12-28-2013, 12:16 PM
Hello Paleo world...
Your location: East Sussex UK
Age (If you want):50
How Primal are you: 80% (Am reading PHD and thinking this makes sense)
Do you consume dairy: yes, a little
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes, a little
Motivator for switching to Primal: Throat issues, possible GERD, possible lots of things - in conclusive Dr's etc.
Favorite exercise: gym
Favorite Primal food: All things meat
Best part about being Primal: I'm quite new to this but I hoping for better health and mental clarity
Worst part about being Primal: Have lost tons of weight... really. Need to get some back
12-28-2013, 04:11 PM
Location is Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia Canada
I am fully Primal. Began with LCHF, moved to Paelo then Primal. I cannot live w/o dairy and Paelo so strict
I eat some cheese, use heavy cream in tea and love plain greek yogurt
I drink coffee during the day and a cup of tea in the evening
Have switched to Primal because of being able to eat Dairy. Also found this website and am impressed with Mark. I can't read enough!
Favorite exercise is walking. Also do pushups and squats. Working on sprints
Favorite food = dairy
Best part - More energy, handle high stress job better, moods improved and I feel in control .. no more sugar cravings
Worst part: Have not found it yet, if it exists
12-29-2013, 03:36 PM
I'm Char (charpower),
Here are my answers to the questions.
Your location: Philadelphia, PA
Age (If you want):39
How Primal are you: Not very... Today is my first day seriously considering it.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, occasionally... for coffee.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: I think I may have some gluten intolerance and I am pre-diabetic.
Favorite exercise: Walking at the moment. I just bought some kettlebells but haven't used them.
Favorite Primal food: Chicken
Best part about being Primal: Being able to eat butter lol
Worst part about being Primal: Clearing out my cabinets
12-30-2013, 12:19 PM
Just a quick hello, I've been looking at the site and reading some of the posts for a short while so thought it was about time I joined in!
Your location: Hampshire, UK
Age (If you want): 32
How Primal are you: Getting back into it. My wife and I did about 6 months and were fairly "good" but after falling pregnant she slipped out of it and I quickly followed (the lure of pizza was a little too strong!) but now, 6 months into the pregnancy she's decided to get back into it and, after starting to notice the ill effects of carbs again, I'm doing the same.
Do you consume dairy: some, cheese is a real weakness for me at the moment and a bit of milk in tea
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea yes, and some coffee but cutting that down
Motivator for switching to Primal: general health for both of us and weight management more than loss for me
Favorite exercise: cycling (not as much as I'd like) and swimming (4k per week when work allows)
Favorite Primal food: egg and bacon muffins for breakfast!
Best part about being Primal: energy levels
Worst part about being Primal: no Maryland Cookies
12-30-2013, 07:47 PM
Hello my name is Zlatko from Grayslake Illinois
I have been eating primal 3 months...i have a cheat meal 2-3 times a month or when i drink beer 2-3 times a month.
Crossfit is the reason i started primal/paleo and I have lost 30 pounds since 10/2012. I feel healthy and fit.
My day is usually B-eggs and bacon w veggies, L-lean meat w salad half avocado, D-lean meat w veggies.
I snack on almonds,walnuts,fruit and almond butter...1-2 snacks a day. Once in a while ill make almond pancakes or some paleo bars/cookies.
I drink water, coffee, tea, mineral water and beer 2-3 times a month depends how often i go out 28 years old lol.
I crossfit 5 times a week, play basketball,volleyball,soccer, tennis when i have time. Im a auto technician.
Love eating this way because I feel great, healthy, athletic, energetic don't see it as a diet more of a lifestyle
Supplements: fish oil, d3, zma at night, and paleo protein when needed.
Last edited by mzlatko7; 12-30-2013 at 07:51 PM.
12-31-2013, 05:34 PM
So I'm a newbie coming to do the introductory thingy, here goes:
Your location: New Zealand, Northland
Age (If you want): 34
How Primal are you: I'm only starting out, have IBS, Gluten Intolerance, Lactose issues, Biliary Dyskinesia, ever since I had my Gall Bladder removed and my pancreas took a huge hit you name it if it has to do with digestion - I got issues with it.
Do you consume dairy: normally yes - yougurt, cream and sourcream, cheese (will forego to start)
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, Tea - Red Bush and Green Tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: Living Healthy without all the issues
Favorite exercise: Yoga/Pilates, Dance, Walk/Jog, Resistance
Favorite Primal food: All
Best part about being Primal: Yet to find out, Hoping to just feel good, no more pain, no more illness...
Worst part about being Primal: No Pasta!!, I have Italian in my blood.
Looking forward to meeting/making new friends and finding some support on my new journey.
Cheers from Down Under.
12-31-2013, 06:23 PM
Thought id best put an entry here before I get into this forum!
I started primal/paleo eating nearly a year ago, while pregnant.
