07-07-2013, 08:14 AM
Hi, I'm Sharon, 43, from Nova Scotia, Canada. I'm just getting into the paleo lifestyle, trying to gather as much info as possible to help with food choices. I drink black coffee, green and herbal teas and I love an occasional glass of wine. I'm a smoker(boo) but I plan on quitting as I transition into this healthier lifestyle. I've been picking around the edges of Paleo since May 1st 2013 and to date have went from 158lbs to 145 very easily. My best friend was amazed and is now trying it too... she lost 9lbs in 9days! It's incredible how easy it is. My motivation was mainly to reduce the swelling in my ankles and get rid of psoriasis that had developed on the palm of my hand and bottom of my foot.... ohhh yeah PLUS TO GET RID OF MY MUFFIN TOP...lol! It's funny how little the medical community actually know about nutrition and biochemical reactions to foods... I was told by my dermatologist that I would always have the psoriasis and gave me a steroidcream (which I never used) . Well it's GONE after a month of no grains along with the swelling and the pesky muffin top too! Well, that's me.... nice to meet you all! Can't wait to crouch around the fire and "chew the fat" !
07-07-2013, 10:00 AM
Your location: Tennessee
Age (If you want): 28
How Primal are you: mostly primal. I don't always eat organic (so expensive!) but I have cut out all grains.
Do you consume dairy: Yes. Full fat greek yogurt and sometimes goat cheese (I LOVE goat cheese!)
Do you drink coffee or tea: both, though not very often.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health. I recently went to the Dr. and was told that my sugar was high, and that I needed to cut carbs and lose weight. I also had what they call a "fatty liver" and was told that dropping weight would sort that out.
Favorite exercise: Elliptical and kayaking!
Favorite Primal food: Eggs
Best part about being Primal: You don't have to count calories! Just eat good food!
Worst part about being Primal: It can be expensive and time consuming
07-08-2013, 01:15 PM
Hi, first time here.
I'm Claudia and live in the State of Washington.
I'm originally from Chile though.
I have read the book and have been doing the Primal eating but have not lost any wight yet, I feel better, more energy and all that but the lbs should be going too.
I have been to doctors to make sure my system is working correctly and I'm currently working with a Naturopath who found out my adrenal systems is all screw up.
I do drink coffee with cream, mostly a cup of hot tea in the mornings. I still crave some chocolate but have switched to the Trader Joe's brand, dark and lower carb.
any ideas would be appreciated it!
07-08-2013, 01:46 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I'm a non-jock in a sedentary occupation. Most of my adult life I've stayed in a range of "in pretty good shape (for a non-athlete)" to "oh, just a little out of shape (but not bad for a non-jock in a sedentary occupation)".
I'm about 6'2" and at my heaviest and softest I was 190. At my lightest and leanest I was 165.
When in my best shape, I'd run 20-30 miles per week, but never at competitive paces.
But what was lacking from my life was play, enjoyment of life, and stimulating myself with new challenges.
Diet was about denial. Exercise was about set-jaw discipline. And pain. Or at least prolonged discomfort.
Before starting paleo I was on the good end of my range. Lean, and in good shape by my standards.
But I wanted more from life. And paleo has been giving that to me.
I've started using my walks to learn spanish on an audio program, a life long desire. I could never do that running, and when i was done with my run I had neither the time nor the energy.
Also, I usually take a second walk in the day with a member of my family. Which I really enjoy now.
I also am using my extra time to learn to play guitar, another life long desire.
But what I've really gotten out of this is a feeling that, as a member of the dominant species on the planet, life is pretty damn good!
07-08-2013, 03:19 PM
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Hi all. I've been reading and researching on MDA for a few weeks now. So, thought I'd make it official and say hello to you all.
Your location: Raleigh, NC
Age (If you want): 38
How Primal are you: 85% plus
Do you consume dairy: only Pepperjack cheese. Sweet, sweet pepperjack cheese. Thinking of using Greek Yogurt on occasion. Haven't had any yet though.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee nearly every morning. With French Vanilla or Hazelnut creamer. This is my crack. Looking to make my own primal-based hazelnut creamer soon though.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Logic. My body comes from the earth; so, too, shall my food.
