Limit as Diet approaches Paleo Vs. "Paleo"?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 30, 2013 at 2:17 AM

So, after turning Paleo last September, I saw within weeks a major improvement in my quality of life. However, it wasn't nearly as good as it is right now. Perhaps it was due to following a cookbook rather than opting for raw healthy options at all times?

I've been working on a solution for my sleep and my allergies for years. Finally, after following a stricter paleo diet, everything is better! I do not eat: honey or 100% maple syrup, dried fruit, cooked fruit, added salt, and consume much less cooked veggies than I used to. Also no nut butters or coconut flours. I have seen major improvements in my sleep, mood and energy. Fruit is not a problem! I eat lots of fruit throughout the day; however, cooking fruit will raise its glycemic index and drying it will remove part of the satiation factor of raw fruit.

My argument is that, perhaps many people on here are not deriving the full benefits of Paleo because they aren't really following Paleo--that is, they're dumping salt on their food (which cavemen NEVER did), consuming honey without hunting for it themselves (to see how difficult and rare it truly is to obtain it), etc. Thoughts? Thanks! I know that I for sure am not returning to "Paleo" now that I truly understand the implications of a much more paleolithic diet.



on July 30, 2013
at 10:36 AM

Do you go out and pick all the fruit you eat, or...?



on July 30, 2013
at 02:23 AM

drinking lots of water won't balance the salt intake out?

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on July 30, 2013
at 06:13 AM


You did the home work that's required for you...for you. Others have differing wants and needs and though 90% of their N=1 might be the exact same as yours, that last 10% will be the real game changer for each person.

I'm glad you found what works best for you, but that does not mean someone is more or less paleo because of the road you chose to take.


on August 04, 2013
at 10:48 AM

great job man, you did what works for you and your body give the others time to catch up with your elite Paleolithic status ;)

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