Whenever I find myself in a position to discuss my diet I cringe as soon as I have to say the word paleo.
Here are some thoughts on why:
(1) It just sounds stupid. Its not as bad as the Shangri-la diet, but calling it Paleo just sounds illegitimate.
(2) As often noted on this site, theoretically there could not have been a single Paleo diet, so to sophisticated people the very idea sounds immediately stupid or ignorant. I tend to quickly address this charge as soon as the word paleo slips out of my mouth.
(3) The word paleo is deeply flawed because it doesn't capture the extent to which my diet is based on scientific research, self experimentation, fermented foods and certain types of dairy, etc.
Does the word paleo make you cringe? Any thoughts about that?