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Eat Like a Caveman: The Paleo Diet

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14 Dec. 2011 Posted by sofyan in Paleo Diet, Paleo Diet Plan, Paleo Diet for weight loss, Diets

If you are considering following the Paleo diet then you need to sit down and get comfortable as this article will explain how the Paleo diet originated, what type of foods the Paleo diet recommends and at last what health improvements the Paleo diet will provide for you.

I'm not a caveman, why would I want to do this?

The Paleo Diet for the modern man was first popularized in the mid 1970's as it was realized that the caveman who lived over 10,000 years ago was a physically fit being who had tremendous strength and energy. The caveman would walk on average 12 miles a day and did not worry about obesity. The caveman's health was great as they had a strong immune system that was fueled by the foods they ate. They didn't suffer from diabetes, heart disease or many of the common maladies that are so commonly found in the modern world.

Now some may think that the caveman was not overweight because there was little food available. This was not the case as there was large supply of foods at the time. Many wild animals were plentiful and the caveman was a skilled hunter. Fruits and vegetables grew wild along with nuts and berries. You see there was plenty of food the key is these foods were all natural and healthy foods not treated with preservative to prolong shelf life.

This is the philosophy behind the Paleo diet as the diet tries to replicate the healthy status that the caveman once had. Now the foods consumed on the caveman diet are not that different some many of the foods we see today. What are different is meals are prepared fresh and you do NOT eat processed foods filled with preservatives nor do you eat fatty fast foods.

Here are some of the foods used in Paleo diet recipes. Meats and fish that include flank steak, chicken breast, lean beef, top sirloin and many similar types of meats. Now what may be different is you do not use the additives that are so common. Things like salts and refined sugars are to be avoided.

Many fruits and vegetables like carrots, broccoli, celery, oranges, and strawberries are very common. Nuts are also common such as walnuts, cashews, pine nuts and pecans. You will need to avoid such habitual items as coffee, soda, alcohol and many dairy products. When is comes to beverages be prepared to drink lots of water and tea. Now, what are the advantages of following the Paleo diet? Well you will lose weight once you start routinely eating Paleo diet meals. The weight loss will be safe and natural. As you are losing weight you will notice an increase of energy, many claim to have clearer skin and a greater sex drive. The meals from Paleo diet recipes do take some time to prepare and some people do feel hungry often at first but there are many things to snack on between meals like nuts and fruits.

It is believed that eating Paleo diet meals will promote greater health as consuming natural foods free from preservatives shall lower the chances of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and colon cancer.

If you have experience with the Paleo Diet, please login and share your experiences in the comments below


Submitted by LittleLessFat on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 21:38 #

I've been on again off again with the Paleo Diet for about 5 years now. It definitely is the best diet. You eat whatever you want whenever you want - just gotta remember that whatever you want is a bit restricted. I know a lot of people complain and can't do this - but if you can make it past the first 3 weeks, this is a great way to lose weight and keep it off. Highly recommended. You should put ratings on this site.