It's well known what it means to be a vegetarian or a vegan. Is there a good term to refer to people who follow a Paleo lifestyle? In order to increase public awareness, we should have a good name to refer to ourselves, i.e. "I am a ...", as opposed to "I follow a ... diet", which makes it sound like a fad.
Though we like to refer to ourselves as carnivores, we do eat plants, so by definition, we are technically omnivores. But regarding our specific diet, there's lots of terms:
So we could call ourselves:
But let's dig deeper...
From Wiki, about the term 'vegan':
The word vegan was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson, who combined the first three and last two letters of vegetarian to form "vegan," which he saw as "the beginning and end of vegetarian."
So if we combine one of those phrases from above, we could get:
It's from hunter gatherer. I guess that was obvious. So even though I'm perfectly happy calling us all "paleos"; my submission for a new name is official:
Hugans. Like human, but healthier.
I think focusing on the fact that we are adapted through evolution to this diet/lifestyle is the key. It's how we are supposed to eat. That's what we need to capture.
It also means that we have the high ground, so let's claim it!
The natural human diet.
The metabolically natural human diet.
Eating what we are adapted to eat.
The original human diet.
The foods that humans are designed to eat.
...Something along those lines.
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