The paleolithic diet (abbreviated to paleo), pronounced also popularly referred to as the caveman diet because they were hunter gatherers (tall, muscular, agile, athletic, and incredibly versatile) and only ate what they could hunt or find (hence the name); wild plants and animals. A few thousand years ago the development of agriculture advanced these cave men into farmers; thus the human race progressed to what we are today overweight, out of shape, stressed, unhappy, sleep deprived and dying from a myriad of preventable diseases.
Simply put Paleo is the healthiest way to eat; it’s not a fad or a diet, it is a way to eat for a sustainable long healthy, active life, with lowered and/or eliminated risk of diseases (including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and the vast majority of all chronic degenerative diseases that affect humanity). This way of eating will give you an abundance of energy for all the stuff you’ve got to do, you’ll get lean, I like to say it keeps you thinny, naturally without dieting or excessive exercise and it helps improve skin conditions such as acne.
Mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, lots of vegetables and leafy greens, roots, minimal fruit and nuts.
Basically don’t eat anything that you couldn’t eat raw: grains, legumes, potatoes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils.
Eating 400 calories of Doritos or something similar as such doesn’t affect the body in the same way a 400 calories high-quality meal of vegetables and protein.
Professor Loren Cordain, explains what you need to know and answers common questions. For example: Is Paleo always low carb? What’s wrong with vegan diets? What single dairy product is ok to eat?
It eliminates all processed foods and food high in refined sugars.
It increases lean-protein which minimizes post-meal sugar spikes.
It promotes eating an array of fresh produce. Eating your fruits and veggies stabilizes your blood sugar and decreases the risk of many diseases including obesity.
It takes some getting used to, the diet cuts out legumes, whole grains and dairy and omitting food groups isn’t easy for all people.