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    Obligatory forum Introduce yourself thread



    In other forums I've been a member of in the past - at least for small communities - there's been a 'introduce yourself' thread with some questions that people can answer. I know that there are people reading this forum that are fully primal, partially primal, and are considering it. I thought that I'd put some questions together to cover these things just to get an idea of who's out there.


    The Questions:


    Your location:

    Age (If you want):

    How Primal are you:

    Do you consume dairy:

    Do you drink coffee or tea:

    Motivator for switching to Primal:

    Favorite exercise:

    Favorite Primal food:

    Best part about being Primal:

    Worst part about being Primal:


  • 1BRG1
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    Your location: London and South Africa

    Age (If you want): 34

    How Primal are you: very, kind of. Im more low carb high fat, with influence from Primal, Bulletproof and keto.

    Do you consume dairy: Yes ( Although not this week !)

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Both

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Im really getting into keto now and I really admire and enjoy learning from Mark.

    Favorite exercise: Steel Mace at the moment

    Favorite Primal food: Veg covered in butter/ghee/olive oil and salt

    Best part about being Primal: Way more energy and effortless weight loss

    Worst part about being Primal: Explaining that fat is healthy

    Leave a comment:


  • Bask
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    Hi all,

    Coming back here after a number of years.

    I had a heart attack in December 2016 and its been a long slog toward recovery. The good news is that I have finally detoxed from the beta blockers and blood thinners - which means I am also waking up to extent of my crap health situation.

    Currently have zero fitness and am about 50 lbs (23 kgs) overweight.

    So I am here to make some foundational changes and happy about the potential.

    Your location: Queensland, Australia

    Age (If you want): 62

    How Primal are you: Absolute novice starting the 21 day blueprint

    Do you consume dairy: Yes

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Black with whole milk

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Very poor health

    Favorite exercise: Ketttlebells (although I am a novice there as well)

    Leave a comment:


  • DawnHoff
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    Originally posted by goldengrokette View Post
    Hello All,

    It has been a very bad 3 years that I have been away. Breast cancer, many surgeries and congestive heart failure (chemo the gift that keeps on giving ) have taken their toll but I am ready to get back into Primal/Keto as I always feel my best eating ancestral.

    The carnitas are in the crockpot and I am readying for the rest of the recipes. I do have one question about stevia leaves. I grow my own stevia and want to know if it is acceptable to use the leaves of my plants instead of liquid stevia? (I was unable to find this answered in the forum)

    Look forward to getting to know the Mark's Daily Apple family again.

    Thank you,
    Goldengrokette
    Welcome back.

    I would think that the leaves are more a whole food than the liquid.

    Leave a comment:


  • goldengrokette
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    Hello All,

    It has been a very bad 3 years that I have been away. Breast cancer, many surgeries and congestive heart failure (chemo the gift that keeps on giving ) have taken their toll but I am ready to get back into Primal/Keto as I always feel my best eating ancestral.

    The carnitas are in the crockpot and I am readying for the rest of the recipes. I do have one question about stevia leaves. I grow my own stevia and want to know if it is acceptable to use the leaves of my plants instead of liquid stevia? (I was unable to find this answered in the forum)

    Look forward to getting to know the Mark's Daily Apple family again.

    Thank you,
    Goldengrokette

    Leave a comment:


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  • Gazzamius
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    Your location: Stanford le Hope. Essex. UK

    Age (If you want): 64

    How Primal are you: not sure yet. just starting out 2 weeks in.

    Do you consume dairy: mostly cheese and full fat heavy cream. ohh and grass fed unsalted butter. in bullet coffee

    Do you drink coffee or tea: fresh colombian and americano.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Type 2 diabetic. and committed to getting off insulin.

    Favorite exercise: running round the kitchen cooking.

    Favorite Primal food: pork belly

    Best part about being Primal: the tremendous energy i am feeling and the weight loss

    Worst part about being Primal: Nothing. i love it.

