You’ve probably heard about the "paleo diet" by now. It’s all the rage — and for good reason.
Also known as the caveman diet, the paleo diet focuses on real, unprocessed, non-packaged food.
On it, you’re allowed to eat:
- Fruit and nuts
But you cannot eat:
- Processed food
Stay green, stay lean
Essentially, the paleo diet is a high-protein, high-fiber eating plan that promises you can lose weight without cutting or counting calories. Here’s a list of acceptable foods:
- Chicken breast
- Chicken legs
- Chicken wings
- Blueberries Blackberries
- Walnuts Brazil nuts
- Macadamia nuts
You may also eat eggs.
No way these are paleo
Food to stay away from include:
- Cereal grains
- Dairy such as cheese, milk, butter, yogurt, etc.
- Refined sugar (maple syrup, honey, brown and white sugar, etc.)
- Potatoes (regular and sweet)
- Processed foods
- Salty foods
- Refined vegetable oils like corn oil
- Candy and junk/processed foods
No meat? No problem
If you’re a vegetarian, you can still follow a paleo diet, as long as you cut out dairy, grains, and legumes. That being said, you can still eat eggs, and even sprouted beans and legumes (sprouting lowers their glycemic index).
Of course, you have to make sure you get enough protein in your diet. (And please remember to check with your doctor before starting a new diet plan.)
Kick your weight loss into high gear
If you notice that exercise and diet aren’t producing noticeable results, then you may need a little extra help getting the body you’ve always wanted.