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[META] Why there are so many new Paleohack members? Paleo Renaissance?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM

It seems that Paleohacks gets a huge amount of new members every day. At least for the last couple of days or so. I am glad that so many new people are interested in Paleo, I just find it a bit... odd.

So... is the Paleo movement growing or those "newbies" are trolls in disguise? No offence.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 26, 2013
at 05:21 PM

...fitness models, who have been eating roughly the same thing for decades, now say things like "I eat paleo with a side of sports nutrition (i.e. extra, 'natural' carbs)."

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 26, 2013
at 05:20 PM

People who say that paleo is not mainstream and "when will paleo catch on" are fooling themselves. It's really just when will people start caring a little bit more about what they put in their bodies.

3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49

(1354)

on May 26, 2013
at 04:52 PM

Although, yes, there will always be those poor minds who yo-yo from diet to diet looking for a one week fix. And, let's face it, paleo does look to be the next big target for that unfortunate crowd. I, however, don't see that demographic as being age limited (hello Weight Watchers et al.). Fat loss is a real, and admirable, goal. No lesser than treating IBS, or CVD and so on. As such, it is not fat loss as the primary paleo goal that should be admonished but rather the impatience that often accompanies it.

3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49

(1354)

on May 26, 2013
at 04:41 PM

A bit cynical and, I think, actually backwards in many cases. I am such a young person. I admit that I came for the abs, but I stayed for the health and the amazing food. I love my meals more than I have in my entire life, my sleep is rock solid where it was once borderline insomniac, my resting heart rate is 50-55bpm (it was about 70 when starting) and so on - ad infinitum. My main concern is still shedding the BF% - that's who I am right now - but I will stay passionate about this lifestyle due to the myriad health benefits.

3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49

(1354)

on May 26, 2013
at 04:39 PM

A bit cynical and, I think, actually backwards in many cases. I am such a young person. I admit that I came for the abs, but I stayed for the health and the amazing food. I love my meals more than I have in my entire life, my sleep is rock solid where it was once borderline insomniac, my resting heart rate is 50-55bpm (it was about 70 when starting) and so on - ad infinitum. My main concern is still shedding the BF% - that's who I am right now - but I will stay passionate about this lifestyle due to the myriad health benefits.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 26, 2013
at 05:18 AM

I hope this answer is not for real. If it is, make sure to go outside and soak up some sunshine.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 26, 2013
at 05:16 AM

Neat! They must be tired of all that fondue.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 25, 2013
at 07:44 PM

There is no point in trolling - I don't even read the questions anymore.

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on May 25, 2013
at 07:27 PM

What if you're the only real person on these boards and all the other accounts are owned by one person trying to pull off a massive troll on **YOU**.

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3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49

(1354)

on May 25, 2013
at 09:06 PM

Just check out these Google stats on search inquiries regarding paleo. It's been on a steep incline since 2011 but the jump from December 2012 to 2013 was enormous. Of course, as the New Years dieters die off these searches decrease (or perhaps they feel they got the hang of it and don't NEED to do more searches). Still, Paleo's presence on Google is MUCH greater than it has ever been since the start of 2013.

EDIT: Huh, if you look at the world graph you immediately see a large interest from the US, Canada, Argentina and Australia. But see that itty-bitty dot in Western Europe? Apparently the Swiss can't get enough Paleo.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 26, 2013
at 05:16 AM

Neat! They must be tired of all that fondue.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 25, 2013
at 08:45 PM

I'm am prepping for the invasion. Hundreds of accounts with passwords stored on a word document, some very high ranking accounts in leadership positions and with moderation powers, dozens of highly regarded profiles.

I am building an Internet empire.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 26, 2013
at 05:18 AM

I hope this answer is not for real. If it is, make sure to go outside and soak up some sunshine.

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0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

on May 26, 2013
at 05:16 PM

I've seen Paleo touted on the covers of just about every women's diet and "health" magazine in the checkout stands over the last year.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 26, 2013
at 05:21 PM

...fitness models, who have been eating roughly the same thing for decades, now say things like "I eat paleo with a side of sports nutrition (i.e. extra, 'natural' carbs)."

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 26, 2013
at 05:20 PM

People who say that paleo is not mainstream and "when will paleo catch on" are fooling themselves. It's really just when will people start caring a little bit more about what they put in their bodies.

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D74288318247c62923457d39a068e3a7

(116)

on May 26, 2013
at 05:04 PM

Dr. OZ is promoting the paleo diet on his show now, apparently.

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618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

(1217)

on May 26, 2013
at 04:20 PM

I am also new, so take my opinion/insight for what it's worth - but it seems to me that alot of these newer members are really young, and they seem to be looking primarily to lose weight fast or to "lean out". I think it has to do with the press that "paleo" has been getting recently as a way to have your fat and lose it too. When you read about people who lose weight without counting calories, while eating bacon and butter, and only exercising moderately, it must seem like a proverbial piece of cake. And then they start and are wondering why they haven't lost weight after being "super strict paleo" for a week.

They will probably fall away after realizing that this isn't a DIET - it is a different way of looking at your food and your lifestyle. It takes alot of experimenting, figuring out what works for you, and developing a healthier outlook. Those that come to improve overall health seem to read more and prepare for the new way of eating before they jump in, and since their motivations are deeper than just needing to look great their questions are more interesting than "HELP I HAVEN'T LOST WEIGHT WHAT AM I DOING WRONG!!!"

That's just my take

3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49

(1354)

on May 26, 2013
at 04:41 PM

A bit cynical and, I think, actually backwards in many cases. I am such a young person. I admit that I came for the abs, but I stayed for the health and the amazing food. I love my meals more than I have in my entire life, my sleep is rock solid where it was once borderline insomniac, my resting heart rate is 50-55bpm (it was about 70 when starting) and so on - ad infinitum. My main concern is still shedding the BF% - that's who I am right now - but I will stay passionate about this lifestyle due to the myriad health benefits.

3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49

(1354)

on May 26, 2013
at 04:39 PM

A bit cynical and, I think, actually backwards in many cases. I am such a young person. I admit that I came for the abs, but I stayed for the health and the amazing food. I love my meals more than I have in my entire life, my sleep is rock solid where it was once borderline insomniac, my resting heart rate is 50-55bpm (it was about 70 when starting) and so on - ad infinitum. My main concern is still shedding the BF% - that's who I am right now - but I will stay passionate about this lifestyle due to the myriad health benefits.

3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49

(1354)

on May 26, 2013
at 04:52 PM

Although, yes, there will always be those poor minds who yo-yo from diet to diet looking for a one week fix. And, let's face it, paleo does look to be the next big target for that unfortunate crowd. I, however, don't see that demographic as being age limited (hello Weight Watchers et al.). Fat loss is a real, and admirable, goal. No lesser than treating IBS, or CVD and so on. As such, it is not fat loss as the primary paleo goal that should be admonished but rather the impatience that often accompanies it.

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