Paleo Summit Hack-a-thon: Stephanie Greunke, 3/4

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 04, 2012 at 12:37 PM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post)

Who: Stephanie Greunke, RD ??? Registered Dietitian

Topic: Ditch the D Word! Does the word ???diet??? impose certain limitations on the Paleo Diet and those who follow it? Stephanie ??? a registered dietitian ??? shares her thoughts on how Paleo can escape the ill fate of fad diets.

What did you think of this presentation?

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on March 04, 2012
at 04:57 PM

This talk reminds me of a relevatory moment in high school: that "diet" originally meant "how you eat", not "eating a certain way to lose weight, etc." I agree with her that a lot of diet stuff is a bit fishy. Personally I prefer to think of Paleo as a lifestyle, which, yes, includes how I eat.

I also liked the reminder that, by comparison, paleo is easy to stick with. It's personal. It's simple. It has good support. etc. So plus one for that.


on March 09, 2012
at 11:40 PM

I don't care what you call it - lifestyle/ diet/ eating plan - even call it a fad if you like. It's how I eat and that won't change depending on vocabulary!

Perhaps useful to people new to Paleo who assume it's a fad diet, but I didn't learn anything from this talk.



on March 04, 2012
at 07:07 PM

Other than common-sense remarks about how word-labels are perceived, Stephanie's presentation seemed targeted toward the newer end of our population. Again the main points were flexibility and personalizing your food mix to your needs and vulnerabilities.

I thought it was fine although not powerful for me personally.

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