We’ve all heard of the so-called caveman diets but what are they really all about? Can one lose weight on these diets? This article will explain the basic tenants of the Paleo and Primal diets and how to use them for good health and weight loss.
The basic idea behind both diets is that man developed physiologically for thousands of years before agriculture and our bodies are more capable of metabolizing the types of foods that were available to hunters and gatherers. There is a lot of evidence that since agriculture came along, man has relied too heavily on carbohydrates as a food source, causing digestive problems, sugar regulation issues and weight gain. These diets seek to recreate the natural diet of ancient man as closely as possible in order to avoid or reverse the weight gain and digestive problems we see today.
So, what foods do they allow? (Read more…)