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so what is the most ridiculous thing someone has said to you about paleo lifestyle?

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Created July 08, 2012 at 2:34 AM

The other day I was at work, and talking to a co worker. I told her I was on a paleo lifestyle and that I dont eat breads or pasta because I am allergic to gluten. She replies "You should be careful because you might be missing important vitamins and nutrients from not eating breads or gluten. Then she adds that she puts double the amount of gluten when she bakes. I looked at her in confusion because I dont think she knows what gluten is or what she is talking about. So what is the most ridiculous thing someone has said or told you when you said you were paleo?

Dfe1dfb34939145fe21b3d8fa6832365

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on July 25, 2012
at 12:51 AM

Totally serious, haha.

9d741bcbe702044635f2ce3078043054

(1435)

on July 24, 2012
at 08:27 PM

True, that. - I accidentally ate some soybean oil. I think my man-boobs are growing now. Is there a way to reverse it? - I'm having trouble swallowing the 75 fish oil capsules I eat per day. Any paleo-friendly solutions out there?

9d741bcbe702044635f2ce3078043054

(1435)

on July 24, 2012
at 08:23 PM

Are you serious about the Crisco comment? Wow! That might be the winner.

9beda76f4e91faedc8fa70ecdc01251e

(298)

on July 24, 2012
at 07:52 PM

I would have burst out laughing. Were they joking? That's hilarious.

11b7b7ba720a5cd43c74a0ef99a16adb

(3448)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:21 PM

I now simply quote my doctor. He said at my recent physical that my blood-work results and overall health were..."fantastic." A huge difference from my last physical when my doctor was warning me I was headed for an early grave. I have eggs (which I eat like they are going out of style) to thank.

11b7b7ba720a5cd43c74a0ef99a16adb

(3448)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:14 PM

Are they an endurance athlete? The rules for athletes are always different than the rules for average people. Athletes are constantly pushing their bodies to the limit (and sometimes beyond). A decidedly unnatural activity. The decathlon (10 events) winner is considered to be the best athlete, despite not being the best at any of the individual events. The healthiest people are the ones with the best all around health, not specialists like endurance athletes.

11b7b7ba720a5cd43c74a0ef99a16adb

(3448)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:02 PM

Ask them if excluding sugar from your diet is dangerous. The "light bulb" came on for me when I realized that--as far as your blood stream goes--eating 4 teaspoons of table sugar and eating 2 slices of whole wheat toast were the same thing. They both result in 20 grams of simple sugar molecules being dumped into your blood stream.

4929a87e3f7438f18a0afbdde291ed5e

(752)

on July 23, 2012
at 06:18 PM

My response to that one is - yes, you could, if it gave you debilitating neck/nerve pain. :) Just sayin....

4929a87e3f7438f18a0afbdde291ed5e

(752)

on July 23, 2012
at 06:18 PM

Wow. All I really wanted to say is Wow but there's a word limit. ;)

4929a87e3f7438f18a0afbdde291ed5e

(752)

on July 23, 2012
at 06:14 PM

Jean, I agree! Everyone feels sorry for me that I have to eat Paleo (gluten/dairy intolerances galore!). I reiterate to them that I actually ENJOY eating this way - who doesn't like their veggies roasted in lard, right? :)

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(10611)

on July 23, 2012
at 06:11 PM

For you to be horrified shows ignorance. She probably looks at you, ignorantly visualizing a happy face smeared with fresh seal blood. Just like Bourdain describes at an Inuit feast. Like a scene from Shaun of the Dead.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on July 23, 2012
at 08:03 AM

They don't have to live without potatoes?

3f0a69f164d8fac2cdee80c19526f83f

(205)

on July 23, 2012
at 03:22 AM

Early on my husband told me that any diet based on eating bacon could not be any good. Mind you he is the one that is lactose intolerant, has IBS, severe migraines as a result of known food allergies to msg and soy, and high triglycerides. He has since come around.

