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by 65 · about 14 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 279 · about 14 hours ago

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 739 · about 14 hours ago

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 1443 · about 14 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 300 · about 14 hours ago

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 3049 · about 14 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 14 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 12174 · about 15 hours ago

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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none 0 · June 24, 2011 at 10:12 PM

My family members can't stand to be in the same room together. So, this is totally made up. My mom would organize the whole thing and serve up every recipe Paula Deen ever came up with. She would hover over each person and force them to take... (more)

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by 450 · about 15 hours ago

I am 21.. not currently enrolled in school and I am so lonely. I have been completely alone for like two years. My life is not fun. We are social creatures.. Why me?

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Mike_Gruber 0 · June 16, 2011 at 1:28 AM

I'm 52 this summer and I wouldn't take back my youth for anything ... a lot of it was a royal pain in the ass. Women, work, life ... so much stuff that most of us don't figure out for a while. You're still young. Life gets better. It will for... (more)

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by 250 · about 15 hours ago

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 · about 15 hours ago

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 626 · about 15 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 108 · October 30, 2014 at 4:43 AM

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 · October 30, 2014 at 4:30 AM

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 5150 · October 30, 2014 at 4:26 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 110 · October 30, 2014 at 4:11 AM

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 2422 · October 30, 2014 at 4:08 AM

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 · October 30, 2014 at 4:04 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 2227 · October 30, 2014 at 3:35 AM

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 12174 · October 30, 2014 at 3:35 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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by 363 · October 30, 2014 at 3:31 AM

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 · October 30, 2014 at 3:19 AM

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 78422 · October 29, 2014 at 3:20 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 78422 · October 29, 2014 at 3:18 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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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 2825 · October 29, 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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