Your location: Gainesville, Florida
Age (If you want): 33
How Primal are you: about 75%
Do you consume dairy: butter and occasional cheese, but no yogurt or milk ....or ice cream (cries).
Do you drink coffee or tea: chai tea, and sometimes very weak coffee: I warm up half a cup of water, fill the rest of the cup with coffee, and load up on creamer. this practice disgusts my boyfriend.
Motivator for switching to Primal: a lot of factors were pointing towards eliminating starch from my diet (and definitely all processed foods) so I intuitively went in this direction before learning about sugar burning vs fat burning - which totally reinforced my decision. Nevertheless, it initially took some time to accept this challenge to conventional wisdom.
I'd like to lose 10-15 pounds of body fat, OR replace the fat with muscle, whichever happens naturally.
I like that the primal lifestyle isn't just about weight loss, but overall body composition. When I saw from the testimonials that recovering anoretics were using primal eating to gain strength and a healthy body fat %, I knew this was a good lifestyle.
Favorite exercise: kung fu.
Favorite Primal food: salmon.
Best part about being Primal: still transitioning here, but I've already noticed steadier energy levels. As a sugar burner, I would start to shake every 2-3 hours, misinterpreting this as "wow, I must have a fast metabolism!" Nnnnnope.
Worst part about being Primal: carb flu/headache.