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Answered on October 27, 2014
Created October 22, 2014 at 3:56 PM

I am just learning more details about paleo at this time. It seems that food-wise I need to do two things to successful lose and/or maintain weight - cut carbs and cheese. I am currently working on understanding the "rules" of a paleo diet vs the "rules" of the Atkins diet. Any insights would be appreciated.

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on October 27, 2014
at 09:32 PM

Paleo can be a great complement to Atkins. 

Atkins is about controlling carbs, replacing them with adequate protein and lots of fat.  The issue I have with Atkins is that quality of food does not matter, and if you traverse the low carb forums, some of the junk people are eating is astounding. They eat a lot of fake foods, processed crap, horrible fats, etc.  They may lose their health in the process of losing their weight.  Some people never touch real food on Atkins. 

So that's where Paleo can come in.  Follow the Atkins carb guidelines with real, whole, clean food that fits a Paleo lifestyle-- whole pastured dairy (if you are going to use dairy), eggs, and meat, wild caught fish, organic veggies, natural fats.  If and when you do add back carbs, choose fruit and "safe starches" rather than grains and legumes. 


on October 26, 2014
at 03:06 PM

Hi Welcome to paleo diet 

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on October 23, 2014
at 10:30 PM

A Paleo diet =/= a low carb diet, per say. It IS a diet that is lower in the carbs compared to the Standard American Diet.

Your focus for just beginning should be to eat high quality fats and proteins, remove damaged vegetable oils (canola, sunflower, etc) and consume an overall diet with higher nutrient density. Dairy is a wildcard in the paleo-sphere because some people tolerate it well and others don't.

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