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How has paleo changed your life besides diet & health?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 05, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I have to admit that since doing paleo, I have (imho) become a better global citizen. My husband and I have taken our recycling to a new level, started composting, have 2 gardens and various potted food plants around, exercise more, axed cable with the intent of ending the brain-burning, signed up for all online bill pay (to reduce paper coming into the house, ended all catalog subscriptions, buy as much stuff/clothing as possible second hand, as much as we can afford to buy organic, drive as few places as possible to reduce gas usage, make our own household cleaners, air dry instead of machine dry, repair clothes rather than buy new...and too many more to list. Has anyone else experienced life changes other than diet? What have you changed in your life? Any other suggestions for me? PS, we both drive 45 minutes to work in a very rural area, so public transportation or walking/biking is not an option.

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on June 05, 2012
at 07:50 PM

Ive been working out a lot more outside in the nature after going paleo. I do a lot of hiking in the mountains around my city and I also have started with rock climbing. Paleo made me realize that we actually are created to be outside. The more time I spend outside in the nature the happier I have become. I also are a lot less stressed out when it comes to school. Paleo has made me realize that school and work really isn`t everything in life. Those things are not the things in life that makes me happy. After I have gotten a more relaxed attitude to school my grades have actually improved a lot. Kind of a strange, but nice side effect :)

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on June 05, 2012
at 08:06 PM

Low carb which lead me to Nourishing Traditions which ultimately lead me to Paleo has helped me re-connect with my parents' culture. As I grew up I became more and more squeamish about eating the types of foods my parents did but I started to appreciate the wisdom in traditional foods and customs, whether it be to bring families together or to nourish ourselves. I guess for me, this way of eating has helped me re-connect to food :)

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on June 05, 2012
at 07:59 PM

It sounds more like you've turned into hippies (or maybe hipsters). No offense :)

Myself, I've started competing in something I've always aspired to but never felt fit enough for, and it's decidedly non-primal in nature: triathlons.

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on June 05, 2012
at 07:24 PM

Oh boy definitely. I can't say I've made nearly as many changes as you have (BRAVO!!), but I've found myself to be a lot more balanced in general.

Which has paid (major) dividends in my work as a group counselor, but also in my everyday life I feel like I'm a better person. Able to enjoy life more fully and able to enjoy others more fully.

Definitely just more attached to my everyday experiences.

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