12-27-2012, 04:30 AM
I am just toying with the idea of going Primal. I have cut grains and attempting to cut sugar out of my diet. I really like the functional strength and fitness part of being primal. I am nervous about the cholesterol numbers going up. I've read the cholesterol thread but I still have to live in the real world of health care and I don't want to be put on statins or disregard my doctors recommendations.
Your location:Rhode Island
Age (If you want):53
How Primal are you:33%
Do you consume dairy:Yogurt
Do you drink coffee or tea:Coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal:Just testing the water
Favorite Primal food:Grass Fed Beef
Best part about being Primal:
Worst part about being Primal:
Last edited by Black Timber; 12-27-2012 at 04:41 AM.
12-27-2012, 05:30 PM
obligatory new member post
I've been fascinated with the "paleo"/primal lifestyle since I read The Paleo Solution. I've already used paleo and low-carb principles to lose 60 lbs. of fat. Lately I've also been very interested in the Weston A Price Foundation and attended their 2012 conference.
I'm looking forward to attending PrimalCon 2013. I've recently started posting on PaleoHacks and my own blog: http://recomphacks.wordpress.com/about/
Your location: San Francisco, California, US
Age (If you want):30
How Primal are you: 80%+ for the past 3 months. 50/50 prior since January 2010.
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Not lately
Motivator for switching to Primal: weight loss
Favorite exercise: Squat
Favorite Primal food: Bacon
Best part about being Primal: Meat
Worst part about being Primal: Having to explain it to every else can be a challenge
Last edited by JustinW; 12-27-2012 at 05:36 PM.
12-28-2012, 03:16 AM
Hi, I've been wanting to try primal the last couple of month as think it will be a lot better for me, and have finally picked up the courage to join in esp with time off work at the mo so I can get the hang of it.
Your location: wembley London
Age (If you want):23
How Primal are you: not very
Do you consume dairy: no as gives me headaches/migraines
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes both
Motivator for switching to Primal:weight loss and better way of living
Favorite exercise: cross trainer
Favorite Primal food: bacon or chicken
Best part about being Primal: hopefully getting to change others way of eating
Worst part about being Primal: we shall have to see about this
12-28-2012, 05:24 AM
Your location: Fargo, ND USA
Age (If you want): 33
How Primal are you: Newbie to the lifestyle, just starting.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, but am slowly getting away from it. Have started consuming Almond and Coconut milk and yogurts.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: Want to take on a lifestyle that improves my families health.
Favorite exercise: Running, KB swings
Favorite Primal food:Steak
Best part about being Primal: Getting back to the way the body should work.
Worst part about being Primal: Not sure, have not totally dove in all the way, still reading Mark's book. I will answer this later, and let you know.
12-28-2012, 05:37 AM
I'm starting over and feeling overwhelmed. I'm 60 - have had joint issues over the years but am still fit enough to swim, do interval training, walk and lifting in a class. The last 6 months I've gained back some weight that I've lost and it's made me uncomfortable in lots of ways. I don't have any particular health problems at the moment but as I age I worry about the family history of high blood pressure, heart disease and further arthritic issues. My husband (darn him) weighs what he did when he graduated from high school, is fit and because I usually feed him eats well and healthily. But the contrast between the amount he eats and what I can eat withut gaining weight is enormous. I'd like to get back to where I was - which I think (I refuse to get on a scale) is about 14 pounds less and continue feeling strong and healthy.
I'm not sure I've ever put this out there before. But why not? Perhaps it will help to be part of the community.
12-28-2012, 05:44 AM
Your location: Wisconsin, U.S.
Age (If you want):60
How Primal are you: Not as much as I'd like, though I'm going to give it a concerted effort this year.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, though in limited amounts.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Two honking big cups of Earl Gray every morning with half and half and yes, I'm sorry, a little sugar and and once in a while latte.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Feel better, look better, age better.
Favorite exercise: Swimming laps.
Favorite Primal food: Don't know, though lately I'm really loving grass fed hamburgers.
Best part about being Primal: The sense of doing something good for myself over the long haul.
Worst part about being Primal: Being aware of what I'm doing to myself when I go overboard on sweets or carbs.
12-28-2012, 07:33 AM
Your location: Oregon
Age (If you want): 48
How Primal are you: Just beginning!
Do you consume dairy: Yes, small amount daily (greek yogurt or a bit of cheese)
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee - still battling the sugar/creamer addiction
Motivator for switching to Primal: 26 years of "conventional wisdom" has lead me to 258 (at highest weight, currently 248), arthritis, chronic fatigue, skin problems, insulin resistance.
Favorite exercise: Bellydance!
Favorite Primal food: Meat! I'm a carnivore at heart.
Best part about being Primal: Not obsessing about calories, points, etc.
Worst part about being Primal: Bread is my crack...leaving it behind has been a mixed bag emotionally.
12-28-2012, 11:25 AM
Your location: Illinois
Age (If you want): 48
How Primal are you: Also just starting
Do you consume dairy: Cheese (mainly baby swiss for the lower sodium). I avoid milk & have been on Almond or Coconut Milk (So Delicious) and the latter for lower sodium.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both. Though I've been on the milk replacements I've stated above (unsweetened versions).
Motivator for switching to Primal: Like others have pointed out; been following the recommendations and have decided it is time to change. Though I've managed to lose weight through a lower sodium diet for 3 months I hit a plateau (going into week #4 now) and need to find my way to break through it. Started working through wheat belly and just going a little further with primal.
Favorite exercise: Walking. I have jogged as far as 10k in the past but haven't done that in a couple of years.
Favorite Primal food: Meat and poultry.
Best part about being Primal: Don't know yet.
Worst part about being Primal: Guess I'll update this later and let you know ;-)
12-28-2012, 01:04 PM
somewhat ive change my diet 10 fold
low fat milk almost everyday and cheese once a week
a vary unhealthy life style
matial arts and push ups
lots of energy
i love choclate
12-28-2012, 08:45 PM
new guy starting 1/1/13
i'm starting 1/1/13, gradually working up to it, which involves eating some of these foods to get them out of the house.
I got into eating healthy in 1980. Dr Joe Nichols wrote a book Dr. please do something, anyway I have eaten healthy to varying degrees for years. My wife and i currently eat a lot of organic foods, and she had difficulty with gluten, so i eat very little.
almost no sugar, we use agave nectar. I have not read a book, just talked with freinds that do primal, and read basics online.
please help point out anything you see that I need to change as i do this.
I have run/walked 3 half marathons, my nephew got me doing that, i still haven;t lost much weight and could easily lose 40lbs and maybe more. 6'2" so i dont look as over weight as i am.
Your locationutside nashville
Age (If you want):55
How Primal are you: a little maybe
Do you consume dairy: now, goat yogurt and occ cow greek yogurt
Do you drink coffee or tea: no
Motivator for switching to Primal: have eaten healthy to a pretty good degree for years and years, and still more over weight than i want to be, and not as much energy as i would like, i want to be very active, i have lots of hobbies.
Favorite exercise: run/walking
Favorite Primal food: BUTTER, i could live on butter
Best part about being Primal: yet to come
Worst part about being Primal: yet to come
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