Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Should You Eat Like A Caveman

If you do some research on paleo diet, you will come across some bold claims that it is one of the most effective ways to lose weight. Furthermore, this form of eating helps to reduce blood pressure and sugar levels. More often than not, your energy level will improve. You also tend to be stronger.

So what is a paleo diet that people are raving about? It is about eating the way our stone-age ancestors do. Thus, it is known as the caveman's diet.

This means if the caveman does not eat certain foods, you should not as well.

Obviously when you look back at our ancestors, their bodies are in better shape than most of us today. They are fitter, more muscular, taller than us. In today's hectic  lifestyle, you don't get to enjoy such a rock body. You have to deal with various medical issues, lack of exercise, and unhealthy eating habits.

If you are thinking about adapting Paleo diet, then make sure you only choose fruits, vegetables, and meat. That's right. No refined carbs or processed foods.

Well, it is not that bad after all. Can you imagine swapping tofu with a healthy serving of delicious bacon?

If you are the kind of person who feel very hungry the next morning, then you are not alone. With Paleo diet, you can have eggs. And you can cook them in many ways. After all, they are considered the best food for paleo dieters after bacon. However, eating eggs every day can be boring.

Alternatively, you can switch to bacon. Here is a tip that I think you would like. Use the bacon grease to cook your eggs. You will love it as it enhances the taste.

Always remember to avoid any food that uses flour. It is an enemy to any paleo dieters.

You can forget about frozen foods. All foods should be fresh just like how the cavemen prepare their meals.

For snacks, it is tempting to grab a bag of potato chips. Instead, munch on fruits or nuts.

If you are cooking, you have to use certain oil. Most paleo dieters prefer avocado, olive, coconut, and macadamia oil.

When you eat like a caveman, over time, you will notice you have more energy and sleep better. You have more strength to perform workout on a longer duration.

If you want to lose weight and enjoy greater level of energy, you may want to consider Paleo diet. But it is not going to be easy. You need to be discipline. Sometimes, you tend to fall back on your bad eating habits. As long as you are committed to follow through, your body will reap the benefits in the end.
Paleo In A Kitchen

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