01-01-2013, 06:27 AM
Your location: France (I'm Scottish though)
Age (If you want): Over the hill 40+
How Primal are you: 99.9%, with the occassional blip when travelling.
Do you consume dairy: I eat raw milk dairy - salted butter/cheese/sour cream, I don't eat milk or yoghurt.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee once a day, green/black/white tea, herbal tea.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Overweight vegan with ulcer, then went meat eating Paleo and took up triathlon, changed to Primal as it uses more fat which worked better for me.
Favorite exercise: Cycling. There is no greater joy that being on the road on a sunny day, with a cool breeze and a big grin.
Favorite Primal food: Roasted lamb with garlic and rosemary, served with stir fried broccoli and pine nuts.
Best part about being Primal: Easier breathing, less aches and pains, more energy.
Worst part about being Primal: Eating out is more difficult.
01-01-2013, 03:05 PM
I'm in the UK, in the midlands. If it helps, I'm near a city called Coventry where I study Enterprise & Entrepreneurship at university.
I'm 44 years old, a mature student lucky enough to be able to return to study after some years of illness.
I've been interested in Primal/Paleo for quite a few years since I realised I prefer almost all my food and drink either raw or cold. Because of my illness (kidney failure) I couldn't follow a proper Paleo diet but since being transplanted I've dabbled a bit but found it a bit scary to commit.
I do consume dairy but I'm thinking about trying to go non-dairy for a while to see if it helps my psoriasis as I've heard it can. Anyone with any info on that I would be most interested.
I drink coffee & earl grey tea, not often because as I said, I prefer cold drinks. Cold coffee is lovely but cold tea? YUK
Motivator? I want to lose weight, about 2 to 3 stones and I know how much bread bloats me, sugar addicts me and I love the thought of pure, unadulterated food with no additives to mess with your body. As a kidney patient I know the importance of eating correctly but I hate the rigid diet plans that are full of food I don't like & won't eat. I am weak and easily tempted if I'm not happy so why shouldn't I eat the way I feel is right for my body?
My favourite excersise is walking and occasionally jogging (!) depending on how energetic I'm feeling.
I love meat - cooked all sorts of ways, cold & hot but don't like game or lamb much. BACON!!!!
The best part of starting to become Primal is that I feel as though I am free to eat the way I have always wanted to but didn't feel was 'normal' Processed quick snacks are far more accepted. I wish I could get more Paleo/Primal food at Uni.
Worst part about my new Primal life? My Fiance bakes bread! Aaaarrrggghhh. I love bread and I KNOW it bloats me and makes me sluggish but I cannot resist when he makes cheese & bacon hot rolls. I guess that will always be my nemesis - along with sugar in the form of quick sugar-hit sweets & chocolate. (British chocolate as well!) We can't all be perfect so If I allow myself to eat Primal/Paleo most of the time I suppose I can let myself wobble a bit on occasions.
Thanks for listening, I look forward to learning more as I go along and being a proud Primal!!!
01-02-2013, 10:49 AM
Your location: Montague, MA (Western MA)
Age (If you want): 33
How Primal are you: Not sure how to answer this... I gave up grains, sugars, eating only berries apples and a few other local fruits, no alcohol, no dairy except butter, no corn or potatoes (occasional sweet potatoes though), no legumes. I will probably use wheat free tamari occasionally. I am going for being pretty strict for 100 days and then willing to be more 80/20 as I move into a lifestyle.
Do you consume dairy: Only butter
Do you drink coffee or tea: only tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: Need to loose weight, I have horrible PMS/cramps, low energy.
Favorite exercise: walking, swimming, dancing.
Favorite Primal food: Lamb.
Best part about being Primal: Well I am only 4 days in and already I am sleeping great and my sugar cravings are disappearing.
Worst part about being Primal: This carb flu is pretty hard but I imagine after that it will be parties and going out to eat.
