What if I tell you that you can eat a like a caveman and lose weight in the process?
No,I’m not trying to pull your leg into another fad diet that promises you to lose x number of lbs off the scale. According to statistics, 36.5% adults in the US alone are obese. As per World Health Organization in 2014, 13% of the world’s adult population has obesity.
Loren Cordain,PhD, author of the book The Paleo Diet believes that if we eat like the stone age people it would help us curb our chances of getting diabetes, cancer and heart diseases, high blood pressure and even acne brought about by our modern diet. It also promotes the idea of having an athletic and healthy body just by eating the right set of food.
YOU CAN EAT ANYTHING AND NEVER COUNT CALORIES EVER AGAIN!!!!
You can eat anything from the environment, anything that our ancestors could have hunted or found like meat, fish, any type of seasonal fruit/berry and local vegetables. However, you must avoid eating starchy,sugary,processed and refined food at all times.
Always opt for fresh, lean and gluten free food choices.
Paleo diet aims to get you back to eating foods based on how your body is genetically hardwired to consume letting you achieve your body’s full potential.
How much work and effort does this diet require?
Personally, I didn’t have a hard time sticking to the Paleo Diet. In fact this diet saved me a lot of money because I had to stock up on my grocery and adhere to the list of allowed food and prepare everything myself.
I was never tempted to eat out.
The only downside of this diet is that it is highly restrictive of food choices ( I had to give up on my snacks and pasta and never look back). Trying to follow a strict diet plan could trigger “withdrawal symptoms” in my case that is irritability due to sugar hunger caused by totally cutting back on my afternoon cupcake and tea.
How does Paleo diet keep you fit?
SIMPLE! OPT FOR HEALTHIER FOOD CHOICES.
FIBER RICH FOOD + LEAN MEAT = FEELING FULL LONGER
LOW SALT + NO PROCESSED FOOD + NO SUGAR + NO DAIRY AND CARBS
= HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS
Can I do this by myself?
You can easily get your hands on Paleo diet books, recipes, menu and even a support group online or at your local community. I would still recommend that you have to consult your doctor first before committing into any kind of diet or fitness program.
Below is a list of links that could help you get started with Paleo Diet.