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Was anyone here raised paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 27, 2011 at 5:23 AM

I have celiac disease, as does my mother. My future spouse eats paleo (in fact, introduced me to paleo because eating gluten free but otherwise conventionally was not healthy for me). So I'm curious. Was anyone here raised paleo? What was it like? Do you have children that you are raising paleo?

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on July 19, 2013
at 01:11 AM

Oh gosh this sounds like my dream live!

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on January 07, 2012
at 06:18 PM

moms are always right.

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on January 07, 2012
at 06:09 AM

A não ser que as coisas tem mudado desde que eu emigrei, eu também penso que e mais fácil comer Paleo em Portugal. Muita gente simplesmente come carne, muito peixe, e vegetais. Também servem muita massa (tal como o esparguete), mas não e muito. O pão e bastante comum na mesa, mas ninguém ira rir de ti for não o comeres. Eu tenho que te avisar que hoje em dia as pessoas tem pão com queijo, ou cereal, para o pequeno almoço.

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on September 30, 2011
at 08:41 PM

que bom! Eu quero ir a Portugal, e também Açores! Me parece que na Europa é mais facil pra comer o Paleo. Obrigado pela historia! ~Caleb

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

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on September 27, 2011
at 08:18 PM

I lived in Sao Miguel, Acores :-) Lucky me

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

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on September 27, 2011
at 07:14 PM

Madeira by any chance?

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

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on September 27, 2011
at 04:00 PM

I was raised in a small island in the mid-atlantic, off the coast of Portugal. I forgot to mention that the Sweet 'n Low grandma was visiting from the USA ^^ Things are different now, I hear, with women working outside the home, they eat more and more SAD.

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on September 27, 2011
at 02:55 PM

Great story, Where were you raised? Sounds like an awesome childhood.

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on September 27, 2011
at 01:47 PM

See this very similar question: http://paleohacks.com/questions/21281/did-anybody-here-actually-grow-up-in-a-paleo-household

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19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

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on September 27, 2011
at 02:30 PM

Mostly Paleo. I grew up in a place where everyone had some sort of vegetable garden and animals in th backyard, and if we wanted anything extra, like wine, bread, or cheese, we made it ourselves or bought it from a neighbor who made it themselves.
We did have flour-based cakes for our birthday, ofcourse, but my mom made milk cream icing, not the sugary icky ones we have in USA. Also keep in mind the one cake was shared by a family of eight.

The poor ate real food, the more wealthy ones were the only ones who could afford imported candies, cakes, cookies, crackers, chips, etc, or even localmade coffee shop pastries. The poor were thin and strong, but the wealthy people were often fat. Basically if you went anywhere you didn't know people at, that'd be a quick way to tell who is who. Here in USA it seems the other way around, the poor are fat and unhealthy, and the rich are thinner and atleast in better health.

Hmm, what was it like? Hmm, what do you want to know? I can tell you we were rarely sick. I can count the times I've been sick in one hand, and that's including chickenpox.

Even though of my mom only had 4th grade, and my dad 6th grade (4th was the minimum requirement when they grew up), they knew that carbs made you fat, specially bread, and anything flour-made. Here it's the other way around, cake is ok, but lard will make you fat.

I remember the delicious food, everywhere I went. Even in school, the food served was as good as my mom's and as good as a fine restaurant. I remember spending time looking after animals or picking vegetables and fruits, but it wasn't a boring chore like people make it to be... it was fun time spent with siblings and friends. It's just that instead of eating junk, watching movies, and chatting about handsome boys, we were shelling beans, feeding animals or picking kale... and talking about handsome boys ;-p Oh, and yes, beans are not paleo, but like flour and rice, it was eaten very rarely. I can only think of one dish my mom made that had beans in it.

One time my grandmother, who was pretty diabetic, came visit (she had emigrated to USA). She brought bags and bags of Sweet and Low. I tasted one and they were SOOOOOOO sweet, and kept asking my mom if I could use them. My mom said they were bad for you, and after my grandmother left, she trashed them. Why is my mom so smart? :-) I grew up wanting to avoid becoming "just a stay at home mom" like her, but her value is so much more than any profession. Now I look to her as a role model. Even doing her job sounds better to me than being an astronaut or computer programmer.

I have my mom to thank for making me Paleo again. To believe I, the non-conformist, eventually fell in the trap of this USA food pyramid. I was eating lots of whole grains and legumes, my gallbladder got bad, and as I'm walking like the hunch of norte dame because of the pain, my mom says I should eat lard and tallow. Ofcourse, I scoff at her. A month later, I have to beg her forgiveness, because once again, she was right.

Sigh.

Unfortunately I've got to say the food pyramid back home is the same as the USA one, now! I'm scared. I'm torn between staying here and try to get Americans in the right track, or going back home and preventing it from entering the same nightmare. If I didn't have someone I love, I would be back in a heartbeat, for several reasons (education, landscape, entertainment, health, etc).

I'm out of juice, let me know if you have any questions.

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

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on September 27, 2011
at 04:00 PM

I was raised in a small island in the mid-atlantic, off the coast of Portugal. I forgot to mention that the Sweet 'n Low grandma was visiting from the USA ^^ Things are different now, I hear, with women working outside the home, they eat more and more SAD.

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1801)

on September 27, 2011
at 07:14 PM

Madeira by any chance?

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

(2954)

on September 27, 2011
at 08:18 PM

I lived in Sao Miguel, Acores :-) Lucky me

39ccdc07ecb843b6399e0df9c1a6aa1a

(682)

on September 27, 2011
at 02:55 PM

Great story, Where were you raised? Sounds like an awesome childhood.

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on September 30, 2011
at 08:41 PM

que bom! Eu quero ir a Portugal, e também Açores! Me parece que na Europa é mais facil pra comer o Paleo. Obrigado pela historia! ~Caleb

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

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on January 07, 2012
at 06:18 PM

moms are always right.

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

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on January 07, 2012
at 06:09 AM

A não ser que as coisas tem mudado desde que eu emigrei, eu também penso que e mais fácil comer Paleo em Portugal. Muita gente simplesmente come carne, muito peixe, e vegetais. Também servem muita massa (tal como o esparguete), mas não e muito. O pão e bastante comum na mesa, mas ninguém ira rir de ti for não o comeres. Eu tenho que te avisar que hoje em dia as pessoas tem pão com queijo, ou cereal, para o pequeno almoço.

006f2e9b763058ff2332681c206563e4

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on July 19, 2013
at 01:11 AM

Oh gosh this sounds like my dream live!

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on January 07, 2012
at 06:16 PM

"Was anyone here raised paleo?"

I'm old, but I'm not THAT old!

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