02-26-2013, 08:22 AM
Upstate New York
Today is my first attempt at Primal although I have been thinking about it for a while now.
I want to try and cut Dairy because I have PCOS and read that dairy can aggravate the symtpoms
I cut out all tea and coffee 6 months ago
I want to lose weight, gain energy, and control my CONSTANT sugar/carb cravings
I dont exercise at the moment
I don't know what my favorite food is yet
I am new so I don't know what the BEST and WORST is yet.....although I can say any lifestyle that doesn't include cupcakes may be a challnge for me heh heh
02-26-2013, 09:17 AM
Your location: Pasadena, Maryland
Age (If you want): 47
How Primal are you: I have only been doing this for about a week - as far as diet - I have been 95%. Exercise is about 50% as I have a hard date to lose a certain amount of weight - so I am doing more than prescribed for now.
Do you consume dairy: Yes - but I don't care for milk
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes - both. A cup of coffee in the morning and green tea - not every day, but several times per week.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Frustration with health issues and not losing weight
Favorite exercise: Anything fo rmy shoulders because they show progress the quickest - but in general - free weights is my favorite thing to do in the gym. I detest cardio!
Favorite Primal food: Hmm - that is tough. I am not a meat eater, so I would say the big ass salad
Best part about being Primal: With the exception of having a touch of the "carb flu" in general I already feel better!
Worst part about being Primal: I don't have a worst yet. Only complaint would be the sluggish tired feeling but since I know that is temporary and is actually my body doing what it needs to do - I can't really even call that a complaint.
02-26-2013, 04:51 PM
Your location: Carrollton, TX
Age (If you want): 42
How Primal are you: 95% (we have Indian food once every two weeks)
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, I like black, chai and green teas
Motivator for switching to Primal: The 105 pounds I have to lose and sick to freaking death of feeling awful!
Favorite exercise: Biking and Hiking
Favorite Primal food: I love fresh fruits and veggies and some chicken
Best part about being Primal: I am starting to feel a little better, I have only been doing this almost a week.
Worst part about being Primal: Nothing so far!
02-26-2013, 07:53 PM
Howdy! I'm a new member to the Forum and Paleo in general. I'm really looking forward to becoming more involved.
How do I get more involved?
Your location: Washington D.C.
Age (If you want): 43
How Primal are you: Just started the 21-Day transformation (Day 3)
Do you consume dairy: Occasionally, but will abstain for at least the 21-day 'transformation' period.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes and Yes ... no milk or sugar .... ever
Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm a classic metabolic syndrom, pre-diabetic, ex-heavy drinker, gout stricken, formerly very active, 43 year old male that wants to change the way I feel and the way I look
Favorite exercise: Cycling
Favorite Primal food: I'm a newbie ... but so far it's the Moroccan Chicken w/ Cauliflower Rice
Best part about being Primal: I'm a scientist, and to me it is the convergence of several diet plans and ways of life that makes simple sense.
Worst part about being Primal: I LOVE sorbet ... I'm not a big dessert eater, but the Sorbet is my weak point. I can inhale 1/2 a pint (or more) very easily after a meal.
02-26-2013, 07:55 PM
Nice to 'meet' you .... I'm within my first week too. Just posted an intro.
02-27-2013, 06:10 PM
ANOTHER Welcome Committee Guy =)
Hey guys. My name's Joe. I am a 26 year old guy getting ready to start a health and wellness consultation business.
How Primal?: Currently; very primal. I don't eat grains except very rarely some sushi or some homemade salsa with organic blue corn chips
Dairy?: I consume raw butter. That's all for the moment
Coffee or Tea?: I drink green tea sometimes in the winter. No coffee
Motivator?: Improving my health
Favorite Exercise?: Chair push ups.
Favorite Primal Food?: Tough one. Switches day to day and season to season. Currently? Toss up between Warmed salmon sashimi with coconut or olive oil, and rare juicy lamb slow-heated in my oven on low heat.
Best part about primal?: Health benefits, connection with ancestors and nature, the earth, etc.
Worst part?: Social explanations, turning down "normal" things, sometimes time or money intensive, etc
That's it for me guys =) I love living a full life and honoring the food that we have always eaten on this planet.
