I've been eating Paleo for a while now. My husband has not. He was raised in a low-fat household. My in-laws are absolutely ignorant of all science and follow the low-fat, low-sat fat, low cholesterol way of life. No one is really overweight or obese so clearly something is working for them.
I've started to introduce my husband to the Paleo way of eating. He has started to cut out sugar from his diet, which was a challenge since he had a massive sweet tooth. I've also got him eating higher fat and protein. We don't really have to lose any weight, although it is a welcome side-effect if it happens. The problem is that we are both at the office for close to 80 hours a week and sometimes it is just simpler for him to eat the food catered by the firm. Also, I am not sure that he totally buys into this way of eating yet, and so I suppose a sandwich just doesn't seem that bad to him.
I am concerned that if he is in fact having sandwiches or SAD food at the office coupled with higher fat, higher protein food at home, his daily intake would resemble the typical SAD diet of high fat, high carbs. Is my trying to get him to be Paleo therefore counterproductive?
Put in another way, should I be looking at this as "all or nothing, Paleo or bust" or a spectrum, whereby each non-SAD meal he has is a victory for his health?