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    I'm all new to this, so I guess this will be my primal challenge - getting into the primal way of living...

    So... one of my friends recommended this site to me.

    And I must say, It's alle very fascinating stuff.

    A life without bread? Is it really possible? Or even - sane?!?

    So I've gone ahead and given it a shot.

    I'm into my second day, and it seems to be working out really good for me. At my first day it seems I got rid of all my weird sugar cravings (I always have those in the afternoon), so that was a nice surprise of course.

    Just out of curiosity, I counted all the calories of my meals the first day (and I'm not really a fan of counting calories) and it added up to approx 1000 calories (not at all starving). Now - I'd been living on 1200 calories before, and I was just hungry all the time. Needless to say I was a bit surprised (and very thrilled) by this.

    I've been reading a lot of the stuff on these pages, and besides it being very entertaining (I read "10 Things to Tell People that Don’t “Get” the Primal Diet" - thought it was great!!) it's also very educational. So thanx Mark for this great site!

    And now to the dailies:

    B: 2 scrambled eggs, 3 tomates sliced and fried and some sliced mango and pineapple. Some milk for my coffee (not so primal I guess - but hey - still learning here).

    L: Nupo shake. Maybe we only have it in Scandinavia - not really sure. It's a protein shake with added vitamins and minerals (Well - I was in a hurry).

    S: Small mix of nuts and dried fruits. (Yum).

    D: Beef filet. Green beens with avocado, mozzarella, tarragon vinegar, olive oil, chopped onions and garlic. I can definitely recommend that!

    2 glasses of red wine. (Only on weekends).

    WOD: Biking for ½ an hour, and 1 hours walking.

    Tomorrow I'll do some lifting of heavy things... :-)


    Copenhagen, Denmark

  • #2

    keep it going brother, You will have to educate yourself about what does work for you. Keep doing your research and you will think very differently than before.


    • #3

      Thanx for the reply ohiolopez!

      (by the way - that would be "keep it going sister" :-))


      • #4

        Sister, sorry about the confusion.

        Cool web site you have.


        • #5

          Thanx ohiolopez!

          Wauw - approx 4 lbs in a week - and I'm eating more than I usually would. I'm in lack of a better word - flabbergasted!


          • #6

            I believe sugar and carbs cause your hunger pains when in reality you are not even hungry.

            good luck


            • #7


              B: 2 scrambled eggs, 3 fried tomatoes and a mix of pineapple and mango. Yum.

              ... And a cup of coffee with milk (not so primal I guess - but I'll be cutting down on that).

              S: Cherry tomatoes, bresaola salami and clementine.

              L: Chicken, green beans, avocado, mozzarella, olive oil, terragon vinegar and a bit of basil on top. Lovely.


              1 hour of walking

              40 minutes workout.

              Bought "The Biggest Loser – The Workout" (UK version).

              Strenght training's great - cardio... not so much.

              But it does have really good strength exercises (with dumbbells) like squats, lunges, dip and shoulder press, crunches, press ups etc.


              • #8

                So far it's going pretty good.

                I think one of my challenges is going to be not eating any candy whatsoever.

                So far so good!


                • #9

                  How is the candy addiction.


                  • #10

                    No sugar cravings yet. :-) Thanx for asking!

                    I've been doing pretty good - if i may say so.

                    Kinda proud of myself.


                    • #11


                      B: Yogurt with blueberries, raspberries, sweet pineapple and mixed nuts. I love my breakfast desserts!!

                      L: Sliced chicken, a salad of tomato, red and yellow pepper, a bit of parmesan cheese, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. - And a sweet potato salad (with a bit of crême fraice and Dijon mustard).

                      D: Goulash


                      Sprint: 10 minutes of rope skipping.

                      Intervals - 10 seconds skipping - 20 seconds rest.


                      • #12

                        I cant seem to get interested in exercising. then one of my bikes was stolen, I lfet my garage door open.

                        How are you keeeping you keeping count of your carbs?


                        • #13

                          Hmm - not really keeping count of them...

                          I used to count calories, but know I'm just so sick of weighing everythin. NO MORE WEIGHING! )

                          So now I just try to eat as primal as I can.


                          • #14


                            B: Yogurt with mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, black currants) and nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, cashews).

                            L: Puy lentils (they have a great nutty texture), tomatoes, sweet potatoes, lime juice and freshly chopped coriander.

                            You can actually just do the lentils with the lime juice and coriander. Great fast food!

                            D: Same as lunch. Why not?! It's so absolutely tasty!

                            S: Strawberries, melon and blueberries. Better than candy!

                            Didn't do any workouts today. Shame on me!

                            Only 1 hours walking... but that's gotta count for something right?