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    Just wanted to introduce myself, first week of going primal!

    Hey guys!

    I'm glad to find such a great forum here, I've found that a supportive forum really helps with dietary changes. I went ahead and took questions from the intro forum to start!

    Your location: Austin, TX

    Age (If you want): 20

    How Primal are you: So far close to 100, minus the teaspoon of coconut sugar I put in my coffee, but I will probably cheat now and then.

    Do you consume dairy: Yes, I'm lactose intolerant and I've done a lot of experimenting with what does and doesn't work for me, I eliminate all dairy except for hard, low lactose cheeses.

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Both, I don't think I can deal with sugar and caffeine withdrawal!

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Well, I'm already gluten and dairy free but lately I've been eating more packaged junk than I ever have since I was diagnosed with Celiac two years ago and I'm paying for it. I also know that too much starch/sugar/grains doesn't go well with my stomach. I also want to lose 5-10 pounds (I'm 5'1" 125ish) and get healthier! I went 7 years with undiagnosed Celiac disease and it wreaked havoc on my body and immune system. I also have Endometriosis and my Thyroid is completely out of whack (part of my thyroid is too high and part is too low). I was hospitalized twice for kidney infections for a week each last year, had Mono for over a month, and get some kind of illness probably a week out of every month. Since having every medical test under the sun to get fixed and seeing no results I turned to a naturopath and am finally getting closer to feeling better. I'm hoping Primal is going to help my immune system, because I'm tired of my illnesses holding me back!

    Favorite exercise: Probably pilates, though I have a sprained foot right now and can't do much of anything.

    Favorite Primal food: That's tough, probably my favorite thing is being able to eat any meat I want.

    Best part about being Primal: Feeling good about what I'm eating, not counting calories and carbs, and not feeling guilty.

    Worst part about being Primal: Not being able to eat mashed potatoes. And being able to see how badly everyone around me is eating

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    Quote Originally Posted by amberlink09 View Post
    Worst part about being Primal: Not being able to eat mashed potatoes. And being able to see how badly everyone around me is eating
    Potatoes are kind of a gray area- you might be okay with them sometimes, or even regularly, depending on your body and your goals.

    Watching other people eat or shop is pretty gross, though.

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