I have been on several low carb diets in my life to help maintain my weight and well being. Currently I am living the paleo lifestyle with lots of vegtables and fruit and lean meats. I have chosen to continue this diet becuase I love the way it feels. Contrary to your comment about needing carbohydrates for memory and mood, my own memory and mood have become even better since adopting this diet. I no longer have any "senior" moments and the lag that I would normally feel in the afternoon is gone. I also no longer have cravings for sugary sweets and bread as I have in the past and therefore I have been able to control my weight much easier.
The only thing that I truely miss from my regular diet is the cheese. I have long ago given up all other forms of dairy either due to there sugar content (ice cream) or thier expense but I still love my cheese. I counteract this with allowing myself 3 cheat meals a week which I try to save for social gatherings.
For the most part the Paleo diet seems to me to be a very healthy diet. You still recieve the recomended protien, the amazing fruits and vegtables that should be included in a healthy diet and the right amount of healthy fats needed for a healthy mind and body. The only thing you are really giving up are breads, sugars and very high starches like potatoes. This to me is a good trade of for the peace of mind, healthy hair, skin and nails, and lack of cravings that I have been blessed with since going paleo.
10/25/2013 - 10:55am
Your approach sucks. Paleo society is huge and successfully and is not a diet is a way of life. Please study hormones before commenting on memory loss and the way metabolism goes. Otherwise change the name of your website
09/07/2013 - 5:01pm
Actually dairy causes plaques to deposit in the body which can cause serious health concerns. There has been extensive research supporting that fact. Soy and almond milks actually provide you with more calcium than dairy milk and it has no saturated fats so they are an all around healthier altunitive, especially for those with high cholesterol and heart disease.
08/27/2013 - 10:53am
There are no phases in the Paleo diet. None. I cannot even begin to think of a paleo health advocate or author who would recommend such a thing. Paleo dieters eat whole, natural foods in whatever quantities and at whatever times they want to. It doesn't even have to be low carb as you claim.
08/03/2013 - 7:37pm
I've been on the Paleo diet for 5 months now, have lost 35 pounds and haven't felt this great in years. I recently got extensive blood work done and everything had improved. Your write up was completely innacurate and embarassing to read. There are no cheat meals in a true Paleo diet. Read Robb Woff's book and learn.
07/31/2013 - 12:10pm
It is wrong to publish that dairy are our sources for calcium and vitamin D when it has been proved that all that is just marketing. The dairy industry needs to make people think that they may get osteoporosis for not drinking milk. That is false. The milk we find in the market were enriched with Vitamin D, that means that milk on its own has not Vitamin D and Calcium is only in small quantities. In addition, every species should stick to that their mothers produce, therefore, milk from cows should be consumed by their babies, calves.
07/15/2013 - 6:29pm
Completely wrong about the dukan diet. Obliviously the author lacked in their research. You can eat dairy. As long as it is fat free or under 5% fat. Make sure there are no added sugars too. 18 oz a day is recommended as the max amount of milk based foods per day.
06/27/2013 - 6:15pm
So because dairy is eschewed, Paleo is bad?? There are plenty of other ways to get vitamin d and calcium without it. Kudos for not trying to rip it apart like every other "nutrition expert" though.
05/22/2013 - 5:07pm
Paleo diet is not high protein... it's moderate protein... You don't have to go strict paleo and can introduce raw milk butter and raw milk cheeses (or pasteurized if your from the uSA).
03/21/2013 - 3:06pm
You are totally misinforming people about the raw diet. Studies support that a plant based diet reduces your risk for cancer and heart disease. You are stating the opposite of these studies by encouraging people to eat meat and dairy products. I suggest you contact Dr. Neil Barnard and his extensive research of the benefits of a plant based diet.