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I think Disney World and Walmart need to go paleo......Can you think of anyplace that needs to change their thinking to help their customers more?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 13, 2011 at 3:15 AM

In those two places I have never seen more neolithic diseases or motorized carts with real sick people driving them.

Any other places you think paleo makes a huge dent?

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on September 19, 2011
at 03:54 AM

i rather enjoy the grilled chicken sandwich from tomorrowland terrace - it has guacamole, lettuce and tomato and they can wrap it in lettuce if u dont eat the bun. and u can get fruit (pineapple, blueberries, canatloupe and honeydew) instead of fries!

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on July 14, 2011
at 06:26 PM

all omega six meat. This is not my idea of optimal. We have not eaten in WDW in a real long time.

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on July 14, 2011
at 06:25 PM

but settling for a C or D is still not an A. WDW is magical in many ways but not for your scale.

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on July 14, 2011
at 06:25 PM

The ingredients in the "tortilla" are- organic coconut flour, 2 pastured eggs whites, some water and 1/16 tsp baking powder. If you are okay with consuming a teensy amount of baking powder then enjoy!

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on July 14, 2011
at 01:07 AM

@Aravind...thank you so much for that. I totally appreciate your kind words. Tonight i'm pleased to say my mother ate the dinner I made her (schnitzel made with coconut flour and flakes, um. yum!, fried radishes in coconut oil and butter and salad with homemade dressings and then homemade icecream made with frozen fruit, coconut milk,coconut oil and greek yogurt.) She was amazed at how much she ate as were we all...her appetite is coming back. Maybe by the end of this trip i'll have fattened her up a bit :)

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on July 13, 2011
at 11:31 PM

the beach. I'm always amazed at the number of whales I spot.

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on July 13, 2011
at 08:04 PM

HC - come on - you love people! Aren't we meeting AKD for a clambake!?

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on July 13, 2011
at 07:58 PM

I fully agree with you there and as an aside - I don't like people (in general) so human interaction over the internet is just fine with me lol

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on July 13, 2011
at 07:36 PM

Ya know - I'm not condemning them about the Cokes or the candy bars or the driving either. What bugs me is that some people may think they've experienced a place when they've just done a drive-by. You might as well watch a National Park special on Nat Geo. I'm just as guilty though, I use the Internet as a means of human interaction quite a bit.

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on July 13, 2011
at 07:28 PM

Disney World has a lot of great options if you can afford/want to do table service. Shame that there aren't many good options for counter service. You can do a taco salad at El Pir... I mean, Tortuga Tavern. You could do a bunless burger and make a kind of burger salad with the toppings bar at Cosmic Ray's. Bunless Philly Cheesesteak Hot Dog (onions and peppers) at Lunching Pad. But outside of Magic Kingdom it gets harder since they did away with the toppings bars. I spend a lot of time on the menus at All Ears pre-trip. :-D I do print outs, too!

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on July 13, 2011
at 04:15 PM

Thanks for the FYI, but eating a turkey leg cooked in canola oil is still one of the better items at Disney and a cheat I'm ok with having. If you're still squeemish, I'd suggest you bring lunch. I don't think it's Disney's job to promote a diet. Just bc we're into this life style, doesn't mean everyone else has to be. I do like how they have turkey legs to appeal to low carbers. I'm sorry to see that there are so many people on motorized carts around Disney World. We have less of that in Disneyland. It is hot in the summer time and we were only able to stand the heat for 5hrs this last time.

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on July 13, 2011
at 02:34 PM

@Karin - My father died at age 52 after an 18 month battle with cancer. I was 23 at the time (now 42). He had the most thoughtful and compassionate oncologist and I have no doubt that he had nothing but the best intentions for my father but...undoubtedly gave him similar (bad) advice in spite of his intentions. This is the sad irony. Fortunately, your mother has the benefit of all of the knowledge you have gained and hopefully that will make a difference in her well being. My well wishes to your mother!!!

