No matter who it is, if you’re in Hollywood and you’ve got a fitness or diet secret, we’re all going to want to know what it is. Remember when Elizabeth Hurley did her watercress soup diet? I tried it. Or when Jennifer Anniston swore by baby food? I was in the baby aisle for days trying things.
The new craze has been picked up from Hollywood babes like Megan Fox, Miley Cyrus, Uma Thurman and more! All of these women have some serious rocking bodies but is the diet good for you?
The whole idea of the diet is to eat just like a caveman did. Seriously. If you couldn’t hunt it as a caveman, you can’t eat it on the Paleo diet. Your diet now consists of meats, fish, nuts, leafy greens, regional veggies, and seeds. That means everything that is sacred in my diet would be gone if I had to cut that shit out and I will not do that. The Paleo website boasts these benefits:
- Reduce your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and chronic degenerative diseases
- If you’re overweight
- Improve or eliminate acne
There’s a new study was conducted by Cell Metabolism that claims the diet could be just as bad for you as smoking! The study tracked 6,000 adults above the age of 50 for a span of 18 years. Some of the adults were on diets like Paleo and Atkins (Ha! Throwback!) and others were not. Those who ate the animal-protein heavy diet fared way, way worse than others: They were 74% more likely to die early than those who followed a low-protein diet. Dr. Valter D. Longo, the lead author of the study, said of the findings, “We provide convincing evidence that a high-protein diet, particularly if the proteins are derived from animals, is nearly as bad as smoking.”