Why is everyone talking about Paleo lately?
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard of the Paleo diet. It is undoubtedly the diet that is taking the nation by storm.
It seems like everyone from celebrities to athletes to stay at home moms cannot say enough about this diet.
People who have used the Paleo diet look amazing, feel great, and claim that they have more energy than they have ever had in their entire life. But what is the Paleo diet really? And is it really a good diet choice for everyone?
The Paleo Theory
The basic theory behind the Paleo diet is ‘eating like a caveman’. After all, if you really look at it, the caveman must have been incredibly strong, and amazingly healthy. After all, there were no drive through windows or cars in the day when the caveman was alive. Instead, they were forced to get all of their needs met the way that nature intended, by living off of the land.
Think about it, think about what a day in the life of a caveman would really have been like. First, they constantly had to defend themselves from predators. Whether they were hunting or sleeping they always had to be prepared for an attack from a large hungry animal. This meant that the caveman had to be ready to win a life and death battle in a moments notice.
Secondly, a caveman was responsible for hunting and preparing food. This meant that they either had to fashion weapons or use their hands to take down their prey. Once they found and killed their prey they then had to prepare it as a meal and gather fruits and vegetables to have further sustenance.
And finally, the caveman had to figure out how to protect themselves from the elements. Whether it was brutal winter snows or harsh summer heat the caveman had to figure out how to survive these extreme conditions.
The point is that all of these things require an enormous amount of strength, skill, and mental alertness. And since the caveman had nothing to eat except for the things that nature provided, their diet must have played a strong role in helping them to survive.
Many people who have started a Paleo diet have claimed to experience more energy, less illness, and a dramatic weight loss. When you eat a diet that follows the rules of Paleo you are eating for strength, fuel, and health.