10-17-2013, 06:30 PM
Hi, I'm Renee.
Your location: St. Louis, MO
Age (If you want): 56
How Primal are you: newbie
Do you consume dairy: cheese, butter and SCDiet 24 hour yogurt
Do you drink coffee or tea: no
Motivator for switching to Primal: feel better
Favorite exercise: walking
Favorite Primal food: bacon
Best part about being Primal: I don't know yet
Worst part about being Primal: I don't know yet
10-18-2013, 01:23 AM
I just want to introduce myself and send greetings from Germany!
female, like sports, interested in nutrition, a bit fed up with dieting/couting calories, food reglementation (no, I'm not over weight but since I was 12 living in a diet-world).
I'm new to this "family" here - reading the threads I got this impression - and I'm looking foward to discuss.
For now I'm not really into the PB (especially the nutrition), but eager to learn and test. Intuitive eating is what I'm aiming at.
Sorry for idiomatic/ spelling mistakes - I'm not a native speaker!
Have a nice day!
10-18-2013, 10:56 AM
Your location: Chicago, IL
Age (If you want): 28
How Primal are you: Currently 99.9%
Do you consume dairy: Butter!
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: I have a history of migraines, like really bad migraines. Since going primal I don't even experience the less intense headaches anymore. Life changing.
Favorite exercise: Lifting... Jumping... Stretching... Running... Resistance
Favorite Primal food: All of it... meats and veggies- yum!
Best part about being Primal: My energy and productivity
Worst part about being Primal: Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza (sigh)...
10-18-2013, 02:28 PM
Your location: Rochester, NY
Age (If you want): 37
How Primal are you: 100% (with the exception of Mayonnaise)
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: No
Motivator for switching to Primal: I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and I am hoping to help alleviate some of the symptoms of the disease.
Favorite exercise: Walking, when I can, and playing with my children.
Favorite Primal food: Rutabagas.
Best part about being Primal: I am putting myself, and my needs first.
Worst part about being Primal: Having to cook three different dinners every night. One for my husband who is a vegetarian, one for our two young girls, and then one for myself. I am hoping to change this once they see how well I am doing, and loving the primal food choices.
I am 12 days in, and still going strong! Woohoo.
10-18-2013, 06:50 PM
Hi everyone..... I'm a new Asian female to this forum and would just like to introduce myself....😊. I stumbled upon this website & has been following the forum thread for a month before I finally picked up the courage to join in (my first ever public announcement that I have an eating disorder!).
Would be be great to hear any help from all of you!
living in : Asia
age: 35 years
weight/height: 48kg / 163cm / around 10kg fats (according to my scale)
hobbies: running, baking, eating (ESP sweets 😖
Medical history: diagnosed with high cholesterol (above 300 points) last December. Stopped having my period since May 2012 - don't know why???
reason for wanting to go primal:
I've been on a compulsive eating behavior since 2 years ago when I fell in love with running. Would go all out bingeing whole day uncontrollable on everything insight in a day - 5 to 8 scoops of ice creams, 3 to 5 slices of cakes or bread at one seating....uncontrollable bingeing, especially on desserts, for 2 to 3 hours nonstop. I would feel so guilty & bloated and then I'll take laxatives to make myself feel better. I'll start the next day feeling bloated & telling myself not to repeat this again....will be good all the way till after dinner....then BAMM....it starts all over again with late night dessert binges!
the worse thing is I do all these in secret by myself cos I feel so ashamed of myself.... I am hoping to try primal living so that I don't have to keep tracking my calories everyday & be able live normally like my peers around me. (Doesn't help when I'm living in Asia where rice and grains is the staple food)
10-19-2013, 09:11 AM
Age (If you want):19
How Primal are you:95% (Sriracha....)
