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Thread: Referring to oneself as "Primal"

  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    I do think that the Crossfit bunch are a big catalyst for this WOE. There are crossfit boxes springing up everywhere around town.
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  2. #22
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    I used to say Paleo, but that started sounding douchey...besides it wasn't completely accurate anyway. I used Primal for a while, but I grew tired of the 'fad diet' reaction. I just try to avoid talking about it now. Nobody wants to hear some self-righteous a-hole preach about his superior diet anyway. If questioned about how I eat now, I simply say we all have access to exactly the same information, it's up to each individual to interpret it and make their own healthy choices accordingly. Then I bask in their confusion as they watch me stuff my face with fat even though I resemble a male Kate Moss.

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    I think this is all a sign that this movement is maturing from a follow-the-leader situation to lot of independent thinking people all agreeing to common terms. Health movement of the 21st century?

  4. #24
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    Oct 2010
    Washington state
    Among those with internet addiction and interest in food, maybe. Slowly, the advice from major media outlets is shifting toward proper nutrition. But even as the stranglehold of big agra loosens, family habits will be slow to change. It could be two or three generations before things turn around. And, even then, there will be people who choose to be fat and sick based on "freedom", like smokers. Not everyone wants to feel good and be happy or healthy.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

  5. #25
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    Jul 2012
    I always think it's easiest to not discuss my diet at all. If someone offers me something that I don't eat, I generally say "Oh, I don't eat grains/sugar/whatever".

    Then again, sometimes I will eat something that on a normal day-to-day basis I wouldn't eat.

    The problem with labels is you end up coming across all self-righteous and annoying. I find it's easier not to be so judgmental of other people's eating choices when I don't put a label on mine.

  6. #26
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    Feral is a better word to use to describe me.
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  7. #27
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    Sep 2011
    I just say I eat "natural foods", things a caveman would be able to find/hunt in nature. I tell them that things that deviate from this (grains, high-sugar, beans) disagree with my body.

  8. #28
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    Jan 2012
    If I tried to use primal or paleo with most people in my life, they would have no idea what I meant anyway. So I just say I'm not eating grains and focusing on real, whole foods, rather than processed stuff. That seems to work just fine, whenever it rarely comes up.

  9. #29
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    Oct 2011
    Edmonton Canada
    I tend to say I don't eat processed foods and most people accept that. I also get a lot of positive comments on my BAS for lunch!!!
    Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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  10. #30
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    I think Primal sounds silly so I usually use paleo. But mostly all I do is say "No thank you" when people offer me stuff to eat and nobody ever asks me why so I never have to put any label on myself or explain anything.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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