01-14-2013, 10:15 PM
Your location: Winnipeg, Canada
Age (If you want): 24
How Primal are you: as primal as possible! (need more sun though)
Do you consume dairy: no
Do you drink coffee or tea: tea on occasion, but water is how I usually roll
Motivator for switching to Primal: After seeing family & friends get sick for various reasons, I became motivated to figure out what a lifestyle free from illness, disease, obesity etc. looked like. One of my friends explained to me the "paleo" concept and I was converted in minutes - it was exactly what I had been searching for. I want to lead by example and help create a sustainable future for myself and my fellow creatures. It was one of the best & easiest decisions I ever made.
Favorite exercise: Deadlifts (or sprints)...I have disproportionately strong legs and it's the one exercise I excel at.
Favorite Primal food: Chicken...extra spicy
Best part about being Primal: It's the lifestyle that fulfills my vision for my life & what I want to accomplish. How awesome is that??
Worst part about being Primal: people think I'm crazy. I get tired of explaining where I get calcium from.
01-14-2013, 10:58 PM
I've been eating like this for about 3 months, I haven't really lost much weight, but I don't have much to lose, so maybe that's why. I might be more motivated to drop the red wine and dairy if it was more of a problem for me. I am liking the slight slenderising that is happening though
FOr me, I just want to feel great, I have Coeliacs in the family and I think when I had my twins 2.5 years ago it switched on the gene for me, as I started to get a really weird gurgling belly.
I switched to GF and felt sluggish, so the next step was bye bye grains.
Looking forward to learning more!
Age (If you want): 33
How Primal are you: I'd say 80% is sorted, with a brief hiatus over Xmas.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, raw.
Do you drink coffee or tea:coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight and energy levels
Favorite exercise: swimming, walking, dance
Favorite Primal food:spinach leaves, chicken, seafood and bacon
Best part about being Primal: not watching fat content
Worst part about being Primal: getting used to different quick grab snacks, no banana grabs
01-15-2013, 02:13 AM
south west england uk
Age (If you want): 38
How Primal are you: Day 2 sticking to the plan
Do you consume dairynly butter
Do you drink coffee or tea:none
Motivator for switching to Primal: ive got hypothyroidism and i need to lose weight
Favorite exercise: running, karate, swimming
Favorite Primal food:coconut smoothy
Best part about being Primal: i shall be around longer to see my children grow up
Worst part about being Primal: getting used to what i can and cant eat. and keeping a check on my carb so they stay in the 50-100 zone
01-15-2013, 05:04 AM
Hi everyone! I'm Kelly, and I started this program about two weeks ago. I have been pretty good about following it, but the scale has not budged an ounce! Any suggestions for a newbie? Thanks!
Your location: Virginia
Age (If you want): 35
How Primal are you: Fairly good so far, but its only been two weeks.
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Trying to limit myself to one cup of coffee a day; sometimes decaf green tea in the evenings
Motivator for switching to Primal: Overeating over the holidays have left all my pants too tight!
Favorite exercise: Used to be running, but I injured myself a few years ago and have been living in a self pity party ever since.
Favorite Primal food: Meat!!
Best part about being Primal: I am not starving!
Worst part about being Primal: I love carbs. In my perfect world, breakfast is a bagel with cream cheese, lunch is a sub sandwich and dinner is a big plate of pasta.
01-15-2013, 05:26 AM
Hi all! Had trained before and got myself very fit and healthy, but went very lazy all of a sudden and put on a LOT of weight (didn't change my daily food intake when not training). Currently 260lbs with roughly 25-30% body fat. Looking to slim down to about 220lbs.
01-15-2013, 05:30 AM
Your location: Germany
Age (If you want): 25
How Primal are you: 'Almost' primal
Do you consume dairy: I cook with butter and enjoy a small splash of milk in tea
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, both.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Need to lose fat/get healthy so can start playing sports again
Favorite exercise: Love squats and deadlifts
Favorite Primal food: Pork neck!!
Best part about being Primal: Fat is flavour!
Worst part about being Primal: I will miss these cakes the Germans are bloody good at baking!!!
