04-25-2013, 09:32 PM
Your location: Okinawa, Japan currently
Age (If you want): 28
How Primal are you: mildly/starter
Do you consume dairy: Yes, greek yogurt for the acidophilus to help with GERD from taking motrin 3Xdaily for 2 years in the Corps.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Occassionally chai or a nighttime tea. If I can't start sleeping soon I will be doing the nighttime more often.
Motivator for switching to Primal:I was taking nexium for the GERD and having some very unfortunate side effects that were beginning to affect my training and such. So I started researching, found yogurt and a paleo/primal diet could repace the meds. So I started to make the switch.
Favorite exercise: Bench press. It's my strongest lift. Still not where I would like to be, but my strongest.
Favorite Primal food: brussel sprouts sauteed with garlic, heat up sweet potato and satsuma (japanese sweet potato) put the potatoes on a plate, cover with brussel sprouts, craisins, pecans, and a little blue cheese.
Best part about being Primal: Not being sick all the time.
Worst part about being Primal: Cooking and eating out with a wife who isn't primal.
04-25-2013, 09:39 PM
I hear ya on the cheating/binges. My job gets in the way and I end up eating pizza or something else and feelign horrible for a couple days.
04-25-2013, 10:28 PM
My Location : Missouri
Do you consume dairy?
Yes, only whole milk and a variety of cheeses.
Do you drink coffee or tea?
Hot tea occasionally. I am going to try to get use to Unsweet tea. Absolutely no to coffee!
Motivator for switching to Primal?
My doctor gave me the compliment..."Your body was created to look like a ferrari with yout natural toned muscles but you are treating it like a geo hatchback."
Walking. I could walk for hours.
Favorite Primal Food?
Meat, Meat and more Meat! I am a veggie lover too!
Best Part of being Primal?
Knowing that you are eating healthy and the amazing results in the long run.
Worst Part of being Primal?
Tiredness and Self-Control.
04-26-2013, 05:23 AM
Age (If you want):
21 years old
How Primal are you:
90% (blame sushi)
Do you consume dairy:
yeah, butter, some cheese (especially goat), and cream
Do you drink coffee or tea:
I try to limit myself to one cup of coffee/day, works okay.
Motivator for switching to Primal:
Health and happiness. My hungry angry days are over.
Movnat in actual nature! and play! I dont want to feel like I'm training
Favorite Primal food:
Most of them! but I guess I choose eggs.
Best part about being Primal:
the happiness and the calm feeling I always have.
Worst part about being Primal:
The constant defense mode I'm in. I study nutrition and even though I never bring it up people often point out how dangerous my food is, how nasty it is that I eat spoonfuls of butter and nothing else (Do I have to point out here that I DO NOT eat spoonfuls of butter and nothing else?) And that people assume I'm a lazy couchpotato and stupid because my brain is starving. This motivates me to thousand though, so far I have the best grades in my class and I can do more pullups than a woman in my class who is working as a Personal Trainer. I am a female myself btw.
04-26-2013, 11:08 PM
Your location: Oxnard, CA
Age (If you want): 36
How Primal are you: 70%. Trying for 100%
Do you consume dairy: very little
Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: I feel crappy on the SAD. Plus I want to drop a few pounds.
Favorite exercise: lifting weights
Favorite Primal food: meat
Best part about being Primal: feeling good
Worst part about being Primal: trying to stick to it.
04-26-2013, 11:23 PM
I've lurked on this forum for a long time. A few nights ago, my roommate came home while I was making dinner (buffalo meatballs with lots of fresh herbs alongside roasted veggies). She threw a frozen pizza in the oven, looked longingly at my food, and complained about her latest weight-loss venture. But my "diet" is the worst because fat is so bad for you, right? I realized I could either implode because I've been holding back all the terrible things I wanted to say, or I could connect with people who understand why primal is awesome.
Your location: BC coast, in the land of vegetarians. More meat for me!
Age (If you want): 29
How Primal are you: About 85-90%
Do you consume dairy: Just hard cheese and cream in my coffee.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee and black teas in moderation. Peppermint tea is my drink of choice.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health, like most. For several years, I experienced "random" health problems: poor digestion, poor skin, and on and on. Doctors would only look at one problem at a time and treat one symptom at a time. This past fall, I saw a new doctor who quickly suspected celiac disease. I tested positive, put an end to gluten, and felt like I had a whole new body. I came across PB while I was researching celiac disease, and it resonated like nothing I've ever experienced. I've been primal for about six months, and I find new reasons to keep this way of living every day.
