The paleo diet is centered around eating similarly to the way our ancestors once ate. It’s said to help optimize health, minimize the risk of chronic disease, and help you lose weight. (source)
The main concepts of the paleo diet are to:
- eat high protein foods
- limit your intake of high glycemic and high carbohydrate foods (including grains, legumes, and sugars)
- eat a good amount of healthy fats -mono- and polyunsaturated fats, with some Omega 3 and 6’s
- get loads of fiber in the form of nutritionally dense vegetables
It’s a great diet to follow if you feel the need to follow a specific protocol. Of all the “diets” out there that are gaining popularity, this is the one that I’d recommend to most people.
Because it is the most nutritionally sound “diet” I’ve seen to date.
It avoids processed foods, white flours and sugars, dairy, limits sugars of any kind, promotes eating tons of vegetables, and eating filling protein to keep your blood sugar stable. Toss in a few healthy fats and you’re satisfied between meals and cutting down on over-snacking (if that’s an issue for you) and major cravings – this is a diet that almost any health expert can get behind.