193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on July 16, 2012
at 02:43 PM

I get this one tenfold. People are always saying "oh you're so lucky your kids eat everything". Yes, exactly, it's totally "luck" and not the fact that I worked with them to make sure that they weren't picky eaters who only eat PB&J sandwiches, mac and cheese and Oreos :-/

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 16, 2012
at 06:46 AM

The retort, "yes, it is great for making candles."

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 16, 2012
at 06:45 AM

Perfect chance to bring a goat to work for lunchtime milkings.

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on July 09, 2012
at 07:08 PM

And let's not forget just how damn difficult "moderation" *is* with the SAD foods. I can eat steak in moderation. Broccoli, chicken, eggplant, pork. Cookies and sugary cereal? Moderation goes right in the trash can along with the empty family-size box I could put down. (Also true of supposedly "healthy" stuff like whole grain crackers or bran cereal, for cryin' out loud. Moderation with that stuff? Ain't no such thing.

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on July 09, 2012
at 07:06 PM

And let's not forget just how damn difficult "moderation" *is.* I can eat steak in moderation. Broccoli, chicken, eggplant, pork. Cookies and sugary cereal? Moderation goes right in the trash can along with the empty family-size box I could put down.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 09, 2012
at 05:40 PM

A legitimate question would not reference suckling a wild animal's teats.

A7925ab8ea44e6d4d5d7c6f202632c6c

(404)

on July 09, 2012
at 07:59 AM

hmmm, nothing "ridiculous", but quite a legit proposition with regards to someone who calls themselves "paleo": dairy is not paleo - pure and simple ----- eat as much as you want but don't mess with nomenclature

A9060c656599eafcebf4b6759b3959bb

(110)

on July 09, 2012
at 04:58 AM

hahaha thats awesome

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 09, 2012
at 03:56 AM

Oh, now, that's just rude! I don't think I could respect a person who says something that is both that stupid and smug.

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on July 09, 2012
at 12:30 AM

How about if you gave her some Paleo baking recipes?

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

(1178)

on July 08, 2012
at 05:34 PM

True on both comments. When I first went Paleo I ate a ton of bacon, but I've cut back quite a bit mostly because it isn't as filling. If i eat it, its only 2 slices at a time. I think my boyfriend was just super jealous about my amazing breakfast creations.

A6e2b231f69366ce825476c5a6dcfff6

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on July 08, 2012
at 04:14 PM

When told I need more fiber I beat them with kale. (or other leafy green things)

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 08, 2012
at 01:46 PM

^ No comment on the question, but but that reminds me of walter, from the tv show fringes melt-down rant in the supermarket reading the ingredients of some toaster pastries "Potassium Bromate! Do you know what you're putting into our bodies? Death! Delicious, strawberry-flavored death!"

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 08, 2012
at 01:45 PM

^ No comment on the question, but but that reminds me of walter, from the tv show fringes melt-down rant in the supermarket reading the ingredients of some candy "Potassium Bromate! Do you know what you're putting into our bodies? Death! Delicious, strawberry-flavored death!"

Bcb2f5436d11467e89123680c046b858

(1356)

on July 08, 2012
at 12:54 PM

Argh! This one drives me crazy! Humans ate this way for thousands of generations, changed to eating all these novel foods a few years ago, and it's a "fad" to go back to how we ate for the vast majority of our history? *rips out hair in aggregation* Loren Cordain uses a great analogy comparing the length of a football field to the time that humans have been around, with grain-eating only in the last few feet (don't know exactly). Fad diet indeed! Hmph!

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 08, 2012
at 11:16 AM

^ well most pigs are grain fed heavily, so high in o-6. Usually they use nitrates which may or may not be questionable. I use free-range bacon, which might be slightly better o-6 wise, in moderation, but unfortunately I cant find a free-range bacon thats just cured with salt. Guess I could make my own long-term.......bacon is one of the best things in the world though....

3ed47bb3513ed0b4849e6b492422cadf

(90)

on July 08, 2012
at 09:39 AM

Well I had a very expensive French stone grain mill and bread maker and a Sour Dough mix that I had kept alive for years. All gone now lol.

