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Any PaleoHacks in the Northern VA/DC area?

Asked on December 11, 2014
Created November 09, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Hello Everyone,

I just started easing into Paleo a couple months ago, I am by no means perfect yet. I was also just notified by Patriot Crossfit that I have finally been selected off their waiting list for the next Foundations Course, which I will start at the end of the month.

I am ready to dive head first into Paleo and Crossfit. I have a great deal of weight to lose, and a long road ahead.

I was just wondering if anyone on PaleoHacks resides in the Northern VA/DC area. If so, I am curious if there are any Paleo meet-ups?

I honestly only know one other person who lives a Paleo life, but she resides back in my hometown of St. Louis, MO. I do not know a single person in the NOVA/DC area, and whenever Paleo is brought up, my friends and coworkers look at me with a funny face or question my health decisions. Literally, about ten minutes ago I had a coworker ask me if I was ok, and taking vitamins since I practically cut out dairy from my diet since I started transitioning to Paleo.

Honestly, I have tried other diets and such, but now, I've never been so confident that this lifestyle change to Paleo will work the best for me above all others.

6486826b269cf5b9578f947b5b645fc4

on December 19, 2012
at 02:28 PM

Thank you for your interest!! Try this: facebook.com/groups/444477275611906

6486826b269cf5b9578f947b5b645fc4

on December 19, 2012
at 02:26 PM

Sorry about that, try this: http://www.facebook.com/groups/444477275611906/

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on December 19, 2012
at 03:14 AM

Well I sent a friend request to DC Meat Up. Once my request is accepted I'll follow your post on there.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on December 19, 2012
at 03:08 AM

I can't find the group... I searched it several times, but nothing came up.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on December 19, 2012
at 03:06 AM

Will do. I will look for your on FB.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on November 09, 2012
at 04:52 PM

CD - Thank you! I joined the meetup group! I live in Ballston, right in between the Ballston Metro and VA Square Metro. I work in DC.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on November 09, 2012
at 04:51 PM

Dave S. - Thanks! I live in Ballston, right in between the Ballston Metro and VA Square Metro. I work in DC.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on November 09, 2012
at 04:51 PM

Dave S. - I live in Ballston, right in between the Ballston Metro and VA Square Metro. I work in DC.

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on November 09, 2012
at 12:53 PM

I'm in the DC area, I went to one meetup, but I usually cannot make the meetings due to time constraints. The website for PaleoDC is: http://www.meetup.com/PaleoDC/

For others, most of the paleodiet meetups are registered here: http://paleo-diet.meetup.com/

For example if you wanted to see other Paleo meetups in the DC area you can go to: http://paleo-diet.meetup.com/cities/us/dc/washington/ -- Here you will also see the Fairfax (more family oriented) and Rockville (never attended)

Good luck with your transition. Patriot is one of the better crossfits in the area!

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on November 09, 2012
at 04:52 PM

CD - Thank you! I joined the meetup group! I live in Ballston, right in between the Ballston Metro and VA Square Metro. I work in DC.

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on November 09, 2012
at 02:56 PM

I'm in Alexandria and work in Tyson's Corner. I think Beth (WeightMaven) lives in DC...

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on November 09, 2012
at 04:51 PM

Dave S. - I live in Ballston, right in between the Ballston Metro and VA Square Metro. I work in DC.

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on November 09, 2012
at 02:32 PM

Hi Danielle, I live in Woodbridge & work in DC. I am glad you asked this question because I've been interested in meeting up with other local paleo/crossfitters as well. Good luck on starting CF!!!

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on November 09, 2012
at 04:51 PM

Dave S. - Thanks! I live in Ballston, right in between the Ballston Metro and VA Square Metro. I work in DC.

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on December 11, 2014
at 01:34 PM

I live and work in the Tysons area.  

