I find this question and these answers most interesting, and a bit surprising.
It seems to me Paleo/Primal (with its many variations) is essentially a plant-based diet, with more meat and fat percentages than most of the non-Paleo paradigms. Agree?
If yes: So if eating Paleo doesn't involve veggies (or minimal), is this to posit a distinction between plants (starchy ones) and veggies (the leafy stuff)?
We're all familiar with the whole “think variety, think color” approach to veggies/fruit. We are urged to consume a "rainbow" of veggies/fruit. My main fruit is berries, and not any great quantity, so let's stick with veggies. Is it easy to get requisite micronutrients (and anti-oxidants) with veggies a minimal part of one's diet?
I'm definitely clear about the need to get ride of vegetable oils. It's just that I am not inclined to want to forego all the kinds of veggies that can and do make up a great salad, especially with generous amounts of protein and fat added.
Not that I hear anybody telling me I should forego that, or that there's anything "wrong" with loving a great heap of veggies. I'm simply struck by emphasis on minimizing, per se.
I can of course totally dig that someone may not like a given vegetable, and I am definitely not in the "Eat Your Vegetables (whether you like them or not because they are good for you)" school.