Do you consume dairy:Only Organic and Local
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: Its the natural human diet
Favorite exercise: Squat
Favorite Primal food:Eggs
Best part about being Primal: Ignoring 80% of Grocery Isles
Worst part about being Primal: None
10-20-2013, 10:43 AM
Whats up everyone, just saw this thread, so I figured I would comply with the "obligatory" rules lol.
Age (If you want): 22
How Primal are you: Pretty primal, I've completely eliminated grains from my diet, legumes and really limit nuts. I have recently fallen (back) in love with dairy and its amazing taste and benefits. Train heavy and hard, varying how many times per week. Would like to play more (never enough play)
Do you consume dairy: Absolutely
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, tea mostly, coffee on occasion
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health reasons. Coming from being a bodybuilder grains were the staple of my diet, so I'm reaping a lot of rewards from the switch.
Favorite exercise: Too many to choose one, although I suppose for now it would be weightlifting
Favorite Primal food: Meat + Greens + Cheese
Best part about being Primal: Health benefits
Worst part about being Primal: Eating the delicious out unhealthy food isn't quite the same. (feel wise)
10-20-2013, 07:51 PM
Joining the crowd
[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: Le Roy, NY
Age (If you want): 70
How Primal are you: Somewhat,Right now focusing on lower carbs
Do you consume dairy: Some yogurt
Do you drink coffee or tea: Decaf coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: Recent diagnosis of type 2 diabetes
Favorite exercise: walking
Favorite Primal food: fish and seafood
Best part about being Primal: health
Worst part about being Primal: restrictions
10-21-2013, 09:28 AM
Good morning all, my name is Lydia, and I'm 34 in Canoga Park (Los Angeles), CA.
I've been reading MDA for a while now, and have been low carb, but am making the commitment to being primal. I would say I start off 80% primal. I do consume dairy, but have been working on limiting it in the past few weeks. I am a heavy coffee drinker between 6am and 10am, but I've switched to decaf.
As for why I switched to primal..... it just makes sense. I come here for the science, so figured why am I not doing it all 100%.
My favorite exercise is either swimming or hiking. I rarely get to go swimming as I HATE public pools, but I do get to go hiking 1-2times a week. My favorite primal food is probably this Italian concoction I made: bacon, chicken, tomatoes, onions and pine nuts. I usually serve with a steamed veggie of some kind. I know BAS is big, but since I was forced to eat salads as a child, I gag every time now. I'm trying really hard to incorporate them, but so far..... no such luck.
Best part of being primal: how I feel when I make healthy choices.
Worst part of being primal: the thought and effort that goes into it.
10-21-2013, 08:56 PM
Your location: Vancouver, BC
Age (If you want): 26
How Primal are you: Diet: No grains. No dairy other than a little butter. No processed foods. Mostly eat a lot of bone broth, roasts, all kinds of grass fed meats, and lots and lots of vegetables. Avoid starchy vegetables for the most part. Lots of veg juices. Some fruits every couple of days. No eggs - I can't handle the smell or taste.
Lifestyle: Barefoot or barefoot-like footwear the vast majority of the time. Exercise is still too 'workout' based and not enough play; enjoy hiking, swimming, cycling, and start climbing tomorrow. Sleep 8+ hours most nights. All natural hygiene products.
Do you consume dairy: Only grass fed butter.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Only organic green tea.
Motivator for switching to Primal: My wife and son. She read the GAPS book but it sounded too regimented, Paleo sounded reasonable. I wanted to finally be fit and healthy again. I wanted to be in less pain which has been chronic since a serious car accident. I wanted to be able to serve my wife and play with my son.
Favorite exercise: I'm not sure yet, my pain stopped me from enjoying exercise. One day I'd love to be able to ski and mountain bike again. I'd also love to hike and camp.
Favorite Primal food: Anything my wife makes, she should have a primal cooking show and restaurant! Pork butt roast is a favourite.
Best part about being Primal: Less pain and more energy.
Worst part about being Primal: The feeling of everything I do being intentional, I find it hard to switch that mentality off. I don't want the pain levels to increase again.
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