I know there are solid reasons to give people as to why they should go paleo, but it has been my experience that what often piques someone's interest in a subject are not the good, deep parts, but the shallow ones. Some of the "shallow" things I've noticed about paleo on this board are:
Can eat real food and still lose weight.
Better ability to hold your liquor (not sure I buy this one, but I have seen it mentioned).
Fewer wrinkles (due to not eating vegetable oils high in oxidants/free-radicals).
So, can anyone think of any other shallow benefits of going paleo? Something that can be used as an ice breaker to gain someone's interests by saying "Well, you know, if you go paleo..."
My two shallow paleo goals are to look good naked and to be able to hold my own in a bar fight (one may lead to the other...ha). For the first time in my life I want to be vain-worthy.
Not having to note where bathrooms are, or have a contingency plan in the back of my mind in case 'intestinal discomfort' dictated the direction of my evening.
Any "shallow" reason to go paleo, is still a great reason to go paleo. "Going" paleo is great for anyone, regardless of the paths/reasons why we came here. We aren't vegans, we don't need to justify our health by moral or superficial/trendy standards. It works. Who cares what your reasons are? Glad you're here.
I don't see how the first one that you mention is shallow?
I am paleo for the health benefits, no other reasons really. If I can get a 6 pack at the same time then that is just an added bonus. I know that there are lots of other people here who feel the same.
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