What is a “Caveman Diet”?
A Caveman Diet or better known as the Paleo Diet is a diet where you basically eat how a caveman ate. No sugary foods and processed foods. Cavemen did not have hot dogs and burgers, nor taco’s for lunch or a bag of chips for snack time. They had to hunt for their own meat. In its most basic definition, a caveman diet is a diet where you just eat meat, nuts, fruits, vegetables and drink water; LOTS of water! ( I add water based drinks like Crystal Light and Tea, because I like them:) (Try protein chips instead of regular chips!!)
If you remember in your history book in school you may have seen cavemen pictures most probably. If you notice, the cavemen are built really well with very little body fat! That’s something for you to think about. They have very fit bodies because they don’t sit around watching TV all day or use a computer 10 hours a day and eat junk food.
They eat lean protein, run around looking and hunting for food. They even have to chase their food really long distances just to eat! Considering this, the “Caveman Diet” was born. Eat “natural food” and get plenty of sleep and exercise. It sounds simple and it could be simple depending on your addiction to sweets or processed foods. Anyway, once you get started after your first few days, it’s time for a tasty healthy lifestyle for good!
The amazing benefits of following the Caveman Diet:
- Improved sleep
- Increase in muscle mass
- Greatly increased speed of weight loss
- Less or no bloating
- Reduced allergies
- Better absorption of nutrients from food
- Greatly lowered risk of heart disease, diabetes or cancer
- Mental clarity
- Healthier gut flora
- Increased lipids
- Improved mood or attitude
- Clearer skin
- Healthier looking hair
But does the Caveman Diet come with side-effects? Is it really worth it? According to Robb Wolf, the only side-effect of following the Paleo diet and eating like a caveman is that it will bother your friends how great you’re going to look after being on the Caveman in short time!
For example, If you’re in a restaurant and your friend asks to order for you and he/she orders something that’s not really “Paleo” then you’re going to have to refuse which might bother other people and you might be considered a “party pooper!” but real friends will support your Paleo diet and will admire you eating like a caveman!!
So do the pros outweigh the cons? I think so, but you’ll have to decide for your self:) I know, I’ve lost over thirty pounds on this and I’m not starving! Just saying:)
Have a Wonderful Day!