10-24-2013, 12:15 PM
Your location: Long Island NY
Age (If you want): 34
How Primal are you: I would say I'm mostly primal.
Do you consume dairy: I do consume dairy but I try to be selective about it. I have yogurt made from grass fed cows and a bit of regular whole milk in my coffee unless I can get grass fed whole milk or hemp milk. Once in a while I will have a salad with goat cheese or maybe Gorgonzola, but that is few and far between.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I have at least 1-2 cups of coffee a day with raw sugar and either hemp milk/grass fed whole milk/regular whole milk.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I had lost about 65lb a few years ago and have since put most of it back on and while looking back at my notes that I kept while loosing the weight initially I realized that I was actually following a primal lifestyle so I wanted to get back to the point that I had felt the best.
Favorite exercise: Dead lifts, no question.
Favorite Primal food: Meat!!! and Bacon...
Best part about being Primal: Not feeling toxic and lethargic.
Worst part about being Primal: Trying to find a restaurant that can serve quality meat and vegetables.
I have been reading the site for a few months and thought it was time that i jumped in.
10-24-2013, 01:06 PM
Your location: Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Age (If you want): 34
How Primal are you: Strictly primal
Do you consume dairy: Yes, cheese.
Do you drink coffee or tea: No.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Better health and loss weight
Favorite exercise: Sprint
Favorite Primal food: Steak
Best part about being Primal: More energy and burn fat. Delicious food too.
Worst part about being Primal: Eat out house.
10-25-2013, 08:33 AM
Your location: Central Florida USA
Age (If you want): 62
How Primal are you: 95%, I try for 100% but am not obsessive
Do you consume dairy: no except per month about 1/4 cup KerryGold grass fed butter, 1/8 cup creamed cheese and 1 lb aged cheese.
Do you drink coffee or tea: black decaffeinated coffee one cup per day
Motivator for switching to Primal: I am a physiologist, makes pure sense, can't beat the logic or science, and I got results
Favorite exercise: swimming, sailing
Favorite Primal food: bacon
Best part about being Primal: health and sense of well-being
Worst part about being Primal: Less beer, went from 6 Coronas a day to two Bud Select 55s a day
Here is my story. I am a professional physiologist, specialist in carbohydrate metabolism. The more I researched and studied carbs, fats, inflammation triggers, polyphenolics and designed custom diets to manage diseases (using medical foods), the closer and closer I came to realize I was advocating a paleo diet. Adding some logic (and not rejecting ALL foods that were not available 15,000 years ago, but allowing those that fit the concept metabolically) and lifestyle changes brought me to Primal. I am male, was 224 lbs (did not look fat at all though), 6 ft, with triglycerides 321 and TC 322, BP 134/85. I made my own induction phase. For one month I had one egg and 1 cup black coffee for breakfast, a 10 oz bag of leaf salad at lunch, a mixed salad (lettuce, broccolli, cauliflower, carrots) and all the seafood I could eat for dinner. Only drank water. In one month the triglycerides and LDLs were cut in half and within recommended range, BP 117/80, weight 194. From then on I consumed a "normal" Primal diet, probably very close to what Mark Sisson eats, but I do not exercise nearly as much, I consume 1 glass of red wine and 2 Bud 55s a day, and 4 oz aged cheese over the weekends. My numbers have remained the same for months, but I am now down to 190. I feel great and folks tell me I look great.
Last edited by mjahrens; 10-25-2013 at 08:53 AM.
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10-27-2013, 02:20 PM
Your location: Netherlands
Age (If you want):53
How Primal are you:About 80-90%
Do you consume dairy:yes - I can't find any non dairy alternative to low fat milk in my morning coffee - don't like fatty coffee - and I love yogurt especially Turkish - 10% fat
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes all the time - though I have cut the coffee to 2-3 cup mainly decaf and drink herbal teas the rest of the day
Motivator for switching to Primal: have always been keen on good fresh organic home grown food but cutting grains and pulses seems to work with me too - Having Gone primal I can tell I don't have a gluten allergy but I have always enjoyed a relatively low carb diet (below 100g) and it is much easier without the grains etc.
Favorite exercise: Strength training and walking and hiking (can't decide which is favourite)
Favorite Primal food: Smoked salmon?
Best part about being Primal: feel good, and lose weight in fits and starts especially as i practice 5/2 diet with it
Worst part about being Primal: not wanting to eat he foods I used to enjoy!
10-27-2013, 09:10 PM
Your location: Montana, USA
Age (If you want): 42
How Primal are you: Total newbie.
Do you consume dairy: Some cheese, small amounts of whole milk
Do you drink coffee or tea: tea only, never picked up a taste for coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: I was injured badly in a car accident, and I'm trying to deal with residual, chronic damage/pain, and finally faced the fact I need to correct my severe bad eating habits that I've been wallowing in since the accident which has piled on the weight consequently exacerbating the initial damage.
Favorite exercise: I haven't tried anything since the accident :-(
Favorite Primal food: Let y'all know in a few weeks
Best part about being Primal: Haven't decided yet.
Worst part about being Primal: So far, nothing :-)
10-28-2013, 12:25 AM
Age (If you want):
How Primal are you:35%
I used have gains and all
Do you drink coffee or tea:
Motivator for switching to Primal:
started out as an experiment, half a year ago, and I found it fantastic, no sugar dip before meals, and no after meal "coma"
Favorite Primal food:
Best part about being Primal:
Makes me feel good
Worst part about being Primal:
10-28-2013, 06:53 AM
2. Age: 53
3. Totally, first I did Whole 30, then on the 21 Challenge
4. Dairy: no
5. Coffee: no. Tea: only herb or cinnamon, ginger or yogi tea
6. motivator and my goals: health and happiness and weight
7. Exercise: dancing, walking, archery
8. Food favorite: ground meat with beets and coconut milk in a stew, But I just love all of the real paleofood
9. Happy, calm, energy, no cravings for sweets, lost weight about 15kg
10. nothing at all!
10-28-2013, 06:53 AM
Your location: Netherlands
Age (If you want): 25
How Primal are you: 85-90%
Do you consume dairy: Yup
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both, please.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Sounded interesting, paleo sounded interesting but a bit 'too much', reading The Primal Blueprint just made a lot of sense.
Favorite exercise: Bodyweight exercises! At the moment I'd say my favourite exercise is the decline push up but that might just be because of how epic I feel for even being able to do those
Favorite Primal food: Bananas! Still can't get over the fact that I never realised that if flour-based banana pancakes were awesome it would be much, much better if you just combine egg with banana (and perhaps some coconut flour or dried coconut - but I think plain egg/banana pancakes are the best. Ever.)
Best part about being Primal: Enjoying real, good-for-you, food much more than when my tastebuds were being ruined by all the sugar and additives in processed junk.
Worst part about being Primal: Sometimes being thought of as weird. Oh... and farts got a lot smellier.
10-29-2013, 03:45 AM
Have you tried almond milk? You can make your own too if there are no unsweetened brands sold over there.
Originally Posted by NZNL
How to make almond milk coffee creamer at home.
10-30-2013, 04:18 AM
Your location: Winter Haven, FL
Age (If you want): 45
How Primal are you: 90%+
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: Green Tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health Reasons
Favorite exercise: Bicycle Sprints
Favorite Primal food: Seafood
Best part about being Primal: I feel great!
Worst part about being Primal: Increased expense for organic/grass fed/wild caught/etc.
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