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Paleolithic survey: Food & Hospitality Industry
« on: August 31, 2009, 07:02:12 PM »
Hello Everyone,

I am currently in year 12 and as part of my Food & Hospitality assignment which is based on the catering of special diets I have chosen to focus on the Paleolithic diet. Also I'd like to add I am Paleo myself :D

Ok here are the questions, answer as few as your want, but the more information I get the better my results are so more would help. (All information given is kept confidential)

1. Briefly describe what your Paleolithic diet involves.
2. Why did you choose to become Paleolithic?
3. What are some benefits and detriments of being Paleolithic?
4. As a Paleo, do you feel restaurants & cafes cater for you? Why/Why not?
5. As a Paleo, how limited are your choices when eating out?
6. Do you think restaurants & cafes should do more to cater for Paleolithics?
7. With relation to where you live, are there enough specialist restaurants or cafes for you to choose from? Are there any?
8. Any extra comments you would like to make?

Thanks for helping me with my assignment, your information is greatly appreciated. I know some questions may not be so relevant to our diet, but just answer what you can :)

Please send all survey responses to: face_palm@live.com
Look forward to reading your responses,

Thanks, Hutchi :D

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Re: Paleolithic survey: Food & Hospitality Industry
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 08:58:38 PM »
Hi Hutchi and Welcome!

I am happy to post my answers here...

1. I eat meat, nuts, fruits and vegetables (I can give you a detailed list of what I don't eat  ;))
2. I chose to eat this way to improve my health
3. Benefits:
 • Improved health (no aches, pains, headaches, sickness, etc)
 • Improved fitness (easier to put on muscle and lose weight with good diet)
Detriments:
 • Finding a decent meal when eating out is almost impossible.
 • Eating with friends and family who do not eat the same way can be problematic.
 • Finding good produce to cook at home can be difficult and/or expensive
4. Restaurants & cafes do not cater for me.  I have a very strict list of foods that I will not usually eat and almost all restaurant dishes contain at least one of those ingredients.  I will eat out for special occasions and can usually find something that I am comfortable enough to eat.
5. My choices are very limited.  Suitable choices range from zero to possibly three dishes at most places.
6. I do not think that enough people know about or follow paleo eating to warrant any restaurants & cafes catering for them.  I would love it if they did though.
7. Where I live, there is one restaurant that cooks a very paleo meal (a Mongolian restaurant).  I can usually find a bearable meal at a steakhouse though (of which there are quite a few).
8. I am a very strict paleo eater and would rather have a home cooked meal than eat a meal out (that is not as paleo as I would like).  I consider good food to be very important and I am happy to not eat out if the result is improved health.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2009, 09:02:31 PM by Tarlach »


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Re: Paleolithic survey: Food & Hospitality Industry
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 04:25:22 AM »
I'll post my answers here too:

1. Briefly describe what your Paleolithic diet involves.
I do not eat grains, legumes, dairy, tubers, or nightshades.

2. Why did you choose to become Paleolithic?
I wanted to get back to my "roots" - back to what humans were evolved to eat.

3. What are some benefits and detriments of being Paleolithic?
Since we concentrate on meat, eggs, fish, veggies and fruit, the food is very wholesome, nothing processed or out of a box. I can buy all of our groceries fresh from the local farmers market. I feel like I'm eating much healthier in terms of nutrients, instead of filling up with empty calories from grains.

Also, since the foods are very simple, cooking them is very easy and quick (just saute a fillet and some veggies, follow up with a fruit. No recipe needed, only takes 2 minutes). I notice that in the four months since starting Paleo, my body has become slimmer and my skin smoother. I can't really think of any detriments of being Paleo.

4. As a Paleo, do you feel restaurants & cafes cater for you? Why/Why not?
No, but I can usually find something to eat. Usually a steak salad or some kind of salad with meat/fish.

5. As a Paleo, how limited are your choices when eating out?
I'm usually fairly limited.

6. Do you think restaurants & cafes should do more to cater for Paleolithics?
It would be nice, but I don't know if there's enough of us to make it profitable. Also, since the food is so easy and delicious to cook at home, I think we may not eat out as much as most folks. In fact, I actually prefer our home-cooked meals since we know the quality of the ingredients.

7. With relation to where you live, are there enough specialist restaurants or cafes for you to choose from? Are there any?
No, there are many many vegetarian options, but no Paleo restaurants.

