Notice we said lifestyle, and not diet.
That is because adopting a Paleolithic approach to nutrition is all about living that lifestyle. When people hear the word diet, they think about some drastic approach to eating for a short period of time, to lose X number of pounds.
And that’s not what the caveman “diet” is all about.
It is about changing your mindset about health, and eating natural, whole foods that are unprocessed, like vegetables and fruits, seafood and lean meats, healthy fats, nuts and seeds. The way the human body works has not changed for thousands of years. However, our food has.
It is chock-full of man-made chemicals, preservatives, steroids and additives. Unhealthy processed and refined sugar, flour and salt are in just about everything you eat. Monosodium glutamate (MSG), trans fats and other poisons have been added to your food to make it last longer in the grocery store.
The result is that processed food has very little nutrition.
Natural foods, raw, whole fruits, vegetables and lean meats, are nutrient-rich. Eating those foods and gaining the health benefits of such a sensible approach to nutrition is what the Paleo lifestyle is all about.