In the interest of being a well-rounded, open-minded human, I will share this information with you that Kelly just posted on facebook, because I don't like to pretend that what I do is the be-all, end-all best. I like full disclosure!! So here is this article:
Paleo diet ranks last on 'best diets' list - CNN
I will post this blurb:
"Being last on the Best Diets list doesn't mean Paleo is the worst diet ever (the "Cookie Diet" didn't even make the list). But U.S. News & World Report's experts said the Paleo Diet was too restrictive for most people to follow long term, and that it limited some essential nutrients. They also cited a lack of research proving the Paleo Diet's cardiovascular health and weight loss benefits in their ranking.
The Paleo Diet tied for last place on the list alongside the Dukan diet, which is also a high-protein, low-carbohydrate approach."
In my estimation, it is not too restrictive and has actually helped me experience food as a healthy, normal human being. But I can understand, in this day and age, why living without wheat would be classified as near insanity by some people!!
And, I think, as a well-informed and responsible healthy eater, I am NOT missing any essential nutrients in my diet. In fact, I think I get MORE because I have replaced my wheat, rice, pasta, etc with vegetables, seeds and nuts! And I take vitamins :)
But - it is not for everyone.
And - it is not an easy way to live.
HOWEVER.... it works for me. And all I ask is that people be open-minded about that! I don't really care how other people eat, I don't have to live in their bodies. But I do want to share my experiences, because life is so much better for me now, better in ways I could never imagine!
Looking forward to sleeping and a better tomorrow <3