A few interesting notes by Suz on this topic…
Is it possible to be Vegan or Vegetarian and Paleo?
With the absence of meat and dairy too (in the case of Vegans) this group often rely heavily on grains as a source of calories and legumes as a protein source. A shift from a grain and legume heavy diet, to a meat-free Paleo diet would be quite a transition, but theoretically possible – probably involving lots of nutritionally dense eggs. … it’s a lot easier for those Vegetarians who do eat fish (Pescetarians) – that would certainly make following a Paleo style diet a lot easier…
The Vegetarian/ Vegan is Healthy Myth
Whilst a lot of Vegetarians are healthy, there also seem to be a lot of “Junk Food Vegetarians”. So many processed foods have the “V” Vegetarian symbol. In fact, it would be very easy for a Vegetarian to conduct their entire diet through packets of processed foods, without a vegetable in sight. … this is where Paleo differs. … as the whole basis of Paleo is to eat natural, uncomplicated, whole foods.
From Vegetarian/ Vegan to Paleo?
A lot of people do seem to become Vegetarian or Vegan through concern for their health. … the 2012 Paleo Survey results show that over 38% of Paleo respondents used to follow either of those lifestyles.
It’s all a matter of health I guess… 🙂