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    Confused... low carb isn't primal, correct?

    Apologize for the newbie question.
    I'm going through the forums and noticing many recipes have cream and cream cheese and mozzarella and things like that. Don't those count as dairy and so are not included in the Primal approach?

    Thanks a bunch!

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    Primal is indeed not low carb ... however cream has negligible carbs hence you are clearly very confused indeed.
    F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paleo-bunny View Post
    Primal is indeed not low carb ... however cream has negligible carbs hence you are clearly very confused indeed.
    yup

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    Thanks for the quick reply!

    So I should avoid the recipes that include those things even though they're in the Primal recipes section of the forums, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maelynn View Post
    Thanks for the quick reply!

    So I should avoid the recipes that include those things even though they're in the Primal recipes section of the forums, right?
    If you can handle dairy and you wish to eat them, eat them. If not, not.

    Dairy's one of the Primal "fuzzy zones."

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    Paleo says no dairy, primal is okay with it
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    yeah you are

    Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
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    the primal blueprint--as invented by mark sisson--is low carb compared to the standard american diet. it's not atkins/southbeach low carb, but mark's recommendations for carbohydrates land in the 50-150 grams per day range. that said, there are plenty of people on this forum who eat plenty of primal/paleo carbohydrates, like sweet potatoes, and do just fine.

    dairy is also part of the primal plan. that is one of the differences between primal and paleo. we're a little less strict.

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    Primal isn't necessarily low-carb, but it can be. It's usually lower carb than most people eat. You can have lots of sweet potatoes and squash and other starchy carbs and still be primal.

    Dairy, like white rice, is in a gray area, where some people react differently, and you have to gauge how your body reacts in order to decide if you want to keep it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfreaksho View Post
    Primal isn't necessarily low-carb, but it can be. It's usually lower carb than most people eat. You can have lots of sweet potatoes and squash and other starchy carbs and still be primal.
    Needed to be said twice. Emphasis added.

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    You've completely cleared up the confusion. I was confusing paleo (also new to me) and Primal and somehow missed the difference as I'm reading through the copious amount of material trying to learn more. THANK YOU!!!

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