Reader: Paleolithic ancestors hunting confit pork ribs? I hate BS fad diets!

Trout at Shine -- would a caveman recognize this dish?
Trout at Shine -- would a caveman recognize this dish?

Loren Cordain, a professor at Colorado State University since 1990, wrote the original version of The Paleo Diet a decade ago, but the eat-like-a-caveman regimen has taken off in recent years, given a real workout by CrossFit fans. By accident or design, chefs around town are offering dishes that fit within the diet, and yesterday Kate Gibbons served up "Ten dishes to satisfy your inner caveman." But more than one reader wondered if a caveman would recognize what's on the plate -- if, that is, he'd recognize a plate at all. See also: - Dining out paleo: Ten dishes to satisfy your inner caveman - Comedian/restaurateur Will White on his paleo-diet truck, Kickstarter and standup - Paleo diet study wins a Centennial teen $2,000

Says Jon S:

I'm intrigued to learn from this list that our Paleolithic ancestors were out hunting confit pork ribs while gathering Tabasco sauce and ranch seasoning. I also had no idea they were able to find cold water fish like trout and salmon in the same areas as coconuts. But what's a little internal contradiction when you have books to sell? God, I hate these BS fad diets.

What do you think of the paleo diet? And what's the biggest BS diet you've ever heard of? Post your nominations below.

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