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Paleolithic Diet - A Stone Age Diet That Works

Oct 23, 2007
You must have seen several movies on cavemen, remember the movie "A night at the museum?" Ever wondered how they have been so lean.

There are more than 84 tribes in this world who are hunter gatherers. These kinds of people have the perfect body; they are stronger and are faster just like a leopard. They have no eye sight problem and have the best teeth. Problems like Diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases, and cancer are Greek and Latin to them.

The simple reason being a secret diet something that has changed from, as put by Dr. Ben Balzar, the first humans 2 million years ago, and their predecessors up to 7 million years ago.

Read on as you have a bag of surprises waiting for you.

As mentioned earlier this diet of the caveman was known as the "Paleolithic Diet". This era was known as the Paleolithic or the Stone Age. There have been terms such as "Stone Age Diet", "Cave Man Diet" or the "Hunter-Gatherer Diet", which have been used. There are many who romanticize it and call it the diet from the "Garden of Eden".

Understanding the Paleolithic Diet is as easy as it is to understand a high school math problem. It is said that the Paleolithic Diet unmatched qualities It represents a combination of all the features of other dietary theories, by eliminating the bad ones from the lot and making it simple to understand and follow.

Almost all the important components are covered, like fats, proteins, carbohydrates, fibrous fruits etc. You can have lean proteins, nuts, and fibrous carbs, reduce processed products and starch.

Did you know that the caveman had no modes of entertainment? He had to find food, which could be all sorts of wild meat, freshwater or saltwater fish or a variety of greens. There was no fast food that was available then. His only exercise was to hunt animals which involved a lot of running, probably lifting boulders and lighting fire. The caveman used no spices, or fatty syrups like white sauce or corn syrup. He did not even have shops around to buy preservatives or chemical products. His diet included nuts, seeds, vegetable, some herbs, fruits, meat and fish.

The diet completely bans the usage of potatoes or carb foods. The use of rice or potatoes is forbidden when it comes to the Paleolithic diets. Try oatmeal in the mornings instead of sugar, or wheat flour food. You can have naturally sweetened potatoes, like the sweet potatoes, which are neither processed by man or machine. In today life, there is too much fat in the food, and in turn lead it to problems like obesity and all sorts of diseases. No grain or no starch food is much wise a choice.

It's better to have natural foods. Fruits, Veggies and other such things which are not made by man, but come naturally. The more the processed food in the house, the more damage it causes. Then why even try and damage your life with your own hands?
About the Author
Chris McCombs is an Anaheim Personal Trainer. He owns a company Positively Fit Personal Training with specialty in fat loss and muscle toning.
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