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    Hey, we made the worst diet list of 2012........

    Everyone stand up and take a bow...

    2012 Diet Trends that Didn't Work (And Some That Did) | Fitbie

    The Worst: Eating Like a Caveman
    The hugely popular Paleo Diet is based on the theory that our bodies are optimized for eating the foods our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate: fruits, vegetables, and meat. Problem is, our lifestyles arenít, Giancoli says. ďItís not like our ancestors were hunting cows or chickens. They were hunting super-lean wild game, and most people today canít go out and consume wild game all of the time,Ē she says. Domesticated farm animals arenít as lean as wild game, so diets heavy in their meats include more saturated fat than is healthy. While the strict fruits-veggies-and-meat diet will result in weight loss by eliminating refined sugars and preservatives, results are far from sustainable, as the restrictions make the diet difficult to keep up. Whatís more, by prohibiting the consumption of fiber-filled legumes and whole grains as well as calcium- and vitamin D-rich calcium, it can set dieters up for cravings and nutritional deficiencies. 



    Bottom Line: A diet based in fruits and veggies is great, as is shunning refined sugars and preservatives. But to be sustainable, diet plans need to meet all of the bodyís nutritional needs, Giancoli says. Whenever it requires cutting out healthy foods (like whole grains, dairy, legumes), it doesnít.

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    LOL, awww... that's so cute.
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    Yay!

    Hey check out this from the "best diets"

    "While big-name researchers, hospitals, and health organizations have had their own lab-tested nutrition plans for years, recent book releases and favorable reviews have put them back on the table where they belong...........Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which is rich in fruits, veggies, whole grains, and low-fat dairy, is recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture......"

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    Super-lean wild game my fat ass.

    Do these people really think that humans only ever ate muscle meat?

    Sure, the muscle may be leaner, but when you cook the brains on top of it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TorMag View Post


    But to be sustainable, diet plans need to meet all of the bodyís nutritional needs, Giancoli says. Whenever it requires cutting out healthy foods (like whole grains, dairy, legumes), it doesnít.

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    *checks mirror*

    Unsustainable my (significantly smaller) ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owly View Post
    *checks mirror*

    Unsustainable my (significantly smaller) ass.
    Haha! And there's the proof, right there. I'm new, but I've lost 8 lbs in the past 3 weeks. I will be getting regular blood tests as I go along. If my bloodwork looks good, and my body feels good, and I achieve an optimal weight, then it's not going to matter to me what CW says about my diet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owly View Post
    *checks mirror*

    Unsustainable my (significantly smaller) ass.
    Exactly. I've sustained this for almost six months now. The results are fantastic and the food is fabulous. What's not to like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annieh View Post
    Exactly. I've sustained this for almost six months now. The results are fantastic and the food is fabulous. What's not to like?
    Probably because learning about the Paleo/Primal diet takes a bit of common sense and a bit more time than most people are willing to put forth when CW tells you that your frozen WW pre-planned meals and 100 calorie packs of cookies are "just fine". God forbid people learn how to actually cook with real food...

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    It's not "learning" how to cook as it is the time and effort that go into it. What's funny is that I can now cook primal almost as fast as anything else. The trick is frozen vegetables.

    I love how she says that it you don't eat the grains, you start having cravings. Yeah well, if you're used to shooting heroin and you stop shooting heroin, you start craving that too. Shall I make heroin a healthy addition to my diet?

    The problem with primal is that there is a substantial initial transition. You are hit with new shopping, new cooking, and carb flu, exactly at the time you need to be most strict. It's easy for CW to point at the transition and say Primal doesn't work.
    5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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