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What has become your biggest Paleo "pet peeve"?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 25, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Just name anything Paleo-related that you can no longer tolerate without your BP going up?

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 08:35 PM

Their health problems have made me cynical about every faux veg milk product that comes along.

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 08:32 PM

My grandparents switched from cream to Rich's fake cream because of cholesterol concerns. http://www.richwhip.com/files/Coffee-Rich-Original.pdf Look at the ingredients list and you decide whether this was a healthy switch. I have my doubts. Grandma died of cancer, grandpa died of a stroke.

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(220)

on August 25, 2013
at 04:30 PM

Some people have an interest in food, get over it. It's when their interest in food starts to interfere with other other interests that it becomes a problem

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(220)

on August 25, 2013
at 03:17 PM

Lol I hate when people say don't eat fruit because of the fructose and its been proven that people on a diet of 50% fructose there are adverse effects, well ok, I'll go eat my 27 bananas now.

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 03:09 PM

How about "aleo-pay" to hide it from the kids?

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 03:06 PM

Why deny the truth? Red meat is a risk for colon cancer, especially if it's processed, but even if it's not. Your attitude changes at age 50, when the search for cancerous polyps. Switch to seafood.

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 03:01 PM

So this started by calling someone elses lunch "effing sandwiches"? Bad attitude breeds same.

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 02:59 PM

Gee I'm glad you're smarter than your doctor. Who needs them anyway. Set your own bones, stitch your own sutures. I go to the doctor for help, not so that I can deconstruct his advice.

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 02:55 PM

1000+. You get it.

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 02:54 PM

If you're not allergic to gluten it.just.doesn't.matter. My pet peeve is you Andrea. You've projected your problem into being mine. That's not paleo. Go to celiacs anonymous if you need help but don't get peeved at those of us who have no issues.

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 01:41 PM

I had diabetes and had to watch stuff like watermelon, so I have to ask whether you're diabetic and use a blood glucose monitor to control it. If not, refusing the watermelon is rude.

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 01:36 PM

Corollary is that paleo assumes ownership of low carb, when the concept of carb restriction dieting belongs to the ADA, eith their carb counting methodology 50-60 years ago.

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 01:33 PM

Well are you? What's your TC? Paleos generally have outstanding HDL and TG's but sucky LDL's.

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 01:30 PM

Taubes is accepted in paleo simply because he challenges CW. Most of what he says can be easily disproved. Yet many paleos swallow his Atkins prescription without thinking.

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 01:25 PM

Absolutely right about the ship being commandeered by the metabolically deranged. While that's what pulls people in, I feel like it makes paleo all about thyroid and supplements. What about living like your ancestors, moving a lot and eating simply?

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(560)

on May 23, 2012
at 12:39 PM

if talking about food bothers you, you might be on the wrong website.

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

(560)

on May 23, 2012
at 12:38 PM

honestly, i hardly see eating 3 times a day as obsessed, and not everyone looking to bulk is fat.

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(111)

on May 05, 2012
at 12:58 PM

what even is 'N=1'?!

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on March 25, 2012
at 04:21 PM

+1 well said, Matt!

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(41747)

on March 25, 2012
at 02:30 PM

The false dichotomy of grass-fed vs grain-fed bugs me more. :P

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(238)

on March 25, 2012
at 02:44 AM

I HATE the lose/loose thing! I have a tiny brain aneurism every time I see it.

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(458)

on March 25, 2012
at 01:40 AM

When we get snacks for work, they buy a meat tray for me and granola bars, peanut butter crackers, candy, etc, for the rest. What's the first thing gone before I get there...yep.

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(78467)

on March 24, 2012
at 11:16 PM

I don't really get this. Eat the vegetarian dishes you used to eat with out the rice or tortilla. It doesn't really change the taste.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on March 23, 2012
at 08:36 PM

True dat, I hate the "doctors be killing out children!" bursts that come out every so often. Just take the best of both worlds, and live the longest. Enjoy.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on March 23, 2012
at 08:32 PM

#8, those rants KILL me. Everything I learned in groups for eating disorders just blows up in my head and I just want to scream!!!!!!!!!!!

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on March 23, 2012
at 04:25 PM

This sort of thing makes me ill. My husband read about a case where a student had brought his lunch from home (I can't remember what it was, but I remember it seemed like something perfectly reasonable) and the cafeteria czar deemed it unfit and forced the kid to eat fried chicken nuggets instead. I don't even want to think about what is in the school chicken nuggets. Ew. This is also one of the many reasons if I ever had kids I would home school them. I'm sorry you have to deal with this, Hurly Burly :-(

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on March 23, 2012
at 04:23 PM

Poor grammar makes me [sic]. :-)

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(788)

on March 23, 2012
at 11:54 AM

I am honestly offended by this. There isn't a law against feeding someone else child something that he is allergic too or even against the wishes of the parent?

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(2873)

on February 26, 2012
at 06:29 PM

I really hope you took him out of there!

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on February 09, 2012
at 02:31 PM

This is so true.. the school started giving my kids leftovers from their cafeteria lunches because they felt that I didn't know how to feed my children.

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on December 27, 2011
at 07:33 PM

I use it because I can't spell parbabbaly. And a good friend used in an email once and I "heard" her sweet voice and been hooked ever since. Having said all this, if I cut and paste things with lousy grammar - I HAVE to fix it!!! Prolly too anal.

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(20378)

on August 15, 2011
at 03:14 AM

Very Nice answer!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 10, 2011
at 01:07 AM

I know there are hypochondriacs running around out there, but figuring out what's going on with your own body is often the only way to get to testing you need to find out whether you really are hypothyroid. I know I was eating the wrong food, and that did cause a thyroid condition that needed medication for a few years. Started eating the "right" food for me, took the meds so my brain would function while I healed, and now no more thyroid condition. So, I'm agreeing with you, I just think we need to give people the benefit of the doubt when they think their thyroid isn't working.

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(10611)

on June 28, 2011
at 11:18 PM

I can accept crustaceans and mollusks as common coastal paleo foods, but I thought that fishing was a Neolithic activity dating back about 40,000 years.

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(2047)

on June 28, 2011
at 02:12 AM

Oh, I love watermelon! It really wasn't a "that's not paleo" moment either, more of a concern of what would happen to my blood sugar if I ate some and nothing else.

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(10904)

on June 28, 2011
at 01:24 AM

To WCC Paul, waving my white flag. Hahaha

C1c86f42410cd4788bd9c5cf801dcd8f

(2246)

on June 28, 2011
at 01:06 AM

Diet I think comes from the Greeks for "Way of life" I could be mistaken on that.

C1c86f42410cd4788bd9c5cf801dcd8f

(2246)

on June 28, 2011
at 01:04 AM

But watermelon is delicious.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 28, 2011
at 12:55 AM

you editors are hilarious. so, what-- nobody's gonna edit the absurd question mark at the end of that sentence in the body? [i would have left it with original terrible spelling and punctuation - gives the world a clearer picture of who their dealing with. no? fine, i'm a meanie.]

Dbb6872f139877fe1a94aeb471baa7d1

on June 28, 2011
at 12:08 AM

Or anyone near any kind of stream/lake/river.

Dbb6872f139877fe1a94aeb471baa7d1

on June 28, 2011
at 12:06 AM

Hee :) I've got a low-carb headache right now -- I'm using it to jump-start some weight loss and improve sugar numbers. I can't wait to start adding a few more higher-carb things into my meals, but it'll have to wait until I see how this works!

Dbb6872f139877fe1a94aeb471baa7d1

on June 28, 2011
at 12:02 AM

Hah! People say the same thing when they find out about my insulin shots. "But I could never give myself shots!" Well, when you have a choice between shots or death, you'll choose shots. And when you have a choice between bread or keeping your toes, you (hopefully) choose your toes.