Favorite exercise: Walking and hiking. There's nothing better than getting out of the city and spending time with nature.
Favorite Primal food: Moose. Is that weird? Coconut oil has also changed my skin and my life.
Best part about being Primal: I've struggled with my weight my entire life, even when I played high-calibre sports and lived at the rink. Nothing worked, or even felt right. Now it's effortless. But for me, it's more than weight. I love feeling energetic and engaged with everything around me.
Worst part about being Primal: Getting up early on Saturday mornings to go to the farmer's market. Meeting the growers, hanging out with other market-goers, spending time outside, enjoying real food, supporting the local economy...yeah, it's tough
04-27-2013, 06:45 AM
Your location: Florida US
Age (If you want): 26
How Primal are you: 60% I guess? It's a gradual transition
Do you consume dairy: Yes, cream in coffee, some cheese in salad. I figured if 1 oz of cheese made an enormous bowl of baby greens palatable it was alright for now.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both. I like making iced green tea with a fruity herbal tea bag thrown in. It's delicious. Also, Sleepytime tea is fantastic, not only for its taste but the bear in pajamas on the box.
Motivator for switching to Primal: So many things. I have PCOS with a side of insulin resistance. I was creeping closer and closer to my highest weight, my appetite was out of control, my complexion is a mess, I have regular bouts of depression, and libido is in the dumps. Blah.
Favorite exercise: I enjoy walking and hiking, which in Florida is walking on level sandy paths.
Favorite Primal food: I can't choose but I did make a primal Spanish Tortilla with kale and onions. So good and I didn't miss the potato for a second.
Best part about being Primal: After every first bite of a meal I laugh. It's so incredibly delicious it's hilarious to me some people think I'm depriving myself.
Worst part about being Primal: Two things: 1) The social aspect. Because I haven't been primal-ish for very long, to my family and my partner it's just one of those crazy fad diets Omnom will be on for a while that prevents her from eating cake at birthday parties.
2) Trying to get my doctor on board. I tried to explain during a recent check-up that I was making a diet change which included no grain and his response was "But whole grain is healthy! For example, oatmeal lowers your blood sugar." O_o I'm pretty sure he's saying in comparison to eating a couple doughnuts and a frappe-whatever-it-is for breakfast, your blood glucose will be lower eating oatmeal instead. But telling me 'oatmeal not only doesn't raise your blood sugar but actually lowers it is ridiculous.
04-27-2013, 09:35 AM
Your location: New York, NY
Age (If you want): 42
How Primal are you: Aim is 100% but i'm sure I fall short
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: No
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health
Favorite exercise: CrossFit
Favorite Primal food: All meat and vegetables
Best part about being Primal: Feeling great
Worst part about being Primal: Wanting to try to convince everyone else
04-27-2013, 04:54 PM
Your location: In Nebraska right now. My job has me moving around a lot.
Age (If you want): 22
How Primal are you: beginner
Do you consume dairy: At breakfast, yes.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Only for those late night study sessions.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to drop a few pounds and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Favorite exercise: For barbells, it would have to be the squat. For bodyweight, probably the planche. I'm a beginner there too, though.
Favorite Primal food: Eggs.
Best part about being Primal: Having more energy and generally feeling better.
Worst part about being Primal: I'm a bit too liberal on the 80/20 rule at the moment. Heavy drinking tends to happen in rugby tournaments.
04-28-2013, 01:44 PM
Your location: Chicagoland
Age (If you want): decrepit
How Primal are you: Pretty darn primal
Do you consume dairy: Heavy cream/grass fed butter only
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yeahhhhh
Motivator for switching to Primal: I've been mostly primal for a long while, but I've got SIBO/FODMAP/I HATE MY STOMACH issues. So sick of feeling like crap every day.
Favorite exercise: hrrm. deadlift, finishing a good deadlift leaves one feeling very accomplished
Favorite Primal food: hamburgers
Best part about being Primal: I FEEL better. Physically, mentally, about my impact on the environment
Worst part about being Primal: Can be inconvenient coupled with my other dietary restrictions
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