As ridiculous and unreal as it may sound, the caveman diet for sure exists. It just goes by different names: the Stone Age diet and very common among fitness experts is the term ‘paleo diet’. So what really is the concept behind this all? It’s not very common among the Pakistani community but has been yielding many positive results in the rest of the world, hence Team Nutright decided to bring this diet plan into the limelight. After reading this article, you get to choose whether or not it seems worth trying. The best part being, no artificial elements or chemicals involved, no supplements with side effects, everything is entirely natural.
The theory behind it
So the question arises: is it really the diet of cavemen from the ancient times that one is supposed to follow in this? Yes, pretty much. The concept basically says that individuals from the olden times were known as having a strong athletic build with minimal to no occurrence of disease: obesity wasn’t known to them. Their diets were simple, as soon as man evolved into everything complex from time to time, people started to lose shape, now you would come across out of tone bodies; either too weak and skinny or too flabby. Health problems also increased, so where did we go wrong? Paleo experts suggest it’s all in the diet.
Following the caveman diet
Very simply put, this diet encourages everything that is taken directly from the Earth and rejects grains, legumes, sugary foods and most of all everything artificially manufactured especially processed foods. If you think that makes more sense than usual, do note that the cavemen diet also includes giving up on dairy products such as milk. Eggs are fine though, and so are freshly picked fruits, vegetables, seafood, lean meat, and nuts. These are great sources of protein and unsaturated fats, rich in Omega 3 fatty acids that are highly beneficial for your body (the kind of fats you need!).
Is it just the diet?
Not really, in order to really stay fit our baap daadas ke bhi baap daadas used to be immensely active in physical work that burned over thousands and thousands of calories every single day. Hence, to keep up with the same culture, if you are following this plan you need to stick to vigorous exercise and not just eat healthy stick to your couch. Go for cardio routines, make your heart pump, stretch and go for strength training.
Are the benefits real?
Yes, they are. But just like any other strategy to maintain or lose weight, this too needs dedication from your end. The more eagerly you stick to the principles that govern this routine, the better results you would get. With a diet like this which is so bound to nature, you would realize that your workouts turn out to be more efficient, your body is able to burn fat more, your skin and oral health improve and blood sugar levels are stable. So it’s not just the weight that you are working on, there are added benefits. Now it’s up to you: would you do some further research on this and adopt it as a completely different lifestyle?