So I'm an athletic paleo 17 year old and I'm the only one in my house who's paleo. It gets hard sometimes between home and school and I guess it would just be nice if I could talk to other teens in my position who probably have a better idea about what they are doing than I do. Maybe we can swap tips/advice/whatever.
Anyone out there?
19 and in my sophomore year in college. life is really hard when surrounded by people that don't understand why you don't eat their fast food or drink corn/rice-based beers. I still smoke and drink on the weekends but find myself to be 95% primal compliant during the week.
Yepp!! Just turned 16 :) I was alone but now my dad and auntie are with me too and its awesome :D It is becomming less difficult for me, my friends are very open minded to it and I helped my friend stop a sugar addiction . I happily pack my hearty salad that varies with nuts or meat added every day for school. I find people don't notice that I eat differently, if they offer me some S.A.D food I just say I'm full or its not to my taste. In terms of going for snacks after school, if I want to fit in i'd just buy a mineral water. Gotta love Schweppes ;) I've talked to a few teachers about it actually and they reckon my knowledge is amazing :PPP
I'm 19 (closing in on 20) and a sophomore in college! I started last May, and let me tell you it has been HARD complying. When all my friends want to go out and binge drink and get pizza at 2 AM or go eat "normal food" its hard to contain myself...especially on days like today when weve had severe storms and we all want to be snuggly and binge on ice cream. Good for you though for starting to get your health together!!! its very important. if you have any questions feel free to ask!!!!
Yep 16 year old gal from Australia :) Pretty hard to do when all your mates are filling up on maccas, doritos and pizza. But it's so worth it! Ever since I cut grains, most fruits and starchy carbs I've been feeling 100% better than I used to feel before. My energy is stable, my mental clarity has improved (although not yet optimum which is the main reason I went paleo, apart from a previous Eating disorder that I wanted to beat). I can honestly say this has been one of the best lifestyle decisions I've made the past year or so, apart from beginning a regular strength training program and some cardio to complement it.AlL I can say is, keep it up! It's worth all the extra effort. It also helps if you have your family's support but if you don't you always have us!
Btw Fern whereabouts in Australia are you from?
18-year-old here! Not sure if I have a better idea of what I'm doing than you do, but I'm in pretty much the same situation (but I'm doing paleo to recover from some debilitating conditions that kept me out of school for 4 years, so not very athletic yet, haha). But yeah, it gets a little hard. Is your family at least supportive of your efforts, despite not eating the same way?
I'm 22 but went gluten-free in college. I also had to cut back on other things in college, too. So while not Paleo until right after graduation, I was moving closer to it for a few years, starting around 18.
My family isn't Paleo, but my Ma is gluten-free, which helped. In dorms, I ate a lot of salads, and deli meats and other quick grabs like that. Corn tortillas, while not Paleo, were a good staple for me when needed.
Now, I live in New York on my own and will be moving out west with my paleo mate. In both cases paleo is getting a bit easier.
17, high school senior girlie here. I've been paleo for the last year or so. I usually cheat with ice cream PWO. And I'll have white rice covered in butter and steak juices (it's a neutral carb, and I'm young enough to get away with it for now, and it's cheap). My family isn't paleo at all, but at least we all love steak and quality butter. I do a lot of cooking on the weekends and I help in the shopping. It's not that bad. You're going to be doing this when you're on your own anyway.
I'll be entering college soon, and my school is offering all these fancy meal plans, but I'm not worried. I'm in fricken southern Louisiana! Strawberries and oysters, here I come!
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