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How do you convince others to give Paleo a try?

Answered on September 08, 2014
Created February 20, 2014 at 10:36 PM

I want to tell everyone about it, but am not sure how to approach it.

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on February 22, 2014
at 05:35 PM

I agree. As Gandhi once said, "be the change you want to see in the world". I'm certain he was thinking bigger picture but it also works here. As people start to see your weight loss, endless energy, radiant skin, positive outlook, they will ask your secret. Generally I tell them briefly and leave them with a sticky note of resources they can follow up on if they are so inclined.

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on February 21, 2014
at 05:03 AM

The best way is to lead by healthy example

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on September 08, 2014
at 12:37 PM

Result speaks better than words. Show them what is changed in you. They shall definitely ask you how?. Let them ask it first.

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on February 21, 2014
at 01:13 PM

The honeymoon phase of paleo usually involves wanting to tell everybody about it. It will pass.

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on February 21, 2014
at 11:47 AM

Show them my abs

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on February 21, 2014
at 08:49 AM

The easiest road to take is to simply lead by example...and the easiest example I've found - Cook for those you think might benefit from a change.

Prepare an opening appetizer, a main course and a dessert offering. People always respond when they can envision themselves eating the same foods but with their own twists added to them. It's also a great opportunity to show that simple ingredients can be YUMMY!

Truth.

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on February 21, 2014
at 06:03 AM

I don't bother anymore. I just tell people I lost weight by not drinking beer. People ask but don't really listen for the answer because they love the pizza, chips and football game.

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on February 21, 2014
at 03:08 AM

people hate when you criticize their diet. most, if not all, people have very strong opinions about food. i wouldn't do any convincing. just follow it yourself and if they see are you healthy, they will ask what you do.

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on February 22, 2014
at 05:35 PM

I agree. As Gandhi once said, "be the change you want to see in the world". I'm certain he was thinking bigger picture but it also works here. As people start to see your weight loss, endless energy, radiant skin, positive outlook, they will ask your secret. Generally I tell them briefly and leave them with a sticky note of resources they can follow up on if they are so inclined.

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on February 21, 2014
at 01:52 AM

Don't force it. At some point it will come up organically. As a man who failed on a crap-load of diets -- the last thing I needed was another jerk stuffing another fad diet down my throat. People have to make their own decision. The best you can do is be there to support them when they do come calling.

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on February 20, 2014
at 10:40 PM

It's great that you want to help others experience the awesomeness of Paleo, but you're right to make sure you know what you're talking about before sounding like a crazy caveman person ;)

I suggest reading as much as you can about it so that you can simply present the information. Try not to get too intense, because if you start pushing about it you'll only make them defensive about their eating.

Finally, don't make this common mistake that ruins the credibility of the information, it's up to you to make a good first impression for the Paleo community.

Good luck!

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