I would think majority of people would like to stick to the myth that a low fat high carb diet is the way to go.
I feel bad if I don't do it.
I perform worse if I don't do it.
I look worse if I don't do it.
I'm lucky. For me, it's as easy as a before picture, an after a year picture, and then a DAAAAAMN from whoever I'm talking to. No one can argue with results.
I think there are those that readily take to paleo because it's obvious and those who will never do it because it's different. When I first heard about it, I felt embarrassed that I hadn't thought of eating in a way that is consistent with evolution a long time ago. I was trying to address reactive hypoglycemia issues with whole wheat and couldn't figure out why it wasn't working.
If someone doesn't have any perceptible symptoms and they are at their desired bodyweight, don't expect to get through to them, but when SHTF they'll come sniffing around.
i gave up trying to debate it. my roommates all ask why i eat like i do(real food..) and why i can and do eat so much food(i eat a lot...lol).
one- i tell them i am trying to gain my fertility back(hence copious food) two- i tell them i think real food is meant for the human body
then they ask questions. why isnt wheat real food...i link them to PHD's series...
they ask what is real food...i link them to Kurt's Archevore...
then they want tot try it. so i get home from work and am exasperated by 5 people who 'ate like me today!!!'... THEN THEY SAY THEY ATE ROASTED CHICKEN BREASTS AND STEAM SPINACH... wtf... then they all drank a bottle of wine each...
this is why i try to do everything in my power to NOT talk about my diet. i can give people the resources, they can read, and they can interpret it as they may. i get some hideous anxiety(actually had a panic attack the other night after feeling so bad giving the links and people interpreting it wrong) when i am around people trying to lose weight or diet who talk about it 24/7. besides i get annoyed theyre usually starving, hence the food thoughts & talk, they just dont get it. it is so flippin easy, just eat real food, but no one seems to interpret it right
hehe well in my case I am a mother of a toddler who eats paleo and there for has energy in leaps and bounds, and a 3 month old. Eating Paleo gives me the energy, clear thinking and general health to keep up with them. Plus Im sure the paleo diet is to be credited to actually being able to conceive and keep this last pregnancy and remain healthy and energetic throughout. I tend not to waste my time debating, if they don't want to hear what I have to say then I don't need to waste my tine explaining my life choices. If they do want to hear about it I explain what it has done for both my family and myself health wise. I explain the benefits and the basics behind the theory and that it has done wonders for us.
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