The other day I was at work, and talking to a co worker. I told her I was on a paleo lifestyle and that I dont eat breads or pasta because I am allergic to gluten. She replies "You should be careful because you might be missing important vitamins and nutrients from not eating breads or gluten. Then she adds that she puts double the amount of gluten when she bakes. I looked at her in confusion because I dont think she knows what gluten is or what she is talking about. So what is the most ridiculous thing someone has said or told you when you said you were paleo?
Sorry, I disagree with everyone's comments.
The things people say aren't ridiculous. They make perfect sense in light of the fact that we're being fed misinformation every day at every turn. If the powers that be tell you that you "must" have healthy whole grains to get necessary nutrients, how is it ridiculous to believe that?
Didn't we all used to believe some of these things PP (pre-paleo)?
But you will raise your cholesterol through the roof!
But red meat will clog your arteries!
Surely, it will give you a heart attack!
To which I reply "No it won't, and stop calling me Shirley".
"But what will I feed my kids? I can't tell them they can't have Oreos because 'they're not Paleo!'"
"But my kids are so fussy! I can barely get them to eat anything now!"
"where do you get your fiber? You need grains!" and my favorite "it's not sustainable" (as in, someone couldn't POSSIBLY eat that way for the rest of their lives) as well as bigger carbon footprint....even though I make less waste, try to eat as local as I can and humanely. I budget more for food because im CHOOSING good food over cheap ass convenience. I THINK about where my food comes from and don't just grab boxes and bags and crinkly containers whenever I shop for food. That one just pisses me off.
"Lard is horrible for you. It's loaded with cholesterol and you can only eat it because you're active"
Same person 10 minutes or so later...
"You ever use Crisco? This stuff is great."
"Do you want some milk? Oh wait, caveman didn't have milk . . . or did they? Can you only have it if you suckle it directly from the wild animal's teet?"