From being on this site, it seems that the following items have magical powers:
Kerrygold butter, heavy cream, coconut products, bone broth, BACON, organ meats...
Which of these (or anything else not mentioned here) don't you like? What paleo "craze" do you NOT incorporate in your meals even though it can be a healthy part of your diet?
Hold on to your seats...I dislike bacon. It appears that I've committed a paleo sin. I've never liked it. I've only had conventional bacon in the past, but I find everything about the texture and taste gross:(. I don't like any form of bacon...extra crispy, crumbled, wrapped in anything...ECK.
I don't understand why people make Paleo treats, cakes an pastries. It's like hey I've found the great simple eating plan, but I still want to eat all the crap it ate before, but because it's made from Paleo ingredients it's good for me. The high levels of Fat is another thing. If they look at the game animals we buy now, which would be similar to the games the Paleo peep hunted, they have very minimal fat. Somewhere near 3%. Paleo has lost its simplicity. If it hasire than 3 ingredients, don't eat it
i guess i don't love how many people still eat according to external cues instead of truly listening to their bodies and trying to understand what makes them feel their best. i essentially did all of the things above and meanwhile have realized that: fruit and tubers make my body feel good, coconut does not. counting carbs drives me mental. supplementation was expensive and actually didn't make a difference. my body doesn't want meat every meal, and it certainly doesn't want excessive amounts of fat. we tend to give a lot of our power away by taking on other people's beliefs about how to eat -- stop just following others' mandates! start thinking for yourself!
eating HUGE amounts of fat just for the sake of it, even if that means eating more total calories than you probably need to
Still don't get the obsession many Paleo folks have with Crossfit, lol. You do it, great! Not my thing, nor will it ever be (so, don't push it on me, plus I'm bigger than you so leave me alone, kidding, lol). I run into so many fanatical Paleo Crossfitters it's become quite comical. Time will show the numerous injuries and burnout Crossfit does to folks (especially those who are obsessive with it, I know a few burnouts/injured already). Others will continue moderate/aggressive routines and be fine (good for you). Just a fad IMO. Get your butt out there and just move (and move often) is my opinion (and add some strength training if you so desire).
As for eating habits (what people eat), I could care less. To each his/her own I say. If it works for you, by all means eat/ingest it. Bottom line, just stay away from a SAD diet ; ) Paleo on folks!
I don't get why so many get so defensive about their potatoes. Eat them! Enjoy them! Don't yell at me because I eat them less than you do and otherwise advocate a low carb approach for myself.
As much as I like coconut oil (I cook with it, use it for a dip with beef jerky, and occasionally put it in chai tea), I don't know about all the "mix this with coconut oil to make deodorant, use coconut oil as lube/face cream/shampoo/toothpaste/diaper ointment".
I eat 2-3 strips of bacon every day. I can't say that bacon is a wonderful food source, but it's a quick and non-filling (calorically equivalent to a small steak but in a smaller package) calorie dump when I need it. I understand this craze - a food that was labelled "bad" has been upgraded to "meh, you might can do better" on Paleo, so people approach it with semi-carte blanche.
I like bone broths - but don't necessarily feel they are any more a healing food than I am the Dali Lama. Nutritive and mentally calming, yes... wonderfood/superfood, meh.
Not into the megadosing of certain vitamins/minerals. I take a few things here/there (zinc/mag/b6 and cod liver oil), but unless countered with some sort of a deficiency, I don't think I feel it necessary.
And I might get some flack for this, but I really, truely do not understand when people say "I'm eating 1500 calories, and crossfitting 7 days a week, plus weightlifting in the evenings, and I run 17 miles every two days - why am I not losing weight?". Similar posts seem to pop up on PH every freaking day... and every time I read one I can feel the veins pop out on my forehead.
I kinda miss the "old school" paleo craze, pemmican. It doesn't get much press anymore. I might have to make some now...
I don't get recipes. For me the whole point is you don't need a recipe, you just eat plain, unadulterated, simple, real, unprocessed food. Done. Give me a slab of meat/fish/chicken with veggies and I'm cool...
I'm taking a different avenue - I don't get why other people, ESP. Vegetarians and Vegans hate Paleo no matter how much I educate them on "we aren't eating meat 24-7." My diet is similar to a Vegan diet, just add eggs and some meat and remove the soy. I eat far more veggies than I do animals. Actually, I eat more veggies than any Vegan I know. I also happen to have more animals as pets than any Vegan I know. Are other Paleo crazies ruining it for us? I just don't get the deep hatred for Paleo peeps.
asking permission to eat something on paleohacks - just eat it and your body will get back to you if you are serious about it, otherwise eat anything and wear a paleo T-Shirt and you are cool in a crowd.
I don't get bone broth or organ meats. I've never tried either of them, and I'd like to, but it seems like they must be more trouble than they're worth!