8. Any extra comments you would like to make?
I agree with Tarlach, I usually would rather eat at home, because I know I'm using the highest quality foods I can find. Most restaurants do not serve 100% grassfed meats, or pastured pork and eggs, or 100% organic local produce. So even my most basic meal is usually far, far, better and tastier than a chef-cooked meal in a fancy restaurant.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2009, 04:29:47 AM by marika »

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Re: Paleolithic survey: Food & Hospitality Industry
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 07:15:51 AM »
1. Same as Tarlach and Marika
2. Evolutionary science.
3. Energy levels, putting on muscle, no allergies, higher sex drive.   /  No cheese burgers.  No red wine with pasta
4. Not intentionally but as long as there is meat on the menu I can eat there.
5. As long as I am willing to cop a little salt, sugar and butter in marinades etc, I am ok.
6. For health reasons yes. Financially no, not enough people are involved.
7. 'Specialist' paleo restaurants - no. But there are enough menu items that can be modified to be paleo that it doesn't matter
8. My mother has been on it 8 days now and lost 2.5kg. That is while eating a very healthy amount of calories each day.

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Re: Paleolithic survey: Food & Hospitality Industry
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009, 07:49:26 AM »
1. Briefly describe what your Paleolithic diet involves.

Raw organic fruits in the morning.  Raw organic animal food lunch and raw organic animal food dinner.  

2. Why did you choose to become Paleolithic?

I used to be really sick. See www.eczemacure.info . I did my detoxes and lifestyle changes, but it was not enough.  I tried vegetarian, I tried raw vegan, I tried raw fruitarian... they all failed me.  I added raw fish and raw eggs to my raw fruits and boom! Awesome feeling.  I added raw organic fatty beef and boom even better, even better with raw oysters.  Now I'm on raw fruits + raw organic / wild fatty meats high fat low carb... why?  It feels great!  This is the best health I have experienced in my life. I'm 40.

3. What are some benefits and detriments of being Paleolithic?

Benefits?  All Health.  Never get sick.  Detriments?  Price is high!

4. As a Paleo, do you feel restaurants & cafes cater for you? Why/Why not?

They do not.  My family used to run a restaurant.  They are only in it for profit and is driven by taste.  Raw paleo is driven by organic, fresh, condiment free, good bacteria filled food for HEALTH results.

5. As a Paleo, how limited are your choices when eating out?

I choose raw fruits or bloody bloody bloody rare steaks.

6. Do you think restaurants & cafes should do more to cater for Paleolithics?

No.  I have no desire to go to any restaurants.  My own sourced food is vastly superior.  It would be nice if they did, but there is no market.

7. With relation to where you live, are there enough specialist restaurants or cafes for you to choose from? Are there any?

None.

8. Any extra comments you would like to make?

Raw paleo diet has no desire for restaurants.  I don't even put condiments.  So the taste I look for is the true taste in meat.  Only organic, grass fed, wild meats taste great.  Commercially farmed meat tastes blah.

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« Last Edit: September 01, 2009, 07:52:46 AM by goodsamaritan »


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Re: Paleolithic survey: Food & Hospitality Industry
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2011, 04:14:53 AM »
1. Briefly describe what your Paleolithic diet involves.
Naturally-fed meat (including offal, marrow, fat and bone broth), wild fish and shellfish, pastured eggs, vegetables, mushrooms, fruit, nuts, sea vegetables, herbs and spices. I also allow butter, and raw cold-pressed olive, avocado and macadamia oils, although those things aren't strictly paleo. If I could get raw dairy I would be prepared to try small quantities, fermented (eg kefir) to see if it suited me, but it's illegal to sell raw dairy here.

2. Why did you choose to become Paleolithic?
I trialled it hoping for better health, and it worked so I've stuck with it.

3. What are some benefits and detriments of being Paleolithic?
Plus: lost piles of weight (I was borderline obese, now normal weight range, with no hunger and the eating plan is easy to follow), IBS gone, no blood sugar crashes, skin better, more energy. Great food!
Minus: good food costs a lot more than rubbish. No lovely gourmet cheeses.    :'(

4. As a Paleo, do you feel restaurants & cafes cater for you? Why/Why not?
No, but most places will do something like plain steak and salad if you ask for it. On the other hand, I can eat better steak and salad at home! I generally only eat out if I need to for social reasons, and that's not very often. Or very occasionally I want to eat non-paleo as a special treat, eg a good yum cha for my birthday. Then I'd choose mostly "less unpaleo" items and enjoy myself (and probably pay for it later, lol).

5. As a Paleo, how limited are your choices when eating out?
Very. Often there'd be nothing on the menu that is paleo - you have to ask for a special meal. And usually it wouldn't be all that "special".

6. Do you think restaurants & cafes should do more to cater for Paleolithics?
I don't know. Most paleo food is actually very simple to prepare and relies on the quality of the ingredients rather than special cooking skills. I'd be more excited if a great new fishmonger set up close to me than a paleo restaurant. I probably wouldn't eat out that much anyway. One thing I would like to try is getting a chef at a top Japanese restaurant to make me a paleo meal. I bet they could turn on something really special, stuff I wouldn't normally get at home and beautifully presented.

7. With relation to where you live, are there enough specialist restaurants or cafes for you to choose from? Are there any?
None.

8. Any extra comments you would like to make?
Good luck with your project!    :)