Is your significant other(boyfriend/wife/husband/girlfriend/partner) paleo? How has paleo affected your relationship?
Bonus: did you meet them through paleo? :)
YES! We're both paleo! Hayley and I met on the set of a music video shoot back in March. She was the key HD Makeup Artist and I was the drummer in the band. That day, she told me a little bit about Paleo (She also mentioned something about being sore from deadlifts!) Needless to say, I was VERY curious about my mystery fitness / healthy makeup artist.
We eventually started dating, and slowly but surely she started getting me to eat Paleo too. I was always into weightlifting and eating healthy, so my transition was smooth as could be. After a long weekend at the beach, I not only declared that I was going to go strict Paleo, but we both decided to start a food blog based on Primal & Paleo recipes.
Its been wonderful for us both, being a constant source of support and encouragement! I've been paleo for over 3 months, Hayley's been paleo almost a year! And this month, we both undertook doing the Whole30.
I am one lucky dude. Oh, and I forgot to mention - she is gorgeous and a real sweetheart too.
I married someone who eats sandwiches and cereal regularly -- he does very poorly on my diet and I do very poorly on his. We're happy that our lives don't need to overlap to that degree. (We also don't wash each other's laundry or even sleep in the same room most nights.)
Depends on how you measure compatibility, I suppose.
I'm paleo and my wife is primal. I like to think it has affected our relationship positively (despite a few arguments here and there about what's ideal), but our love of nutrition and desire to live life to the fullest has brought us closer.
We didn't meet through being paleo/primal. I started CrossFit, and decided to eat this way based on the logic and results I saw in others. She finished her degree in nutrition, and understands paleo/primal to be an optimal way to eat based on her own opinions (and I'm sure my results helped too!).
I wish my girlfriend was paleo :(
I think she got scared of me when I told her I ate a chunk of a cute innocent lamb for dinner. Then when she asked "You would never eat rabbit, right!?" I replied with "Of course not! ..too lean."
I went Paleo about 5 months ago - Dh had no inclination to as he neither had health problems or was overweight - quite the picture of health really - Low cholesterol and such - but after 3 months and seeing how it affected me he decided to do it too ( and the kids!) He said he feels wonderful on it and gets grumpy when I let the kids go off track because he always wants to eat Paleo.
Lots of Gut problems he did not realise and hayfever and grinding of teeth have settled down
I don't have one, but when I do, he will probably have to be Paleo (at least 90-95% of the time) as it's pretty much my life. I can't imagine living with someone who eats cereal and sandwiches- it just wouldn't work for me.
I met my ex-fiancé on a yahoo nutrition group dedicated to Weston Price, whose work subsumes the world of paleo as well as goes beyond it. We started flirting online sort of (actually I asked about a guy she had mentioned she dated in the past) and then we took the discussion off-line. We exchanged pics, started writing long emails, instant messaged every day for long periods of time, and finally phone calls that usually lasted an hour a day (and had to be cut off because of work/time pressures, not because we wanted to hang-up). A few months later she was on a plane from Maine to Seattle to spend Christmas with me and my family.
It was great not ever having food being an issue. Ever. We cooked together and she even impacted my family in a way I never could if only because they realized I wasn't the only nutty one out there. :-) We made separate food (which I normally don't recommend) but ate with my family and let everyone have access to what we prepared. It was a hit many times over, especially with one of my sisters (and her straight from Italy husband) who basically is a real fooder anyway though not as articulate and informed about it as her older brother.
Our relationship didn't make it but on the food front we never had a problem and it was quite enjoyable indeed. I could never hook up with someone who wasn't on the same page with me in this area. I can only imagine the battles we would have when children join the family (among other things).
Mellisa, my spouse is Paleo, as you already know! Originally, she wasn't convinced that going paleo would do anything for her. Since I shop and cook in our household, she fell into a 70%-80% category anyway. As she started feeling better in general and seeing results she soon went full paleo herself. Now she is a motivated paleo eater!
As a bonus both my wife and I attended a MovNat seminar this summer and now spend time working out together as well as eating together. Overall, I think this lifestyle has had a HUGE benefit on our relationship.
My husband is "default" lacto-paleo/primal - he eats whatever is put in front of him, as long as it's tasty. I just convinced him to give up gluten (meaning: even the occasional sandwiches he buys at work)...but to do so I had to give up (ack!!) chocolate. Still not sure I will make it, but if it means a gluten-free husband, it might be worthwhile. :)
My husband and I have been married for nearly four (4) years. I've been into primal/paleo for about 1 year 4 months. He's into it; but only as much as he needs to be. ;)
At home and at work, he eats what I prepare for him or what I've purchased for us to eat, which is mostly paleo (with some raw or cultured dairy and sometimes real ice cream).
Occasionally, at restaurants, he eats what he likes - burgers with the buns, cake-y desserts and things like that. He rarely orders pasta anymore. He's always parroting what I've said about grains and legumes to people who ask him why he eats a BIG-ASS-SALAD for lunch at work even though he's 6'1" and only 175. Dude has no need to lose weight.
He's not interested in doing all the research, reading all the blogs, and listening to all the podcasts; but he's glad that I do and doesn't ask me to buy crap for him. :)