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(1724)

on June 27, 2011
at 01:33 PM

Uh, fish were very common in the prehistoric diet for those who lived on islands and coasts.

9759643ce5d97ab8fa649ae954656c4c

(3325)

on June 27, 2011
at 05:13 AM

You're going to have yourself a tribe if you're not careful. ;P

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on June 27, 2011
at 01:13 AM

The paleo=lowcarb thing most certainly did not come from the former/current obese who have found success with the paleo diet. It's the popular association that "no bread" = "Adkins diet". Blame the popularity of Adkins/South Beach/Zone on the association that paleo is "just another low carb fad diet".

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(178)

on June 26, 2011
at 11:54 PM

@lady cadaver. +many, though I find it funny that they can't put the pieces together and figure out the connection.

A912ff969107d3eda04ee78c683a6bc5

(178)

on June 26, 2011
at 11:29 PM

Just another big LOOSER!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 10:30 PM

Have you seen little ol' Bacun Bits' photo (BaconBitch). That cute lil' pork chop has a tat! I have a sad little open belly button piecing hole - what a bad 27th birthday decision that was.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 08:26 PM

@ben16820 I use prolly on the regular. I'm surprised that to learn some folks might think it's an error. That never occurred to me. I think of it like gonna, wanna, sorta, kinda, li'l, ain't.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on June 26, 2011
at 08:09 PM

I will! It may have to be with a shirt on though, I have a tattoo that's easily identifiable.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 07:57 PM

every time i think you can't get any skeevier, you trump yourself.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on June 26, 2011
at 07:20 PM

If you loose weight then your clothes become lose :)

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 07:00 PM

Olivia - join the movement grrrrrl.

949d4d02ea7d1abd714cc3347c2c6854

(1021)

on June 26, 2011
at 06:34 PM

Grenadine, I was a vegetarian for a long time, and I also miss each one of those things you mentioned. Sigh.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 26, 2011
at 06:28 PM

Another winner. The equating of any and all running with chronic cardio is ludicrous.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on June 26, 2011
at 06:27 PM

Yeah, the stuff I've read about long-term VLC's effect on thyroid function and other aspects of metabolism is really not encouraging. I also don't understand the use of a few outliers (the Inuit come to mind) to justify claiming that LC/VLC is the best way for all human beings. Whatever happened to "tolerated is not optimal"?

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on June 26, 2011
at 06:27 PM

Yeah, the stuff I've read about long-term VLC's effect on thyroid function and other aspects of metabolism is really not encouraging. I also don't understand the use of a few outliers (the Inuit come to mind) to justify claiming that LC/VLC is the best way for all human beings.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on June 26, 2011
at 05:32 PM

His rant was about it being okay for people to do things in excess. I agree, but what really bugs me is when people refer to eating crappy food (i.e. poison) in moderation (i.e. pasta once a week) and assume its fine. It probably won't kill most people, but its certainly not the same as avoiding those foods.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on June 26, 2011
at 05:15 PM

yeah that was funny, I really like it when he rants like that

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:57 PM

@akd - you're not off th hook yet little lady. Don't forget, I'm from New England. I've got family in all those little states out there. I just may have to come out for a visit and snap that mid-bod photo myself! I'll bring my brother. He'll loosen you up.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:54 PM

True 'dat Doris. True 'dat. So, D, I guess you'll be posting your torso Gravatar later this day. C'mon. What else ya' gonna' do on a Sunday?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:47 PM

Great point - I agree. I've been reading some interesting stuff that suggests that weight loss diets that don't spike insulin once in a while just destroy metabolism. I never totally understood why very low carb is supposed to be best for health and longevity because wouldn't it just mimic what diabetes does - low insulin effect? Prolly we should be enjoying a heaping helping of carbs a few nights a week at least!

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(1227)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:42 PM

i've always thought ben61820's use of "prolly" charming. I like his take on most issues and when I glance at an answer and see "prolly" I check further to see what ben61820 has to say.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:30 PM

Ben - do no such thing! Have you read the above exchange? I am a lame ass who didn't know that prolly is completely acceptable. G & K schooled me good. I now see that prolly is perhaps the best word ever. I for one will prolly use it daily!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:08 PM

yeah, unfortunately, and i can kind of understand why since ditching a large chunk of weight is life-changing and very likely to convince one that that is THE way to live, a lot of people like Jimmy at LLVLCarb and all just kind of get to a sticking point and by that point they’ve endured LC for so long that it becomes very difficult for them to understand that the carbohydrate doesn’t make them fat. It’s their metabolism that made them fat. Once healed, or at least semi-repaired, they should probably incorporate carbs back in, but of course USE them with weight training, etc. There’s no easy

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:02 PM

uhoh...I'll come clean: i am a repeat offender. I use prolly a lot. darn. its only for convenience. And now that i think about it it is kind of odd because other than that I do strive (when on my laptop and not my iPhone of course) to be grammatically correct, and just concise in what I add. I'll shoot for probably in the future, prolly.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:37 PM

I love me the weird stuff g-money!

2f17885a1a2cd610d85f1346218f93e5

(170)

on June 26, 2011
at 11:25 AM

Agreed! I get picked on at work because I don't eat anything when there's a sugar-loaded cakes and pies morning tea on in the office. I get looked at like a martian or get comments like "why are you so worried about getting fat? One donut won't kill you". I don't eat Paleo to not get fat!! I eat Paleo because it makes my body function better! Leave me alone!! AND THEN they go on later to complain about feeling bloated, tired and uncomfortable *headdesk

2f17885a1a2cd610d85f1346218f93e5

(170)

on June 26, 2011
at 11:18 AM

Yeah! Footing the bill for expensive goods for non-paleos sucks! They love my paleo cookies (esp macaroons), which disappear even quicker when someone mentions they are healthier than "normal" cookies!

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(1196)

on June 26, 2011
at 05:17 AM

From the 'metabolically damaged, unhealthy and overweight' perspective - I totally agree. Sorting out what works to restore health and what can only be helpful AFTER healing has started is a bloody daunting process. Not that low carb is working for me, though

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(1196)

on June 26, 2011
at 05:16 AM

From the 'metabolically damaged, unhealthy and overweight' perspective - I totally agree. Sorting out what works to restore health and what can only be helpful AFTER healing has started. Not that low carb is working for me, though

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:47 AM

lololololololol

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:45 AM

Oh, what a let down. I thought it was more complicated than that. I like pig latin better. Orsotay Ickschay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:43 AM

Y'all do look great tho. Nice job... Weirdos. ;P

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:40 AM

omg, NO! I am NOT showing my torso!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:27 AM

From what I gather, you just cut the ending off of the word. jelly = jealous. obvi = obvious. cordy = loren cordain.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:23 AM

omg meredith is going hardcore after all our torsos! i love it!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:18 AM

"Jelly?!?!?!?" - ohhh, teach me this language you hot young things speak.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:18 AM

Viva La Revolucion!

922038b6c0ca6a051cc4858218931456

(392)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:17 AM

I thought I was the only one gouging my eyes out with lose/loose. Glad to know I'm not alone.

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 26, 2011
at 04:05 AM

Everthing in moderation. What a bullish@t argument, loved Greg everetts response to that on robbs podcast (think it was #80)

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 26, 2011
at 04:03 AM

I hear you! Loved that once too.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:02 AM

i bet u there girlfriends will be jelly

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:59 AM

PS G - I just read your profile and it looks like you are a smarty pants - I like SPs. Are you by any chance interested in showing your torso?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:57 AM

Ur right - WTF? I wuz an English major. Now I have to relearn everything?!? As Sgt. Murtaugh said "I'm gettin' too old for this shit."

