08-19-2013, 02:16 PM
Hi All - Newbie here. I've been dabbling for a while but am ready to commit!
Your location: Oregon
Age (If you want): 44
How Primal are you: 70/30. Working on 80/20.
Do you consume dairy: Rarely
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: Tired of feeling like the Blerch (oatmeal.com)
Favorite exercise: Hiking
Favorite Primal food: coconut milk
Best part about being Primal: all that extra energy I seem to have
Worst part about being Primal: Trying to convince my husband and young boys that we should eat this way all the time.
08-19-2013, 03:38 PM
Your location: Florida
Age (If you want): 33
How Primal are you: So/so. I'm at the very beginning of my journey and so I'm still struggling to create good habits.
Do you consume dairy: Right now, yes. I'm planning on going without for a few weeks to see if it helps with some inflammation I'm experiencing though.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: Almost entirely weight, but I have a few other issues I'm pretty convinced would be helped if I were more consistent.
Favorite exercise: Jogging & Kettlebells
Favorite Primal food: A good, juicy steak
Best part about being Primal: I feel fantastic!
Worst part about being Primal: Dealing with naysayers.
08-20-2013, 02:30 AM
French guy writing here
I am not a primal newbie but new in these forums. Not sure I have much to contribute but I like chatting about foods and lifestyle. As you can guess from my forum name, I like French fries ... but only home-made and oven-baked after I coated them with a think layer of duck fat! So yes, I am a "potato" kind of guy (I am not talking about my body shape, mind you).
If I look at the PB loose rules, I could say I am 99% primal. I do eat some (pseudo) grains and beans once in a while but I believe one should not ignore large portions of the food spectrum, I don't subscribe to the "adhere 100% to the paleo diet or prepare to suffer from neolithic diseases". Specifically, I prefer rice, quinoa (like in salads) and buckwheat (French crÍpes mmmmh!), chickpeas and occasional butterbeans.
I do dairy as well but only the A2 type. I read that book from some New-Zealand guy and consequently switched to A2 type dairy after a long period of complete absence of dairy in our home. My kids are doing just fine on that type of dairy and I have no problem myself as long as it is fermented (not very good at lactose digestion).
For the workout, I am into body weight stuff, core strength training, biking and lost of walking. I am quite lean (around 12% BF) but have built muscle mass over the last 6 months when I started to be serious about pull-ups and other body weight WO.
I recently bought a slackline which I have yet to install in my garden. I was very inspired by a British fellow called Harry Cloudfoot (he's got a blog at harrycloudfoot | FREELANCE WRITER | SLACKLINE INSTRUCTOR | PERSONAL TRAINER | LONDON.). I like his self-experimenting with new things and he seems to derive a LOT of fun. That's how it should be
OK, enough about myself. Sorry if my English sounds funny or is misspelled but this is not my mother-tongue ...
08-20-2013, 08:14 AM
Your location: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Age (If you want): 34
How Primal are you: I'm just starting. My kitchen is 95% primal. I'm still working on eating out and social events that revolve around food.
Do you consume dairy: No milk or yogurt. I'm trying to reduce my cheese intake to 1-2 times a week. And I still use cream in my coffee.
Do you drink coffee or tea: 4-6 cups of coffee a week.
Motivator for switching to Primal: To lose weight and for overall better health. And I recently had a daughter and I don't want her to grow up with the same eating habits my parents taught me.
Favorite exercise: walking
Favorite Primal food: steak and pork
Best part about being Primal: I have already had such an increase in energy and no longer have the sugar lows from eating simple carbs.
Worst part about being Primal: Not sure yet. I certainly miss sweets but I'm hoping these cravings will lessen ASAP!
08-20-2013, 08:23 AM
[QUOTE=Anonymous;280]In other forums I've been a member of in the past - at least for small communities - there's been a 'introduce yourself' thread with some questions that people can answer. I know that there are people reading this forum that are fully primal, partially primal, and are considering it. I thought that I'd put some questions together to cover these things just to get an idea of who's out there.
Your location: Pueblo, Colorado
Age (If you want): 44
How Primal are you: Just starting - trying for 100%
Do you consume dairy: As of today - just greek plain yogurt
Do you drink coffee or tea: Neither
Motivator for switching to Primal: Addiction to breads. Have tried other 'diets' and they aren't working. Tired of eating every 2-3 hours and having cravings and headaches if I miss a meal. Tired of being over 40 and still dealing with break outs on my face. Tired of being tired!
Favorite exercise: walking, hiking, swimming (although I don't get to do this very often - is prob my favorite overall)
Favorite Primal food: Eggs
Best part about being Primal: so far, it is eating more naturally
Worst part about being Primal: Having non primal in the house and having breads and cereals around. Hope to change that as they see me get healthier!
08-20-2013, 08:34 AM
Your location: Edmonton, Canada
Age (If you want): 14
How Primal are you: 100%
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: Optimal growth and health
Favorite exercise: pull ups
Favorite Primal food: eggs, salmon and red cabbage
Best part about being Primal: only need 7 hours of sleep, better mood, a LOT less acne than before.
Worst part about being Primal: No oatmeal & peanut butter
08-20-2013, 01:31 PM
Your location:Austin Tx
Age (If you want):27
How Primal are you:Considering
Do you consume dairy: Yes( limited amount)
Do you drink coffee or tea:Tea mostly
Motivator for switching to Primal: Medical condition (PCOS)
Favorite exercise: Zumba and walking
Favorite Primal food:Everything
Best part about being Primal:
Worst part about being Primal:
Don't Know yet
08-22-2013, 02:57 AM
I've been following the daily apple for a long time but never visited the forums. I like the personalisation aspect of paleo but I'm not a fan of restricting foods just moderating them. I'm using my blog cellyoursole as a place to explore what might help make me and my family stronger. I'm hoping to learn a lot from discussions here.
I see the body as an extremely complex ecosystem. Far more complex than rocket science. The interplay between the aspects of hunting, gathering and eating is fascinating to me.
08-22-2013, 01:48 PM
I just joined yesterday
is the carb / protein/ fat thing overwheliming for everyone or just me?
I really want to do this one right.
08-22-2013, 02:15 PM
The low carb/high protein/high fat is the main priority of mine.
Originally Posted by Tracey
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