01-11-2013, 05:20 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
01-11-2013, 11:01 AM
Location: Vancouver, Canada
How Primal: Just getting started; haven't purged the kitchen yet of grains
Dairy: probably for the first time in my life there is no milk in the fridge, but there is some cheese, butter, yogourt
Coffee/tea: Neither, except chai
Motivation to primal: A lot of pain issues, back and feet, that CW hasn't helped and a bit of weight loss would be a bonus side effect
Favourite exercise: right now just gym cardio and weights. In a past life much more active.
Fave food: don't know yet
Best part: again not sure yet but would normally have been well into my morning snack by now and not the slightest bit hungry yet.
Worst part: all the groceries in the kitchen that I paid for and may never use
01-11-2013, 11:45 AM
Paleo for almost 2 months
Hi - I started the paleo diet officially on Dec 1st, but I had been gluten free for 2 years and went off sugar and dairy about 2 weeks before going paleo. I've lost 10 pounds so far and have been stuck at the same weight for the past 3 weeks. I decided to start posting on the forum to see where I might be going wrong. I'll elaborate under the nutrition section.
Your location: CT, USA
Age (If you want): 38
How Primal are you: Paleo
Do you consume dairy: No...except for the very occasional butter when I'm out of coconut butter, etc.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Only herbal occasionally
Motivator for switching to Primal: To lose weight and for better food options
Favorite exercise: Hiking when it's a little less cold outside.
Favorite Primal food: RIBS
Best part about being Primal: Not having to count calories and not gaining weight
Worst part about being Primal: Hearing from people how coconut and saturated fats are so bad for you, and then wondering if maybe you're going to die from a heart attack early because perhaps you are wrong...
01-12-2013, 08:33 AM
Hi - I'm Cindy - started Jan 1. Done atkins several times and respond well to no carb/low carb. Lost 1 pound a day for the first 5 days, then I lost all my sugar/carb cravings and wasn't eating enough - I think) so I have lost no weight for last week. Trying to increase fat intake to kick start metabolism and unfortunately tracking calories to make sure I'm eating at least 1500 a day...
Your location: Central Iowa
Age (If you want): 43
How Primal are you: 99%
Do you consume dairy: no
Do you drink coffee or tea: 1 cup of coffee in the am, some herbal, decaf teas
Motivator for switching to Primal: broken digestive system,weight loss, energy levels, poor health,
Favorite exercise: walking
Favorite Primal food: coconut oil
Best part about being Primal: no more carb cravings
Worst part about being Primal: EVERYTHING has sugar in it!!!
01-12-2013, 01:18 PM
Your location: Lake Oswego, Oregon (outside of Portland)
Age (If you want): 46
How Primal are you: about 50/50
Do you consume dairy: whole cream in coffee, occasionally cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea: 2 cups of coffee each morning
Motivator for switching to Primal: natural living/eating has always appealed to me. I have a family of 7 that I want to nourish through the best food possible. The transition has been gradual.
Favorite exercise: Hiking, heavy lifting (through manual labor, not weight lifting), dancing.
Favorite Primal food: I really love it all.
Best part about being Primal: I know what I am putting into my body because I prepare it fresh.
Worst part about being Primal: At times I don't have to energy to cook.
I have been reading MDA for several years. I totally agree with this lifestyle. I think what has held me back from going "whole hog" is that I over-think it. So I am just going for it and finally joining the forum. I'm hoping to meet some others in my area for camaraderie and support.
01-12-2013, 03:00 PM
I'm just about to officially go primal. I have reduced my carbohydrates to less than 100g/day for one week now with much success, so I am very excited about learning everything there is to the primal lifestyle and hope to get my husband into it.
Your location: San Antonio, TX
Age (If you want): 30
How Primal are you: Just starting... I don't know all the rules yet and am buying the 21 day book and The Primal Blueprint book today.
Do you consume dairy: Very little... I'll have a cup of lactose free milk a couple of times a week. I'm sure there is dairy hidden in some of the packaged foods we eat, but from what I've read on the website, I won't be buying much of that stuff any more.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I have an occasional tall soy latte with a double shot, but I don't like coffee without a ton of soymilk. I drink unsweetened tea with some of my meals.
