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Eat The Cavemen Way - Paleo Diet

March 08, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 86

Losing weight has never been an easy task... For anyone! There are so many "magic diet out there", and for us consumers, it can be difficult to differentiate the good stuff from the bad stuff. And regardless of why are you trying to lose weight for, whether your primary goal would be to shed excess body fat or build-up larger volumes of muscular mass and gain definition for summer for instance, there is no doubt that you've already done your research and realized that eating habits are the number one ingredient needed for good and fast results.

Atkins, low-carbs, low in fat, high protein, you've probably read them all... But what about the Paleo Diet?

The Paleo What?

The Paleo Diet (or Paleolithic diet program) is an eating plan that tries to mirror the cavemen ways of living and eating back in ancient times, this concept basically attempts to create a diet that these cavemen would have consumed or not.

And there's no or little doubt about it: as time has moved onward, humanity modern tools in addition to newer cooking processes have modified considerably how we eat from how we did in the cavemen ages. And, these people from the paleolithic ear would have definitely needed to search for the foods they were going to eat, unlike today where we just take a simple errand to the food store where we can conveniently order any kind or quantity of cooked and refined foods. So is there a problem? Yes, there is, and several, the biggest problem being that every time these changes that have happened (processing, food in can, salt, dried food, added ingredients with no nutritional value), the nutrition content of our food have been going down. We are eating more and more carbohydrates, such as grains, food that our ancestors would have not been able to eat because it needs to be processed before consumption. On the other hand, we are eating much less green vegetables or fruits, foods that caveman would have had because they can be found nearly everywhere in the nature.

Paleolithic Diet versus Atkins Diet

The Paleo Diet cannot be classified as a very low carbohydrate diet such as the Atkins plan considering that it does contain much more fruits and veggies than the Atkins plan, but can be seen as a diet variation that is going to provide numerous health benefits. It will help support a body system that functions well while helping you easily achieve and keep your main body weight goals.

Please, be aware: I am not a physician, a registered dietitian, or a scientist. The text above represents an overview of everything that I've read in the past few years, from web sites to scientific studies, or articles about the subject. This is my own way of saying things to make them more simple. For more tips, please visit my Health Blog now.

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