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9/5/12 3:30 P

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Ladies, read your ingredients on your chili powder. it's a blend. if you intended to buy or use ground chili pepper there's a difference. I'm not sure if Chili powder has any grains in it, but just so you know, I thought I'd mention it.

in regard to how to keep to your chosen way of eating in face of temptation, sometimes I choose to eat yesterday's left overs and sometimes make myself the same or something similar with out the grain, or with a substitute for the grain products.

I've eaten spaghetti sauce without the spaghetti or over chopped broccoli. I've eaten it over thinly sliced or shredded Squash, also. I also make chili without beans, eat fajitas without tortillas, and use finely chopped cauliflower in place of rice.

Another pointer is to eat PLENTY of your food. don't try to be skimpy on your own meal while facing temptation. bring veg and dip while others are pigging out on chips and dip, eat pork rinds with salsa or home made diet appropriate dip. Mine is made with paleo mayo mixed with coconut cream (ground dried coconut, with the consistency of looser peanut butter), Mrs Dashes Southwestern Chipotle and salt. if you can eat cheese you can add it. if you want it more tangy and can't have cheese, use lemon or lime juice or a favorite type of vinegar. Mrs Dash Lime Fiesta makes a great dip as well.

Remember the point of these gatherings is to gather and enjoy each other. your hostess will appreciate knowing that you want to join the gather and don't mind bringint your own food so she is not inconvenienced. Some will insist that she would be happy to provide something for you, but I'm always more comfortable bringing my own because there are some people so know it all or stubborn that they will sneak a little bit in thinking a little bit won't hurt. and sometimes it does. And many think they wouldn't mind making something different, but the worry about whether you'll like it or if it's right, combined with the extra work, can make for resentment.
When she sees that you're participating and having fun and not gazing longingly at her food or acting weirdly martyred no one will even notice your special food nor will they care. it might take a few gatherings with the same group but it won't be long before people will grow used to you bringing your own covered dish.


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Yea, I make my own now. It was just easier back in the day...before Paleo. :)

Thanks though! :)

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It's really easy to make your own taco seasoning. I just use garlic powder, cumin and chili powder. I am not a measurer, so I can't give you ratios, but it's definitely mostly chili powder. Sometimes I'll add a little water to get it to adhere to the meat better.

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Thanks everyone...it sounds like I am doing the best I can and no worse than anyone else. :P

I'm curious, for those folks who are eating Mexican...do you find it bothers you? I discovered Mexican food turns my stomach into knots something fierce! When I went to make tacos for the family one night I was reading the seasoning packet and realized that it has flour in it...which makes sense in a way. I asked our local favorite Mexican hot-spot about their season and they confirmed that many of their seasonings have either flour or corn starch to help the seasonings adhere to the meat. :( I was sooooo bummed but it explained a LOT about my stomach issues.

Thanks again everyone...I like the pantry shelf idea...I may work on that. I need to do a clean sweep of the kitchen and reoganization I think. The hardest thing for me is just dealing with the willpower to NOT stuff the wrong things in my mouth. I miss some things sooooo much sometimes that it is hard. Snack foods are by far the hardest.

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Rosey,
My hubby is a Mexican nut. Here's what I order since we go alot:
fajitas
no rice
no beans
extra guacamole salad
no tortillas

Perfect!


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My girlfriend is vegan so we normally snack on fruit and veggies when we're together, but meal times can be awkward. Normally we eat salads and I'll add meet to it and she'll add tofu to hers. We will do the same thing for a stir fry.

I also eat clean, which means I won't eat meat unless it's bison, game or wild fish. I pack a lot of boiled farm eggs for snack and also a lot of spinach salads with bison which I warm up separately for lunch. It's not always easy but it's worth it.

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I'm the only one in my family/social group that eats Paleo. My mom is thankfully very supportive, and since it's just me and her, she buys me whatever food I want and we do our own thing. My boyfriend is a little annoyed, but mostly because he loves bread and loves baking bread for me. When I started the diet, I let my boyfriend know before I went over to his house. That gave him an opportunity to get used to the idea before I started demanding steak for dinner. lol. I also brought over a leftover london broil to share. Because he asks for my opinion on meals, I just request a meat and veggie, and if he wants bread or pasta, he has that on the side.

