People confuse low-carb with Paleo.
Originally Posted by bopfer
Here's the problem: Paleo is regarded as an extreme lifestyle by CW-enthusiasts. Because Paleo is labeled as extreme - even though it ISN'T - it attracts extremists. Now, Paleo says that the 500+g of carbohydrate from soda, wheat, juice, crackers and cookies Americans eat DAILY is bad, and we should be eating real food and way less carbs. Let's use the number 150g arbitrarily. Now, in reality, since we're not supposed to DRINK calories and only EAT calories, 150g of carbohydrate a day is quite a bit. That's almost 2 lbs of sweet potatoes a day, or 6 apples every single day. That's pretty solid for the average person. It's a recommendation, not a rule. Now, because Paleo is populated with extremists due to the media's stigma, you have people thinking because low is good, NO must be even better! And before you know it, you have human beings promoting becoming carnivores when we're clearly omnivores.
Paleo isn't low-carb. Paleo IS real food! That is the whole point. It's been hijacked by people to suit their own agenda. Real Paleo is "If you can't pick it or kill it, don't eat it." If you want to eat nothing but apples and nuts, that is 100% Paleo and just as Paleo as steak and spinach. Paleo itself is perfect, it's the people that screw it up.
If "eating real food" is the real paradigm shift, then "Paleo" is the real paradigm shift.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.