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Who is your favourite Paleo role model?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 04, 2011 at 4:27 AM

Do you have a favourite Paleo role model? Maybe a scientist, a writer, an athlete or someone whose diet and lifestyle you identify as close to perfect?

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on July 06, 2011
at 09:44 PM

Just got some serious chills. Well done, all of you.

A846ed028a91515ea814dd0c713718f4

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on July 06, 2011
at 08:08 AM

My wife? I'm the wife, or daughter, in this scenario...

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on July 05, 2011
at 05:13 PM

Ooh! That book is on my bday wishlist.

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on July 05, 2011
at 05:12 PM

Thanks gb! You are ridiculously awesome yourself. <3

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on July 05, 2011
at 03:00 PM

Why? Does Lighter Fluid do damage to the thyroid?

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on July 05, 2011
at 03:38 AM

Art De Vany cops a lot of criticism. I'm glad to hear someone say something positive about him.

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on July 05, 2011
at 02:43 AM

I love it Jose!

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on July 05, 2011
at 01:34 AM

Aww, shucks! :o) What an honor to be mentioned amongst such good company. :)

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on July 05, 2011
at 01:30 AM

What a great team you make!!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on July 04, 2011
at 11:53 PM

thats a list of some pretty bad ass women.

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on July 04, 2011
at 10:50 PM

Just protect your thyroid and it'll all be okay.

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on July 04, 2011
at 10:36 PM

You're welcome! I'm not one for having only one favourite. ;)

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on July 04, 2011
at 09:51 PM

I don't care what anybody says about it, I am using lighter fluid. I know it's unnatural, I know Grok would do it. I know Cody wouldn't need to do it. I am still doing it.

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on July 04, 2011
at 08:49 PM

I think I just sorta swooned :)

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on July 04, 2011
at 08:47 PM

wonderful answer! while I can appreciate someone who is "paleo" and trying to get to what they would consider the ultimate goal for them, I can't relate to it. My idea of someone I admire and can relate to is just what you stated...the uphill battle, taking health into your own hands because it IS pretty much a life or death choice. It is what i'm going through.

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on July 04, 2011
at 07:53 PM

Aw, you guys on this site are my inspirations!

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on July 04, 2011
at 06:49 PM

Dan John is pretty rad across the board. Excellent, easy to follow advice regarding lifting, too.

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on July 04, 2011
at 05:38 PM

I'd aim for Mark, but I believe his adorable wife could totally kick my butt. But I'm upvoting this since Mark Sisson was my intro to this as well.

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on July 04, 2011
at 05:24 PM

TMS, you are not supposed to hold those fireworks so close to your head :)

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on July 04, 2011
at 03:02 PM

Awesome. I'm glad you shared that with us. And I think your wife has just inspired me to do a few more things. lol

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on July 04, 2011
at 02:37 PM

Great list!!! Thanks!

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on July 04, 2011
at 01:29 PM

Micky! I love to hear your praise of your wife. How awesome. I am like you and allergic to every thing. Although my husband does not research or cook, he can make a mean salad and is totally supportive. THere is no non paleo food in our home. The only way we could get chickens is to move out of town...I can keep praying. He picks up range fed eggs for me though twice a week from a friends home.

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on July 04, 2011
at 01:16 PM

yeah, that dude is legit

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on July 04, 2011
at 12:52 PM

She's a true heroine! Your appreciation for what she has achieved makes my eyes wet.

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on July 04, 2011
at 11:03 AM

Im aiming for his physique in my thirties

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 04, 2011
at 09:19 AM

Lovely family:)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 04, 2011
at 09:11 AM

i like your post. your mom is a real hero.:)

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on July 04, 2011
at 07:09 AM

Oops, re-read the question and I guess you were looking more for professional Paleos. I also like Mark Sisson and Robb Wolfe. But, at the end of the day, I might never have been exposed to Paleo if it weren't for my mom!

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on July 04, 2011
at 07:05 AM

+1 @ Mikey - How cool that you shared this here. And what a wonderful story for all of you as a family!

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on July 04, 2011
at 05:38 AM

Lucky man. But I suspect she couldn't have done so much without your support.

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on July 04, 2011
at 05:35 AM

My wife. I would not be here without her. She thought I was crazy when I first went Gluten free out of sheer desperation due to constant gut pain. When she saw my results and noticed my youngest at the time was suffering celiac symptoms she took her off of gluten and the results were the same for her. The house went gluten free. She delved in deep and researched this like no other I have ever seen. She taught herself to really "read" research and divine the real data from the various studies. She overcame over 3 decades of tradition, habit, and pride. She taught herself how to cook all over again. She started raising chickens, and now pigs. And she did all this for our kids. Locally she has promoted the lifestyle to her friends and acquaintances. We have a group on facebook with 30+ members all interested in the lifestyle and in creating a community where we can get together or watch eachother's children and be understanding of their values when it comes to foods. We have lost 140 pounds between us. Our kids glow. Our lives are better.

