I know. You’ve heard it all before. Atkins, South Beach, The Zone, Weight Watchers… they all make the same claims. And if you’ve tried them, and they didn’t work for you, you’re probably very, VERY skeptical about this Paleo diet everyone is talking about.
Well, good. Being skeptical is a sign of intelligence. You need more information before you make any decisions. So to start, I’ll tell you the basic idea behind the Paleo diet, the science behind why people lose so much weight on it, and why they’re able to KEEP the weight off.
Then I’ll tell you all about how my new recipe book solves the three main problems with the Paleo diet! (Can’t wait to find out? Click here…)
See, the basic idea behind Paleo is simply this: our bodies are not designed to handle all the stuff we have in our modern diet. Modern man (homo sapiens) has been around for 200,000 years, and for almost all of that time, we didn’t even have farms, let alone grocery stores.
For most of our time on Earth, humans lived as hunter-gatherers, moving from place to place and eating what was available in nature. And that was mostly plants (they’re easy to catch). On a good day you’d snag some fish — less often a bird or some red meat — but for the most part, humans ate plants they found.
I could go through the whole timeline, but I’ll spare you the history lesson and just sum it up:
Do you see where I’m going here? For 3 million, 999 thousand, 999 years our diet consisted mostly of nutritious plants. The idea of eat-whatever-whenever is less than a few hundred years old…