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What's the best Paleo related compliment you've received?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 24, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Having lost a lot of weight and become more fit, I am virtually a billboard for whatever regimen I am currently employing. I track my food on Livestrong and have "friends" from varying parts of my life there that can see what I eat daily.

I got the following comment this week:

You make paleo look delicious. It's not something I'd realistically want to do for now but when I first read about paleo I was like, "No way I'm ever doing that" so going from that to "Melissa's day looks delicious" is quite the jump lol.

I love that!

B124653b19ee9dd438710a38954ed4a3

(1634)

on November 26, 2010
at 11:52 PM

Don't remember from back then. Meat, veg, some starch... Not high fat back then. Did some grains like coarse oats and rice. But followed traditional recipes like in Nourishing Traditions. Used to consume homemade bone broth or stock every day. Should get back into that habit.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 26, 2010
at 10:38 PM

EXCELLENT! You must look great!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 26, 2010
at 10:37 PM

I'm jealous! I want Vibrams, but they are a little outside my budget right now.

Medium avatar

(7073)

on November 26, 2010
at 07:43 PM

totally! - well, it is because I now wear blue classic Vibram 5 fingers....and get so many comments, but this one was the best!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 26, 2010
at 05:05 PM

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Coffee. I usually just have one really large mug in the morning, but I make it last til about 10am. If it's a bad day I do have a cup around 2pm also, but I rarely finish it. With me, the sleeping is because my sleep situation is not ideal. It'll be awhile before I can fix that one, but I look forward to it mightily.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 26, 2010
at 05:03 PM

Lovely! Does she kick ass? I haven't seen the movie!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on November 26, 2010
at 01:03 PM

what were you eating? I would like to heal that fast!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 26, 2010
at 01:46 AM

Impressive accomplishment! Nice!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 26, 2010
at 01:45 AM

Ooh! I hope to get the younger one soon. That's awesome weight loss! Way to go!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 25, 2010
at 04:49 PM

\o/ Yes. That is an excellent compliment, formerly pudge or not!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on November 25, 2010
at 03:06 PM

honestly i really am moved everytime i hear it. For me, the key was over a slow transition, finally getting myself to sleep more, eat well ALL the time, stop drinking, and perhaps a wee counter-intuitive stop all caffeine after a morning cup of coffee. I love the stuff and if we're out for a meal ill have some after etc, but 99% of the time i have a big ol cup in the AM and then thats it for caffeinated tea/coffee till the next morning. I think getting rid of that helps with the roller coaster ups and downs in energy that practically everyone feels, and thinks is just normal life.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 25, 2010
at 02:59 PM

Niiiice! I'd totally take that!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 25, 2010
at 02:59 PM

That's a fantastic compliment. I wish I could get that one!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 25, 2010
at 02:56 PM

Comments like that are always encouraging!

166f449979d83186bd876e8f466d0a69

(1317)

on November 25, 2010
at 03:31 AM

I found that however much I changed with my diet, my skin was still very dry and peeling, even when it was warm. I then discovered that skin is not only about what's inside, but what's outside as well- it is a filter, after all. I now wash my skin a lot less and try to do it in lukewarm or cold water. I also started doing oatmeal facemasks (mix up oats with clay and water, allow to dry on your face, then crumble and wash off), moisturising with coconut oil (amazing stuff) and occasionally exfoliating. Water will dry your skin out, as will bad weather, so use oil and wash less!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 24, 2010
at 10:47 PM

That is very cool!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on November 24, 2010
at 07:48 PM

agreed. I made healthy ice cream (sweetened with stevia). Everyone was confused. "I thought you were a health nut?"

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on November 24, 2010
at 07:03 PM

Laugh in ghee? Yummy!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 24, 2010
at 06:29 PM

Hahaha! I just had that same thing happen with a pair of 4's I bought on clearance hoping to fit in them some day. It's a lovely feeling to zip them up and be able to breathe!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 24, 2010
at 06:27 PM

Love it! That's so fun!

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on November 24, 2010
at 05:26 PM

i have always suffered with really dry skin. going paleo helped all aspects of my health but in the winter, my skin is still pretty dry. are there some things i should add to my diet to counteract this?

