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Thread: Paleo comes in last

  1. #1
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    Paleo comes in last

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    What is this based on? I just can't understand where they get nutritional deficiencies (hello leafy green veggies). And the only real complaint I see here is that it's too hard to stick to... Which is a really weak argument against this "diet" as they inaccurately call it.

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    They are talking about weight loss. Paleo is not a weight loss diet.

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    Those reports are based on the opinions of "experts". Also known as "puppets". The industry is scared poopless about this. We were never supposed to figure out what real food was. Now they are losing money on their grain crops and are desperate to paint an ugly picture about real food. Paleo, in its modern form, is simply the consumption of nutrient dense food and the avoidance of toxic, empty and otherwise unsuitable food. How can anyone miss nutrients while eating eggs, liver, spinach, fish and more? If anything, paleo eaters should occasionally get tested for vitamin overdosing. Since we avoid anti-nutrients, there would theoretically be a slight risk of excess vitamin A, iron, other metals and similar toxicity. Except, guess what? It doesn't happen. Bodies pretty much throw away all the excess pretty well. It's just fear mongering by Big Agra. Weak and thin fear mongering.

    Paleo was a weight-loss diet for me. I was living on soda and spaghetti. I thought I was doing fine.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    Did you read some of the critiques of paleo? The 'experts' were uncomfortable that it 'cut out entire food groups like grains and dairy'. If they're still thinking of those things as necessary for health then the entire paradigm of paleo will make no sense to them. Another reason it scored low was due to 'cost' which just makes me crazy that grains are so cheap - I can buy a box of 'organic grain-based cereal bars' for my kids for $.30/bar or I can get grain-free lara bars for $1.25/bar (or make my own for about that much). There is a huge cost disparity between eating processed and real food (and 'real food' doesn't include grains for me).
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    There isn't a lot of research on Paleo diet and diabetes, so they had "no choice" but to give it a low score?? WTF??? This is pure garbage, it is obvious they are biased, but oh wait, they are experts so of course they know best. Sad thing is most people who read this will probably be swayed against paleo and never give it a second thought again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sihana View Post
    This is normally a "scientific" blog, and usually every commented is willing to give and take, for science! Watch what happens when their scientific viewpoint of food is threatened, however. I unsubscribed from this place in my RSS because people proved themselves too closed minded.
    Never read the comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onalark View Post
    Never read the comments.
    I agree, anyone that has the time to argue over articles online has the way too much time on their hands.

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    How can they argue with results? I am not missing any nutrients! I eat a mountain of varietal foods, fruits, veggies, meats, limited dairy, and minimal supplements. My doc says I'm healthy as a race-horse!

    Shifting paradigms is going to ruffle some feathers, I'm afraid.
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    LOL, it has to be the easiest diet to stick to of all time. Eat whole foods. Don't eat grains, beans, soy or sugar or processed foods. Done.

    It's even easy to dine out. I just went to a burrito place- I want chicken on a salad with grilled veggies and salsa. DONE. I went out for Indian- roast lamb, roast potatoes, spinach. Done. Brunch- Frittata - please make in butter and no toast. Done.

    I don't know my nutrients well but was not aware that white bread and sugar carried any, and very few people actually eat whole grains.

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