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Softcore Paleo Diet

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 31, 2013 at 9:34 AM

After a couple of years of doing my best to eat a clean strict "Paleo" diet, I am finding myself being more lenient with what I eat. That means having some rice with my meat to get some extra calories, and a little sugar here and there when I feel like it. Compared to a younger pre-paleo self, I am eating much healthier.

I'm wondering if anyone's reached a similar conclusion, choosing to follow a more "softcore" paleo diet.

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on August 01, 2013
at 06:58 PM

There are plenty of paleo, starch-dense foods - any roots or tubers pretty much define this category.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on July 31, 2013
at 10:42 PM

By "cheat" you mean "shitty" or "conventional"? *Cheats* are shortcuts to get one closer to their goals, not hinder progress. +1, anyways. ;-)

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on July 31, 2013
at 09:38 AM

Softcore... I wonder what's the etymology of this term? Anyway, Weston Price looks like an alternative solution to Paleo.

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on August 01, 2013
at 07:43 PM

Ah, you've come through the looking glass. I'm over here too. I needed a pretty strict diet for a while to figure some stuff out, and to do some serious healing. But once you get to "good enough" (whatever that means for you, and it doesn't mean looking like a body builder for me, just decent labs, being able to be active, not sunburning easily, and not being in pain) I don't see much point in having a stricter diet than is required to stay at your cruising altitude.

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on July 31, 2013
at 06:18 PM

What I do to keep on is to have cheat meals if I really feel like it. When I am at the end of my rope, I will probably eat the cheat food, and continue being paleo. I do this because I know that if I don't, all those hives and other ickiness will return. I've been softcore paleo, and to me, it's just not worth it.

Maybe you can have cheat meals instead of going softcore paleo? It's better in the long run.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on July 31, 2013
at 10:42 PM

By "cheat" you mean "shitty" or "conventional"? *Cheats* are shortcuts to get one closer to their goals, not hinder progress. +1, anyways. ;-)

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on July 31, 2013
at 10:45 AM

No I tend to go 'harder core' the longer I am paleo. Am now the weird chick buying chicken necks (to make bone broth) and liver for dinner :)

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on August 01, 2013
at 06:53 PM

I think another term for "softcore" is "primal", which includes dairy and some starches. I'd like to call my diet paleo, but it's actually primal because I keep in white rice and occasionally corn and some sweeteners. But while I accept these, I'm pretty strict on the majority of paleo guidelines (no grains, legumes, dairy). I absolutely feel great since I've started eating this way, so I'm okay with the exceptions.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on August 01, 2013
at 06:58 PM

There are plenty of paleo, starch-dense foods - any roots or tubers pretty much define this category.

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