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:51 AM

i see yr prolly gonna need some schoolin'.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:46 AM

Are you talking to me? Yeah 2 boyz. Prolly I'll date their friends once they get in High School.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:44 AM

Dude - we need to have a discussion about the difference between a diet used to therapeutically get someone back on track and one used to keep healthy people healthy. Is it just me or are the long-time low carbers looking not so great? +1

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:39 AM

So I feel like an ass - is prolly down-homey? What the hell? Where've I been?!?!?!??

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:38 AM

awwwww yeah! It's a grammar brawl!

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:26 AM

tuff shiz! :)

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:25 AM

tuff shiz !

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:24 AM

yeah, prolly the latter.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:23 AM

I find consistently poor grammar/spelling intolerable, but I like colloquial speech/writing.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:22 AM

it's prolly the latter

226b10cbb6b1d3530b00d2d84a2dc86e

(3313)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:22 AM

hahahaha. Somebody stole my blueberries so I know the feeling. Krispe Kreme donuts are a perfectly nutritious breakfast food.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:22 AM

paleocarepackage.com...send your loved ones comfort food that won't slowly kill them.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:21 AM

do you think that the persons using this variant do not know the difference, (poor grammar/spelling) or is it the sort of contrived down-homey casualness that you find grating?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:20 AM

hold on, you have two kids?? how is it that the fittest category of paleohackers seems to be the moms? i gotta get me some kids to run after and share my paleo meals with.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:10 AM

Paleo care package? hrmph. Beef Jerky and vitamin D capsules?

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:09 AM

Well, I haven't been a SAD eater for a very long while, I was a vegetarian (gasp). I ate food out of bowls a lot. Grains. Quinoa. Don't laugh! I miss veggie tacos and tabouli and indian food and caprese salad.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:08 AM

Is that a challenge Kamal? I bet I could come up with a kick ass Paleo care package.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:06 AM

Oh no! I am the run on sentence Queen. I still remember my sophmore English teacher telling me to put commas where I paused shortly and period for longer pauses. I talk fast and type fast. I don't pause!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:06 AM

upvote from a torso chick big daddy.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on June 26, 2011
at 03:01 AM

luckyb-- Yeah, I like how Stephan's food reward bit is broken down into easily digestible pieces. But most of all, I like picking through the comments--a couple paleohackers (including David Moss and maybe Stabby) have some interesting comments in there.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 02:52 AM

I love how this answer was downvoted. All those who favor cryptic fragmented answers shunning clear rationales, downvote away!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 02:48 AM

Yeah, time to smash paleo=lowcarb once and for all! Or just chip away at it slowly.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 02:47 AM

I sympathize with your last point. It's a lot easier to procure an extra tasty SAD meal than an extra tasty paleo meal. And SAD meals don't depend on herbs and spices so much. And sometimes people will just give you SAD food for free, but nobody gives you paleo food for free. Like what would a paleo care package even contain??

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on June 26, 2011
at 02:37 AM

hahah. I'm a science student and my family is full of physicians, so the "those pointy-headed scientists and doctors, what do they know about health, I can disprove them with 5 minutes of study abstract reading and some personal anecdotes" stuff does get on my nerves.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 26, 2011
at 02:30 AM

Wow, I'm with you across the board.

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on June 26, 2011
at 02:01 AM

#5 is the absolute truth. i really think stephan's on to something in his most recent series.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:49 AM

As always K, funny while being accurate, thorough, and to the point. No effin around here.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:45 AM

hart! esp @ #1. oh, and #6.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:29 AM

Awesome, upvoted.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:23 AM

haha,bravo, I wish I could upvote you more than once!

47fbd704c0392c2f38e86a72f1a06c6c

(346)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:03 AM

That kid of comment always annoys me too. I feel the need to correct them (like I would my kids), and say " No, you CAN. You just don't want to." :-)

226b10cbb6b1d3530b00d2d84a2dc86e

(3313)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:03 AM

edit: BREAD is not that great.

226b10cbb6b1d3530b00d2d84a2dc86e

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on June 26, 2011
at 12:01 AM

That's a good one. It's not that great. I should start responding, "And I will never give up my sausage, bacon and pecans dipped in honey.

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74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:10 AM

If I have to hear somebody refer to "healthy fats" one more time, I'll scream. I swear. Usually they're referring to canola oil or peanut butter -- and it's always an anorexic amount, like a scant teaspoon -- but by gum, they're getting in their "healthy fats" today!

Or if somebody boasts about eating hummus or quinoa "for the protein"...! FFS, mate. Eat a damn'd steak already. Every time I read/hear of such an instance, a tiny, cold part of my heart wrenches and wishes oozing buttne on them.

Oh, and if one more person botches the use of lose/loose, I'm sure I'll snap. I just know it.

That is all. /steps off soapbox

922038b6c0ca6a051cc4858218931456

(392)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:17 AM

I thought I was the only one gouging my eyes out with lose/loose. Glad to know I'm not alone.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on June 26, 2011
at 07:20 PM

If you loose weight then your clothes become lose :)

A912ff969107d3eda04ee78c683a6bc5

(178)

on June 26, 2011
at 11:29 PM

Just another big LOOSER!

E2123e1da4ccbe211c9cbd82356fe4bc

(238)

on March 25, 2012
at 02:44 AM

I HATE the lose/loose thing! I have a tiny brain aneurism every time I see it.

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21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:12 AM

  1. Misuse of punctuation, such as "biggest Paleo"
  2. Questions that aren't fleshed out
  3. Answers that aren't fleshed out
  4. Stating probable/possible opinion as absolute truth
  5. The general lack of books authored by Kurt Harris or Stephan Guyenet
  6. The general lack of posts by PersonMan (recently corrected)
  7. Demonizing small amounts of fructose
  8. Rants against overweight/fat people
  9. Diminishing marginal returns on paleo knowledge
  10. Duplicate questions

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:23 AM

haha,bravo, I wish I could upvote you more than once!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:46 AM

Are you talking to me? Yeah 2 boyz. Prolly I'll date their friends once they get in High School.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:47 AM

lololololololol

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:45 AM

hart! esp @ #1. oh, and #6.

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on June 26, 2011
at 02:01 AM

#5 is the absolute truth. i really think stephan's on to something in his most recent series.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 02:52 AM

I love how this answer was downvoted. All those who favor cryptic fragmented answers shunning clear rationales, downvote away!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:06 AM

upvote from a torso chick big daddy.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:18 AM

"Jelly?!?!?!?" - ohhh, teach me this language you hot young things speak.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:20 AM

hold on, you have two kids?? how is it that the fittest category of paleohackers seems to be the moms? i gotta get me some kids to run after and share my paleo meals with.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:02 AM

i bet u there girlfriends will be jelly

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:45 AM

Oh, what a let down. I thought it was more complicated than that. I like pig latin better. Orsotay Ickschay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:01 AM

luckyb-- Yeah, I like how Stephan's food reward bit is broken down into easily digestible pieces. But most of all, I like picking through the comments--a couple paleohackers (including David Moss and maybe Stabby) have some interesting comments in there.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:29 AM

Awesome, upvoted.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:49 AM

As always K, funny while being accurate, thorough, and to the point. No effin around here.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:27 AM

From what I gather, you just cut the ending off of the word. jelly = jealous. obvi = obvious. cordy = loren cordain.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on March 23, 2012
at 08:32 PM

#8, those rants KILL me. Everything I learned in groups for eating disorders just blows up in my head and I just want to scream!!!!!!!!!!!

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3f5bbb444498a24f1a9720d75fa7c903

on June 25, 2011
at 11:56 PM

People saying "but I could never give up bread" when they ask me what I eat.

