Originally Posted by Sir_Gibby
Can't say I'm a nut about it (read: I just squashed a 50-count Dunkin Donut munchkin box over the past week) but I can't say that it's a BAD diet. I love me some bread but, after thinking about it, what am I really getting out of bread other than taste? I'd argue (perhaps in error) not much. No doubt it's lowered my calories, combine that with a 6+ mile bike ride everyday to and from work and playing an exuberant amount of sports, which I guess is the real benefit.
Well, I'd be among the first to admit that bread is probably overrated. It is certainly what I'd consider a calorie-dense food. It's nuts to think that, until recently, the FDA was recommending 7-9 servings of grains a day.
Paleo could be viewed as a sort of carb-restricted diet. Many people can eat meat and veggies ad libitum and lose weight ... because they are creating a calorie deficit. On the other hand, I'm training a woman who gained ten pounds while on a ketogenic diet. And I have a friend who gained weight on the Warrior Diet.
Hell, I've got a trainee who now tells me she wants to go back on Weight Watchers because she feels like she needs that sort of stringent calibration. I say more power to her. Let a thousand flowers bloom!