05-02-2013, 07:04 PM
Your location: NW Florida
Age (If you want): 25
How Primal are you: Mostly Primal
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: SciencE!
Favorite exercise: Going on a hike to find trees to climb.
Favorite Primal food: My Primal Morning Smoothie
Best part about being Primal:Feeling ALIVE
Worst part about being Primal: Restaurants... and Family Functions...
05-03-2013, 02:20 AM
Hey guys! My name is Dana, and I'm just starting out. I would love to make some new friends here. I would also like some advice on starting out. Any advice diet and exercise wise would be greatly appreciated!
05-03-2013, 07:44 AM
Hi all just started a couple of weeks ago and loving being Primal
How Primal are you: 95% at least.. Trying to be very strict right now
Do you consume dairy: very minimal, greek yogurt used in a recipe, little butter
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee 1 cup daily, tea on occasion. Both unsweetened
Motivator for going Primal?: Tired of being hungry all the time and weight continuing to escalate.
Favorite exercise: walking/running Mostly walking
Favorite Primal food: that's tough, I love to eat.
Best part of being Primal: Feeling awesome!
Worst part of being Primal: nothing so far.
05-03-2013, 08:05 AM
Hello, I started Atkins and somehow ended up at this site. Got the book and think this may be a better fit for the rest of my life.
Your location: USA Virginia
Age (If you want): 36
How Primal are you: learning (reading the book now)
Do you consume dairy: Heavy Cream in coffee & butter with eggs
Do you drink coffee or tea: herbal teas sometimes and 2 cups of coffee a day(my cups of coffee are small, 4 oz each)
Motivator for switching to Primal: looks like it fits better with me
Favorite exercise: walking
Favorite Primal food: meat
Best part about being Primal: not sure yet
Worst part about being Primal: not sure yet
05-03-2013, 03:08 PM
Hello, new to the site and new to taking Primal seriously. Old, diabetic, multiple other medical issues, and a plan to reverse some of the idiocy I have visited on myself over the years. Now, on with the reading!
05-03-2013, 11:34 PM
Currently following Atkins lifestyle without the franken food, which to me is lot like primal from what I've read. I enjoy the blog because it very informative and I look forward to participating in the forum.
05-04-2013, 08:27 AM
Hello beautiful individuals!
Your location: Austria
How Primal are you: I am starting on tuesday
Do you consume dairy: I try not to, i feel bad afterwards. Occasionally chocolate.. I love chocolate!
Do you drink coffee or tea: No coffee, but green or roiboos tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: I will be probably diagnosed with PCOS, on tuesday i will have the last examination for insulin resistance. If i don't want to suffer from diabetes in the next years i'll have to change my diet immediately. There are like 20 pounds i would like to loose. I want a lean, healthy body, i want to break my sugar addication, i want to like my body again and feel good.
Favorite exercise: running & pilates
Favorite Primal food: salmon!
A lot of times i tried to loose weight, i lost it and i gained it back. I am not super fat, but i am starting to feel really really uncomfortable. i really would like to loose the 20 - 30 extra pounds, i want to feel sexy again! i want my energy back and to be confident.
05-04-2013, 11:03 AM
Your location: towson, Maryland
Age (If you want): 34
How Primal are you: Maybe 90 %. I recently started approx. 1 month ago and feel so much better. I have cut out sugar and refined carbs and processed crap.
Do you consume dairy: Yes. Local/organic but try to keep it limited
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee with no sugar
Motivator for switching to Primal: Want to be more lean and fit. I also have borderline hypertension which is a big motivator!
Favorite exercise: Lifting heavy weights, swimming and hiking. Pick up basketball game every now and again is also fun.
Favorite Primal food: Nice grass-fed steak!
Best part about being Primal: Feeling great with more energy and not starving to be healthy.
Worst part about being Primal: I'm from Long Island, NY and great pizza and italian was everywhere so I miss it now and again but overall there really is no downside. I feel the best I have in years in this short amount of time.
05-05-2013, 12:14 AM
Hello everyone from an unusually, if still cold, sunny UK:
Your location: Nottingham, UK - home of Robin Hood (for you legend lovers) and DH Lawrence (for you literary types)
Age (If you want): 44
How Primal are you: About 90% after much reading, experimenting....
Do you consume dairy: Yes, it doesn't appear to bother me (though admittedly I've never cut it out) - I eat full fat natural yoghurt and cream; butter. Very little milk though....
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee, green tea and a few Yogi Teas (just discovered "Mens Tea" which is chilli flavoured - love it though my wife claims that's because of its name!)
Motivator for switching to Primal: The concept makes so much sense to me and I just feel better when I eat this way. A couple of health scares made me much more aware of my health too so it helps there too
Favorite exercise: It's always the weights! I'm just doing Dan John's Mass Made Simple - which is awesome - then will go back to 5-3-1, the best program I've ever used - I train just twice a week with some short runs and one session of boxing (no blows to the head, just the training and pad work - best stress relief I'v ever had!)
Favorite Primal food: Rib-Eye Steak
Best part about being Primal: The loin-cloth
Worst part about being Primal: The loin-cloth
05-05-2013, 04:35 AM
Greetings from NZ
Your location: Wellington
How Primal are you: Diet-wise, easy 90% (still need fail-eo treats now and again...) and working on the rest of the areas (haven't gotten into LHT and sprints- yet)
Do you consume dairy: Yes, I'm crazy about Greek yoghurt! And cheese...
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, though normally only 1*day
Motivator for switching to Primal: I'd heard about it from a few people over the past year or so and was interested, and finally decided to give it a proper go in the new year. I lost my Mum suddenly before Christmas, and figured I wanted to nourish myself in this tough time, and going primal this just made sense to me.
Favorite exercise: Yoga, touch rugby, running, kayaking.
Favorite Primal food: Steak with creamy mushrooms
(this makes me laugh after 8yrs as a vegetarian)... I'm enjoying trying new paleo recipes.
Best part about being Primal: my body feels good, and no longer having energy peaks & troughs is a bonus!
Worst part about being Primal: apart from missing porridge, nothing really. I was wheatfree for 7yrs before going primal, so it didn't feel like a massive jump.
Excited to be here!
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