01-09-2013, 04:18 AM
My journey to date!
Your location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Age (If you want): 30
How Primal are you: 100% since December 1, 2012
Do you consume dairy: Never, and I ate cheese with pretty much every meal!
Do you drink coffee or tea: Never, and I was a total coffee junkie. Sometimes 5 or more cups a day!
Motivator for switching to Primal: My weight was out of control and I recently was introduced to someone on paleo and was amazed by there results, So I gave it a go. I absolutely love this lifestyle and will never look back!
Favorite exercise: I love my kettlebell
Favorite Primal food: My wife makes the most amazing paleo chili, loaded with delicious fresh vegetables, zucchini pasta with chicken meatballs and Roasted Cauliflower soup!
Best part about being Primal: Every aspect of this way of life has has given me amazing results thus far!
Worst part about being Primal: I can find nothing about my new lifestyle that discourages me. I thought cutting out all the cheese,coffee and carbs would be terrible. But their are substitutes for just about anything and all the food that I've consumed in this method of eating is way more delicious than any of the garbage I used to think was good!
01-09-2013, 04:24 AM
Your location: Llanover, Wales, UK
Age (If you want): 45
How Primal are you: 85%
Do you consume dairy: very little
Do you drink coffee or tea: two cups a day
Motivator for switching to Primal: an increasing waistline and loss of energy after leaving the army
Favorite exercise: walking, kettlebells, pilates
Favorite Primal food: Steak
Best part about being Primal: Enjoying food as it was intended to be enjoyed.
Worst part about being Primal: No worst part I still have the occasional glass of wine and eat the food I love.
01-09-2013, 10:58 AM
Your location: Germany
Age (If you want): 27
How Primal are you: pretty much not at all, yet.
Do you consume dairy: yup, mostly milk.
Do you drink coffee or tea: No coffee, only tea whenever I'm sick or it's the only thing to drink around.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I would like to live more healthily, and get rid of some of that padding around the abdomen.
Favorite exercise: Biking
Favorite Primal food: Pistachios and meat
Best part about being Primal: Meat is allowed! Not all healthy lifestyles can say that.
Worst part about being Primal: I'm not used to paying a lot of attention to what I eat, so that'll be fun.
01-09-2013, 04:04 PM
New but excited!
Your location: New Hampshire
Age (If you want): 30
How Primal are you: Just started, so I don't really know. So far I am focusing on modifying meals so they don't involve bread/ rice/ pasta
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes (coffee with cream, no sugar)
Motivator for switching to Primal: 1) Stop and reverse recent weight gain. I like being curvy, but I don't enjoy being puffy. (For reference I'm 5"6" and just over 160 lbs for the first time ever. If I could get down to 135-140, I'd be psyched.) 2) Maximize my efforts at my CrossFit gym. I refuse to work out this hard and gain weight! (And no, it's not muscle mass. My pants aren't zipping.) I know I am getting stronger, but I don't look stronger. Better nutrition should translate into better performance at the gym and results I can see as well as feel.
Favorite exercise: Kettlebell swings
Favorite Primal food: So far, loving all the bacon and avocado
Best part about being Primal: Feeling like I found a realistic plan of action that doesn't involve counting anything (points, calories, etc)
Worst part about being Primal: I love bread. And muffins. And cookies.
01-09-2013, 07:34 PM
I've been lurking around for a while!
Your location: Northern Canada
Age (If you want): 26
How Primal are you: 90%
Do you consume dairy: Yes, fermented milk and butter, sometimes raw milk
Do you drink coffee or tea: Gotta have tea!
Motivator for switching to Primal: Realized that IBS symptoms are NOT a normal part of life and wanted some relief.
Favorite exercise: Climbing
Favorite Primal food: Avocados, moose meat, bison burgers!
Best part about being Primal: Not being bloated all the time.
Worst part about being Primal: Trying to explain that it's not a diet, and its not optional for me to eat this way.
01-10-2013, 05:34 AM
Your location: UK
How Primal are you: @ 90%. I have the occasional glass of red wine, sometimes a paleo muffin/scone but haven't touched chocolate for ages (don't feel the need anymore).
