Just Say No to Paleo (& Other Fad Diets)
Posted by Diane Jamgochian on
Hollywood’s Paleo diet may be enjoying its fifteen minutes of fame, but eating like the Flintstone family can backfire. A recent study from The University of Melbourne found that following the low-carb high-fat “Caveman” diet for 8 weeks may promote rapid weight gain that can lead to health complications like arthritis and raised blood sugar. The diet is especially risky for those who are already overweight and fairly sedentary. Paleo, short for Paleolithic, eliminates processed food (i.e. anything from a box, bag, or can) and mimics the way hunter-gatherers ate during pre-agricultural times. It encourages high intake of fiber and...