I hope this question makes sense!
When I first started Paleo and found Paleo Hacks, I read through a lot of questions and answers before posting.
I would report back to my newly Paleo friends at the gym that weren't really interested in researching much on their own.
I specifically remember thinking "Damn. Who eats butter straight?! Not on something? GROSS!!"
Tonight, I'm slicing of little pieces of Kerrygold as I cook and savoring every bit of it as it melts in my mouth.
And I'm actually considering the cold showier thing.... maybe.
I ate bugs long before going paleo. Meal worms and grubs are absolutely delicious. And I grew up on a farm where we slaughtered our own lambs, chickens, and ducks, so offal is no biggy...but I never thought I'd take a bite out of a stick of butter.
I second a lot of what's been mentioned.
I went cold showers, cold as possible which still isn't quite cold enough, and now I'll never go back to hot showers. they're great in winter as well as the latest heat wave. morning and night. I look forward to them. I don't know what's wrong with me. maybe I'm worst case scenario preparing for an ill fated Alaskan cruise.
no more soap/shampoo. cautiously experimented for a couple of weeks, and after the oily factor went away, suddenly the bizarre became normal.
oils and fats by the heaping spoonful.
no more jogging as it now seems counterproductive to my goals, which was weird to wrap my head around. now just some of the irregularities of sprints and walking.
I avoided IF for the longest time because it sounded too hardcore and I would collapse in a pile of weaksauce, but just started it the past month and loving the results. I look forward to skipping meals almost as much as meals themselves, because of the long view.
I think just wrapping my head around the whole idea. Going against CW and what is "healthy", getting away from chronic cardio, loving my sleep, eating as much as I want. I honestly would prefer to go home and try new recipes than go out and drink with my friends (this is bad cause Im 28 and single, haha)
I thought the following was either crazy/wrong/impossibly untrue or some combination thereof:
no bread? preposterous. how will survive? what will I eat? now >> no bread. no problem.
sat fat? seriously? it will surely kill me quickly. now >> um, can you pass the butter please?
no juice? you're kidding. everyone knows juice is good for you. now >> no juice ever. easy.
no chronic cardio? but I thought long hours in the gym was the key. now >> strength training and high intensity.
canola oil is not good? impossible. EVERYONE knows canola is the good one, right? now >> wouldn't touch canola with a ten foot pole. coconut oil, ghee, lard, bacon fat, butter.
Eating gobs of coconut oil straight from the jar while someone watches is my fav. I did it in front of a colleague and then proclaimed "Well, I guess I've had 120% of my saturated fat RDA - OOPS!"
brushing my teeth with coconut oil. I have always been open to new things but i never thought coconut oil would be so versatile, I an obsessed with it. before paleo I never quite liked the taste of coconut either but now i crave it on a daily basis.
Wrapping my head around the concept that I didn't, in fact, need to eat tons of fruit to Be healthy even though intuitively I knew it made me hungry and tired all the time before. I don't eat any fruit save the occasional treat of organic berries anymore and I feel a lot better.
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