Off the top of my head... wrong-headed/focussed article, LOL!
Yes, "You donít have to go full force to incorporate healthy aspects of the Paleo diet." (The article's bottom line... though I would argue that the 'cons' listed are actually 'cons'.)
However, there are a miraid of health benefits to actually eating Paleo over a 'healthy' SAD diet that the article doesn't address... and it really does hinge completely on what you choose to believe. Will you be doing yourself a favour to eat as the article suggests? If you're eating a highly-processed, sugar-laden, freggie bereft, protein depleated diet already, absolutely. Any and all movement away form such a diet are going to be good for you.
Can you improve your health even more by eliminating grains, legumes, dairy, nightshades and incorporating a much higher ratio of healthy (saturated) fat into your diet (while balancing your omega 6s/3s)... i.e. truly eating according to Paleo guidelines... I believe you can, and I have experienced the difference.
For over 20 years I ate as the article suggests... clean, unprocessed, fresh. I got fat, and more and more ill as the years went by. I started eating Paleo/Primal and I've lost 50 lbs. and my health improves daily. The same goes for my husband, and my 8-year-old daughter.
Something to note is that women respond slightly differently to a Paleo diet than do men... not as dramatic, and it makes sense to do your homework on Paleo women's sites.
Here's the link to a thread that focusses on a wide range of Paleo issues from a woman's perspective, with links to numerous resources. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messagebo
If you want to read more about my experience in just a few short months, check it out here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
I'm looking forward to what others have to say! Thanks for sharing the article!
P.S. Incidentally, comparing the suggestions in the article to Paleo is like comparing apples to oranges... and it all hinges on how you define 'healthy'. Nothing will ever again convince me that eating grains, eliminating eggs, consuming grain-fed meat/dairy and eliminating saturated fat is my best interests.
Edited by: _RAMONA at: 9/6/2012 (16:34)
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