Eating out has actually been pretty easy. If something I'm ordering has grains on the side, I ask them to hold it. I've found Mexican is actually the most difficult, since everything comes with rice and beans (just try asking them to keep them off a taco salad!), but most other cuisines are pretty easy if you order a la carte.

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Nobody else in my family eats Paleo. I am the Mom so here's how I have found to make it work-they have a shelf in the pantry for anything that is theirs or that I will make for them. Lunch tends to be sandwiches-they put theirs on bread and mine is on lettuce or I eat leftovers. Dinner is a good protein, 1 good nonstarchy vegetable and then I make them a rice or rolls or something. I might add a sweet potato for me. Or I add a salad for me or some greens or something. That way we can all eat basically the same meal. It works pretty good.


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I love the trail mix idea,i also make a similar one with ingredients from trader joes.Does the costco jerky have any sugar? Most of the jerky I find has tons of sugar! For a great veggie I love broccoli roasted with olive oil and garlic.Or for mach spaghetti,zucchini ribbons!

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I'd love that trail mix recipe too. I also found a parmesan edamame recipe that is supposed to be able to replace popcorn for movies and such. Going to try that this weekend. I am at a shortage for snacks and ways to eat veggies. I'm getting kinda sick of salad.

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Any good nuts (not peanuts), chopped GF beef jerky, chopped dried fruits. I get some seasoned nuts from Trader Joe. Costco beef jerky is good, and gluten free. My fave fruits are tart cherries and apricots.

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What is in your trail mix? That sounds like a lovely idea! I have been known to munch on pork rinds but I think the dog likes them better than I do. :P

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I make a big bag of Paleo trail mix to keep on hand at home. Never travel without a Baggie or two. It quells the munchies safely and even works as a meal, in a pinch. For example, we are traveling right now. Stopped at a burger place, boasting 24 hr service, for breakfast. But it's only the drive thru and they don't serve motorcyclists. Gas station next door had sandwiches, burritos, donuts, corn dogs etc. I had trail mix and felt good about it.


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I know this discussion went quiet a few days ago but I was wondering if anyone has this issue in their own home? I have had to change to a fairly strict Paleo for my health...MISERABLE IBS when I cheat...my kids and SO are super picky eaters and refuse to even try most of what I eat. I tend to try to make meals that I know they can eat with their beloved carbs/grains/beans, etc. but that I can also modify slightly to suit me. The problem is...our meals are getting redundant and BORING! I can only eat sooooo many burgers with lettuce buns and chicken before I want to throw it all out the window for that GIANT plate of spaghetti that everyone else is eating!!! Does anyone else struggle with this?

I have been super good with my new eating for the most part...although slipping a lot more lately and paying for it. It would be so much easier if I didn't have to buy chips and sodas and breads for the rest of the family while I am relegated to essentially fasting when I get the munchies. (Although me and pistachios have become good friends lately.)

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Cindy, that's a great idea. emoticon Too much info should do the job.
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I have Celiac disease so ever since that diagnosis in early 2010, I have carried a large lunch bag that looks like a big purse wherever I go. I try to find out what people are having ahead of time and bring a smilar substitute. For your dreaded pasta dinner, try packing your own spaghetti squash and sauce ahead just in case. If anyone takes offense to it, calmly explain that it is a matter of your health and that it makes you sick. Pull the allergy card. I find describing in detail what happens to me when I eat it works too. emoticon It will be TMI and they will likely change the subject!

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If eating a little spaghetti gives me cravings, well, that's what the nuts are for...

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I think if you're good 90% of the time and allow yourself some freedom 10% of the time, you'll do great. The biggest thing for myself would be realizing that eating the spaghetti is going to give me mad cravings later, and I need to make sure I'm strong for those.