3ed47bb3513ed0b4849e6b492422cadf

(90)

on July 08, 2012
at 09:36 AM

Well at the risk of being yelled at I also think that bacon and other over processed meats are not the best options regarding meats :)

7e36094a0f7a2fbad24290225405220b

(2064)

on July 08, 2012
at 08:40 AM

Yes, I believed that fat could kill me and that healthy whole grains were good for my heart. Now, of course, I know better. What upsets me is that my friends can see how much better my weight/arthritis/fitness is - they comment on it - but don't think it could work for them. They think I'm the sick one who's havign to eat a special diet!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 08, 2012
at 06:36 AM

Nope, I never believed that fussy kids should determine the health of a family's diet. Or that remodeling a kitchen is a good reason to keep eating bread, in spite of the possibility of pain relief. Some of the other stuff I did believe, pre-Primal/traditional, when it comes to wholegrain/lowfat diet.

Bd142c32b4055224d3191461f1f57520

(1098)

on July 08, 2012
at 06:20 AM

I'm thinking she's talking about "vital wheat gluten" which adds to the texture. Also used as seitan, I believe. Either way, it personally sounds "death in a bag" for me (all of us). Just the thought of it makes my intestines cry out in fear.

3ed47bb3513ed0b4849e6b492422cadf

(90)

on July 08, 2012
at 05:01 AM

When I decided to go LCHF No Wheat/Grains in November last year, the lack of breakfast foods like cereals and toast were my main concern :) So I can understand this comment. Seven months later I do not think about it at all lol.

Bd142c32b4055224d3191461f1f57520

(1098)

on July 08, 2012
at 04:39 AM

People say it so flippantly without even considering what it's all about: Atkins - Paleo- Primal - LC - VLC. That's what pisses me off and the point of my statement.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 08, 2012
at 04:36 AM

People have funky priorities... I really try not to be judgmental, but when people say these kinds of things to me, it makes me think it must not really be that bad, or they'd be willing to give it a shot.

Bd142c32b4055224d3191461f1f57520

(1098)

on July 08, 2012
at 04:35 AM

My point being that they are also baggin' on Atkins' philosphy too.

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

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on July 08, 2012
at 04:31 AM

I added gluten to some baked goods B.C. (Before Celiac diagnosis). So she could definitely know what gluten is.

A65499f2f8c65602881550fe309cd48c

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on July 08, 2012
at 04:19 AM

Most excellent reply!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 08, 2012
at 04:10 AM

+1 for silly Airplane joke!

A65499f2f8c65602881550fe309cd48c

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on July 08, 2012
at 03:59 AM

It's more of what Dr. Atkins ORIGINALLY (long ago) would have prescribed vs the butchered, processed crap they schlepp today. People bag on Atkins but he truly was a pioneer.

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

(2417)

on July 08, 2012
at 03:25 AM

She may have been referring to the wheat gluten that is sold for bakers to increase the protein content of their flours (for bread, pizza). It's quite common. BUT she's certainly confused about gluten versus the magical vitamins in the whole grain! Gluten is quite a refined product.

B43eab49eb3a97793630ce6e45592c23

(20)

on July 08, 2012
at 03:22 AM

well if we're talking low-carb paleo, then yeah, i'd say its glorified atkins

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Medium avatar

(3024)

on July 08, 2012
at 06:32 AM

Sorry, I disagree with everyone's comments.

The things people say aren't ridiculous. They make perfect sense in light of the fact that we're being fed misinformation every day at every turn. If the powers that be tell you that you "must" have healthy whole grains to get necessary nutrients, how is it ridiculous to believe that?

Didn't we all used to believe some of these things PP (pre-paleo)?

3ed47bb3513ed0b4849e6b492422cadf

(90)

on July 08, 2012
at 09:39 AM

Well I had a very expensive French stone grain mill and bread maker and a Sour Dough mix that I had kept alive for years. All gone now lol.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 08, 2012
at 06:36 AM

Nope, I never believed that fussy kids should determine the health of a family's diet. Or that remodeling a kitchen is a good reason to keep eating bread, in spite of the possibility of pain relief. Some of the other stuff I did believe, pre-Primal/traditional, when it comes to wholegrain/lowfat diet.