Motivator for switching to Primal: To lose body fat, build muscle, feel better (hopefully get relief from some of my allergies), and to regulate my hormones.
Favorite exercise: I used to be a cardio junkie... I still very much enjoy a run outside. I started lifting weights recently and am addicted.. now I don't feel guilty if I don't get on the elliptical or treadmill (boring!!)
Favorite Primal food: Avocado and nuts
Best part about being Primal: Being able to eat fat. After experimenting with this for a week, I'm so upset that society has taught us all our lives to eat "low-fat" and then stocks our grocery stores with poisonous "fat-free" and "sugar-free" things we can't even call food!! I love being able to eat actual, satisfying food and not having to be obsessed with calories and fat grams. Even though I'm not even playing by all the rules yet, I already feel happier, see more muscle definition, and have more energy... I can't wait to get completely into it!
Worst part about being Primal: Really nothing from this week of experimenting... I was worried I was not even going to make it a day without dying for a cookie, or pasta, or a tortilla, but so far, I don't even think about those things
01-12-2013, 03:20 PM
Hi everyone! I'm Sarah, and after stumbling across MDA not once, not twice, but three times, I finally read enough so that everything clicked! I really dove into everything and started making changes a few weeks ago, and am completely SOLD on this! I'm hoping for a bit of a community experience, since I don't know anyone besides myself that doesn't eat a SAD. Alright, here's some info!
Your location: Dayton, OH
Age (If you want): 24
How Primal are you: Fairly primal food-wise(90%). Not too good with the stress management or play aspects yet
Do you consume dairy: Maybe once a week or so
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: Mostly I just want to feel more energetic, but what really kicked me into gear was watching my grandma slowly decline in health until she passed away recently. I want to "Live long and drop dead!"
Favorite exercise: Hiking
Favorite Primal food: Bacon!
Best part about being Primal: Not only is it super easy to make better food choices, my mood has seen a huge upswing so far!
Worst part about being Primal: Not having anyone to talk to about it!
UGW: 160ish? I won't know until I get there!
01-12-2013, 05:19 PM
Your location: South East United States
How Primal are you: All the way...!!!
Do you consume dairy: No (I am not sure how long this will last)
Do you drink coffee or tea: Not yet, but strongly considering it for the sake of variety.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health, fitness, weight-loss, because it's the smart thing to do, etc...
Favorite exercise: CrossFit
Favorite Primal food: Steak
Best part about being Primal: Not feeling guilty about what I eat...!
Worst part about being Primal: The Carb Flu and trying to eat out with non-Primal friends.
01-12-2013, 06:28 PM
Your location: Colorado
Age (If you want): 38
How Primal are you: Just started, but mostly Primal. I have had dark chocolate covered almonds the past couple of days. Before that I wasn't eating any sweets.
Do you consume dairy: Right now no the baby is reacting when I have dairy.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee maybe one cup a day or every other day.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to lose this baby weight that I can't seem to let go of...of course we have had 11 children, and the last 7 have been basically one every year. With this last little one I was pre diabetic towards the end of the pregnancy. We also have a Type 1 Diabetic son who was diagnosed last April. Last night he had some popcorn as a snack and some biscuits for breakfast...he has been running a bit high all day. I think the grains need to go for him as well.
Favorite exercise: Walking
Favorite Primal food: Bacon and steak
Best part about being Primal: I can eat beef if I would like.
Worst part about being Primal: Sometimes I really want that bowl of rocky road.
Last edited by Sunflowermama; 01-12-2013 at 06:34 PM.
01-12-2013, 06:45 PM
Age (If you want): 44
How Primal are you: pretty disciplined so far...1 week in
Do you consume dairy: minimal to none
Do you drink coffee or tea:coffee and just started green tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: Gut Check
Favorite exercise: Golf and Tennis
Favorite Primal food:any red meat
Best part about being Primal: no more lean meats
Worst part about being Primal: bye-bye Cherries Garcia and Chocolate Chip Ice cream
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