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 24, 2010
at 04:34 PM

I love surprising people with healthy food that tastes delicious. It's sad that it shocks most people.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 24, 2010
at 04:33 PM

Ooh, that's a good one! My skin is much better now too!

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7
11481cbca60d3f3c3893588feaa19cfb

on November 24, 2010
at 05:34 PM

It was from my jeans.... They told me, "hey, Brittni! We fit you now!"

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 24, 2010
at 06:29 PM

Hahaha! I just had that same thing happen with a pair of 4's I bought on clearance hoping to fit in them some day. It's a lovely feeling to zip them up and be able to breathe!

3
C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

on November 26, 2010
at 05:44 PM

Best comment yet: "Your skin looks amazing!" And I'm 51! Sheesh- why would I ever NOT be paleo. The benefits FAR OUTWEIGH the 'sacrifices'.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 26, 2010
at 10:38 PM

EXCELLENT! You must look great!

3
0fb8b3d6dcfb279b0f7e050d2d22510f

(4645)

on November 26, 2010
at 12:40 AM

After losing 70 lbs in a course of about 14 months, co-workers noticed and not one asked me if I was sick or had cancer like they had with several other calorie counting low fat folks that looked like they were released from a prison camp or after chemo treatment. I'm 57 and look 40ish.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 26, 2010
at 01:46 AM

Impressive accomplishment! Nice!

2
89a3eb9e05b04102f0a584e438a7da3e

(1136)

on November 24, 2010
at 10:38 PM

"Each time I see you, you are more and more beautiful."

"You glow, and your hair and skin are incredible."

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 25, 2010
at 02:56 PM

Comments like that are always encouraging!

2
1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on November 24, 2010
at 06:19 PM

It isn't really about me, but we will sometimes say "We Are On A Diet" when eating something particularly luscious and then laugh in glee. I love that.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 24, 2010
at 06:27 PM

Love it! That's so fun!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on November 24, 2010
at 07:03 PM

Laugh in ghee? Yummy!

1
D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

on December 27, 2012
at 06:29 AM

Getting pregnant on the first "try" (I use that term loosely). I was talking to my husband about how baffling it was given my circumstances (PCOS and uterine didelphys), and somewhere along the conversation he said, "you ARE healthy, Michelle." That did it.

1
42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

on December 27, 2012
at 06:05 AM

Seeing the lunches I come to work with everyday, my manager says: "You are the healthiest 20-something year old I have ever met!" My collegues simply say: "Who does the cooking? Your luches always look so good..."

The best though - someone on the street once told me I have the best pair of legs in the world... and I've also impressed a guy or 2 with my (obviously somewhat existent!) biceps...

1
47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on December 27, 2012
at 05:55 AM

From my clients: You lost some weight! From my doctor: You look good! From my friends: You look too skinny! :)

1
Medium avatar

(7073)

on November 26, 2010
at 10:47 AM

"You look like you are auditioning for the sequel to Avatar".

what's-the-best-paleo-related-compliment-you've-received?

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 26, 2010
at 10:37 PM

I'm jealous! I want Vibrams, but they are a little outside my budget right now.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 26, 2010
at 05:03 PM

Lovely! Does she kick ass? I haven't seen the movie!

Medium avatar

(7073)

on November 26, 2010
at 07:43 PM

totally! - well, it is because I now wear blue classic Vibram 5 fingers....and get so many comments, but this one was the best!

1
Ce762ef3660ab44dbc72fdd7ff8fb168

on November 25, 2010
at 07:29 PM

One colleague of mine has told me several times this week how much younger I look and how good my skin looks. Paleo for just under three months, lost 22kg so far. Another is amazed that I am losing weight when I each so much "rich" food.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 26, 2010
at 01:45 AM

Ooh! I hope to get the younger one soon. That's awesome weight loss! Way to go!

1
Efb905b1d4d10c18c4a1ae7912baeb45

(190)

on November 25, 2010
at 04:27 PM

As a long-time pudge who remembers being embarassed by having to wear "husky" pants in elementary school, the best compliment I have received is, "Wow, you look lean."

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 25, 2010
at 04:49 PM

\o/ Yes. That is an excellent compliment, formerly pudge or not!

