07-28-2010, 08:59 PM
Hi, great idea Timconradinc
I live in Ontario, Canada (any Canadians out there?)
I'd say I'm 60-75% Primal and I've been at it for three weeks. I eat a lot of eggs, meat, veg, dairy, and occasionally grain (I.e cereal if I'm running late). I've done really well at cutting out sugar and processed foods which is awesome considering I was a chochoholic and carb addict.
Tea, once a week with cream and sugar
My motivation was improved mental health as I have suffered from severe depression & anxiety for a few years. When I was still depressed on meds my best friend suggested cutting out grains and sugar. The difference has been AMAZING!!
I haven't been exercising much yet as my job as a pet groomer is labour intensive and I do heavy lifting at my p/t pet store job as well. For now, walking our dogs in the forest
Fav thing about Primal- I've lost weight in 2 weeks without even trying
Worst thing... Getting sick as my body adjusts and gets rid of all the built up crap and toxins
07-28-2010, 09:40 PM
I'm just wondering where you found the book to download? I'd love to read it on my iPhone.
07-28-2010, 10:49 PM
I hope we could all enjoy..
thank you for that post...
07-29-2010, 08:35 AM
Your location: Coastal New England
Age (If you want): 54
How Primal are you: Pretty primal (no grains or legumes, some dairy)
Do you consume dairy: Yes: some cheeses, real yogurt, pasture butter, cream from a local farm
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, teas mostly; occasional fair trade decaf coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: Had been doing whole foods Atkins and wanted to clean up my diet even more. I'm also tired of wading through endless posts on Atkins/LC boards about SF sweeteners, frankenfoods and how to make LC junk food. I didn't really fit in with my whole foods approach to Atkins even though that is what Dr. A wrote we should strive for. I've also been getting into the locavore thing and PB works really well with that.
Favorite exercise: Yard work, home improvements/maintenance and I play around with my Wii fitness games sometimes for fun.
Favorite Primal food: Bison, freshly-caught fish
Best part about being Primal: Feeling good about the foods I put in my body
Worst part about being Primal: Trying to find local foods in the winter.
07-29-2010, 11:23 AM
Your location: Missouri
Age (If you want): 45
How Primal are you: New to this, so about 80/20
Do you consume dairy: Sparingly. Working on getting this down more!
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both, but mostly coffee. I've cut waay down, though!
Motivator for switching to Primal: Just makes sense after much research.
Favorite exercise: Weight lifting (dumbbells) and newest: sprinting!
Favorite Primal food: Vegetables or Turkey?
Best part about being Primal: Not sure yet...
Worst part about being Primal: I love sweets and carbs, but I am finding that I can live without them!
07-29-2010, 03:14 PM
Your location: UK.
Age (If you want): 22
How Primal are you: I'm relaxed enough to take a shower now and then.
Do you consume dairy: No.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Black coffee.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health, longevity, body composition, strength, fitness.
Favorite exercise: barbell squat.
Favorite Primal food: Steak.
Best part about being Primal: The energy levels.
Worst part about being Primal: Lack of pancakes, cost of food.
07-30-2010, 01:41 PM
hello everyone so happy i have found this site
Your location: lancashire england
Age (If you want): 32
How Primal are you: i started doing my own sort of diet 3 months ago low carb and good food and have lost a stone and have just found this site and book and feels like i have some help me now so thank you
Do you consume dairy: yes but about a 1/4 of my old amount
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: sick of the sugar rollercoster and the felling of being hungry i have never beleved in the usual low cal diets as i allways feel bad when i cant stick to it
Favorite exercise: dance on the wii fit and aqua fit
Favorite Primal food: beef
Best part about being Primal: feeling in control and understanding my body and what it needs
Worst part about being Primal: people trying to tempt you with naughty bad foods but im very strong and will resist
07-31-2010, 12:11 PM
Age (If you want):33
How Primal are you: 95% when not traveling, 80% when traveling
Do you consume dairy:yes- aged cheeses, greek yogurt, butter
Do you drink coffee or tea: tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: I had cancer 3 years ago- gained lots of weight and am tired of feeling like I'm 83 when I'm 33.
Favorite exercise: fast moving circuits using mostly just body weight-- 30 minutes, tops.
Favorite Primal food: avocado
Best part about being Primal: 1. feeling soooo much better 2. losing weight 3. new found love of GOOD meat (used to be vegan)
Worst part about being Primal: Difficulty in staying primal when traveling for work, especially if there isn't a fridge in my room to make my own breakfast and lunch. Also hate when someone says "How's your diet going?" or "My mom is really into South Beach, too"....
08-01-2010, 10:26 PM
Your location: Brisbane Australia
Age (If you want): 45
How Primal are you: First steps but trying very hard to limit grains etc
Do you consume dairy: Yes but trying to cut it out in all forms
Do you drink coffee or tea: Mainly tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: Improve health, lose weight and move like I used to
Favorite exercise: Kettlebells and old school stuff
Favorite Primal food: Steak
Best part about being Primal: You know it makes sense
Worst part about being Primal: Trying to convince my wife and kids to change and go Primal so that we don't have two lots of meals being cooked
08-02-2010, 03:37 AM
Your location: Reading, U.K.
Age (If you want): 48
How Primal are you: 1 week in - going great
Do you consume dairy: Milk in coffee and in primal smoothies
Do you drink coffee or tea: Can't give up the Java but trying to cut down from 6 cups a day
Motivator for switching to Primal: T H E B E L L Y...
Favorite exercise: BF running
Favorite Primal food: Too many to list
Best part about being Primal: The flexibility and adaptability of the system
Worst part about being Primal: Planning ahead for days out and trips
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