07-20-2010, 07:44 PM
Your location: TEXAS, y'all!
Age (If you want):43
How Primal are you: just starting out.....like this week. Not primal at all on the exercise as I am in training for the NYC Marathon. I have waited 4 years to get into this marathon, only to find that training in the hot Texas summers is not for me. I am gonna do it......already financially invested. However, I am exercising primally after that. Can't wait!
Do you consume dairy:Minimal
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: Like I said, training for a marathon but putting on body fat. This happens every time I do a marathon (3 so far). Frustrating!!!
Favorite exercise: Running.....playing soccer (which I have put on hold for running).....I teach p.e. so pretty much any exercise is good.
Favorite Primal food: Starting out, but have been enjoying the hardy salads!
Best part about being Primal: I hope I am gonna lose this excess body fat I've gained.
Worst part about being Primal: I LOVE sugar! No mas, Senor!
07-21-2010, 12:18 AM
Is a Christian site that has forums on diet and exercise. You might try there.
07-21-2010, 10:13 AM
Your location: Philadelphia, PA
Age (If you want): 21
How Primal are you: arbitrarily 80% (follow the eating mostly, still working on the movement part)
Do you consume dairy: Yes and No. I focus on NOT having dairy, but if someone puts cheese in a salad I will happily oblige. I am dairy lover and I LOVE cheese, but dairy and me--- just don't mix.
Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee black, or every now and then with coconut milk and stevia.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Clear up health issues: thyroid and IBS; clear my skin; lose weight. (and its working!)
Favorite exercise: HIIT, weights, swimming, and cycling--- when I actually get off my ass and do something (I'm working on it)
Favorite Primal food: Bacon, avocadoes, and coconut butter. Can you tell I like fat? I have noticed though that vegetables just taste amazing to me now. It wasn't like that before.
Best part about being Primal: Feeling amazing. not being bloated and looking like I'm 8 months pregnant. Sleeping better, losing weight, skin clearing up. I used to read about those results in other people and think it was hogwash, but it's not! I feel so good and I'm looking pretty damn good (just ask my husband!)
Worst part about being Primal: Seeing people around me that are overweight, drinking "sugar free" drinks, and diet meals. It's not helping them. I want to tell them they can eat amazing delicious filling food and lose weight. Oh and not even crave that other stuff!
07-23-2010, 03:06 PM
Your location: Alexandria Va
Age (If you want): 51
How Primal are you: close to 90%...only sugar is the honey in my coffee or tea. No grains at all.
Do you consume dairy: Very little...heavy cream with fruit or some aged cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, black with honey in AM and cup of green tea with honey
Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight and Fat% loss...cholesterol was getting past 200...on proton pump inhibitor...basically downward health spiral unless I took some serious action
Favorite exercise: Hiking or biking
Favorite Primal food: Steak
Best part about being Primal: Love all the meat & veggies....I already feel much better...lost 13lbs, 3 fat %s...been primal for only one month
Worst part about being Primal: Miss things like blackberry cobbler, ice cream etc.; also convincing my family and wife that this is for real....
07-24-2010, 08:55 AM
One of my friends was nagging me forever to read Mark's book. However, when I caved in and read the whole thing in one day, I had an epiphany. For many years, I've been trying to lose the same 20 lbs without success. I've kept a clean diet throughout the years, but because of my previous history with yo-yo dieting, my metabolism was effed up. I used to be such a cardio bunny and spend hours on end at the gym. Did I lose any weight? Nope, but I definitely grew incredibly frustrated. Reading Mark's book opened my eyes to this new lifestyle. Being a vegetarian for 20 years, I've naturally always eaten lots of grains. Brown rice and wholewheat pasta have definitely been staple foods. I'd easily consume 300 grams of carbs every day and get less than 70 grams of protein. No wonder I never lost the weight! Anyway, here I am, doing my first week, and hoping for some results.
