10-14-2013, 05:28 AM
Hi everyone, I'm very new to Paleo.....good friends of mine have been living the primal life for about four years and are lookin and feeling great!
I briefly looked into this lifestyle about two years ago but decided the change would be too drastic and leave my children (fussy little turds) starving....well one of them at least!
After having nearly a year out of work and a miscarriage I woke up one day and realised I've gained nearly 12kgs and I'm not getting any younger. So in the last few weeks i have been researching paleo again and lets be honest who doesnt love the idea of eating bacon everyday!!! So here i am one week in and loving it! To top it off ive already been told my face looks thinner!
Your location: Sydney
Age (If you want): 38
How Primal are you: I'm doing my utmost to be 100% but perhaps 85%!
Do you consume dairy: at the moment only in my morning tea
Do you drink coffee or tea: see above!
Motivator for switching to Primal: wanting to achieve great health n wellbeing!
Favorite exercise: umm don't really do any designated exercise at the moment....I teach swimming so I'm in the pool moving around often and I do love swimming!
Favorite Primal food: Sebatien Noel's butter chicken!
Best part about being Primal: in one week I'm noticing I am not that hungry and feel better oh and my skin isn't as dry as normal (for me)!
Worst part about being Primal: too soon yet to know!
10-14-2013, 05:32 PM
Your location: New Hampshire USA
Age (If you want): 51
How Primal are you: Newbie (5 days in)
Do you consume dairy: no
Do you drink coffee or tea: tea, hot or cold
Motivator for switching to Primal: lost 50 lbs on Dukan and hurt hip exercising, regained 35, ugh! Need to get back to feeling great. Dukan just doesn't work for me now, not enough food choices.
Favorite exercise: walking, running (when I could), hiking
Favorite Primal food: chicken sausage
Best part about being Primal: variety
Worst part about being Primal: none yet
10-14-2013, 09:22 PM
Your location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Age (If you want): 39
How Primal are you: 9 weeks in
Do you consume dairy: Yes, love my tea
Do you drink coffee or tea: See above
Motivator for switching to Primal: Been pretty much overweight all my life and an rapidly approaching the big 40....
Favorite exercise: I enjoy running
Favorite Primal food: Eggs and steak
Best part about being Primal: Get to eat meat the way it was supposed to be enjoyed......
Worst part about being Primal: do miss bread..... That's the main one I guess.... Lol
Hi all have been trying to follow the PB for the last 9 weeks now with certain goals I've put in place....and even though I've had the odd cheat I've met every goal!!
I've lost 26Lbs!! I feel great. I've just been away on holiday with my gorgeous family for three weeks to florida.... I only lost 1.5 kilos but I actually went on holiday and lost weight!!!
I've never eaten do many veggies in my life and I have so much more energy!!
Awesome diet and loving it!!!
Thanks for all your help on my journey it's much appreciated.....
10-15-2013, 04:04 AM
I have been lurking around at MDA since over a year. Thought I'd give the forums a shot. So here goes...
Your location: Mumbai, India
Age (If you want):41
How Primal are you: Apart from Yogurt and a splash of milk in my tea / coffee, I stick to what Mark has to say.
Do you consume dairy: Yes. Yogurt & milk (full fat) in tea / coffee
Do you drink coffee or tea:Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: I had high blood pressure (was on pills), very high triglycerides, fatty liver, high LDL and total cholestrol, low HLD and I was also over-weight (97.8 kgs end of Aug 2012). Was on the verge of starting Statins and had recently failed at stopping alcohol after 10 days of being sober.
Favorite exercise: Name says it - Squats. When I started, I did 3 squats and had horrible cramps for 3 days.
Favorite Primal food: Roasted almond butter
Best part about being Primal: I can eat all the eggs, meat & fat in the world and since I am a foodie, I have found my love for cooking
Worst part about being Primal: Got to plan for meals
10-15-2013, 12:19 PM
Telling my whole story in the success thread: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread96437.html
Your location: Woodstock, GA
Age (If you want): 52
How Primal are you: Probably 90%, using a modified regimen of my own that is still evolving.
Do you consume dairy: Aged cheeses and real cream for coffee only
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: Started my conversion following a 2010 heart attack and have developed it ever since.
Favorite exercise: Running, weightlifting, and hiking.
Favorite Primal food: Steak.
Best part about being Primal: Where do you begin to answer this?
Worst part about being Primal: Giving up sweets is bittersweet. The benefit is self-motivating but the temptation is sometimes still there.
