04-10-2010, 09:38 AM
Your location: Michigan
Age (If you want): 23
How Primal are you: 90-100%
Do you consume dairy: Not since I started Primal about 2 weeks ago
Do you drink coffee or tea: I <3 Tea!
Motivator for switching to Primal: To be as healthy as possible and lose the last bits of fat to see my abs =)
Favorite exercise: Walking, lifting weights
Favorite Primal food: Avocados and fish (although I ate these a lot before going Primal)
Best part about being Primal: Commitment to avoiding ALL processed food and not having to eat every 2-3 hours, and flatter stomach (I THINK!)
Worst part about being Primal: Considering I've started strict Primal 2 weeks ago, it's low energy which I am hoping will go soon!
04-10-2010, 11:06 AM
trying to give up cheese.
Originally Posted by timconradinc
04-10-2010, 01:45 PM
Hello, everyone, I am EmmJayy, hailing from Queens, New York. I'm 43 years old, and just beginning on my primal journey-I haven't yet dove into the pool, so to speak. I do eat dairy, but I am beholden to no food as "must have" or "must not have," so if it is eventually eliminated from my diet, so be it. Coffee I drink sparingly and only at work, again, if I never had it again, it wouldn't be the worst thing to experience. I intend to go primal because the more I research this lifestyle, i.e. high-fat, moderate-protein, lower carb, the more sense it makes and feels right. By "feeling right" I mean that there are no excruciating hunger pangs, and my level of energy remains steady. Plus, I really want to see how I will feel and look when I am fully immersed in the lifestyle as I have quite a bit of weight to lose. As for exercise I enjoy walking, Yoga, bodyweight exercises, and skipping rope. My favorite primal food would have to be pork, and again the best part of being primal would be not feeling hungry all the time like I did when I was just counting calories and over-exercising. The worst part of the primal plan, I feel, is yet to be experienced by me. I'll let You know when I hit that stumbling block, if I ever do.
04-10-2010, 02:42 PM
Your location: NEW ZEALAND
Age (If you want):49
How Primal are you:
Do you consume dairy: YES ( BEING DIABETIC I CANT EAT FRUIT SO I INDULGE DAIRY)
Do you drink coffee or tea:YES
Motivator for switching to Primal:
TYPE 1 DIABETIC-
BGs out of control on recommended D diet and got fatter with every year- SICK OF BEING SICK !! LOL.....
Favorite exercise:BAREFOOT WALKING
Favorite Primal food:
MEAT !!!!..........WAS A VEGETAIRIAN FOR 30 YEARS !!!!
Best part about being Primal:
FEEL ABSOLUTLEY BRILLIANT -ALIVE !
Worst part about being Primal:
I been eating primal for nearly a year now and have lost 13 kgs(28 lbs)5ft 7ins and 60kgs now- have great BGs and insulin requirements are between 12-14 units daily total(half of what they were)- I am on a pump. I FEEL ALIVE !!!! I AM LIVING.............
04-10-2010, 05:32 PM
how primal am I - started primal life just over 3 weeks ago.
Dairy? a little cream w/my morning coffee
motivator to switch to primal - look and feel my best
favorite exercise('s) - push ups, pull ups, and sprinting
favorite food - can't believe how good everything is tasting... Omletts for breakfast, salads for lunch and roast organic chicken, of wild fish, or grass fed beef w/sauted swiss chard, mushrooms, onions, peppers, garlic etc. for dinner...
best part of going primal - where do I start? after only 3 weeks, every person i see says " you are losing Weight", "you look really fit, or "what are you doing,... My wife and daughter have both commented "your eyes are getting "SO Blue"? I feel like a million bucks, I'm looking better than i have in years, I'm eating plenty, the primal blueprint diet is so very easy to live! I working out a little bit less and getting better results than ever!
worst part of going primal, everybody asks what I'm doing. I guess their interest is peaked by my results, but many have trouble with the lay off the grains and legumes message! So, I keep most of it to my self and simply say " I eat like a cave man!
