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What paleo knowledge do you take for granted?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 24, 2013 at 7:07 PM

I was at work when I heard someone say that they were trying to be healthier by eating whole grain frozen waffle and my head started swimming with all the things wrong with what she said. I realized that this is the mentality of the average American dieter, and that I forget that most people don't know what we know.

What do you know about being healthy that you take for granted, and forget that other people have no clue about?

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on April 26, 2013
at 01:37 PM

That's funny. I don't know how many times I've seen Mac and Cheese listed as a vegetable.

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on April 25, 2013
at 05:20 PM

+1 I hate hearing, well I've been watching my portions... everything in moderation. Nooooooo :)

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on April 25, 2013
at 12:57 AM

That's scary how little some "professionals" really know huh? My doctor is morbidly obese or getting there, so I would be skeptical if she gave me any health advice

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on April 25, 2013
at 01:50 AM

The general idea that how you eat can actually influence your health. That there are ways to deal with illness other than pills from a doctor. That something other than a bullshit genetic lottery can determine whether you are or get sick. I don't think people understand the interrelated nature of food and well being.

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on April 24, 2013
at 07:14 PM

What 'food' actually is. It seems so obvious that processed products are NOT food and have no place in anyone's diet, but even the people I know who think they eat healthily have NO IDEA that their Weight Watchers ready meal has an ingredient list that rivals War and Peace in length and a food content of nil. Yuck.

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on April 25, 2013
at 01:27 AM

That it is not about eating less, it's about eating what is good for you and staying away from all the bad stuff.

I see countless of people saying that you have to cut down most of your eating to lose, well in fact you just have to avoid the bad stuff and eat healthy without starving yourself.

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on April 25, 2013
at 05:20 PM

+1 I hate hearing, well I've been watching my portions... everything in moderation. Nooooooo :)

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on April 24, 2013
at 08:14 PM

I was on a climbing camp this summer and brought with me some probiotics that I took every morning. One of the others in the camp, who happened to be a nurse, asked me what kind of capsuals I was taking. I said it was probiotics. When I said it,I didnt even think about that many people dont have a clue what that is, and I also assumed that since she was a nurse, it was no way she didn`t know what probiotics was. I was obviously wrong. She had never heard about probiotics..

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on April 25, 2013
at 12:57 AM

That's scary how little some "professionals" really know huh? My doctor is morbidly obese or getting there, so I would be skeptical if she gave me any health advice

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on April 25, 2013
at 01:05 AM

My favorite is going home to the south and being offered the "veggie plate because we know you are healthy." On the "veggie plate:" lima beans, black eyed peas, creamed corn, and mashed potatoes .. with margarine. I'm always like, "where's the veggies?" lol. Blank stare.

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on April 26, 2013
at 01:37 PM

That's funny. I don't know how many times I've seen Mac and Cheese listed as a vegetable.

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on April 24, 2013
at 11:56 PM

That fat is good!

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on April 24, 2013
at 10:59 PM

i hear stuff like that all the time. i take for granted that many people avoid eggs especially the yolk! i love eggs i eat em every day

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on April 25, 2013
at 03:49 AM

The way we are intended to eat, It's so stupid when vegans say "we were not meant to eat meat" while they eat their highly proccesed tofu burger filled with soy on a whole grain bun then go on to talk about how not eating meat and eating whole grains makes you healthy

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on April 25, 2013
at 02:11 AM

People look at me like I'm crazy when I say "garbage in == garbage out" and that food can affect your mental performance.

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on April 25, 2013
at 02:07 AM

I take for granted now that it is OK, and tasty even, to eat the entire animal- that steak is kind of boring and expensive- not worth it- and I'd rather eat liver, heart, shanks, kidney, roe, knuckle, or other parts of many mammals and fish that I never would have considered before paleo. It seems so normal to me know, three and a half years in.

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on April 25, 2013
at 12:20 AM

I know what you mean! I have a friend who I tagged along to the grocery store with and I was appalled by what she bought - hot dogs, white bread, generic peanut butter and jelly for her son, "Hamburger Helper" mixes in the box, potato chips, "juice" (in parenthesis because it was mostly high fructose corn syrup, sugar, dyes, etc.), and to help her ailing stomach, Activia yoghurt. She's very stubborn unfortunately and won't listen to me and thinks that organic foods are just a way to rip people off, but she is incredibly sick and overweight with a gallbladder almost 100% full of gall stones. She also is trying to lose weight so she buys "low fat" stuff and wonders why she can't lose the weight. It's causing problems in her relationship, and my heart goes out to her son who is eating essentially a diet of all sugar and chemicals (he also happens to be incredibly hyperactive and have incredibly unpredictable mood swings. I wonder why! slaps forehead) There is just so much false data out there about what is "healthy" I think, though, that when friends that I haven't seen in a while see my face clearing up of some of the adult acne I had, my body slimming down, and my energy levels coming up, AND the fact that I'm not starving myself to do all of that, they may start to listen.

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on April 24, 2013
at 10:03 PM

I recently bumped into an elderly lady who told me that she cooks everything in canola oil because it has no saturated fat. The look on her face when I told her that I'm actually more worried about the PUFAs was priceless.

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