Your location: (Northern) California, USA
Age (If you want): 24
How Primal are you: As of today... 100% ( I just started "officially" today. Have been working up to it this past week...) but I hope to stick to at least 85% long term. I am going to try for 90-100% most of the time as I'm starting out this first month and some.
Do you consume dairy: Butter. But I'll probably not consume much other dairy. I don't do too hot with it.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Some green tea.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I have celiac disease (a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine as a reaction to gluten). I'm also experiencing some sort of reaction to refined sugars and grain (some serious inflammation, mood swings, energy crashing etc.) and want OUT of that pattern and way of feeling. I also have fibromyalgia. I refuse to let these things control my life but they've certainly taken a toll on me and my lifestyle and energy levels. I just read The Primal Blueprint and I'm feel really excited and optimistic about this way of life. It seems really doable, supported and holistic to me. I'm sick of being sick.
I am also about to continue school as a holistic chef and nutritional consultant and this method seems to tie right into my studies and approach to health and holistic healing.
Favorite exercise: Hiking
Favorite Primal food: Avocado, coconut oil, meat.
Best part about being Primal: I'll have to get back to you being so new . I'm *hoping* my energy levels and the physical changes will be some favorites.
Worst part about being Primal: We shall see. So far I dislike feeling the need to defend my choice in diet. I already have had to explain celiac for many many years now. It's not a big deal, though, so long as I feel good.