06-06-2013, 02:12 PM
The Questions: right now, wondering what the healthiest fats are, and the best foods to get them in?
Your location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Age (If you want): 56
How Primal are you: I'm getting closer and closer, just started experimenting and researching it.....have lost 5 pounds in a week!
Do you consume dairy: yes quite a bit, is that bad? I find a lot of sat. fats, in cottage cheese and full fat yogurt, but both of those have more protein than fat, which I am trying to get away from!
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes about 3 cups of coffee, first half of day
Motivator for switching to Primal: a healthier lifestyle, concerned about what goes in, to lose a few pounds and tone it up!
Favorite exercise: biking, walking, golf
Favorite Primal food: meat
Best part about being Primal: I am starting to feel better, and OA in knees is going away!
Worst part about being Primal: can't eat ice cream!
06-06-2013, 11:34 PM
Your Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
How primal are you: In my head I think I'm doing well at eating primal, but in reality, I don't think I am. Soo, maybe 50%? Working towards 100%.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, mainly cheese and a bit of cream. And butter, lots of butter.
Do you drink coffee or tea: No coffee anymore, as it creates havoc in my gut. I'll drink the occasional tea, esp during the winter.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss, wanting to clear up digestive issues, hives, depression etc
Favorite exercise: Running after my three girls, walking, soon to be swimming, at home exercises
Best Primal food: Stir Fry
Best part of being Primal: No embarrassing digestive issues, energy, less anxiety & anger towards my kids
Worst part about being primal: The food bill! Having to tell others that I don't eat certain foods, eating out, trying to come up with menu ideas that my kids will like too
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06-07-2013, 07:36 AM
Your Location: London, England
How primal are you: I'll be committing completely from tomorrow
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: 1-2 cups of coffee per day, herbal teas
Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss, want a healthier relationship with food (history of anorexia, now trying to recover from BED)
Favorite exercise: Running, walking
Best Primal food: Salmon
Best part of being Primal: Having clear guidelines, improved mood, better energy levels
Worst part about being primal: Cost, trying to explain reasoning to others who think it's just another fad diet
06-09-2013, 01:04 PM
Your Location: DEVON England
How primal are you: VERY COMMITTED AS FAR AS DIET, BUT STILL LOVING THE CHRONIC CARDIO
Do you consume dairy: YES (ORGANIC ONLY)
Do you drink coffee or tea: 1 CUP OF COFFEE AND PLENTY OF GREEN TEA A DAY
Motivator for switching to Primal: WANTING SLIGHT WEIGHT LOSS OF UNDER 10LBS WITH 5LBS GONE ALREADY AND THEN EASY MAINTENANCE ..AND HEALTH
Favorite exercise: RUNNING
Best Primal food: STEAK
Best part of being Primal: FEELING ENERGETIC AND ALERT
Worst part about being primal: COST ALTHOUGH LEARNING HOW/WHERE TO BUY THE BEST I CAN AFFORD
AND I GET ANNOYED AT OTHERS COMMENTS DURING LUNCH BREAKS FROM GRAIN EATING OVERWEIGHT DONUT FREAKS
06-09-2013, 07:58 PM
I am new to the web site but started paleo in November of 2012 and have had some excellent results. Stated at 185 and got down to 169 but have been stuck there, and have not made any progress towards a leaner body.
I am about 3/4 though the book but looking forward to the change.
Your location:Portland, OR
Age (If you want): 45
How Primal are you: 75 - 80%
Do you consume dairy: Yes a little cream in my one cup of coffee I have each day
Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: I have tried every diet plan know to man kind and this is the only one that really worked. It's no longer a diet it's a way of life.
Favorite exercise: Swimming & Running
Favorite Primal food: Pork
Best part about being Primal: The improvement in my health
Worst part about being Primal: I miss pizza but have indulged and it does not miss me, I felt terrible afterwords
06-10-2013, 06:28 AM
Hi I'm Maggi c:
Your location: West Milford, New Jersey
Age (If you want): 24
How Primal are you: What even is bread?
Do you consume dairy: Just butter because it's delicious
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes both.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I needed a change to get me out of my destructive eating disorders. Also to boost my immune function since I'm now spleenless.
Favorite exercise: hiking/climbing any mountains around (terrified of heights, so imagine the hilarity)
Favorite Primal food: any and all seafood
Best part about being Primal: feels good man
Worst part about being Primal: explaining how and why I eat this way to EVERYONE.
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06-10-2013, 12:30 PM
Your location: West Yorkshire UK
Age (If you want): 38 almost 39
How Primal are you: try to be 100% but in reality about 90%
Do you consume dairy: Yes just a little milk, find it hard to get raw milk
Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: Change in lifestyle for my Kids, I lost a lot of weight on a crash diet and then had problems maintaining it. After speaking to a nutritionist they introduced me to Primal Life and after reading Marks book I am sold.
Favorite exercise: Walking, Cycling and trying kettle bells
Favorite Primal food: MEAT and leaves
Best part about being Primal: Getting rid of the Sugar Cravings, and honestly feeling the best i have ever done
Worst part about being Primal: Being thought of as Weird and going through a phase!. But I just try not to be too pushy about Primal and let people judge of how i feel and look
06-10-2013, 01:46 PM
James - New to Community Forum
Your location: Chesapeake, VA
Age (If you want): 38
How Primal are you: 99%
Do you consume dairy: Greek Yogurt and Grass-fed Cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea. I love coffee but acid reflux prevents me from doing so.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I discovered that I had a gluten allergy. I had horrible symptoms and conventional medicine was not helping (and neither were the doctors)
Favorite exercise: Push-Ups (standard, wide, military, etc.)
Favorite Primal food: Uncured Bacon (from Tendergrass Farms) with local eggs.
Best part about being Primal: Improved health. I haven't felt this good...ever.
Worst part about being Primal: Travelling can be a little tricky, but I am beginning to look at it like a forager.
06-11-2013, 10:08 AM
So i am new to the website, wanted to introduce myself, i have been lifting weights since 2005, i got started in college, i got really big (Fat) and strong, went on a diet in 2010 and have been stuck in a rut since 2011. I'm really looking forward to being primal for the rest of my foreseeable future...
my goal is to get leaner then bulk up quite a bit.. i look goofy right now
Your location: Tigard, OR (Beaverton)
Age (If you want): 28
How Primal are you: 90% - 95% (Paleo)
Do you consume dairy: No Dairy yet, i used to eat full fat greek yogurt which i will re-introduce after 8 weeks or so
Do you drink coffee or tea: both
Motivator for switching to Primal: I have tried pretty much everything else, i have been stalled at 165lbs for about 1.5 years and i want to get leaner but i just cant it seems like...
plus my GF is on a PALEO challenge and it motivated me
Favorite exercise: Weight Lifting and Sprinting.. not running (ha)
Favorite Primal food: Beef/Pork
Best part about being Primal: i Love the way i feel most days without the bloat
Worst part about being Primal: All of the smells of the SAD diet... however its easy for me to resist
06-11-2013, 10:41 AM
Your Location: Cracow, Poland
How primal are you: 100%
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, quite often
Motivator for switching to Primal: I wanted to gain weight, fought with anorexia and other health problems.
Favorite exercise: Weight lifting
Best Primal food: Bacon & eggs fry up
Best part of being Primal: Better health condition, more energy
Worst part about being primal: My school mates look when I eat, or when I answer "no" to pice of pizza or crisps.
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