How Primal are you: Hmm, I just started and I'm going to remain a veggie, so not sure yet,
Do you consume dairy: Yes, only organic.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Nope.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Lose weight, have more energy and feel AMAZING.
Favorite exercise: HIIT, weight training.
Favorite Primal food: Eggs and berries. Not combined, though...
Best part about being Primal: Hopefully, the weight loss.
Worst part about being Primal: Probably other people's ignorance about this kind of lifestyle.
07-24-2010, 07:43 PM
Your location: Anchorage Alaska
Age (If you want): 23
How Primal are you: 95%
Do you consume dairy: Yes. Butter frequently, a single bite of cheese a couple times a week.
Do you drink coffee or tea: No
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health and general fitness. I worked out hard for several months at a time, but I work 70+ hours a week during the summers, and my hour and a half of exercise everyday is usually the first to go when work picks up. With the primal lifestyle I feel better and can maintain my body without all the exercise. All of the diet aspects I have read about in other books as well and feel soooo much better since I've started. I just started a month and a half ago, but feel great without the chronic exercise and the new diet.
Favorite exercise: Heavy weight full body exercises: squats, dead lifts, etc... and body weight stuff: pull ups, push ups, hand stand pushups, ect...
Favorite Primal food: Mixed seafood cooked in butter and spices :-)
Best part about being Primal: Constant consistent energy, body composition, tasty food. The list could go on.
Worst part about being Primal: Explaining to people why I eat the way I do.
07-24-2010, 09:24 PM
Your location: Corona, CA
Age (If you want): 40 (boo!)
How Primal are you: Starting tomorrow!
Do you consume dairy: Yes, I NEED cheese! It's my chocolate!
Do you drink coffee or tea: Nope, Diet Coke is my coffee...now I have to figure out how to give that up...
Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss..health...kids with health, disorders
Favorite exercise: walking, biking, swimming...sprint tris!
Favorite Primal food: I do love steak!
Best part about being Primal: Hopefully health and weight loss!!
Worst part about being Primal: Giving up Diet Coke! lol
07-24-2010, 10:41 PM
Your location: Perth, Australia
Age (If you want): 27
How Primal are you: 95% primal
Do you consume dairy: Only raw
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee sometimes
Motivator for switching to Primal: Weston A Price, Mark, Paul Chek, Sally Fallon
Favorite exercise: Chin ups or lunges
Favorite Primal food: Berries, steak... too hard, i love food.
Best part about being Primal: Food!
Worst part about being Primal: The probability of living longer than all your friends and family is higher so unless you can convert all of them you may be lonely in your twilight years, or just make friends with younger people.
07-25-2010, 02:34 PM
Your location: upstate NY (capital region)
Age (If you want): 61
How Primal are you: spot on the past couple of weeks
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: tea, coffee 2X/week
Motivator for switching to Primal: Wanting to lose stubborn weight, get healthy in all aspects
Favorite exercise: bicycling (I have a way to go here)
Favorite Primal food: avocado and coconut
Best part about being Primal: I'm getting bursts of energy
Worst part about being Primal: it's less frequent now, and I've found that I need >50 g of carbs/day, but the lingering times of lo carb flu have been the pits.
07-25-2010, 03:49 PM
Your location: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Age (If you want): 27
How Primal are you: about 95%
Do you consume dairy: On occasion, full fat dairy.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee, though the gf has limited me to 1 a day which is a good thing... right??
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health issues. My family has a history of Diabetes and Crohn's Disease. After getting a few symptoms of Crohn's, I took it upon myself to see a Dr who told me that medication was my only option. I'm not one for doctors, or medication so I searched the net until I stumbled across some Paleo sites which led me here!
Favorite exercise: Shin-Do Kai Karate.
Favorite Primal food: A dirty big steak!
Best part about being Primal: The amazing amount of energy and feeling of well being!
Worst part about being Primal: Where I live, there are virtually no restaurants or take away places that don't either deep fry everything or put flour on, in or around everything.
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