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Paleo in Norman, OK! Anyone else out there?!!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Are there any other Paleo folks in Norman, OK? I'd love to swap some ideas and such (i.e. grass fed meat, restaurants, etc.). Let me know!

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on February 27, 2013
at 07:10 PM

Also forgot a fairly new place called "The Local" I think their meat is clean and produce is locally grown. It is also on Main Street at about W.24th street in the same strip as Hastings book store

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on February 06, 2013
at 05:12 PM

I have actually moved to Denver since posting this question. I hope everyone here can help each other out, though!

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on June 22, 2012
at 06:54 PM

I'm at OU too. Advisor on campus...how do we get together?

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on April 01, 2012
at 01:34 PM

I am at OU! I'm an accountant here and definitely agree on the state not being conducive to Paleo or any other sort of 'healthy' living. Good to know I'm not alone! Ha!

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on March 27, 2012
at 07:34 PM

**are - oops typo

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on March 27, 2012
at 07:34 PM

NO WAY! Ae you at OU? I went Paleo in Aug, stumbled a bit during the holidays while traveling, and am about to do the 30 day challenge again. This state is NOT conducive to Paleo living.

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on February 01, 2012
at 11:22 AM

I work at OU as well. However, I work nights...

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on January 30, 2012
at 02:29 AM

The thing is you can't make excuses. You might have to work a little harder, but a person can maintain a healthy lifestyle wherever he or she may be. If you can't find grassfed beef, there are plenty of cattle raches in the area. Find a local source of non-feedlot beef. Mailorder (US Wellness) is another idea. I'm from Weatherford originally (don't live there now) and think I could eat a mostly Paleo diet while living there.

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on January 29, 2012
at 06:09 PM

Great! I work at OU here in Norman. My roommate and I have been Paleo for about 7 months now, but have yet to come across anyone sharing our views.

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on January 29, 2012
at 06:08 PM

I get the same feeling around here, despite being in a larger city with a young population. It's good to know that we've got some friends around, however spread out we all may be. haha

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on January 29, 2012
at 03:31 PM

This. Is. Fantastic. Thank you for the link, Julien!

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on January 29, 2012
at 01:41 PM

Hello! Thanks for the response! Yes, I've noticed a lack of representation as well. I'm hoping we can at least get a few more together in one spot for discussion or just as moral support.

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E075ba9f0b45a81579cd3a6768ee680f

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on January 29, 2012
at 02:25 PM

Hi Kate and Tom,

I've actually recently built a collaborative Paleo directory, which allows anyone to share a Paleo resources. The resources are classified by type but also geolocation (you can see them on a map, etc.). If you want to help share local paleo resources in a structured way, feel free to share them there! (link is http://healthylivingtribes.com )

You can actually create a local group for your city as well if you'd prefer a fixed spot to discuss stuff specific to it.

The site is hobby, but up for the long-term. What one can do during the sleepless nights with a nightborn ;-)

Also, there's a monthly prize with a book to win if you share a resource or post a review, just because :-)

In any case, let me know what you think of it!

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on January 29, 2012
at 03:31 PM

This. Is. Fantastic. Thank you for the link, Julien!

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Bf7c26eca46acaa5912a28d6c4ad45ac

on June 22, 2012
at 06:52 PM

I have been paleo for three months now...amazing changes in health. Live in Norman, work at OU, so you OU people especially, please let me know you're out there.

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on March 27, 2012
at 09:21 PM

I am in Tulsa - lot of Crossfit here - would kill for a Paleo restaurant!

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on January 29, 2012
at 08:57 PM

i live rural,south of Muskogee. i have seen only one other paleo shopper in the neck of my woods and believe me i have been looking in the shopping carts. but i assume i will see more as time goes on. i have been thinking of marking the cocconut oil at the local supermarket to see if im the only one buying the stuff. i think that oil purchase might serve as a biological marker for this diet.

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on January 29, 2012
at 05:52 PM

Im out in western Oklahoma.. Resources for a paleo lifestyle out here are few and far in between. Health and fitness is a no go here it seems like

980acf31034fb9511e4a6027211866ee

(416)

on January 29, 2012
at 06:08 PM

I get the same feeling around here, despite being in a larger city with a young population. It's good to know that we've got some friends around, however spread out we all may be. haha

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on January 30, 2012
at 02:29 AM

The thing is you can't make excuses. You might have to work a little harder, but a person can maintain a healthy lifestyle wherever he or she may be. If you can't find grassfed beef, there are plenty of cattle raches in the area. Find a local source of non-feedlot beef. Mailorder (US Wellness) is another idea. I'm from Weatherford originally (don't live there now) and think I could eat a mostly Paleo diet while living there.

