It’s nothing new and it’s not going anywhere. I thought this thread over at paleohacks was interesting. It shows the types of attitudes within the paleo/primal community. It shows I’m not alone. Here are a couple of excerpts:
I dislike the vegan/vegetarian bashing. There is no doubt vegans are equally, if not more, critical of meat eaters. But as cliched as it might be, two wrongs don’t make a right. I am confident in Paleo being the right approach to health and don’t have the need to feel good about it by being critical of the “heretics”. However, it seems like a lot of Paleo blogs / posts here feel the need to point out the nonsense of vegetarianism, incurring further criticism from the veggie-folks. Feels like we live in Gaza with this kind of b.s.
I’ve seen some misogyny in blogs, but most of it I’ve encountered has been in IRL meetups, mostly from men in the “pickup” community.
I hate the caveman image
btw- bashing vegetarians is a-okay in my book. They get an easy pass for being aholes and need to be knopcked off the pedestal as often as possibel but please know ytour facts before you attack.
All these Paleo-people talking about the low-carb,fruits,IF,CF,The Paleo-lifestyle etc. made my anxiety even worse….I’m now scared of amounts of fat,fruits and certain veggies (like beets,carrots,pumpkin…let alone sweet potatoe!),coconut milk and dairy (though I love sheep’s and goat cheese,which are high in fat too,which scares me). I’m caught in such a horrible thinking pattern
Give it a read, feel free to discuss here or there. My point of view is that it is ok for you try to do better, some blogs/experts will disagree. Once what you eat becomes a religion or weapon to low blow another person, you probably need to move on.
I recently was talked into giving salmon another go. I like fish but I found out if salmon isn’t hooked up correctly you may get burned. I usually have access to fresh catfish year round in my area and it is pretty versatile in the kitchen as it accepts many methods of prep and sauces. My favorite sauce being garlic mayo. There are a few brands of mayo that are pretty damn paleo/primal and doing it up at home is not to hard.
The plan is simple go hardcore this week. I aim for 100% and feel I hit 85% most of the time, this week I feel like 70/30. I ate some pasta and bread and still feel all bloated. This week is all salads and salmon. Sure there will boiled eggs and bacon along for the ride but core meals will be a salad and meat will be some wild salmon. This might go long because I have stopped eating unless hungry but I hope to contain it to this week, barring any fasts. No deviation. If it isn’t salad or salmon it isn’t going to be eaten. I have to add there are a ton of strawberries and coconut in the house right now but that should be all.
I asked the Twittersphere for recipe ideas and the primal folks all pointed to minimal prep methods. Seeing that is the common view I will surely go with that. After all Grok liked it minimal and so do I. I also found a really badass site called PaleoHacks they take their inspiration from Lifehacker type sites. Basically you post a question and get great feedback, you also get ranked for helping others. So on suggestion I posed my query there. I also found Paleotron and this guy is good in the kitchen, nice presentation and recipes. I respect a focused blog like his and PaleoHacks compared to my all over the map type. His tuna recipe is looking like it will get a salmon twist 🙂 this week.
At any rate this is salmon and salad week for me, except for one day where I had a few tilapia filets left and did them up in EVOO, butter, with homemade garlic mayo, side of boiled eggs, and lettuce.