Ordinarily I'd ask "how far will you go to stay paleo?" but in my case, I probably went a bit too far.
Yesterday, I flew from the East Coast, where full-fat coconut milk is abundant, to one of those middle-of-nowhere states that never seem to have anything vaguely ethnic or organic or pastured on grocer shelves. I took only a carry-on with me. In my infinite wisdom, I decided to include a can of full-fat coconut milk, figuring that it would be exempt from the 100-ml requirement because well, it was an unopened can and it wasn't really a liquid.
It was flagged immediately when my bag went through the scanner, and the TSA agent who pulled me aside explained about the 100-ml liquid requirement. I explained that it was full fat and didn't resemble a liquid at that temperature. I even told him to shake the can, saing he would hear no sloshing and therefore it wasn't a liquid.
He told me it was remarkably similar in consistency to C-4.
And this was after a few minutes of back-and-forth. The agent was actually quite nice about it. I can only imagine what could have happened if he had been in a bad mood. He could have pulled me aside until the can had been ascertained to contain no C-4.
Yeah, I went too far in my quest to stay paleo. I drink a can of coconut milk a day and it's become a habit.
So have you gone too far in trying to stay paleo? How so?
On the contrary, I'd say that looking out for yourself and planning ahead so that you have access to nutritionally superior food in a region of presumed scarcity was neither stupid nor going too far. If anyone in this scenario had taken things too far, it's the TSA.
Coconut milk is a liquid. If I recall fifth grade science class, the states of matter are divided into solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Coconut flakes are solid, coconut milk is liquid. Butter is solid, olive oil is liquid, both are full fat.
But taking coconut milk in your luggage is pretty cool nonetheless!
I've never gone stupid with paleo, but I've gone stupid with cheating plenty of times.
It depends who you ask, I guess! I plan and cook my food for the week on the weekends. Typically, I do this on Sunday mornings. When I have other plans I will stay up late on Saturday or get up super early Sunday. Not cooking is not an option.
For my daughters sporting event days I will pack a Cooler and bring all my own food for the day. So when other people are lined up at the concession stand waiting for pizza and walking tacos, I am on the sideline eating my coconut flakes and nuts or lunchmeat roll ups. My husband is actually embarassed that. I can't just be "normal".
I wouldn't say it's stupid, but I am more than willing to do some on-the-fly IF if for some reason I don't have a paleo option to eat when I thought I would. The painful consequences of cheating have left a strong and lasting impression on me.
"one of those middle-of-nowhere states that never seem to have anything vaguely ethnic or organic or pastured on grocer shelves."
that's exactly where I live!!! Seriously, were you in Nebraska? I know this thread is old but it cracked me up.