Jul 8

The Top 5 Ugly Lies About The Paleo Diet

Written by Travis | posted in Paleo Diet, The5 | 9 Comments

Top 5 Ugly Lies About The Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet is the easiest, healthiest, and most delicious way to eat.

But when it comes to diet, people make excuses why they can’t switch to a Paleo diet. They say it would be too hard switching from their current diet. They complain their family won’t do it. They declare organic foods too expensive. Excuses run amok.

Let’s crush the top 5 ugly lies about the Paleo diet.

1. It is Just Another Low-Carb Fad Diet

It’s a far from a low-carb fad diet. The Paleo diet is a low, high-glycemic processed carbohydrate diet. You do strip out the transformed foods and all the sugar that is jammed into processed foods. The Paleo diet encourages you to eat a large variety of fruits and vegetables, both of which are carbohydrates.

As for being a fad diet, I’m sure all the humans up until the agriculture era would beg to differ. It’s the same diet humans survived on until the agriculture era. I guess the Paleo diet could be renamed to the Human Survival Diet.

2. It is a Hard-to-Follow Diet

The Paleo Diet is the easiest diet to follow. There’s no guess work. I’m happily married with three children, and I work full time. I need an easy, no fuss, get-me-the-results-yesterday diet. In the past, I ate a Zone diet and even had my family eating in the Zone, but it was hard to feed an entire family their specified Zone diet blocks. I don’t want to do the math each time my wife and I prepare a meal for our family.

Eating a Paleo diet has removed all the guesswork, eyeballing, and I know I’m giving my family the most nutritious foods. And that feels good.

3. It is Too Expensive

Buying high quality and organic foods is a little more expensive than buying mass produced foods, but think about his for a minute. Would you rather pay a few cents more now, or pay with your health later? Think about it.

4. I will Be Hungry All The Time

When I changed to a Paleo diet my hunger levels dropped. I found myself intermittent fasting without feeling hungry. I went without the oh-my-god-I-can’t-miss-a-meal mind cramps that come with most diets.

One of the best elements of the Paleo diet is eating whenever you’re hungry. And you get away with it because you’re eating nutritious foods your body requires for energy.

5. It Makes You Fat

Not a chance. No way. No how. The Paleo diet strips body fat. I had been CrossFitting since 2008 before I moved to a Paleo diet, and when I did, people noticed changes in my body within two weeks. It definitely takes the “look good naked” concept to the next level. And it was easy.

So there you have it, 5 ugly lies about the Paleo diet debunked. What are you waiting for? Go Paleo!
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Travis is a functional fitness and healthy living junkie that lives in southern Louisiana. I run this blog to give you down-to-earth advice on achieving peak health through functional fitness and healthy living. You can follow me on Twitter or contact me here.

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  3. Just wanted to thank you for the great job; this is the kind of stuff that continues to keep me on track throughout my day. I’ve been looking around for your site after a recommendation from a colleague and was delighted after I was able to find it after searching for a while. As a blogger myself, I’m glad to see others taking initiative and adding to the community. Just wanted to show my gratitude for these posts as it is extremely encouraging, and many bloggers don’t get the recognition they deserve. I know I’ll come back to read more and will spread the word to my friends.

  4. Another thing to think about concerning the cost of a Paleo diet: If you’re using intermittent fasting, then the Paleo diet makes it easier. In the long run, you’ll naturally eat less food, so grocery cost balances out.

    Increased nutrients, fewer empty calories, less overall food purchase if using intermittent fasting — you’re not really spending that much more in grocery shopping, if at all.


    • Travis says:


      You’re right man. You made a very good point, saving cash in the long run is a side benefit of the Paleo diet.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      All the best,


  5. George says:

    Hey Travis, great post! The title says it all, people are just lazy to hear the truth. Especially when I see sites that rank the paleo diet at the bottom of the ranking system. Thx for your work Osu

    “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”~Mahatma Gandhi~

    • Travis says:


      Thank you for the kind words! Much appreciated, and the Gandhi quote is one of my favorites. :)

      All the best,


  6. Ian says:

    Great post! Like your blog!

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