The media have brainwashed us into thinking that slim is the only acceptable body shape, so it’s no wonder that the diet industry is worth millions. Fad diets are popping up all the time, claiming amazing weight loss results with little effort. The Cambridge diet, the Cabbage Soup diet, the Atkins diet; all of these have been popular diets amongst consumers but they’re not a sustainable way of living and eating in the long term.
The Paleo diet is different. It is incredibly easy to follow, and leads to a healthier, leaner you. If you’ve never heard of it then read on as we explain what it is, and how it could be the positive lifestyle change that you’ve been waiting for…
What is the Paleo diet?
The Paleolithic diet, also known as the Paleo diet, Caveman diet, Stone Age diet, and hunter-gatherer diet is a modern nutritional diet which is designed to emulate the cuisine of wild plants and animals eaten during the Paleolithic era.
The premise of the diet is to avoid foods that were not available to humans at the time; for example dairy products, grains, legumes, refined sugar, and processed oils. Proponents of the diet claim that the human metabolism has not adapted fast enough to handle many of the foods that were made available to us during the advent of agriculture.
It is claimed that the inability of humans to metabolize modern processed foods is the main cause of problems such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. However, critics of the Paleo diet point out a number of flaws in its logic: there is abundant evidence that Paleolithic humans did eat grains and legumes; and the Paleolithic era was incredibly long and saw humans adapt a great deal during the 2.5 million years that it spanned.
How can I follow the Paleo diet?
If you’ve been trying to lose weight for some time without much success then the simplistic nature of the Paleo diet could mean it is the perfect choice for you. In order to follow the diet as intended you must do the following:
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