226b10cbb6b1d3530b00d2d84a2dc86e

(3313)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:01 AM

That's a good one. It's not that great. I should start responding, "And I will never give up my sausage, bacon and pecans dipped in honey.

226b10cbb6b1d3530b00d2d84a2dc86e

(3313)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:03 AM

edit: BREAD is not that great.

47fbd704c0392c2f38e86a72f1a06c6c

(346)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:03 AM

That kid of comment always annoys me too. I feel the need to correct them (like I would my kids), and say " No, you CAN. You just don't want to." :-)

Dbb6872f139877fe1a94aeb471baa7d1

on June 28, 2011
at 12:02 AM

Hah! People say the same thing when they find out about my insulin shots. "But I could never give myself shots!" Well, when you have a choice between shots or death, you'll choose shots. And when you have a choice between bread or keeping your toes, you (hopefully) choose your toes.

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:49 AM

Far and away the biggest three things for me are:

The near constant equating of what works for people coming from a metabolically damaged, unhealthy, perhaps overweight background with what is "healthy" for the rest of us. That is where the paleo=lowcarb thing came from.

The fear of insulin. (we have it for a reason)

The thought that you need seriously huge fat-intake to be healthy.

One more: the overly strong fear of cortisol. Workouts over one hour are avoided because of a fear of cortisol. Who cares! Short temporary rises in cortisol are fine. It's only chronically raised levels from society and our schedules is the problem.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 02:48 AM

Yeah, time to smash paleo=lowcarb once and for all! Or just chip away at it slowly.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:44 AM

Dude - we need to have a discussion about the difference between a diet used to therapeutically get someone back on track and one used to keep healthy people healthy. Is it just me or are the long-time low carbers looking not so great? +1

792634a784ec6a636c3137d0903e11b4

(1196)

on June 26, 2011
at 05:17 AM

From the 'metabolically damaged, unhealthy and overweight' perspective - I totally agree. Sorting out what works to restore health and what can only be helpful AFTER healing has started is a bloody daunting process. Not that low carb is working for me, though

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on June 26, 2011
at 06:27 PM

Yeah, the stuff I've read about long-term VLC's effect on thyroid function and other aspects of metabolism is really not encouraging. I also don't understand the use of a few outliers (the Inuit come to mind) to justify claiming that LC/VLC is the best way for all human beings.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on June 26, 2011
at 08:09 PM

I will! It may have to be with a shirt on though, I have a tattoo that's easily identifiable.

792634a784ec6a636c3137d0903e11b4

(1196)

on June 26, 2011
at 05:16 AM

From the 'metabolically damaged, unhealthy and overweight' perspective - I totally agree. Sorting out what works to restore health and what can only be helpful AFTER healing has started. Not that low carb is working for me, though

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:47 PM

Great point - I agree. I've been reading some interesting stuff that suggests that weight loss diets that don't spike insulin once in a while just destroy metabolism. I never totally understood why very low carb is supposed to be best for health and longevity because wouldn't it just mimic what diabetes does - low insulin effect? Prolly we should be enjoying a heaping helping of carbs a few nights a week at least!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 07:00 PM

Olivia - join the movement grrrrrl.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 10:30 PM

Have you seen little ol' Bacun Bits' photo (BaconBitch). That cute lil' pork chop has a tat! I have a sad little open belly button piecing hole - what a bad 27th birthday decision that was.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:08 PM

yeah, unfortunately, and i can kind of understand why since ditching a large chunk of weight is life-changing and very likely to convince one that that is THE way to live, a lot of people like Jimmy at LLVLCarb and all just kind of get to a sticking point and by that point they’ve endured LC for so long that it becomes very difficult for them to understand that the carbohydrate doesn’t make them fat. It’s their metabolism that made them fat. Once healed, or at least semi-repaired, they should probably incorporate carbs back in, but of course USE them with weight training, etc. There’s no easy

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on June 26, 2011
at 06:27 PM

Yeah, the stuff I've read about long-term VLC's effect on thyroid function and other aspects of metabolism is really not encouraging. I also don't understand the use of a few outliers (the Inuit come to mind) to justify claiming that LC/VLC is the best way for all human beings. Whatever happened to "tolerated is not optimal"?

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on June 27, 2011
at 01:13 AM

The paleo=lowcarb thing most certainly did not come from the former/current obese who have found success with the paleo diet. It's the popular association that "no bread" = "Adkins diet". Blame the popularity of Adkins/South Beach/Zone on the association that paleo is "just another low carb fad diet".

Dbb6872f139877fe1a94aeb471baa7d1

on June 28, 2011
at 12:06 AM

Hee :) I've got a low-carb headache right now -- I'm using it to jump-start some weight loss and improve sugar numbers. I can't wait to start adding a few more higher-carb things into my meals, but it'll have to wait until I see how this works!

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on August 15, 2011
at 03:14 AM

Very Nice answer!

Medium avatar

(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 01:25 PM

Absolutely right about the ship being commandeered by the metabolically deranged. While that's what pulls people in, I feel like it makes paleo all about thyroid and supplements. What about living like your ancestors, moving a lot and eating simply?

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7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on June 26, 2011
at 02:01 AM

  • Refusal to acknowledge that calories matter for some people, dousing everything in fat won't usually lead to weight loss, etc.
  • Blind rejection of absolutely anything remotely mainstream as "flawed CW" and of all mainstream medicine and science; alignment with woo like homeopathy. "It's mainstream so it must be wrong" is not a sound argument.
  • Tearing apart articles/studies that suggest low-carb isn't healthy, or even that grains can have health benefits, ripping on the scientists and saying they're unbelievably stupid and can't they see how wrong they are...all the while uncritically accepting studies that support Paleo.
  • Cardio fear leading people to limit their activity. A few hours of running a week will not kill you.
  • "I've been paleo for 2 days and I haven't lost any weight! What am I doing wrong?"
  • The bacon obsession. Yes, I'm a killjoy, whatever.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 26, 2011
at 02:30 AM

Wow, I'm with you across the board.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on June 26, 2011
at 02:37 AM

hahah. I'm a science student and my family is full of physicians, so the "those pointy-headed scientists and doctors, what do they know about health, I can disprove them with 5 minutes of study abstract reading and some personal anecdotes" stuff does get on my nerves.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on March 23, 2012
at 08:36 PM

True dat, I hate the "doctors be killing out children!" bursts that come out every so often. Just take the best of both worlds, and live the longest. Enjoy.

Medium avatar

(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 01:30 PM

Taubes is accepted in paleo simply because he challenges CW. Most of what he says can be easily disproved. Yet many paleos swallow his Atkins prescription without thinking.

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3356ba7b8584634c67476c213c291fe1

on June 26, 2011
at 03:20 AM

Acknowledged non-paleos coming over and eating my grass-fed organic raw milk cheese when there is a perfectly good block of Kraft crap cheese in the fridge for them.

226b10cbb6b1d3530b00d2d84a2dc86e

(3313)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:22 AM

hahahaha. Somebody stole my blueberries so I know the feeling. Krispe Kreme donuts are a perfectly nutritious breakfast food.

2f17885a1a2cd610d85f1346218f93e5

(170)

on June 26, 2011
at 11:18 AM

Yeah! Footing the bill for expensive goods for non-paleos sucks! They love my paleo cookies (esp macaroons), which disappear even quicker when someone mentions they are healthier than "normal" cookies!

3356ba7b8584634c67476c213c291fe1

(458)

on March 25, 2012
at 01:40 AM

When we get snacks for work, they buy a meat tray for me and granola bars, peanut butter crackers, candy, etc, for the rest. What's the first thing gone before I get there...yep.