I have been going to Crossfit Tysons, a small Crossfit box right in Tysons, for over 2 years.  They don't have any waiting list and the workouts are great, if you are looking for another gym option come check it out:

http://www.crossfittysonscorner.com

This is a great area to find Paleo food, there are numerous farmer's markets in the area. One of my favorite is in Falls Church, aside from great local produce they have many sources of farm-raised pork, beef, chicken, and buffalo, Saturday mornings year round:

http://www.fallschurchva.gov/FarmersMarket

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on December 11, 2014
at 05:49 AM

Wow meeting would love to go to a meet up.  Wonder if any in my area how do I find out?  (Fredericksburg) 

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58eb7fc4f8dc568f8b248dec05b2c40c

on December 11, 2014
at 05:42 AM

Yes indeed I am easing into it as well.  I live in Sumerduck just outside of Feadericksburg.  Would love to have someone to talk to about it seems a little confusing have lost weight so far so  can't be bad.  Maybe we can exchange emails? 

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on March 13, 2013
at 01:22 AM

Hello. My name is Mike DiLandro & I've been Paleo for 1 year after reading The Primal Blueprint. My family has had great success & we're not going back. Recently Mark Sisson's writing partner asked me to do some motivational speaking on the east coast. I have a seminar set for 4/10 in Vienna:

http://primalblueprint.com/products/The-Primal-Blueprint-Transformation-Seminar.html

Please spread the word & come check it out!

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on March 03, 2013
at 04:54 PM

Im in Warrenton, VA which is about 45 min west of DC. Starting Paleo lifestyle tomorrow. Anyone in this area?

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on January 11, 2013
at 06:53 PM

I'm in Springfield, VA.

DC/MD/NoVA are GREAT places for real food. Tons of fantastic farms and farmer's markets here all year round.

You might want to check out these meetup groups:

  1. http://www.meetup.com/NoVaPaleoFriends/ -- This one is run by Stacy & Matt Toth (from http://www.paleoparents.com/):

  2. NoVA Whole Foods Nutrition Meetup -- this one is more Weston Price oriented, but has frequent meetups about real food, holistic health, etc. Very suitable for Paleo eaters.

And this Facebook group:

DC MeatUp

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6486826b269cf5b9578f947b5b645fc4

on December 18, 2012
at 10:20 PM

Hey! Check out my facebook group, "DC Healthy Bites". We represent a community of individuals with dietary restrictions due to food allergies, autoimmune disease or susceptibility, or because we have overall food and health concerns. As someone who maintains a Paleo lifestyle, I so often am discouraged, intimated, and conflicted when dining out, and having friends who have severe allergies (nuts and gluten) and having witnessed their dining difficulties and horrible experiences, I decided to start this initiative. Our goal is to not only spread awareness and develop synergy with local area restaurants but to ultimately generate a freely accessible online resource which the community can use to find reliable information on where to dine and what to order without having to worry about compliancy or their safety. We are different from The DC Meat Up facebook group and other Paleo meetups in that our focus is specifically on local area restaurants and their compliancy and/or willingness to comply.

Our success will be celebrated at a special event in the Spring with the launch of a freely available community restaurant guide and fundraising initiative. If you are interested in making a difference please email me ([email protected]), comment below, or request to join DC Healthy Bites, and I will contact you with how you can get involved.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on December 19, 2012
at 03:06 AM

Will do. I will look for your on FB.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on December 19, 2012
at 03:08 AM

I can't find the group... I searched it several times, but nothing came up.

6486826b269cf5b9578f947b5b645fc4

on December 19, 2012
at 02:28 PM

Thank you for your interest!! Try this: facebook.com/groups/444477275611906

6486826b269cf5b9578f947b5b645fc4

on December 19, 2012
at 02:26 PM

Sorry about that, try this: http://www.facebook.com/groups/444477275611906/

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on December 19, 2012
at 03:14 AM

Well I sent a friend request to DC Meat Up. Once my request is accepted I'll follow your post on there.

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on January 11, 2013
at 06:04 PM

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