The Caveman Diet, also known as the Paleo Diet is a dietary regime based on foods that were available to our ancestors before the discovery of agriculture and farming. Grains and other plants obtained by farming or domesticated animals like cows have been around us for the last 10,000 years. Our body system is not built for such a diet and it hasn’t evolved in the past millennia.
The cave man diet can be used efficiently as a weight loss diet. According to nutritionists it is the most effective way to lose weight and thousands of readers say it delivered the best results for them compared with other diets. It is based on lean meat, raw vegetables, berries and nuts, while avoiding foods such as sugar and refined carbohydrates that would not have been available to paleolithic man.
For such a diet I recommend you the Paleo Recipe Book written by Sebastian Noel or Paleo Cookbooks by Nikki Young. The Paleo Recipe Book has over 370 recipes, all accompanied by mouth-watering photos. The recipes are divided according to the 18 food categories established by the Paleo food list. On the other hand the Paleo Cookbooks offers you a variety of delicious dishes that you will never get bored. You will soon see that it is easy to introduce this diet even in your family’s routine because you can always cook something different.
As I’m sure I’ve already mentioned before, one of the most amazing aspects of these Paleo Recipe Books is that it leaves nothing out. Asides from the fact that you don’t have to give up beef, lamb, bison, pork or poultry, which can be prepared in so many delicious, yet healthy ways, the recipes include desserts and even snacks. As long as you respect the list of products you are allowed to eat, which is in fact amazingly generous, you can have as much as you want. When I started following the caveman diet I didn’t even feel it like a weight loss diet because I always ate when I was hungry. In time I got used to this novelty and I understood that we don’t have to struggle and torture our stomachs in order to shape our bodies, but simply be smart and open, and offer our bodies the food that they were made to accept and process adequately – our ancestors’ food.
After years of looking for the ideal diet that would offer me some satisfactory results that would last for more than just a couple of months, I’m glad I found out about the caveman diet. The Paleo Recipe Books are my special guide in this new way of eating that keeps me balanced and energized. And because I want my children to grow up healthily, I will try to leave this diet and lifestyle as a tradition in my family, just like it was left to us by our ancestors.