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Is there such a thing as a paleo poseur? Could you possibly qualify?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 19, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Just curious if you would consider yourself to be...ahem...I mean consider some other poor sap to be a "paleo poseur". This question is asked entirely lightheartedly as I consider myself to be one in many ways.

Example, something that I...uh...a paleo poseur might do:

  • Use a self tanner...for those times I'm envying the paleo-perfect tan and my time outside this summer has yet to deliver.

Are you (or is somebody else that you know) a "paleo poseur"? What shortcuts/hacks do you use to feel or look more authentically paleo when you don't yet have the results you'd like?

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on May 22, 2012
at 02:26 PM

+1.............

De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

(2227)

on May 22, 2012
at 02:25 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v163/AdAmM5luvr/okGuy.jpg

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11488)

on June 26, 2011
at 05:06 PM

@wheelhouse, to change your avatar, go to your profile; click "edit"; then click "change picture" under your avatar. This will take you to the Gravatar web site, where you can customize your avatar (link: http://en.gravatar.com/ ).

Fe535c4994ac6176f76e1ff6d29eb08a

(4286)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:46 AM

How does one change their avatar pic anyway? I've been looking for like an hour and cant figure it out. Grrr

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on June 20, 2011
at 06:41 PM

Excellent...now off to pirate ab pics.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on June 20, 2011
at 05:30 PM

Bwa ha ha ha! Especially #3. That'll take care of most of us, I'm afraid.

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 19, 2011
at 10:41 PM

Heh, too true. I've always thought that the sales looked like Darwinism in action. Survival of the protein-seeking!

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 19, 2011
at 10:40 PM

Heh, too true. I've always thought that the sales looked like Darwinism in action. Survivial of the protein-seeking!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 19, 2011
at 10:27 PM

You know, Costco on a Sunday, esp. with all the samples, is a total jungle so getting to those thighs in the freezer case is a total skill.

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 19, 2011
at 10:19 PM

Well, if Patrik ever needs a tagline for Paleohacks...

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 19, 2011
at 10:16 PM

"chest-beating in the comments section about grass-fed beef liver." that. is. hilarious.

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6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11488)

on June 20, 2011
at 05:22 PM

You may be a paleo poseur if . . .

-- You won't go to Trader Joe's without your hemp shirt and VFFs

-- You put a picture of someone else's abs on your avatar

-- Your IQ is lower than your vitamin D level

-- Your next PaleoHacks question asks which "Oakley's" frame is the most paleo

-- You get your food porn from KFC.com

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on June 20, 2011
at 05:30 PM

Bwa ha ha ha! Especially #3. That'll take care of most of us, I'm afraid.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on June 20, 2011
at 06:41 PM

Excellent...now off to pirate ab pics.

Fe535c4994ac6176f76e1ff6d29eb08a

(4286)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:46 AM

How does one change their avatar pic anyway? I've been looking for like an hour and cant figure it out. Grrr

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11488)

on June 26, 2011
at 05:06 PM

@wheelhouse, to change your avatar, go to your profile; click "edit"; then click "change picture" under your avatar. This will take you to the Gravatar web site, where you can customize your avatar (link: http://en.gravatar.com/ ).

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E7be2ce38158357f5dacae07b43d1b29

on June 20, 2011
at 02:48 PM

We're all sitting at computers, using forged tools made in massive factories out of materials removed mechanically from giant pits we've blasted into 1000s of mountains and shipped the crap all over the world using more powered mechanical vehicles. We wear clothes FFS, ones made in even more factories, and a lot of the fabric doesn't even come from animals or agriculture, but vats of chemicals.

We're all paleo poseurs.

De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

(2227)

on May 22, 2012
at 02:25 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v163/AdAmM5luvr/okGuy.jpg

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1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on June 19, 2011
at 10:11 PM

I currently spend most of my life in front of a screen and have no desire to change that.

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6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11488)

on May 22, 2012
at 02:04 PM

You may be a paleo poseur if--

you post a stock photo of someone else's body and give the impression that it's a photo of yourself, then later claim that you didn't do it, because your social media accounts had been hacked.

You can read FTA's account of this incident--complete with links, screen shots and over 500 comments--here.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on May 22, 2012
at 02:26 PM

+1.............

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100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18696)

on June 20, 2011
at 02:50 PM

I don't think one needs to go to the re-enactment level to gain the benefits of paleo, nor should one feel illegitimate when flexibly adapting what paleo can teach us to real life.

Saying one thing and doing another is a different story.

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Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 19, 2011
at 10:14 PM

Hmm, how about a prominently displayed chest freezer full of "wild game" that you claim to have hunted yourself, but is actually just repackaged Costco chicken thighs? Would that qualify as Paleo posing? ;)

Kidding aside, I bet supplements are going to feature heavily in this thread, specifically vitamin D and fish oil. Also, much chest-beating in the comments section about grass-fed beef liver.

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 19, 2011
at 10:40 PM

Heh, too true. I've always thought that the sales looked like Darwinism in action. Survivial of the protein-seeking!

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 19, 2011
at 10:19 PM

Well, if Patrik ever needs a tagline for Paleohacks...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 19, 2011
at 10:27 PM

You know, Costco on a Sunday, esp. with all the samples, is a total jungle so getting to those thighs in the freezer case is a total skill.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 19, 2011
at 10:16 PM

"chest-beating in the comments section about grass-fed beef liver." that. is. hilarious.

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 19, 2011
at 10:41 PM

Heh, too true. I've always thought that the sales looked like Darwinism in action. Survival of the protein-seeking!

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B04787f664abf9bebc28f71bf7825a3c

on May 22, 2012
at 02:21 PM

I don't know about posers...But I've seen a lot of Paleo Hipsters online lately.

heh heh.

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