08-14-2013, 08:25 PM
Your location: Currently live in Chicago, but training in Arizona and soon to move to Portland.
Age (If you want): 36
How Primal are you: Wannabe. I am generally aware of what I am eating and try to stay primal best I can, but have situational difficulties that I haven't learned how to overcome (logistically)
Do you consume dairy: Yes, but not a lot.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee: 1 Cup in the morning on average with half & half and a spoon of brown sugar.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Lifestyle, Health, Weight
Favorite exercise: Swimming
Favorite Primal food: I Heart Steak
Best part about being Primal: When I can do it, it feels good and I don't feel like I'm missing much
Worst part about being Primal: I often find myself in situations where staying primal is very difficult. For example, right now I am on an extended training event in Arizona. I have free access to cafeteria food (good luck going primal in there!), excessively curtailed funds to purchase food (but enough for groceries if it weren't for: ), and no kitchen/food preparation area. Tack on upwards of 16 hour days with a 4 am wake up and I just don't know how to make it work. Rather than whine about it, here I am, about to ask for help on these forums. Let's see what we can come up with!
08-15-2013, 12:29 AM
Age : Sixty
How Primal are you : Quite
Do you consume dairy : Yes but reducing this now.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Only tea.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health and weightloss.
Favorite excercise: Walking.
Favorite Primal food: Steak.
Best part about being Primal: Feel so much better.
Worst part about being Primal. Eating out.
I live in Scotland UK and have been eating Primal for only a few weeks. I have started to lose some of the weight I need to lose, and feel so very much better in myself.
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08-15-2013, 09:02 AM
I am 43, only a couple short weeks away from 44. I am one of those people that has spent 15 years as a vegetarian, and runner but I have never been able to build any muscle and always kept a little extra belly fat. Additionally, over the past year, I have had more difficulty recovering from workouts. So, at 44 I've had enough and decided I needed a change.
I am married, two kids.
I work as a therapist (social work type) and specialize in addictions to drugs but I might switch to carb addiction.(that is how I found primal, I was doing a certification program to counsel bariatric surgery patients and the course work was very big into describing insulin/glucose interactions and the glycemic index)
My favorite work out is trail running and Gracie jiu jitsu.
I look forward to the adventure!
08-15-2013, 10:20 AM
How Primal are you:
Just started but trying to be mostly primal, most of the time.
Do you consume dairy:
Not really, I may add a little bit of butter to my sweet potato but thats about it.
Do you drink coffee or tea:
Can't give up coffee!
Motivator for switching to Primal:
Just want to eat healthy because I feel good when I eat healthy!
Killing it with weights
Favorite Primal food:
Not sure yet but I love the fresh farmers market veggies.
Best part about being Primal:
Taking old recipes and making them primal, they always turn out delicious and it makes me feel awesome that I can turn something into a healthy option.
Worst part of being Primal:
Eating out is really hard and I love having date nights out with my husband. Now we just do date night at home and make our own amazing meals.
08-15-2013, 06:07 PM
Your location: Amarillo, Tx, planning a move to Santa Fe, NM
Age (If you want): 34
How Primal are you: Probably 80% with the remaining 20% being a stubborn fondness for marijuana and baked goods, sweet things and alcohol
Do you consume dairy: yes! I successfully reintroed and love to eat lots of grassfed butter, raw cheese, cultured cream, heavy cream and occasional ice cream. milk drinking is very rare.
Do you drink coffee or tea: love coffee with cream and a little raw sugar, but try not to get too dependent on it. tea is ok too. Can easily forego both if I'm in a low stress time.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I did strict Whole30 for months and felt great but felt it was a little too restrictive for an ongoing woe. Primal seems far more sustainable over time. I would really like to enjoy months on end of avoiding grains and still need a little support to accomplish that.
Favorite exercise: just started with the sprints/walking, yoga, housebuilding with earth
Favorite Primal food: butter
Best part about being Primal: losing the belly bloat I get from eating grains
Worst part about being Primal: Not being carefree when it comes to using convenience foods or eating out. Always eating at home, so much shopping, cooking and cleaning.
08-15-2013, 07:17 PM
Hi... I am new here and new to paleo and so to answer the questions
Your location: Melbourne, Australia
Age (If you want): 29
How Primal are you: I am trying to go strict
Do you consume dairy: not for the last 7 days
Do you drink coffee or tea: tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: performance in crossfit
Favorite exercise: crossfit and running
Favorite Primal food: bananas???
Best part about being Primal: you can be creative
Worst part about being Primal: missing my milkshakes and yogurt
08-16-2013, 05:13 AM
Your location: Sheffield, UK
Age (If you want):29
How Primal are you: As much as I can. 80% at least am sure. Hardest part for me is finance and time. Working full time with 2 young children leaves little time and money for sourcing grass fed and organic foods. So for the most part its the supermarkets offerings
Do you consume Dairy?: Yes, lots. How every its produced I'll eat it
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea with a half sugar, cant seem to drop that
Motivator for switching to Primal: Tried many different ways of eating, this agrees with me the best
Favorite exercise: zumba
Favorite Primal food:steak and cream
Best part about being Primal: eating cream without fear and having bacon for breakfast
Worst part about being Primal: Not being able to eat crusty bread and butter. Sigh, I give it a longing look each time I do the shopping
08-17-2013, 01:24 AM
Your location: Northallerton, North Yorkshire UK
Age (If you want): 33
How Primal are you: only just starting to be-grains are gone, sugar (and sweetners) gone-legumes proving more difficult
Do you consume dairy: yes, a world without cheese just isn't worth it
Do you drink coffee or tea: love my coffee, black and strong please (only a few cups a day though, and not after lunchtime or it affects my sleep)
Motivator for switching to Primal: weight-loss primarily
Favorite exercise: running
Favorite Primal food: steak
Best part about being Primal: steak!
Worst part about being Primal: no bread
08-17-2013, 04:01 PM
Your location : Christchurch New Zealand
Age (If you want): 39 ( nearly 40!!) lol
How Primal are you: only just started. Grains have all gone as well as sugar. Finding my way slowly lol
Do you consume dairy: yes, in milk and snack on odd lump of cheese.
Do you drink coffee or tea: love my tea but have tried to limit now to 3-4 cups per day..... Not the same without sugar either lol
Motivator for switching to Primal: weight-loss primarily and want to get buff for me and my wife. Would live to look good at 40.
Favorite exercise: running
Favorite Primal food: love all meat and seafood
Best part about being Primal: not having to weigh anything out or think I can only have so much of something
Worst part about being Primal: no bread
08-19-2013, 12:36 PM
Your location: Upstate NY
Age (If you want):39
How Primal are you:2 days in and loving it! Haven't gone Organic yet
Do you consume dairy: plain Greek yogurt, I even dropped the creamer which I thought was impossible
Do you drink coffee or tea:yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm too fat and want off the toxic Omeprezole!
Favorite exercise: hiking
Favorite Primal food:MEAT
Best part about being Primal: weight control
Worst part about being Primal: no beer
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