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  • #76
    Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    People LOVE the whole "we must eat every 3-4 hours" thing. That alone probably makes us a nation of fat asses because exactly 2 people probably eat veggies and a small handful of nuts... everyone else has a snickers, some chips or something else craptastic.
    it certainly doesn't help when you have dieticians recommending that you eat a doughnut rather than skip breakfast.
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    • #77
      Originally posted by c_bolton12 View Post
      Don't get discouraged guys!! There are people out there who are receptive and while fighting with people who choose to remain ignorant sucks, seeing someone you care about thrive is amazing... Here are some success stories:

      ...

      Of course, Dad launches into the Paleo diet and how much better he feels on it. ...
      This is very inspirational and I had to laugh when you described your dad convincing other people.
      I really think this way of life is going to break through into the mainstream sooner rather than later. Word of mouth is a very powerful tool and once you have a critical mass and some momentum, things can change quickly. In Sweden this is already the case (high fat, low carb, not paleo per se), and I heard there's even a butter shortage because so many former diabetics and overweight people can see how it transforms their lives for the better.
      Last edited by FlyingPig; 09-10-2012, 11:59 PM.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by FlyingPig View Post
        I really think this way of life is going to break through into the mainstream sooner rather than later. Word of mouth is a very powerful tool and once you have a critical mass and some momentum, things can change quickly. In Sweden this is already the case (high fat, low carb, not paleo per se), and I heard there's even a butter shortage because so many former diabetics and overweight people can see how it transforms their lives for the better.
        I know we all like to grouse around here about stupid entrenched CW but I have to agree with the Flying Pig here. I see the sea change coming sooner too. I have a group of friends who meet monthly for Game Night. The munchies always used to be about the cakes and cookies. These days it's all about the meatballs, veggie trays, nuts, cheese, etc. People have seen the changes in me. One other friend has gone completely paleo and has completely cured the allergies that used to plague her and just looks like a new person with no puffy eyes. Another extremely heavy friend has gone generic "low carb" and has lost 50 pounds and still going strong. Another friend who is athletic in the skinny fat cyclist way, has finally dropped all the sugary gatorade stuff and, poof, the belly pudge went away. People are getting the word. Our job as the vanguard is to be there with encouragement and information as they start to come around.

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        • #79
          Nobody has noticed the change in me but my mom. Well my boyfriend, too, but he's been here the whole time so he doesn't as much difference.
          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
            He hiked well but had that worn out dried up look of old guys who use modern meds to control markers of poor health instead of eating well.
            Could you elaborate on this? Like, are there any pictures or famous people I can look up who have that look?

            I've noticed that people who look healthier gain and lose weight in their faces proportionally to the rest of them. That is, the chin fat goes at the same rate as the belly fat. But recently I've noticed ~55-year-old- guys who have a paunch but not much chin fat. Is that from surgery, drugs, genetics?
            5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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            • #81
              Everyone is an expert in nutrition. Especially overweight, unfit people. I've been losing weight pretty fast with my paleo lifestyle, but I'm trying to make sure I'm not a nutrition know-it-all, not until I have the chiselled abs of a Greek demi-god anyway.

              Several people have commented that they feel like the wider community is on a tipping point and healthier lifestyles are soon to go mainstream. I feel the same way, though I can't say at this point whether it is just wishful thinking or not.

              I'm often torn between discussing primal nutrition with people, or simply keeping it to myself and not having to bother rolling my eyes at the 'you have to eat 3 meals a day' attitude that gets thrown around. Even though these conversations are incredibly painful, is it still worthwhile to say it openly? To each do our own part to nudge the paradigm shift?

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