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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Hey all, I recently started the paleo diet and things are going well. I have never been a fish eater, as I despise the smell and taste of it all. Should I be taking a fish oil supplement? I never have and am unsure of the benefits but I figured... (more)

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paleot 0 · May 14, 2014 at 2:32 AM

I'm a big proponent of seafood. Perhaps you just need to learn a few recipes that dial back that fishiness and get it a little more palatable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feIqYphLb5I (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

If you're not sure what that is, here's a wikipedia article on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supertaster My boyfriend has the high end extreme of this, and some of it I believe is in his mind. He finds Green Beans to be the worst (next to... (more)

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JBuzzard 0 · January 22, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Popping back in to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to nyraphe for posting this topic!! I did some poking around online and found there is a simple scientific test to confirm whether or not you are a supertaster. Since I work at a middle... (more)

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by 941 · about 10 hours ago

My youngest is the pickiest eater I have ever met. He has no more than 5 foods/meals he will eat, none of which are very healthy, and will only drink apple juice and chocolate milk. We went on vacation a few weeks ago and we almost had to take... (more)

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CD 0 · September 09, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Peer pressure can be a wonderful thing. Incentives also work. To add some more info. First, my wife and kids are not "paleo", but because I do the cooking, they are probably 70% - 80% just based on what they are fed. Being too... (more)

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by 10919 · about 10 hours ago

Does anyone know if cod liver oil can be absorbed transdermally? My toddler has recently gone on a strong tasting food strike and he's getting the tell take keratosis pilaris bumps that plagued me Most of my life (until I discovered ascerola... (more)

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August 0 · October 16, 2012 at 1:52 PM

I know vitamin D and K2 can get in through the skin, so it ought to have at least a partially good effect. I don't know about A. You might go check with the Peatarians on this one. In order for it to absorb well, it needs to be put on areas... (more)

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by 20 · September 29, 2014 at 3:39 AM

I am a 5'4", 200 lb., size 12 female and former collegiate athlete. I've looked at going Paleo for weight loss and other benefits, and would love to start -- except, my husband eats pretty much only grains. He doesn't like beef (that isn't a... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · July 27, 2012 at 2:04 PM

There are LOTS of foods you can prepare even for a 'picky' eater. I know. My companion is very... particular. However, when I started, I started because I had to do something for myself or risk no longer being mobile at all. So I started WITHOUT... (more)

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by 50 · September 29, 2014 at 3:31 AM

So, after watching me transform in front of her eyes over these past 3-4 months, my wife now wants to give this whole Paleo thing a try! Woo hoo!!! I made her promise to give it a real strong 30 day effort before giving up. I figure if she can do... (more)

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HA 0 · April 19, 2012 at 9:59 PM

As a super picky eater myself, I'd love to add some thoughts. 1) I'd make her some bone broth. Would she be willing to eat beef broth, made from lots of vegetables + marrow bones? That way, she'll receive loads of benefits from the beef and the... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

I am one of the pickiest eaters I know. If pressed it is a taste thing, but mainly a texture thing - I can actually list the foods I will eat if someone asks because the list just isn't that long. There are a ton of common things I have never... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 04, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I think you need to see a psychologist, because your pickiness probably qualifies as a neurosis if it limits you so much. Particularly, a cognitive behavioral therapist would probably help. But honestly, hiring a really good private chef to work... (more)

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by 375 · about 10 hours ago

I'm dairy free, nut free, almost fruit free paleo. I'm in a situation where I have to eat out tonight and the place is Buffalo Wild wings. Not ideal but I have to make due. I'll get to eat the next day so if I don't end up eating that much its not... (more)

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Caveman_Truck 0 · February 28, 2012 at 3:33 AM

I CURRENTLY work at Buffalo Wild Wings. I have for nearly a decade. The oil used in the fryers at my location is beef tallow. There is a small amount of trans fat listed. I personally take my lunches, but if I'm going to kick my heels up I get... (more)