    Leave a comment:


  • jimcwillis
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    Name: Jim

    Your location: Orlando, Florida (Disney world is not here, btw-- that's actually Lake Buena Vista)

    Age (If you want): 39

    How Primal are you: I was thinking in terms of "paleo," actually. But, I found this website and I really like it. It seems to have a cerebral approach, lots of solid information, and to be free of "bro-science". Whatever, you want to call it, though, I just started less than a week ago--unsurprisingly, I'm very enthusiastic about it after feeling the change in my body after the second day alone. Anyway-- let's say 90% because my sole "cheat" is that I'm still going to sneak a few alcoholic drinks here and there. Not quite ready to give that up yet.

    Do you consume dairy: at the moment, none except grass-fed butter (and only for cooking, not slathering on things). After I've been at it for at least a month, I may try reintroducing high quality dairy such as organic full fat Greek yogurt or kefir, "just to see if it makes me feel any different."

    Do you drink coffee or tea: almost any kind of tea imaginable, unsweetened. Coffee gives me the jitters, but I occasionally treat myself to a very small half-cup type portion, black or for a real treat, a touch of raw honey stirred in.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: it was to get rid of the "dad-bod" that has come to plague my physique in recent years, but now that I'm seeing how awesome my body feels, I'm looking forward to seeing where that goes! Also, just in general, the crushing steel grip of control that the craving to overindulge in food has held over me for so long. Simply put, I got sick of it and decided to finally take real action.

    Favorite exercise: whichever one I just finished just now :-) For serious, I want to emphasize low-rep, to-fail strength training. I admittedly have some work to do in getting serious about this, but I know that my improved physical health resulting from the paleo/primal way of eating will be an extremely helpful factor along the way.

    Favorite Primal food: really, I can choose anything I want?? Give me some wild-caught scallops the size of ping pong balls, sauteed in grassfed butter, olive oil, and garlic!!

    Best part about being Primal: I still keep saying "paleo"--oh well, the name isn't what's really important. My favorite part is the newfound mental freedom and sense of simplicity. I never realized just how much mental energy I was wasting and how much I was stressing myself out with all the myriad internal negotiations-- the little "but surely I can have just one [whatever crap food] if..." calculations. It's a load off my mind that I hadn't even realized was on it. I don't eat [x] because it's not part of the plan--that's it, done, onto the next thing!

    Worst part about being Primal: I thought for sure it would be the carb cravings, or pining for foods I previously couldn't imagine totally giving up. But, nope--it's social pressure, and people who decide to act like idiots the second you tell them you're doing a specific way of eating. It's wasting your energy talking to these people (some in your own family, as I'm sure many know!) telling them for the nine hundredth time, "yes, it DOES mean I can't have even a little bit of this chicken that has breading on it" or whatever, ad nauseam, occasionally even being treated like I'M the jerk because I won't "just" eat this or that food "like everyone else." I am currently in the process of learning the phrase "this conversation is over" in every major world language! I really like sashimi, so I'll start with Japanese: Kono kaiwa wa owarimashita! (margin for error here- I used google translator)

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  • clgswisher
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    Your location: Georgia

    Age (If you want): 52

    How Primal are you: just getting started

    Do you consume dairy: yes

    Do you drink coffee or tea: tea

    Motivator for switching to Primal: being 52

    Favorite exercise: swimming, running, strength training

    Favorite Primal food: not sure yet

    Best part about being Primal: I'll let ya know,

    Worst part about being Primal: having to make the lifestyle change

    Leave a comment:


  • DawnHoff
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    The Questions:


    Your location: Malaga, Spain

    Age (If you want): 41

    How Primal are you: 99%

    Do you consume dairy: No, allergic

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Both, sometimes

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Weightloss, brainfog, ADHD - a million things

    Favorite exercise: Yoga

    Favorite Primal food: Avocado

    Best part about being Primal: I can eat till I'm full

    Worst part about being Primal: Eating out is really hard

    Leave a comment:


  • geonick91
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    Your location: Dayton, Ohio

    Age (If you want): 44

    How Primal are you: on and off

    Do you consume dairy: yes

    Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee

    Motivator for switching to Primal: need a less insulin resistance inducing way

    Favorite exercise: jogging/walking

    Favorite Primal food: bacon?

