I have been in a discussion with friends trying to figure out what is the most common age group of people that eat paleo? I myself am 22yrs old and I try to eat as clean as possible when I am in the US and able to I eat about 90/10 paleo. But since I have been in Afghanistan for the last 8months only 4 left..I try to eat clean for being out here but sometimes I am too hungry and need to eat the cookies and chips I get from back home..Any information and input would be great thanks again..
I think there is a range of all ages eating paleo. We've all got different reasons for getting here but I think people change their outlook on a lot of issues many times throughout their lives. Hell I just read today that Bill Clinton has gone vegan and he's like 102 right? =) (he just looks like it cause he's eating vegan)
I am age 56.. I just learned how to eat PALEO. I wish I would have gotten it at your age! In two months I have gotten off of several meds and lost 22 pounds. Don't ever think that this is not the right way to eat. It is saving my life.
I'm 20 and have been eating Paleo for a year and a half... though based on blogs and forums, it seems that the young twenty-somethings are the minority.
However, this survey was taken a few months ago that provides some info: http://naturallyengineered.com/blog/paleo-community-survey-2011-results-demographic-information/
I am 25...havent touched processed food/grains in like 7 years. wouldnt consider what i have done 'paleo' the entire time. i was ZC for a while, started off low carb, switched to VLC, then developed common sense and stopped 'trying' to be a certain way and just eating real food and listening to how i feel & react.
oh, and i have GAINED 40lbs in total haha :)
I'm not sure there IS an "age group" that this appeals to. I'm 30. I lent my copy of PB to my Mom and Dad because my mom, after tons of surgeries and other medical crap, had put on 40 pounds. My mom died a few months ago, but the diet was getting her healthier. Dad is still fully involved with Primal and lectures me now! He's also slowly working on his new girlfriend with it. They're both in their 50s. I read lots of blogs and reviews, and I really do see a pretty equal spread, with MAYBE a slightly heavier leaning towards the after-35 crowd -- mostly because people around that age have had time to try CW and see that it doesn't work.
38 and paleo for 6 months. I know only 1 other person on paleo and she is 42. Sometimes it feels a little like a young crowd on the boards--but that makes me happy in way. All you 20 somethings keep on changing the way we eat and maybe my 4 and 6 year old girls will grow up to a better "real food" world!
I'm 69 and I know there are others in my age group. I started following Kurt Harris in October 2010 and just read his "Getting Started" section again this morning. Eating good fats and protein and limiting fruits, eating a bit of dark chocolate every day, No wheat and adding in some good starches(sweet potatoes, potatoes and white rice )I feel great and gain great pleasure from my lifestyle.
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