There is no other like my wife. She is the air I breathe.

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on July 04, 2011
at 12:52 PM

She's a true heroine! Your appreciation for what she has achieved makes my eyes wet.

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on July 04, 2011
at 05:38 AM

Lucky man. But I suspect she couldn't have done so much without your support.

A65499f2f8c65602881550fe309cd48c

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on July 04, 2011
at 08:49 PM

I think I just sorta swooned :)

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on July 05, 2011
at 01:30 AM

What a great team you make!!

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on July 04, 2011
at 07:05 AM

+1 @ Mikey - How cool that you shared this here. And what a wonderful story for all of you as a family!

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on July 04, 2011
at 01:29 PM

Micky! I love to hear your praise of your wife. How awesome. I am like you and allergic to every thing. Although my husband does not research or cook, he can make a mean salad and is totally supportive. THere is no non paleo food in our home. The only way we could get chickens is to move out of town...I can keep praying. He picks up range fed eggs for me though twice a week from a friends home.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on July 06, 2011
at 09:44 PM

Just got some serious chills. Well done, all of you.

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on July 04, 2011
at 05:16 AM

I was introduced to Paleo diet watching Mark Sisson's videos online and he inspired me alot. I'm aiming to get Mark's physique in my 50s.

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on July 04, 2011
at 11:03 AM

Im aiming for his physique in my thirties

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on July 04, 2011
at 05:38 PM

I'd aim for Mark, but I believe his adorable wife could totally kick my butt. But I'm upvoting this since Mark Sisson was my intro to this as well.

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on July 04, 2011
at 01:00 PM

pretty much anyone who has committed to paleo diet and lifestyle and in the process has lost a significant amount of weight or seen improvements in a disease that they were told was just going to be their cross to bear. anyone who has taken their health into their own hands and stopped making excuses. what i really admire is that uphill battle that some people have taken on because for them it wasnt about losing that last 2% BF as much as a literal life-or-death choice.

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on July 04, 2011
at 08:47 PM

wonderful answer! while I can appreciate someone who is "paleo" and trying to get to what they would consider the ultimate goal for them, I can't relate to it. My idea of someone I admire and can relate to is just what you stated...the uphill battle, taking health into your own hands because it IS pretty much a life or death choice. It is what i'm going through.

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on July 04, 2011
at 07:01 AM

Without a doubt, my mom is my Paleo hero! She was diagnosed with a rarer form of skin cancer about 10 years ago (she had the growth resected and she's not had to deal with it since). Obviously, it really scared her. So, she started lifting heavy weights with a great personal trainer (who's now practically like an uncle to my sister and I) and after a few false starts she stumbled upon the Paleo diet. She, too, had to overcome years of SAD habits: she grew up on a farm, and while they had a fair amount of fat, she was also raised on lots of bread and tons of sweets. It took a while for her to convince us all (I was just starting my twenties and my younger sister was still in high school - and boy, we were sure we knew everything) but now our entire family is completely on board. She converted us through sheer will-power and, of course, the overwhelming evidence that diseases of civilization are almost entirely due to the Western diet.

My dad used to be on blood pressure medicine and, though he's not totally strict, he's come enough over to our side that he's off the meds. He's also lifting heavy weights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7MdQvyr_OY&feature=player_profilepage

My sister is working her way into becoming a personal trainer - she's gotten so lean, and she already looked like Scarlett Johansson so you can imagine the effect!

And for me, well, my husband and I are looking to have kids soon, and you can bet that both my pregnancy and my kids are going to be totally paleo!

Yeah -- I pretty much have the best mom in the world! :-)

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on July 04, 2011
at 07:09 AM

Oops, re-read the question and I guess you were looking more for professional Paleos. I also like Mark Sisson and Robb Wolfe. But, at the end of the day, I might never have been exposed to Paleo if it weren't for my mom!

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on July 04, 2011
at 09:11 AM

i like your post. your mom is a real hero.:)

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on July 04, 2011
at 03:02 PM

Awesome. I'm glad you shared that with us. And I think your wife has just inspired me to do a few more things. lol

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on July 06, 2011
at 08:08 AM

My wife? I'm the wife, or daughter, in this scenario...

