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I work in the financial services and my co-workers, managers and bosses think the Paleo diet is extremely unhealthy (too much meat... and even too many vegetables!). I must spend several hours a week defending my diet and my food choices.
There are only 4 of us (2 men and 2 women) in the company (20 people, 14 women and 6 men) who are not overweight or obese. The 2 men exercise a bit (and they're only around 30), the other woman doesn't eat a lot of cakes etc. The fact that I don't touch cakes and biscuits at all (even when it's someone's birthday) is a major gripe with my colleagues. We have free biscuits in the kitchenette area, and whenever we have a team meeting (at least 6-7 times a week, sometimes twice a day) everyone has biscuits... except me! I don't have milk or sugar in my tea/coffee either, which is another major gripe ('You are always on a diet!' 'Milk is healthy for you, if you don't drink milk, you'll develop osteoporosis!' etc.)
I exercise a lot: about half a dozen hours at the gym every week, a mix of aerobics, weight training, and Pilates, and I spend at least 2 hours walking every day as my workplace is in a rural area and I usually walk into town to catch my train home, and that takes over an hour. This means I do need fairly large quantities of food. I don't spend my workday munching at my desk, on the contrary: I will eat a couple of nuts or a piece of chocolate every 2 hours or so. However I do have a 'generous' lunch (usually stew and vegetables, which I bring in a 710ml thermos bottle, and extra rice which I warm up in the microwave) outside (even if it rains), because of the smell. My colleagues usually have a sandwich and a pack of crisps... but they spend the whole day eating biscuits, candy bar, yoghurts, breakfast cereals etc.
I've run into quite a few 'geeks' on paleo-ish forums, and most of the regulars at my local gym work in IT too. I'm thinking of changing careers and wondering whether I would be a good 'fit' in IT/STEM. I don't want to spend part of my workday arguing about food!
Thanks in advance.
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Food Journals / Re: Getting started...
« Last post by gudjohn on October 13, 2019, 07:18:48 PM »
Keep going on, this must do everyday. And this is what i keep to doing everyday. Thank you.
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Diet and nutrition / Re: Where do you buy your food?
« Last post by Warren Dew on October 05, 2019, 06:10:06 PM »
I buy my ground beef from grasslandbeef.com - I just put in an order for 80 pounds of beef, costing a little over $500, which will last my family a few months.  I buy most of the rest of my groceries from Whole Foods Mart.
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Introductions / Re: Hi from Manila!!!!
« Last post by Warren Dew on October 05, 2019, 06:07:45 PM »
Welcome.
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Diet and nutrition / Where do you buy your food?
« Last post by magelarsen on August 19, 2019, 05:56:04 AM »
Hi. I am looking for recommendations.

What sites do you go to find products for sale (Paleo-friendly only)?

Are there for example any sites that show sales across lots of shops?

Huge thanks for helping! xx
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Introductions / Hi from Manila!!!!
« Last post by magelarsen on August 19, 2019, 05:44:08 AM »
Hello! What's up? Happy to be here!  8)
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Introductions / Re: Howdy to all 2019 Resolution-ers!
« Last post by Warren Dew on July 13, 2019, 12:37:00 PM »
A belated welcome to you!
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Introductions / Re: Hi from London
« Last post by Warren Dew on July 13, 2019, 12:35:54 PM »
Welcome.
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Introductions / Re: Carter from Utah
« Last post by Warren Dew on July 13, 2019, 12:34:26 PM »
Not from Utah and it has been decades since I lived in the midwest, but welcome to the forum!
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Diet and nutrition / Re: Starting Paleo. Wondering what changes are to come.
« Last post by Warren Dew on July 13, 2019, 12:32:01 PM »
Welcome to paleo!

You'll need to make up for some of the carb calories you're dropping.  More or fattier meat will help.

The main issue on eggs is the omega 3 versus omega 6 balance.  I eat pastured eggs or organic omega 3 eggs.  Free range is not as big a deal as what the chickens are fed.  That said, if you're on a budget, commercial eggs may be okay, especially if you get some fish with the skin on for omega 3s.

For calcium, I take calcium pills just in case.  But I also get lots of water to avoid kidney stones in case I overdo it.
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