Regarding Paleophil's post(which we can't reply to),I agree to a change in terms.The main reason though,for me,is because ZC is not necessarily raw.A ton of ZC people are cooked ZC.Raw carnivore
However,I don't see a reason to add a million other terms.Like,what's the difference between Raw Carnivore,Raw Animal Foods,and Raw Zero Plant Foods? They all sound the same to me.
= what a carnivore would eat (meat, fat, organs, fish, shellfish, eggs, insects and some fruits, greens, seaweeds or honey if they are facultative--for example the polar bear will eat kelp or berries if meat/fish is not available). A small amount of raw milk might fit too, but dairy wouldn't be a staple
. Technically, some carnivores like the Giant Panda and other bears eat omnivorous or herbivorous diets despite being classified as carnivores due to carnivorous taxonomy and morphology, but for the purposes of human diets people generally mean a diet heavy in animal flesh, with plant foods seen as a nonessential, medicinal or very minor aspect."When other food is unavailable, polar bears sometimes eat muskox, reindeer, small rodents, seabirds, shellfish, fish, eggs, kelp, berries, ...." http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/arctic/area/species/polarbear/diet/Raw Animal Foods
= meat, fat, organs, fish, shellfish, eggs, insects + dairy can be a staple
; generally no or negligible plant foods; I would think that honey could be included; seaweeds are are a sort of combination of plant and animal, so I'm guessing that they're not included; I'm also guessing that fungi are not included, which are neither plants nor animalsRaw Zero Plant Foods
= add fungi to RAF and if RAF doesn't include seaweeds, then this would; this term was just recently invented at this forum, I think, so I doubt that many are using it
ZC can be "raw ZC" and it still seems to be popular, probably because it only requires two letters, so I wasn't able to persuade folks to bury the term here. It's a confusing term because there's no possible way to literally eat zero carbs (which prominent ZCers acknowledge) and an increasing number of folks who call themselves ZCers eat milk and carb-containing organs, which technically is a contradiction.