Yes, there are different interpretations: Primal Blueprint, Whole 30, Rob Wolf, Chris Kresser, Mark Scissons, Gary Taubes, etc.
For a comprehensive look at a glance and for comparison check out:
Paleo Diet Flow Chartcolebradburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/0
Is it Paleo?coconutoilcooking.com/coconut-oil-blog-pos
Paleo/Primal/Atkins Comparison Chartprimalpalette.com/post/3572403538/photo-pa
And for an in-depth look from many perspectives:
I recommend Mark's Daily Apple: www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-1
There are tons of resources on this thread: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messagebo
And, Paleo from a woman's perspective here: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messagebo
Essentially, if you eliiminate grains, beans and dairy as your beginning point (for at least 30 days) you will notice a big difference. Then you can start to tweak to your own body's repsonse. Some people tolerate dairy well, others not. Some people are more carb sensitive. For some the issue is fructose (so you have to eliminate fruit and things high in fructose... coconut oil). For others it's nightshades (potatoes, peppers, eggplant). Others do best on very low carb (eliminate starchy carbs), while others eat high carb and still reap the benefits. There is also a difference on how people view fat... some eat very high, and some moderate. Eating this way is all about learning to listen to your own body and note it's individulaized responses to food, while you optimise it's own ability to heal grow stronger. It's not a clear-cut path. The threads above will help you navigate the differences, and provide balance as you discover for yourself what will work best!
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