Does anyone have any idea of how big the Paleo nation is and how much bigger we need to get before we can rival the buying power of other diet/lifestyles? How much longer will this take?
About a year ago I was traveling with my husband and got really upset in the airport that the only options available to me were bland chicken salads. Every restaurant - chicken salad. There were vegetarian options and vegan options but no "paleo" options.
My rant aside, I think we may need to jump on the gluten-free bandwagon and help push for more gluten-free options. Not replacements; but options.
I've been a silent participant on this forum for several months. I find this change in my lifestyle easy to maintain at home, but it's almost like I am entering into a different dimension when I go out to eat with friends. I find that options are slim at a lot of restaurants, too. When I start ordering my burgers without a bun, extra guacamole, and hold the fries I often get strange looks. It's as if the world hasn't grasped the concept that dairy isn't the only intolerance out there.
Sometimes I too wonder what it will take for this lifestyle to be a little more mainstream. Then again, I don't know if I entirely WANT it to. The thought of "microwave paleo" seems a bit nauseating.