The Paleolithic Diet:
The food of Cavemen
Who invented the Paleolithic Diet? Your right! The caveman did. What is one thing cavemen knew much better than we know now? How to survive in the wild? Yes. But more importantly, they knew how to survive in the healthiest way possible.
There were no diet programs in those days nor were there shelves full of diet books. What cavemen knew instinctively was exactly what the best diet that works for them.
Nikki Young offers a phenomenal paleo cook book set to teach you how and what to eat. Click Here!
When cavemen were following their own Paleolithic diet they were not suffering and dying from chronic diseases such as: heart disease, diabetes, cancers, etc.
Let’s all take a quick lesson from our ancestors and see which elements of their diet are tips we can begin to incorporate right way to lose unwanted body fat, stop inflammation, disease, and improve our health.
- Cavemen only ate what they could kill or find in the wild. By no means am I suggesting you begin to kill and hunt for your own food but we still would benefit by following this method in our own kind of way. Wild game is a great choice for meat because it hasn’t been altered and processed.
- If the food on your plate is not something your fellow caveman friend could have hunted, gathered and found himself, chances are you shouldn’t be eating that food. For example, a plate of lean hamburger and vegetables, followed by fresh fruit is perfect (for you and your new friend) but add a piece of bread or some pasta and now you have confused your fellow cave friend.
These are not foods that existed during those times and are foods we are much healthier without. The anti-inflammatory diet stemmed from this Paleolithic diet idea of eating.
- Cavemen only drank what they could find. Do you know what people have been able to find for centuries? That’s right, good old fashioned H2O (water that is). Water is truly the magic potion to weight loss and increased health.
Unfortunately a great majority of people are walking around severely dehydrated and suffering from many negative side effects which could all be easily resolved by drinking more water.
- Hunger, headaches, constipation, and digestive discomfort are just a few of the many symptoms that can easily be resolved by a few cups of water. Make sure to drink half of your bodyweight in ounces of water each day (i.e. 120 lbs should drink 60 ounces).
- Cavemen stayed active for a majority of their day. I know this isn’t exactly part of their Best Diet but it is an essential and integral part of fat loss and optimized health.
Tell your new caveman friend that he has to sit in an office chair all day and then go home and sit on the couch for the rest of the night and he will look at you like you are crazy. Move, move, move. Movement doesn’t always mean formal exercise.
- Take the stairs to your office, walk the parking lot a few extra times, get up and walk around the office a minimum of once per hour, anything to prevent you from sitting all day long. Today if modern man even tried to keep up with the daily activity and regimen of a caveman, they would quickly fall over in exhaustion.
The best lifestyle plan can be easily established by just modeling the daily activities and food choices of cavemen. Use this question today to establish your own caveman habits “Is this food or drink something I could have found in the wild thousands of years ago?” If the answer is no, don’t eat it and find yourself a food that is more natural.
I recommend Nikki Young's Paleolithic diet Cook book set to anyone looking to eat right and natural. Click here to check her out.
I’m not saying to never eat ice cream or pizza ever again because lord knows I couldn’t do that. But, use these meals as a special treat in moderation. Sometimes in this busy world you need this comfort to stay sane and I understand that fully.
Go ahead and indulge just a little you have my permission. :)
Healthy eating on a budget
is easy. Find out here.
Return From Paleolithic Diet to Chiropractor Today