Paleo diet, also commonly referred to as the Cave man diet, is a diet based on ancient humans’ food consumption. Ancient humans are believed to eat meat, nuts and berries and exclude foods that are unfamiliar to them like dairy. The Paleo diet recently gained its popularity because Paleo advocates believe that in order to gain and maintain optimum health, modern humans should go back to eating real, whole unprocessed foods such as meat, plants and seafooods, untouched and unpolished by modern human technology. These natural and whole foods contain nutrients that the human body needs.
Modern humans almost always feed on refined or processed foods and trans fats and sugar. This poor diet is usually linked to health risks and issues like obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and many other degenerative diseases. Paleo eaters can attest to improvement in over-all wellness and energy. Starting out with this diet means that you should have ample knowledge on what kind of foods should be consumed.
First, one must start slow and start with a meal plan that would last for a week. It is important to take note of these important foods, lean proteins, fruits and vegetables and healthy fats from nuts, seeds, avocados, olive oil, fish oil and grass-fed meat to be incorporated in your daily meal plan. Remember to keep away from dairy, grains, processed food and sugars, legumes, starches and alcohol. Every meal should have a piece of lean protein, fruits and vegetables and healthy fats.
It is also important to put extra effort in preparing your own food. This way you can keep track of the foods that you are consuming. And do not be afraid to try new recipes so long as you do not deviate from what Paleo diet is all about. Pulling off a perfect Paleo meal plan for a week could mean you are in the right track. You can continue with your meal plan for 30 days and if you succeeded you can make Paleo diet as a lifestyle.