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by 65 · August 08, 2013 at 9:57 PM

I have a part-time job at a small company (usually 6 employees present). We always have lunch together, and this lunch gets paid for by my employer. Every day, one of us goes to the supermarket to get lunch - I'm Dutch, so it usually consists of... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · August 08, 2013 at 9:47 AM

I love a good game of "Would You Rather"…So far your options sound like: Would you rather be a douche, and get to eat what you want. Lie and say you're "allergic" or some such, and get to eat what you want. Tell the truth about the way you eat... (more)

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by 279 · May 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM

I'm 23, live in Brooklyn and have been paleo for about a year. In that time I've had a much harder time than I expected finding a community of fun, young paleo peeps in the area. I know there are a couple Meet-Ups, but most of their outings are... (more)

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by 108 · March 25, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Hello! Since I started with paleo I try to eplain to people why I don't eat all the stuff I ate before and they're still eating. Some understand, some just joke about it. I try not to mind. But I have to say that sometimes I feel kinda isolated.... (more)

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Marcy_1 0 · March 25, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I really struggled with this too, at first. Until your friends and family get used to what you eat (took about a year for mine), how about choosing two non-negotiable foods you will avoid and then just accept the remainder as a slight deviation? ... (more)

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by 588 · February 28, 2013 at 6:59 PM

I could use some advice! I'm a 20 year old female, in college, and my 21st is next Saturday. I have a trip planned to go to panama city beach for spring break and to celebrate my birthday with all my friends while I'm there. This trip has been... (more)

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DavidHill76 0 · February 28, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Well I went to PCB when I was 22 and in great health. I came back road hard and put up wet. I lost several hours of sleep and gained some weight. I needed atleast another week to recover. Just make sure you are able to sleep whenever and the... (more)

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by 219 · November 23, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Thanksgiving is bringing home to me that most of the people who I care about eat, not just SAD, but a very inverse diet to mine. I live in a liberal college town. Most of my loving, progressive, artistic friends & family: Believe in the... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · November 22, 2012 at 2:54 AM

This one may not be popular.........but to move people off their inertia........read this. It works in my clinic like clock work. http://www.jackkruse.com/the-change-rx/ (more)

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by 678 · November 16, 2012 at 1:38 PM

we used to live in very small communities of 5-15 members(most likely family members because we were always on the go, looking for food. when we discovered grains, everything changed... cities were built and the social aspect of humans changed a... (more)

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CD 0 · November 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Not sure I accept your suggestion that we lived in small communities. New Guinea tribes were known to live in "family units" of 20 - 30 people which were part of a larger tribe which would have 200 - 300 people. Certainly not in the size we live... (more)

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by 5071 · October 20, 2012 at 12:55 AM

I like to read the labels on shitty, SAD food. Today I found a BBQ sauce with wheat as the first ingredient. I also found some "instant oats" with soy protein. I saw a woman and her son in the supermarket and her son was carrying salad dressing... (more)

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Tom_O_ 0 · October 20, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Not at the store but I do at home. My wife follows a typical SAD diet and I always read the backs of the boxes as she is cooking something. She finds this VERY annoying. I find it amusing. What really kills me is the fact there is high fructose... (more)

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by 4236 · September 06, 2013 at 6:22 AM

Hey y'all, My mate and I just moved to Tempe / Phoenix. We've found some great places around here, but I was wondering if anyone in the area would want to meet up (meat up?). If someone wanted to order a lot of meat for a cowshare or something,... (more)

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Nvor 0 · July 11, 2013 at 7:20 PM

This keeps getting bumped up by the community bot so I guess I may as well reply. I'll be moving to Mesa in mid August for school at the ASU Polytechnic Campus. Don't know if I'd be down for anything like a cow-share as I will be full on... (more)

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by 1457 · August 23, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Where does the paleo diet stand on a social standpoint? Diets, such as veganism, are connotated with higher socioeconomic class, which is even further associated with race. You may have heard the phrase, "veganism is for rich (white) people". I... (more)

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by 110 · December 28, 2012 at 6:30 PM

When I know I will be in a group gathering with non-paleo friendly food, I try to bring some paleo options. However there is always pressure to share, and before I know it my expensive organic jerky or blueberries or whatever are gone. I know... (more)

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pinkpants1 0 · June 08, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Say it exactly like you posted here. There is nothing wrong with telling people you are on a special diet that is expensive and hard on your grad student budget. It is one of those things that some people do out of habit "oooohhhhh, can I try... (more)

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by 300 · January 21, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Im looking into creating a Paleo Primal meetup group in 90038 (LA Near hollywood), but it costs money to start the group... I've put out some feelers on Mark Sisson forums to see if people would join before i front the money. If we can get 5-7... (more)

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Andrew_24 0 · January 21, 2013 at 6:54 PM

I'm in! I live in K-Town. I would love to do hikes and play some ultimate and go to farmer's markets and all that! It would be really awesome if we could get enough people interested in cow-pooling too!

