01-22-2013, 03:16 PM
Your location: Chicago, IL
Age (If you want): 29
How Primal are you: Pretty dang primal, I'd say 90-95%
Do you consume dairy: I'll have a serving of full fat cheese maybe once per week.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, both
Motivator for switching to Primal: Persistent belly fat and weight yo-yoing despite years of regular exercise. I couldn't stick with my "diets" because I treated sweets and processed junk as a reward. So when I gave them up to diet, I felt like I was majorly depriving myself. Plus I drank a couple beers every night.
Favorite exercise: Zumba (I'm an instructor). I know many here will say no cardio, but I consider Zumba my play as well as exercise. It is an interval workout, so some songs are low intensity (similar to fast walking) and some are very high (like sprinting). At least that's how I see it. Feel free to put me in my place! I love it, so it's great for relieving stress and there is a huge community aspect. All very Primal things. I def. need to add weight training. I do most of my body weight exercises in Pilates class (planks, push-ups, side planks).
Favorite Primal food: Bacon =)
Best part about being Primal: Peace of mind knowing I am not feeding my body poison every day.
Worst part about being Primal: Annoying naysayers.
01-23-2013, 05:21 AM
Your location: Perth, Western Australia
Age (If you want): 39
How Primal are you: Not started being Primal yet, busy gathering information on how to be Primal
Do you consume dairy: Yes, low fat milk (only in tea) and cheese on sandwitches and other dishes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: Loose weight and improve my health
Favorite exercise: I don't like excersize, but walking is OK
Favorite Primal food: Chicken
Best part about being Primal: Don't need to excersize myself half to death in order to loose weight from what I understand
Worst part about being Primal: I have to excersize
01-23-2013, 07:09 AM
Your location: Atlanta, Georgia
Age (If you want): 28
How Primal are you: Between 40-60% depending on the day
Do you consume dairy: Yes,
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee, but have been decreasing it for awhile so around two times a week
Motivator for switching to Primal: Honoring my body and changing my family's legacy when it comes to food with nutrition that was meant for the body (A 6-pack wouldn't hurt, though!)
Favorite exercise: Plank
Favorite Primal food: Bacon
Best part about being Primal: Less stress
Worst part about being Primal: Did I just see a doughnut in my dreams?
01-23-2013, 11:54 AM
Your location: UK
Age (If you want): 34
How Primal are you: not very I think. I'm trying, but I seem to be eating too much processed meat, in an effort to keep the cost down. I want to be Primal, but I am struggling at the moment. It's only been 3 weeks.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, way too much probably. I have a full fat milky coffee in the morning, and I snack on Cheddar all day.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I mostly drink green tea or peppermint tea, with a coffee in the morning.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to help my husband get healthy, as he is older than me, has a big belly and high blood pressure and always seems under the weather/ unwell. If I can lose weight and look great as well, even better!
Favorite exercise: hmmmmm. don't do a lot at the moment. Normally crunches are my favourite.
Favorite Primal food: I eat mostly eggs. (cheap) I need to experiment with more types of meat and fish.
Best part about being Primal: I am looking forward to being lean, and having thicker, stronger hair!
Worst part about being Primal: The cost!!
01-24-2013, 07:59 AM
Your location: St. Louis, MO
Age (If you want): 33
How Primal are you: Definitely eliminated wheat from my diet... trying to go full primal
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes, coffee every morning
Motivator for switching to Primal: Co-worker challenge... and reading "Wheat Belly" and "The Primal Blueprint"
Favorite exercise: Running
Favorite Primal food: Avocaos
Best part about being Primal: So far I have had more energy!
Worst part about being Primal: Having to read product labels for hidden grain products
01-24-2013, 01:41 PM
Hi all, total newbie here
Your location: Staffordshire, UK
Age (If you want): 32
How Primal are you: Very slightly - still looking into it!
Do you consume dairy: Intolerant to dairy but have soya milk
Do you drink coffee or tea: No
Motivator for switching to Primal: Want to get lean - my hard work at the gym is not paying off!
Favorite exercise: Running and weights
Favorite Primal food: Salmon with vegetables
Best part about being Primal: Hopefully see my body tone up!
Worst part about being Primal: Dreading going 'grainless' 0_0
01-25-2013, 04:17 AM
Hey Everyone newbie here. I'm coming from Michigan (or as I call it the little Arctic)
I'm 34 years old
I am learning the Primal as time goes on, but I want to incorporate it more into the family.
As for my dairy intake I have taken a lot out of my diet. I do eat a yogurt occasionally as well as ice cream (that was a hard one because I love Ice cream) a little bit of sour cream sometimes and a little bit of crumbled blue cheese on my salads.
I drink about a cup or two of coffee each day
My main motivation for switching to Primal is due to some health scares I have had over the past couple of years. I had Thoracic outlet syndrome (its rare)and because of this I experienced a minor heart attack due to the fact that my artery was being compressed and was victim to a side affect of a medicine I took. That has since been taken care of, thank goodness, however, I am experiencing some other health issues and thought that working out would be the answer. While my work out routine has helped I am still experiencing pain and believe that my diet has a bigger impact on how my body works and behaves then I realize. My husband has suggested me jumping in all the way with Primal and seeing how I feel. I truly believe you are what you eat, not that my diet is full of processed junk, but I am interested in learning how to better manage the right foods at the right time all while helping my body feel better.
My favorite exercise is swimming which I do 3-4 times a week, I also do yoga 2 times a week
Favorite primal food: Raspberries and coconut oil (its awesome for your skin, even though you may smell like a muffin, you'll feel soft)
Best part about being Primal: My husband has been doing Primal for a while and so he is a good go to resource.
Worst part about Primal is when you are away from home and don't have a say in the food being served. I travel a lot for ministry and it can be difficult.
01-25-2013, 05:59 AM
Your location: Midwest
Age (If you want): 33
How Primal are you: 60-80% I would guess, still making adjustments to get to where I want to be.
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: To me it just makes sense. I hate processed foods and the direction the health of our children seems to be taking.
Favorite exercise: Lifting my two favorite weights, my kids.
Favorite Primal food: Bacon
Best part about being Primal: The way you feel, the energy level.
Worst part about being Primal: Probably because this is still new to me, over-thinking what to eat.
01-25-2013, 07:37 AM
Your location: Massachusetts
Age (If you want): 42
How Primal are you: I howl at the moon
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, both.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Food allergies/celiac
Favorite exercise: Boxing
Favorite Primal food: pork chops
Best part about being Primal: crazy fast weight loss
Worst part about being Primal: ? Maybe cookies. I miss cookies, lol.
01-25-2013, 01:50 PM
Your location: Portland, Oregon
Age (If you want): 44
How Primal are you: I am a Primal infant.
Do you consume dairy: Not much.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Not much. I prefer diet (poison) pop. Obviously something I will have to elimate.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Lifestyle change; change, change, change.
Favorite exercise: Hiking
Favorite Primal food: Carne Asada
Best part about being Primal: I do not know yet. Will update.
Worst part about being Primal: ? America makes it easy to eat like crap - so a lot more time and energy will be spent budgeting, shopping and preparing our food. Which could turn out to be the best part - Will Update!
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