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    Your location: UK

    Age (If you want): 32

    How Primal are you: Pretty much 70% over the past month- I rarely eat bread, grains, noodles etc. due to the fact they doesn't agree with me but every now and then I test the theory and yes, end up feeling quite ill. Other than that, I have eaten a fair bit of Easter chocolate and sweeties. Not to mention the socialising (alcohol) a bit too much recently. Oh and I've just given up my 3 sweetners in tea habit.

    Do you consume dairy: Yes, still working on this and finding what works for me. Feta and goat's cheese is ok as is cream and yoghurt. I'm currently trying to adapt to tea without milk (as well as sweetner!).

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea- yes but switched over to herb teas (chamomile, mint etc) instead of English 'brickie' tea. I don't drink coffee- it gives me heart palpitations and then you need to peel me off the ceiling!

    Motivator for switching to Primal: The CW diet wasn't working for me and in fact making me very ill- wheat being a main culprit. I was veggie for years and then vegan too, tried raw vegan but it made me very spacey. Experimented with Primal and found it solved my IBS and also seems to have great mood stabilising properties as a bonus.

    Favorite exercise: Not got into the exercise part yet...

    Favorite Primal food: Steak cooked in butter with lots of freshly ground black pepper!

    Best part about being Primal: Easy, no stress, tasty, filling food.

    Worst part about being Primal: For me, the financial cost as I'm freelance and less money for more freedom is the price I pay.

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    Your location: Southwest Nebraska

    Age (If you want): 24

    How Primal are you: 80-90%. There are candy dishes everywhere at work, so every once and a while I grab a little piece. I still eat some salad dressing that I probably shouldn't too, but I pay attention to the amount.

    Do you consume dairy: Yes

    Do you drink coffee or tea: No. Gave up flavored drinks for some reason in high school and just really drink water now.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm too competitive. I play in every sport I can here in town and I want to participate in the state games in June. My husband plays football so he bought Mark's book and really like it so I thought I'd give it a try. Why wouldn't I want to try an easy way to fit in to some smaller jeans and have a flatter stomach.

    Favorite exercise: Heavy weight lifting: squat, clean, jerk, and things like that.

    Favorite Primal food: Chicken. I LOVE chicken. I broil chicken breasts almost every morning with some garlic and herb Mrs. Dash for a snack or breakfast if I can't wait.

    Best part about being Primal: I have great energy and strength for training now, but the best part is that I don't feel bloated or sick after meals anymore. I love it.

    Worst part about being Primal: People always ask me about "the diet" when they see me eating a giant chunk of chicken at work and it is really hard to talk to them because they always come back with what conventional wisdom has taught them.

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    Hi, I'm Joe and I'd like to think that I am 100% primal, although I'm sure many will disagree with my rationale for saying that. I do lots of things that are primal and lots that fly in the face of them all the time, however, and this is the important bit, I do them when I feel like it. In the instances of food and exercise I let my 'primal' urges guide me and they have yet to steer me wrong! Makes life really simple too!

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    Location: UK

    Age (If you want): 24

    How Primal are you: ~80%

    Do you consume dairy: goat milk in tea

    Do you drink coffee or tea: tea

    Motivator for switching to Primal: to reverse development of hypoglycemia (self-diagnosed, no clue whether I really had it, but symptoms are gone. together with about 20lbs )

    Favorite exercise: hiking

    Favorite Primal food: steak. actually, meat in general. with colourful salads

    Best part about being Primal: delicious food, and I don't even need to feel bad about eating it

    Worst part about being Primal: overeating on all the delicious food (and constantly judging other people's food choices. knowing I made the same choices until about half a year ago...)

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    Your location: Ottawa, Canada

    Age (If you want): 26

    How Primal are you: Too much? only organic produce, pastured/wild meats, wild caught seafood, dairy only because it actually helps my health, I don't eat out or eat any processed food (at all)

    Do you consume dairy: yes, homemade yogurt from pastured milk

    Do you drink coffee or tea: ginger tea sometimes

    Motivator for switching to Primal: digestive illness

    Favorite exercise: walking

    Favorite Primal food: bacon

    Best part about being Primal: bacon

    Worst part about being Primal: Being friends with vegetarians/vegans can be awkward

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    Your location: Marin County, California

    Age (If you want): 35

    How Primal are you: I am at about 70% after Easter- I need to get back on track a little more!

    Do you consume dairy: Yes. Cream in my tea, yogurt & cheese.

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Primarily tea.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss

    Favorite exercise: Zumba

    Favorite Primal food: Bacon...and artichokes

    Best part about being Primal: Clearer skin, clearer mind...and the weight is finally coming off!

    Worst part about being Primal: My family thinks I'm nuts. Oh well, I convinced my husband, I will convince them too!

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    Your location: Alberta, Canada

    Age (If you want): 26

    How Primal are you: About 80% but trying to get closer to 95%

    Do you consume dairy: Yes, butter, cream in my coffee and a bit of cheese sometimes

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Both...coffee every morning, green tea a few nights/week

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Losing a few pesky pounds (had about 15 to lose, been primal 1 month and lost 8 of them so far), health and feeling better, being fitter for my horse riding

    Favorite exercise: Used to be running...now I don't know!!

    Favorite Primal food: Steak!

    Best part about being Primal: Feeling healthier, more energy, feeling better about myself

    Worst part about being Primal: family get togethers

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    Your location: Pittsburgh, PA

    Age (If you want): 30

    How Primal are you: 70-80% I think.

    Do you consume dairy: I eat cheese and butter.

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee mostly.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: I wanted to lower my body fat %. I had been following conventional wisdom for years and not achieving the results I should have with the amount of exercise. I started my journey away from CW with Parkour which led me to Erwan Le Corre who led me to Richard Nikoley and here I am.

    Favorite exercise: Doing Parkour.

    Favorite Primal food: Steak.

    Best part about being Primal: The simplicity of it. It's very easy to tell if most things are a part of the lifestyle or not.

    Worst part about being Primal: Trying to educate others without sounding like a nutcase.

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    Your location: Central VT

    Age (If you want): 26

    How Primal are you: 95%

    Do you consume dairy: a fair amount of cheese, butter, rarely milk

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes

    Motivator for switching to Primal: High cholesterol and excess body fat despite eating "healthy" and following a bodybuilding exercise routine.

    Favorite exercise: Woods Sprints

    Favorite Primal food: Coconuts

    Best part about being Primal: Eating copius amounts of meat (I have an obsession with eating animals, just ask my wife). Also, the fact that hiking and deer hunting count as exercise.

    Worst part about being Primal: Very few people listen to you when you say they'll be healthier if they eat more bacon and less 12 grain bread.

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    Your location: Calgary Alberta

    Age (If you want): 35

    How Primal are you: 90% or so? just started a week ago and am learning new things everyday...

    Do you consume dairy: yes - butter :-)

    Do you drink coffee or tea: one or two coffee in the am

    Motivator for switching to Primal: wanting to lose weight and after reading about it it just made so much sense

    Favorite exercise: playing with my 2 young kids

    Favorite Primal food: steak.. no bacon.. no butter.... hmmmm - all three?

    Best part about being Primal: even after just one week I feel better. not so sluggish

    Worst part about being Primal: nothing so far

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