02-18-2013, 06:17 PM
Your location: Maryland
Age (If you want): 42
How Primal are you: I would say about 90%. Not really sure how to judge it. I'm not eating grains or any processed or refined foods including sugar.
Do you consume dairy: Yes. I have no problem tolerating dairy. Although, I am trying to keep milk at a minimum. I use heavy whipping cream in my coffee, sour cream on my salad, and do eat Fage Greek yogurt a couple times a week. I do use whole milk and stevia in my tea.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, both. I only drink coffee one or two days a week. The rest of the time I drink tea.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Saw the documentary "Fat Head" and starting doing some research. Found that I like what the paleo lifestyle (not just the eating) can do for me and my husband. I figured that Lent was as good a time as any to change my life.
Favorite exercise: Walking. I don't have much upper body strength, so that will be a challenge, but I want upper body strength!
Favorite Primal food: Do I have to pick just one?
Best part about being Primal: Feeling alive again.
Worst part about being Primal: I wouldn't say there is a "worst" part. Cooking can be challenging, but I wouldn't say that is a negative, just a challenge.
02-19-2013, 08:07 AM
Your location: New Jersey
Age (If you want): 43
How Primal are you: Commited with some weak moments
Do you consume dairy: greek yogurt, little milk in coffee
Do you drink coffee or tea: both
Motivator for switching to Primal: In my weight loss journey I hit a plateau and broke it with primal eating and lost 40 so far.
Favorite exercise: Tapout XT ....would love to start lifting.
Favorite Primal food: All of it!
Best part about being Primal: Feeling better than I ever have in my life!
Worst part about being Primal: I miss the bad comfort foods...mac and cheese, breads, sugar and such.
02-19-2013, 08:40 AM
Your location: Illinois
Age (If you want):20
How Primal are you:Starving primal student = eat primal whenever I can eat at all
Do you consume dairy: Butter/Whole yogurt
Do you drink coffee or tea:Never liked it too much, but I'll have tea on occasion
Motivator for switching to Primal: Be happier, improve appearance
Favorite exercise: Sprinting is so exhilarating, especially when I use my imagination to make it real
Favorite Primal food: Eggs, avocado, salmon, meats
Best part about being Primal: Seeing improvements in many aspects of my life almost daily
Worst part about being Primal: watching my friends struggle with their lifestyles, and trying to not be "that guy" who loudly espouses unsolicited beliefs
02-19-2013, 10:05 AM
Metro NY, Mature Adult, Grew up on a farm, variety and lots of vege, dairy, fresh commercial coffee, my stairs, Primal????
Eat Variety and Health mostly.
02-19-2013, 11:30 AM
[QUOTE=Anonymous;280]In other forums I've been a member of in the past - at least for small communities - there's been a 'introduce yourself' thread with some questions that people can answer. I know that there are people reading this forum that are fully primal, partially primal, and are considering it. I thought that I'd put some questions together to cover these things just to get an idea of who's out there.
Your location: Charlotte NC
Age (If you want): 34
How Primal are you: Paleo,
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: No
Motivator for switching to Primal: Just trying to switch to Paleo right now
Favorite exercise: Work
Favorite Primal food: Curry
Best part about being Primal: Ahhhhh, the non tiredness after a meal.
Worst part about being Primal: Sorry, I miss some sweet stuff.
02-19-2013, 12:27 PM
My name is Sarah, 32 years old and living in the Netherlands.
I came in contact with MDA via a good friend and am reading every inch of the website now.
I am not able to fill out the regular meet and greet form due to the fact I haven't started yet. I am in the middle of moving houses and have no room yet to focus fully on my new lifestyle to be, but, boy, am I looking forward to this!! The stories I have been reading are highly motivating!
We are moving to a part of the country where both my boyfriend and I grew up and we are really looking forward to go back and to this new start in our lives.
Excellent moment make my kitchen Primal proof and start with the new rest of my life
I will keep you posted on my progress and hope to speak to you soon on the forum.
02-19-2013, 12:47 PM
Your location: Chicago, IL
Age (If you want): 26
How Primal are you:
Do you consume dairy: Some cheese, some butter, some creme. So...yes.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Far too much coffee, I'm well aware.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I've been wheat free for a year now and it made a huge impact on my life. I would like to give myself the extra push to go completely grain free and to find more effective/efficient ways to work out.
Favorite exercise: Yoga.
Favorite Primal food:
Best part about being Primal: Meat. Especially since I spent 2 years as a vegetarian prior to going wheat free (wheat free and meat free was miserable).
Worst part about being Primal: Explaining to people why I don't eat grains without sounding like a jerk.
02-19-2013, 04:11 PM
Your location: Alaska
Age (If you want): 35
How Primal are you: Eh... I'd say more than the average person, no completely obsessed, although some co-workers say I am.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, I can't give it up. Cheese... butter.... HEAVY CREAM!!
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, both, hot and cold
Motivator for switching to Primal: It's been a process for years. Health, weight, figure and the love of Bacon!
Favorite exercise: Cycling/Spinning
Favorite Primal food: Ribeye!!!
Best part about being Primal: Eggs... Bacon... Steak... MEAT!! It keeps me slim!
Worst part about being Primal: People questioning my diet habits without being informed.
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02-20-2013, 10:32 AM
I am 62 and live in Oregon. A sleepy urban town called Aloha. I am primal about 99%. I don't get fresh vegetables as often as I like but I use frozen vegies.
Do I consume dairy: Yes, very small amount in my coffee. I use heavy cream, cheese, cream cheese. I switched to almond milk for my coffee and love it.
Do I drink coffee or tea: yes, 2 cups in the morning. Sometimes tea for a different flavor.
Motivator for going primal: My son-in-law started this years ago and kept trying to get me to do it also. At the time I couldn't but my daughter did. She lost about 50 lbs. Now my circumstances have changed and I am committed to the lifestyle. My daughter and my son-in-law both coach me now.
Favorite exercise: Being able to walk without a walker. When I started the diet 5 weeks ago, I couldn't walk all the way through my house, nor could I step onto my treadmill. Now, I am walking without the walker through the house and I walked on my treadmill for 4 minutes yesterday. I am thrilled.
Best food: Bacon-I live on the stuff.
Best part about being primal: That I am losing weight for the 1st time in years ( I had given up on ever losing again). Less medicine. I am already down 20 units in my insulin consumption.
Don't know of anything negative about primal yet. I don't miss potatoes or grains. I get chocolate. I'm happy.
I will try to post at least once an month to post my progress. Good eating to all of you!
Last edited by cremory; 02-20-2013 at 10:36 AM.
02-20-2013, 11:48 AM
Your location: Pa
Age (If you want): 49
How Primal are you: 99% daily
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: both, but coffee daily
Motivator for switching to Primal: My weight was getting out of control
Favorite exercise: taekwondo
Favorite Primal food: Steak, bacon, deep dark chocolate!
Best part about being Primal: I feel so much better.
Worst part about being Primal: Talking to others about it.
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