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I have been easing into the Paleo diet and have not completely given up some things yet. When I go to visit my sister in about 10 days, I'm sure that one meal will be spaghetti. I don't have the confidence yet to tell her I can't eat it, so I will just have a small portion and fill up on salad. She would be horrified if I brought my own food with me although I will bring some nuts for snacks.

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I do try to remember that others are inundated daily with conventional wisdom about grains. I try to not say anything but there have been a few funny times (laughter will take you a long way) like at Easter when my sweet MIL said very loudly when looking at my plate s that all you are eating?" I just said es but it's delicious. The table was full of fried stuff, breads, deserts, etc. I don't ever expound unless someone asks or acts interested. My Paleo brother has had great success and just says to remember that this is a choice I made for me and my health. Others may notice positive changes in me like more energy, happier, better fit and if they ask then that's a much better time to discuss it than over a dinner plate. I try to be as positive as I can but I will not get into an argument with anyone over eating decisions. I tried early on to convince my Mom that Krystal's fried chicken sandwiches aren't any better than their hamburgers and I still die laughing about that one. No more arguing just moving forward:)
In the meantime, if you are at a family's house for dinner eat what you can and yes, be prepared with your own snacks or food to eat privately. Or ask if you can bring something. And don't let their criticism get to you. You will be setting a good example to your daughter too of a positive way to handle negative reactions.


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SIMPLEMAW, that's so sad... yet my DH has several family memebers with the same attitude. My FIL continuously insists that he can eat all fo the dessert he wants, it's the salt that's killing him. SIGH.

I think my husband's quiet adoption of the Paleo lifestyle will speak volumes to many and perhaps trun the tide that surrounds us. Everyone is watching his belly shrink with great interest... not to mention that he now refuses desserts of which he would have previously had several helpings... and he openly admits they just don't appeal as much any more. They are starting to make fewer jokes.

I do think the time where people will 'get it' isn't that far off... people getting healthier will eventually drown out the 'conventional wisdom' and with so amny prominent Paleo driving studies and experiments, the medical and scientific community will have to change their focus.

...as to the question at hand, I think I just may start calling ahead, and see what sort of response that gets!


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Wow, looks like some diabetes educator did a lousy job. I wonder if she was aware of the long-term risk of losing limbs, heart disease etc. that come with diabetes.
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I'm more low carb than Paleo, though they have a lot in common. I just say that I am diabetic (allergies would work just as well, if not better). People tend to back off when I say that I don't eat something because of my diabetes. Except for one woman who told me that she was glad when her diabetes got bad enough that she had to go on insulin because now she can eat whatever she wants and just adjust her insulin!

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Up until about 2 weeks ago, I was that person - saying that grains were important and how can you have a healthy balanced diet without them? So I can understand the resistance that they have, but it's really, deep down, more of a justification of their own eating habits than anything else. I go back and forth between caring and not caring if I offend someone by what I'm doing - thinking "Why should what I do matter to them?" And in many cases, I don't care if they are offended because those are their issues, not mine.

I haven't had to deal with group or potluck situations yet, or even with eating out, but I think it's really smart to call ahead to find out what's being served and/or to bring your own food so you know you have something to eat. Eating is a super social thing in our society and NOT eating might be harder - I feel like that would set myself up for failure.

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I agree with the folks who advise to simply tell people you are allergic to certain foods, and so is your daughter. Everyone, including servers in restaurants, understands allergies. I have been eating Paleo for about a year now, lost a LOT of weight and I never say the word Paleo unless someone asks me how I lost all that weight. Then I might say I eat the Paleo way and if they ask about that, I tell them, no grains, no sweeteners, no dairy, no beans because they cause health problems for me. They will usually say something like: Oh, I could never do that. At that point, just let it go.....there is no convincing them it's a decision we make for our health. Simply stick to "allergic, sorry." emoticon

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I'm not exactly following the Paleo Diet, but I know that at times when I was eating differently from what most people eat, I'd take a lot of fruit and a salad with me. And things like carrots, pieces of cucumber, celery. Raw nuts are a godsend because they're so easy to take along... It's fine to live on just nuts and fruit and vegetables for one or a few days....

