09-08-2013, 07:15 AM
I'm Marielle and i'm new around here. I found this website yesterday through a fan on Facebook. It's been interesting and motivating to read it all.
I'm from Holland and 30 years old.
I'm a recovering heart failure patient, thanks to a heavy case of Influenza. I have been trying to recover for 10 years but my sugar addiction is working against me... hence the need for a proper diet.
Your location: The hague in Holland
Age (If you want):30
How Primal are you:thinking about starting it but having no idea how... but I am a Pagan so the live style change shouldn't be too difficult
Do you consume dairy:right now, too much but I have been cutting down ever since I started delving into Paleo
Do you drink coffee or tea:tea... I don't like coffee at all
Motivator for switching to Primal:I finally want a full recovery and my energy back... some days I feel 80 and those days are more often than my feeling 30 days
Favorite Primal food:Don't know yet but I liked home made fries from sweet potatoes.
Best part about being Primal:still have to figure that one out
Worst part about being Primal:
09-08-2013, 11:23 AM
Hi! My name is Nina
location: Louisville, CO
how primal are you: following Mark's primal blueprint very very close. probably my only 'cheat' right now is some ranch dressing, for some reason, it seems to help me get off all of the refined carbs Ive been eating for years.
Dairy: very little
coffee: yes organic 2 cups
motivator: I am so tired of feeling like crap and being overweight. Everything I read is about balancing blood sugars and insulin, and the only way to achieve this is to eliminate the sources- sugar and refined carbs.
favorite exercise: jumping rope, planks, squats, hoping to run some when I am more in shape.
favorite primal food: love avocado, a beautiful steak, and lots of salad greens.
best part of primal: my energy is coming back!!
worst part of primal: don't see any downsides. Being healthy takes disipline and creating a balance in life for which I have been lacking for about a decade!
09-08-2013, 12:53 PM
Your location: Brooklyn
Age (If you want): 58
How Primal are you: about 80% maybe
Do you consume dairy: I do.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I do. Both.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Looking for wise council on fitness, body maintenance, wellness.
Favorite exercise: Very long walk, including from Brooklyn to Manhattan and back via the Williamsburg Bridge.
Favorite Primal food: Eggs.
Best part about being Primal: Injury-free fitness.
Worst part about being Primal: The whole caveman schtick.
09-08-2013, 01:22 PM
They don't want to be eaten by bugs
Originally Posted by bbouton
= natural pesticides present.
Also, I don't think wheat and etc are meant to be eaten and dispersed. The original wheat (triticeae subfamily) had kernels than easily broke off from the plant... So the plant probably depended on wind scattering or maybe the thistles allowed itself to attach to moving mammals.
Otherwise it doesn't make sense to have such a hard to digest shell over the starchy part that requires the aid of special bacterial symbiosis in herbivore's digestive tract or smashing the grain into pulp. It also doesn't make sense because the grain kernel IS the seed, not the seed covered by a tasty flesh like fruits are. So either the animal would not eat it because it cannot digest any part of the ingested parts (unlike fruits), or it is detrimental for the grain for the animal to ingest it because the seed is also digested and thus the genetics of the plant is not passed on. So the grain plant cannot hope for an animal to want to eat it when it does not offer any nutrition to the animal without destroying the seed itself.
That was see fully convoluted. Hope it made sense. My background is biochem not biology but I grew up collecting plant samples with my botanist parents.
09-09-2013, 07:00 PM
Your location: Lorain, Ohio
Age (If you want): 51
How Primal are you: Just Starting...
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: Preserving brain cells through detoxification that comes from eating clean.
Favorite exercise: Biking
Favorite Primal food: steak
Best part about being Primal: No answer yet
Worst part about being Primal: I am sure it will be no sugar at first
09-09-2013, 08:24 PM
Location: N. VA
(If you want): 44
How Primal are you: 90% ish
Do you consume dairy: Yes, half/half in coffee.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, with coconut oil and half & half.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Better overall health.
Favorite exercise(s): Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Mountain Biking. Body weight exercises.
Favorite Primal food: Meat and Veggies!
Best part about being Primal: Constant energy levels!
Worst part about being Primal: Eating well while traveling..
Last edited by flyjohno; 09-09-2013 at 10:53 PM.
09-10-2013, 02:31 AM
Your location: Massachusetts
Age (If you want): 34
How Primal are you: Total Noob
Do you consume dairy: Yes. Heavy cream in coffee.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both, but trying to move to more tea and limit coffee intake.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I wanted something natural and sustainable, as opposed to another fad that relied heavily on supplements and ridiculous compliance.
Favorite exercise: Programming from Military Athlete
Favorite Primal food: Anything that runs, flies, or swims; I'm a protein fiend.
Best part about being Primal: I dunno yet.
Worst part about being Primal: I dunno yet.
09-10-2013, 11:26 AM
Your location: Rochester, NH
Age (If you want): Almost 53
How Primal are you: approx 80% for the past 4 weeks
Do you consume dairy: Some. No milk, some hard cheese, occasional greek yogurt or sour cream
Do you drink coffee or tea: decaf in am
Motivator for switching to Primal: I had an unexpected total hysterectomy with a large section of my bowel removed. Gross right? For the past year and a half, I have been experiencing bloating, gas, irregular bowel habits. Sorry for the gross TMI. I finally had enough so switched to no processed foods because I had to try something. I'm very active, ate healthy (or so I thought), only whole grains, etc. Within one day of no grain and no legumes, I had no gas, bloating, etc!!!! More research has lead me to Paleo eating. Still in the learning stage and looking for more information.
Favorite exercise: Running, cycling, skiing
Favorite Primal food: avocado
Best part about being Primal: feeling great and losing weight
Worst part about being Primal: coming up with creative food ideas.
09-10-2013, 11:37 AM
Hi I have just joined the forum - I am from Northern Ireland
I have been following a low carb/paleo diet for around 2 months now.
I have some health issues I wanted to tackle and believe changing my diet will be the first step in this.
Do I consume dairy: Yes just milk in tea and a small amount of cheese, almond or coconut milk in shakes.
Yes to coffee and tea (mainly tea)
Favourite Exercise: Walking, running and Pilates
Favourite Primal Food: Fish or Meat
Best Part about being Primal: Losing weight, my skin has improved, having more energy and no sugar dips and improved moods
Worst part about being Primal: avoiding the buns/cakes in my workplace (and not feeling weird about it)
09-10-2013, 12:28 PM
I've just created a bio in my profile but, sticking with the program here:
Your location: NY, NY
Age (If you want): 57
How Primal are you: Quite (for 2+ months), I think. I am reading Blueprint now.
Do you consume dairy: Just quit dairy last week . I was 2+ months doing LCHF and hadn't lost any weight.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes (~ 2/day) & some
Motivator for switching to Primal: Specific weight & general health considerations.
Favorite exercise: I used to like to run but my hips are shot. So now I walk about 30 mins/day
Favorite Primal food: I love my farm fresh eggs, especially with sausage from a pig I once knew
Best part about being Primal: Not sure yet.
Worst part about being Primal: Not sure yet but I feel no hardship.
Last edited by greenporter; 09-11-2013 at 07:41 AM.
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