This post is a couple weeks in the making. I’ve been on something called the Paleo, or Paleolithic diet. It’s based off of what has been determined to be the eating habits of Paleolithic man/woman. Loren Cordain’s book titled The Paleo Diet tackled the issue. However, some believe the whole premise of the diet to be off, stating that those who adhere to the diet have common misconceptions of what Paleolithic man actually ate as is the case in this article by Sally Fallon.
Whatever the actual diet of Paleo man might have been, it is clear that the Paleo Diet does have some great benefits. Let me tell you… it’s tough at first, but I feel much cleaner, alert, and my energy level has gone up quite a bit. The most obvious benefit of this meal plan is that you will inevitably avoid processed foods. Here’s a detailed article on the breakdown of the diet, but let me give you some of the bullet points and what you can and cannot eat based off of Dr. Ben Balzer’s article:
You should eat:
- Meat, chicken, and fish
- Vegetables (not potatoes)
- Nuts (Almonds, walnuts) but no peanuts
- Grains (Bread, pastas, noodles)
- Dairy products