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on July 13, 2011
at 01:26 PM

I was able to go with my mother to see her oncologist regarding her carcinoids yesterday (outlook is good). I asked him if there was anything nutritionally she could do...he literally said "stay away from fat" and "eat plenty of whole grains and fiber"...etc. My mother is 76, weighs 96 pounds dripping wet (she's 5') and could stand to gain about 15 pounds or so. I just didn't know what to say, wasn't going to argue with him but thankfully my mom is open to eating at least "more" paleo-ish than before.

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on July 13, 2011
at 11:53 AM

The smoked turkey leg is cooked in canola oil just so you know. I asked them about it three years ago. When we go I only eat at epcot new food pavillion or at the old MGM because they have pickles there in a bag. I agree with walking but in Orlando no one seems to walk anymore.....its motorized carts and strollers for fat kids.

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on July 13, 2011
at 03:59 AM

Just saw your recipe for a Paleo Burrito. Since I am too lazy to research myself, is a coconut flour tortilla free of toxins?

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on July 13, 2011
at 03:50 AM

i thought this would be the first answer given truthfully. plus one

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 13, 2011
at 03:50 AM

BTW - your schizophrenia amazes me. One minute Epigenetic Switches, next a question like this. But who am I to judge since I am a bigger nut job than you...though you seem to be giving me a run for my money. I'll take the bait and answer still :-)

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on July 13, 2011
at 03:49 AM

only place is in epcot in the land by soaring.....or a turkey leg here and there. We shop at whole foods and cook when we are there.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on July 13, 2011
at 03:48 AM

plus one.......

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on July 13, 2011
at 03:34 AM

lol Meredith, my dad is a docent for the Irvine Company in southern CA. He takes groups of hikers though the Saddleback Mtns etc. He tells me stories of slobby people who show up for a day hike with big gulps and candy bars, wearing flip flops etc. and leaving their trash along the trails. I guess at least they get out of their cars though eh?

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on July 13, 2011
at 03:34 AM

Epigenetic switches, now this? Quite an enigma you are Quilty. Or some nut job stole your iPad while you were in the OR and wrote this question. But who I am to judge given I am as schizo as they get!

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D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 13, 2011
at 03:48 AM

  • Doctors and hospitals that continue to adhere to conventional wisdom in the treatment of their patients
  • Schools that serve food to our children

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on July 13, 2011
at 03:50 AM

i thought this would be the first answer given truthfully. plus one

A65499f2f8c65602881550fe309cd48c

(3501)

on July 13, 2011
at 01:26 PM

I was able to go with my mother to see her oncologist regarding her carcinoids yesterday (outlook is good). I asked him if there was anything nutritionally she could do...he literally said "stay away from fat" and "eat plenty of whole grains and fiber"...etc. My mother is 76, weighs 96 pounds dripping wet (she's 5') and could stand to gain about 15 pounds or so. I just didn't know what to say, wasn't going to argue with him but thankfully my mom is open to eating at least "more" paleo-ish than before.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 13, 2011
at 02:34 PM

@Karin - My father died at age 52 after an 18 month battle with cancer. I was 23 at the time (now 42). He had the most thoughtful and compassionate oncologist and I have no doubt that he had nothing but the best intentions for my father but...undoubtedly gave him similar (bad) advice in spite of his intentions. This is the sad irony. Fortunately, your mother has the benefit of all of the knowledge you have gained and hopefully that will make a difference in her well being. My well wishes to your mother!!!

A65499f2f8c65602881550fe309cd48c

(3501)

on July 14, 2011
at 01:07 AM

@Aravind...thank you so much for that. I totally appreciate your kind words. Tonight i'm pleased to say my mother ate the dinner I made her (schnitzel made with coconut flour and flakes, um. yum!, fried radishes in coconut oil and butter and salad with homemade dressings and then homemade icecream made with frozen fruit, coconut milk,coconut oil and greek yogurt.) She was amazed at how much she ate as were we all...her appetite is coming back. Maybe by the end of this trip i'll have fattened her up a bit :)

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on July 13, 2011
at 03:30 AM

The White House?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on July 13, 2011
at 03:48 AM

plus one.......

