In an interview with Paleo Magazine, Mark Sisson says, "The idea, then, is to cut out the grains, cut out the simple sugars, cut out the omega six oils, and instead eat literally all you want from a long list of very tasty healthy foods..."
In one question on PaleoHacks, Jack Kruse comments that you can "[eat] as much as you want as long as its good healthy food."
On NerdFitness, Steve Kamb also says the Paleo Diet "allows you to eat as much as you want."
On PaleoDietLifestyle, Sebastian Noel claims "you should probably have as much [fat] as you want."
And when I first learned about Paleo, this food list was one of the first ones I looked at and the first line reads "Starting with meats, eat as much as you want for breakfast, lunch & dinner." I had been a vegetarian with an eating disorder for a few years so my first thought was, "Really? As much as I want? WELL SIGN ME UP."
We all know that you obviously shouldn't eat as much as you want, even if you're really active and especially if you're trying to lose weight. Is saying you can eat as much as you want on the Paleo Diet just a way of enticing people to adopt it? I think that statement is misleading. It's like, "Hey you're full? But you still wanna keep eating? Well alllllrighty then!" Now I think it would be better to say, "You can eat as much as you want. But you'll find you don't have to eat so much since this diet is so satiating" or something along those lines. I don't know why this is frustrating me.