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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.

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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.

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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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