come up with since living on my own. I've found that Asian food is really easy to primalize as opposed to American/Italian food...so PB has also helped me get in touch with my cultural cuisine.
Worst part about being Primal: More expensive grocery bill on a law student budget.
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