Who: Stephanie Greunke, RD – Registered Dietitian
Topic: Ditch the D Word! Does the word “diet” impose certain limitations on the Paleo Diet and those who follow it? Stephanie — a registered dietitian — shares her thoughts on how Paleo can escape the ill fate of fad diets.
What did you think of this presentation?
This talk reminds me of a relevatory moment in high school: that "diet" originally meant "how you eat", not "eating a certain way to lose weight, etc." I agree with her that a lot of diet stuff is a bit fishy. Personally I prefer to think of Paleo as a lifestyle, which, yes, includes how I eat.
I also liked the reminder that, by comparison, paleo is easy to stick with. It's personal. It's simple. It has good support. etc. So plus one for that.
Other than common-sense remarks about how word-labels are perceived, Stephanie's presentation seemed targeted toward the newer end of our population. Again the main points were flexibility and personalizing your food mix to your needs and vulnerabilities.
I thought it was fine although not powerful for me personally.
I don't care what you call it - lifestyle/ diet/ eating plan - even call it a fad if you like. It's how I eat and that won't change depending on vocabulary!
Perhaps useful to people new to Paleo who assume it's a fad diet, but I didn't learn anything from this talk.
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