I've never advocated any diet, paleo or otherwise, but given that you never really read anything but travel within the domain of evidence created by your own experience this is not surprising. What I think some science is pointing towards is: 1. saturated fat is not bad and not the cause of obesity 2. nitrate processed meats are bad for the health 3. over-consumption of carbs is not good for weight maintenance 4. protein with a meal keeps one more satiated for the same calorie input 5. over-consumption of salt also has negative health effects I probably could go on but I'm really not an expert on these matters and this is just what I descry from the science journalism that I'm able to read. Seeing that you've lost weight, and that you lost it by a peculiar ad hoc method that is finding no resonance in this thread you turn upon anything that's anathema to what you've experienced. I must admit that if you've lost some weight over a long time through upping mainly your exercise regime then you also fit the science as a high exercise regime is not something most people are capable of maintaining with a low carb diet. I heard this on the radio so I can't give a reference.