They did a ranking of 20 different diets and paleo was considered the worst. I can understand why it might not be at the top of the list since it's not SAD, but the last overall?
Star ratings reflect scores of 1 to 5 assigned to the Paleo diet in seven categories by nutritionists, specialists in diabetes and heart disease, and other diet experts on a ratings panel assembled by U.S.News. The Paleo diet came out at or near the bottom in every category, and ranked dead last overall. Experts rarely gave it anything above a 2, and were especially critical of its nutritional completeness, cost, and its applicability for weight loss and for preventing or controlling diabetes and heart disease. Most agreed with one panelist who said, "This diet should go back where it came from."
Ouch! Here is their summary of the diet: http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/paleo-diet
Do you think this is an accurate representation of paleo? What are they missing that we all seem to be benefiting from?
As it's been pointed out, we can voice our opinion in the first link where it says "Did this diet work for you?" next to each one.
Based on the responses, here are some of the success rates. I think the numbers speak for themselves.
- DASH: 16%
- Mediterranean: 17%
- Weight Watchers: 70%
- Vegetarian: 11%
- Slim-Fast: 7%
- Atkins: 66%
- Paleo: 97%
UPDATE: I came across this article on a paleo restaurant in Berlin and saw this quote.
Earlier this year, thousands of people rated the Paleo diet the best way to lose weight, despite a report claiming it was ineffective. A U.S. News and World Report said the regime, otherwise known as the Caveman diet, would 'likely disappoint... and was the least effective for weight loss.' But a poll beneath the review revealed that 3,292 people said that the diet had worked for them, compared with just 85 who said that it didn't.
It's nice to see people are looking at the results of the poll.