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by 3043 · June 01, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Does anyone else sweat excessively in social situations? Most of the time, sweat levels are normal, however in new social situations (think job interviews, meetings, etc) sweating becomes profuse & embarrassing. (of course there is lots of... (more)

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AmyLea 0 · June 01, 2012 at 1:44 AM

I have pretty severe hyperhydrosis all over, but mine was even at rest, and just worse when stressed. I had a thoracic sympathectomy in '99 and it totally cured my hands, but didn't help my feet at all. It somewhat helped my underarms. I do have... (more)

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by 2423 · May 11, 2012 at 3:24 PM

This is a random question. My job requires me to have a lot of 1:1 meetings with strangers. Usually, it's a meeting over breakfast or lunch. It is SO hard not to judge people based on what they choose to put in their mouth! I have seen four types:... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · May 11, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYLMTvxOaeE

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by 45 · April 08, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Hey all, I'm sensing at tomorrows Easter meals someone one of my family members are going to call me out on no grains or f@$king cake. I cannot tell you all how happy I am with my change to paleo. I look, feel and perform better than I ever have.... (more)

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tdgor 0 · April 08, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Do not engage. Do not offer any philosophy about the way you are eating. Do not give any indication that your food choices are anything but random. Do not respond to Dr. Oz information, because then you are legitimizing the critique of individual... (more)

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by 349 · July 20, 2012 at 12:20 AM

I would go on Yahoo Answers, but a lot of those people are dumb. I trust paleo people because you think for yourselves and also realistically. Does anyone know what I could do to help fix my painful social anxiety? I wasn't like this when I was... (more)

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thuphaer 0 · January 31, 2012 at 8:05 PM

meditation + taking action (in small steps if necessary) but keep building on the momentum

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by 219 · October 20, 2011 at 11:23 AM

I am 21 years old and have basically been stressing about my social life for about two years. I mean daily stress/depression here and there. I have been self conscious around people and I am angry that I am not good with women. I stress every... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · October 20, 2011 at 11:23 AM

In my experience eating lots of sugar and making sure liver glycogen is consistently full is the biggest help to stress/anxiety situations. If I'm carbed up I have all the confidence in the world and can deal with stressful anxiety inducing... (more)

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by 11555 · November 08, 2011 at 12:42 PM

I've circled a few people I know/recognize over there but would like to know if more paleo peeps use Google+ for paleo talk since it is suited to posting articles and conversations that aren't appropriate here. I'm Karen Russ over on... (more)

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Royce 0 · November 08, 2011 at 12:42 PM

https://plus.google.com/u/0/101595483117248240776/posts/CXdgRpBSp53 I don't recall who to credit for putting this together, some of those included aren't very active on G+ yet, but it's a decent start. (more)

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by 77338 · September 08, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Possible Duplicate: So, who wants to be my friend? Animals who lived in a environment of plenty opportunities for soical interaction, tranfer the enrgy storing white fat in energy using brown fat. They burnt more enrgy and lost weight.... (more)

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by 536 · August 25, 2011 at 6:00 PM

I am attending a bachelorette party this weekend that lasts all weekend. Friday night is a house party with drinks (beer and some mystery punch I'm sure) and the hosts are cooking the food. I have no idea what they are planning on preparing. ... (more)

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Tom_R_ 0 · August 25, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Try not to give yourself a complex over the food (trust me, I've been there). Laura and others have good suggestions. Load your bags up with good snacks that you can go to when you get hungry. Take a bag with you to the river with your "stuff" in... (more)

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by 77338 · August 16, 2011 at 1:18 AM

First off, I am not asking if the diet restrictions and not being able to eat SAD effects your social life, so I don't want to hear, "oh, well it's hard being social when everyone eats differently than you....wawa." My question is have you become... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · August 16, 2011 at 1:14 AM

I think that being less food-preoccupied (a nice benefit to burning fat instead of sugar) has allowed me to be more present in my social interactions. This is part of an overall change in my ADD symptoms. Now that I am sufficiently nourished,... (more)

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by 2227 · July 18, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I started eating primal about two months ago, but I've only been at 100% for about a month. I LOVE IT and will never go back to the way I used to eat (grains, sugar, etc.) Here is my question, literally all of my friends eat like shit. Their idea... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · August 12, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Bring hard cider and make them a meatza? Really, you just have to deal with it. If I know guys at that age, they probably give you are hard time for not going along with their plans too. So on top of not really enjoying yourself, you are also... (more)

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by 12118 · August 11, 2011 at 12:54 AM

There are a lot of threads here on how to feed your kids healthfully and how to talk to them about nutrition. However, there aren't any that deal with the next logical consequence: if you do a thorough job of explaining to your kids during meal... (more)

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Kirill 0 · August 11, 2011 at 12:51 AM

I think the main thing kids should really be able to track and avoid during single digits and up to 12 is gluten. That and "sweets are bad and will make your teeth rot, like Timmy's there" will take care of any lasting damage if you control the... (more)

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by 2817 · December 16, 2011 at 2:29 PM

My husband and I have been dealing with this quandary for awhile as he's very intolerant of MSG and its dirty lookalikes. Catered food is so often low quality and usually covered in sauces - the last wedding we attended had fried chicken, BBQ... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · August 03, 2011 at 4:07 PM

If it were a formal sit down dinner, I'd eat well (protein and fat) just before, and then push food around on my plate, eat the salad naked, etc. Frankly, in social situations like that, people are more preoccupied about reuniting with old... (more)

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by 363 · July 01, 2011 at 6:48 PM

So I'm currently on a graduate school research trip for six weeks in Stockholm, Sweden (wonderful city, but I miss my husband so much!). For lunch today, I had to go to this cafeteria-style lunch with two of my colleagues (couldn't get out of it)... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · July 01, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Situations like this are the primary source of my "cheats". We recently stayed with family friends who evidently completely avoid fat of all kinds. The meals were things like turkey sandwiches (with about 10 slices of turkey for the table of 8... (more)

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by 12118 · June 26, 2011 at 4:17 AM

Yes, you are paleo. Maybe your cousin is WAPF. But your sister is vegan. Your mom is lacto-ovo vegetarian. Your mother-in-law is a Weight Watchers fiend, while your father-in-law's eating style may best be summed up as "7-11". Your brother eats... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · June 26, 2011 at 3:53 AM

My Paternal grandparents are always on a fad diet as my grandmother, who's 70 is in pretty good shape but has some arthritis and my grandfather gets fatter and fatter every year. Right now they're on a low carb diet based around whey protein... (more)