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by 65 · about 8 hours ago

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... (more)

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by 108 · about 8 hours ago

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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cliff_1 0 · March 25, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Having friends isn't paleo

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by 219 · about 8 hours ago

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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borofergie 0 · November 22, 2012 at 9:01 PM

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by 1443 · about 8 hours ago

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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Amy_B_ 0 · June 26, 2012 at 3:44 PM

The funny thing is, if you extrapolate from the work of Weston Price, one could argue that a vegan/vegetarian diet is more a "poor man's diet" than an elitist, expensive one! A vegan diet is only "elitist" in industrialized countries, where it... (more)

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by 110 · about 8 hours ago

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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coffeesnob 0 · June 08, 2012 at 3:07 AM

I don't think there is a nice way to tell my friends that I don't want to share my food with them. So I personally choose not to eat anything and bring something cheap for others to enjoy at such gatherings. You can either bring something that... (more)

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by 3049 · about 8 hours ago

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 354 · about 8 hours ago

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 78417 · about 8 hours ago

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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Katherine 0 · August 15, 2011 at 9:31 PM

Definitely the opposite for me. I'm far more social even though I'm still an introvert.

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by 2227 · about 8 hours ago

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 363 · about 8 hours ago

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 12174 · about 9 hours ago

Just curious if you would consider yourself to be...ahem...I mean consider some other poor sap to be a "paleo poseur". This question is asked entirely lightheartedly as I consider myself to be one in many ways. Example, something that I...uh...a... (more)

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Ed 0 · June 20, 2011 at 5:22 PM

You may be a paleo poseur if . . . -- You won't go to Trader Joe's without your hemp shirt and VFFs -- You put a picture of someone else's abs on your avatar -- Your IQ is lower than your vitamin D level -- Your next PaleoHacks question asks... (more)

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by 1786 · about 9 hours ago

thinking about a much larger topic, wanting some considered feedback i'll start by triggering some people. a lot of paleo-talk is #whitepeopleproblems. due to price, availability, and lack of adequate distribution models (not to mention lack of... (more)

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · May 24, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Hello, 1) You mention Paleo by itself is lacking. Can you please elaborate? 2) You mention that you are eating Archevore strictly and then in the same sentence your non-trivial consumption of supplements. This is arguably an oxymoron given... (more)

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by 12174 · about 9 hours ago

On a rare occasion (like the Super Bowl...or a very large party at our house), I'll break out some organic blue corn chips. Since I'm VLC, they're not really an option for me, but I think it gives my husband a dose of "OK, we're not complete... (more)

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gone2croatan 0 · March 23, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Yes. I know that stuff isn't optimal, and I keep it to a very low percentage of my diet because I want to feel my best and perform at a high level, but, man, life is too short to exist in a state of deprivation. I've said it in other threads and... (more)

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by 626 · about 9 hours ago

I'm a young guy and a lot of my social life centers around bars/drinking. Frankly, I really like drinking (both the physiological and social aspects of it). But I've also realized it's aggregate effects really suck, i.e. poor sleep, really bad... (more)

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Superhuman 0 · December 21, 2010 at 11:47 PM

This is going to be a really unpopular one: Have just a 1-3 drinks, and supplement it with a far less neurotoxic drug than alcohol like Marijuana, Pharmaceutical grade Amphetamine (think ADD drugs that 10 year olds take but a recreational as... (more)

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by 78417 · October 22, 2014 at 3:21 AM

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 2825 · October 22, 2014 at 3:18 AM

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 12174 · October 22, 2014 at 3:15 AM

What prejudice about the paleo lifestyle has most shocked you? Has anybody ever pigeonholed you or made blanket assumptions about you or somebody else just because they've heard that you or that person happen to be paleo? Dish on your horror... (more)

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Fred_B 0 · June 10, 2011 at 5:00 PM

"You eat like a caveman? Those guys only lived to be 30, you know."

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by 250 · October 22, 2014 at 3:10 AM

Hope I don't offend anyone with that title. Right now (and for the next few months) I'm living on a farm where we share meals three times a day five days a week... it's not vegetarian but mostly grains (a lot of quinoa/amaranth/rice/oats),... (more)

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Stabby 0 · March 06, 2011 at 11:03 PM

How to survive eating with hippies: eat the hippies.

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by 12174 · October 22, 2014 at 3:08 AM

The Super Bowl is coming up on February 5 - weeks away. How are you going to navigate the classic American gauntlet that is Super Bowl food - Host your own party with paleo food? Go to someone else's house and fast? Bring some paleo food to... (more)

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ABP 0 · January 09, 2011 at 6:39 AM

Traditional Buffalo Wings consist of chicken wings, butter, and hot sauce. I'll be taking 10 pounds of wings to my friends' annual party. On the other hand, I won't be especially strict that day.

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by 628 · October 21, 2014 at 4:17 AM

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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Im_with_Raquel 0 · February 28, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Optimal probably isn't necessary for party time - if you have blood sugar problems though I would try to make generally the right decisions. Junking out for me would be drinking too much red wine and eating too much salami. I know if I start... (more)

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by 5160 · October 21, 2014 at 4:05 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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Varelse 0 · October 07, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Not really. I find it horrifying, disgusting, maddening, and just plain sad/SAD. Once in a while, I may take a look at something I kinda want, just to see if it's "really that bad." It almost always is and it gets put back on the shelf.

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by 300 · October 21, 2014 at 3:52 AM

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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VandyGear03 0 · June 08, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I want to join a group, but I'm a little bit far (Long Beach). We had a meetup group, but it didn't have many activities and just closed last month. I would join your, but I would only be able to do activities on the weekends. I've certainly... (more)

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by 45 · October 21, 2014 at 3:45 AM

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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HA 0 · April 08, 2012 at 3:34 AM

I find that agreeing with a smile often helps. For instance they say "how could you live without bread? and I just nod and say "I know, it sounds weird, right?" and then they say "it can't be healthy to eat this way" and I smile and say "sounds... (more)

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by 219 · October 21, 2014 at 3:29 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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sinn10304 0 · October 20, 2011 at 6:22 AM

If you have some kind of vitamin/mineral deficiency, food allergy, autoimmune issue, etc., that's causing your imbalances, then perhaps. I started eating paleo and my anxiety and depression disappeared...for about a month. It came back and is no... (more)

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by 12174 · October 21, 2014 at 3:23 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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being 0 · August 10, 2011 at 6:21 PM

haaa! by not being a pompous know-it all who calls out other peoples food choices! ;) really though, i think its a good point. i remember a while back someone here said they tell their kids that grains are poison! all i could think was when... (more)

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