Ahem. Let’s make this clear up front. This is my personal opinion. But as an RD, it’s my job to evaluate diets, and because it’s my job, I hear from a lot of people day in and day out who try different fad diets, and so I get to see how they work in “real life,” not just what the textbook says.
Here’s the thing. It doesn’t matter what a diet is supposed to call for, it matters how people tend to interpret it. Just like the Atkins diet wasn’t meant to be a free-for-all of bacon and salami doesn’t mean that didn’t happen.
Here’s what I generally think of the Paleo Diet, a diet based on eating the way our prehistoric ancestors did. I’ll give you a hint: The obsession with the Paleo Diet makes me want to crawl out of my skin.
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