Are their names for certain branches of Paleo followers?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 24, 2013 at 6:51 PM

For instance I like the idea of being 80-90% raw vegetarian with the remaining percent being eggs and cooked meat? I'm thinking it's called a flexitarian but is their a better term more related to Paleo that is commonly known? I'm just looking for a couple online communities to join. Any ideas? Much appreciated.



on January 24, 2013
at 09:02 PM

I think it's called OCD. ;-)

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on January 24, 2013
at 09:32 PM

The beauty of Paleo is that pretty much however you want to choose among the Paleo foods is still "Paleo". Paleo hasn't splintered. I guess you could say that "Primal" is a bit looser version of Paleo, or broader in scope, but basically they're synonymous, and to the extent that they might be different nobody wants to fight about it or even go off in a corner to only hang out with others like them. I hope we stay united.

While there's no term for what you do, it sounds like paleo to me, and you are welcome pretty much anywhere, even if you don't cook your vegetables! It's an unhelpful answer, and maybe there is somewhere you can go to talk about your specific plan, but maybe you do want to discuss is among a larger group of people who might be interested.

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on January 24, 2013
at 09:54 PM

I think there's a pretty clean break between eating the way our ancestors ate and the VLC/ketosis concept of paleo. While our ancestors experienced some ketosis when fruits/roots/nuts were out of season, the concept of ketosis dieting seems to originate with Dr. Atkins in the 1970's.



on January 25, 2013
at 12:40 AM

I'm not sure if it has a name in the Paleo-sphere, however many documentaries I've seen, and books I've read about treating and recovering from chronic health issues (recently, including some cancers) have suggested that a diet high in vegetables is extremely important. Other books and websites that dealve into chronic disease, however, point to low-carb, ketogenic diet as being optimal for healing and treating things such as arthritis, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. I don't think that you can go wrong with a diet that is high on the veggies and moderate on the animal protein. The original paleo and primal diets were diets that had veggies at the base of the pyramid, making up the bulk of the diet,

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