Have you had any amusing/ stupid/ odd reactions, when people have found out you eat paleo (~LCHF)?

Have you had any amusing/ stupid/ odd reactions, when people have found out you eat paleo? That's a question I asked on my facebook page recently - some of the responses were hilarious...


Sharing because I have also faced some of them! :-)

Some are not for us-LCHF

1.Aren’t you supposed to hunt all of your meat?

2.You need to eat a proper balanced diet, with all of the food groups

3.It’s so boring eating like that! I couldn’t do it.

4.I could never give up bread

5.What you eat is disgusting

6.Your body is going to go into starvation mode if you don’t have snacks

7.Where do you get your B vitamins?

8.Oh, you mean Atkins

9.You won’t be able to keep that up

10.I don’t think it’s right to deprive yourself of anything

11.It’s dangerous to leave out an entire food group

12.Oh, another one of those fad diets

13.You’re going to have a heart attack!

14.But what about rice?

15.But you don’t need to go on a diet!

16.Your body can’t digest all that meat

17.All that fat is going to clog up your arteries

18.I’ve been eating grains all my life and I’m ok

19.What about nuts?

20.Those gluten free foods are so expensive in the supermarket

21.Just because your skin, energy, hair, digestion, mood and body composition got better, doesn’t mean you’re healthy

22.Well I’ve read the China Study

23.Cavemen didn’t live in houses and drive cars

24.What do you have for breakfast?

25.My great grandma lived to 104 and she ate bread everyday

26.I’ve studied nutrition and it’s not healthy to eat like that. I know.

27.Why are you wearing gloves on your feet?

28.Don’t you get constipated?

29.Cavemen didn’t eat bacon. You had bacon for breakfast. I saw.

30.But what about oatmeal?

31.But it’s my birthday, you’ve got to have a piece of cake!

32.What do you mean you don’t eat Soy? Soy is healthy!

33.Eeeeeew you only eat raw meat! That’s disgusting!

34.What can you have for lunch?

35.But my personal trainer says…

36.But where do you get all your energy?

37.That’s so restrictive!

38.What about brown bread?

39.You must get so hungry!

40.But what about quinoa?

41.Are you still on your diet?

42.Isn’t all that fat going to make you fat?

43.It’s ok, I’ve cooked you a lentil bake instead


45.Are you going to go and live in a cave too?

46.Bread with spelt is ok though, right?

47.How do you get your vitamins and minerals without eating grains?

48.But the food pyramid…

49.You need wholegrains for fibre

50.You have to have grains because your brain runs on carbs, not fat

51.We’ve switched to brown rice now

52.Everything in moderation is what I say

53.But cavemen died at 20

54.My doctor said saturated fat will give you a heart attack

55.You poor thing, I could never give up pasta

56.I don’t need to change my diet, I’m not overweight.

57.But what about wholemeal pasta?

58.That’s a really stupid way of eating

59.You’re just going through a phase

60.What do you mean you don’t count calories?

10 Replies

  • I am unable to understand him. medfree , please guide him . LCHF diet is good , but I think about Low carb, Low protein ; high Fiber & high Fat diet .

  • Fiber one need not make any concentrated efforts to beef up. 18-25gms is good enough. Too much of fiber can lead to fiber-menace! Those who eat too much carbs worry about eating 40gms fiber to slow down spikes.

  • You can add to the list

    1. " but then, what do you eat for living ? "

    2. Go back to your ancestors

    3. I am worried about you ,God bless you

    4. No grains, no carbs ,what is there to eat ?

    5. Don't play with your health man !!

  • Yessss.....ram_latha.....this is exactly i thought people would react to this simple post!!

  • Why don't you rest in peace instead of collating useless pieces from your Fuckbook?

  • I am surprised that these statements are allowed to stay! Looks like using such language is allowed out here! It's only when one retaliates to such insults that all posts of the user who retaliates is deleted. Weird indeed!

  • @rajeevpandey100,

    External control on us, depends on many factors. But self-control is up to us.

    The language used was uncalled for.

  • I owe a thanks to all the members who thought of mentioning that Rajeev had been responding in the most un-called for manner. :-)

    Needless to say, i was shocked and hurt to read the reaction from Rajeev!

  • I deeply regret & apologise for the unwanted profanity & I am really sorry for it. There can not be any excuse for the defence of it except seeking a pardon from your end. I feel so low to even read my remarks. Not my thing, but it happened perhaps in a moment of insanity. I seek your indulgence for the pardon there as profanity in any manner is abhorred and I had been a staunch advocate of that. With deep regrets for it and in hope of having no hard feelings, with best regards. Rajeev

  • As the bible says: The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest!

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