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  • Can we get Paleo off the bottom?

    I voted yes to all the atkins diets, no to everything else, and obviously YES to paleo..
    you think we can get it off the bottom? I can't believe slimfast is above it!

    Best Weight-Loss Diets - US News Best Diets

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    Too bad there isn't a place there for comments. I'd have to say that it isn't just about weight loss.
    Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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    • #3
      I actually don't think paleo is a diet, in the sense of weight-loss diet, at all, so I don't think it should be compared to slim fast. Weight loss diets are plans "designed" for weight loss. I have lost weight eating paleo, and also gained weight (muscle) eating paleo, and also maintained healthy weight eating paleo. There is no caloric restriction involved in any of the popular versions of paleo, you can eat 6k calories per day if you want, drinking cans of coconut milk, etc. and if you do that you are highly unlikely to lose much weight.
      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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      • #4
        I don't think it's productive to push primal/paleo to people who only want to lose weight.
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        • #5
          I think the Paleo/Primal crowd has to stop worrying about stuff like this. Sure, ancestral health changed your life and means a lot to you, but the existence of magazines and blogs that don't "get it" hardly makes you marginalized. And if people give you grief, just take solace in the fact that you're probably happier than they are. A lot of our "diet culture" is centered around deprivation and really hard work (in other words, penance), which is sort of the intuitive answer for our culture: results come from suffering.

          And then we all come along, essentially saying you can be healthier and happier by being a hedonist and having some fun. Let's focus on walking that walk instead of worrying about what US News or NPR has to say about what we're doing.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DSR84 View Post
            I think the Paleo/Primal crowd has to stop worrying about stuff like this. Sure, ancestral health changed your life and means a lot to you, but the existence of magazines and blogs that don't "get it" hardly makes you marginalized. And if people give you grief, just take solace in the fact that you're probably happier than they are. A lot of our "diet culture" is centered around deprivation and really hard work (in other words, penance), which is sort of the intuitive answer for our culture: results come from suffering.

            And then we all come along, essentially saying you can be healthier and happier by being a hedonist and having some fun. Let's focus on walking that walk instead of worrying about what US News or NPR has to say about what we're doing.
            +1

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            • #7
              I voted just for shits and giggles, but I'm not sure it registered any of my votes.

              Meh.

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              • #8
                OK by me if it stays on the bottom. That way, we can all walk around with a knowing smile like the guy in the Viagra ad. Let's keep it our little secret. Shhhhh

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                • #9
                  I saw this article on huffington post. There were several comments there about paleo diets being the best. I made a comment about primal eating and had someone ask for a book on it. I think the word is clearly getting out - for better and for worse
                  Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                  http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                  • #10
                    Wanna' gain weight? Try the Slim Fast diet. I can't believe it's #5 because I gained 10 pounds in the short time I was on it. I can't replace a meal with ANY drink because I STILL get hungry!
                    52 year old Male
                    Goal: 185lbs
                    April 10th: 220lbs

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                    • #11
                      I'm thinking someone must've posted this on a vegan board. How else could Paleo have so many negative votes. Have 20K people even tried eating paleo?

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                      • #12
                        I didn't find Primal through any blog or anything like that. I learned from here: Adult Content Notice
                        because someone posted this: http://i51.tinypic.com/6r1s7d.png

                        And, I eventually ended up here: http://i56.tinypic.com/2qkuxyr.gif

                        So...the best way is by being nice, telling people personally, and keep living as an example. ^_^
                        Down from 275 to 250!
                        Werewolf Primal Living Blog - http://lycanthropology.com
                        Some fact, a lot of fiction! Keep track of my progress there!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DaisyEater View Post
                          I'm thinking someone must've posted this on a vegan board. How else could Paleo have so many negative votes. Have 20K people even tried eating paleo?
                          most likely, esp since the vegan diet has like 15k too

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                          • #14
                            People actually read US News?
                            Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
                            Starting Weight: 294 pounds
                            Current Weight: 235 pounds
                            Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kerry Ann View Post
                              I voted yes to all the atkins diets, no to everything else, and obviously YES to paleo..
                              you think we can get it off the bottom? I can't believe slimfast is above it!

                              Best Weight-Loss Diets - US News Best Diets
                              this was originally posted months ago and at least once since then, and at both times while paleo was listed last (due to the criteria used by the "experts" that judged the diets, the number of yes votes for paleo was something like double that of the next closest and the no's for paleo were the lowest of all iirc.

                              It certainly looks like there's been a concerted push by the veg crowd to swing the balance back...

                              Do i care?... Not really, it works for me and my family and we're all fitter, healthier because of it.
                              If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                              Originally posted by tfarny
                              If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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