08-27-2013, 10:51 AM
Your location: Chapel Hill, NC
Age (If you want): 37
How Primal are you: I could make up a number if you'd like. Ummmm... Blue.
Do you consume dairy: Yes; milk, yogurt, butter and cheese.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I prefer coffee, about a half a pot a day, I'd cut back, but that's ridiculous. I can quit whenever I want.
Motivator for switching to Primal: My wife talked me into it. We're just getting started.
Favorite exercise: Leg Press. I can move a lot of iron.
Favorite Primal food: grilled chicken
Best part about being Primal: I don't have to count all of my macros.
Worst part about being Primal: I will miss you, doughnuts.
08-29-2013, 11:28 AM
Your location: NYC
How Primal are you: Easing in since last Thursday - about 80%
Do you consume dairy: allergic, so...no
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee love...but 2 cups a day
Motivator for switching to Primal: health sucked! Female issues, fatigue, thyroid condition...pasty skin, tongue... Female thing: GONE (I'm on this ONE WEEK!), fatigue...what fatigue?! I literally sprung out of bed this morning! Thyroid: cyst shrank...can't wait for Oct. sonogram results and bloodwork. Skin and tongue - cannot put in words the difference. Oh...and my hair!!!! Hello!
Favorite exercise: Just getting into it after too long away....don't have a fave at this moment.
Favorite Primal food: Hmm....it's seasonal so for now: seared tuna and grilled chicken
Best part about being Primal: See Motivator q!
Worst part about being Primal: NONE
08-29-2013, 12:47 PM
Your location: Michigan
Age (If you want): 23
How Primal are you: just started yesterday
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: no
Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to be healthier and be fit and show others that just because you are small and look kinda skinny doesn't mean that you are healthy (me now). I want to be toned and prove that just because I used to look "thin" didnt mean I was fit. I want to show my daughter the healthy ways in life and my husband too.
Favorite exercise: walking. I also enjoy yoga and swimming occasionally. I love riding my horse as a play activity as well as playing with my dogs and daughter. I want to try paddle padding sometime too!
Favorite Primal food: Steak!
Best part about being Primal: I don't know for sure yet, but getting into shape and all the bacon will probably be my favorite parts!
Worst part about being Primal: I can't eat Oreos! But I'll get over it
08-29-2013, 04:58 PM
Howdy Y'all, I am WHataburger from Houston, Texas, I am 41 years old, I want to be primal! I currently drink milk. I do like coffee but not a regular user. I am fat and out of shape, I dont want to be anymore! and I like this going back to the basics train of thought! I love to run!My favorite food is eggs! I am not sure about the best and worst parts of being primal yet I am sure I will learn!
08-30-2013, 06:30 AM
Your location:Marbella, Spain
Age (If you want): 44
How Primal are you:
Getting more primal every day...a personal trainer of mine always told me to put on lean muscle and keep fat down i had to eat like a caveman...finding this site has re-enforced that idea.
Do you consume dairy:
Yes...I love my cheeses but am trying to quit
Do you drink coffee or tea:
yes...green tea more these days but I do love a strong coffee in the morning
Motivator for switching to Primal:
Lose body fat increase lean muscle mass
Turkish get-ups....they are sheer murder but it feels great to finish your sets
Favorite Primal food:
Steak...I love fresh raw steak carpaccio
Best part about being Primal:
the first 200,000 years of mans existence cant be wrong
Worst part about being Primal:
Do i have to give up beer ??
08-30-2013, 06:40 AM
Well I pretty much was eating primal before reading the book. I work as a personal trainer/fitness supervisor and have been interested and fascinated by health and fitness for the better part of my life.
I am currently living in St. Paul, Minnesota.
I am 31 at the moment.
How primal am I? Well if I had to say I would say I am as primal as I need to be and happy with where I am at but always looking for ways to improve myself. I walk everyday, stick to the basics mostly for working out, do not chronic-fast paced cardio. I pretty much eat no-carbs minus the occasional burrito when I feel like it. I avoid almost all dairy with the exception of real grass-fed butter.
My motivation for switching to primal is that I feel like I have always been wired to be this way and a lot of signals in my life have been leading me down this road and now that I have found Mark's book I feel like it really has just solidified what I have known all along or tried to do. I must admit the eating more fat thing has probably been the part that has messed with my mind the most.
Favorite exercise is easily the push-up. I will do close to 200 hundred in one of my 20 minute workouts. I also love pull-ups but more so because they challenge me so much.
Favorite primal food is probably venison tenderloins with butter and fresh garlic. Only get them once a year but I look forward to them every time. Otherwise anything with fresh bison in it.
Best part about being primal is the energy I have.
Worst part about being primal is that I can be very cynical sometimes and when I walk through places like the state fair last night it hurts me and bothers me to see so many people poisoning themselves. But it is their body and their choices so...
I am happy to be a part of this community and look forward to getting even more primal and learning from everyone on here.
08-30-2013, 01:53 PM
Your location: Richmond, Virginia
Age (If you want): Will be 37 next Tuesday!
How Primal are you: I just started and I'm still learning more about it....Ideally, I would be 100 percent primal, but realistically it will probably be closer to 90 percent.
Do you consume dairy: Yes.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Black tea--hot in the winter, iced in the summer. I don't like coffee!
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health issues over the past year--I had high blood pressure from my last pregnancy (which seems to have finally come down). Recently, my doctor said my cholesterol is elevated (although just barely) and she wanted to put me on medication right away without even discussing any other options until I asked. I started researching and decided I want to have a healthier lifestyle instead of being stuck on a medication with potentially debilitating side effects.
Favorite exercise: I've always enjoyed walking. I'm finding that I really love dancing to music in our living room. Yes, I look like a complete fool, but I don't care!! It makes me so happy and it's a really fun way to get moving.
Favorite Primal food: Avocados--yum!
Best part about being Primal: I'm only on day 3 but I'm amazed by how much easier it is to move around. I suddenly feel light on my feet (hence the dancing!). My little aches and pains are gone. I almost have more energy than I know what to do with!
Worst part about being Primal: I get hit with some serious hunger pangs!
08-31-2013, 09:17 AM
Your location: Anchorage, Alaska
Age (If you want): 31
How Primal are you: Just starting
Do you consume dairy: Yes, milk kefir, cheese, butter, and yogurt
Do you drink coffee or tea: Green tea, herbal tea, no coffee (because of the caffeine) wish I could though
Motivator for switching to Primal: Multiple health problems
Favorite exercise: I enjoy walking
Favorite Primal food: I'm not sure yet
Best part about being Primal: It's closer to the way my people eat (Athabascan) which included Moose, Spruce Grouse, Rabbit, Ducks, Geese, Fish, Mushrooms and edible plants.
Worst part about being Primal: Detoxing from carbohydrates
08-31-2013, 04:58 PM
Questions: Too many to ask at the present time.
Location: North Carolina, USA
NOT PRIMAL, yet.
Dairy: little right now but enjoy yogurt normally
Coffee: daily 2 cups
Motivator: 50 and living more healthy.
Favorite exercise: really, none till I get into it
Favorite Primal: Not eating primal, but I love steak
Best part of being Primal: unknown as of yet
Worst part: Learning the "ropes"
08-31-2013, 05:11 PM
Your location: Pomona, California
Age (If you want): 23
How Primal are you: Mostly?
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Green tea daily. Coffee rarely (maybe once a month)
Motivator for switching to Primal: Want to be healthy
Favorite exercise: Pullups
Favorite Primal food: Chicken
Best part about being Primal: Feeling well.
Worst part about being Primal: Wanting ice cream, cake, pie, etc.
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