I had a friend in college who only smoked cigarettes when at a bar.
I had another friend who only smoke pot if a friend gave it to him for free: he would never buy it.
If I do paleo at home (80%), but eat whatever when traveling or out with friends (20%), wouldn't I still derive lots of benefits?
I'll confess I'm a bit nervous about going all-in-100% paleo after reading this thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/117616/been-on-paleo-for-3-months-now-starting-to-feel-very-bad#axzz1ylSbfeJV
I just skimmed a little of the 180degreehealth.com links referenced, and it's scaring me. I don't want to develop food sensitives. I don't want to rid my diet of 100% gluten, and become hyper sensitive to it; that sounds like bad news.
I did suffer from reduced libido 2 months in, as described. Yes, I upped my sweet potatos, and am hacking my diet so I'm not sure if that is still my major concern.
However, I'm not a big fan of Matt Stone after listening to one of his podcasts where he was trying to debunk drinking water. He made lots of over-sweeping statements which set off a bunch of BS red flags in my opinion.
If it matters, I'm 185 pounds (lost 10 of the 20 pounds I wanted to lose). I'm in this to improve my health. I don't seem to have any problem digesting wheat. I'm trouble-shooting a couple of pesky health problems: one is muscle cramping and/or maybe joint pain in my right ankle - I think the two are related and new since going paleo 3 months ago.
I am 44 and I noticed that since going paleo 3 months ago, my vision got dramatically worse for close objects. Yes, I know I'm at that age, but it really was abrupt. I did post a separate question about that ( http://paleohacks.com/questions/118767/is-paleo-causing-me-far-sighted-ness#axzz1ylZyD1N6 ), and I also posted some info I found about 2 air force pilots who went on atkins at within 3 months had the same problem. It turned out it was from a deficiency in thiamine since they weren't eating refined grains (like me).
I guess this isn't one of my more focused questions; I guess it reflect some degree of ambivalence I'm feeling 3 months in.