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What is the Paleo diet

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 05, 2012 at 11:20 PM

It seems interesting, but I'm not sure exactly what I need to know and what I'm suppose to do. Please, I just need some guidance, that's all.

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on October 04, 2012
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Meat, veggies, fruit with nuts and seeds in moderation.

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on September 06, 2012
at 12:25 AM

There is a search bar in the upper right of the screen that you may find useful.

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on September 05, 2012
at 11:38 PM

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on November 14, 2012
at 11:48 PM

If you're unfamiliar with the paleo diet (often referred to as "Caveman Diet") it encourages eating what our hunter-gather ???Paleolithic??? ancestors ate. The paleo diet focuses on a diet of natural whole foods; meat, fish, fruits and vegetables. Put another way it is a dietary plan based on what people ate prior to the agricultural revolution. Grains, dairy, legumes, salt and sugars are not included.

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on January 10, 2013
at 03:28 AM

Hi Beatrice,

Here are some guidlines you might find useful.

“Eat Like A Predator, Not Like Prey”: The Paleo Diet In Six Easy Steps

http://www.gnolls.org/1141/eat-like-a-predator-not-like-prey-paleo-in-six-easy-steps-a-motivational-guide/

Good luck.

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on December 13, 2012
at 01:16 AM

Try google? But you'll just come up with hundreds of variation, so I understand your confusion.

In essence, the Paleo diet refers to the diet eaten by pre-agricultural humans, which consisted of:

  • a wide variety of meat, seafood, eggs, insects... All of which would likely have been consumed from tip to tail. And some would likely have been eaten raw.
  • fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds in season
  • water to drink

A Paleolithic era diet would have varied significantly between different seasons and different regions. The common theme is that you (or your tribe) would have to catch or gather everything, then cook it over an open fire with minimal implements (or simply eat it raw).

Since not many people intend to give up indoor plumbing, central heating and the Internet when they "go paleo" we run into interpretation issues. I find that people are really good at coming up with justifications for their favorite vice (coffee, dark chocolate, red wine, dairy, coconut oil...) although commonly accepted as part of the paleo diet, none of these things are strictly paleo.

So I leave it to you to do the research and define your own "paleo" diet and lifestyle. You can't go wrong by cutting out the industrial crap and sticking to real foods.

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on September 06, 2012
at 12:18 AM

Great question. Beyond "I have no idea.", the best I can come up with is...

  1. Keep omega-6 consumption low (don't just consume omega-3, eliminate most of the omega-6).

  2. Eliminate grains (with the exception of safe starches like white rice and potatoes, depending on your individual goals).

What else is universally paleo? Don't know.

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on October 04, 2012
at 04:51 PM

Meat, veggies, fruit with nuts and seeds in moderation.

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on September 05, 2012
at 11:23 PM

Read robb wolf and mark sisson

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