Do you consume dairy: I have eggs, cream cheeses (full fat of course), wrapped in salmon or prosciutto, hard cheeses (i.e. stilton) and have cream in my coffee.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee with double (heavy) cream and coconut oil. Green tea too.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health - chronic pain etc, all relieved since going primal. Also losing some weight too which as a bonus!
Favorite exercise: Following convict conditioning with good results so far, bodyweight only for the moment (can't sprint due to health).
Favorite Primal food: Meat, butter and loads of veggies. Thai chicken curries with coconut milk, peppers, chilli, ginger, garlic, onions and green beans etc. Steak with steamed vegetables and butter.
Best part about being Primal: I'm feeling a lot better, less pain, lighter and fitter. I love doing intermittent fasting too - based on leangains I usually do 18/6 but sometimes a 20/4.
Worst part about being Primal: Trying to grab lunch when out and finding that all that's available is bread, pasta or rice based.
01-10-2013, 07:59 AM
Your location: Northern Ontario, Canada
How Primal are you: I don't know about primal, but I've gotten a lot of good insight from this website in regards to fasting. I am a gluten-free vegan, and I try to stick to a mostly alkalizing diet. I eat fruits in the morning with my protein shake, then mostly an assortment of veggies for the rest of the day.
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: I drink copious amounts of herbal tea.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health, skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, dyshidrosis, seborrheic dermatitis)
Favorite exercise: Yoga, dancing, weight lifting
Favorite Primal food: Baked acorn squash and carrots
Best part about being Primal: Feeling great, and looking pretty great too!
Worst part about being Primal: Dealing with social pressure
01-10-2013, 12:49 PM
Name: Shadoe McKee
Your location: East Coast of Florida
Age (If you want): 40
How Primal are you: Hopefully, going all in, after reading the book (on it's way)
Do you consume dairy: Yes. Hoping to switch to raw when I figure out what I'm doing.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Green Tea and herbal teas
Motivator for switching to Primal: I've seen a lot of "aging" and minor fat gain going on the last year that has made me research a new way of looking at nutrition.
Favorite exercise: Yoga, hiking, family walks.
Favorite Primal food: beef jerky, avocado, berries, salad greens
Best part about being Primal: Can't say yet. I'll find out soon enough. Hoping for a bit of fat loss, more energy, and relief from psoriasis.
Worst part about being Primal: I would predict it will be baked goods, like danish, but I think I'll live, lol.
Really looking forward to connecting with a few folks. After a couple of weeks of soul-searching and web research, this lifestyle feels like a really good fit. I come from a long line of farmers and hunters. I spent quite a few years in my 20's as a lacto-ovo vegetarian, and enjoyed it for the most part. I always missed the meat, though. This year (at 40), I spent 6 months as a Vegan and exploring all the different avenues it travels. After those 6 months, I re-evaluated and felt that I was lacking in nutrients and was not thriving like I should. I feel old, have minor medical issues creeping up (like psoriasis flare-ups and my vision going bad really fast). I knew it wasn't for me!! So, here I am, anxious to return to my food roots and regain my vitality! YAAAAAAAY!!
01-11-2013, 02:31 AM
Your location: York, UK
Age (If you want): 25
How Primal are you: Started on Monday so about 80/90% at the moment...still figuring things out
Do you consume dairy: yes - cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea: nope to either of them
Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss and general health
Favorite exercise: love swimming
Favorite Primal food: Hmmm well where to start! But I'll go with the obvious...steak!
Best part about being Primal: Not too sure yet, but hopefully toning up and feeling better in myself
Worst part about being Primal: having to explain to people what I'm doing and why I won't be eating grains. Although I'm getting use to the blank looks!!!
01-11-2013, 06:20 AM
Your location: Yorkshire
Age (If you want):48
How Primal are you: Not yet, awaiting the book!
Do you consume dairy: Butter, cream and cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea: Green tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: BUFF ( Big Ugly Fat Fella )
Favorite exercise: Hiking
Favorite Primal food: Meat
Best part about being Primal: will advise
Worst part about being Primal: hoping not too much
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