Tuesday, November 20, 2012
What is the Paleo Diet?
"Paleo" refers to Paleolithic...essentially referring to "cave man" days! This style of eating is back to a hunter - gatherer style diet, (meaning our ancestors hunted for their food and also ate what they could gather in regards to berries or nuts.) It is low carb in the sense that it is void of grains- whether "traditionally prepared" or not, but it is also void of a lot of processed junk. No twinkies found here!
My only problem with this "diet" is true "paleo" refers to no dairy products, and the consumption of lean meat. I know this diet wasn't exactly found by Dr. Weston A. Price in his travels...so, I consider this basically a "low carb" style diet and use the word "Paleo" loosely in that regard.
Some great links to read more about this style of eating are here:
The Paleo Diet, by Dr. Loren Cordain, Founder of the Paleo Diet Movement
Mark's Daily Apple, author of Primal Blueprint
Fast Paleo loaded with tons of great recipes!