7e36094a0f7a2fbad24290225405220b

(2064)

on July 08, 2012
at 08:40 AM

Yes, I believed that fat could kill me and that healthy whole grains were good for my heart. Now, of course, I know better. What upsets me is that my friends can see how much better my weight/arthritis/fitness is - they comment on it - but don't think it could work for them. They think I'm the sick one who's havign to eat a special diet!

4929a87e3f7438f18a0afbdde291ed5e

(752)

on July 23, 2012
at 06:14 PM

Jean, I agree! Everyone feels sorry for me that I have to eat Paleo (gluten/dairy intolerances galore!). I reiterate to them that I actually ENJOY eating this way - who doesn't like their veggies roasted in lard, right? :)

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61c3d2c07376ee667da321cc20a1e94b

on July 08, 2012
at 04:07 AM

But you will raise your cholesterol through the roof!

But red meat will clog your arteries!

Surely, it will give you a heart attack!

To which I reply "No it won't, and stop calling me Shirley".

A65499f2f8c65602881550fe309cd48c

(3501)

on July 08, 2012
at 04:19 AM

Most excellent reply!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 08, 2012
at 04:10 AM

+1 for silly Airplane joke!

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Bd142c32b4055224d3191461f1f57520

on July 08, 2012
at 02:47 AM

"So that's just a glorified Atkins diet, right?"

B43eab49eb3a97793630ce6e45592c23

(20)

on July 08, 2012
at 03:22 AM

well if we're talking low-carb paleo, then yeah, i'd say its glorified atkins

A65499f2f8c65602881550fe309cd48c

(3501)

on July 08, 2012
at 03:59 AM

It's more of what Dr. Atkins ORIGINALLY (long ago) would have prescribed vs the butchered, processed crap they schlepp today. People bag on Atkins but he truly was a pioneer.

Bd142c32b4055224d3191461f1f57520

(1098)

on July 08, 2012
at 04:35 AM

My point being that they are also baggin' on Atkins' philosphy too.

Bd142c32b4055224d3191461f1f57520

(1098)

on July 08, 2012
at 04:39 AM

People say it so flippantly without even considering what it's all about: Atkins - Paleo- Primal - LC - VLC. That's what pisses me off and the point of my statement.

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Dfe1dfb34939145fe21b3d8fa6832365

on July 08, 2012
at 08:36 PM

"Lard is horrible for you. It's loaded with cholesterol and you can only eat it because you're active"

Same person 10 minutes or so later...

"You ever use Crisco? This stuff is great."

A9060c656599eafcebf4b6759b3959bb

(110)

on July 09, 2012
at 04:58 AM

hahaha thats awesome

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 16, 2012
at 06:46 AM

The retort, "yes, it is great for making candles."

9d741bcbe702044635f2ce3078043054

(1435)

on July 24, 2012
at 08:23 PM

Are you serious about the Crisco comment? Wow! That might be the winner.

Dfe1dfb34939145fe21b3d8fa6832365

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on July 25, 2012
at 12:51 AM

Totally serious, haha.

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F7cf9588bc47db8b3b7ddeb5172a9311

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on July 08, 2012
at 08:09 AM

"How do you live without bread?"

I don't. Clearly I'm dead.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 08, 2012
at 05:51 AM

Another fad diet.

Bcb2f5436d11467e89123680c046b858

(1356)

on July 08, 2012
at 12:54 PM

Argh! This one drives me crazy! Humans ate this way for thousands of generations, changed to eating all these novel foods a few years ago, and it's a "fad" to go back to how we ate for the vast majority of our history? *rips out hair in aggregation* Loren Cordain uses a great analogy comparing the length of a football field to the time that humans have been around, with grain-eating only in the last few feet (don't know exactly). Fad diet indeed! Hmph!

