Caveman Diet? What in the world is a “Caveman Diet”?
A Caveman Diet or better yet known as the Paleo Diet is a diet wherein you basically eat like a caveman. No sugary foods and processed foods. Cavemen did not have hotdogs for lunch or a bag of crisps 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!
If you remember in your history book in school you may have seen cavemen pictures most probably. If you notice, the cavemen are really muscular and if you give them a little makeover then they would look like superior ramp models! 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.
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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 exercise often. 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!
Here are the benefits of following the tasty 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 makes you a little bit more isolated from friends.
For example, If you’re in a restaurant and your friend asks to order for you and he/she orders something that’s not natural or “Paleo” then you might probably have to refuse which will make you a bit more secluded from other people and you might be considered a “killjoy” but real friends and others will support your Paleo diet and will admire you eating like a caveman!!
So do the pros outweigh the cons? It’s for you to decide.