Originally Posted by Omaha
Paleo is very similar to the way I eat, but I really don't care about all of the caveman crap. I also don't care about the name paleo. I avoid dairy because it makes me break out. I try to avoid bread and pasta because they make me very bloaty. One or both of those things also exacerbates my allergies, too. I eat beans and peanuts, though, because I like them and they don't seem to bother me at all.
I get that it's super cool to bag on whatever is popular, but I cant think of a lot of bad things to say about eating fruits, veggies, nuts, unprocessed meats, etc. It's all good stuff. I don't eat paleo, but I have several paleo recipe books because everything in there is in line with the way I eat.
I think most of us likely eat pretty "Paleo," and I think that's the beef (haha) with it. The need to repackage everything in some trendy, cool narrative full of truthiness is what sticks in my craw. Though it doesn't really irritate me, as I'm pretty fascinated by successful marketing narratives, so I respect the stickiness of the Paleo concept from that standpoint.