I love Paleo and love the way that I look and feel. It is a lifestyle that my husband and I are slowly adopting and loving it! HOWEVER, we are constantly faced with a lot of resistence from friends and family. Anything from stupid comments to jokes at our expense. At family gatherings, someone always makes sure to point out that we are "dieting" again because we aren't piling our plates high with pasta and potatoes (choosing meats and veggies instead). If we do get into an actual conversation about it, people often dismiss what we say by insisting that we are harming ourselves by not eating from all food groups. The thing that really gets me is that these people push chips and cake onto us more than ever now that we are trying to eat healthy. I am sick of dealing with this type of thing and the constant typical remarks: "Oh come on, a piece of cake isn't going to ruin your diet, have some!!"
If anyones experiences have been similar, please share. How do you deal with this? I have tried explaining the premise of the paleo lifestyle but that's a waste of time with people who are slaves of conventional wisdom and believe that eating cake is fine as long as you hop onto the treadmill for an hour after.