Created: January 08, 2012
Warnings and Considerations
The paleo diet focuses on a much simpler way of eating compared to today’s standards, but there are some warnings to consider before trying the popular diet. For example, most government agencies recommend that approximately 45 to 60 percent of your daily intake come from healthy carbohydrates. The paleo diet is considered by some to be deficient in carbs, coming in at about 23 percent of your daily intake, according to U.S. News and World Report. A diet that is so low in carbs may prove difficult to follow for an extended period of time. Some nutritionists feel that the paleo diet may create a nutrient gap by cutting out dairy products, legumes and grains. For some people, the benefits may outweigh the risks, but only you and your physician can decide if a Paleolithic diet is right for you.