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on July 13, 2011
at 07:37 AM

I don't think it's Disney World's job to go paleo. They aim to bring Disney magic and spark the imaginations of children of all ages, and they do just that. However, don't also think that their goal is to stuff kids with rotting candy.

Although Disneyland offers tons of junk food (pretzels, cupcakes) in enticing Mickey shapes, they also provide food options that would appease any paleo appetite. I go to Disneyland every year and look forward to buying a smoked turkey leg. I love digging into my turkey leg all caveman style. Nom nom nom... I eat most of it at the park and take the rest home where I munch on the tendons, skin and cartilage bits. Sometimes I boil the bone to make a turkey broth. At $9 for a gigantic leg that lasts me the whole day and then some, this food option is easily the best deal on the menu as well as healthy and satisfying.

If you're craving beef, then order a burger w/o a bun. Disneyland also offers mango slices, pineapple spears, apples, bananas and fresh fruit cups if you're looking for something refreshing.

Now the turkey leg and the beef patty probably aren't free range and the fruit probably isn't organic. If that's an issue then just bring your own food into the park. I see tons of families doing this and Disneyland doesn't seem to mind at all.

Also...

As Mark Sisson advises...walk, walk, walk. I'm walking from ride to ride all day long at Disneyland. After 8-9 hrs of being on my feet, I think I've knocked out enough walking for the week!

E2456a3b347d37b526a6b8293faae77b

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on July 13, 2011
at 04:15 PM

Thanks for the FYI, but eating a turkey leg cooked in canola oil is still one of the better items at Disney and a cheat I'm ok with having. If you're still squeemish, I'd suggest you bring lunch. I don't think it's Disney's job to promote a diet. Just bc we're into this life style, doesn't mean everyone else has to be. I do like how they have turkey legs to appeal to low carbers. I'm sorry to see that there are so many people on motorized carts around Disney World. We have less of that in Disneyland. It is hot in the summer time and we were only able to stand the heat for 5hrs this last time.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on July 13, 2011
at 11:53 AM

The smoked turkey leg is cooked in canola oil just so you know. I asked them about it three years ago. When we go I only eat at epcot new food pavillion or at the old MGM because they have pickles there in a bag. I agree with walking but in Orlando no one seems to walk anymore.....its motorized carts and strollers for fat kids.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on July 14, 2011
at 06:25 PM

but settling for a C or D is still not an A. WDW is magical in many ways but not for your scale.

25c5cc22a2f39947c2e3ed98286be069

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on September 19, 2011
at 03:54 AM

i rather enjoy the grilled chicken sandwich from tomorrowland terrace - it has guacamole, lettuce and tomato and they can wrap it in lettuce if u dont eat the bun. and u can get fruit (pineapple, blueberries, canatloupe and honeydew) instead of fries!

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on July 14, 2011
at 07:41 AM

I don't think there's anywhere - except maybe hospitals and schools, who have a responsibility to look out for the health of the people they serve - who should go paleo. It's not Walmart's business to control what I buy or eat. What they carry should be controlled solely by what their customers demand. Now, if they start to carry paleo foods because people are waking up to what they need to be healthy, I'm all for that. I'm just not into forcing anybody to do anything with their own bodies. Just imagine if someone who thinks low fat, high carb, artificially sweetened garbage is what's healthy gets in control of what you eat? Then you see the problem with letting someone else control what you have access to. Better to have the freedom of choice.

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on July 13, 2011
at 03:26 AM

My family lives and works in the United State's National Parks. I can't tell you how many people won't get out of their cars to hike an easy 1 miler to a scenic overlook. When they do make the arduous trek, many bring a Coke and a Snickers bar. It's sad to say, but the National Park system - at least its visitors - need to go paleo. (I would like to say that the employees are for the most part - a little too paleo - or simply on their way to adrenal exhaustion).

