I started eating Paleo because it made sense from an evolutionary biology perspective. I started eating grass-fed meat and went from there to cutting out grains, sugar and vegetable oils. I have never been obese, though I was perhaps overweight a couple years ago before I started running. I still have a belly, love handles, but I've lost around 10 pounds since starting around a year ago. I'm working out more consistently than I ever have before.
I am pretty low carb just because I eat Paleo, but when I go all meat I get awful leg cramps at night so I don't like that much. Also, it just seems somehow wrong to worry about whether I eat fruit or not. I don't eat that much in the first place. The thing I've always loved about Primal eating is that I don't have to worry about how much or what I eat. I fast or I eat based on my appetite. Sometimes that less or sometimes more.
Here's my main question: Is the Paleo community just in a hurry to lose weight rather than just determined to be healthy? I know that extra weight isn't "healthy" per se, but I feel like that's what I mostly read about: "How can I lose the last pounds? I lose _ pounds!" It took me thirty years to put my body in this predicament (even though I've never had symptoms like diabetes or IBS) through what I ate. Do I really need to be VLC and "hurry up" my fat loss or will it come around in time of eating healthy Paleolithic foods? I am patient. I can wait. But, then again, if it won't ever happen without focusing on carb restriction, that's another story. Has anyone out there just eaten Paleo and, eventually, say two or three years later, lost the weight the weight?