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A65499f2f8c65602881550fe309cd48c

(3501)

on July 08, 2012
at 03:57 AM

"where do you get your fiber? You need grains!" and my favorite "it's not sustainable" (as in, someone couldn't POSSIBLY eat that way for the rest of their lives) as well as bigger carbon footprint....even though I make less waste, try to eat as local as I can and humanely. I budget more for food because im CHOOSING good food over cheap ass convenience. I THINK about where my food comes from and don't just grab boxes and bags and crinkly containers whenever I shop for food. That one just pisses me off.

A6e2b231f69366ce825476c5a6dcfff6

(1967)

on July 08, 2012
at 04:14 PM

When told I need more fiber I beat them with kale. (or other leafy green things)

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 08, 2012
at 03:14 AM

"But what will I feed my kids? I can't tell them they can't have Oreos because 'they're not Paleo!'"

or

"But my kids are so fussy! I can barely get them to eat anything now!"

193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on July 16, 2012
at 02:43 PM

I get this one tenfold. People are always saying "oh you're so lucky your kids eat everything". Yes, exactly, it's totally "luck" and not the fact that I worked with them to make sure that they weren't picky eaters who only eat PB&J sandwiches, mac and cheese and Oreos :-/

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1407bd6152d9fdbc239250385159fea1

on July 09, 2012
at 03:20 AM

"Do you want some milk? Oh wait, caveman didn't have milk . . . or did they? Can you only have it if you suckle it directly from the wild animal's teet?"

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 09, 2012
at 03:56 AM

Oh, now, that's just rude! I don't think I could respect a person who says something that is both that stupid and smug.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 09, 2012
at 05:40 PM

A legitimate question would not reference suckling a wild animal's teats.

A7925ab8ea44e6d4d5d7c6f202632c6c

(404)

on July 09, 2012
at 07:59 AM

hmmm, nothing "ridiculous", but quite a legit proposition with regards to someone who calls themselves "paleo": dairy is not paleo - pure and simple ----- eat as much as you want but don't mess with nomenclature

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 16, 2012
at 06:45 AM

Perfect chance to bring a goat to work for lunchtime milkings.

9beda76f4e91faedc8fa70ecdc01251e

(298)

on July 24, 2012
at 07:52 PM

I would have burst out laughing. Were they joking? That's hilarious.

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449e19bbd371a87b653b9b8b56736005

(1567)

on July 08, 2012
at 03:10 AM

"Oh I could NEVER give up bread!"

3ed47bb3513ed0b4849e6b492422cadf

(90)

on July 08, 2012
at 05:01 AM

When I decided to go LCHF No Wheat/Grains in November last year, the lack of breakfast foods like cereals and toast were my main concern :) So I can understand this comment. Seven months later I do not think about it at all lol.

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707342e3cb97e0fc088917919a154b8a

on July 08, 2012
at 01:32 PM

Oh My God, what CAN you eat?

Yes, all this yummy grass fed beef, pastured chicken, lamb, and eggs, wild caught seafood plus local and organic veggies and berries really makes me feel oh so deprived ;)

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5cd8441bd01fc10816085bfc092477c4

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on July 08, 2012
at 02:43 AM

bread bakers put extra gluten in their bread because it provides "stretch"--makes the bread more soft and bouncy (more like store-bought bread). I am not defending bread, I am just saying why they do it. A lot of people have no idea where vitamins and nutrients come from, actually.

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on July 23, 2012
at 06:00 PM

I hear some of the best ones right here on Paleohacks:

-Repeated questions about how few foods you could eat for the rest of your life. Boy that sounds like fun...sign me up...

-Insistance that paleo = low carb. Paleo = Atkins II?

-Leptin reset. Arrogance, ignorance and a touch of bitters makes a nice paleo cocktail.

-Fascination with bowel movements. Talk about ways to put people off their appetite.

-MUFA is not Omega-6. Pass me the aspirin...

Think before you post people! Many of the questions here make paleo look like a weird eating disorder. I'm sure that they all make sense in light of a specific diet scheme, but no one is expert in the details of the plan that prompts the question, and there are dozens of different plans.

9d741bcbe702044635f2ce3078043054

(1435)

on July 24, 2012
at 08:27 PM

True, that. - I accidentally ate some soybean oil. I think my man-boobs are growing now. Is there a way to reverse it? - I'm having trouble swallowing the 75 fish oil capsules I eat per day. Any paleo-friendly solutions out there?

