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  • Anyone interested in a paleo program geared towards young, social women?

    Just curious. There are a lot of obstacles that younger women (especially social ones!) have to navigate to be successful with paleo. I mean, really, how many of our 20-something girlfriends even know how cook a roast? I think this a group that could use a lot of pointers/tips/strategies, and I was wondering if anyone else out there feels the same?

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    When I was an 18 year old woman, (about 15 years ago) I was driving across town to get raw milk, lecturing my parents about grass-fed beef and wild salmon, and carting armloads of sweet potatoes to my college dorm every week...I think the problem is more that we as a society have lost touch with cooking and preparing food, not sure it's a problem specific to young, social women.

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    • #3
      Pretty much what BestBetter said. I don't think it is specific to any one group. If you want to learn, experiment, take a cooking class, or ask a friend/parent to teach you.
      turquoisepassion - I MUST KNOW ALL THE THINGS

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cavegirlsrock View Post
        I mean, really, how many of our 20-something girlfriends even know how cook a roast? I think this a group that could use a lot of pointers/tips/strategies, and I was wondering if anyone else out there feels the same?
        I'd surely be accused of ulterior motives if I agreed.

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        • #5
          Spam. Selling something. Probably a retreat where us Paleo girls can all sleep in a cave, roast cockroaches under the stars and have pillow fights with animal furs.
          "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

          In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

          - Ray Peat

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          • #6
            I'd do it. I can cook a roast... and I found a place to buy raw milk and drove out there the year I finished college (2009).
            But there are a lot of foods and styles of cooking that my friends do that I've never even thought about, or that I wouldn't know how to go about doing. I did a short-term CSA and that forced me out of my comfort zone a little. When I don't know how to cook something, I go to the internet. When I don't know what something I'm supposed to eat is, or what kinds of things can be made from it, I text a photo to my friends.

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            • #7
              I started learning to cook when I was 8, 9, 10. Somewhere in there. Mainly out of necessity. My parents were newly divorced. Ma worked 3-4 jobs just to keep a roof over our heads & food on our table. By the time Ma remarried when I was 11, I could cook a couple of meals (Meatloaf, Sunday night pot roast with potatoes & carrots, spam spaghetti)
              Start cooking with your (future) kids ASAP.

              I'd be happy to be in a group and kind of help teach the cooking and stuff. I'm constantly on the recipe forum.
              --Trish (Bork)
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              • #8
                Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                Probably a retreat where us Paleo girls can all sleep in a cave, roast cockroaches under the stars and have pillow fights with animal furs.
                Okay, now I definitely have ulterior motives.

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                • #9
                  I was going to say, I'm sure there's at least half the population that would LOVE to get involved with a group of young, paleo women!

                  I think that's a great idea though, I wouldn't even restrict it to young women. That's one thing our post-Grok society has done better and worse: passing on what you know. You used to learn tips and tricks and life from the older women in the tribe along with the girls your age, but how many of us got to grow up learning the ropes from our grandmothers and their friends? And yet, we also have this gigantic world on the internet too. But it's not the same as a group of people!

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                  • #10
                    Hi Everyone,

                    Thank you for your responses. It's great to see everyone's (quite varied) reaction. I asked my question regarding young women, because, at least in my small group of single, female 20 somethings, I am amazed at how often they eat out and their general lack of basic meat cooking knowledge. This could just be a unique situation - that's why I wanted to get some different views. I know that you CAN apply everything on paleo sites with some work, I just wonder if it's worth approaching this focusing more on situations that this group specifically seems to deal with a lot (if you are going to try to help them go paleo).

                    Again, thank you for your insights and opinions (especially if you are a 20-something female who has had SUCCESS with paleo!)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Deadnskinny View Post
                      I was going to say, I'm sure there's at least half the population that would LOVE to get involved with a group of young, paleo women!

                      I think that's a great idea though, I wouldn't even restrict it to young women. That's one thing our post-Grok society has done better and worse: passing on what you know. You used to learn tips and tricks and life from the older women in the tribe along with the girls your age, but how many of us got to grow up learning the ropes from our grandmothers and their friends? And yet, we also have this gigantic world on the internet too. But it's not the same as a group of people!
                      Thank you for your kind response! I completely agree that there has been a sort of "cut off" of knowledge for basic eating, cooking and nutrition. I see it, so I just wanted to see if I was the only one! I would love to be able to guide my friends for an easy transition to paleo, and, although there is a lot of great paleo information out there, I don't see anything specifically targeting this age group. Instead, they get "skinny b***h" and other ridiculous DIETS to try.

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                      • #12
                        Im a twenty something girly girl and successful paleo chick! I teach, go to the gym in my heels, change into my minimal shoes and bust out Pullups, Burpees, and pushups and run a couple miles. Then I'll go get a great mani, pedi. Oh no... Too many chemicals for some folks, not this OPI and devote Essie lover.

                        I LOVE the idea honestly. There used to be a cool blog I followed. It was a trendy woman, job, bf, and paleo. Although that describes more than just 20 something's.... She was witty and talked about dealing w social issues and eating out. Unsure why I can't find it right now though!

                        So yes. I'd be interested

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                        • #13
                          Nell Stephenson Paleo expert Bio | Paleoista

                          She's pretty awesome!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                            Spam. Selling something. Probably a retreat where us Paleo girls can all sleep in a cave, roast cockroaches under the stars and have pillow fights with animal furs.

                            Where can I buy tickets to this event?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by KV8R View Post
                              Where can I buy tickets to this event?
                              It's funny, because I think that whole "cavewoman concept" scares a bunch of young women away. I think there is a misconception that you have to suddenly start enjoying camping, hiking, game meats, and offal if you are going to be successful with paleo.

                              Again, thanks for the comments!

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