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by 65 · about 18 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 · September 30, 2014 at 4:02 AM

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 · September 30, 2014 at 3:58 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 628 · September 30, 2014 at 3:56 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 219 · about 19 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 729 · about 19 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 5160 · about 19 hours ago

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 4258 · September 28, 2014 at 3:44 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 1443 · about 19 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 19 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 300 · about 19 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 19 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 2422 · September 29, 2014 at 3:33 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 · about 19 hours ago

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 354 · about 19 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 219 · September 30, 2014 at 3:22 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 11571 · about 19 hours ago

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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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · October 16, 2011 at 8:32 PM

I have one I'm building https://plus.google.com/u/0/stream/circles/pf270a500b687beb

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by 78407 · September 29, 2014 at 3:17 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 536 · about 19 hours ago

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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Laura_10 0 · August 23, 2011 at 5:33 PM

I had this same exact problem a few weeks ago - I also attended a bachelorette party that lasted the whole weekend. Here's what I did: I brought some substantial snacks (nuts, jerky, fruit, hard boiled eggs, etc.) so I would at least have some... (more)

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by 78407 · about 19 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 19 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 12174 · September 30, 2014 at 3:17 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 2825 · September 30, 2014 at 3:16 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 363 · about 19 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 19 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)