Oh I don't live in a paleo world! Maybe I wasn't clear - I was using the paleo reference above as an example in my comment about it being unfair to force everyone in the household to toss out non-McDougall food.
I did try to go paleo for awhile, under my doctor's orders, actually. She told me to read about the diet and then do it; cut out all grains and beans, and eat only fruits, veggies, meat, and nuts.
It didn't take at all! I don't like nuts, and I really dislike the taste of meat and eating more of those things didn't make that get better, it just worsened. All the high-fat meals wreaked havoc on my digestive system. I also had heart palpitations after high-fat meals.
I'd actually been striving for a plant-based diet for years, although I was vegetarian and did eat cheese and sometimes eggs. She apparently told me to go Paleo based on the fact that I have celiac disease and was anemic. I guess she thought I should just toss out the grains altogether and mainline the iron? Not sure what she was thinking.
Worth noting: she is no longer my doctor. But I am grateful to her for figuring out the celiac disease part - that had been going on for over a decade, and causing huge problems, and no one had even offered that as a possibility - and after understanding my symptoms, we had my six-year-old daughter tested, and she has it too. So hopefully her life will be spared much of the awfulness mine was.
My family is omnivorous and they do eat meat, but we aren't a paleo household. We have a better-than-SAD diet at home, although everyone here loves their cheese. They think I'm crazy for giving that up!