01-15-2013, 05:39 AM
Your location: Kentucky. In the sticks.
Age (If you want): 37
How Primal are you: Just started. Hoping to be mostly primal. I hate processed stuff even though I've lived off of it for decades. It just doesn't feel right.
Do you consume dairy: Been lactose intolerant for 20 years. Probably won't. Probably will stick with cheese in the beginning. But otherwise, coconut milk for whatever dairy needs i have.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I do right now. Coffee will be the hardest habit to break. I love water. But drinking black coffee will be hard. Even with coconut milk, it will be hard to do without sweetener which is allowed on atkins, but not on primal. I don't want to use sweeteners, but it's an addiction like everything else. Best thing to do will probably to give up coffee. If i can give up lasagna, i can give up coffee.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm morbidly obese. And I've done vegitarian. I've done every other diet imaginable. Atkins worked best for me. I lost 60lbs once, but with atkins there was not enough back story for me to stay on it. I was much "weaker" in the mind when I did it over a decade ago. I now have a major gluten allergy. So giving up grains is easy because it makes me feel so miserable. I realize this is not atkins, but the diet is somewhat akin to to it. Primal feels right. It sounds logical. I like logic. I like feeling normal. So here we go
Favorite exercise: Just starting again, but since I'm so obese I'll be starting those super easy exercises. Moving slow - walking will be my favorite, did that yesterday. Tried out some wall push-ups. And squatting. I like the squatting. it really feels like it stretches things out. I'm at a loss right now how I will do the pull ups. I can't imagine anything in my home that is sturdy enough to hold my body weight - even doing the leg/knee pullups. If it were summer, I could probably find a tree. I'll have to work on a solution for this.
Favorite Primal food: Beef & Broccoli. Always.
Best part about being Primal: Feeling normal. Not feeling bloated, inflamed all the time.
Worst part about being Primal: Dealing with the modern lifestyle that is alllllllllllllllllll around me.
01-15-2013, 08:53 AM
I have none as of yet
Originally Posted by Anonymous
01-15-2013, 05:42 PM
Just wanted to introduce myself! So,hey there everyone!
I'm fairly new to Primal eating. I'm looking forward to learning everything I can from all of you!
Age (If you want):45
How Primal are you:I'd say about 90%
Do you consume dairy:Whipping cream in my coffee and greek yogurt
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee,just in the morning
Motivator for switching to Primal:Just wanting to be healthy,(I have Celiac Disease)
Favorite exercise:Strength training
Favorite Primal food:Bacon
Best part about being Primal:The variety of whole foods I can eat
Worst part about being Primal:Can't think of anything!
01-15-2013, 05:58 PM
Hi all. Here's my brief intro:
I'm a wife to be (very soon!) and mother to one little girl. Also a health science student with a life-long interest in nutrition (not always healthy). I also enjoy running - I'm considering it's value in my life now I'm reading a lot about running and its possible impact. Travel is my other love.
I am currently 5'9" and 138lbs, looking to decrease fat and increase muscle gradually.
Your location: New Zealand
Age (If you want): 25
How Primal are you: Semi primal - gradually transitioning
Do you consume dairy: Yes. Butter, Greek yoghurt, milk in tea
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, both.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Looking to improve my health, energy and mood. I have never been overweight but nonetheless I've tried every diet going and was also deep in the trenches of anorexia for a long period. Gradually learning about the myths surrounding fat has been liberating for me, having long been a low-fat, calories in<calories out devotee. It worked for weight loss but did not result in vibrant good health, which is what I'm looking for. The more I read about Primal, the more eating what we are designed to eat just makes sense. Oh - and I have ADD. Cutting out wheat (another step on this journey) has really improved my brain function, so I'm keen to see what other improvements might lie in store.
Favorite exercise: (shhh... running!)
Favorite Primal food: Roast pork
Best part about being Primal: Knowing the truth about real nutrition, recognising mainstream dieting advice as baloney and eating meat and fat without guilt
Worst part about being Primal: Finding the transition to lower-carb difficult
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