04-10-2010, 10:47 PM
Hi, I am new here. I am a guy with an adaptive immune system deficiency and I am trying out a low carb diet to see if it helps my overall health.
I've been low carb for two weeks but I haven't been strict since its been a hectic two weeks. And unfortunately when you need takeaway whilst on the road at night you aren't going to get anything that isn't primal.
I have lost fat and dropped trouser size back down from 92 to 87 (36 to 34 in Imperial) whilst doing no genuine exercise except for walking (which I've always done a lot of) and trying to drown myself at the beach. I didn't even intend losing weight it so it kind of surprised me.
Your location: Australia
Age (If you want): 23
How Primal are you: Not very primal compared to most of you.
Do you consume dairy: A lot less than I used to but I still eat yoghurt and cheese.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both. I am trying out rosehip tea to help my immune system. I get frequent colds and mucus (charming I know). So far I think its working.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health
Favorite exercise: Deadlift, but I haven't been to a gym for 6 months.
Favorite Primal food: Steak, but I think once I make a Meatza that will usurp the top position.
Best part about being Primal: I get to eat more meat.
Worst part about being Primal: Can't find any food to eat unless you cook it yourself.
04-11-2010, 03:30 AM
Hello from a long time lurker here!
Your location: The Dear Green Place, Scotland
Age (If you want):34
How Primal are you:80%
Do you consume dairy:yes
Do you drink coffee or tea:coffee (with the finally guilt free cream!!!!)
Motivator for switching to Primal:Fed up with post children weight, PCOS and overall lack of energy and zest
Favorite exercise:walking and horse riding
Favorite Primal food:Blueberries!!!! bacon and butter (ok I know it is dairy but seems to be acceptable)
Best part about being Primal:effortless weight loss and total lack of seasonal coughs and sneezles!
Worst part about being Primal:absolutely nothing to report here
04-11-2010, 11:47 AM
Age (If you want): 48 (yes, I'm "not young"
How Primal are you: Since I'm literally just starting, not very.
Do you consume dairy: Butter, cheese, eggs... not any milk to speak of
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee every know and again, iced tea CHRONICALLY in the warmer months
Motivator for switching to Primal: weight loss
Favorite exercise: walking
Favorite Primal food: MEAT
Best part about being Primal: simplicity and logic
Worst part about being Primal: giving up grains, but I can deal with that.
04-11-2010, 01:05 PM
Your location: The last place I ever expected to be: Oklahoma
Age (If you want):68, whether I want it or not
How Primal are you: Pretty much complete as for diet. Exercise is another matter. I have pushed my body too much and caused damage over the years to one shoulder and both knees. Spent a few years unable to walk.
Do you consume dairy: Cheese is extremely rare. Heavy cream in rich, dark, Spanish coffee is an ongoing vice. Rare occasions--a bottle of kefir.
Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee almost daily--but not hourly as it once was. Tea---green, oolong, pu erh, many herbal types
Motivator for switching to Primal: I didn't so much switch to Primal. I found a philosophy that was pretty close to my style. I have learned a few things since perusing this blog.
Favorite exercise: Tai Chi Chuan, Aikido kata, Dynamic Tension type isometrics
Favorite Primal food: I enjoy just about anything that moves. If it doesn't move I get to enjoy it faster.
Best part about being Primal: I feel good.
Worst part about being Primal: I can enjoy a total vegetarian lifestyle. I have done it---not so much as a plan, but something that I realized after a few days. I am presently eating almost all meat and fish.
04-11-2010, 02:09 PM
Your location: Orlando, FL but travel extensively for work.
How Primal are you: Just starting really. Started by reading the Paleo Diet and shortly after I picked up a copy of TPB.
Do you consume dairy: Very rarely now.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Green tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: Would like to become more healthy.
Favorite exercise: I like all sorts, but right now I'm liking pushups.
Favorite Primal food: Meat?
Best part about being Primal: In just about a week I've noticed more energy and better mood and I'm not even fully primal. This is gonna be awesome!
Worst part about being Primal: healthy food is $$... not really bad just an observation.
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