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Looking for an Atlanta Paleo group

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 17, 2011 at 2:18 AM

I am brand new to paleo - I am slowly getting my pantry and fridge lined up to get started in a couple weeks. I am just south of Atlanta, and would like to find some like-minded folks to start a meetup for maybe group shopping, cowpooling, cooking night, reading group, and possibly general socializing. I have googled to no avail, so I think no such group currently exists in this area, but please let me know if I missed something.

Although I stumbled on paleo by accident (via the no-soap post on Free The Animal) I feel it was a cosmic sort of coincidence, because I recently participated in a study at Emory University about immuno-suppressive drugs' effect on chronic inflammation and mood. So I had already been doing a lot of reading about systemic inflammation and autoimmune disorders.

I am a fat forty-something married woman who can barely climb the stairs, let alone do anything CrossFit or otherwise paleo-fitness-oriented yet. So meeting folks at the gym isn't really an option.

Any other ATLiens out there? Or have any leads on existing groups?

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

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on January 18, 2011
at 09:39 PM

I'm down. This upcoming Tuesday, anyone/everyone?

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on January 17, 2011
at 10:07 PM

we should get a mix/mingle soon, maybe even a big group table for the paleo night at Urban Pl8?

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on January 17, 2011
at 10:06 PM

be more than happy to discuss anything you'd like as im sure the rest of the crew here would be. Its all a learning process, even while teaching :) we should get a mix/mingle soon, maybe even a big group table for the paleo night at Urban Pl8?

0bcefaa82dc94f93ce705f86e235f335

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on January 17, 2011
at 07:21 PM

Thanks for your great response! I bit the bullet and started a Meetup. Join if you like: http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Paleo-Primal-Meetup/ Maybe Urban Pl8 would be willing to be a sponsor, I'll ask once we get some folks and some regular meetups... Also, since I'm sort of a weird candidate to start a meetup since I'm a newb, maybe you'd want to come lead a discussion some time? I know you're super-busy, but if you are interested at any point, let me know!

0bcefaa82dc94f93ce705f86e235f335

(1591)

on January 17, 2011
at 07:18 PM

Okay, I bit the bullet and started a Meetup! Join if you like: http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Paleo-Primal-Meetup/

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on January 17, 2011
at 07:18 PM

Okay, I bit the bullet and started a Meetup! Join if you like: http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Paleo-Primal-Meetup/

0bcefaa82dc94f93ce705f86e235f335

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on January 17, 2011
at 07:18 PM

Okay, I bit the bullet and started a Meetup! Join if you like: http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Paleo-Primal-Meetup/

741862d51f4709ea726113db7926576f

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on January 17, 2011
at 02:43 PM

Maybe we suggest to Urban Pl8 that they make it more of a "mix and mingle" kind of event...just a thought...

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on January 17, 2011
at 02:18 PM

I went to the Urban Pl8 dinner back in December. It was good; definitely not perfect (agave nectar, peanuts), but it was nice not to have to worry about the Big Stuff. It was also a TON of food for the money.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on January 17, 2011
at 01:20 PM

thanks for sharing about Urban Pl8, I am now following them on Facebook and will try to make one of the dinners.

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1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

on January 17, 2011
at 02:48 AM

Hey there, Elizabeth. I'm a born-and-bred ATLien, and there are quite a few of us around these parts.

There used to be a paleo meetup.com group, but it appears to have fallen apart due to lack of interest. A shame, really, 'cause I'd love to hang out with some like-minded cavefolks..

I'm a 27 y.o. woman ITP, for what that's worth. ATL, hold it down!

0bcefaa82dc94f93ce705f86e235f335

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on January 17, 2011
at 07:18 PM

Okay, I bit the bullet and started a Meetup! Join if you like: http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Paleo-Primal-Meetup/

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741862d51f4709ea726113db7926576f

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on January 17, 2011
at 12:24 PM

Hi Elizabeth,

Welcome to paleo!

A few thoughts and comments: I know Urban Pl8 in Atlanta (restaurant) does a monthly paleo dinner - I haven't been to the monthly dinner, but imagine it might be a good way to meet other like-minded individuals.

Tom Denham runs a site whole life eating I think and is in Alpharetta, not sure if he has anything going on.

Even not being at a gym, I really recommend you check out some of the info folks put out on their gym blogs. For example, while we run bootcamps and crossfit gyms in Atlanta, we also have a nutrition blog with a bunch of info that might be useful, shopping tips, etc. BTB Fitness I did a posting a while back that was on shopping and getting meals for the week all set.

As far as meeting folks at the gym is concerned, when you feel ready, lots of gyms (including ours) offer free open house workouts, which might be a time to at least meet a few folks. Remember, too, that whatever gym you go to is always (or at least they should!) going to provide folks with some scaling and modifications to any workout to meet the fitness levels of anyone and everyone. Whether that's an 80 year old grandparent or a 20 year old pregnant woman. Sometimes such open house workouts gives individuals some great tips on things they can do at home as they work on their fitness capabilities - and provides some community support.

I would love to say I would be up for a meetup group or the like in Atlanta, but my challenge is and has always been finding the time!

0bcefaa82dc94f93ce705f86e235f335

(1591)

on January 17, 2011
at 07:21 PM

Thanks for your great response! I bit the bullet and started a Meetup. Join if you like: http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Paleo-Primal-Meetup/ Maybe Urban Pl8 would be willing to be a sponsor, I'll ask once we get some folks and some regular meetups... Also, since I'm sort of a weird candidate to start a meetup since I'm a newb, maybe you'd want to come lead a discussion some time? I know you're super-busy, but if you are interested at any point, let me know!

741862d51f4709ea726113db7926576f

(605)

on January 17, 2011
at 02:43 PM

Maybe we suggest to Urban Pl8 that they make it more of a "mix and mingle" kind of event...just a thought...

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on January 17, 2011
at 01:20 PM

thanks for sharing about Urban Pl8, I am now following them on Facebook and will try to make one of the dinners.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on January 17, 2011
at 10:06 PM

be more than happy to discuss anything you'd like as im sure the rest of the crew here would be. Its all a learning process, even while teaching :) we should get a mix/mingle soon, maybe even a big group table for the paleo night at Urban Pl8?

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 17, 2011
at 02:18 PM

I went to the Urban Pl8 dinner back in December. It was good; definitely not perfect (agave nectar, peanuts), but it was nice not to have to worry about the Big Stuff. It was also a TON of food for the money.

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on January 17, 2011
at 04:02 AM

Hey Im living in Atlanta! Im 20 years old probably a little young... But ATL should pull something together!

0bcefaa82dc94f93ce705f86e235f335

(1591)

on January 17, 2011
at 07:18 PM

Okay, I bit the bullet and started a Meetup! Join if you like: http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Paleo-Primal-Meetup/

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on January 17, 2011
at 02:46 AM

I haven't met anyone in person yet.

We have a very inactive facebook page, Paleolithic society of Atlanta .

The meetup group died.

Wouldn't mind getting something going if you and others join the facebook group.

I'm about 45min NE of Atlanta myself, but I'm intown every Saturday to play Ultimate at Piedmont and get food from Dekalb Farmers Market

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on January 17, 2011
at 07:18 PM

Okay, I bit the bullet and started a Meetup! Join if you like: http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Paleo-Primal-Meetup/

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