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F76a6e04b6a85df9e1448e17444ecf41

on June 26, 2011
at 01:46 AM

when I tell people what I eat (eggs, meat, etc...) and they say "aren't you worried about your cholesterol?"... freaking annoying!

Medium avatar

(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 01:33 PM

Well are you? What's your TC? Paleos generally have outstanding HDL and TG's but sucky LDL's.

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8106d8556521e68fcb77f03a749fa871

on June 27, 2011
at 02:08 AM

The USDA. Try raising a kid in any type of daycare or public school system without them shoving the USDA guidelines down your throat! I showed up with a doctor's note saying my kid is allergic to all grains, beans and soy and they told me "that's ridiculous" and continued to feed my kid the "recommended daily intake" of grains. That's at least one serving per meal including snacks. So instead of a baby getting breastmilk, he gets 4 saltines. Instead of beef and broccoli for lunch (which he LOVES) he gets a slice of bread with KRAFT 2% milk PROCESSED cheese. It's not even real cheese! ARRRRRRG! I get some satisfaction when he chooses to nurse instead of eating what they provide, and I definitely smile when he NEVER eats the fruit.

The worst part is how FAT the people are who are telling me what is healthy for my child. Because they are subject matter experts, and I - a misled, obsessed with breastfeeding, and obviously delusional mother -have no freaking clue what is best for my own child. The end.

Ff49ccb72e73d4ef3203d768f23bd4bc

(0)

on February 09, 2012
at 02:31 PM

This is so true.. the school started giving my kids leftovers from their cafeteria lunches because they felt that I didn't know how to feed my children.

D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

(2873)

on February 26, 2012
at 06:29 PM

I really hope you took him out of there!

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

(788)

on March 23, 2012
at 11:54 AM

I am honestly offended by this. There isn't a law against feeding someone else child something that he is allergic too or even against the wishes of the parent?

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on March 23, 2012
at 04:25 PM

This sort of thing makes me ill. My husband read about a case where a student had brought his lunch from home (I can't remember what it was, but I remember it seemed like something perfectly reasonable) and the cafeteria czar deemed it unfit and forced the kid to eat fried chicken nuggets instead. I don't even want to think about what is in the school chicken nuggets. Ew. This is also one of the many reasons if I ever had kids I would home school them. I'm sorry you have to deal with this, Hurly Burly :-(

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C61399790c6531a0af344ab0c40048f1

on June 26, 2011
at 09:07 AM

If we're talking pet peeves about Paleohacks it's people who don't know the difference between 'loose' and 'lose' - drives me nuts!!! Stop writing about all the weight you have to loose - loose is an adjective not a verb!! You want your clothes to be loose not your body. It doesn't take two minutes to proof read your post. Sorry I'm an English teacher - its my job to notice these things. Thank you for giving me a chance to say this.

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on March 23, 2012
at 04:23 PM

Poor grammar makes me [sic]. :-)

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64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:26 AM

  • Healthy fats
  • Lean meats
  • 'everything in moderation'
  • calories in/calories out

and as much as I love Robb Wolf, the terms paleo- 'schtick', 'gig', and 'deal'

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 26, 2011
at 04:05 AM

Everthing in moderation. What a bullish@t argument, loved Greg everetts response to that on robbs podcast (think it was #80)

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on June 26, 2011
at 05:15 PM

yeah that was funny, I really like it when he rants like that

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on June 26, 2011
at 05:32 PM

His rant was about it being okay for people to do things in excess. I agree, but what really bugs me is when people refer to eating crappy food (i.e. poison) in moderation (i.e. pasta once a week) and assume its fine. It probably won't kill most people, but its certainly not the same as avoiding those foods.

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Ef228708abd5f082f633b1cd1d64eee1

(892)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:08 AM

Articles/websites/people saying paleo is bad because it's low-carb. Or because you need a "balanced" diet.

(P.S. I have nothing against low-carb. I also dislike people dissing low-carb unless they're really familiar with it...)

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 01:36 PM

Corollary is that paleo assumes ownership of low carb, when the concept of carb restriction dieting belongs to the ADA, eith their carb counting methodology 50-60 years ago.

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1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

(2231)

on June 27, 2011
at 12:37 AM

people assuming they know things they have no idea about the context of the arguments...like

  • heard fructose was bad so the never touch it and run away from the watermelon in fear.

  • heard avoid carbs so they load up on butter when they dont put into context the difference between industrial carbs and primal carbs. STOP assuming you are insulin resistant with a fatty liver because the shitty carbs you ate before primal made you that way so even trying out REAL carbs

  • heard leptin controls stuff so they now have the answer to their obesity

  • hearing the next big thing in nutrition or paleo and NOT UNDERSTANDING that everything is connected. for example, fructose is ONLY BAD if you eat a caloric surplus...THATS THE ONLY TIME. guess what, fat is bad if your eating a caloric surplus too. yes, that means salmon in the context of a caloric surplus means the omega 3 will automatically get stored as fat. fat is always stored first in a surplus

  • 99% of paleo is centeredin your brain. not your food or your exercise. it is all interconntected

people self diagnosing themselves with shit they dont have, especially hypothyroidism or other common 'symptoms' thrown around. there are symptoms for everything. just because you have symptoms of a low thyroid does NOT MEAN you have a DISEASE OF THE THYROID, i guarantee youre malnourished and eating the wrong food, or living a lifestyle your unwilling to change and look at from the outside

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 10, 2011
at 01:07 AM

I know there are hypochondriacs running around out there, but figuring out what's going on with your own body is often the only way to get to testing you need to find out whether you really are hypothyroid. I know I was eating the wrong food, and that did cause a thyroid condition that needed medication for a few years. Started eating the "right" food for me, took the meds so my brain would function while I healed, and now no more thyroid condition. So, I'm agreeing with you, I just think we need to give people the benefit of the doubt when they think their thyroid isn't working.

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425aa4bfb79556ed50ea693c3edd7e13

(609)

on June 26, 2011
at 07:05 PM

Magical thinking. Rampant. Self-diagnosis. Rampant. Fake illnesses, mostly self-diagnosed and placebo healed with magical thinking and quackery. Rampant.

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76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

(4620)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:24 AM

The demonization of white potatoes.

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55dbaa499be7740b1cf5a0b5adf188f1

(198)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:35 AM

People who are paleo and think they are better then everyone else.....aka the paleo elitists.

People who are over training even though they know better, but just want to brag about all the training they do.

People who use the word brang or "axed" and using the wrong there, they're and their :)

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Ef1d0f47085054496e958d488211a142

(105)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:05 AM

People not understanding Paleo and lecturing you on what you should be eating instead ... telling you how "weird you are" because of what you eat, yet always curious and asking "what's for lunch today?"

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4e813fcf7266312684862b945c1c3281

(462)

on June 26, 2011
at 06:24 PM

Trying to convince me that if I run a marathon that I will immediatly fall over from 8000 different types of cancer...

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 26, 2011
at 06:28 PM

Another winner. The equating of any and all running with chronic cardio is ludicrous.

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66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

on June 25, 2011
at 11:48 PM

people treating small but interesting studies, epidemiological studies with murkiness between causation and correlation and untested but seemingly plausible hypothesis as absolute truths instead of things to consider but not totally base decisions on. This has more to do with some elements of the community that frustrate me rather than "paleo" itself.

run on sentences are also a pet peeve :-) paleo pet peeve? i don't know but definitely a peeve . lot of self-hatred over here hah.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:06 AM

Oh no! I am the run on sentence Queen. I still remember my sophmore English teacher telling me to put commas where I paused shortly and period for longer pauses. I talk fast and type fast. I don't pause!

