02-24-2013, 05:55 AM
I only started this about 5 weeks ago, half heartedly. Lots of reading and thinking about it first and here I am.
I have not eaten any bread for all of this time. OOps one little piece. Feel better already.
The reasong for giving it a try is that I was constantly feeling bloated. Waist size would increase by 2 inches at least by the end of the day.
I do not need to loose weight. (doctor says) but I would be more comfrtable if I lost 5 to 8 pounds and got a better waist.
I always look fatter than I am as only 4 foot 9 and three quarters. Weight is 7 stone eight ish. I looked my best at 6.5 many years ago with a tiny waist.
I need more exercise and to be healthy.
Husband is partially convinced, but will have a hard time giving up bread as he takes sandwiches to work and they are easy to eat. I am looking for alternatives.
Daughter introduced me to this way of thinking.
I am fine with the meat, easting fat and reducing grains. I only use butter, coconut oil and olive oil. Not sure aobut giving them up completly as I have made buckwheat flour pancakes and chickpea flat bread. I know most of you do not approve of buckwheat, but cannot fiind much on chick peas. Especially used as a flour. Is it so bad?
Sorry about spelling I can spell just mistype and there is not spell cheker.
02-24-2013, 10:00 AM
Your location: New England
Age (If you want): Mid 20s
How Primal are you: Not enough yet to start eating beef tongue and hearts on a regular basis, but DEFINITELY believe in the pyramid. Getting the diet down and working on making the lifestyle choices (getting away from technology and getting outdoors more) a regular habit.
Do you consume dairy: I do, but try to keep it limited.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Love my coffee.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I've followed the Primal Blueprint for 1 month - 2 month stints but have always gotten off track and struggled to get back on. Now 3 weeks into starting for the third time, I'm prepared to make a commitment to the program I just always feel better and have so much more energy when I'm living primally!
Favorite exercise: A good jog on a cool day, pushups, and planks.
Favorite Primal food: Bacon on bacon on bacon.
Best part about being Primal: Aside from the clear health benefits, I've really enjoyed challenging myself in the kitchen and learning to prepare meals in new and delicious ways.
Worst part about being Primal: Not drinking the IPA's I'll forever love
Excited to share my experiences and get motivated to live primally with all of you! I've always found inspiration from reading your stories, learned so much in reading Mark's blog posts, and I'm THRILLED to be a part of this community!
02-24-2013, 01:41 PM
Your location: Brooklyn
Age (If you want): 26
How Primal are you: I am trying to be as primal as possible, budget and location allowing.
Do you consume dairy: Cream in my coffee every morning.
Do you drink coffee or tea: You will take my coffee away from my cold dead hands.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health problems like serious blood sugar and lady issues.
Favorite exercise: Lifting weights.
Favorite Primal food: Liver.
Best part about being Primal: Not a lot so far, but trying the recipes from the cookbook have been fun.
Worst part about being Primal: At the moment, feeling like dying, but I hope I can figure out some good work arounds.
02-24-2013, 03:00 PM
Your location: Ohio
Age (If you want): 51
How Primal are you: nubee
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: both
Motivator for switching to Primal: Been out of work for 4 month and have reached a moment of clarity I think. Mortality (lost 2 siblings both when they hit 50). I want to live life get out of the house and my 'comfort zone'.
Favorite exercise: None really
Favorite Primal food:I think it would be steak, still learning.
Best part about being Primal: Learning
Worst part about being Primal: Learning
02-24-2013, 03:51 PM
Age/Location: 35 years old and live in London Ontario Canada (2 hours west of Toronto)
How Primal - 95% most of the time
Dairy - yes but I've cut back a lot over the last couple of years
Coffee/Tea - both yes but decafe only
Motivator - I've slowly become more primal over the last 5 years. Motivator is likely the same for most people, no energy, felt like something was lacking my life
Favourite exercise - push-up/pull-ups
Favourite primal food - Bison
Best part - just feels right
Worst part - I love the taste of bread
02-24-2013, 10:34 PM
Originally Posted by anonymous
02-25-2013, 01:10 AM
Age/Location: 39 years old and live in Christchurch, NZ
How Primal - 1st day today, im cutting out sugar and wheat first.
Dairy - every day
Coffee/Tea - both yes
Motivator - Ive had alot of stress in my life over the last 3 years, through natural disasters and family sickness (cancer), this has opened my mind to my own body, i have side effects from certain foods and need guidance to a healthier way of living.
Favourite exercise - joggin
Favourite primal food - not sure
Best part -
Worst part - I have a sugar addiction
02-25-2013, 05:20 AM
Your location: United Kingdom
Age (If you want):28
How Primal are you: Trying to be as much as possible, no grains, no sugars, processed foods, legumes and now trying to cut out dairy as I always used milk after training to recover.
Do you consume dairy: I switched from homogenised milk to organic, non-homogenised cow milk from Jersey cows for A2 casein. A couple of weeks ago, changed to goats milk (with cocoa powder to hide the taste) and currently, trying without milk to see how it feels.
Do you drink coffee or tea: 2 cups a week max.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Spent years of feeling lazy and lethargic as well as having thought about nutrition for some years but only just starting to research it.
Favorite exercise: Rugby sevens or skiing.
Favorite Primal food: All of it but in particular, plantain wrapped in Bacon or texas (beanless) chilli with coconut creamed leeks.
Best part about being Primal: Sustained energy levels, lower body fat, generally feeling much more healthy and almost enlightened to the false truths of nutrition.
Worst part about being Primal: The transition period, cutting out grains and dairy.
02-25-2013, 09:27 AM
Your location: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
How Primal are you: Starting right now and so far, so good.
Do you consume dairy: A litle bit (local and raw)
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both very rarely
Motivator for switching to Primal: I was reading about it while looking for better nutrition ways and it makes sense, so I've decided to try it.
Favorite exercise: Karate and heavy weight training.
Favorite Primal food: Meat (all kinds) and eggs.
Best part about being Primal: I feel satisfied and energised and, of course, I get to eat what I like most.
Worst part about being Primal: Avoiding the constant bombing of hi carb choices available everywhere, but if I have meat, fat and eggs I really don't need more!
02-25-2013, 09:44 AM
Your location: Hilliard, OH (suburb of Columbus)
Age (If you want): 46
How Primal are you: Started Jan 1 and still learning
Do you consume dairy: yes, but I don't drink milk
Do you drink coffee or tea: don't drink either
Motivator for switching to Primal: nothing else was working so I thought, what the hell, why not
Favorite exercise: walking
Favorite Primal food: meat
Best part about being Primal: eating this way doesn't seem restrictive
Worst part about being Primal: not having some great smelling baked goods (a weakness of mine)
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