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
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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)
02-25-2013, 11:13 AM
Your location: San Diego
Age : 53
How Primal are you: about 80% (more strictly low carb at this point)
Do you consume dairy: yes -heavy cream with 3x week decaf coffee
Do you drink coffee or tea: green tea every morning, decaf coffee several times /week
Motivator for switching to Primal: health, weight loss
Favorite exercise: tie between back squat and yoga
Favorite Primal food: thee way tie between beef, caulflour and most pork products
Best part about being Primal: just feeling better
Worst part about being Primal: no pasta and potatoes
Great site ...looking forward to further exploration and participation...
02-25-2013, 05:17 PM
I'm located in Christiansburg, Virginia
I'm 43 years old
I'm extremely primal due to food allergies that are accompanied by hypothyroidism.
One of my allergies is dairy, so no, I'm not consuming that right now.
I am gluten intolerant
I also have hypoglycemia due to the hypothyroid so I avoid fruits and starchy tubers all together and I eat the lowest glycemic of the vegetables.
I don't eat vegetables of the nightshade variety
I don't drink coffee, my thyroid wouldn't allow me. I drink mostly flat water. Occasionally I will have herbal tea and sparkling water.
The only nut I eat is the macadamia.
I'm too tired to exercise most days.
I LOVE fat.
After reading previous posts, realized I haven't been sick either since I started eating this way.
There isn't a worst part. I don't have attachments to foods like normal people do. I'm ok with eating this way.
02-25-2013, 06:26 PM
Your location: Ontario, Canada
Age (If you want): 29
How Primal are you: I eat as much within the primal food options as I want. As I am new to this lifestyle I can't commit to a percentage just now.
Do you consume dairy: minimal dairy - butter, the occasional greek yogurt
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: My sister in law! Who in just over a year has lost a significant amount of body fat, balanced her moods and has virtually eliminated her anxiety. She encouraged me to try it, and after reading/researching about this lifestyle, it just made sense.
Favorite exercise: Walking / kettle bell work outs / playing with my nephews
Favorite Primal food: Meat, meat, meat! I have been on many calorie restrictive diets in the past, so I'm so glad that protein is becoming a staple in my eating habits.
Best part about being Primal: No longer a slave to calorie counting, measuring and weighing food.
Worst part about being Primal: Telling people about my lifestyle change and having them lecture me about how wrong I am...whoa boy do they have a lot to learn. Aside from that, nothing so far
02-25-2013, 11:55 PM
Your location:Melbourne, Australia, but originally from Ireland
Age (If you want):34
How Primal are you: I'm pretty primal but I'm indulgent the odd time. I try to stay away from grains at all costs though.
Do you consume dairy:Yes. Cheese please
Do you drink coffee or tea:coffee with wholemilk
Motivator for switching to Primal: to feel good and look great
Favorite exercise: none. Don't like that bit
Favorite Primal food:meat. All kinds
Best part about being Primal: not being bloated and I'm never hungry. Using animal fats. Yum
Worst part about being Primal: severely sitting my potato intake
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