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Medium avatar

(10611)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:38 AM

I came over here looking for a recommendation on % dietary protein, and found some useful info. But I do have two pet peeves to add:

1-Fish oil. Since fish were not prominent in the prehistoric diet, it seems at the very least ironic that fish oil capsules are so prominent in the modern paleo diet. The Jetsons meet the Flintstones?

2-Zeal. Were cavepersons zealous in trying to convert non-cavepersons to their diet? Concealment of dietary information seems more likely as a survival strategy rather than advertisement.

8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

(1724)

on June 27, 2011
at 01:33 PM

Uh, fish were very common in the prehistoric diet for those who lived on islands and coasts.

Dbb6872f139877fe1a94aeb471baa7d1

on June 28, 2011
at 12:08 AM

Or anyone near any kind of stream/lake/river.

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(10611)

on June 28, 2011
at 11:18 PM

I can accept crustaceans and mollusks as common coastal paleo foods, but I thought that fishing was a Neolithic activity dating back about 40,000 years.

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Aeec781cc234fcae119d4a71532058f5

(2047)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:09 AM

The look my mother-in-law gave me the other day when I said "no, thank you" when she offered me watermelon. She looked at me like I had just swallowed a pill that was guaranteed to give me cancer or a heart attack.

Aeec781cc234fcae119d4a71532058f5

(2047)

on June 28, 2011
at 02:12 AM

Oh, I love watermelon! It really wasn't a "that's not paleo" moment either, more of a concern of what would happen to my blood sugar if I ate some and nothing else.

C1c86f42410cd4788bd9c5cf801dcd8f

(2246)

on June 28, 2011
at 01:04 AM

But watermelon is delicious.

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 01:41 PM

I had diabetes and had to watch stuff like watermelon, so I have to ask whether you're diabetic and use a blood glucose monitor to control it. If not, refusing the watermelon is rude.

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1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

(2024)

on March 24, 2012
at 12:03 AM

Every time I see N=1, I want to poke my eyeballs out with a fork.

20d9299686d29c441bcbbf7ab743a1d1

(111)

on May 05, 2012
at 12:58 PM

what even is 'N=1'?!

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2f17885a1a2cd610d85f1346218f93e5

on June 26, 2011
at 11:35 AM

My pet peeve is my mother rolling her eyes at me when I say "I eat a Paleo diet". Diet is the word for the food and drink that a person or animal regularly consumes. It doesn't mean it's a fad. It doesn't mean that I'm obsessing about what I eat. It simply means that the foods that I eat can be described as Paleolithic and some research suggests that my body can digest it better than other refined or modified foods. And I feel better when I eat it!

I hate the word "diet" for the misconceptions it can cause.

C1c86f42410cd4788bd9c5cf801dcd8f

(2246)

on June 28, 2011
at 01:06 AM

Diet I think comes from the Greeks for "Way of life" I could be mistaken on that.

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0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:05 AM

This might seem petty, but the word is "probably" NOT "prolly". It kills me every time!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:38 AM

awwwww yeah! It's a grammar brawl!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:37 PM

I love me the weird stuff g-money!

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:26 AM

tuff shiz! :)

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:30 PM

Ben - do no such thing! Have you read the above exchange? I am a lame ass who didn't know that prolly is completely acceptable. G & K schooled me good. I now see that prolly is perhaps the best word ever. I for one will prolly use it daily!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:59 AM

PS G - I just read your profile and it looks like you are a smarty pants - I like SPs. Are you by any chance interested in showing your torso?

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:24 AM

yeah, prolly the latter.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:43 AM

Y'all do look great tho. Nice job... Weirdos. ;P

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:21 AM

do you think that the persons using this variant do not know the difference, (poor grammar/spelling) or is it the sort of contrived down-homey casualness that you find grating?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:54 PM

True 'dat Doris. True 'dat. So, D, I guess you'll be posting your torso Gravatar later this day. C'mon. What else ya' gonna' do on a Sunday?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:22 AM

it's prolly the latter

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:25 AM

tuff shiz !

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:02 PM

uhoh...I'll come clean: i am a repeat offender. I use prolly a lot. darn. its only for convenience. And now that i think about it it is kind of odd because other than that I do strive (when on my laptop and not my iPhone of course) to be grammatically correct, and just concise in what I add. I'll shoot for probably in the future, prolly.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 08:26 PM

@ben16820 I use prolly on the regular. I'm surprised that to learn some folks might think it's an error. That never occurred to me. I think of it like gonna, wanna, sorta, kinda, li'l, ain't.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:39 AM

So I feel like an ass - is prolly down-homey? What the hell? Where've I been?!?!?!??

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:40 AM

omg, NO! I am NOT showing my torso!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:23 AM

omg meredith is going hardcore after all our torsos! i love it!

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:23 AM

I find consistently poor grammar/spelling intolerable, but I like colloquial speech/writing.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:57 AM

Ur right - WTF? I wuz an English major. Now I have to relearn everything?!? As Sgt. Murtaugh said "I'm gettin' too old for this shit."

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:51 AM

i see yr prolly gonna need some schoolin'.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 04:18 AM

Viva La Revolucion!

0e395acc856e3353f3f5892e6b09b0e7

(1227)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:42 PM

i've always thought ben61820's use of "prolly" charming. I like his take on most issues and when I glance at an answer and see "prolly" I check further to see what ben61820 has to say.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:57 PM

@akd - you're not off th hook yet little lady. Don't forget, I'm from New England. I've got family in all those little states out there. I just may have to come out for a visit and snap that mid-bod photo myself! I'll bring my brother. He'll loosen you up.

782cd63ad3b881a1f195e8520e2808be

(45)

on December 27, 2011
at 07:33 PM

I use it because I can't spell parbabbaly. And a good friend used in an email once and I "heard" her sweet voice and been hooked ever since. Having said all this, if I cut and paste things with lousy grammar - I HAVE to fix it!!! Prolly too anal.

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1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on June 25, 2011
at 11:59 PM

Having to defend myself when friends and family push fruit on me, exclaiming how unhealthy any diet without fruit is.

The expense of crossfit gyms

How none of my meat sellers had any friggin soup bones at the farmers market today.

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Bec9f1560dc7d0050b0dbfdaef33a9ce

(60)

on March 24, 2012
at 02:11 AM

My biggest, all encompassing pet peeve, is when paleo/primal people are completely "shotgun" a problem that someone else has on the forums. Very rarely do people have enough knowledge to properly answer a serious question, but they feel the urge to chime in with whatever their most recent obsession is.

For example, "I'm feeling tired" could be answered with non-specific advice about vitamin D, B12, iron, omega-3s, animal fat, PUFAs, saturated fat, sunshine, stress, sleep, too many carbs, not enough carbs, not enough fiber, too much fiber, gluten, adrenal fatigue, fructose malabsorption, FODMAPS, nightshades, goitrogens, too much cardio, not enough weight lifting, over-training, too much coffee, IF'ing, wearing shoes, using an alarm clock, dairy, gut flora, whatever.

If you don't have a legitimate knowledge base to really address someone's concern (yah know, like a doctor) you shouldn't be offering advice.

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58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

on March 23, 2012
at 04:36 PM

I have A LOT of pet peeves, mainly because I'm pretty misanthropic (does paleo cure that?). My newest pet peeve, though, is more with regards to being gluten free than paleo.

I have Hashimoto's, so I am very strict about gluten free (even outside of my attempt to be super-strict autoimmune protocol until my blood work in May). I have to travel a lot due to my husband's job, so I am highly dependent on restaurant food. Generally, I will search Yelp for gluten free restaurants in the area I am traveling to as I figure if they already are comfortable with gluten free they will work with me to meet my other dietary restrictions.