Last edited by NewOldGuy; 10-15-2013 at 01:56 PM.
10-15-2013, 01:12 PM
Your location: Dover, DE
Age (If you want): 42
How Primal are you: 0 just getting started today going to shoot for 80/20 - 72/25 initially.
Do you consume dairy: yes, for now, but will be getting it down to very low consumption levels.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both but not daily
Motivator for switching to Primal: Want to try something new that is really old!
Favorite exercise: Sex
Favorite Primal food: Not there yet, making a Primal beef stir fry tonight served on sliced cabbage.
Best part about being Primal:Increased health benefits
Worst part about being Primal: Leaving behind (for the most part) my comfort foods. Pizza is my number one diet killer.
10-15-2013, 01:18 PM
Your location: California, USA
Age (If you want): 30
How Primal are you: Started out quasi-vegan, getting more primal over time
Do you consume dairy: Nope.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Hot tea.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I've been experiencing the regenerative power of my own body by assisting it through diet.
Favorite exercise: Jump rope, hula hooping
Favorite Primal food: I only get one choice? Haha!
Best part about being Primal: How satiated my body feels.
Worst part about being Primal: Any deviation can back up my bowels.
10-15-2013, 03:23 PM
Your location: New York, capitol region
Age (If you want): 15
How Primal are you: Not as primal as I used to be. I try my best to do what I know is best for my body, but adherence has become more difficult lately for some reason
Do you consume dairy: I love yogurt. I'm beginning to think I should stay away from it but a good, simple whole milk yogurt with nuts, chia seeds, and berries is pretty hard to beat. Favorite brands are Stonybrook and Fage.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee.. love the smell, hate the taste. I do like a nice steaming cup of herbal tea though, helps me relax.
Motivator for switching to Primal:
Began eating more consciously a little over 1 year ago and eventually it turned into an obsession. I was competitively rowing around the clock while calorie restricting on a conventional healthy diet. I lost a bit of weight, probably around 4-6 lbs, but my mentality about food was not healthy. When I discovered paleo and eventually MDA (especially when I read up on the science behind it all) I realized I needed to change. Began eating more by instinct rather than numbers and became happier, healthier, and stronger.
I do mostly weight lifting and my favorite lift changes every now and then. Lately I've been getting into olympic lifts and crossfit style stuff and as of right now my favorite lift is the squat clean.
Favorite Primal food: wild atlantic mackerel. Whole, off the grill with a pinch of truffle salt. The head is the best part, no joke.
Best part about being Primal:
You feel satiated all the time and have great energy, I actually can't remember any time when I felt truly hungry or felt low on steam while eating and acting 100% primal. At other times, however, it is a lot more noticeable.
Worst part about being Primal: Living in a house with a family that doesn't share your interests in health/fitness and the cost of quality food (on top of the non primal food the rest of the fam likes). Its hard to stick to it when you know the nuisance you can be "did you cook these veggies in vegetable oil?" "Where is this pork from?" etc
Last edited by James Ming; 10-15-2013 at 03:27 PM.
10-15-2013, 09:18 PM
Hope I can find some local primal people to help me reach my final goal.
Your location: South Jersey (Hammonton: halfway between Philly and Atlantic City)
Age (If you want): born 1970
How Primal are you: Pretty primal. Need to play more though.
Do you consume dairy: Yes. Cottage cheese, Italian Cheeses, Greek Yogurt, milk and cream.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both. Coffee daily, green tea when I feel like making it.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Tired of being as big as I was. I read the primal blueprint and it made sense.
Favorite exercise: Weights and walking.
Favorite Primal food: Meat! Seafood.
Best part about being Primal: The weight loss.
Worst part about being Primal: Passing on the Sunday Pasta (even though I'm the one who makes it).
10-15-2013, 10:12 PM
Age (If you want):22
How Primal are you:75-35?? I would like to think so anyway
Do you consume dairy:Milk-no, cheese-occasionally
Do you drink coffee or tea:Both! I love!!
Motivator for switching to Primal: To be healthy, but I had been struggling with weight my whole life, nothing worked. I was not happy with myself and I needed a miracle.
Favorite exercise: Walking, biking, and hiking
Favorite Primal food: Bacon. Who can say it's not?
Best part about being Primal: Knowing I am controlling what I am eating and I can exercise without hating it. I feel great.
Worst part about being Primal: I love Ireland and Korea and I love their food. When I some of the rice or potatoes, I bloat bad. I also don't always get all of my exercise in during the week. I also can't get quite as much sleep as I need to my school and work schedule.
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