My Lifestyle Change
The Caveman Diet (Paleo)
My blood type is O so im in the Hunter & Gatherer group
- Diet is focused on whole, unprocessed and nutrient-rich foods
- Will most likely result in weight loss
- Gluten and casein free
- Low in sodium
- Eliminates entire groups of food
- Strict nature may not be a viable long-term eating plan
- Inclusion of organ meats may detract potential followers
- May have a low satiety factor despite the diet’s fat content
- Has a high saturated fat content if lots of pork and red meat are consumed
The Caveman Diet removes carbs like bread and potatoes, beans, sugars and sodium and instead gives the green light to fish, chicken, meat, root veggies like parsnips and carrots, eggs and of course nuts and berries.
Ideally, you should consume 65 percent of your calories from animal sources and the remaining 35 percent from plant-based foods. Organic and additive-free meats are strongly encouraged as fillers and hormones are likely to change the nutrient content of the meats consumed.
Since the foods on the Caveman Diet are very nutrient-rich, you will easily fulfill your quotas for vitamins, minerals as well as fiber and protein.
A typical day on the Caveman Diet might look like this:
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and bacon. Lunch: Green salad topped with grilled chicken breast and slivered almonds. Dinner: Lamb chops seasoned with herbs and spices, and roasted asparagus and parsnips. Snacks: Berries, fruit, crudites, lean cold cuts, hard-boiled eggs, raw nuts, raw seeds and avocados.
Since the hunter and gatherers were always on the go, so is the modern person following the Caveman Diet. You should be as mobile as you can while following this diet. Walking as much as you can and doing any kind of physical activity is strongly encouraged.