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.
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.
Your location: New York City
Age (If you want): 44
How Primal are you: Partially
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: I lost my infant son to SIDS on Christmas Day 2011. I am 44 and in a pre-diabetic state. I am totally focused on getting as healthy as I can be and getting pregnant.
Favorite exercise: Walking and Yoga are my equal favorites.
Favorite Primal food: Grass-fed lamb chops
Best part about being Primal: Feeling good all over
Worst part about being Primal: Other people think I'm crazy
Your location: Oklahoma
Age (If you want): 36
How Primal are you: 80%-ish, hoping to be 95%+ by 1/1/2014
Do you consume dairy: Heck yes. (not to make you too jealous, but we have a raw milk dairy just outside town. picked up some cheese curds yesterday...)
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health and weight loss
Favorite exercise: Spin Class! (don't wag your finger and invoke chronic Cardio at me--she's big on intervals and I typically use it as a sprint workout)
Favorite Primal food: Bacon, Cheese, seafood, bacon, a good steak, chicken, bacon, guacamole, sausage, fresh tomatoes, and bacon. Also Bacon.
Best part about being Primal: I have more mental and physical energy than i ever thought humanly possible.
Worst part about being Primal: staring at the bowl of corn chips at the local mexican joint after ordering a nice well-behaved plate of fajitas (hold the starches) and willing them not to go into my mouth (I usually fail, but have learned to limit the damage).
Hi all, I've been thinking about switching to a Paleo/Primal diet for a while and finally decided to take the plunge. Hopefully interacting with the forum will keep me on track :P
Your location: Cardiff, Wales
Age (If you want): 23
How Primal are you: Just beginning my transition, but hoping to be fully primal if all goes to plan
Do you consume dairy: At this moment yes. As a test to see if there are any benefits I would consider dropping this out of my diet in the future though
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee (many, many cups )
Motivator for switching to Primal: Years of poor diet, I lost a lot of weight a few years ago but have been in a spiral of dieting since. Reading this website has shown me how wide of the mark dieting advice is and I'd like to sort myself out...I loathe calorie counting also
Favorite exercise: Running, usually on a treadmill as it rains a lot here. Biking/Motorcycling, full body workout and it's a lot of fun
Favorite Primal food: Tomatoes, Peppers and Onions seem to be in everything I make, I also love strawberry and blueberry smoothies.
Best part about being Primal: Potential limitless I guess, health benifits, end of dieting cycle, no more binge eating. I hear a lot about clarity of thought which would be fantastic as I always feel foggy.
Worst part about being Primal: My own lack of creativity, I'm not the best cook and I have to learn to use ingredients I've never used before. Don't shout at me but I'm a vegetarian at the moment and eating meat (without feeling bad) will be something I will have to re-learn
Hi everybody! Been reading along here for a couple of months, figure it's time to dive in.
Your location: Central Illinois
How Primal are you: About 85-90%
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee.
Motivator for switching to Primal: A natural gravitation to eating real foods and less carbs made me start searching for something new, and I came across MDA. I'd like to lose some weight (20-25 pounds), but more importantly, I just want to be healthier, have more energy, etc.
Favorite exercise: Hiking! I just love being outdoors.
Favorite Primal food: Steak. (Mmmm, steak.)
Best part about being Primal: I have energy!
Worst part about being Primal: Dealing with other people who don't get it, who insist on telling me how unhealthy it is, because "you have to eat grains!"
Hi - long-time lurker, newbie poster. I've been reading and watching and getting my cravings under control. I followed PB to the letter about three years ago, lost the excess fat, and then when I had a dessert at a family gathering, I turned back into a sugar-devouring SAD monster again.
Now it's 2013, and I still have PCOS, am insulin-resistant, take drugs daily for migraines, and hit my Eek!-weight in June. I started eating more Primal again over the summer, cut out grains again, and lost 10 pounds. I've been following the PaleoPlan 21-Day Paleo Cleanse for the last couple weeks, and feel fantastic. I'm starting to worry about what I'm going to eat when the Cleanse is over (very strict Paleo) and I need some support. My goal is to kick the Metformin and get back into the "healthy" range on the weight charts.
Your location: Michigan
Age (If you want): 39
How Primal are you: strict Paleo (no dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, nightshades...for now)
Do you consume dairy: no (for now)
Do you drink coffee or tea: one cup of green tea/day
Motivator for switching to Primal: expand food options, and lose weight
Favorite exercise: walking
Favorite Primal food: bacon
Best part about being Primal: feel better
Worst part about being Primal: explaining to other ppl why I don't eat things with them (esp. family!)
Your location: Colorado, USA
How Primal are you?: Unfortunately, about 50/50
Do you consume dairy?: Sure do!
Do you drink coffee or tea?: Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm a stressed out graduate student and I've recently lost both of my parents to cancer... like within the last 9 months. I've adopted very poor habits, have stopped exercising, and have gained weight. I feel sick, tired, and frankly, very gross.
Favorite form of exercise: Hiking, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and good ol' strength training
Favorite Primal Food: MEAT
Best part about being Primal: I haven't taken the official, dedicated plunge yet so I can't really say. But I know I will be feeling better soon.
Worst part about being Primal: Explaining to others why BREAD IS REALLY BAD FOR YOU.
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Your location: The South, US
Age: Mid 40's
How Primal are you? Depends - Sometimes 80/20 - Most of the time 90/10 or 100%
Do you consume dairy? Yes - Whipping cream in my coffee and an occasional glass of organic low-fat milk when I crave it
Do you drink coffee or tea? Coffee - Would drink tea if I enjoyed it sweetened with Stevia
Motivator for switching to Primal: Bloating from grains - would like to get to my ideal weight before menopause
Favorite form of exercise: Treadmill
Favorite Primal Food: Bacon
Best part about being Primal: No more heartburn or bad dreams, hours more sleep at night, positive changes in my body's appearance
Worst part about being Primal: Eating away from home -- restaurants don't have 100% primal options, no more southern peas and butterbeans or organic sourdough bread sandwiches
Paleo Diet: 8-25-13 Wt: 185 BMI 27%
Primal Diet (Lower Fat/Carb): 9-27-13, Wt: 176.4
Potato Hack Diet (Rotation): 11-12-13, Wt: 171.2
Primal Diet (LF/C) Rotation: 11-19-13, Wt: 165
CW: 161.2 GW: 130 CBMI: 25.7%
Mid 40's - 5'8"
"He brought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me." Psalm 18:19
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