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03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

on July 09, 2012
at 02:16 AM

My Doctor is always saying to just eat things in moderation. The problem is that when you add up a moderate amount of grain, a moderate amount of sugar, a moderate amount of bread and a moderate amount of dairy, you are eating a full SAD!

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on July 09, 2012
at 07:08 PM

And let's not forget just how damn difficult "moderation" *is* with the SAD foods. I can eat steak in moderation. Broccoli, chicken, eggplant, pork. Cookies and sugary cereal? Moderation goes right in the trash can along with the empty family-size box I could put down. (Also true of supposedly "healthy" stuff like whole grain crackers or bran cereal, for cryin' out loud. Moderation with that stuff? Ain't no such thing.

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on July 09, 2012
at 07:06 PM

And let's not forget just how damn difficult "moderation" *is.* I can eat steak in moderation. Broccoli, chicken, eggplant, pork. Cookies and sugary cereal? Moderation goes right in the trash can along with the empty family-size box I could put down.

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C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

on July 08, 2012
at 01:19 PM

"You should eat quinoa, because you are missing all of its benefits on that stupid paleo diet."

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58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

on July 08, 2012
at 06:21 AM

All that bacon can't be good for you...

All those eggs you eat can't be good for you..

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on July 08, 2012
at 11:16 AM

^ well most pigs are grain fed heavily, so high in o-6. Usually they use nitrates which may or may not be questionable. I use free-range bacon, which might be slightly better o-6 wise, in moderation, but unfortunately I cant find a free-range bacon thats just cured with salt. Guess I could make my own long-term.......bacon is one of the best things in the world though....

3ed47bb3513ed0b4849e6b492422cadf

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on July 08, 2012
at 09:36 AM

Well at the risk of being yelled at I also think that bacon and other over processed meats are not the best options regarding meats :)

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

(1178)

on July 08, 2012
at 05:34 PM

True on both comments. When I first went Paleo I ate a ton of bacon, but I've cut back quite a bit mostly because it isn't as filling. If i eat it, its only 2 slices at a time. I think my boyfriend was just super jealous about my amazing breakfast creations.

3f0a69f164d8fac2cdee80c19526f83f

(205)

on July 23, 2012
at 03:22 AM

Early on my husband told me that any diet based on eating bacon could not be any good. Mind you he is the one that is lactose intolerant, has IBS, severe migraines as a result of known food allergies to msg and soy, and high triglycerides. He has since come around.

11b7b7ba720a5cd43c74a0ef99a16adb

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on July 24, 2012
at 02:21 PM

I now simply quote my doctor. He said at my recent physical that my blood-work results and overall health were..."fantastic." A huge difference from my last physical when my doctor was warning me I was headed for an early grave. I have eggs (which I eat like they are going out of style) to thank.

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on July 08, 2012
at 04:32 AM

In reference to the suggestion that a coworker of mine try paleo for a week to possibly help her severely debilitating neck and back pain..

"Oh I'm glad it worked for your pain, but I love baking. I just had my kitchen remodeled so the oven would be easier to use when I bake, so I can't give up bread."

I had told her removing gluten and most carbs from my diet had reduced my fibromyalgia and back pain to negligible amounts. I just couldn't believe she wouldn't even try it because she had her kitchen remodeled to make it easier for her to bake gluten filled products while enduring severe body pain.

It floored me...

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(10480)

on July 08, 2012
at 04:36 AM

People have funky priorities... I really try not to be judgmental, but when people say these kinds of things to me, it makes me think it must not really be that bad, or they'd be willing to give it a shot.

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on July 09, 2012
at 12:30 AM

How about if you gave her some Paleo baking recipes?

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Cd77fd01d8be999aa91b8678e262f419

(825)

on July 08, 2012
at 03:19 AM

"Don't be silly, that stuff won't kill you."

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(26217)

on July 15, 2012
at 11:31 PM

There's no such thing as evolution...