With regard to taking offence; I don't mind a lot if people that I don't know well take offence or give me strange looks - I'm used to that, being a vegetarian. People will always somehow feel obliged to 'defend' their own food strategies, sadly often by attacking the choices someone else makes.
If it's my own family or close friends it's a different story. To some I make the effort of explaining why I do what I do because I know they love and respect me. Some, I just try to avoid talking about it.

I've noticed on one occasion that I got into an argument with someone right after I told him I wish to avoid wheat. He asked why, I explained and he thought it was unbelievable. I moved to change the subject and before I knew it we were in an argument about the other topic. In the middle of that he said 'And I cannot imagine that wheat should be so bad for us!' LOL

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I love your approach Birgit... and touche: "most people realize that my diet is much more varied than their own." I never seem to be able to get that far, LOL!

I TOTALY get what you're saying EGALITAIRE (my plantar fasciitis cleared up, too, lol)... I only share information when asked, and I certainly do not expect anyone else to change what they do. I'm not the one making an issue out if the situation, I'm trying to *quietly* go about my business.

I'm thinking I must have an inordinate number of 'difficult/contentious' people in my life, LOL!

So, I return to the questions at hand:

How do you eat Paleo in a Paleo-unfriendly/hostile environment?

Does anyone else carry food around with them? What sorts of food do people carry around with themselves?

Anybody else have people take offence? How do you handle it?


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It seems to blow people's mind when I tell them I don't eat wheat and then follow it up with saying that I don't eat other grains either. Then I say I don't eat beans and they try to find out if I"m serious. If I add that I rarely eat tropical fruit and that I think it wise to limit the amount of fruit one eats many people seem to wonder what kind of extremist I am, LOL.
At that point I tell them what I typically eat and they relax, realizing that there is actually still a lot of things to eat: dairy, nuts, oily seeds, meat, fish, eggs, some fruit and lots of veggies and mushrooms not to mention all the fresh and dried herbs.
If anyone wants to know more I list the many different types of dairy and nuts, nut meals and nut butters I eat, and the countless varieties of vegetables that are served in our house, many of them raw. When I'm done most people realize that my diet is much more varied than their own. emoticon
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Yes, even people who know me well and know I am not a band wagon jumper - that I take a thoughtful and well-researched approach to many things in my life are quite skeptical that the improvements in my health have been due to diet.

When I tell people the recurring plantar fasciitis flare ups have ceased due to my diet, they look ask how long I am planning on visiting this planet and when am I going back to my home planet.

I usually only share those things if asked and/or in passing - I don't feel the need to convince anyone - I will share my story and they either buy it or they don't - most don't. I am simply choosing to eat what works for me and not eat what doesn't - really, I would find it hard to take issue with that - if someone says they can't eat shellfish, or carrots, or broccoli or meat or whatever, so be it.

It would be a huge paradigm shift and maybe even challenge their identity for those who worship at the altar of Conventional Wisdom to believe grains could be a culprit in health issues. My hope is that some day, understanding the impact of grains will be the Conventional Wisdom, but that might be a ways off. Change can be challenging for us humans.

In the meantime, I will merrily go about being as healthy as can and continue to learn about my own health needs. At worst I will be a curiosity - at best a role model.

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Don't you (or anyone) find that people are rather resistent to the idea that grains may be bad for us... if you in any way suggest it, the push back is quite strong?

I find myself hiding behind my daughter's needs, just so I don't have to take a whole bunch of flack chosing to eat differently than mainstream.

...and never will I return to eating grains. My own health has improved beyond anything I thought I could hope for... yet I don't relish being in conflict with others the rest of my life over food.


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I haven't had anyone take offense - I have had curiosity, mild disapproval or concern. I like the diabetes analogy - I can't imagine anyone who found out a child had diabetes insisting the child eat sugar - this is exactly the same thing.

Gluten/wheat/processed foods are as toxic to some people as sugar is to diabetics. I suggest anyone who takes offense is either lacking information/understanding of the situation or they are lacking maturity.

If it is the former, we can do our best to educate, if it is the latter, it may be beyond our means to help them, but we have to stand our ground for our own health.