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on January 29, 2012
at 05:21 PM

I,m in kingfisher, work in okc. new to paleo

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81d24695c56fda6ee303162eace48a81

on January 29, 2012
at 05:08 PM

I'm in NW OKC, work in Norman, and go to school in Edmond. Know of a couple of others in the area, I'll see if they can chime in as well.

980acf31034fb9511e4a6027211866ee

(416)

on January 29, 2012
at 06:09 PM

Great! I work at OU here in Norman. My roommate and I have been Paleo for about 7 months now, but have yet to come across anyone sharing our views.

81d24695c56fda6ee303162eace48a81

(10)

on February 01, 2012
at 11:22 AM

I work at OU as well. However, I work nights...

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072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on January 29, 2012
at 01:35 PM

Edmond myself. Haven't seen too many others from Oklahoma on the site though.

980acf31034fb9511e4a6027211866ee

(416)

on January 29, 2012
at 01:41 PM

Hello! Thanks for the response! Yes, I've noticed a lack of representation as well. I'm hoping we can at least get a few more together in one spot for discussion or just as moral support.

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on January 27, 2014
at 01:11 PM

Hi! I live in NW OKC and go to school at OU. I just found this site, but have been Paleo for 6 months now. Nice to see other people on here! :)

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on January 10, 2014
at 09:56 PM

Paleo in Edmond here. Just moved here from Stillwater. OKC is much easier to eat Paleo than Stillwater was. I started a blog, OKCPaleo.com to get together with local OKC Paleo friends. Basically I just document my Paleo journey while living in OKC on the blog, I'm trying to find local restaurants with Paleo items on the menu also. Sounds like it is getting more popular, so maybe we will see more Paleo businesses come to town soon!

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on February 27, 2013
at 07:08 PM

I am in Norman Oklahoma and I am a housewife.. Natural Grocers has plenty of paleo friendly foods. There is an new grocery store opening in one month. Sprouts Farmers Market. It is on main Street. We also have a Farmers Market at the Norman fairgrounds and they open in late April I think. They have great local veggies, herbs, eggs, blueberries,blackberries and delicious peaches which are a local favorite in Oklahoma. They also sometimes have grain fed chickens and beef. Whole foods is in OKC and their salad bar is great. We have a Jasons deli and I think a Chipolte. Charlestons will also grill meat for you and they have asparagas and sometimes green beans if you request them. They will cook to your specific needs. In this area it is also easy to find people splitting a grass fed, "clean" cow, having it butchered and freezing it.

82a1acd54df91f7993cfe1c304f7c2b3

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on February 27, 2013
at 07:10 PM

Also forgot a fairly new place called "The Local" I think their meat is clean and produce is locally grown. It is also on Main Street at about W.24th street in the same strip as Hastings book store

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on February 06, 2013
at 03:42 AM

Also in Norman and starting month 3! I too have seen amazing changes in my overall health and fitness. Would love to have some sort of meet-up group or something. All my friends seem to think I'm a crazy cavewoman now!

I have had a lot of luck at Natural Grocers on Main in Norman. They even have all the Paleo recipe books! I also spotted some coconut oil and coconut flower at Homeland today so I think it's really just a matter of looking extra hard.

I'm still cheap and going with frozen chicken and fish from Sam's. Sam's also has a lot of really good produce and it's in bulk so it's cheaper and lasts longer. I have red meat on Fridays so I try to keep it grass-fed but sometimes just have to go with what the store has. I watched a Rob Wolf video today that talked about not being afraid to make small concessions rather than give up on the plan as a whole. I figure that when I graduate and start working in the fall I will have the money to splurge on better meat.

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on January 28, 2013
at 09:40 AM

I'm in Oklahoma and trying to find others that have gone Paleo or are thinking about trying it. I've started a Facebook community page if you want to go and "like" it.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paleoklahoma/468087966573672

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on March 27, 2012
at 07:36 PM

Eating Paleo seems to be a challenge, a fun one though. However, Crossfit is EXPLODING here. I know not every Paleo crossfits and vice versa, but enough do to make it a realistic generality.

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