I was motivated after I had researched homemade food for my pets, realising commercial pet food is a massive scam and opening my eyes to a bit of the blindness that comes with exposure to media, advertising and big corporations etc
So then i decided to look up what people should really be eating too.
And I discovered paleo/primal.
So now my cats eat primal (sounds so natural for a carnivore!) And so do I.
I cheat a little, occasional ice cream or pizza, coffee, beer, oh and chocolate!
I have a 7mo son whom will eat primal too, so ill tighten my reigns as he gets older. Im not sure about my stance on dairy yet. Im eating yogurt but I have a slight dry skin issue...
Im here because I want to get into it more. Make time to make a tasty meal. Have recipes and meal plans. Be focused and cheat less. And get into the lifestyle more.
I feel so much better for it! And I know I have room to feel even better.
And I want the best for my son.
I forget all the questions I was meant to answer! I just rambled.
01-01-2014, 05:31 AM
Hi everyone! My name is Mary, and I recently went Primal. Glad to be here on the forums!~
Your location: Fujisawa, Japan
Age (If you want): 25
How Primal are you: 90% (I do, however, have one cheat meal a week, and I eat limited fermented soy.)
Do you consume dairy: No, not unless it's part of my cheat meal once a week. Although I am not lactose intolerant, I seem to have skinny-fat PCOS symptoms, and ovarian cysts run in my family. So I stay the heck away from dairy. I am, however, curious about goat cheese.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Usually no. I am sensitive to caffeine, so I avoid it most of the time.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Needing a low-carb diet to battle both my insulin resistance and PCOS symptoms
Favorite exercise: Swimming
Favorite Primal food: Bacon, avcados, and currently Japanese oden
Best part about being Primal: I look more adorable being Primal. It does my estrogen right. ;D
Worst part about being Primal: I miss Japanese white rice. It's very insulinogenic, BUT when it's cheat time...
01-01-2014, 11:29 AM
Hi! I am Diane
My son just gave me the Primal Blueprint Cookbook yesterday and I decided to come check out the website! who knew all of you were here!! There are over 5,000 people on-line right now!!! WOW!
I have been overweight and yo-yo dieting for years... on July 1st I committed to going low carb (loosely following the 100 diet by Jorge Cruise) for 2 weeks... It's been 5 months - I've lost 33 lbs - want to reach 50 lbs by July 1st (and then of course maintaining).
I live in Montreal, Quebec, am 48 years young, newbie at being Primal but low carb for half a year...
I have been consuming dairy - but mostly just cheese and greek yogurt.
Never had a cup of coffee in my life. Will drink Mint tea if I must (i.e. I am too cold!).
Want to lose more weight and be healthy.
Exercise and favorite in one sentence!??! hmmm... I used to like swimming... or aqua-fit - with osteo-arthritis in knees and bursitis in shoulders found it easier to move in water... Have had some success doing exercise videos in my room in the morning before work... Just a walking/light workout for 30 minutes a day - or a dance movement called groove.
Love Avocadoes and bacon!
Don't know the best part about being Primal yet - but being low carb has sure solved alot of my tummy issues that we used to think was IBS but obviously wasn't. So feeling better is a plus!
Worst part about being Primal (or low-carb) - the feeling that fruit is evil... the natural sugar is better than processed obviously but it's still sugar...
I look forward to getting to know people here and to starting a 21 day challenge today... Trying to add more movement to my life... also found a good local organic grocery store where I could order on-line (I hate grocery shopping!) and have a big order coming tomorrow... Also continuing with local rooftop garden organic veggies delivery every week... Just got to learn to wean myself off of chocolate...
01-01-2014, 04:37 PM
Hello Everyone! Brand spankin' New Member here!
Signed up today. This is my first post. Might as well get to it.
Your location: Central Florida, a tiny speck between Titusville and Cocoa, FL, USA
Age (If you want): 45 for a couple more months.
How Primal are you: Just starting out. Still learning the ropes but doing well….I think.
Do you consume dairy: Raw milk from Organic, pasture fed cows but rarely. Once in a while, cheese from grassfed cows or imported from countries with GMO regulations/Anti-Hormone.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee once a day. Tea- only NUMI brand or brewed from fresh ginger. Couple times a month. I drink water, coconut water, coffee, tea, and wine. Been off sodas for over 12 years. Don't miss it one bit.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Wanting to lead a healthier life.
Favorite exercise: Started running at the age of 45. Been at it 4 months. Have run 4 5Ks so far and am amazed at how much I enjoy it. I NEVER EVER EVER wanted to be a runner. Was supposed to have 2 level Spinal Fusion surgery in 2010 but changed my life with diet and exercise. Thank goodness! Also, Squats and pushups.
Favorite Primal food: Grass fed butter!!! (And Red Wine )
Best part about being Primal: Feeling awesome!! Not relying on Big Pharma to sustain me.
Worst part about being Primal: Trying to find affordable organic, grass fed meats in my area. No "Whole Foods" out in the sticks.
Looking forward to learning from other people's experiences and sharing my own!
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