Paleo Diet Basics
What are the basics to following the paleo diet?
The first thing to consider is that we are going to be eating only those foods that were available to our paleolithic or caveman ancestors.
What this means is you can eat anything you can hunt or find growing wild. So all meats, fish, nuts, seeds, and leafy greens and vegetables will fall into the paleo diet basics.
This also means that pasta, cereal and candy will have to be a big no-no. I can hear you saying that pasta is made from wheat and I can find wheat growing in fields. Unfortunately this is not something that was found growing in paleolithic times and has been much aligned by man and deemed to not be a good food to eat. A lot of this is down to the intensive farming methods that are used to improve the yield of the crops.
Paleo diet basics does not allow the use of any of these ‘farmed’ goods. The same can be said of some of the meats you may be eating. You really need to be looking out for grass fed meat products rather than those that have been heavily farmed.
The paleo diet basics really mean to be eating like a caveman only adding some table manners. This would mean all spices and herbs are probably paleo as they have been around for many thousands of years.
Dairy foods should be avoided, but if you must insist on using some then only use the full fat varieties should be used in moderation. There are many foods that can be used in substitution for dairy products. It is really a matter of experimenting with your foods and eating only those things that are paleo friendly.
By following this practice you will find yourself feeling fitter, healthier and as a side effect you will start loosing weight. Paleo should not be looked upon as a diet but rather more a way of life!