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by 50 · February 11, 2014 at 04:45 PM

I live in a city where tortillas are the main ingredient in many of the foods here. I go to college and I'm living with the parents, so I'm basically stucked eating the foods the prepare. I have other siblings so sometimes I need to eat... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · July 22, 2012 at 07:46 PM

I would say that the ingredients and preparation method of the tortilla would make or break whether or not I considered them ok to eat every now and again. First off, I would not consider wheat based tortillas a viable alternative (unless I was... (more)

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by 420 · January 27, 2013 at 11:15 AM

My parents are not exactly supportive of this paleo diet. I've been trying to desperately lose weight, and I fell off the wagon and had 2 weeks of binges, followed by Christmas. So yeah, I've put weight on. I'm back on paleo now and I was feeling... (more)

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Chris_J__1 0 · January 07, 2013 at 08:19 PM

Depending on your age consider getting a part time job to bring in more paleo foods or to allow you more options may help

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by 5 · December 20, 2012 at 07:55 AM

I really want to try the Paleo diet, however, I am still living with my parents. My mom, my sister, and I are all trying to lose some weight, but disagree on how to go about it. I've tried Vegetarian before which worked for a while. However, they... (more)

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Miriam 0 · December 19, 2012 at 06:45 PM

I feel any paleo is better than no paleo. Suggest making a meal or two a week, but don't say "this is a paleo meal!" Just ask if you can pick up X ingredients to make a meal for everyone once or twice a week so you can practice cooking. Start... (more)

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by 429 · November 03, 2012 at 09:04 PM

im 21, and i would say for the past 4 months, i was inadvertently introduced to the paleo diet, supplementation, and overall good health habits due to extremely poor health. before I go on I have to give some background so you understand the... (more)

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zaitz 0 · November 03, 2012 at 12:37 AM

My life might have been very different had my family fed me at all. To feed your child garbage is one of the worst forms of child abuse. Psychological abnormalities brought on by verbal abuse are overcome every day, whereas physical deformities... (more)

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by 292 · September 19, 2012 at 07:39 PM

With a psycho parent? Like... "OMFG YOU ARE KILLING YOURSELF WITH ALL THAT FAT!" And after gaining weight the past 3 weeks and have abdominal pain --> from binge eating on fruit and dried fruit, she's like "omg I bet you have gallstones and wow if... (more)

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KL_1 0 · September 19, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Educate yourself so that you can educate her (like that there were no studies done on humans when the whole lipid theory gained popularity) and also tell her that you are an adult and able to make your own choices based on what you know, how you... (more)

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by 60 · February 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Female, 20, going to school/working full time and still living at home. I'm a very fit healthy paleo individual. :) But my parents, especially my mom almost seem to have this strange desire to fatten me up. No chance I'm ever going to let that... (more)

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julianne 0 · July 30, 2012 at 12:35 AM

As a mother probably your parents' age, I can say that most of what we do is fairly thoughtless when it comes to our growing children making their own choices. (I mean thoughtless, in that we don't always think of the effect of what we say has on... (more)

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by 456 · July 26, 2012 at 04:19 PM

I'm 23, I love my parents and there are few things I disagree with them on. Recently though I've had a terrible realization there are some subjects I know more about than them. I grew up all my childhood struggling with obesity. It was frustrating... (more)

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A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · July 26, 2012 at 12:49 AM

You can't make people do anything. All you can do is be a shining example of how awesome it is. Lead by example. That's really all you can do. I mean I'm now at the point where family members are asking me about recipes ("did you post that one... (more)

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by 410 · July 18, 2013 at 05:49 PM

This will likely be fairly long, but there are quite a lot of details which might influence your thoughts/ advice so I think it's better than I'm pretty thorough. Stats: 20 years old, female, only living at home over the summer/ Christmas and... (more)

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begob 0 · July 18, 2013 at 05:49 PM

DePaw's tip on KTC coconut oil is good - price is cheap in asian stores in UK. You might try it as the oil for Seth Roberts' Shangri-La because the taste is mild: take a tablespoon before bed (no need to heat in the current heatwave), and see if... (more)

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by 244 · July 15, 2012 at 08:33 PM

