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What would make your Paleo life easier every day?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 12, 2012 at 3:02 PM

I'm curious if there is something that you've found yourself wishing you had to make Paleo decisions or questions or implementation or conversations easier to handle. Makes your Paleo LIFE just a little less of a hassle.

I don't want to put in too many examples to bias your answers. I'd just love to hear some ideas on "that would be super to have in my Paleo bag of tricks!"

If there are some great answers this might be a good Meta question (not entirely sure how that works).

E2d885a66875eb01e931d369fac7353c

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on October 16, 2012
at 02:32 AM

so true, so true...

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 14, 2012
at 05:26 PM

It actually wasn't so hard, you can't really go anywhere unless you have someone trusted to maintain it when you're away, so you're kind of stuck, but growing up, our food was supplemented by some shopping by my parents - I think something totally off the grid would require more work, especially if you want to make the more creative things like cheeses and storing all the veg you can for winter - that would definitely have a big harvest. Maybe that makes the hard work kind of seasonal? Sowing, harvesting being pretty tough and time sensitive, but then the daily activities might not be so bad.

9c4ba98a3b480408bcf207f558fe659b

(355)

on October 14, 2012
at 06:23 AM

Shows what I know! I imagine maintaining a farm (even small) is a lot of work, no?

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 14, 2012
at 02:57 AM

Very true, our goats ate everything and anything. Same with our chickens. I even saw some hens cannibalize the chicks of other hens from time to time. And there was no shortage of space or feed since they were free range.. they just saw something small move around.. so they took care of a lot of bugs too, needless to say!

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

(321)

on October 13, 2012
at 11:53 PM

I love the answers - I mean, who wouldn't love a drive-thru Paleo restaurant chain, right? But, hmm. Let me show my cards. I was thinking more like something that a person or company could provide as a service or appliance or (gasp!) an app. Like a Paleo restaurant finder app with "find stuff near me" capabilities. Like a cheat sheet with the definitive list of what's good from Trader Joe's. Or Whole Foods. Essentially I want to know if there is something that I COULD BUILD that would help. Thanks for reading. :-)

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

(321)

on October 13, 2012
at 11:44 PM

I think I'd choose the chicken/goat combo for the waste disposal. Do pigs eat that much more varied "waste"? Although the income to have pigs that you feed only apples and acorns would be AWESOME. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam%C3%B3n_ib%C3%A9rico

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 13, 2012
at 07:14 PM

Actually, we did have pigs on our farm growing up, but I was thinking of breeding and maintaining our own "herd" kind of, and maintaining a pig population is tougher on a small scale, though I suppose having farming neighbors who could lend a sire would be helpful. We typically bought 2-3 piglets per season, raised them, and then sent them to a slaughter house, because they are also much harder to slaughter than cows, goats and chickens. They did eat everything though, including the night milk from our cows, which was always too much for our family, and they were very sweet.

9c4ba98a3b480408bcf207f558fe659b

(355)

on October 13, 2012
at 06:03 AM

Great answer. No pigs? They're a great waste disposal. And friendly

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on October 13, 2012
at 02:29 AM

"Grass-fed, organic, whole-foods approach drive through on every corner" THIS! With low carb options!

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on October 13, 2012
at 12:57 AM

a personal chef and grocery shopper that I could *afford*.

D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

(2029)

on October 12, 2012
at 09:40 PM

Like a paleo perception filter!

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on October 12, 2012
at 09:14 PM

Haha!! That will do it to a person.

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

(321)

on October 12, 2012
at 08:02 PM

Actually, no. Sorry for the vagueness above. I do NOT mean more research, or policy changes. I mean individuals on-the-ground living your life Paleo convenience or lack of hassle.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on October 12, 2012
at 06:46 PM

My daughter does this every day at high school. This technique requires IB Math or Latin.

E2d885a66875eb01e931d369fac7353c

(427)

on October 12, 2012
at 05:07 PM

if you're in la...i'm a chef.

E2d885a66875eb01e931d369fac7353c

(427)

on October 12, 2012
at 05:06 PM

if you were in la....

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 12, 2012
at 09:27 PM

A sustainable family farm with an orchard, cows, goats, chickens, badass garden, root cellar, maybe a trout stream nearby, no bills, no need to work outside of the home/farm, low stress.. that would be nice.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 14, 2012
at 02:57 AM

Very true, our goats ate everything and anything. Same with our chickens. I even saw some hens cannibalize the chicks of other hens from time to time. And there was no shortage of space or feed since they were free range.. they just saw something small move around.. so they took care of a lot of bugs too, needless to say!

9c4ba98a3b480408bcf207f558fe659b

(355)

on October 13, 2012
at 06:03 AM

Great answer. No pigs? They're a great waste disposal. And friendly

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

(321)

on October 13, 2012
at 11:44 PM

I think I'd choose the chicken/goat combo for the waste disposal. Do pigs eat that much more varied "waste"? Although the income to have pigs that you feed only apples and acorns would be AWESOME. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam%C3%B3n_ib%C3%A9rico

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 13, 2012
at 07:14 PM

Actually, we did have pigs on our farm growing up, but I was thinking of breeding and maintaining our own "herd" kind of, and maintaining a pig population is tougher on a small scale, though I suppose having farming neighbors who could lend a sire would be helpful. We typically bought 2-3 piglets per season, raised them, and then sent them to a slaughter house, because they are also much harder to slaughter than cows, goats and chickens. They did eat everything though, including the night milk from our cows, which was always too much for our family, and they were very sweet.

