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What is a paleo-friendly job?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 16, 2010 at 7:36 PM

I ask, are some jobs good with paleo? Working in a pizza deli won't be good.

Some jobs are good because of money. Some jobs might be in the wilderness, and you get wild foods easily and are moving.

Other jobs allow you to research a lot on the internet. Or you can cook or prepare food. What is your wish for your favourite paleo-friendly job?

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on December 17, 2010
at 11:28 PM

I'm still super out of shape, so I just take long-er walks with my dog. I'm looking forward to when it warms up so I can walk farther without my nose falling off!

77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523

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on December 17, 2010
at 02:32 PM

It's about 3-4 hours away, so not really practical for me to drop in, but I have family up in the Chicago area, so maybe I'll try to swing by on my way in or out. I checked out the site. Thanks!

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on December 17, 2010
at 12:30 PM

Hmm...I'm not quite sure about the ying/yang thing. And it certainly is no excuse for hardcore winters like the previous.

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on December 17, 2010
at 12:29 PM

dto! Even though spending most of my time in front of a screen does not seem to be the best solution as well. At least I can go out for a walk or do some push-ups whenever I want.

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on December 17, 2010
at 11:48 AM

LOL.....I just wrote this above. Yes, this is my goal. The closest box is 40 minutes away.

1cbb6b2a813475d6c0b17fd5e898dc50

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on December 17, 2010
at 11:47 AM

I wanted to get a CPT. I started reading the books (ACE) and when I got to the nutrition chapter I threw up in my mouth a little bit. Now, I am just going to get crossfit certified because they understand reality. Although I don't agree with working out like a maniac, doesn't mean I have to over-train personally.

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on December 17, 2010
at 02:53 AM

where's the "like" button? ;)

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on December 16, 2010
at 11:45 PM

@Jae, how far is Bloomington from Dyer, IN? That is where my trainer is and he will be hitting his 2 year anniversary soon. He did it with no business loans and just putting the gym together on his own money. It's tough to make money at first, but he has amazing ideas about consulting with other trainers to start programs like his. If you are serious about it he's a www.semperfit.net

5489f67c05ca5fc68f2b984e48b6da5e

on December 16, 2010
at 10:22 PM

I've been considering just calling myself a nutrition consultant. The more I think about it, the more I realize that I don't need permission to help people. There can be a slippery slope however. I'm clear that I'd rather help people than be right and that I'm always ready to be wrong and learn from it.

5489f67c05ca5fc68f2b984e48b6da5e

on December 16, 2010
at 10:21 PM

I've been considering just calling myself a nutrition consultant. The more I think about it, the more I realize that I don't need permission to help people.

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on December 16, 2010
at 09:40 PM

True. My mom is a personal trainer, and her job is very flexible, but obviously there are others with crazy schedules.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on December 16, 2010
at 09:12 PM

My trainer has his own gym and works ridiculous hours, he's there at 5am and is busy until 9pm at night. He has weird downtime in the middle, but its hard to make it at first without being super available when people want you there.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on December 16, 2010
at 09:11 PM

Im waiting for the Cert courses to start next year!

77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523

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on December 16, 2010
at 09:03 PM

Slightly (?) more reasonable is my goal to open a gym, train people, educate them with nutrition basics, and be a good lifestyle coach.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on December 16, 2010
at 08:45 PM

My biggest problem with this is how time consuming it would be also. I am not in a position to quit work and go to school full time. I think my best bet would be to get a decent certification and be able to help people sooner. I just don't think there are really that many available. I know you are a nutrition grad student, I'd love to pick your brain. If you don't mind you could email me at sherpamelissa at gmail.com

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on December 16, 2010
at 08:33 PM

One thing to consider...Many people jump through the hoops of becoming a registered dietitian simply to be able to do what they want to do nutrition-wise. The hoops are numerous though--lots of classes and a long unpaid internship for not a big income. In the long run, it might be worth it though. There's other ways too. If you like writing, you could get a masters in scientific writing and write about nutrition. And there's some other out-of-the-box ways that I can't think of at the moment too.