I'm 17 and still live under my parents roof so I kind of have no choice but to eat what I'm served. I prepare my breakfast and lunch when I can, but when it comes to dinner, my dad is always asking me why I don't just eat what my mom makes. If we... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · July 15, 2012 at 02:59 AM

It depends on your parents - you might be able to explain it as just a personal thing: "I feel better eating like this; I've noticed [x, y, z] health improvements." A lot of people feel defensive about Paleo because they feel you're trying to... (more)

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by 11555 · May 26, 2012 at 09:52 PM

My daughter is expecting with my second grandchild in July. Aside from the standard type baby gifts, what would you suggest? She's very into attachment parenting and is a Montessori teacher. They live in New Mexico - very dry. Some possibilities... (more)

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Marie 0 · May 26, 2012 at 06:01 PM

I've given this as my "standard "first baby" gift" for the last 20 years with ONLY rave reviews. Even the Dads love this one! BPA / PHTHALATE FREE NO BATTERIES OR ELECTRICITY NEEDED - PERFECT FOR TRAVEL! SEPARATES SEEDS, SKIN, BONE, AND MORE 4... (more)

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by 692 · May 13, 2012 at 02:20 PM

This past weekend my brother and I attended the wedding of a mutual friend and it suddenly occurred to us that the way our parents are going they will never attend our weddings or hold their grandchildren or even exist at some point in the near... (more)

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Baba 0 · May 12, 2012 at 05:56 PM

My parents' problems seem benign in comparison. I still worry about them and would love to make them "see the light". But they are adults. And they are not dumb. They know that I have read and researched about nutrition a lot. They also know that... (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 713 · March 14, 2012 at 05:48 AM

I got my 23andMe results back today, and found myself thinking about heart disease, diet, and my Dad. My test results put me at what appears to be a statistically significant increased risk for CVD. I'm just starting to explore the results and... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · March 14, 2012 at 05:48 AM

My father was way ahead of his time diet wise yet past away at age 61 from a heart atack. His father also died at age 60. My dad was not Paleo but ate very low sugar. In fact my first soda pop was at age 10... We almost lived at health food... (more)

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by 15 · February 07, 2012 at 05:33 AM

I'm 19 and living with my parents. I've started buying my own food and eating those for breakfast and lunch. I haven't told them that I'm changing my diet and they haven't really noticed yet, they've just commented that it's unhealthy to eat so... (more)

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John_21 0 · February 07, 2012 at 05:33 AM

Have them read a book called DEEP NUTRITION, particularly the chapter on Vegetable Oils and Sugar. But the whole book is EXCELLENT...

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by 1116 · February 04, 2012 at 12:45 AM

As my daughter is getting older and TV, unfortunately, is becoming a bigger part of her life (her grandmother watches her during the day and lets her watch Disney/nick jr./etc despite me asking her not to...), she is becoming exposed to all the... (more)

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lostmitten 0 · February 04, 2012 at 12:45 AM

I think just talking to them and making them aware of what advertising is might help. Sort of "Why do you think the company made this commercial?" "If we bought one of those burgers do you think it would look as good as the commercial one?" Kids... (more)

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by 571 · December 12, 2011 at 12:39 PM

I posted something earlier about getting my Dad into paleo for health reasons, I want to do the same for my Mom. I was thinking about buying a book or two for both of them and slip them in to the Xmas presents this year. What is a great book for... (more)

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Kasra 0 · December 12, 2011 at 05:29 AM

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by 448 · November 02, 2011 at 11:36 PM

So I've been trying to lose weight, well.. my whole life. A friend of mine told me I should read the Gary Taubes book, "Why we get fat", and I've been reading paleo websites since and everything makes sense. But I'm a college student, still live... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · November 02, 2011 at 11:10 PM

I was definitely an Atkins-phobe. I had a few friends try it in the 90s and it seemed like total lunacy to me. However, reading Gary Taubes's book--even though it has its flaws--really helped me see the light on the flaws of lipid hypothesis and... (more)

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by 11555 · October 14, 2011 at 11:45 PM

