US News Best Diets - Paleo being voted down massively
There was quite a stink a few weeks back when US News published their "definitive" guide which ranked diets according to the advice of a panel of nutritional "experts".
Paleo ranked 20, dead last. They put up a page and asked folks to click on whether the diet had worked for you. Soon paleo started accumulating a huge amount of "yes" votes, well over 5000. If you looked at the votes, there was an overwhelming outpouring of folks saying "well screw you US News, it worked for me!". I hadn't looked in a while, but something curious has happened. While other diets like Mediterranean, Jenny Craig and the top rated DASH diets each barely eeked over 1000 votes one way or another (and more 'no's) all of a sudden there are over 20,000 "no" votes for paleo. For all of us, we know something is up here. I haven't met anyone who has given paleo a fair chance and not had a positive result. But you'll notice that the Atkins Diet has also been massively voted down ... but the Eco-Atkins Diet, a vegetarian derivative of Atkins, has been massively voted up. As has Vegan and Vegetarian by almost the same margin that Paleo has been voted down.
Seems to me that word got out amongst the veggie faithful that the paleo folk had started voting it up and so paleo got more yes votes (it was like 5000 yes to very few nos for a while) and got a bunch of folks to vote it down. You can't tell me that over 20,000 people that randomly read that article had tried paleo and only a couple thousand Jenny Craig. Something fishy is happening here, or is it rotten durian fruit?
Last edited by KestrelSF; 11-05-2011 at 07:29 AM.
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