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    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.
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    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."

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    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!"

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    Quote 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?
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    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.
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    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.

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    I get sad when I see an overweight person deciding between all the packaged diet foods. I want to say, "there are other options."

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    My typical grocery cart would get a thumbs-down from y'all. Half real food for me and half, mostly disgusting, not-food for my husband. I gave up trying to convert him; he's read the books, seen my heath turn-around and is still hell-bent on diabetes and/or heart disease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kata View Post
    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.
    I think the point where I realized how terrible that stuff is for you is when they used it as an explosive on Mythbusters. They used about ten pounds of non dairy creamer and that shit went up like gasoline. Crazy and scary that people eat that stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maureen M View Post
    I think the point where I realized how terrible that stuff is for you is when they used it as an explosive on Mythbusters. They used about ten pounds of non dairy creamer and that shit went up like gasoline. Crazy and scary that people eat that stuff.

    Well to be fair, the explosive properties largely come from the high surface area of the small particles. Lots of types of organic-matter dust is explosive. For example, flour--------waaaaaitaminute.........
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