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by 230 · June 06, 2014 at 05:39 PM

Hey!anyone knows about any documentaries or videos supporting paleo in the arabic language? I'm trying to convince my mom eating better because she has alot of illnesses and would be a perfect candidate for paleo, she doesn't believe anything I... (more)

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by 57 · December 01, 2013 at 07:18 AM

I eat a strict Paleo diet. My parents and in-laws consistently tell me how crazy I am. I ask them to tell me the name of just one of their cohorts that isn't on chronic medication and/or hasn't had to have a piece of their body (prostrate,... (more)

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BobK 0 · December 01, 2013 at 07:15 AM

I would posit that although the baby boomers are generally an unhealthy lot, subsequent generations seem to be on even worse health trajectory. Childhood obesity & early onset T2 diabetes were pretty rare amongst baby boomers but now seem... (more)

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by 0 · November 12, 2013 at 01:22 AM

Ideally free. I would like something to show my family. Thanks

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deedledeel 0 · November 12, 2013 at 01:22 AM

OP also check out MarksDailyApple, not 100% Paleo, but very well supported nutrition articles

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by 5 · August 27, 2013 at 04:36 AM

Let me start off my saying that Paleo makes sense to me, and is something I have wanted to do for a long time. The only reason I have not committed to it is because of my family. I'm an adult, I've got two kids and a spouse. My kids eat whatever I... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · August 27, 2013 at 04:36 AM

It can be done, I'm a paleo in a non-paleo family, maybe you could make some paleo dishes the whole family will enjoy? As I said, it's quite doable and I do it, but you may need to thicken your skin and get used to listening to your family rant... (more)

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by 10 · August 22, 2013 at 04:04 AM

I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced the same issue as me. Several of my work colleagues as well as friends and family have a very outdated view of what's healthy to eat. For example, in two different discussions with two different... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · August 22, 2013 at 04:04 AM

I personally do it all the time, but if you're scared, be prudent when to and when not to.

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by 209 · February 19, 2013 at 03:20 PM

I'm a 14 year old girl (almost 15) 5'4" and 150 pounds. I have a belly, and I've gained fat on my legs. I was quite happy with the paleo diet. Every so often, my parents would have digs at me. Tonight, it really exploded. (The next bit may... (more)

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twochickadeez 0 · February 04, 2013 at 10:07 PM

I remember 14...it's not always easy. Sorry you're having a hard time with your dad. No, you aren't obese and you are still growing. I think your focus should be on eating healthy, whole foods. If paleo is the route you want to go, I think that's... (more)

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by 373 · January 06, 2013 at 03:26 PM

Something that has been weighing heavily on me for quite some time is the physical and mental health of people I care about who are struggling with obesity. Having grown up in a family with a few obese members, I have seen how touchy heavy people... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · December 17, 2012 at 01:29 AM

Be a light. A beacon. Clean up your own house and clean it well. Others will notice. When they are ready let them come to you. Lead by example and be ready to support and educate when asked. Otherwise, leave them alone. They know they are... (more)

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by 0 · December 13, 2012 at 04:43 PM

Recently, I started eating Paleo, partially because I've had a bad relationship with food for awhile, and it's helping me to think of eating as something I do to take care of myself, rather than something I do to make me feel better. It's also... (more)

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Christina_13 0 · December 13, 2012 at 01:10 AM

I have encountered the same problems, with my mom thinking I was becoming deficient in calcium because I don't drink milk, and other stuff like that. I found it best to just be honest that it makes you happy, and that it works for you. If you can... (more)

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by 5 · November 20, 2012 at 07:53 AM

After researching dietary concerns for the last few months I finally approached my wife about altering our SAD approach to a more paleo/primal/anti-inflammatory/unprocessed/moderate or low carb/this/that/the-other style diet. After discussing it... (more)

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Jean_1 0 · November 20, 2012 at 07:53 AM

This is not an app but it is a weekly menu organiser - Go to http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/wellfed/ and buy the book or download the ebook sample. In this book are instructions for a weekly cookup to ensure paleo meals are available for... (more)

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by 608 · September 12, 2012 at 07:27 PM