02-27-2013, 09:36 PM
HI, everybody, Iím newbie hereÖI just joined this community to get & share some more info about health and fitness with you all. I hope you will help in my future queries.
Thanks to you all!
02-28-2013, 02:22 PM
Your location: Warrington, England
Age (If you want): 41
How Primal are you: probably 85% if you allow for not eating grass fed animals (down to cost) albeit I buy best quality I can. I try and ensure every breakfast, lunch and meal is either primal or 90%. I don't eat bread although I did bite a nan bread from the Indian restaurant last week......quickly stopped though. Stopped eating pasta 12 months ago and rice is now very rare. Not had a bowl of cereal for 12 months either.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, I love eggs and cheese, although I have cut the latter down significantly
Do you drink coffee or tea: both, black, coffee is no more than 4 cups a week, tea is Redbush and its caffeine free. Both are organic.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I watched a friend die of cancer nearly 2 years ago. He was too young and it frightened the hell out of me. He left a young son and I decided I needed to look hard at what I was doing to myself. I started increasing my fitness and then did things like changing white to brown bread and then to Spelt bread, the went to rice crackers then gave them all up; eating more Quinoa, cutting down on pasta and other carb dishes. I started losing loads of weight and it became noticeable to friends and family. I started at gym and discussed with the trainer that I hated doing long one tempo runs and also disliked weights machines. He introduced me to MDA and I haven't looked back. I have a new exercise regime around the primal movements and I was assessed only last week as having a fitness age of 31, a full 10 years younger than my real age.
Favorite exercise: pull ups although I am pants at them at the moment
Favorite Primal food: eggs and steak
Best part about being Primal: knowing that I've made a positive commitment to myself and my family
Worst part about being Primal: was getting through the initial ketone burning phase
02-28-2013, 11:29 PM
Your location: Mexico born and raised in Arizona
Age (If you want): 38
How Primal are you: Very
Do you consume dairy: Cheese and just getting rid of milk
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea all kinds of fusions and teas. Hibiscus, black, chamomile, etc.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I stopped being a natural primal at about 28 and am now a big fat guy.
Favorite exercise:Swimming or running hard to say
Favorite Primal food: I love eating most animals.
Best part about being Primal: It just feels right
Worst part about being Primal: A lot of little things like nachos and home made bisquits
03-01-2013, 07:45 AM
Your location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Age (If you want): 37
How Primal are you: just started with paleo diet yesterday, after some 2-3 weeks reading. I've not taken milk and soft drinks for 12 years; candies are rarely consumed; chocolate is a problem; was a vegetarian for 1 year; social drinker; non-smoker; capoeira practitioner for 18 years (although 2 shoulder surgeries have been keeping me from most activities in the last 5 years)
Do you consume dairy: until yesterday, yes: cheese, condensed milk, yoghurt
Do you drink coffee or tea: yerba mate tea, from time to time - not since yesterday :-)
Motivator for switching to Primal: because of my shoulder surgeries, I have stood somewhat away from my beloved capoeira in the last 5 years - which lead me from 144 to 169 lb. Now I'm decided to drop these extra pounds.
Favorite exercise: capoeira, running, swimming, lifting
Favorite Primal food: I only learned to like vegetables at 17, but I learned it right - became vegetarian at 18, and stayed there for 1 year (at that time, exactly to drop some weight). Everything about primal food tastes nice to me - my meals until yesterday had everything the primal menu prescribes, except the carbs - but even then, they were not a ton.
Best part about being Primal: I've noticed a small weight drop from yesterday to today: 24 hours without sugar or carbs took 0.5 lb overnight. Ok, maybe it's just an empty bladder of difference, but I want to believe the drop is consistent. I'll take measures everyday to make sure. I still don't have "the energy" described by other users, but again, it's only 30 hours in the diet - no hurry.
Worst part about being Primal: the first 24 hours were hard - I got a sensation of lightheadedness, as if my skull were full of cotton :-) Anyway, the most difficult things to me are: 1) quitting chocolate 2) money - I really don't have enough cash to keep the meat at the base of the pyramid. It'll have to be at the second floor :-)
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