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on July 04, 2011
at 09:19 AM

Lovely family:)

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on July 04, 2011
at 12:21 PM

Mark Sisson is teaching the for me most sustainable way of Paleo. He is very good in explaining things in an understandable way and he shows that it is not all about the food, but it is as important to adapt your whole lifestyle to a spontaneous, happy, funtional way of living.

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on July 04, 2011
at 11:53 PM

thats a list of some pretty bad ass women.

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on July 04, 2011
at 02:37 PM

Great list!!! Thanks!

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on July 05, 2011
at 01:34 AM

Aww, shucks! :o) What an honor to be mentioned amongst such good company. :)

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on July 05, 2011
at 05:12 PM

Thanks gb! You are ridiculously awesome yourself. <3

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on July 04, 2011
at 10:36 PM

You're welcome! I'm not one for having only one favourite. ;)

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on July 04, 2011
at 02:52 PM

Art de Vany and Jeff Life. What they have north of seventy gives everyone who eats paleo a glimpse to the future you!

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at 03:38 AM

Art De Vany cops a lot of criticism. I'm glad to hear someone say something positive about him.

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on July 04, 2011
at 01:34 PM

Anthony Copolo and his Latest in Paleo has taught me so much. I appreciate his free podcast.He has a list of blogs that I check out regularly, He has introduced me to Mark Sisson and Gary Taubes. I learn so much every week. I continue to research and am finally feeling the effects of health. Off meds and gradually losing weight. I feel like for the first time in my life, I am on the right track.

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at 01:01 AM

My vote would be for that first hominid that made the mental connection between a long pointy stick a fire and a chunk of freshly killed meat - the first BBQ. I salute that long forgotten cousin.

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on July 05, 2011
at 02:43 AM

I love it Jose!

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on July 04, 2011
at 05:32 PM

While not exactly paleo (he's always changing his diet to suit his goals) I read about Coach Dan John's "Meat, Leaves, Berries" diet 6-8 years ago when I was considering Paleo the first time around. His input, combined with Ray Audette's "Neanderthin" are what changed my life for the better. I just finished his book this morning, "Never Let Go". His brand of self-reflection, his mannerisms of learning (and trying) new things in the quest of physical greatness, all ring pretty true with me.

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at 06:49 PM

Dan John is pretty rad across the board. Excellent, easy to follow advice regarding lifting, too.

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on July 05, 2011
at 05:13 PM

Ooh! That book is on my bday wishlist.

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When I grow up I want to be either Laura, BaconBitch, Meredith or SmartCookie. I'll probably need an operation.

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on July 04, 2011
at 07:53 PM

Aw, you guys on this site are my inspirations!

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on July 04, 2011
at 10:50 PM

Just protect your thyroid and it'll all be okay.

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on July 04, 2011
at 05:24 PM

TMS, you are not supposed to hold those fireworks so close to your head :)

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on July 05, 2011
at 03:00 PM

Why? Does Lighter Fluid do damage to the thyroid?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 04, 2011
at 09:51 PM

I don't care what anybody says about it, I am using lighter fluid. I know it's unnatural, I know Grok would do it. I know Cody wouldn't need to do it. I am still doing it.

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at 05:41 AM

Mark introduced my to Paleo. I have tremendous respect for him. But I don't want to be him, nor anyone else I know of in the movement. They are just not me or what I want to be. Not putting them down at all. Gotta be me.

Added 7/4/11: The every day heroes of Share Your Paleo Before and After and Mark's Success Stories always inspire and motivate me.

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on July 04, 2011
at 06:07 PM

Sometimes my life feels too compartmentalized between family, work, health, etc. I look to role models who have integrated their life, lifestyle and philosophy into a seamless whole. To me, the best paleo example of this type of person is Karen De Coster.

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on July 04, 2011
at 12:26 PM

I'm not rally into his whole "image" but laird hamilton definitely comes to mind as a favorite paleo role model. He eats paleo for the most part according to his book and he is a big advocate of organic grass fed animal products. He does what he wants and lives a pretty amazing lifestyle I would imagine. I read his book when I was first transitioning from vegan/vegetarian and it really gave me the push I needed to add in more animal products.

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on July 04, 2011
at 01:16 PM

yeah, that dude is legit

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on July 04, 2011
at 11:55 AM

I don't have a paleo role model.

I do think that the lifestyle that Sisson appears to be living seems to me to be pretty close to perfect.

While one side of me definitely thinks its silly to have a role model regarding a simple enough way to eat, I will concede that the day I find a competitive powerlifter who espouses paleo I might follow their progress;)

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