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Keep yo hands off my queso!!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 16, 2013 at 3:26 AM

I am new to Paleo, but have done low carb for many years (and have fallen off several times because let's face it, LC just gets boring after awhile). A Paleo approach seems like a much more sustainable lifestyle and one that I can maintain since there are many more foods that are "allowed".

I am completely on board with a Paleo lifestyle but have heard mixed reviews when it comes to cheese. It seems as though this is quite a touchy subject in the Paleo community, to the point that I've seen some pretty nasty posts about how repulsed people are by people thinking it is OK to it it while eating clean (WARNING: Paleo Police!!)

SO I ask you, what's the deal with cheese, and can I still fit it into my Paleo lifestyle?

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on January 16, 2013
at 09:07 PM

Thanks April! And I know it sounds rediculous, but I have actually seen people write on blogs that they are repulsed by the thought of people eating cheese and eating Paleo lol. I would never be such a judger :) Thanks again for the info!

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on January 16, 2013
at 09:06 PM

awesome, I've actually never tried goat cheese, but I will have to give it a go!

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on January 16, 2013
at 09:05 PM

Thanks Colin, I'll keep all that in mind!

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on January 16, 2013
at 09:05 PM

Very helpful, thanks so much Robin!

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on January 16, 2013
at 12:51 PM

Eat good cheese in small amounts. I try to avoid most cheeses, simply because the quality sucks. A little blue cheese, some good parmesean, goat cheese, halloumi, etc... not shredded bagged cheddar (which I do happen to have in my fridge currently, a moment of weakness!)

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on January 16, 2013
at 05:59 AM

And welcome to paleohacks!

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

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on January 16, 2013
at 05:59 AM

Oh, and welcome to paleohacks!

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on January 16, 2013
at 05:58 AM

Oh sorry Sara, Primal is loosely defined as paleo with diary. We primals still think dairy is a healthful food and that any negatives are outweighed by the positive aspects of it's consumption: calcium, cla, k2, healthy bacteria etc. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dairy-intolerance/#axzz2I7ARq2TA

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on January 16, 2013
at 05:04 AM

Colin, please split the hairs between primal and paleo if you have the time. I'm a newb and use them interchangeably.

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on January 16, 2013
at 04:23 AM

Thanks! This cheesehead is happy :)

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on January 16, 2013
at 05:06 AM

Personally if you don't have an issue with dairy then cheese should be fine. I get the desire sometimes I feel like I need the good bacteria and enzymes from cheese so I too go with a goat cheese or goat yoghurt or find some really good artisan cheese does me well, but I never really have the need to binge on cheese like I do with nuts.

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on January 16, 2013
at 09:06 PM

awesome, I've actually never tried goat cheese, but I will have to give it a go!

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on January 16, 2013
at 04:27 AM

I loooove cheese. I love pretty much all dairy in fact. I did eliminate it from my diet for several months and when I re-introduced it, I experienced no ill effects. And I wouldn't go so far as to say people are "repulsed" at the thought of including cheese in Paleo. Raw/aged/grass-fed milk is both nutritious and tasty.

If you tolerate dairy, I say to to include it in your diet. I regularly eat raw goat cheese a couple times a week. I can't say no to caprese (mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and evoo). I enjoy a glass of raw milk now and then. And when I go out and eat burgers, I will add cheese on it (gruyere being my most recent obsession).

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on January 16, 2013
at 09:07 PM

Thanks April! And I know it sounds rediculous, but I have actually seen people write on blogs that they are repulsed by the thought of people eating cheese and eating Paleo lol. I would never be such a judger :) Thanks again for the info!

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on January 16, 2013
at 04:08 AM

i have decided to add cheese back into my diet this week. i haven't eaten cheese regularly in over 5 years so i'm gonna start small with a little goat cheese. i'm either lactose intolerant or casein intolerant so i picked a few very low lactose cheeses to try- goat's cheddar and sheep's pecorino.

i think if you can tolerate it, then it's fine to eat. you should utilize the whole animal in my opinion. we eat the eggs and meat, so what's wrong with the milk?

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on January 16, 2013
at 04:23 AM

Thanks! This cheesehead is happy :)

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on January 16, 2013
at 02:10 PM

I eat cheese every day. I try to look for aged cheeses made with raw (unpasturized) milk from pastured (not grain fed) cows, although admittedly you will pay way more. I also eat cream, yogurt, and occasionally even milk.

It is true there are paleo police roaming the halls, but there are also lots of us following a looser diet -- I consider my diet an amalgam of paleo, primal & Weston Price.

I do think if you have any sort of digestive or other health issues, it is worth giving up all dairy for 30 days or more to see if it makes a difference.

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on January 16, 2013
at 09:05 PM

Very helpful, thanks so much Robin!

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on January 16, 2013
at 04:03 AM

Ya, you can fit it in. You may have to consider yourself primal and not paleo but there's enough of us here where you won't feel left out.

25ec42e71fbbfb2dc17aaa94586f9f7a

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on January 16, 2013
at 09:05 PM

Thanks Colin, I'll keep all that in mind!

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

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on January 16, 2013
at 05:59 AM

Oh, and welcome to paleohacks!

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

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on January 16, 2013
at 05:59 AM

And welcome to paleohacks!

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on January 16, 2013
at 05:04 AM

Colin, please split the hairs between primal and paleo if you have the time. I'm a newb and use them interchangeably.

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

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on January 16, 2013
at 05:58 AM

Oh sorry Sara, Primal is loosely defined as paleo with diary. We primals still think dairy is a healthful food and that any negatives are outweighed by the positive aspects of it's consumption: calcium, cla, k2, healthy bacteria etc. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dairy-intolerance/#axzz2I7ARq2TA

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