Is the Paleo Diet for You?

The Paleo Diet, sometimes called the Caveman Diet, is a low-carbohydrate diet that has become very popular. It is called the Caveman Diet because the foods you eat are the same foods that were eaten back in the days of the Caveman. But, is it for you?

The Diet stems from the Paleolithic period of history. It takes its name from the fact that all the food that was eaten back then was either hunted or gathered. The Paleo Diet uses this idea on the modern-day food industry. It eliminates and reduces processed and man-made food. Of course you don’t need to go hunting yourself, but your nutrition choices should be based on this principle. Base your diet on as much natural food as possible.

Dairy products, salt, sugar and most grains were not available to our ancestors. Today these ingredients can cause digestive problems and can bring on weight gain and a higher chance of developing diabetes and other diseases.

The Paleo Diet provides energy. May athletes are trying the diet. The Paleo Diet assists the strengthening of muscle fiber, energy and development. of course, these benefits are not only for athletes.

Following a diet on your own can be quite difficult. Especially with the Paleo Diet where you are so limited in your food choices. With Paleo Diet cookbooks, you will have to spend less time thinking on what to eat and which recipes to follow. May also contain meal plans to help you get started.

With help of paleo guides and cookbooks you can manage daily meals more than a week in advance. This will not only save you time, but also money. You can shop for groceries in bulk, and you will know exactly what you need to buy.

I purchased the Paleo Leap Cookbook and it really jump-started my paleo diet adventure. I highly recommend it.