My Newest Interest: Paleo Dieting

It has been quite some time since I’ve posted on this here grand blog of mine, but I came across a new passion of mine and I thought, what the heck – maybe I should get started blogging once again with my new passion: The Paleo Diet.

A lot of people use it to gain energy, lose weight or just have better health. I’m not sure exactly why, but I gave it a shot after hearing a friend talk about it on and on and one.

I mean really, I heard I could eat bacon every. single. day. Now that is a great diet!

Bacon, bacon, bacon! As the old commercial goes.

Anyway, the jist of the is diet is that it’s based on what cavemen used to eat. Hence, it is also called the “Caveman Diet” from time to time.

Here are some highlights from my research:

“The paleo diet (also nicknamed the caveman diet, primal diet, Stone Age diet, and hunter-gatherer diet) is hugely popular these days, and goes by one simple question: What would a caveman eat? Here, we explain what the paleo diet involves, its pros and cons, and, ultimately, what a modern person needs to know to decide whether or not to take the paleo diet plunge.”

No Gluten:
“Gluten is a protein found in things like rye, wheat, and barley. It’s now being said that much of our population may be gluten-intolerant (hence all the new “gluten-free!” items popping up everywhere). Over time, those who are gluten intolerant can develop a dismal array of medical conditions from consuming gluten: dermatitis, joint pain, reproductive problems, acid reflux, and more.”

No Sugar:
“Eliminate added sugar, soft drinks, all packaged sweets and juices (including fruit juices). As a rule of thumb, if it’s in a box, don’t eat it. At the grocery store, visit primarily the meat, fish and produce sections.”

No Cheese :(:(

Great Results:
“For most people the fact the Paleo diet delivers the best results is all they need. Improved blood lipids, weight loss, and reduced pain from autoimmunity is proof enough. Many people however are not satisfied with blindly following any recommendations, be they nutrition or exercise related. Some folks like to know WHY they are doing something. Fortunately, the Paleo diet has stood not only the test of time, but also the rigors of scientific scrutiny.”

So those are the highlights, or in the case of cheese the low lights, of my research so far. It’s pretty exciting, but I’m not sure how long it will take before I want to trade my bacon back in for cheese 🙂