Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Food & Drink
  3. Food & Recipes

Paleo Diet is tied for the worst diet on the list

See also

As it turns out, you should have just gone on and had that egg nog over the holidays. Followers of the Paleo Diet may be unhappy to learn that it has been declared the worst diet on the list, according to a Jan. 7 report on It appears that the Paleo Diet is too restrictive and lacks some essential nutrients.

An official list of the best and worst diet plans was compiled by US News and World Report, and the Paleo Diet tied with the Dukan Diet at the tail end of the list. (It is important to remember that some diet plans didn’t even make the list!)

The Paleo Diet, first discussed in the 1970s but recently gaining popularity, involves eating like the cavemen did. Foods that would be part of the diet of a hunter/gatherer are the only foods allowed. This leaves out dairy, sugar, grains, and legumes. Produce and animal proteins are the allowable food sources.

In case you wonder what US News and World Report considered to be the best diet plan, it was the DASH Diet. You can view the entire list here.

Be sure and follow @BarbieCrafts on Twitter. You can also subscribe to the Knoxville Cooking Examiner free of charge. The column will be sent to your inbox, and all that is required is an email address. CLICK SUBSCRIBE HERE.



  • Corned beef
    Find out how to prepare a classic corned beef recipe in a slow cooker
    Slow Cooker Tips
  • Left handed eating
    Find out why you should never eat with your left hand
    Wives Tale
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Subway Message
  • Deviled eggs
    This is the only deviled egg recipe you’ll need this Easter
    Delicious Eggs
  • Natural solutions
    Natural beauty: All natural solutions to life's little beauty headaches
    Natural Solutions
  • Chocolate souffle
    Love chocolate? Get tips on making the perfect chocolate souffle every time
    Recipe 101

Related Videos:

  • Viagra laced ice cream is blue and contains the same drug as the pill
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518196419" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • How to organize an Easter egg hunt: Ideas for supplies, games + Boise hunts info
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Freebies from Chili’s: Choose either an appetizer, kid’s meal or dessert
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518186765" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!