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4 celeb diets to avoid

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., February 17, 2012 - 12:02pm

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Brierley asks: Have you had success losing weight with any of these diets?


The paelo diet is fine. Just because we're not eating a billion grams of carbs per day in the form of wheat flour (white or whole, doesn't matter, look at the research against eating wheat), grains, sugar etc means we're not getting any carbs at all? So the vegetables and fruit that paleo followers eat have no carbs, or, realistically, enough carbs (naturally) to sustain a caveman (which we still are, agriculture has only been going 10, 000 years or so? So how are our bodies going to evolve that quickly in 10,000 years, just because our eating habits have changed drastically with agriculture/mass production doesnt mean it's a healthy progression, at all. Look at all the new cases of gluten insensitivity and intolerance.) Who wouldnt feel good on a paleo diet? Fruit, meat, fish, eggs, veg. Clean, natural eating. No chemicals. Refined sugar is unnatural and therefore terrible for humans. Calcium & vitamin D are easily obtained through other non dairy sources. And dairy is terrible for you too. Suprises me a dietitian would write such uninformed drivel.


08/08/2012 - 4:45pm

I have been on the Paleo plan for about 7 months and have never felt better. Not only have I dropped 20 pounds, but my Cholesterol is down 30 points and have more energy and need less sleep. No more bloated feeling or constipation. Yes, it is a lifestyle, one that supports REAL FOOD from local farms. It isn't difficult once you get all of that junk out of your house. Just plan to shop on the perimeter of your grocery store (produce and meats) and find as many farmer's markets as possible. I am never going back! Life in the Paleo world is good!


08/02/2012 - 12:52pm

"Paleo: What’s missing?
Dairy, which is how most of us get our calcium and vitamin D. The Paleo Diet is also low in carbohydrates—and there’s research that shows limiting or eliminating carbs impacts your memory and your mood"

What research!?

Please don't make claims to elusive studies without references to the research/ peer reviewed article, it's misleading.


07/29/2012 - 12:59pm

There is an error in your Dukan Diet information. Low-fat dairy (yogurt, cottage cheese, skim milk) are allowed in all four phases. Only cheese is restricted until the consolidation phase. And Oat Bran is required in all four phases, so there are some carbs, even from the beginning.


07/05/2012 - 12:22pm

One of the best things about Paleo is that it is a way of eating you can keep up forever. My wife and I are a year in and have no temptations to return to the low fat, high carb, sickness inducing diet this writer encourages. I love how these people bash Paleo and sound like idiots when they start spouting out nothing more than false information. Keep eating low fat and keep getting sick.


06/24/2012 - 9:40pm

This article is one example of why I'll never subscribe to EatingWell again. The Paleo Diet is not a low carb diet. It focuses on local lean meats, fresh vegetables and fruits, and natural oils. It turns out that grains and potatoes have antinutrient compounds in them that inhibit the absorption of vitamins and minerals. Do some research and you will find this out. And kale has way more bioavailable calcium than milk.


06/24/2012 - 1:58pm

This article is terrible. (Sorry.)

I've been a vegan for over ten years (and a strict vegetarian for the ten years before that)...and I'm a runner, a sports player, and my vitamin B12 and calcium levels are fine. I think you did little research into these actual diets (although mine is a lifestye...a permanent, ecofriendly, philosophical lifestyle).

I did some research in two eating disorder clinics last year -- this article is very similar to the way the dietitians who worked there thought. I knew more about nutrition than them and foods they've never heard of. I found that extremely discouraging.


03/06/2012 - 1:34am

Never done any research to even read any of Loren Cordain's Paleo Diet, Paleo Answers, or even try using a Pub Med search and look at the peer reviewed studies that provide scientific evidence of the health benefits of the Paleo diet. Name another "fad diet" that is so highly referenced.


03/05/2012 - 11:50pm

Yes I have...been on the Dukan Diet for some six months...down 67 all medication for heart, cholesteral and diabetis.....thanks to Dr. Dukan, I am looking forward to a healthier me...and I do have more energy and feel terrific......30 more pounds to go.....


03/05/2012 - 7:31pm

I think I'm going to have to think twice about renewing to this rag. The Palio Diet is not a Diet it is a lifestyle. Was any research done on people who have had horrible health problems and changed to this? I think not. I have fibromyalgia and a lot of people with Fibro are moving to this because it is improving their overall health. I have just started it and I can already tell a difference when I eat processed food again. Some people eat some dairy and some people eat 80/20. You have to do research on this LIFESTYLE CHANGE. I have more energy, less headaches, less aches and pains since I have changed my eating habits.Many people and doctors have suggested an anti inflammatory diet which is basically what is known as a Paleo Diet.This diet is grain free, dairy free, legume free, and nightshade vegetable free. Like I said before, everyone works it a little different but with a little research, one might not shove it off as a fad diet. Please RESEARCH before writing an option piece since doctors and other nutritional consults are suggesting eating PALEO or PRIMAL for health reasons


03/05/2012 - 4:16pm

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