The question, that we face as omnivores, is what should we be eating? Over time our ancestors have picked up and left behind dietary habit after habit. Even today new fad diets fill the side banners of our web browsers. The paleo diet is a solution to this problem. An answer to the question—what should humans be eating? It looks back to when we first roamed this planet. Back when what we ate was natural. Instead of adapting foods in a series of random experimentations, the warrior diet looks to what is natural for us to be eating.
How Does Paleo Compare?
Unlike other trending high protein diets such as the ketogenic diet, paleo isn’t just about the food or how it is prepared. The caveman diet, as it’s often called, emphasizes the importance of movement. It does not only point out the distortions of our food. It calls out the sedentary lifestyle we’ve become accustomed to. That means this low residue diet doesn’t promise to make you skinny by changing the way you eat. It required that you exercise. Now I know it’d be easier if the paleo diet didn’t ask this of us. But the reality is, this is a healthy lifestyle, not just a diet. And it works because it doesn’t just focus on your food intake.
But What Is Paleo?
I’m sure by now you’re wondering, but what is paleo diet? You’ve heard about it from friends maybe even saw that it’s Kim Kardashian’s diet. But you don’t really know what it entails. At it’s simplest the caveman diet consists of what a caveman would eat. In other words you can eat grass-fed meat, fish and seafood, fresh fruits and veggies, eggs, nuts, seeds and oils that come from healthy sources such as sunflowers or avocados. You can’t eat grains, legumes, refined sugar, processed foods, refined oils, salt or artificial sweeteners. Don’t worry though. There are plenty of paleo diet recipes to keep you full!