A diet with no waiting for food deliveries and no supplement pills to take? Read the Paleo Diet Reviews and find out more. Want to know more don’t you? Does the Paleo diet work for you? The Paleo diet information found here will tell your how to get started on the Paleo diet, if your are so inclined.
We will be going over the history and the premise of the diet and the food list, so your get a good idea, to make your decision. First a word from Wiki.
Paleolithic diet in a paleolithic lifestyle (also known as Paleo or primal lifestyle), one attempts to live as humans presumably did in the paleolithic era (old stone age), or to recreate such a lifestyle in the present day. The rational for such an approach is that humans have evolved to live in a paleolithic environment.
The paleolithic diet ( also called cavemen diet or Paleo diet or stone age diet) is a modern fad diet requiring the sole or predominant consumption of foods presumed to have been either available or consumed by humans during the paleolithic era.
The Paleo diet was born in the early 1970s. Believing that most people would be healthier eating a diet of believed foods of the paleolithic era. A gastromenteroligst named Walter Voegtlin, wrote a book “The Stone Age Diet” in 1975. In his book he states that man have not evolved fast enough. The farms and food companies have outpaced us.
Therefore returning to a way of eating like what early humans ate is the answer.
And that, we would be better of eating a diet made to foods from the paleolithic era. We would be healthier and avoid obesity, cancer diabetes and acne. These were Dr. Walter Voegtlins views and vision. In 1975.
Enter Dr. Loren Cordain who has written 5 best-selling books. Including “the Paleo Diet”, “The Paleo Diet Cookbook”, “The Paleo Answer” and “The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook” The Doctor is a Professor Emeritus of the department of health and exercise science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins Colorado.
The doctor has done extensive research focusing on the diets of the stone age ancestors, for the last 20 years. Paying particular attention to the evolution and health of modern humans. It is easier to find modern, than stone age people these days.
Dr. Cordain is said to be the founder of the Paleo Diet Movement, not to be confused with the founder of the Paleo diet.
Could this be good for you?
Is the Paleo diet good for you? It may help your lose or maintain your weight. Beneficial health effects are possible in addition to those listed above. Lowering your cholesterol and triglycerides possibly lowering chances of heart disease. Of course there are no long term studies to confirm these claims. The short term studies do look promising.
Showing weight loss and reductions in triglycerides, improved glucose tolerance and better blood pressure control.
The main difference between Paleo and most other diets is the lack of grains and legumes, which are good sources of vitamins and fiber and nutrients. It is possible to get similar benefits by following a simple eating plan including lots of fruit and vegetables and exercise to get these benefits. Hard to argue with a diet that eliminates the processed food for whole foods, which are so much better for you.
The Paleo diet also says you should remain/get active to lose weight and /or maintain your weight. Remaining active is something that I have touted all along, it gives so many benefits, try it and see.
What is being said
How can you argue with a plan that requires eating lean meats and plenty of vegetables? Some say it is too restrictive and may place followers in nutritional peril. The Paleo diet may be a problem for some people, this could be said for any diet out there, and is not a valid complaint or criticism.
Another says there could be too much protein most people need about 40-70 grams of protein. This is easy to monitor, I monitor mine and over the last month I took in an average of 65 grams a day. I do this with MyFitnesspal, a calorie counting app on my phone. You can do the same on you laptop or tablet or phone. It is free.
Too expensive is a complaint often heard. True ? Maybe, whole foods are more expensive and so are to meats very lean meats usually are. But expensive is relative.
And what price is too much to improve your health. How much will you spend buying those processed meals from some diet companies. That has to be expensive, in my opinion. Is the Paleo diet sustainable, are the others out there sustainable.
If you worry about what you are giving up, try the 6/7 day approach. 6 days on the diet, one off. I don’t personally recommend starting this way, you could find yourself in a 4/3 day routine. You really need to give this approach a fair chance to effect change. I believe you will be surprised.
