Perhaps you’ve heard of the latest buzzword diet: the Paleo Diet. But what is a paleo diet, and why should you give it a try? Simply put, this diet harkens back to the cavemen, which means you can eat anything a caveman could hunt or gather: grass fed meat, fish, nuts, leafy greens, regional veggies and seeds.
Foods not allowed on this diet are grains, legumes, pastas, cereals, candy, soda and most types of dairy. The idea is that if you cut out the grains and sugars that were not part of the caveman diet, your body will burn fat efficiently and you will lose body fat. The Paleo diet is not necessarily a low-carb diet because you can eat fruits and starchy vegetables, but you can incorporate some lower carbohydrate choices into your paleo diet. A number of paleo forums and blogs have popped up in the last few years, so it’s easier to find recipes and tips, but as with any diet, you should consult your family doctor before starting a paleo diet.