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LOL! I'm also not adverse to 'stretching the truth'... and I have been labelling our new style of eating 'gluten free' as opposed to Paleo (I think this helps a lot).

And thanks for weighing in... mostly I'm really curious how people do handle this, in general.

Mark Scisson (Primal Blueprint, Mark's Daily Apple) just doesn't eat... sees it as an opportunity for 'Intermittent Fasting' (just like our hunter gather ancestors did whne they failed to bring down the catch of the day), but that isn't practical in all situations, or for all people (there's only so much not eating a child can do, for instance... or people who don't tolerate IF very well).

In a 'pasta' situation, I think I could manage to be fine on just salad, and then eat a small Paleo meal when I get home (I've even eaten some quality protein/fat before going out), if I feel the need... I actually already do this a lot myself, but it's harder for my daughter, so I always have some food on hand.

Always having food along seems really common... I've been feeling self-conscious about that, but maybe I'll stop worrying.

What sorts of food do people carry around with themselves?
Anybody else have people take offence?

Edited by: _RAMONA at: 7/26/2012 (23:27)

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I agree to play the allergy card. I would not even call this stretching the truth because an allergy actually often has far fewer consequences when someone is exposed to the allergen than the consesquences that a gluten-intolerant person has from gluten. You are simply explaining a health problem in a language that people can understand. You can add that many people have this condition, and yes, I would call it a "condition", but are not diagnosed, just like is the case with diabetes or heart disease. If someone, regardless who it is, is offended do not even consider rewarding them with attention for their childishness.
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Since most people understand the concept of allergies, I stretch the truth a little, to call my sensitivities, allergies. I explain that even a little of the offending food will make me sick.

I always carry a Baggie of Paleo trail mix, in case of food emergencies. I do agree that Italian food is the hardest to deal with.

Perhaps you can play on the love that your parents have for their granddaughter. Of course, they would only want the best for her, right? They would NEVER intentionally harm her.....

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So, it came up on another thread today, and rather than take over that thread, I thought it might be helpful to have a thread devoted specifically to this topic.

My situation is this: I have an 8-year-old daughter who has confirmed gluten issues, and since eating Paleo, my own health has improved to the point that it's pretty certain I do, too... likely all of my life... because things I've been trying to forever 'fix' are now resolving.

In a week we are travelling to my parents for the weekend, for a community wide weekend event (read: eating 'out' a lot and lots of food kiosks) as well as the issue of eating at my parents' home - where great offence will be taken to continual efforts to modify the menu (my mom chooses to view any sort of inividuality as a personal judgement of her own choices, no matter how nicely expressed).

So, I have some ideas as to what I'm going to do... pack a cooler with:
* hard boiled eggs
* a breakfast casserole for sharing (my parents house is toast for breakfast)
* a stash of mixed nuts
* lots of fresh fruit
* a tenderloin roast
* real butter
* coconut oil

I have most of our meals figured out... we're going to eat in for breakfasts (no point in going to the pancake breakfasts... too much to ask of my 8-year-old) and snacks, and we can likely do alright at the supper meals by choosing from the choices offered.

For the most part, we've been sticking close to home for meals right now, and I treat most meal invitations as 'potluck' and take food to share so there is at least one choice we can manage, but I'm anticiapting the situation where this just won't work.

Yet, the question remains... what do you do when you arrive for supper and all there is to eat is spaghetti (and the sauce has been mixed in, LOL)?

Truth is, I don't want to offend people, or seem ungracious (down the road when we have some health momentum going, 80/20 will likely work just fine), but for my daughter especially, we need some strategies that allow us to eat for our well-being without offending others... and I really do believe whether anyone else thinks it's critical for me do so, I should be able to eat what/how I feel best, without interference. So, regardless of why you do so...

How do you eat Paleo in a Paleo-unfriendly/hostile environment?

Does anyone else carry food around with them? What sorts of food do people carry around with themselves?

Anybody else have people take offence? How do you handle it?

Looking forward to hearing from others!
Ramona

Edited by: _RAMONA at: 7/27/2012 (14:04)

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