10-04-2013, 07:35 AM
Hi- I have been "there" with dealing with social situations and comments. I hope this forum can give us all the support we need! In social situations, I found the best way is to say "I don't eat that anymore because of my health", if queried, I just say it makes me sick. Giving more information than that seems to invite much more input or discussion than I want. Traveling is the hardest for me, have not been successful with it, which has caused me to regain 20 pounds and I am sure I am bloated from inflammation again. SO frustrating to think I am starting over again, but trying to keep my thoughts positive!!
10-04-2013, 12:31 PM
my name is Gagh. If there are any startrek fans out there they’ll know 'gagh' is best eaten when alive. I live near Amsterdam in the Netherlands and am 39. I see myself as a Primal wannabe. I am not there yet but am working on it. I do consume dairy and drink tea every once in a while. My motivation for primal living? It just sounds logic doesn’t it? My favorite exercise must be walking and playing with my dogs. A couple of weeks ago I rediscoverd bacon and find that so jummy. Being primal has surely bumped up my energy levels, made my sleep sounder and makes me feel less bloated or heavy. What I do not like about Primal living? That most interesting programs on the television are in the evening and thus way past my newly bedtime.
I am very pleased to meet you,
10-05-2013, 02:05 AM
Hi everybody, my name is Gianfranco, and I am Italian. Very good forum, and very good blog. Thanks Mark!
Your location: I live in Budapest, Hungary, and Siracusa, Italy
Age (If you want):45
How Primal are you: I have been trying the paleo/primal for 2 weeks now, after 2 months of Zone diet. I still more or less follow the protein and carbs intake suggested by the zone, but I have cut cereals legumes and dairy
Do you consume dairy: no
Do you drink coffee or tea: I drink tea, I have cut the coffee after the first week of primal, because my IBS seemed not to improve
Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to be lean and healthy
Favorite exercise: I am a runner. I know that endurance is not considered primal. I think I will avoid to run more than 40/50 minutes, therefore.
Favorite Primal food: salmon
Best part about being Primal: mental sharpness
Worst part about being Primal:none!
10-05-2013, 02:46 AM
Your location: Hayward, California
Age (If you want): 43
How Primal are you: Right now 60%
Do you consume dairy: Very Little
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea, Iced or Hot
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health Issues/Disability
Favorite exercise: Barefoot Walking/Sprinting
Favorite Primal food: Fish/Ground Turkey neck and neck.
Best part about being Primal: No craving or feelings of missing out.
Worst part about being Primal: No Bread....I love bread.
10-05-2013, 06:34 AM
Your location: France, near to Paris
Age (If you want): 20
How Primal are you: a beginner of 100% primal
Do you consume dairy: No or rarely
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health, streigth and weight
Favorite exercise: I used to run but I know it is not ideal, I will soon begin the exercises recommended
Favorite Primal food: fish generally
Best part about being Primal: be in harmony with nature
Worst part about being Primal: misunderstanding of other
10-05-2013, 03:21 PM
Your location: Houston
Age (If you want): 52
How Primal are you: The past 2 weeks.....very
Do you consume dairy: Yogurt and hard cheese....
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee....
Motivator for switching to Primal: Love Atkins but wanted to go a step further with eliminating processed foods
Favorite exercise: TRX variety...
Favorite Primal food: Now addicted to Liver and Onions. Help
Best part about being Primal: More energy
Worst part about being Primal: Nothing!
10-05-2013, 07:59 PM
Your location: Idaho Falls, Id
Age (If you want):38
How Primal are you: getting there
Do you consume dairy: cheese only
Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee, daily, with hazelnut creamer
Motivator for switching to Primal: strength, health, and weight loss
Favorite exercise: martial arts
Favorite Primal food: steak
Best part about being Primal: i'll figure that out as I go along
Worst part about being Primal: i'll figure that out as I go along
So, I've been reading and 'playing around with' Primal since about June. Half-assedly, I've gone from 240lbs to 220lbs. I still have a way to go. Hope that this forum will keep me motivated during this progress.
10-06-2013, 01:50 PM
Your location: oh
Age (If you want):20
How Primal are you: rather new have tried before but got turned off it because I am an endurance athlete and needes more carbs and feared fat
Do you consume dairy: very little in coffee
Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: feel better, eliminate bloat, loose ten, increase overall health
Favorite exercise: pull up
Favorite Primal food: salmon
Best part about being Primal: health
Worst part about being Primal: trying to be okay with eating a lot of fat
10-06-2013, 06:14 PM
I posted for the first time today but I have been reading for a couple of weeks. Here I am:
French Canadian, F, 40 yo, single mom of a wonderful teenage girl.
I consume dairy only in coffee (cream, not milk, but more and more I replace it with coconut milk)
My motivation for switching to Primal was that I wanted to quit smoking and I was afraid of gaining weight, being already 30 lbs overweight. I did quit, a month ago, and I've been Primal for 2 months now. And I am loosing weight. *see me smiling*
I do 15 minutes of yoga in the morning, straight out of bed, then some squats and push ups. I walk 40-45 minutes in the evening and if it rains (which happens a lot in the fall here) I do some more yoga, push-ups, sit-ups and squats at a slow pace for 30 minutes.
Favorite Primal food: BBQed steak with lots of spinaches.
Best part about being Primal: Health, absolutely the whole health! I feel better, I sleep better, I look better!
Worst part about being Primal: So far, can't really complain.
10-07-2013, 08:26 PM
Age (If you want): 38
How Primal are you: just started so I'm not sure yet
Do you consume dairy: Just a drop in my dandelion/chicory root tea but will phase that out due to PCOS
Do you drink coffee or tea: just roasted dandelion/chicory root "tea"
Motivator for switching to Primal: PCOS & Endometriosis, history of recurrent miscarriages. I want to drop 65 pounds
Favorite exercise: Hiking/bushwalking
Favorite Primal food: no favourites (yet)
Best part about being Primal: not sure, I have only just started. Until today I didn't even know there was a difference between Primal and Paleo so I have alot to learn
Worst part about being Primal: no more toast dripping with melted butter
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