This diet may have lost some popularity to the Keto Diet recently but it is still worth a mention. The Paleo Diet focuses on the foods that our hunter gatherer ancestors used to eat and shuns modern processed foods. It is thought that the use of technology in the food industry has caused the sickness and obesity epidemic that is all around us and going back to what people ate in the 'Paleolithic Age' will make us healthy again!
This wasn’t originally designed as a weight loss diet although you should also initially lose some water weight through switching to a low carb diet and eating less processed foods.
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What to eat:
Grass fed beef, pasture raised chicken, wild caught salmon, fresh fruit & vegetables, eggs, nuts, seeds, healthy oils especially Extra Virgin Olive Oil and avocado, small amounts of raw honey & maple syrup.
What not to eat:
Processed foods, Grains, legumes, dairy, coffee, alcohol.
There are some gray areas where you choose how strict you want to follow the plan, for example some people eat starchy vegetables whereas others choose not to.
Some followers of the Paleo Diet make this more of a lifestyle and combine healthy eating with regular exercise and less use of modern technology.