Can't argue with someone who doesn't care about facts...

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(752)

on July 23, 2012
at 06:18 PM

Wow. All I really wanted to say is Wow but there's a word limit. ;)

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C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on July 09, 2012
at 12:35 AM

With co workers at lunch-

"You eat meat every day? My doctor wouldn't let me do that" as he eats his eggroll & fried veggie lomein.

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on July 23, 2012
at 03:36 AM

An extremely intelligent and well-educated friend (with metabolic syndrome and a history of yo-yo dieting) told me that any diet in which you deprive yourself of an entire food group (i.e. "healthy whole grains") ultimately leads to failure. My response was that my mindset is not one of deprivation with respect to grains, legumes, sugar, etc., but rather one in which I am choosing to preserve my health and prevent diseases of civilization. Because of that perspective it is quite easy for me to be compliant. It is a lifestyle after all. p.s. 6 months later she is now "more" paleo than me. And I am happy for her.

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(3448)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:02 PM

Ask them if excluding sugar from your diet is dangerous. The "light bulb" came on for me when I realized that--as far as your blood stream goes--eating 4 teaspoons of table sugar and eating 2 slices of whole wheat toast were the same thing. They both result in 20 grams of simple sugar molecules being dumped into your blood stream.

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on July 16, 2012
at 10:39 AM

"But you don't need to lose weight". Me: "I know, it's for my heartburn and general health mainly." "But you're on medication for the heartburn, what's the problem?" Me: "..."

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on July 16, 2012
at 09:22 AM

Whilst watching a co worker eat his second bag of crisps in an hour:

"Is that an avocado? They're really bad for you, really fattening"

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(253)

on July 15, 2012
at 08:05 PM

When I told my mom about paleo, she remarked, "Oh great, what new fad are you into now?"

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(244)

on July 09, 2012
at 06:25 AM

I would rather starve myself than have to give up... (insert random gluten filled snack food). This was in regards to a conversation about calorie restriction vs. Paleo for weight loss.

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 08, 2012
at 04:44 PM

I have a friend with celiac and therefore on a gluten free junk diet. He asked why I don't eat gluten and began to exclaim how important gluten is as a nutrient and a plant protein. He's a young man though - time could change things.

Otherwise, people saying they love their pasta and bread too much, that and how animal fat and cholesterol rich foods are bad.

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on July 08, 2012
at 12:20 PM

How could you not eat sandwiches?

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on July 08, 2012
at 12:07 PM

As someone far wiser than I commented awhile back: Other people's opinions of me are none of my business. People may say whatever they wish--I know how I feel, how well I sleep, how much more energy I have, how my body is changing.

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on July 08, 2012
at 05:01 AM

Oh I could NEVER give up beer!

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(752)

on July 23, 2012
at 06:18 PM

My response to that one is - yes, you could, if it gave you debilitating neck/nerve pain. :) Just sayin....

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on July 09, 2012
at 06:39 PM

The mother-in-law... "Don't get too thin! Make sure you don't starve!" (Right, because we're the malnourished ones..) When my husband explained the football pitch example of evolution, the response was: "Well I can't live without potatoes."

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(5914)

on July 23, 2012
at 08:03 AM

They don't have to live without potatoes?

0
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on July 09, 2012
at 12:17 PM

A friend of mine told me that I'm trying to become anorexic...

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(1495)

on July 08, 2012
at 01:49 PM

"It's not enough carbs for an endurance athlete. Show me someone who wins a major endurance race on a Paleo diet." (I've shown that person more than enough evidence of successful Paleo endurance athletes at the top of their races)

Mostly, though, people are just curious to learn more about how I eat...with little or no judgment.

11b7b7ba720a5cd43c74a0ef99a16adb

(3448)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:14 PM

Are they an endurance athlete? The rules for athletes are always different than the rules for average people. Athletes are constantly pushing their bodies to the limit (and sometimes beyond). A decidedly unnatural activity. The decathlon (10 events) winner is considered to be the best athlete, despite not being the best at any of the individual events. The healthiest people are the ones with the best all around health, not specialists like endurance athletes.

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