Paleo Diet Not Allowed Food List
This list will give you a place to start, look over this list, you can determine if starting with the Paleo diet is for you
- Hot Dogs
- Low quality meats. Use moderation if eating any of these at all.
- Yogurt and Frozen Yogurt
- 2% Milk
- Skim Milk
- Whole Milk
- Cottage Cheese
- Non Fat Dairy Creamer
- Dairy Spreads
- Cream Cheese
- Powdered Milk
- Ice Milk
- Ice Cream
- Low Fat Milk
- Apple, Orange, Grape, Starfruit, Mango, Strawberry, Chinola
- Mountain Dew
- Any other soda or pop, carbonated beverage.
- Toast, Bread, English Muffins
- Triscuits, Wheat Thins
- Cream of Wheat
Anything that is or contains grains not allowed. This includes Beer. (oh no)
A Legume is a fruit or seed of plants of the legume family (such as beans or peas) used for food.
- All beans
- Peanuts, oh no!
- Black, Broad, Garbanzo, Fava and Pinto Beans
- String Beans, Green, White, Yellow Beans
- Lima, Navy, Red, Kidney, Mung Beans
- Chickpeas, Snow peas, Black Eyed Peas and Sugar Snap Peas
- Lentils, Miso, Lupins, Mesquite, Soybeans
- Peanuts and Peanut Butter
- All Soybean derivatives and products
Sugar is a no no, wasn’t around back then and it is no good for you anyway.
- Candy Bars- Just figure all of them. They are all loaded with sugar and that’s not allowed.
- Honey, Sometimes Allowed, in moderation.
Paleo Allowed Food List
Here we get to the good stuff.
Paleo Diet Meats
- Bear, Rabbit, Goat.
- Chicken Breast, Chicken Legs, Chicken Wings and Thighs
- Pork, Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops, Bacon.
- Lobster, Clams, Salmon, Shrimp
- Beef, Ground Beef, Grass fed Beef, Steak.
- Venison Steak and other cuts.
- Lamb Chops, Rack of Lamb
- Eggs, Goose, Duck or Chicken
Paleo Diet Fats/Oils
- Olive oil
- Avocado oil
- Coconut oil
- Macadamia oil
- Grass fed Butter
Paleo Diet Nuts
- Almonds, Cashews, Hazelnuts, Walnuts and Pine Nuts
- Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds
Paleo Diet Vegetables
- Peppers, any kind you want
- Eggplant and Parsley
- Carrots, Cabbage, Cauliflower and Celery
- Avocado, Artichoke hearts and Asparagus
- Brussels sprouts and Broccoli
- Green Onion, Zucchini and Spinach
These starchy Squash should be avoided, used very sparingly, avoiding slowing down your weight loss.
- Beets and Yam
- Sweet Potato
- Butternut and Acorn Squash
Paleo Diet Fruits
- Papaya, Peaches, Plums, Pineapple
- Apple, Grapes, Lemon
- Mango, Lychee, Lime
- Cantaloupe, Tangerine, Oranges
- Figs, Raspberries, Blueberries
- Blackberries, Banana, Strawberries
This certainly looks like a boat load of food, good food too. These foods are the most nutrient dense foods available at this time. Get rid of the bad and keep the best, sound easy, so what all the controversy?
If you are looking to reduce the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease, mange diabetes, lose weight, improve performance or mitigate auto immune diseases and have the best health you can have. You need to eat the right food, right quantities and exercise. When it comes down to it, this is not a weight loss diet, it works that way for very many.
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In my opinion is this Paleo diet, is it really a diet? Looks like one, smells like one, must be a diet. But maybe, like most changes, you should treat it as a lifestyle. Jump in and swim around, live it, experience it and you will experience changes in yourself. You will like those changes. I am rather sure of this.
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12 thoughts on “Paleo Diet Reviews”
Very nice review, especially the list of foods that are allowed and not allowed on the diet. I have heard of many people who have tried the Paleo diet and had great results. From experience, it can be tough to cut out grains and dairy. Although the health benefits you listed are absolutely worth the sacrifice. Thanks for the review!
