I know there are solid reasons to give people as to why they should go paleo, but it has been my experience that what often piques someone's interest in a subject are not the good, deep parts, but the shallow ones. Some of the "shallow" things I've noticed about paleo on this board are:
Can eat real food and still lose
Better ability to hold your
liquor (not sure I buy this one, but I have seen it mentioned).
Fewer wrinkles (due to not eating
vegetable oils high in
So, can anyone think of any other shallow benefits of going paleo? Something that can be used as an ice breaker to gain someone's interests by saying "Well, you know, if you go paleo..."
Any "shallow" reason to go paleo, is still a great reason to go paleo. "Going" paleo is great for anyone, regardless of the paths/reasons why we came here. We aren't vegans, we don't need to justify our health by moral or superficial/trendy standards. It works. Who cares what your reasons are? Glad you're here.
Eat good food (bacon, eggs, steaks, etc.) AND get lean at the same time? Yes, please sign me up :-)
I lost 100 pounds calorie counting and still craved sweets and processed foods. I found out i had a gluten sensitivity, started paleo in November and don't crave the bad foods anymore!
I don't consider any of these reasons "shallow." Who defines that? For example, "eat real food and lose weight" seems 100% legit, rational, healthy, and an example of a rather profound revelation about how food works. That's anything but shallow in my opinion.