Interesting article on how evolution explains why children protest bedtimes so strongly. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201110/why-young-children-protest-bedtime-story-evolutionary-mismatch The answer begins to emerge as... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · October 14, 2011 at 11:45 PM

My five-year-old didn't sleep well with us. (We tried cosleeping with her, but it really didn't work out for either her or us.) She and my son (2 1/2) share a room now, and have since the little guy stopped exclusively cosleeping. He still wakes... (more)

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by 160 · September 20, 2011 at 03:14 AM

Things like coconut milk, almond butter, etc. It's more expensive, but I'm so much more healthier and I'm performing better in sports. Plus I'm not eating as much (mostly because there's not much to eat...) so It's kind of balanced in terms of... (more)

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Sunshine 0 · September 16, 2011 at 02:59 PM

This will sound really mean but please don't take it the wrong way. I don't know what the financial situation of you family is like but let's assume that you're all on a tight budget. With that said, getting a weekly allowance might be tough,... (more)

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by 8883 · August 20, 2011 at 03:45 PM

Hi, I've been diagnosed with candida, and want to follow a very-low-carb paleo diet as long as possible. I'm getting so thin now, it's not normal anymore. I'm often afraid of food. The only things I could add to the diet are more eggs and... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · May 27, 2011 at 04:36 PM

Since candida is a yeast type infection, I can see why you are leaning toward a lower carb or low sugar diet. Higher fat/calorie dense foods that are healthy: nuts nut butters coconut in all forms (shredded, flakes, oil,... (more)

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by 108 · May 27, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Yesterday, after being rebuffed by my wife after asking for a piece of candy, my 6yo son said "Mom, I don't really feel like eating Paleo today". First of all, when she told me that I laughed. Then I got to thinking about the attitude I've taken... (more)

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JansSushiBar 0 · April 15, 2011 at 05:08 PM

Mine are 27, 24, 21, 19 and 16; the 16-year-old is the only one left at home, so he's the one who has been "forced" into the diet - at home, he eats what we feed him. He's also the one who "gets" it the most - I swear if that kid has watched Fat... (more)

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by 419 · May 09, 2012 at 02:56 PM

Is anyone here from Poland? I am Polish but living in the Chicagoland area like about 2 million other Polish people. Anyway, my parents have known about Jan Kwasniewski and his diet for years and years (even Polish president Lech Walesa used... (more)

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tdgor 0 · May 09, 2012 at 02:56 PM

Family in this country for 100 years, but definitely of Polish descent. My great-grandfather was a Lancer officer during the November Uprising! Beet kvass is very paleo!

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by 20 · March 14, 2011 at 09:58 AM

I would really like my parents to try paleo. They eat quite well but eat a lot of carbs and think CW is correct. My mum cannot understand why she is not losing weight despite being at the gym for six classes a week! I am doing the whole30 at the... (more)

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free3337 0 · March 05, 2011 at 08:24 PM

beg them to try it for 30 days, because you asked. then ask them to evaluate how they feel. i think personal experience should be most influential for people who already have problems (like sleeping poorly, overweight, aches and arthritis, etc). (more)

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by 4983 · February 01, 2011 at 01:38 AM

I love paleo so much, I feel like I have been given the key to health and longevity, and it makes me feel so good that I want to tell everyone. For me it's the perfect "diet," and I enjoy ALL the food. I am very proud to be paleo, so why is it... (more)

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Corinne 0 · January 31, 2011 at 12:07 PM

When someone asks me why I've not eating the cake or the pasta, I tell them that I am gluten/wheat/sugar intolerant. When someone asks me why I look so fantastic and why my skin got so clear and soft and why I look ten years younger than my age,... (more)

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by 3591 · October 27, 2010 at 12:48 PM

I've been a little chubby for a long time but never too out of shape. People got used to me looking a certain way but after almost a year being Paleo, I'm a pretty skinny version of the old me. I'd say I am the healthiest I've ever been, but my... (more)

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CT 0 · October 25, 2010 at 10:44 AM

I don't agree that it's other people projecting fake concern onto you or wishing they were that slim. In my personal experience, it was people who clearly had a fixed view of what I looked like after having known me for a long time, and then... (more)