04/14/2014 07:16 am ET Updated Apr 14, 2014

Repeat After Us: Paleo Pizza IS NOT Pizza

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It doesn't take much to classify a food as pizza: just toppings and pizza dough. You can go with or without tomato sauce. Add a mountain of toppings or keep it simple with just cheese. But what you can never do, EVER, is take away the dough and replace it with something else. Considering that pizza dough is 50 percent of what makes pizza "pizza," taking it out of the equation is robbing pizza of its very identity.

There are many diets these days, and allergies too, that prevent a large number of people from eating bread. While we may not be able to forgo this carb personally, we completely understand the need to do so. But what we cannot understand is why anyone would want to liken a piece of meatloaf covered in cheese to pizza when it's not even close. We're looking at you, Paleo diet followers.

We respect those of you who follow the Paleo diet and your choices -- we really do -- but what we cannot tolerate is this list we found of Paleo pizza recipes. Pizza without pizza dough is just not pizza. Stop trying to force it.

Paleo Pizza Ruins Everything

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