1
Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

on November 25, 2010
at 02:47 PM

Someone told me I haven't looked this good since high school. Hmmmm...I don't know about that but I'll take it.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 25, 2010
at 02:59 PM

Niiiice! I'd totally take that!

1
667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on November 24, 2010
at 11:48 PM

i've gotten this a couple times from people i spend a good amount of time with consistently, and i have to say i really do appreciate hearing it, "you never look tired."

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 25, 2010
at 02:59 PM

That's a fantastic compliment. I wish I could get that one!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on November 25, 2010
at 03:06 PM

honestly i really am moved everytime i hear it. For me, the key was over a slow transition, finally getting myself to sleep more, eat well ALL the time, stop drinking, and perhaps a wee counter-intuitive stop all caffeine after a morning cup of coffee. I love the stuff and if we're out for a meal ill have some after etc, but 99% of the time i have a big ol cup in the AM and then thats it for caffeinated tea/coffee till the next morning. I think getting rid of that helps with the roller coaster ups and downs in energy that practically everyone feels, and thinks is just normal life.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 26, 2010
at 05:05 PM

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Coffee. I usually just have one really large mug in the morning, but I make it last til about 10am. If it's a bad day I do have a cup around 2pm also, but I rarely finish it. With me, the sleeping is because my sleep situation is not ideal. It'll be awhile before I can fix that one, but I look forward to it mightily.

1
B124653b19ee9dd438710a38954ed4a3

(1634)

on November 24, 2010
at 09:28 PM

Most happy with these comments from professionals back in 2008. They didn't know about my primal life, but what they saw was largely a result of it.

From the dentist when reviewing a dental x-ray:

Wow, your sinuses are clear. I never see clear sinuses in San Antonio.


Same week from the surgeon that took my wisdom teeth out:

[surgeon] one of the fastest healers I've seen. Have you returned to work?
[me] went the day after surgery
[surgeon] *confused*
[surgeon] Any pain?
[me] no. I didn't take the pain meds or antibiotics. I hope that is ok.
[surgeon] *still confused*

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 24, 2010
at 10:47 PM

That is very cool!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on November 26, 2010
at 01:03 PM

what were you eating? I would like to heal that fast!

B124653b19ee9dd438710a38954ed4a3

(1634)

on November 26, 2010
at 11:52 PM

Don't remember from back then. Meat, veg, some starch... Not high fat back then. Did some grains like coarse oats and rice. But followed traditional recipes like in Nourishing Traditions. Used to consume homemade bone broth or stock every day. Should get back into that habit.

1
62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on November 24, 2010
at 04:30 PM

The other day, someone suddenly said to me, "Wow you are the healthiest one in here now!" This right after she, whom everyone previously had assumed to be healthy, was diagnosed with diabetes (fasting blood glucose of 170!!) I am the only one with no specific health problems nor medications. My coworkers also like my food a lot. Common comment, coming with surprised look after I tell them it is healthy, "Wow, this is good!!"

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on November 24, 2010
at 07:48 PM

agreed. I made healthy ice cream (sweetened with stevia). Everyone was confused. "I thought you were a health nut?"

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 24, 2010
at 04:34 PM

I love surprising people with healthy food that tastes delicious. It's sad that it shocks most people.

1
04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

on November 24, 2010
at 04:29 PM

I receive a lot of compliments on my skin. Healthy from the inside out. I think it is a healthy glow.

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on November 24, 2010
at 05:26 PM

i have always suffered with really dry skin. going paleo helped all aspects of my health but in the winter, my skin is still pretty dry. are there some things i should add to my diet to counteract this?

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on November 24, 2010
at 04:33 PM

Ooh, that's a good one! My skin is much better now too!

166f449979d83186bd876e8f466d0a69

(1317)

on November 25, 2010
at 03:31 AM

I found that however much I changed with my diet, my skin was still very dry and peeling, even when it was warm. I then discovered that skin is not only about what's inside, but what's outside as well- it is a filter, after all. I now wash my skin a lot less and try to do it in lukewarm or cold water. I also started doing oatmeal facemasks (mix up oats with clay and water, allow to dry on your face, then crumble and wash off), moisturising with coconut oil (amazing stuff) and occasionally exfoliating. Water will dry your skin out, as will bad weather, so use oil and wash less!

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