Paleo diets for senior citizens

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 26, 2013 at 7:07 PM

What do you recommend for seniors in their 70's and beyond? We are not doing the strenuous exercises but want to eat a paleo diet.

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on March 26, 2013
at 07:22 PM

Emmy, are you seeking weight loss or just general health? I think the Perfect Health Diet is a good place to start. Here is one post where they discuss eating a paleo diet for a rather sedentary person aged 76:




on March 28, 2013
at 06:34 AM

I can only share my own experiences--I'm 66. Based on my friends, who are my age or older, the greatest barrier is will--they're happy with what they're eating now. Having seen how well I feel on paleo and how awful I feel on wheat or junk, they accept it's a great approach for me but they feel no urge to change.

I do best keeping it simple. I eat meat, fruit and vegetables. If I eat cooked vegetables, I put butter on them but that's usually only 2-3 days per week. I eat very few nuts and unlike some on PaleoHacks I don't do well with coconut or avocado. I do, however, love unpasteurized vinegar and good olive oil. I indulge myself in the mornings with coffee that has cream and honey added.

I think it depends on your overall health, what medicines you are/aren't taking and your dental health. I take no medicines so I eat a whole grapefruit most days. I still have my teeth so I can enjoy large crunchy salads and cheap cuts of beef.

I also make and use bone broth and I feel that's pretty important for me as an older paleo because it has profound benefits for my joints. It's better than any supplement I've ever tried.

Again, I don't try to be fancy and I don't have a bunch of strict rules. I eat meat, fruit and vegetables plus my coffee and I don't worry about timing, ratios or anything. My only real rule is that once I've eaten, I don't eat again until I'm actively hungry.



on March 26, 2013
at 11:54 PM

Congrats to embracing change in your 70s! I am still working on my 70-year-old dad - so far he's bought a jar of coconut oil and that's it. :)


on April 01, 2013
at 10:22 AM

Following this paleo diet eating plan eliminates obesity, as well as reduces risk of heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. The theory is that eliminating processed foods we eliminate the diseases caused by them. The Paleo Diet, often referred to as the caveman diet, consists mainly of foods you could hunt or gather. Fruits, vegetables, lean meats and nuts can be eaten without restriction. These colon cleanse diet helps to get rid from toxic and also maintain overall health.

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