Alicia Jaybird Posted April 11, 2012 Share Posted April 11, 2012 I started exploring a Paleo diet and lifestyle in October, and really started to follow it closely in January. I've had amazing results--better sleep, change in body composition, sinuses completely cleared up, and so on--and have also experienced the negativities that can come with indulging in way too many cheats or treats. I love talking about the awesome, healthy benefits of Paleo and Dallas and Melissa's Paleo Elevator Pitch (http://whole9life.co...he-paleo-pitch/) has been really helpful for explaining nutrition to friends and family. I know the elevator pitch is already brief, but I'm curious about the ways in which you explain Paleo nutrition in a professional setting. My job entails regular all-day events or staff meetings that cover 1-2 meals, and food is usually served. I'm happy to bring my own, but we have a couple end-of-year events and a dinner coming up where it would be rude to whip out a Tupperware. Often our field trips and events emphasize exposing students to a new cuisine or culture, and it's expected that we set a good example by trying the food. I can avoid some but not all, and sometimes the choices at not so great. While eating Paleo is a choice that I make for my health, I do not have serious food allergies. For this reason, I'm hesitant to ask for "no grains, no dairy, no legumes, no sugar." Should I just get over this and ask for everything? I'd love any suggestions for a professional, concise explanation for these circumstances. Different staff members (from those I barely know to those I work with every day, who understand more about Paleo) plan events throughout the year, so I need an explanation I can recycle. Do you ever prioritize certain things, e.g. avoiding gluten, and let the rest go for the sake of ease? Thanks for any suggestions you have! Mods: if this would be better in the "Travel and Dining Out" section, please feel free to relocate! I wasn't sure where it fit best. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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