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on December 16, 2010
at 08:14 PM

Oh wow! I had never heard of them before, but that looks incredible. Added to wishlist....

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Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

on December 16, 2010
at 07:55 PM

Being self employed would be the most paleo job. You fend for yourself, don't need a set eating schedule, and can wake up naturally without an alarm. You can change and adapt quickly to new challenges and opportunities. Success or failure is determined by "survival of the fittest," so to speak.

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1ec4e7ca085b7f8d5821529653e1e35a

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on December 16, 2010
at 08:23 PM

I would love to be a CrossFit trainer/box owner some day. That seems pretty paleo friendly.

21084e275703e9a3909dafa28e5d29b5

(1103)

on December 17, 2010
at 02:53 AM

where's the "like" button? ;)

1cbb6b2a813475d6c0b17fd5e898dc50

(1248)

on December 17, 2010
at 11:48 AM

LOL.....I just wrote this above. Yes, this is my goal. The closest box is 40 minutes away.

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77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523

(6157)

on December 16, 2010
at 08:07 PM

I would kill to run MovNat seminars all day. But I have yet to attend one myself. =(

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 16, 2010
at 08:14 PM

Oh wow! I had never heard of them before, but that looks incredible. Added to wishlist....

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on December 16, 2010
at 09:11 PM

Im waiting for the Cert courses to start next year!

77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523

(6157)

on December 16, 2010
at 09:03 PM

Slightly (?) more reasonable is my goal to open a gym, train people, educate them with nutrition basics, and be a good lifestyle coach.

77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523

(6157)

on December 17, 2010
at 02:32 PM

It's about 3-4 hours away, so not really practical for me to drop in, but I have family up in the Chicago area, so maybe I'll try to swing by on my way in or out. I checked out the site. Thanks!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 16, 2010
at 11:45 PM

@Jae, how far is Bloomington from Dyer, IN? That is where my trainer is and he will be hitting his 2 year anniversary soon. He did it with no business loans and just putting the gym together on his own money. It's tough to make money at first, but he has amazing ideas about consulting with other trainers to start programs like his. If you are serious about it he's a www.semperfit.net

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3eb3f79868b24b3df4450ea2d4f9a5d5

(2387)

on December 17, 2010
at 12:32 PM

Apart from the already-mentioned self-emloyment I would suggest the job of ranger/forest ranger. You get to be outside a lot, work with and for nature, hunt, dress, cook. All of which is quite fun. Also, farmer would be a nice solution as well, at least for those who are comfortable with settling down.

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9b1da5c61c41bb93afb668f9ab3bc76a

(422)

on December 17, 2010
at 06:07 AM

I'm a freelance artist. Other than when I travel and have to try and eat out, I choose my own hours (Lots of sleep!), and work from home so I make all my own meals 8D

I consider myself very fortunate.

3eb3f79868b24b3df4450ea2d4f9a5d5

(2387)

on December 17, 2010
at 12:29 PM

dto! Even though spending most of my time in front of a screen does not seem to be the best solution as well. At least I can go out for a walk or do some push-ups whenever I want.

9b1da5c61c41bb93afb668f9ab3bc76a

(422)

on December 17, 2010
at 11:28 PM

I'm still super out of shape, so I just take long-er walks with my dog. I'm looking forward to when it warms up so I can walk farther without my nose falling off!

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on December 17, 2010
at 04:15 AM

im a psychotherapist. suits me and my clients just fine. for clients that are intersted, we talk a lot about how diet affects mental health, and i encourage all of my clients to move their bodies and eat well for self-care. my clients are all survivors of psychological trauma, as thats my specialization. i think any job/career path that fulfills you and excites you can be paleo if you want it to be.

