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6/16/11 2:16 P

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What I don't get is how such an overwhelming number of people said Paleo worked for them, in the one report, and yet it was ranked last. Can all those people be delusional? I don't get the logic, as the numbers don't make sense.

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6/15/11 11:12 P

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I saw this and was surprised Paleo even made the list. I've seen diet-wars-type shows on TV and the reviewers were mildly pro-Paleo, too. At least it's getting print so people are maybe wondering what it's about. :) (However, most people would want a quick fix.) I find it funny that WW now has unlimited fruits and veg ... brilliant.

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6/15/11 11:06 P

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You're right! Makes me think me wonder if the website has some "sponsors".

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This is irresponsible journalism at best, fraud at worst. The methods that they used to evaluate the diets are circular and not based on actual data. But, these lousy methods are the same as what has been used in some top-name journals from top-name universities.
Basically, what they do is evaluate these diets based on a comparison to a standard. Doesn't matter if the standard is based on good data at all.
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6/15/11 5:40 P

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I read something to that affect recently Fitwit. Not sure where I got it; probably in some newsletter I got. Sad changes but we can still do our own thing...pretty much. We've got our own personal nutritionist right here: Laura (Fit-Artist) and she won't buy into any ADA standards.

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6/15/11 5:21 P

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6/15/11 5:11 P

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Yeah, I know. It's all about money. This article is actually a microcosm of how, and why:

http://www.anh-usa.org/dietitians-are-bu
ying-cokes-line/

Just substitute "grain interests" where it says "coca cola" and you're pretty much reading a different version of the same story. Oh, but since some of you seem to be nutritionists / consultants, is it true that now dieticians (as the ADA) have lumped nutritionists in with them in legislation requiring all practitioners of both fields to be licensed through the ADA?

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6/15/11 5:11 P

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I've had the same type of reactions from my friends and family when I told them I was changing my diet. My mother is convinced that, if we've been eating it for the past 200 years or more, that it must be healthy and good for us. She was telling me that I should "just do weight-watchers. It makes more sense and you can eat whatever you want." Never mind the fact that a lot of those foods just aren't good for any of us.

And my trainer, an overall smart woman, needed to be reminded that I can get my carbs from fruit, rather than bread and grains. I also still occasionally eat potatoes. I'm still transitioning, as I'm having a hard time with a few foods and I also live with my boyfriend, who doesn't want to give up anything.

I also have some friends who changed to this lifestyle for health reasons - they said everyone they told looked at them cross-eyed, with comments like "how are you going to live without pasta". They also workout heavily, as I do, and the rest of their team just thinks they are crazy.



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6/15/11 4:34 P

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Rob Wolff has a great response to this both on his site ( http://robbwolf.com/2011/06/09/us-news-bes
t-diets/ ) and podcast.(itunes for free)

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6/15/11 4:06 P

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Health?
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6/15/11 3:43 P

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Yeah. It's funny (odd) how these diets (South Beach) promote using Splenda as part of a healthy low calorie dessert, or Weight Watchers with their mini portions as part of healthy eating. These diets are for the mainstream, uneducated (in nutrition), so they don't have to think about what they eat. Food gets packaged up for them and they are told how, what, how often and how much to eat. These peope who follow them really aren't better off in the long run and they most likely become fat again or lifelong users of the programs they started out with.

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6/15/11 3:36 P

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Have seen this refered a few times and it's interesting to see the carb laden ones at the top and the protein based ones at the bottom... They have to be acknowledged but if theyr'e at the bottom maybe no one will notice and they'll go away, right?

Oooh, I so feel a rant coming on about all this, but will try to keep it short with bullet points :)

- Think who's funding the ADA, and who is ultimately determining/judging the "best": the corn and grain people.

- of /course/ people want to stick with 'diets' that have the stuff they want to eat. How many ads are there for 'diets' that claim to help you lose weight "without giving up your favorite foods"... Because people 1) don't want to change, and 2) don't want to admit what they're doing created the problem, so continuing to eat the same things that created the problem shouldn't matter.

- Ultimately, people don't want to want to come to the "dark side" if there's no cookies. LOL!

I personally liked this overview: health.usnews.com/best-diet/b
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It's the same list but there's a tally of people who've had success or 'failure' with an eating plan... the top successes: Weight Watchers, Atkins and Paleo.

Hmmmm... Accountability, developing a better relationship with food/nutrition, and eating to satisfy your body's needs helps you achieve a healthy weight. Nah, must be a mistake! LOL!

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6/15/11 3:12 P

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The article is about diets and eating Paleo is a lifestyle so I don't really worry much about it not being on the list. And like Fit_Artist said, people have a tough time stepping away from the carbs.

Most effective plans limit grains including Tosca Reno's Eat Clean plan which didn't even show up on the list.

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6/15/11 3:01 P

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I read Fitness RX religiously... the BEST and most EFFECTIVE way to lose weight (according to the mag) is to avoid extra grain and carbs....

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6/15/11 2:49 P

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There we are- last but not least. But to fall way behind Jenny Craig? Where in earth are these people coming from? emoticon

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I think this is primarily due to the fact that people have a hard time "letting go" of grain. Grain is SOOOO everywhere!
Carb addicts are also everywhere! lol

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6/15/11 2:31 P

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Did any of y'all happen to see this "news article"?

http://health.yahoo.net/articles/weight-
loss/best-weight-loss-diets

WTF?

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