Anyway, the new pet peeve is people who "try to stay off gluten during the week" and sometimes "take one for the team" and try the bread and/or flour-laden dessert. In my opinion, this gives the impression that being gluten free is optional and I worry that if too many restaurants hear people make these sorts of statements they will either A) refuse to accommodate gluten and other sensitivities on request or B) Say that they will, but then not actually do it, causing some people to become very ill.

If you only do gluten free part time, that's your choice. But don't publicize it or make a big deal out of being gluten free and then eat the damn bread.

/end rant

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 02:54 PM

If you're not allergic to gluten it.just.doesn't.matter. My pet peeve is you Andrea. You've projected your problem into being mine. That's not paleo. Go to celiacs anonymous if you need help but don't get peeved at those of us who have no issues.

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4b8e1dbccfe674c89334b6b30e9e3b7d

(40)

on June 27, 2011
at 03:38 AM

"So, you're never going to eat bread again?"

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559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 02:07 AM

Redundancy is a peeve of mine.

For example the phrase: "biggest pet peeve" - totally redundant.

And in the questions here - same old, same old.

And my meals lately. Getting pretty dang repetitive. Meat and eggs and greens. I'm not feeling inspired to spend time doctoring things up, the margin of sensory-improvement doesn't warrant the effort, I reckon. I'm missing/mourning the variety of foods I used to eat.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:08 AM

Is that a challenge Kamal? I bet I could come up with a kick ass Paleo care package.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:09 AM

Well, I haven't been a SAD eater for a very long while, I was a vegetarian (gasp). I ate food out of bowls a lot. Grains. Quinoa. Don't laugh! I miss veggie tacos and tabouli and indian food and caprese salad.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:10 AM

Paleo care package? hrmph. Beef Jerky and vitamin D capsules?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:22 AM

paleocarepackage.com...send your loved ones comfort food that won't slowly kill them.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 26, 2011
at 02:47 AM

I sympathize with your last point. It's a lot easier to procure an extra tasty SAD meal than an extra tasty paleo meal. And SAD meals don't depend on herbs and spices so much. And sometimes people will just give you SAD food for free, but nobody gives you paleo food for free. Like what would a paleo care package even contain??

949d4d02ea7d1abd714cc3347c2c6854

(1021)

on June 26, 2011
at 06:34 PM

Grenadine, I was a vegetarian for a long time, and I also miss each one of those things you mentioned. Sigh.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 24, 2012
at 11:16 PM

I don't really get this. Eat the vegetarian dishes you used to eat with out the rice or tortilla. It doesn't really change the taste.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 26, 2011
at 01:27 AM

i can hardly tolerate obsession with coconuts (esp. coconut oil, milk) in the paleo community

i can hardly tolerate obsession with fat in the paleo community: dietary fat (esp. purposefully added fats: smothering a steak in tons of butter) is where the calories are - and you don't need that many of them / fat is what you generally would like to lose, right?

i can hardly tolerate the general obsession with food - be it paleo or not - eating [paleo] 3 times a day - is that a joke?

i can hardly understand the idea of 'bulking up' when people write something like: "i can't put on weight, help me!" - why such persons do not realize that they can look quite muscular / ripped if they lose all the fat they are covered with

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

(560)

on May 23, 2012
at 12:39 PM

if talking about food bothers you, you might be on the wrong website.

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

(560)

on May 23, 2012
at 12:38 PM

honestly, i hardly see eating 3 times a day as obsessed, and not everyone looking to bulk is fat.

14b8422e9b449a21e06fa3349953d4f7

(220)

on August 25, 2013
at 04:30 PM

Some people have an interest in food, get over it. It's when their interest in food starts to interfere with other other interests that it becomes a problem

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 02:55 PM

1000+. You get it.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on March 25, 2012
at 02:29 PM

Paleo folks not understanding 'the dose makes the poison' irritates me greatly.

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5f6acaa2591c41cc091fffd6e453c518

on March 24, 2012
at 12:41 AM

When GPs have no idea what you mean when you talk about Omega 6 to 3 ratio.

When GPs gave me advice to get rid of ALL fat in my diet and choose low fat products when my cholesterol was slightly high. ( I'm 16 and I completely ignored the advice, ate more saturated fat, cut back on the nuts and conventionally fed animals and fixed it myself! ) Hmph.

When GPs have no idea about nutrition, and say " I'm just a general doctor, I don't know anything about nutrition, go see a nutritionist"

When GPs assume you know nothing about nutrition because you're only 16

When Gps say you have an eating problem because you follow paleo ( When they hear the word diet they look at my age and jump to conclusions)

When GP tell you you should get a balanced diet, such as pasta and bread.

As you may have noticed, GPs really give me the sh***. I've been to about 5 different ones before finally meeting one that is actually accepting of paleo.

Many GPs ( especially in my country) Just go to uni, learn it from the book, and follow the pharmaceutical companies advice, these people don't have an actual passion, or inclination to be a doctor.

When people of S.A.D tell me to eat things in moderation

When people of S.A.D tell me im doing something dangerous because im taking out legumes and grains ( two essential food groups according to them) out of my diet.

When the asian lady at the shop I buy all natural coconut cream from every second day thinks im crazy and that i'm going to die of heart disease.

Wow

Sorry for the rant :P

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 02:59 PM

Gee I'm glad you're smarter than your doctor. Who needs them anyway. Set your own bones, stitch your own sutures. I go to the doctor for help, not so that I can deconstruct his advice.

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on March 23, 2012
at 08:45 PM

People who aren't paleo: when they turn their nose up at my diet when I describe it to them, then the next day they're all "wow you eat soooo many vegetables! you so healthy!".

People who are paleo: sometimes a tendency to tar all conventional medicine with the same paint brush, and fall for a little woo and quackery every once in a while. Also, ALL fat-blaming fat-judging and fat-stereotyping makes me want to hit my head against the wall. It happens here a LOT and make me grit my teeth HARD.

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81f0fb141fef1cd2a59d614d654d8f28

on June 27, 2011
at 03:04 PM

My Pet Peeve (and I've only been Paleo for a little over a week), is the stupid comments/questions people give/ask, such as:

  • Well if you're so "Paleo" then why do you....(drive a car, use a hairbrush, use a computer, etc, etc, etc."

  • "You're eating "that!?!"

  • "Why don't you eat normal food?"

  • "Aren't you worried about heart disease (from the fat) and cholesterol (from the protein)?"

  • When they ask, "What about when you have children, will you make them eat the same way?" When I reply "Yes, I will try hard and encourage a Paleo lifestyle", they give me a look like I will be the worst mother in the entire world, and as if I am causing them pain and suffering.

I could go on and on.

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560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 26, 2011
at 04:01 AM

People being over interested/fascinated with what I eat. Picture the scene(at work) Minnie gets out her lunch, colleague "what's that your eating" Minnie "sweet potato, etc" then colleague usually wrinkles up nose or goes "oh".

Stop commenting on my food! Just cause I don't eat effing sandwiches.

2f17885a1a2cd610d85f1346218f93e5

(170)

on June 26, 2011
at 11:25 AM

Agreed! I get picked on at work because I don't eat anything when there's a sugar-loaded cakes and pies morning tea on in the office. I get looked at like a martian or get comments like "why are you so worried about getting fat? One donut won't kill you". I don't eat Paleo to not get fat!! I eat Paleo because it makes my body function better! Leave me alone!! AND THEN they go on later to complain about feeling bloated, tired and uncomfortable *headdesk

A912ff969107d3eda04ee78c683a6bc5

(178)

on June 26, 2011
at 11:54 PM

@lady cadaver. +many, though I find it funny that they can't put the pieces together and figure out the connection.

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 03:01 PM

So this started by calling someone elses lunch "effing sandwiches"? Bad attitude breeds same.

