The Paleo Diet and the American Weight Loss Utopia, 1975–2014

  title={The Paleo Diet and the American Weight Loss Utopia, 1975–2014},
  author={Adrienne Johnson},
  journal={Utopian Studies},
  pages={101 - 124}
Paleo diets are both myths and manuals: they are myths of a lost golden age and utopian manuals for better bodies and a more perfect world. Paleo dieters believe that the human body is not adapted to civilization and reject modern ways of eating for foods that could have been hunted or gathered in the Paleolithic Era. Many of the estimated three million American Paleo dieters not only follow the dietary prescriptions, but also adopt the social, moral, and philosophical aspects of the… 
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