The Paleo Diet (also known as the Caveman diet or Hunter-Gatherer diet) has been in existence for over 40 years and has recently resurfaced as the latest diet craze that has both health and diet experts buzzing.

The diet’s claim to fame? It’s based on the way our primal ancestors ate over 10,000 years ago before processed foods became a main staple in our diets today.

Resembling attributes of the Atkins diet and focusing on low-carb, no dairy and no sugar restrictions, the Paleo diet promises to promote weight loss, healthy skin and increased energy.

Sounds like a diet plan built for the strong right?

Before jumping diving head first into this old-new lifestyle change, here’s the skinny on how the Paleo Diet works:

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6 Comments

  1. What a nice run down of the paleo diet. Although it definitely has some beneficial properties, some people may get bored of it because its very strict when it comes to what you shouldn’t eat. Its very easy to get stuck with the standard vegetable, slab of meat and side of fruits. Eating that every day doesn’t sound too pleasant unless you have a paleo cookbook. There’s one thats quite popular right now with 300+ recipes, if you want to check it out this website has a pretty extensive review about it. http://paleodiet.risap.com/paleo-cookbook-does-it-live-up-to-its-hype/

  2. I’m a proud Paleo eater. I’d been vegan for 18 years and had no complaints but this diet is exactly what I was looking for to boost my metabolism and maintain my muscle mass as I age. I encourage anyone to take a look at the diet before they take the plunge.

  3. i tried the paleo diet but started experiencing kidney pains. I’m going to focus more on eating less grains (especially wheat which from the research i’m doing is looking more and more to be poisonous for the body) and legumes and eating more fruits and veggies. I think the biggest thing that helped was avoiding grains.

  4. i never knew until reading this article that I follow the Paleo Diet, down to the description of the workouts. I have a lot of food allergies, mainly legumes, shellfish, and lactose. By just following those restrictions alone, the only foods left to eat are those described here. It’s not as bad as it seems and my body is a lot healthier after this change in my diet.

  5. Thanks for the explanation, I’ve been looking into this!

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