    Best part about being Primal: tastes great

    Worst part about being Primal: lemme think about it

    Leave a comment:


  • cryogenicCC
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    Your location: Western Ohio

    Age (If you want): 30

    How Primal are you: fairly

    Do you consume dairy: natural butter and some cheeses

    Do you drink coffee or tea: yes

    Motivator for switching to Primal: fatness

    Favorite exercise: biking

    Favorite Primal food: I have started liking liver much more. Steak, otherwise

    Best part about being Primal: weight loss, regaining athleticism

    Worst part about being Primal: work travel makes eating difficult

    Leave a comment:


  • MichaelCNY
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    OK, here goes....

    Your location: Central New York State, reasonably close to Syracuse (Go Orange!)

    Age (If you want): Old enough to know better...oops, maybe I shouldn't be so frivolous...old enough to know that I could not go on the "old way" any longer. Something had to change but I had no idea it would be this much fun.

    How Primal are you: I'm currently 9 weeks in so I'm still cruising at about 95%. I would like to stay around 85 to 90% once I finish losing the weight but that may not be a realistic expectation. I'll find out when I get there.

    Do you consume dairy: Yes, but minimally. Mostly fresh liquid raw milk in cooking and some cheese. I don't drink milk (and haven't for years).

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Big tea drinker. Somewhere around 32 ounces of plain black tea each morning. If I eat something that's not Primal or iffy I will try to have a cup of bonay tea to aid my digestion.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: My doctor told me back in Feb 2017 that if I gained 5 more pounds he would put me in the hospital for lap band surgery. That didn't sit too well, since I've never met anyone who had the surgery who was successful in actually losing weight. After a couple of months of depression and brooding I started looking for something that would work long term. I've tried many, many diets over the years and had no success. Stumbled on to information on paleo/Primal and it seemed to make some sense. Within two days I saw a friend reading "Practical Paleo" by Diane Sanfilippo and had a long discussion about "going paleo". From there I picked up a few books from the local library and started building a new life. It's been mostly easy-ish (knock on wood) and I'm looking forward to the future.

    Favorite exercise: Basic bodyweight exercises. So far if I'm just not feeling like a workout on any given day, I can push through that block with jumping jacks, lunges, and squats. Once the block is lifted, the workout moves right along.

    Favorite Primal food: Eggs. Have 30 mostly free-range pastured chickens in the back yard. Second choice would be venison. Yes, I life in a rural environment.

    Best part about being Primal: Right now the weight loss. That's been a huge factor and I'm really happy about it (dropped 30-35 lbs in 9 weeks). Second best is the amazing flavor of all my food now. No more masking flavor with sauces or gluten products.

    Worst part about being Primal: I'm dreading a family event this weekend. I'll have no problem explaining my new life but I will be surrounded by non-paleo food. I think I can avoid the obvious things (like sandwiches) but I'm not so sure about the hidden stuff. Already planning on bringing my own cooler of food.

    So, thanks for the opportunity to introduce myself. I hope to learn much from this forum.

    Leave a comment:


  • my_left_shoe
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    Hi everyone, I am new to the Primal lifestyle.

    My name: Sam (Samantha)
    Location: Toronto, ON CANADA
    Age: 32

    Primal level: I just began this week - no grains at all, minimal fruit - some dairy (mostly in the form of feta cheese)

    Motivator: I have been unable to lose weight for the last couple of years, trying every kind of "diet". I also just got diagnosed as sub-clincally hypothyroid by my N.D. (M.D. says nothing is wrong with me despite all my symptoms) and am on a TCM remedy at the moment.

    Favourite exercise: Spin classes

    Favourite primal food: meaaatttttttt

    Best part about being primal: I guess I will find out - but it feels refreshing to start thinking about a lifestyle instead of a fad diet.
    Worst part about being primal: no more double cheese double sauce pepperoni pizza delivery on saturday nights



    Leave a comment:


  • Michaelp_
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    Hi I am Michael from San Francisco CA, I am 65. I just found this site an hour ago; I really do not know much about being primal but my main diet is lots of fresh veggies and lean protein. I do eat grains and dairy, though not to excess. I drink a ton of coffee as I have done since I was 8 years old, I am not likely to give this up. I have always been very active with my main sport being mountaineering and rock climbing. I joined this site because my knees are giving out and I cannot climb or hike much any more. I am looking for ways to stay fit and active and to LGN (well, as best we can hope for at 65).

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