Favorite exercise: Kung fu practice. My LHT comes in the following form: Day 1: Pushup Base; Day 2: Squat Base; Day 3: Pullup Base; Day 4: Recuperation
Favorite Primal food: Right now my favorite go-to meal has been pork chop and 4 eggs. I have only adjusted my WOE in the past month, so I don't have a lot of different primal meal experiences. I'm somewhat lazy, so my meals are simple. Meat/eggs/fruit/veggie - most, if not all, just in their natural state and/or heated/cooked w/ some seasonings if needed. I hardly ever make any concotions or recipes. I look forward to learning how to use more fresh herbs though.
Best part about being Primal: Ease of cooking and shopping. Only two stops in the grocery store: Produce and Meat Departments.
Worst part about being Primal: So far, the guilt of still using my chemical-crack creamer in my coffee.
I started Primal WOE mid-June. So far, I'm down 9.2 lbs. Rock on Natural Foods!!
07-08-2013, 05:01 PM
Hi, I've already posted a question, but thought I'd introduce myself
Your location: Scotland, UK
Age (If you want): 26
How Primal are you: 90%+
Do you consume dairy: one shot of milk per day
Do you drink coffee or tea: Green Tea and herbal tea daily. One coffee per week day.
Motivator for switching to Primal: curiosity
Favorite exercise: Sprint training (swimming).
Favorite Primal food: Chicken omelette with chillies.
Best part about being Primal: ability to lose fat easily
Worst part about being Primal: Constantly having to explain that its not the Atkins diet.
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07-08-2013, 08:06 PM
a friend told me about this type of eating and I have been interested in it for a long time. I have worked out most of my life on and off however just recently turned 40 years old and I am having difficulty keeping the weight off. I am now weighing approximately 300 lbs and I am eager to jump right into this primal eating. I started today and have already noticed a small reduction in bloating. My friend told me you can't outtrain a bad diet and I think I have had some experience with this. Just joined this website tonight and would really appreciate it if someone could help me get started. I have a very busy schedule however i feel i can succeed if it's simplified. Would appreciate any help offered.
07-08-2013, 08:43 PM
Your location: Upstate New York
Age (If you want):
How Primal are you: I try to follow 80/20 or better
Do you consume dairy: Not currently but I am considering adding it
Do you drink coffee or tea: occasionally I drink tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: weight loss and health
Favorite exercise: I am excited to be working my way up to a pull-up!
Favorite Primal food: BACON!!
Best part about being Primal: How good I feel!
Worst part about being Primal: The constant need for cooking!
07-08-2013, 08:51 PM
Your location: Chicago
Age (If you want): 32
How Primal are you: Brand new. Have flirted with wheat-free now and then, but really working to become grain-free.
Do you consume dairy: Yeah. Working on grains first, but I am a big fan of all things cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea: About one cup of each per day.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I work out a lot, but am still holding onto too much body fat, so my results aren't as visible as I would like. Have been reading so much information on MDA pages and it all just makes so much SENSE.
Favorite exercise: Strength training. Especially bench press and squats. Also, am three days from finishing Insanity.
Favorite Primal food: MEAT. Had steak, mushrooms, and asparagus for dinner last night and it was just about perfect.
Best part about being Primal: Eating fat. Every other diet acts like it should be shunned like a plague-infected rodent. Butter just tastes so good.
Worst part about being Primal: No sandwiches and no beans.
07-09-2013, 06:42 AM
Another new person here
Your location: California, USA
Age (If you want): 55
How Primal are you: about 70%
Do you consume dairy: occasional
Do you drink coffee or tea: tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: Energy boost
Favorite exercise: walking or biking
Favorite Primal food: prime rib
Best part about being Primal: just starting, not sure
Worst part about being Primal: not sure yet.
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