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14b8422e9b449a21e06fa3349953d4f7

on August 25, 2013
at 03:05 PM

  1. My grandmother(60 something years old) who won't eat liver even though she likes it, because its "high in cholesterol".
  2. People who eat walnuts to "balance out their omega ratio" without realizing that less than 10% of the three grams of omega 3 is converted and absorbed while 100% of 10 grams of omega 6 is absorbed
  3. Vegetarians who talk about the hormones in animal products being unhealthy then going home and eating eating their hormone filled soy meat replacement
  4. People who listen to anything they hear about nutrition(recently my grandfather told me that he heard some doctor say on the news[fox was the station] that you should only have one serving of salmon each week because other wise you would be overdoing omega 3, but how is 0.7 grams of combined DHA plus EPA each week not severely underdoing it)

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 08:32 PM

My grandparents switched from cream to Rich's fake cream because of cholesterol concerns. http://www.richwhip.com/files/Coffee-Rich-Original.pdf Look at the ingredients list and you decide whether this was a healthy switch. I have my doubts. Grandma died of cancer, grandpa died of a stroke.

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 08:35 PM

Their health problems have made me cynical about every faux veg milk product that comes along.

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90f66d30d977b07694403b469b3f85c5

on March 23, 2012
at 10:06 PM

People who say "I'm not Paleo - I'm Primal!", as if there is really some big important difference between the two.

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5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

(1101)

on March 23, 2012
at 08:47 PM

People who try primal/paleo for a week and whine because they "don't feel/look any different yet".

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1ccc0b0b7a756cd42466cef8f450d0cb

(1801)

on March 23, 2012
at 05:30 PM

A failure to distinguish between natural and industrial sources when discussing things like fructose, dairy and carbohydrates.

14b8422e9b449a21e06fa3349953d4f7

(220)

on August 25, 2013
at 03:17 PM

Lol I hate when people say don't eat fruit because of the fructose and its been proven that people on a diet of 50% fructose there are adverse effects, well ok, I'll go eat my 27 bananas now.

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C1a9731f404b68be8f7e6a032b3395dd

(105)

on June 27, 2011
at 03:46 AM

When people ask what I can eat when I tell them that I am gluten-free and follow the Paleo diet --- my answer is always "meat, veggies, fruit, water" and they look at me like I just spoke at them in tongues.

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989978332dc44227a46a808e3449e0ea

on June 27, 2011
at 01:31 AM

People asking me "What in the world do you eat then?" when I say I don't eat grains.

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1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:54 AM

Not getting enough sleep.

I've been a few hours short every night this week, and today I'm on the verge of rage at every turn.

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on June 25, 2011
at 11:41 PM

i really love PB on pumpernickel and all these years it was hurting me in return :(

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 26, 2011
at 04:03 AM

I hear you! Loved that once too.

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87ec9cf055f37e177d3d8b8a6b9bc553

on August 25, 2013
at 06:59 AM

People who say, "Why are you on a diet? You don't need to lose weight!"

This is the way I choose to eat because I want to STAY healthy! Never mind that I spent the first twenty years of my life being obese (and being tall doesn't hide extra fat from a scale! I was 205 pounds!), then I spent 5 years working hard to lose weight (I lost 50 pounds over the course of a year) and then keep it off (counting every single dadgum calorie which was exhausting). Now that I eat this way, I'm healthy, and I get sick less than half of what I used to (chronic sinus infections).

When I started Paleo I was 178 pounds with a BMI of 26%. Now, 5 months later I'm 163 pounds with a BMI of 20%. I know I don't need to lose weight, but just because I don't "need to lose weight" doesn't mean I should go hit up Whataburger.

/steps down

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65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on March 24, 2012
at 08:57 PM

Grass fed, grain finished beef that is touted as grass fed!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on March 25, 2012
at 02:30 PM

The false dichotomy of grass-fed vs grain-fed bugs me more. :P

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on March 25, 2012
at 04:21 PM

+1 well said, Matt!

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8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

on March 24, 2012
at 06:22 AM

People thinking I am vegan, or that I only live on one food and nothing else. And then they begin preaching at me about how veganism is dangerous and how we need meat. I tell them, "I agree", and explain that I am not even vegan and that I eat meat, yet that somehow just flies over there head. I eat meat, just not from restaurants, and they think I am lying because I am not eating THEIR brand of meat (often cooked with sauces containing HFCS or vegetable oils).

My grandparents think I am a "vegetarian living off goat yogurt", which doesn't even make sense. They think goat yogurt is all I eat because I bring goat yogurt with me for a filler whenever I visit them.

One of my roommates thought that I only ate goat milk, sourdough, and yogurt.

And one day, my other roommate came up to me and asked, "is butter really all that you eat? How do you survive off that?" So I asked, "what made you think I only eat butter? So you don't think I eat vegetables, or anything else?" And he's like, "yeah, I only saw you eat butter."

I've been cooking steak, buying fruits, and chopping up carrots, broccolis, and other vegetables the whole time I have been with my roommates. Even more ironic is that one roommate thought I was living off only yogurt while the other thought I was only living off butter. I am sorry, that's just beyond.. LOL

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on March 23, 2012
at 03:09 PM

The pronunciation of paleo as "Pah-Lee-Oh" - I have a friend that does this, as if the term "Paleolithic" is some sort of exotic phrase from Nepal.

My boss who loathes any vegetables other than potatoes, and lives off meat, pasta, and those potatoes... yet maintains that my diet is "weird".

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(10611)

on August 25, 2013
at 03:09 PM

How about "aleo-pay" to hide it from the kids?

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90f66d30d977b07694403b469b3f85c5

on March 23, 2012
at 08:27 AM

When people who are close to me, like my brother or my best friend, try to explain to me that red meat causes cancer and cholesterol causes heart attacks - AS IF I had been living in a cave somewhere and had never heard of the conventional dietary wisdom before!!!

Did they ever consider that I am an intelligent guy that did his f*cking homework on this stuff before I went Paleo? Apparently not.

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on August 25, 2013
at 03:06 PM

Why deny the truth? Red meat is a risk for colon cancer, especially if it's processed, but even if it's not. Your attitude changes at age 50, when the search for cancerous polyps. Switch to seafood.

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on June 26, 2011
at 02:52 PM

I cannot tolerate using prophylactics since I turned Paleo. I have to ride bareback. True, I was going in that direction before. The turn against all things neolithic has increased my dislike for the damn things though.

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on June 27, 2011
at 05:13 AM

You're going to have yourself a tribe if you're not careful. ;P

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on June 26, 2011
at 07:57 PM

every time i think you can't get any skeevier, you trump yourself.

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on June 25, 2011
at 11:34 PM

Raw squash, raw broccoli and raw zucchini.

I just downed a raw squash and let's just say that I needed alot of water.

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on March 24, 2012
at 04:10 PM

The local vegan society is busy trying to convince the community that a vegan diet is the way to save the world and get healthy. They do everything but door-knocking on weekend mornings, and I wouldn't be surprised to see them start that.

I was a vegan and that diet led me to ill-health. So seeing these guys promote veganism like it's their religion is annoying.

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on March 24, 2012
at 05:59 AM

When I hear the Crossfit folks in my office complaining about being overly sore or injured (I work with a ton of Crossfit followers). Suck it up! If you keep getting injured, uh, it might be your crappy form in your lifting/exercise techniques (A LOT of this going on in Crossfit gyms) or just too much for you to handle (not a problem, just don't kill yourself trying to do it). Keep it up, the chiropractors and doctors are just salivating out there waiting for you to become their patients, lol.

You don't need to do Crossfit (not all can/should do it anyway). Just get out and "move" and "move often". If you choose to do weight training, great, but learn proper exercises for muscle groups and proper lifting techniques. Crossfit is NOT the "Holy Grail" folks, lol.

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