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by 247 · about 4 hours ago

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 83 · about 4 hours ago

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 7:15 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 · about 4 hours ago

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

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deedledeel 0 · November 12, 2013 at 1:22 AM

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

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

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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Happy_Now 0 · August 27, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Most of us are in this boat, so don't worry you aren't alone. Temptation will always be there, so it is really your/my deal to decide what we deem worthy to cross our lips. Our spouses are grown ups able to choose what they eat, and part of how... (more)

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by 10 · September 24, 2014 at 4:05 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 Several of my work colleagues as well as friends and family have a very outdated view of what's healthy to eat.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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Sean_23 0 · August 15, 2013 at 3:04 PM

I make and sell chocolate for a raw vegan company, we use no dairy soy or inorganic products. We use coconut sugar. We have a macaroon bar that relies heavily on coconut butter and oil. I give out many samples of this bar and everyone is pretty... (more)

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by 209 · about 5 hours ago

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 · about 5 hours ago

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 1:29 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 · about 5 hours ago

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 1:10 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 · September 28, 2014 at 3:49 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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Kitzu 0 · November 20, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Buy a chest freezer, some cookbooks and a slow cooker. Wish I could help out with a software rec. Guys, help us out and write something. Here's my low tech take on meal planning: take a piece of meat out of the freezer 12-18 hours before you... (more)

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by 609 · about 5 hours ago

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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Poop_Master_MC 0 · September 11, 2012 at 4:36 PM

I think your parents might be worried about you jumping from one diet to another, it appears from your post that this has already caused you some health problems. So it's probably not the specific diet you've adopted that troubles your parents,... (more)

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by 10653 · September 30, 2014 at 3:42 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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CD 0 · July 22, 2012 at 12:27 AM

April, My only suggestion is to ensure that she is working WITH her doctors. If they are not providing her with the type of care she deserves, then she needs to find a new ones. However, it would be extremely inappropriate to provide any type... (more)

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by 267 · about 5 hours ago

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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Michael_1 0 · July 19, 2012 at 6:09 AM

Totally depends on personality: Robb Wolf's book is hip and accurate, but probably too informal for many. You have do decide how your relatives would react to being addressed as "buttercup". Cordain's brand new book has PdD on the cover and a... (more)

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by 191 · about 5 hours ago

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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Amy_B_ 0 · June 14, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Here's your answer: "But then again, coconut oil and other good sources of fat have to be better than using stuff like...Pam or "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" (shudder).. I think borofergie's on to something, though. My suggestion would be to... (more)

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by 4292 · September 28, 2014 at 3:36 AM

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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Dragonfly 0 · May 26, 2012 at 8:58 PM

My sister saw me last year for the first time in 3 years. She's 18 months younger and was carrying about 30 pounds too much. I counted her having 4 Cokes one day! I'd mentioned going Primal on FaceBook and we had a couple of conversations about... (more)

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by 3049 · September 29, 2014 at 3:33 AM

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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foreveryoung 0 · May 10, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Mine was terrible from the ages of 5-15, and from 12-15 I was severely anorexic. I had an anorexic mother, and my father has very high standards (not a bad thing, just can be a lot of pressure at times). our refrigerator kitchen looked like this,... (more)

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by 15 · about 5 hours ago

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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Jeda 0 · May 03, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Geez. Just get a McDouble and throw away the bun. Add a side salad with vinagrette dressing. Having McDonalds every once in a while isn't going to kill anyone. I think we all need to settle down a bit. I'm sure we unknowingly injest much worse... (more)

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by 4176 · about 5 hours ago

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 6:03 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 · about 5 hours ago

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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HA 0 · April 08, 2012 at 3:34 AM

I find that agreeing with a smile often helps. For instance they say "how could you live without bread? and I just nod and say "I know, it sounds weird, right?" and then they say "it can't be healthy to eat this way" and I smile and say "sounds... (more)

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by 4176 · about 5 hours ago

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 5:10 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 · about 5 hours ago

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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maczter 0 · April 03, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Are you thinking of "12 Sneaky Ways to Convert Someone to Paleo" by Alison Golden?

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by 182 · September 30, 2014 at 3:34 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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miked_2 0 · April 02, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Well, I've answered this question at least twice... (more)

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by 1608 · about 5 hours ago

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 3:02 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 · about 5 hours ago

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 7:54 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 15003 · September 26, 2014 at 3:34 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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jj_2 0 · February 28, 2012 at 5:30 AM

She was practical, down to earth, sensible and understands real life with kids. Nothing really worth hacking unless your the kind of person that goes around judging whether or not other parents let them have birthday cake. I like that she... (more)

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by 2913 · about 5 hours ago

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 1:56 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)