Very Informative review. I have heard of Paleo food but came to know that it is similar to stone age food from your article.
One of my friend who is type 1 diabetic, undergoing Paleo diet lifestyle is having great results.Although it seems little costlier, it should be more or less equal to the medical expenses incurred by the normal dieting people.
I enjoyed reading your article on Paleo Diet Reviews. Although, some the wording is kind of awkward regarding the questions posed.
Pretty informative information about the Paleo Diet, which originated from our stone age ancestors, which I did not know.
I found it interesting also the only difference in the Paleo diet compared to other diets is the lack of grain and legumes; interesting.
The Paleo diet and food list is quite interesting but tolerable. This could possibly be a challenge for most people.
But I actually like the idea of it. This would be diet to start slow with and see how I would do personally.
I really enjoyed the read. I will check back for more to come.
All the Best,
Hello, I enjoyed reading your article on Paleo Diet Reviews. Although, some the wording is kind of awkward regarding the questions posed. Pretty informative information about the Paleo Diet, which originated from our stone age ancestors, which I did not know.
I found it interesting also the only difference in the Paleo diet compared to other diets is the lack of grain and legumes; interesting. The Paleo diet and food list is quite interesting but tolerable.
This could possibly be a challenge for most people. But I actually like the idea of it. This would be diet to start slow with and see how I would do personally.
I really enjoyed the read. I will check back for more to come.
All the Best,
Hi, Prabakaran !
Thank you so much for the history of this diet and the list! It will definitely come in handy if I decide to proceed…
My only regret about this diet is the “no milk” rule since I do love my coffee with milk or cream! Any suggestions there?
Also, I do agree with you – it’s a lifestyle! And as all habits, one must do it for at least 21 days and see!
I’m thinking to give it a shot after Christmas 😉
Thanks again! I enjoyed reading this blog post 🙂
For your coffee, you will need to find a “nut” creamer or milk. I believe that would be the only route.
Waiting until after Christmas, probably a good idea.
Thank you, evilgodess for stopping by
Hey Cowboy James,
Great article, thank you for posting. A few years ago I read about the Paleo diet and got a book on it as well as a few cookbooks. I have always been into lifting weights and staying in shape so this was a great tool for me to get leaner. To this day I loosely follow a paleo diet, just not hard core about it. I have 2 daughters and between them and my wife they aren’t as thrilled about having steak and broccoli most nights as I would be. I eat pretty close to paleo breakfast and lunch and am not as hard core about it at dinner when I share a meal with my ladies. Great post! Mat A.
We must take care of the ladies.
Thank you for the comment, stop back soon Matt.
Hi James I found this to be a very interesting article. Most of the food on the paleo diet I think most people would have in their diet already such as chicken breast, pork tenderloin etc. Where this diet kind of gets difficult is trying to find some of the things on the diet such as grass fed butter, bear meat, grass fed beef and venison. Not too many grocery stores that I go to sell grass fed anything or bear meat or deer meat.
I am surprised also at how long the list is for foods not allowed. To those that can make this type of change in their life more power to them. Myself, personally I think I would have to do this in baby steps. Maybe start out a couple of days a week following paleo and gradually build up.
Sometimes baby steps are the best.
Thank you for the visit, come back again.
Thank you Cowboy James, this was a wonderful read. As a bit of a health nut myself, I have always considered a paleo diet, but have never taken the plunge. It sounds quite interesting and tasty. My Mom always told me that, “the closer to the source the food is, the healthier it is.”
I do have a question though. What are the side effects of going on a paleo diet? Thank you in advance and I hope you have a great day!
Thank you Alex for visiting.
Nutrition is usually a concern with the Paleo diet. But this is not hard to keep track of yourself. The main problem I see is a lack of beer and alcohol. Made with grains.