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on July 13, 2011
at 07:58 PM

I fully agree with you there and as an aside - I don't like people (in general) so human interaction over the internet is just fine with me lol

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

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on July 13, 2011
at 03:34 AM

lol Meredith, my dad is a docent for the Irvine Company in southern CA. He takes groups of hikers though the Saddleback Mtns etc. He tells me stories of slobby people who show up for a day hike with big gulps and candy bars, wearing flip flops etc. and leaving their trash along the trails. I guess at least they get out of their cars though eh?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 13, 2011
at 07:36 PM

Ya know - I'm not condemning them about the Cokes or the candy bars or the driving either. What bugs me is that some people may think they've experienced a place when they've just done a drive-by. You might as well watch a National Park special on Nat Geo. I'm just as guilty though, I use the Internet as a means of human interaction quite a bit.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 13, 2011
at 08:04 PM

HC - come on - you love people! Aren't we meeting AKD for a clambake!?

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on July 14, 2011
at 05:17 PM

Whole foods. If they changed their vegan propaganda to paleo promotion it could make a huge difference in the foods people eat and the foods that are perceived as healthy. I know they don't carry products with highfructose cornsyrup and if they did the same thing with vegetable oil it'd be great.

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on July 13, 2011
at 04:27 AM

Sports arenas (for games or concerts) offer items that are somewhere between large snacks and sort of meals. The basic ingredients are what... grains, fructose, highly processed industrial meats, and beer, beer, and beer. Im

Movie theaters... that's a given. What interests me is how people are not able to go even a couple of hours without snacking and grazing on junk and toxins. Which, when you think about the physiological stress and brain fog that comes with those sorts of eating patterns, probably inhibits the ability to focus for long or think as critically as one otherwise could? Hence the multiplex industry as it is. What's sold behind the counter correlates to what's sold on the average screen.

Snack tables at church... really? gotta get jacked up on sugar and caffeine to enter a sacred space? How did that start?

Wherever kids are specifically targeted. When I first went paleo, my first moment of fury was at an otherwise OKAY brunch buffet at a high end golf club... and then looking down at the kids table. it suddenly hit me for the first time that kids really are victims in this whole SAD mess. The table was full of colorful toxic junk. Poor kids.

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on July 13, 2011
at 03:28 AM

I have to agree with you, although I do love Disney World. To be fair though, I live in Orlando and our annual passes to DW just exprired. We have spent a lot of time at Disney and if you are a person who wants to eat well, the options are there. But, that is the big problem isn't it, you have to WANT to eat well.

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on July 13, 2011
at 07:28 PM

Disney World has a lot of great options if you can afford/want to do table service. Shame that there aren't many good options for counter service. You can do a taco salad at El Pir... I mean, Tortuga Tavern. You could do a bunless burger and make a kind of burger salad with the toppings bar at Cosmic Ray's. Bunless Philly Cheesesteak Hot Dog (onions and peppers) at Lunching Pad. But outside of Magic Kingdom it gets harder since they did away with the toppings bars. I spend a lot of time on the menus at All Ears pre-trip. :-D I do print outs, too!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on July 13, 2011
at 03:49 AM

only place is in epcot in the land by soaring.....or a turkey leg here and there. We shop at whole foods and cook when we are there.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on July 14, 2011
at 06:26 PM

all omega six meat. This is not my idea of optimal. We have not eaten in WDW in a real long time.

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on July 13, 2011
at 03:54 AM

Carnivals, Piggly Wiggly, or Paula Deen's restaurant.....LOL!

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 13, 2011
at 03:59 AM

Just saw your recipe for a Paleo Burrito. Since I am too lazy to research myself, is a coconut flour tortilla free of toxins?

D2e6eb2ab91f5e11589cf34b44b8e4cd

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on July 14, 2011
at 06:25 PM

The ingredients in the "tortilla" are- organic coconut flour, 2 pastured eggs whites, some water and 1/16 tsp baking powder. If you are okay with consuming a teensy amount of baking powder then enjoy!

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