06-28-2013, 04:11 PM
Your location: Boston
How Primal are you: Just finished Beach Body's Ulitmate Reset and feel great. Thought I'd transition into Paleo to maintain my health
Do you consume dairy: Not since I started the reset
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: I felt so good on the reset (mood, energy, etc) I think it must have to do with eating a clean diet. This seemed like the next logical step to maintain.
Favorite exercise: Running
Any advice or information for a newbie would be great. There is FAR too much info on this website to take in all at once.
06-29-2013, 07:59 AM
Your location: USA and Arabian Peninsula/Persian Gulf region
How Primal are you: In my first week of 21-Day Transformation. Have completed 2 Whole 30s and aborted many attempted Whole 30s. Generally probably 90% but when I slip, I fall hard.
Do you consume dairy: Yes--ghee, butter and occasional cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: Primary motivator is weight. I am back up in the clothes-don't-fit zone. But I get good results with arthritis, headaches and asthma, so it's probably a no-brainer to tighten the reins.
Favorite exercise: Cycling, but my bike is on the other side of the world, so walking, running and yoga are all equal good friends.
I am focused on fat loss right now and need to find the will to start fasting again. Here to gather strength from the rest of the pack.
06-29-2013, 10:52 AM
Your location: Tel Aviv
Age (If you want): 52
How Primal are you: pretty damn primal
Do you consume dairy: lots of butter (mmmm!), a little cream, occasionally some other dairy
Do you drink coffee or tea: one or two cups a day
Motivator for switching to Primal: regaining my health and my life after suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome since age 19
Favorite exercise: yoga
Favorite Primal food: there are so many delicious primal foods
Best part about being Primal: feeling healthy
Worst part about being Primal: maybe the lack of pizza... but even that doesn't worry me. Primal is good.
06-29-2013, 07:11 PM
Your location: Llano, TX
Age (If you want): 61
How Primal are you: Extremely
Do you consume dairy: Heavy cream in my coffee, a teeny bit of cheese.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: My weight and husband's health problems.
Favorite exercise: Walking and gardening
Favorite Primal food: Steak
Best part about being Primal: I feel so clear, I'm easily losing weight, and I know it will improve our health
Worst part about being Primal: No gin and tonic at night
06-29-2013, 10:41 PM
I live in Idaho (woohoo)
I am 31
I have been Primal for about 3 years 70/30 in the past, but am now about 95/5. (Wine is my 5 )
I do eat dairy, probably too much.
I love coffee, again, probably too much.
I switched to primal because it felt right. I knew the way we have been eating for the last 50-60 years with all the "recommendations" was killing us.
I love lifting weights, but have had a lot of babies and neck issues the past couple years. Just discovered wake skating though.
My favorite food is butternut squash lasagna. From the Primal cravings cookbook!!!!!! (which made my cry happiness the first time I looked through it)
Best part is the food and ease of preparing most of it. It's real food!
Worst part=? Maybe that I can't lose the last 20lbs after having my 5th child 3 months ago. It won't budge an inch despite being very primal.
07-02-2013, 10:53 AM
Your location: Somewhere in the US
Age (If you want): 20-something
How Primal are you: scale of 1-10, an 8
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: no
Motivator for switching to Primal: To gain health. I've been overweight and out of shape for most of my life. I started working out this past March and I'm starting to see some results. I'm headed in the right direction and eating Primal is a big factor in all of that.
Favorite exercise: push ups
Favorite Primal food: steak and eggs
Best part about being Primal: Having energy to get up and do things. Before I went Primal, I was sluggish despite eating a fairly clean, low carb diet. Since going Primal 4 months ago, I have felt great (except for when I fall off the wagon). No more brain fog, no more cravings for crap, and I've lost over 30 lbs.
Worst part about being Primal: There is not anything bad about being Primal to me. I do miss beer, but not much.
07-02-2013, 01:08 PM
Your location: South SF Bay Area
Age (If you want): 26
How Primal are you: I'm just starting to clean out my cupboards of grains and baking ingredients - so in terms of diet, not much at all. I think my activity style lines up a little more.
Do you consume dairy: Yes.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to really thrive.
Favorite exercise: Walking and lifting heavy things.
Favorite Primal food: That's hard to say. Everything is pretty good.
Best part about being Primal: Since I haven't really dived in yet, I can't say definitively what the best thing is. However, I'm looking forward to feeling as awesome as all the people in the before/after stories report.
Worst part about being Primal: I'm not looking forward to any temporary inconveniences while ditching my grains.
07-03-2013, 07:32 AM
Your location: Memphis, TN
Age (If you want): 48
How Primal are you: Mostly
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: Husband got thyroid cancer - ate my way through it. Now want us both to eat to good health.
Favorite exercise: Anything with a friend or loved one.
Favorite Primal food: Avocado and eggs
Best part about being Primal: feeling satisfied after a meal
Worst part about being Primal: Trying to eat at social gatherings with other people
07-03-2013, 11:13 AM
Your location: New York
Age (If you want): 22
How Primal are you: I was 100% primal at the start of 2013 for the first three months, but since I graduated college and started studying for the CPA exam I have stopped and gained back all the weight and problems that I had once lost and now I want to get back to the healthier version of myself, when I was more primal
Do you consume dairy: I made the switch to almond milk around 7 months ago and haven't had "real" dairy milk since, although my only cheat has been on ice cream.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I drink coffee (black) every morning! (it's a must to get through the day!)
Motivator for switching to Primal: As mentioned above, I have tried it before and the benefits were amazing! I regret going off of it and I seem to have blamed it on graduating from school and moving back home, but I have decided I can't use that excuse anymore and it is time to get back to the healthier me!
Favorite exercise: I just started doing Bikram (hot) yoga, and I love it! I also do interval sprints on the treadmill and different circuit training with a kettlebell.
Favorite Primal food: Chicken! Also, I love any type of salads... especially with chicken!
Best part about being Primal: Feeling a natural source of energy and virtually no stomach (digestion) pain ever! (keeps you super regular... if you know what I mean.)
Worst part about being Primal: My weakness has been peanut butter... I'm obsessed. I also get major cravings sometimes for potato chips and/or chocolate.
07-03-2013, 08:12 PM
Your location: Superior, WI
Age (If you want): 28
How Primal are you: As close as I can be, but it falls apart during holidays!
Do you consume dairy: Yes, kefir, yogurt and cheese occasionally
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both!!
Motivator for switching to Primal: Grassfed ground beef with a raw egg yolk
Favorite exercise: Running! YES, I know about "chronic cardio". Leave me and my half-marathons alone!
Favorite Primal food: Just one?! Hm, salmon.
Best part about being Primal: Feeling healthy and energized
Worst part about being Primal: The social aspect of it is by far the most difficult
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