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by 247 · about 17 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 17 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 5 · about 17 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 209 · about 17 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 10653 · about 18 hours ago

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 18 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 18 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 15 · about 18 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 18 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 182 · about 18 hours ago

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 18 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 7592 · about 18 hours ago

So after getting my feet on the ground with paleo a year ago I???m actively converting my family???mostly my children who are 5 and 6. In their lunches I regularly put meatballs and salmon balls, almond butter, yogurt, fruit, veggies, coconut... (more)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · January 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

As a variant to Christopher's answer, my family has made chicken nuggets using potato flour/flakes, sometimes with almond flour or coconut mixed in for flavor and texture. The potato helps hold in moisture, and I personally like the extra crunch. (more)

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by 550 · about 18 hours ago

What are some funny reactions you've gotten when people see your meals or when you try to explain what paleo is? My coworkers favorite thing to do is say, "cavemen" didn't do this or that whatever it is I might be doing. Or try to convince me... (more)

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raney 0 · January 10, 2012 at 5:56 AM

Overheard from down the hall while I was eating broccoli and beef for breakfast at work: Coworker1: "Whats that awful smell? Its like... broccoli. But it's too early for that!" (she was heating up a pop-tart.) Coworker2: "Well, there's only two... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Hello All! I have been paleo for the last 10 months and I am digging it. Needless to say, my family has seen and no doubt heard about how much better I feel. My mom, is an addict to the SAD, and one of the most pickiest eaters I have ever met. As... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 24, 2011 at 10:45 PM

It's difficult for middle-aged or older people to make a significant shift in eating even when strongly motivated. Frankly, I think it has to be her idea not yours and your good health and continued commitment will probably carry more power in the... (more)

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by 10768 · about 18 hours ago

Shannon Hayes, Author of The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook is making the jump to Paleo (who raises all sorts of grass-fed meats just to the east of me in Upstate NY http://www.sapbush.com/ ) just posted about making the last jump to paleo for her... (more)

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sj4nz 0 · February 09, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Grow flaxseed for oil, for it will be in huge demand for it's ??-3 content. [Note that I key in on "farmer" (of plants) and not "rancher" (of meats).]

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Hey Hackers--Our family is attending an annual football game watch where our friends host (bigger family room) and we bring the grub. This is our first year going Paleo and could use some recs for dishes to bring that are family, football, and... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · October 26, 2011 at 2:37 AM

Wow that seems tough - especially if it doesn't involve dairy. Maybe sausage or ground beef stuffed jalapenos and roasted, chicken lettuce wraps, for something sweet, pecans stuffed into pitted dates, fruit salad.

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by 8933 · about 18 hours ago

My family isn't paleo at all. I'm VLC, I cook 3 times a day. It's pretty hard to continue doing so when you hear all your relatives talk about SAD food all the time ("I want a pizza", "tonight I'm gonna eat a whole bag of potato chips", "I'm gonna... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · August 26, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Nope! Not even close. They all think I'm out of my mind. I've lost 111lbs over the last 6 years, you would think they could respect I might know a little bit about this stuff. I prefer to live in harmony though. A crabby husband and daughter... (more)

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by 10 · about 18 hours ago

I haven't moved 100% to Paleo eating yet, but I have made a small start. I'm wondering if it is possible to make changes to different aspects of a cooking style (Cajun in my case) to make it more Paleo-friendly. The meal I cooked last night is... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · July 26, 2011 at 8:37 PM

For the roux and rice, I make a faux rice by just running cauliflower through my food processor until it's the size that I want. I use in stir fries and it works super great for me. Once all the seasonings are in it's pretty darn tasty. I think if... (more)

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by 85 · about 18 hours ago

I've been following the 30 day meal plan from 'Everyday Paleo' with my family, and the recipes are great, but gosh, it's expensive. Since going Paleo we've gone from eating meat 2-3 times a week to 2-3 times a day, and we're consuming about 5... (more)

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mth_1 0 · July 23, 2011 at 2:44 AM

If you can't afford to go all the way, then go paleo as far as you can afford. I'm not advocating grain and I am not saying feed your family grain, but think of it this way; you were probably feeding your family grain at 3 meals a day plus snacks... (more)

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by 113 · about 18 hours ago

We both have been at an unhealthy weight the past few years, but over the last 6 months or so have been losing it. I started with a lot of workouts, high-protein but still putting plenty of crap into my body, and counting calories (which was... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · July 07, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Such a common issue. So many threads on this topic already, but each has its own spin. Each person has a different and unique scenario to work through. First of all, great job on speaking up and asking what others think. Sometimes getting... (more)

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by 12174 · about 18 hours ago

Yes, you are paleo. Maybe your cousin is WAPF. But your sister is vegan. Your mom is lacto-ovo vegetarian. Your mother-in-law is a Weight Watchers fiend, while your father-in-law's eating style may best be summed up as "7-11". Your brother eats... (more)

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none 0 · June 24, 2011 at 10:12 PM

My family members can't stand to be in the same room together. So, this is totally made up. My mom would organize the whole thing and serve up every recipe Paula Deen ever came up with. She would hover over each person and force them to take... (more)

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by 105 · about 18 hours ago

As I scramble around trying to throw together a Paleo dinner and transport children to and fro, I was wondering what the rest of you Paleo Hackers (especially ones with kids) use for your go-to meals. Tonight, for example, I threw about three... (more)

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Stephanie_3 0 · July 10, 2011 at 3:41 AM

We have a 3 yr old and almost 5 yr old. I love the Applegate products-grass fed beef hot dogs, deli turkey and nitrate free bacon. My kids love it! I also will do "taco meat" for them- grass fed ground beef cooked with diced onion + cumin and... (more)

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by 230 · about 18 hours ago

Not asking for me..but sister, brother in law, and my 1 year old niece..who isnt eating much of the rotten formula/baby food she is fed anyway. My brother in law seems concerned. I sort of preach paleo to the family anyway, so I would like to be... (more)

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Sara_5 0 · April 29, 2011 at 4:09 AM

Toddlers LOVE coconut. My daughter isn't fully Paleo, but she had weight gain issues. What seemed to help her keep her weight up is keeping her cup full of whole milk. At that age they should be nursing, so some kind of milk should be fine for... (more)

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by 1020 · about 18 hours ago

I have a family who is completely grain and sugar dependent (and addicted.) My fiance and soon-to-be wife is not quite on board with the lifestyle or the diet. I need help in convincing her, without coming off as condescending...or preachy. ... (more)

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Becky_yo 0 · April 26, 2011 at 2:22 AM

I converted my pescatarian/vegan husband by making him watch the Bitter Truth video and Fathead. I cook most of the meals so he's got to eat what I make. Perhaps she would do a 30 day challenge as long as you take on the cooking responsibilities?... (more)

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by 5136 · about 18 hours ago

Dr. K. I had you in mind with this one... My father has found himself in a nursing home. He's only 62 but has been living with a traumatic brain injury since 1989. My husband and I used to bring him a lot of his groceries, so he had access to good... (more)

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Simibee 0 · April 15, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Balancing O6/3 via fish oil supplementation is important, not just for general well being, but also for the proper functioning of the brain. You may want to consider supplementing lutein and zeaxanthin; these carotenoids are essential for eye... (more)

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