Eat like a caveman and shed pounds. That’s the theory behind the Paleo Diet.
by eating like our prehistoric ancestors, we’ll be leaner and less likely to get diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other health problems.
Also called the Caveman Diet or the Stone Age diet, it’s basically a high-protein, high-fiber eating plan that promises you can lose weight without cutting calories.
There’s no calorie counting, and the fiber-rich fruits and vegetables will fill you up, as will the lean meat.
Shopping and cooking: You’ll need to stock up on the allowed foods and cook from scratch, so plan for kitchen time.
Exercise: Not required when you’re losing weight. But to maintain weight loss and for overall health.
Vegetarian or vegan: This diet emphasizes meat and fish, it’s impossible to follow a Paleo Diet without eating meat, seafood, or eggs. Excellent vegetarian sources of protein, such as beans and other legumes, are not allowed.
Costs: Eating a lot of meat and fish can raise your grocery bill.
Support: You can do this diet on your own. If you want to connect to your fellow Paleos, there are Paleo Diet forums online.
that show a paleo diet can lower the risk of heart disease, blood pressure, and inflammation, plus lose weight, reduce acne, and promote optimum health and athletic performance.
If you’re able to spend the money buying more whole, unprocessed foods and are willing to dedicate the time in the kitchen to preparing them, then this plan may help you lose weight.
If you prefer a more flexible approach to weight loss that’s less focused on meat and offers a wider variety of foods, look for another plan.