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by 494 · September 28, 2014 at 3:30 AM

Since going Paleo I offered to cook all my family meals to help them stick to the diet. At first it was great but now my 11 year old sister constantly refuses meals, saying she doesn't like pork or steak or fat. This has made me very worried to... (more)

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VB 0 · February 26, 2012 at 9:29 PM

I don't want you to think bad, but I would not eat pork either. I just don't like the taste. As for the fat - maybe it is a little bit too gross for the kids this age. I would allow your kids to have one dish that they absolutely hate and I would... (more)

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by 5768 · September 28, 2014 at 3:22 AM

My 15 month old son has been paleo since birth. He was breastfed for 14 months, his first foods started at 8 months which were pureed meats and veges, and has not had a drop of gluten. Ever since he was introduced to solids he gravitated to... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · October 20, 2011 at 4:58 PM

It's completely normal. When kids' taste buds aren't over-stimulated by excitotoxins and sugar, they figure out pretty quickly what they need. I found, as a parent, that if I could get out of my own way, and let them self-regulate, they would... (more)

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by 165 · about 11 hours ago

My husband is a very picky eater and our daughter takes after him. He says it's a texture thing more than it is a taste thing. Up until now I've been able to get away with making foods from his country (Spain) using rice and lentils so I can get... (more)

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animalcule 0 · September 16, 2011 at 1:28 AM

Yeah, he sounds like he's doing great to me. Try making the dishes you usually do, but cutting down on the legume or grain content or replacing them with proteins. Look up some traditional Spanish recipes involving seafood or meat yourself, and... (more)

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by 692 · about 11 hours ago

So my boyfriend has been touting Paleo since we first got together, though he didn't actually follow it, and after I was diagnosed with Celiacs it was decided that we should do it. I've been doing all of our cooking since we moved in together 6... (more)

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Olivia 0 · August 19, 2011 at 5:04 AM

Tell him to cook his own dinner.

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by 2435 · about 11 hours ago

My husband is a whiner when it comes to food. He'll EAT just about everything, but most of it he'll whine about. Please note that while he's agreed to join me on our eating habits, his way of conforming is a low-carb six dollar burger with added... (more)

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MimsySeoul 0 · June 14, 2011 at 12:10 AM

My ex-husband was also a picky eater. The easiest thing to make would be a little note that reads "You're an adult. If you don't like what I make, then make your own damned lunch. Love you!"

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by 25 · September 26, 2014 at 3:15 AM

I've been on paleo for a couple months now, more or less, and I've got a problem. I'm a terribly picky eater when it comes to meat. I hate seafood. I hate beef, except for the uncured hot dogs I sometimes buy, which don't taste or feel like ground... (more)

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Futureboy 0 · June 10, 2011 at 10:36 PM

You're overthinking it. You're afraid of it. You ate nothing but bread and pasta as a child, and you haven't grown out of that childish, irrational prejudice about "gross foods." Stop thinking. Eat meat. Don't be afraid. Eat meat. Grow... (more)

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by 10294 · September 27, 2014 at 3:06 AM

My 3 year old son is quite a picky eater. Luckily he likes meat (al kinds) and fish, eggs, butter (just by the spoon), and some veggies like carrots, broccoli, cauliflower. He also likes potatoes, milk and yoghurt. (and cookies, which he does not... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · November 07, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Just in case the reasons might be due to sensitivities to things in the foods themselves, such as salicylates, here is a page at FailSafe Diet called "What Am I Reacting... (more)

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by 857 · about 11 hours ago

I will not eat offal. FORGET IT. I can walk around barefoot and grunt and pretend to be a caveman, but I can not stomach the organ meat. Is it my fault that I'm a product of a prosperous society in which it's easy to get by eating only muscle meat... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · May 06, 2010 at 3:37 AM

I'd definitely recommend finding a good butcher. They might be able to custom make some bratwurst with liver blended in or something, so you really can't taste it. But good bratwurst is basically offal. A good pate is another entry offal.... (more)