04-09-2013, 11:20 AM
New guy here. Wife and I are a little over a month into eating primal. We've been moving frequently at a slow pace and sprinting once per week but I have really slacked off on lifting heavy things. I do not have any large weights so we got a gym membership this week. Deadlifts and squats, here we come (as soon I am over my apprehension of lifting free weights with no experience).
My reason for going primal might be different than some of you. I have become sort of a prepper this past year. After gathering supplies and forming plans I decided that the most important prep of all is being in shape. Durability and strength are important things to possess in any situation. So here we go!
04-10-2013, 05:14 AM
Saying hi to fellow new members! Aliphian I like your reasoning for getting in shape heh. Reminds me of my fb cover image
04-10-2013, 02:48 PM
I'm intrigued, but the forum says it's an invalid attachment...
Originally Posted by MountainQueen
04-10-2013, 03:59 PM
I've been primal for about a month now. Before that I'd call myself a 'real food eater', but I ate grains. My main motivation for going primal is to clear up my severe acne, which I've had for 9 years. Also to help with my anxiety and depression. So far my face has cleared up quite a bit, still not 100% but it's getting there. My depression hasn't gotten much better.
Your location: Wisconsin (It's been a long depressing winter)
Age (If you want): 23
How Primal are you: I'd say 95%. I'm learning new things every day to get closer to nature!
Do you consume dairy: Yes, a little. But not conventionally farmed dairy. Organic grass fed: ghee, raw cheese, and butter. No milk.
Do you drink coffee or tea: No, not anymore. I used to be addicted to coffee for years. I loved the taste mostly with cream and sugar, and the 'energy boost' it gave me, but it made me crash soon after, and I'd want more! I quit drinking it 5 months ago to try healing my adrenals and my skin from severe acne. I haven't noticed much of a difference though, so i'm thinking about adding it back again. (organic fresh ground this time, of course!)
Motivator for switching to Primal: 1) To cure my acne problem that's been holding me back for 10 years. 2) For more energy, vitality, and to be healthy and happy!
Favorite exercise: Foundation Training, tennis, hiking, trail running, doing push ups and pull ups at the park.
Favorite Primal food: Venison steak, green smoothies, and eggs and bacon.
Best part about being Primal: Taking control of your life and your health. No longer being a slave to the big corporations, drug companies, and modern agriculture. Supporting local farms. Clearing up your skin and looking and feeling great!
Worst part about being Primal: The lack of support from friends and family. Unfortunately, most people aren't willing to change their ways, or don't believe there's anything they can do. Also explaining to people why you choose not to eat certain foods, and they're like "but whole grains are healthy." Kinda frustrating...
04-10-2013, 04:04 PM
Welcome! I feel for you on this last part. I am lucky that my wife is behind everything I do. I told her that we should try this primal thing and she said a-ok. Of course, I am expected to do most of the work since it was my idea!
Originally Posted by imahotcaveman
04-10-2013, 11:27 PM
Your location: New Orleans
Age (If you want): 26
How Primal are you: Not super strict. I have eliminated processed foods but will never eliminate fruit. I think life is about maintaining a balance. I live in New Orleans so I still like to go out with my friends and have some drinks. I try to stick to a natural, low sugar cider or red wine.
Do you consume dairy: I try not to but will occasionally.
Do you drink coffee or tea: both
Motivator for switching to Primal: I have already lost 40 lbs after living in Peru for two years and wanted to continue a healthier, more natural lifestyle. I suffer from major depression and anxiety so I am hoping limiting processed carbohydrates will help regulate my mood. I also hope it might clear up my eczema.
Favorite exercise: burpees & yoga (mind body & spirit)
Favorite Primal food: bacon & eggs
Best part about being Primal: I feel a lot less bloated. I don't own a scale (would become too obsessed) but people have asked me if I've lost weight. I feel healthier and empowered that I can make healthy decisions.
Worst part about being Primal: I wish I could buy everything organic, grass-fed, etc but I am a poor masters student so I try my best on a smaller budget. It's also difficult to find portable snacks (my go-to is nuts). Going out with my friends is tough because I love to drink socially and am not willing to give that up. Keeping everything in balance.
04-11-2013, 02:20 AM
Your location: Australia
Age (If you want): 32
How Primal are you: Grok reincarnate... Just kidding. I'd say almost there, but I'm still learning.
Do you consume dairy: Yes.
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes, tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health primarily, but I'd like to lose weight/ get fit the whole shebang. I don't believe in processed foods anyways. I ate something processed and my stomach hurt for the whole day and that was the last processed thing I ate... That was a week ago!
Favorite exercise: Sleeping counts, right? No probably bush walking.
Favorite Primal food: Coconut cream, vegetables, I'm not really a big meat fan. Salmon.
Best part about being Primal: Knowing that my food is healthy, and knowing where it comes from.
Worst part about being Primal: eating out and not *wanting* to eat anything on the menu because I'll feel crappy afterwards.
04-11-2013, 03:25 AM
Hey! I have fixed that one: now, I am "fasting out", haha
Originally Posted by zoeamy
04-11-2013, 06:10 AM
I'll attempt to fix when I can get on computer/ anyway its a women doing crunches and the caption says "I don't work out to burn calories. I work out so that when the day comes for me to leap across train cars, climb burning buildings, and duel with the bad guys, I can do it ALL." Heh
04-11-2013, 09:38 AM
Darn straight! Also you don't want the sugar shakes when you are trying to make a 25yrd shot with a pistol. Being primal means being prepared for anything (within reason).
Originally Posted by MountainQueen
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