60 Stupid Reactions To Your Paleo Diet-min

60 Stupid Reactions To Your Paleo Diet

Luckily, most people in my life either eat a broadly Paleo diet now – or at least understand it. But over the years I’ve been eating this way, I’ve had so many negative  (or just plain confused) reactions from people, questioning why I've been eating this way.

Which of these reactions have you had? And what other reactions have you had? Share yours in the comments below.

60 Stupid Reactions To Your Paleo Diet-min

  • Aren't you supposed to hunt all of your meat?
  • You need to eat a proper balanced diet, with all of the food groups
  • It's so boring eating like that! I couldn't do it.
  • I could never give up bread
  • What you eat is disgusting
  • Your body is going to go into starvation mode if you don't have snacks
  • Where do you get your B vitamins?
  • Oh, you mean Atkins
  • You won't be able to keep that up
  • I don't think it's right to deprive yourself of anything
  • It's dangerous to leave out an entire food group
  • Oh, another one of those fad diets
  • You're going to have a heart attack!
  • But what about rice?
  • But you don't need to go on a diet!
  • Your body can't digest all that meat
  • All that fat is going to clog up your arteries
  • I've been eating grains all my life and I'm ok
  • What about nuts?
  • Those gluten free foods are so expensive in the supermarket
  • Just because your skin, energy, hair, digestion, mood and body composition got better, doesn't mean you're healthy
  • Well I've read the China Study
  • Cavemen didn't live in houses and drive cars
  • What do you have for breakfast?
  • My great grandma lived to 104 and she ate bread everyday
  • I've studied nutrition and it's not healthy to eat like that. I know.
  • Why are you wearing gloves on your feet?
  • Don't you get constipated?
  • Cavemen didn't eat bacon. You had bacon for breakfast. I saw.
  • But what about oatmeal?
  • But it's my birthday, you've got to have a piece of cake!
  • What do you mean you don't eat Soy? Soy is healthy!
  • Eeeeeew you only eat raw meat! That's disgusting!
  • What can you have for lunch?
  • But my personal trainer says…
  • But where do you get all your energy?
  • That's so restrictive!
  • What about brown bread?
  • You must get so hungry!
  • But what about quinoa?
  • Are you still on your diet?
  • Isn't all that fat going to make you fat?
  • It's ok, I've cooked you a lentil bake instead
  • Are you going to go and live in a cave too?
  • Bread with spelt is ok though, right?
  • How do you get your vitamins and minerals without eating grains?
  • But the food pyramid…
  • You need wholegrains for fibre
  • You have to have grains because your brain runs on carbs, not fat
  • We've switched to brown rice now
  • Everything in moderation is what I say
  • But cavemen died at 20
  • My doctor said saturated fat will give you a heart attack
  • You poor thing, I could never give up pasta
  • I don't need to change my diet, I'm not overweight.
  • But what about wholemeal pasta?
  • That's a really stupid way of eating
  • You're just going through a phase
  • What do you mean you don't count calories?

Over to you! What's been the best reaction you've had?

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8 replies
  1. Dar
    Dar says:

    I LOVED this list…I laughed my head off. I have had some of these ..people are expecting me to drop from a heart attack any day because of the healthy fat I eat.

    Keep it paleo:)

  2. Julie
    Julie says:

    Paleo? What’s paleo? I have also heard “Oh I could never do anything that restrictive”. This is the least restrictive diet I have ever been on. I don’t like to refer to paleo as a diet I describe it to people who ask as a life style change. It is the best change I have ever made. My husband also discovered he was gluten intolerant by making this change. Best of all I love not counting calories and I have still lost weight.

  3. Summer
    Summer says:

    One of my friends, who is really quite intelligent, asked: “Paleo? So, you only eat foods that are…what…pale in color?” That is the only time I have ever, ever heard that question, and I was very grateful to be too shocked to laugh. I, too, love the list b/c I hear most of this on a consistent basis.

  4. Helen Jackson
    Helen Jackson says:

    Messed around with paleo for about 12 months then it all clicked into place .. It’s the best range of food ever .., and food I’ve restricted in the past !!! I’ve never eaten so many fabulous desserts either .. This is my style of eating from now on .. And Iam sure it’s helping me go through the change

  5. Kevin Casey
    Kevin Casey says:

    If it’s good enough for LeBron James, one of the most amazing athletes on the planet, it’s good enough for most of us. I think some ‘experts’ don’t like Paleo because it doesn’t let them sell you a whole range of ridiculous supplement pills that you don’t need.

    As the Remote River Man, I’ve spent a lot of time with indigenous people in pristine, natural environments where they just eat what the forest and rivers provide (African pygmies, Australian Aborigines and Makushi tribesmen in Guyana, South America). They’re super-healthy, and their stamina is amazing.

  6. Charlie
    Charlie says:

    I got ‘what about carbs? You need them so if you cut out bread and pasta you won’t get carbs!
    What about rice? Its natural
    What will you feed guests at the birthday
    Party you cant not have cake?
    I served almond/coconut and raspberry cake with paleo cream and crushed freeze dried strawberry on top umm everyone thought it was so much better than a sponge cake with cream that so many love!

    My mum even tries to tempt my 3yr old with bread saying you poor thing aren’t you hungry? He said I can have zucchini bread or almond bread or fruit or date balls they are my favorite!!
    Good on you little man.
    I have been eating 90%paleo for 1yr now I slowly eliminated one thing a week sometimes severalthings and replaced with paleo
    If you have everything made from coconut almonds and lots of spices you cant go wrong

    Now hubby is preferring zucchini pasta to real pasta! Can you believe it? This man was raised on pasta and white bread

  7. Margo Wicker
    Margo Wicker says:

    Actually when I mention the Paleo Diet most people are on it or have heart about it. My sister got me stated on this died because me life was a mess. Divorded, living with my mother, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyligia. 2 heart attacks, open heart surgery. deep depression, just to name a few. On Jan 11, 2015 – Istarted the diest and began excercising 5 days a week for I hour. Tread mill, bike and weights. Started at 250 lbs down to 233 on this day. My outlook on life has changed and my sister and I get together every sunday to cook and try new recipes together. She is my angel, best friend, but most of all my Sister. Sorry that this was a little off the subject. I walk and bike for 5 miles at different speeds. Thank you so much for this diet.

  8. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    Actually most of these comments were made by my GP!
    He was visibly scornful when I told him that I follow a Paleo lifestyle (in progress), and told me I was trying to kill myself.
    I decided to stop seeing him as I have never felt so well since I started Paleo nearly two years ago.


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