1) How long have you been eating primal:
Since December 30th, 2009.
2) What was the main factor for you to switch from your previous eating habits:
Wanted to lose weight / body fat and wanted to improve health or prevent potential health problems. Also, my profession's in the health and fitness industry and I can't thrive, career-wise, as an obese man.
3) To what degree would you say you have achieved your goals so far?
I plan to have lost 60 LBS by this Friday, I'm 4 LBS shy but I'm pushing hard. I've also lost nearly 30 inches. And my blood pressure's dropped, dramatically.
4) When you started eating primal, which camp were you in (read Camps' descriptions above)
Camp A-ish. I ate dairy (cheese, butter, full-fat yogurt) and I added some salt to my foods. And DARK chocolate VERY sparingly.
5) Which camp are you in now?
Still A-ish, although I've moved on into a no-carb lifestyle - beef, pork, chicken, seafood, eggs, butter, grass-fed beef tallow, olive oil, cheese (2 oz. daily) only. I still add some salt to my food and I won't stop.
6) What do you think was the key for primal eating to work for you (if it has worked so far)?
Eating a lot of the "right" foods in the beginning to avoid cravings and IF'ing which has helped me to discover hunger vs. psychological cravings.
7) Tell us a little more about how much Camp A (see definition above) you are these days (eg: state 90% and mention that you use butter daily, drink coffee and eat dark chocolate).
85%, I don't plan to eliminate dairy, tea, or salt from my diet. In time, I'll probably even reincorporate potatoes back into my diet in strict moderation. Grains, sugars, and vegetable oils are gone from my diet forever (special occasions excepted) but the rest is up for negotiation.
I began this Primal journey on December 30th, 2009 and in that time I've lost over 125 LBS.