9c4ba98a3b480408bcf207f558fe659b

(355)

on October 14, 2012
at 06:23 AM

Shows what I know! I imagine maintaining a farm (even small) is a lot of work, no?

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 14, 2012
at 05:26 PM

It actually wasn't so hard, you can't really go anywhere unless you have someone trusted to maintain it when you're away, so you're kind of stuck, but growing up, our food was supplemented by some shopping by my parents - I think something totally off the grid would require more work, especially if you want to make the more creative things like cheeses and storing all the veg you can for winter - that would definitely have a big harvest. Maybe that makes the hard work kind of seasonal? Sowing, harvesting being pretty tough and time sensitive, but then the daily activities might not be so bad.

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F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on October 12, 2012
at 05:31 PM

I'd like other people to understand paleo and not get all crazy because I don't eat grains and vegetable oil.

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E6c14efded576a0bea38a2fe2beced6a

on October 12, 2012
at 04:19 PM

A personal chef.

E2d885a66875eb01e931d369fac7353c

(427)

on October 12, 2012
at 05:07 PM

if you're in la...i'm a chef.

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on October 13, 2012
at 12:57 AM

a personal chef and grocery shopper that I could *afford*.

E2d885a66875eb01e931d369fac7353c

(427)

on October 12, 2012
at 05:06 PM

if you were in la....

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00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on October 13, 2012
at 01:02 AM

What makes my paleo conversations easier with other people is mostly not to have them. Food's highly personal, like religion, and people are just as touchy about it. I do, however, keep my old Driver's license with my fat photo, and show it to people who want to dispute the benefits while saying "That was me before paleo/low carb."

What would make my food life more convenient is if my wife ate the same way. She's now T2 diabetic and won't let go of her carb addiction, despite my example.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 18, 2012
at 06:48 PM

Here's one for you...

The Problem: There are millions of paleo recipes out there on the internet (which is great) but a lot of them are created by people that don't know a thing about cooking or the science behind it. So they throw some things together and by some miracle it works for them so they post it, sometimes with a picture that isn't even theirs. Then people try to make it and its aweful and you've just wasted lots of money.

Solution: Create a website much like Chowstalcker but with the ability to rate the recipe like Food.com. That way the bad ones can be avoided, money saved, and the real winners can shine through. I miss food.com. I loved searching for a recipe that showed 500 people giving it 5 stars, the recipe always turned out awesome. Unfortunately, there are only about 20 paleo recipes on there.

1
8de9776490016df60d49e03f23d656af

(596)

on October 12, 2012
at 09:31 PM

Tasty, easily accessible beef jerky. Like, run to the corner store accessible.

1
De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

(2227)

on October 12, 2012
at 09:30 PM

For all the non paleo foods in the world to become invisible to me (but still exist.)

D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

(2029)

on October 12, 2012
at 09:40 PM

Like a paleo perception filter!

1
584cdd1a2dd83e46b8b76758f4c57b19

(600)

on October 12, 2012
at 09:30 PM

For me the cost of meat to go down would make it a lot more easier

1
76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

on October 12, 2012
at 09:28 PM

"that would be super to have in my Paleo bag of tricks!"

I'd like someone doing all my prep??? work...I mean yes, keeping up with my knife skills is important but when Spike TV is playing a Star Wars marathon for the 100th time...I of course need to be watching that and not trying to perfect the perfect bone broth rub for a pork butt...priorities is all I'm saying...priorities and laziness wink

Truth.

E2d885a66875eb01e931d369fac7353c

(427)

on October 16, 2012
at 02:32 AM

so true, so true...

1
06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 12, 2012
at 09:12 PM

A herd of wild buffalo grazing close to the house.

Matt
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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on October 12, 2012
at 04:17 PM

So I think the desire of the OP is more policy than a "Grass-fed, organic, whole-foods approach drive through on every corner" (which would be awesome.)

From a policy standpoint I'd just like real science to be conducted in nutritional sciences. Too many of these studies are not properly controlled, thus the findings can be interpreted or thrown out for a million reasons. If we had real science, and real scientist who are looking to eliminate obesity and obesity related diseases through practical solutions, and not just trying to find the next prescriptive drug to trick your body into not properly functioning (like Statins and Fat-blockers) then we could start to have merited debates about the potential solutions with facts and not N=1 and ideology driving the decisions.

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on October 13, 2012
at 02:29 AM

"Grass-fed, organic, whole-foods approach drive through on every corner" THIS! With low carb options!

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

(321)

on October 12, 2012
at 08:02 PM

Actually, no. Sorry for the vagueness above. I do NOT mean more research, or policy changes. I mean individuals on-the-ground living your life Paleo convenience or lack of hassle.

1
C8976e6d769b80eb516858cbe254edad

(220)

on October 12, 2012
at 04:10 PM

The ability to sleep while being awake!

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on October 12, 2012
at 06:46 PM

My daughter does this every day at high school. This technique requires IB Math or Latin.

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on October 12, 2012
at 09:14 PM

Haha!! That will do it to a person.

1
089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on October 12, 2012
at 03:30 PM

not having ulcerative colitis which gives me so many food sensitivities.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

indoor plumbing.

0
3c1d989225261dd650e112ce66447682

on October 16, 2012
at 12:32 AM

Roommates that didn't eat like shit would help

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