Hi since going from near vegan and ruining my health and going cold turkey on Paleo has,scared my parents quite abit first with my collapse health wise and fighting ED for 1 year I recovered and discovered Paleo which HAS helped me recover from my... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · September 11, 2012 at 05:36 PM

Hey. I used to have an eating disorder too, and unfortunately, food and body/appearance has always been a contentious issue in my family as my mother is a long-time anorexic who will somehow outlive us all and my father was bulimic in college... (more)

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by 10361 · July 22, 2012 at 03:36 AM

My sister is 28 years old, 4'11" and 88 lbs. That's the lowest weight she's ever been and her doctors say she has lost weight. She's normally been around 95-99 lbs. She does not have an eating disorder, she's not on a diet, she doesn't even... (more)

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Sara_17 0 · July 22, 2012 at 03:36 AM

I'd also add that she should get tested for infection. Unintentional weight loss is a symptom of some viral infections (I'm thinking HIV in particular, which may or may not be a job hazard depending on what kind of nurse she is) and of many... (more)

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by 267 · April 28, 2013 at 01:37 AM

i'd like to introduce some of my family members to paleo, but don't know what the best place to start is. Which books/sites/videos would you recommend? Just for some background, my family is Chinese, so it's no surprise that they are skeptical of... (more)

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andrea_15 0 · April 28, 2013 at 01:37 AM

I started with dangerous grains which was a more gentle start them moved on to Primal blueprint and Marks daily apple. His website and here is where I visit regularly. There is the old saying though you can lead a horse to water but you can't... (more)

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by 191 · June 14, 2012 at 07:39 PM

Hey everyone! Quick background: I've been Paleo for about 7 months now and love it. I have convinced my mom to read a few books on the topic as well and she has decided to join me (yay!). However, my question is about my family. With the... (more)

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Talldog 0 · June 14, 2012 at 07:39 PM

Franken-fats (canola oil, margarine, etc...) have the same amount of calories as natural fats (coconut oil, butter, olive oil, etc...), so swapping one out for the other won't add any calories to anyone's diet. IMHO, you can't win a war with... (more)

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by 4247 · July 15, 2012 at 08:27 PM

Home for a visit, and dealing with eating Paleo in a very non-Paleo (but otherwise fairly healthy) family. My family is a little skeptical (especially of the carb levels, even though I'm not VLC by ANY means) but more curious than anything else. I... (more)

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flmochamom 0 · July 15, 2012 at 08:27 PM

My 15 year old son decided to try out paleo in the hopes of getting rid of his acne. I had "lovingly mentioned" the fact that eliminating dairy would probably help. In a matter of just a few days his acne was noticeably better. He then began to... (more)

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by 3043 · May 10, 2012 at 11:40 PM

I'm curious about learned behaviours with regards to relationships with food. This is a long post, but I'm asking for personal stories and it's only fair to share first. As a child, there were a lot of "off-limit" foods. My parents were... (more)

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Ben_Joven 0 · May 10, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Haha...great question? I'm pretty sure my mom had a eating disorder and was an emotional eater, and my dad was a health freak, so the combination of the two-under one roof-probably spawned a food neurotic.

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by 15 · April 26, 2013 at 01:33 PM

My in-laws are generously taking our entire family on a four day trip to Chicago. I KNOW I will be eating McDonalds at least once, but more likely twice to three times a day. It happens every time we travel with them. Yes, I know McDonalds is... (more)

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fromthericefields 0 · September 11, 2012 at 05:05 AM

If you eat at Mcdonalds, eat everything they serve you. Tossing food hurts more than not eating it, and can make you look like a fool or someone with ED. Either refuse to eat there and pack snacks or eat someplace else, or pick something nice off... (more)

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by 4145 · April 09, 2012 at 07:51 PM

I told my family that I am eating primally before coming home for Easter. I did not make any attempt to push this on anyone else but was surprised how resentful they acted about it. My mother made too big of a deal about it - loudly saying in... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · April 09, 2012 at 06:03 PM

