08-17-2014, 02:21 AM
your location: Abu Dhabi UAE
Age (If you want): 34
How Primal are you: 12months
Do you consume dairy: Yes - organic whole yoghurt, organic whole milk and raw cheeses.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Fresh homemade filter coffee every morning.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Read about the negative health impacts of wheat and vegetable oils and sugar (in all its disguises) and decided to make a change
Favorite exercise: Swimming, DDP yoga, walking my dogs, just about to start cross fit...
Favorite Primal food: Hard one! I love breakfast which is organic whole yoghurt, nuts and berries with some vanilla powder and bee pollen!
Best part about being Primal: The feeling of damage limitation and the freedom from sugar/food cravings. Also love the new found fun in making stuff like water kefir, crackers, chocolate, sauerkraut.
Worst part about being Primal: Difficulty in sourcing Primal food in the UAE. I started a blog about it as it is so hard!!
08-17-2014, 02:16 PM
Your location: chicago
Age (If you want): 48
How Primal are you: 5 months
Do you consume dairy: no
Do you drink coffee or tea: both
Motivator for switching to Primal: cure an autoimmune disease
Favorite exercise: hiking (walking outdoors); in the gym it's the bike or elliptical with sprinting sessions
Favorite Primal food: sockeye salmon
Best part about being Primal: knowing that I'm feeding my cells the proper nutrition they need to heal
Worst part about being Primal: still learning to cook good tasting primal meals that don't take too long to make or clean up
08-17-2014, 02:54 PM
Your location: Galway, Ireland
Age (If you want): 40
How Primal are you:Hmm - only just started the 21 day challenge 3 days ago, but I am relatively primal unconsciously for about the past 4 months (experimenting with my private mix of ideas of Gary Taubes, Jonathan Bailor, Abel James, Daniel Vitalis and Precision Nutricion workout advice - so overall that comes pretty close to this)
Do you consume dairy: some goats cheese and greek joghurt, no milk
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes. both.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I wanted a "whole" approach not just diet and exercise advice - I am very interested in sleep and re-organising my work to that I sit less on a chair etc.
Favorite exercise: "sprinting" , in the "swimming as fast as I can" version, in the sea - which also gives me sun exposure.
Favorite Primal food: freshly caught sea food (thanks to living at the Atlantik coast, but I am also happy to have re-discovered liver (which I loved as a child before the low fat propaganda infected my family)
Best part about being Primal: Feeling so well in my body and all of a sudden optimistic about the future
Worst part about being Primal: Balancing out being an ethical consumer (not to buy animals that have been tortured in order to end up on my plate) and a tight budget. Also the endless discussions with and increasing anger of my vegan friends.
Last edited by Salome_Schmidt; 08-17-2014 at 03:00 PM.
08-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Age (If you want):
How Primal are you: Just started again but I hope to be about 80% to start
Do you consume dairy: In my coffee and Eggs
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: New job
Favorite exercise: Water sports, learning to surf finally
Favorite Primal food: Steak
Best part about being Primal: I remember having no joint pain
Worst part about being Primal: I miss Pasta
08-18-2014, 09:57 PM
Hello all... Let me answer these questions.
Your location: Singapore (Hard palce to live being Paleo. A lot of the things people put here that look so amazing to make i cant find the ingrediance.)
Age (If you want): 29
How Primal are you: I would say Iím about 70%-80%.
Do you consume dairy: Not so much now. I use to love cheese and milk but find I donít miss it. It's such a grey area I figure I'll put it back into my diet once I get to the weight and shape I want to be in and see what happens.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I drink Tea, never been a Coffee Fan.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I was overweight and was sick of feeling like bad all the time.
Favorite exercise: Swimming.
Favorite Primal food: Wow that is a hard one, but I have to go with Bacon.
Best part about being Primal: I donít get hungry as much as I use to.
Worst part about being Primal: Things to drink get a little boring. I drink lots of tea and water, but after a while it gets old
08-19-2014, 07:31 AM
Your location: Ohio, right up on the lake.
Age (If you want):40
How Primal are you:not sure, i began low carb/high fat 6 days ago....
Do you consume dairy:butter and cream...sparingly on the cream
Do you drink coffee or tea:both
Motivator for switching to Primal:emphasis on real food
Favorite exercise:reading no really, i love hiking
Favorite Primal food:steak, coconut oil
Best part about being Primal:i dont know yet
Worst part about being Primal:i feel like crap this week....cant bicycle more than three miles
08-19-2014, 08:03 AM
I registered for the forums a few years ago. Primal is sort of the core of the way I eat. I do get lazy now and then...and now is one of those times I need to tighten things up. I've been eating less over all and have reached a healthy weight finally. Now I'd like to get shredded and deal with some skin issues that usually are the result of too much white crap. So I'm rebooting to full-on Primal and alcohol-free.
Your location: Colorado
Age (If you want):50
How Primal are you: Starting today 100%
Do you consume dairy: raw cream in coffee
Do you drink coffee or tea: i-2 cups of dark rich coffee a day
Motivator for switching to Primal: Skin, mental clarity and dropping last 10 vanity pounds. Also makes ditching alcohol easier.
Favorite exercise: Dance
Favorite Primal food: grass-fed beef
Best part about being Primal:effortless weight loss, mental clarity and clear skin
Worst part about being Primal:I do love baguettes and butter
08-20-2014, 04:23 AM
Your location: VA, USA
Age (If you want): 60
How Primal are you: We are investigating alternatives and liked your format. Wanting to take a closer look...
Do you consume dairy: Y
Do you drink coffee or tea: both
Favorite exercise: work
08-20-2014, 05:13 AM
Hi, I'm in the Toronto Area in Canada (living in a 200 year old town just outside of the city). Due to our current financial situation, I'm not very primal at all, although I would be happy eating a primal diet - as would my husband. Our 13 year old son - not so much. I found this site doing a search on "antidepressant detox".....everything happens for a reason right!
I drink dairy in coffee, butter, sour cream and cheese.
I drink coffee - 2 cups daily in the am.
I don't eat sugar and can easily do without most fruits.
My favourite primal food would be a juicy steak.
I'm hoping to find more information about how the primal diet is going to affect my brain chemistry before I commit completely. In the meantime, really like what I've read on the site so far.
I guess that's it for now.
Last edited by Peggi; 08-20-2014 at 05:14 AM.
08-20-2014, 07:40 AM
I started on the Dr. Rosedale diet years ago and haven't had junk food, sugar or alcohol for going on 3 yrs. I found Marks Daily Apple several years ago at the Crossfit gym I use to attend. Mark's ideas made complete sense to me and now my whole family is doing it, including my x-wife!
I'm very active, work out 2x /wk (body weight and kettlebells) spirit once a week (3 running tabatas) I take a lot of long walks and for fun I go for long backpacks in the Sierra (just got back from 8 days).
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