Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Grocery store revalation

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #31
    It's a surreal experience, for sure. What strikes me most now is just how large the grocery stores are - and how I have zero interest or need for 80% of what is in them.
    My blog: Regular Guy Paleo and please feel free to "like" my Facebook page.

    Comment


    • #32
      Originally posted by Sandman View Post
      What strikes me most now is just how large the grocery stores are - and how I have zero interest or need for 80% of what is in them.
      This. I used to think a grocery store had a good selection if it had the varieties of granola bars/ canned soup/ etc I liked. I don't need those entire AISLES now (okay, I still get Kind bars, but those are pretty primal except for the peanuts). Instead I judge supermarkets by their bacon options.

      Comment


      • #33
        How many brands of plain dark chocolate over 80% they carry.

        Comment


        • #34
          Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
          How many brands of plain dark chocolate over 80% they carry.
          True sign of a great grocery store. Especially if you have several local chocolate options.
          My blog: Regular Guy Paleo and please feel free to "like" my Facebook page.

          Comment


          • #35
            I think the negative energy is for a variety of reasons. People are tired and in a hurry. We tend to "hate" on things we don't like or want to do because that makes it so much more pleasant :/, but I still contend some people are anxious around food, have unhealthy relationships with their food, and don't feel comfortable at the grocery store. I used to not like shopping at all but consciously decided not to infuse negative energy into the experience of picking out my family's food and cooking it. Picking out food for yourself and your family can be an act of love and generosity and certainly cooking it is, so I personally try to be upbeat, happy and positive while I do these things. I do now find this easier at the farmer's market and my little health food store. I don't feel the same negative vibes there. Of course, going to the farmer's market is almost a social outing with live music for me. It's a great atmosphere.

            Originally posted by GioMetry View Post
            I think you guys are reading too much into the "depressed faces" at the grocery store. I don't think I look too happy when I'm at the local Publix/Kroger either. It's usually late in the day after work and there are too many people crowding my space.

            I do enjoy grocery shopping slightly more than before primal though. Mainly because I only shop around the edges of the store.
            True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington. ~Anonymous
            The worst carrot is better than the best candybar.--TornadoGirl

            Comment


            • #36
              I'm so guilty of watching what others buy! Though I don't shop at a regular grocery store, it's a local organic grocery that I've shopped for years, it's still interesting to me to watch watch how others shop. Especially since they believe that a cart of cookies, chips and cereal is healthy because its organic!

              Comment


              • #37
                It's not only what they buy but the cost. Good grief. How do they afford boxes and boxes of cereals, cases of soft drinks, big jugs of sugar water juice, bags of chips and cookies and all of that frozen convenience food which will probably need the addition of fast food to complete the week? I was appointed to bring a bag of chips to one of our ladies get-togethers and just about had apoplexy at the cost of $3.59. The last time I had bought chips they were .89 for the largest bag (ok it was a long time ago). But for $3.59, you could buy more than 10lbs of potatoes. Add all of this cost to the cost of health and I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND IT!

                Comment


                • #38
                  God, my neighbor eats absolute shit now that she has a "man". They just buy crap- mountain dew, sugar cereals, always has cake and chips laying around, McDonalds.... She has gained 30 lbs this year. The sad thing is her child has also gotten heavy.

                  She is talking about not having money for good food, yet spent $20 at McDonalds on Saturday for the 3 of them (shakes, burgers, fries). For $15, I fed my husband and I organic ground lamb burgers (1/3 lbers), asparagus and sweet potatoes. And I had a leftover lamb burger. (ie, I could have fed 3 of us).

                  http://maggiesfeast.wordpress.com/
                  Check out my blog. Hope to share lots of great recipes and ideas!

                  Comment


                  • #39
                    I have never been into cereal. (My pre-primal breakfasts were always toast-based.) There is something gross about drenching little flakes of things in milk and eating it before it disintegrates. The "healthy" cereal usually tastes bad, and the sugar-coated kinds are unhealthy even by CW standards. Feeding your kids glorified candy in the morning seems like an obviously terrible idea.

                    Comment


                    • #40
                      I've gotten to the point where I buy so much food online that I almost never see a grocery store. However, since I'm not going to pay $7.50/dozen for eggs, I do occasionally have to go. It's pretty much eggs, half'n'half, and butter, with a quick stop to see if any veggies or fish are on sale. In and out. I don't really notice other shoppers and I don't shop weekends or the first 10 days of the month. I wish there were still 'milkmen' who delivered. I could become about 90% shut-in.
                      "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                      B*tch-lite

                      Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

                      Comment


                      • #41
                        I was recently in Costco and thought of this thread, so I checked out the cart ahead of me. And said to myself, "Lose the bagels and the frozen burritoes and that would be a pretty decent cart."
                        Out of context quote for the day:

                        Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager

                        Comment


                        • #42
                          This thread (and this entire forum, and especially the 'funny CW' thread) have made me become extremely aware and alert about what other people are buying. And it's kinda scary. The other week I saw a woman with Atkins (soy protein) bars, store-brand Slimfast-esque shakes, a gallon of skim milk, strawberry special K, and a couple of those corn-syrup-laced Yoplait yogurts.
                          I felt so bad that this poor woman was on the generic CW 'diet'. The Atkins bars kind of threw me off, though, because everything else she was buying was low-fat and pure sugar.


                          I'll occasionally hitch a ride to the (local chain) grocery store with my mom on the weekends. I'm kind of the budget-college kid archetype.. which is why I love going to the store with my mom who pays for things tbh.

                          Anyway, we'll have shared family stuff (bananas, broccoli, wild-caught fish), me-stuff (almonds, frozen berries, avocados, a couple of [CAFO/conventional, I know] beef patties) and then her-stuff (Coffee Mate 'all natural' low fat sugary creamer, and some of those aforementioned Yoplait yogurts). I can just imagine a paleo enthusiast standing behind us with a checklist, getting to those last two items and saying "SO CLOSE!"

                          Comment


                          • #43
                            Originally posted by JamesTheIdolStevens View Post
                            I felt so bad that this poor woman was on the generic CW 'diet'. The Atkins bars kind of threw me off, though, because everything else she was buying was low-fat and pure sugar.
                            I guess the atkins bar is hedging her bets. After all, you can't have too many 'health' foods, can you?
                            Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                            Griff's cholesterol primer
                            5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                            Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                            TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                            bloodorchid is always right

                            Comment


                            • #44
                              Imma just leave this here:

                              What Should We Call Paleo Life | CHECKING OUT OTHER PEOPLE'S PURCHASES IN THE GROCERY LINE



                              Also man, paleo-foraging in Costco is an entirely new skill I've had to learn. On the plus side, my trips go a lot faster cause I just hit up the meats, veggies, nuts, canned fish, good cheeses, and paper products and then I'm pretty much done. On the down side, my efficiency makes me even more frustrated with all the other shoppers blocking the aisles as they stare at crates of cereal and flock around the sample trays.
                              "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

                              My amusing take on paleo-blogging: http://whatshouldwecallpaleolife.tumblr.com/

                              Are you a Primal in San Francisco, or the SF Bay Area in general? Join our facebook group!

                              Comment


                              • #45
                                Oh God, Coffe Mate. I haven't been able to tolerate dairy since I was little, and before paleo I used to get so excited about that stuff because it was non-dairy, so that made it fine for me to dump in my coffee every day! Then one day, not long after going paleo, I wondered, "if there's no dairy in this, what the hell IS it?" I don't know which is worse, the fact that it turned out to be made of corn and soy, or that it took me so friggin' long to ask myself that question.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X