Honestly, I've found it to be easier not to try to involve the family. When I dine with people where I don't have any control over the menu, I usually take a plate of food and either (if I have the choice) only select the foods I know I can eat,... (more)

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by 45 · April 08, 2012 at 02:40 PM

Hey all, I'm sensing at tomorrows Easter meals someone one of my family members are going to call me out on no grains or f@$king cake. I cannot tell you all how happy I am with my change to paleo. I look, feel and perform better than I ever have.... (more)

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tdgor 0 · April 08, 2012 at 02:40 PM

Do not engage. Do not offer any philosophy about the way you are eating. Do not give any indication that your food choices are anything but random. Do not respond to Dr. Oz information, because then you are legitimizing the critique of individual... (more)

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by 4145 · August 22, 2012 at 09:13 PM

I have been very satisfied with my health since going primal. However, I still have extended family members who are eating horrible diets. My question: I don't know how to approach this with my parents. They know what I am doing and they're not... (more)

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jakeA 0 · April 04, 2012 at 05:10 PM

It's really hard to do this. I find myself coming off completely highbrow and making the people not want to listen to me. Try reading Robb Wolf's latest blog post. It may help you come up with... (more)

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by 35 · May 02, 2012 at 04:22 AM

I read a great article about how a lady that was eating Paleo turned her family Paleo over time. I've got a friend who is making his kids crazy cause he won't stop talking about Paleo - CONSTANTLY. I'd love to share the article with him in... (more)

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Patti_F_ 0 · April 04, 2012 at 03:26 AM

This isn't the one you are specifically asking for, but he hits a few of those nails on the head. I wished this was written before we started Paleo, cuz we rubbed my in-laws the wrong way big... (more)

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by 182 · April 03, 2012 at 01:49 AM

How often does everyone cheat? What's an acceptable amount of time in between cheats and do you cheat at family events like parties and the holidays?

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twochickadeez 0 · April 03, 2012 at 01:49 AM

I've been paleo for about 2 months now and I cheat almost once a week. It's usually if we go out to dinner. I'll keep paleo in mind when ordering, but not get too picky about my meal. It's always somewhat planned and it's always a give and take.... (more)

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by 1549 · March 21, 2012 at 03:00 PM

I started Paleo 6 months ago. I try not to actively push it on people that aren't interested, but a surprising amount of my family has jumped on board lately! My dad was first, about 4 months ago (well he's kinda half-ass paleo). But about two... (more)

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KenS 0 · March 21, 2012 at 03:02 AM

My goal is to be a walking example instead of being evangelistic about it. Me and my girlfriend started around the same time almost 5 months ago following Kurt Harris' Archevore Diet. I usually avoid the word "paleo" and when folks ask what I'm... (more)

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by 50 · November 10, 2012 at 05:08 PM

I realize this question has come up many times, but in most cases it seems to be the wife that is Paleo and doing the cooking and the husband that could care less. In my case, I'm the working husband who has just discovered Paleo and cannot stop... (more)

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CMD27 0 · February 28, 2012 at 07:54 PM

What about re-framing it to your wife and pediatrician as no processed foods? Few people would argue against that and it would get you at least 80% paleo. Then once everyone is happy doing that you can fine-tune it.

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by 14843 · March 08, 2012 at 05:15 AM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Sarah Fragoso – Author, Everyday Paleo Topic: Paleo, Kids, and the Family. Transitioning a family to a paleolithic diet can be challenging. Author, wife, and mother of three, Sarah Fragoso rolls... (more)

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Suz___Paleo_Oz 0 · March 08, 2012 at 05:15 AM

Exactly what all parents looking to transition to a healthier lifestyle should listen to.

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by 2903 · February 09, 2012 at 05:22 AM

A lot of my friends are morbidly obese (this tends to happen when you're in the IT/technology world), and while I feel Paleo may not be the solution for all of people's health problems, I know a couple of friends who could really benefit from a... (more)

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KenS 0 · February 09, 2012 at 01:56 AM

The instinct to want to protect our family or "tribe" is natural and important. Finding effective ways to communicate this can be challenging, however. Remember when our parents would tell us not to do something they knew would harm us, yet we... (more)