Just curious if you would consider yourself to be...ahem...I mean consider some other poor sap to be a "paleo poseur". This question is asked entirely lightheartedly as I consider myself to be one in many ways.
Example, something that I...uh...a paleo poseur might do:
Are you (or is somebody else that you know) a "paleo poseur"? What shortcuts/hacks do you use to feel or look more authentically paleo when you don't yet have the results you'd like?
You may be a paleo poseur if . . .
-- You won't go to Trader Joe's without your hemp shirt and VFFs
-- You put a picture of someone else's abs on your avatar
-- Your IQ is lower than your vitamin D level
-- Your next PaleoHacks question asks which "Oakley's" frame is the most paleo
-- You get your food porn from KFC.com
We're all sitting at computers, using forged tools made in massive factories out of materials removed mechanically from giant pits we've blasted into 1000s of mountains and shipped the crap all over the world using more powered mechanical vehicles. We wear clothes FFS, ones made in even more factories, and a lot of the fabric doesn't even come from animals or agriculture, but vats of chemicals.
We're all paleo poseurs.
Hmm, how about a prominently displayed chest freezer full of "wild game" that you claim to have hunted yourself, but is actually just repackaged Costco chicken thighs? Would that qualify as Paleo posing? ;)
Kidding aside, I bet supplements are going to feature heavily in this thread, specifically vitamin D and fish oil. Also, much chest-beating in the comments section about grass-fed beef liver.
I don't think one needs to go to the re-enactment level to gain the benefits of paleo, nor should one feel illegitimate when flexibly adapting what paleo can teach us to real life.
Saying one thing and doing another is a different story.
You may be a paleo poseur if--
you post a stock photo of someone else's body and give the impression that it's a photo of yourself, then later claim that you didn't do it, because your social media accounts had been hacked.
You can read FTA's account of this incident--complete with links, screen shots and over 500 comments--here.