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Eat Like a Caveman: What You Need to Know about Going Paleo

January 27, 20149 min
Paleo is also known as the caveman diet, hunter-gather diet, and the stone-age diet... but what makes it so popular?Another diet that has made its way into your thoughts, and you're questioning whether or not you should give it a go: the Paleo diet.Paleo has been around for many decades, but in recent years has gained popularity and has actually been revered as one of the top dieting plans.So, what exactly is the Paleo diet?Also known as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gather diet, the Paleo diet focuses on eating wholesome foods containing high protein and high fiber foods such as leans meats and fish, fruits and veggies, nuts and other healthier fats.If the cavemen didn't have access to refined sugar (and sorry to say, they didn't), you shouldn't either. Say goodbye to junk food, processed food and dairy.What else should you know before trying this diet?Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, Dr. Loren Cordain, PhD, discusses the Paleo diet in depth, including why it's one of the top diets and what you should do if you want to go Paleo.

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