I have been well within the " Paleosphere " for quite a while. I have noticed many things coming into play that have intrigued me. Paleo is changing, it's the most simple way I can put it.
It seems Primal/Paleo used to be all about eating so much fat, restricting carbs to VERY low levels and now the approach is becoming a bit different. We are all realizing that eating just meat and fat isn't the best for everyone, especially active people with healthy metabolisms. Also that all carbs ARE NOT EVIL. Fruit is a great source of fuel, as are sweet potatoes and even some wild rice is fine.
You don't need to be in ketosis in order to be "Fat-adapted." Doing carb refeeds, adding in carbs may even be beneficial and lowering fat intake isn't all that bad.
Basically, the point I'm trying to make is that Paleo is more of a "Real foods diet."
We all know that avoiding trans-fats, vegetable oils, nutritionally deficient white bread/pastas, and passing on the soda are great things for our health. We also need to realize that a whole foods diet based around fresh local foods that are high in nutrients, even if it may include some raw dairy, fruit and even some plant based meals are HELPING us. Not hurting us. People have gone far enough to say that Low-carb diets, over long periods of time are nothing but detrimental to health. With that statement I can agree!
So go ahead add in some carbs. Experiment with eating delicious ripe fruit. Lower your fat intake to see how you perform. Let loose and have a cheat day. Go out with your friends and enjoy a nice beer and some junk food. It won't kill you!
Question is, do you share similar views on how Paleo may be changing. Do you agree with these views? This is a discussion I've wanted to happen for a while now.