01-02-2013, 10:55 AM
I studied baking at Le Cordon Bleu in Australia and have a huge passion for it. I hope this site can help me pass out some recipe's and learn some stuff myself
01-02-2013, 11:48 AM
Your location: Anchorage, AK
Age (If you want):34
How Primal are you: Newbie
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both one cup of coffee a day
Motivator for switching to Primal: Best Friend
Favorite exercise: Running
Favorite Primal food: Steak
Best part about being Primal: Feeling better
Worst part about being Primal: Limited foods in Alaska
01-02-2013, 12:16 PM
Hernando, MS (South of Memphis, TN)
Age (If you want):
How Primal are you:
Wife won't let me live in a cave our I would......Just starting out first week. Still hunting for the proper meats (Grass Fed) until then I will be eating what I can get. I find it easy to go without carbs. I am not a large consumer of dairy to start with. I will start hunting this year again after a 7 years of not hunting.
Do you consume dairy:
Do you drink coffee or tea:
Drink coffee and tea. I am a southern boy and love my sweet tea but gave it up for a longer better life with my childern and wife.
Motivator for switching to Primal:
Family history of diabeties, heart problems and other medical issues. Time to take charge of my life and get my health back under control so I can be there for my wife and kids
Kick boxing, MMA training
Favorite Primal food:
Best part about being Primal:
I enjoy every part of it but love the fact that I am no longer consuming processed foods. I have always said that processed foods are the major cause of health problems in the US today. Just took me 37 years to realize how to get around it.
Worst part about being Primal:
Locating locally raised food (Meats, Veggies, and fruits)
01-02-2013, 01:03 PM
Your location: Omaha, NE
Age (If you want): 32
How Primal are you: Just starting this week!
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: I was born with JRA and started walking later than normal. It has been pretty actively lately and I don't want to control it with medication anymore. I want to control it with my diet.
Favorite exercise: Since it's winter here in the Midwest I stick to low-impact routines on the elliptical, but when it's warmer I like to swim and walk my dog. I was an active runner until my arthritis really kicked up again and figured the cons outweighed the pros.
Favorite Primal food: Beef, it's what's for dinner here in the Midwest, but mine is grassfed and from our farmer's coop or TJ's.
Best part about being Primal: I know after I have been on the program for a few weeks that I will feel in better general health and am anxious to see if after a few months I can stop the arthritis meds.
Worst part about being Primal: We have retirement and birthday parties almost every week at my workplace so I will have to figure out how to still be social at these events without taking part in the cake and icecream!!!
01-02-2013, 03:08 PM
Your location: Flagstaff, AZ
Age (If you want): 47
How Primal are you: 100% foraging / 60% fitness
Do you consume dairy: Yes, Heavy Whipping Cream for Coffee
Do you drink coffee or tea: See Above
Motivator for switching to Primal: Career required more time of me so less time to workout.
Favorite exercise: Skiing
Favorite Primal food: Bison Chili now that it's cold.
Best part about being Primal: Easy to be fit looking.
Worst part about being Primal: Trying to convince friends that don't get it and continue to fail at what they do...Chronic Cardio and Fad Diets.
01-02-2013, 03:53 PM
Your location: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Age (If you want): 26
How Primal are you: 4 months primal, cut out grains and refined sugars completely...Christmas holiday was an exception
Do you consume dairy: Cheese, cream in coffee.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Self-improvement, healthier lifestyle.
Favorite exercise: Snowboarding
Favorite Primal food: Eggs!
Best part about being Primal: Got my 6-pack back, and I look healthier. I started eating primal when I moved away for university last fall, and when I came home for Christmas holidays I received a lot of compliments on my weight loss (about 10 lbs of body fat).
Worst part about being Primal: I'm a sucker for sweets and junk food.
01-02-2013, 06:51 PM
Your location: US (NC)
Age (If you want): 37
How Primal are you: My friends at work have jokingly called me a free range human..
Do you consume dairy: Very little
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: I feel great
Favorite exercise: Pull Ups
Favorite Primal food: Right now I make a mean Carolina Style pulled pork.
Best part about being Primal: It's unique and gives me a physical performance edge (which is important in my profession) that I've experienced with no other nutrition lifestyle.
Worst part about being Primal: It can be time consuming in the kitchen
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