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on December 17, 2010
at 12:55 AM

I always see the "personal trainer" or "own a gym" response, but from experience I find you get burned out very easily with the whole "lifestyle" if your in the gym all the time.

I would say self employed.

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Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on December 16, 2010
at 08:42 PM

I think being a personal trainer would be great. You can set your own hours, and work as much or as little as you like. You'd be getting plenty of social interaction throughout the day. You'd be in a gym and moving a lot, or you could go outdoors if you're really ambitious. And you could dispense nutritional advice to people who actually care!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on December 16, 2010
at 09:40 PM

True. My mom is a personal trainer, and her job is very flexible, but obviously there are others with crazy schedules.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 16, 2010
at 09:12 PM

My trainer has his own gym and works ridiculous hours, he's there at 5am and is busy until 9pm at night. He has weird downtime in the middle, but its hard to make it at first without being super available when people want you there.

1
7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on December 16, 2010
at 08:15 PM

I would love to be a nutrition consultant full time. My biggest problem with going back to school to become a "nutritionist" is that I don't agree with much of what they teach you. I've been looking into other type of nutrition certifications and classes, but I know it would be tough to make it on my own doing this full time.

5489f67c05ca5fc68f2b984e48b6da5e

on December 16, 2010
at 10:21 PM

I've been considering just calling myself a nutrition consultant. The more I think about it, the more I realize that I don't need permission to help people.

1cbb6b2a813475d6c0b17fd5e898dc50

(1248)

on December 17, 2010
at 11:47 AM

I wanted to get a CPT. I started reading the books (ACE) and when I got to the nutrition chapter I threw up in my mouth a little bit. Now, I am just going to get crossfit certified because they understand reality. Although I don't agree with working out like a maniac, doesn't mean I have to over-train personally.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 16, 2010
at 08:45 PM

My biggest problem with this is how time consuming it would be also. I am not in a position to quit work and go to school full time. I think my best bet would be to get a decent certification and be able to help people sooner. I just don't think there are really that many available. I know you are a nutrition grad student, I'd love to pick your brain. If you don't mind you could email me at sherpamelissa at gmail.com

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on December 16, 2010
at 08:33 PM

One thing to consider...Many people jump through the hoops of becoming a registered dietitian simply to be able to do what they want to do nutrition-wise. The hoops are numerous though--lots of classes and a long unpaid internship for not a big income. In the long run, it might be worth it though. There's other ways too. If you like writing, you could get a masters in scientific writing and write about nutrition. And there's some other out-of-the-box ways that I can't think of at the moment too.

5489f67c05ca5fc68f2b984e48b6da5e

on December 16, 2010
at 10:22 PM

I've been considering just calling myself a nutrition consultant. The more I think about it, the more I realize that I don't need permission to help people. There can be a slippery slope however. I'm clear that I'd rather help people than be right and that I'm always ready to be wrong and learn from it.

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on December 17, 2010
at 03:09 PM

My dream job would be a Crossfit trainer, but with a focus on Crossfit Kids. I think that being able to work with American kids to provide them with a framework (doesn't matter what type of framework as long as they are active) around nutrition and fitness would be great.

If you educate them about it young, it would save them from a lot of the issues many of us have faced in regards to health and fitness.

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1cbb6b2a813475d6c0b17fd5e898dc50

on December 17, 2010
at 11:53 AM

I build houses/additions. Working (lots of lifting and cardio) outside all summer long is fantastic! Then winter hits and it sucks! Usually we don't take any building jobs in the winter because we plow snow. If their was no winter I wouldn't enjoy the summer though....you know, yin/yang.....one cannot exist without the other.

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(2387)

on December 17, 2010
at 12:30 PM

Hmm...I'm not quite sure about the ying/yang thing. And it certainly is no excuse for hardcore winters like the previous.

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on December 16, 2010
at 09:15 PM

I would say open your own gym. I also know a personal trainer. Free during the day and has fun at night.

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(24543)

on December 16, 2010
at 08:01 PM

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