The Paleolithic Diet, otherwise known as the Caveman Diet

The Paleo diet is defined by Wikipedia as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet. The diet might be a fad, but many have “jumped on the bandwagon” to try it because it’s a nutritional diet and , yes, many people lose weight. The Paleo diet is based on the the food our ancient ancestors ate– such as meat, nuts and berries. In 30 days many on the diet have stated that their energy levels skyrocketed.


But how do you survive on a diet without pasta and potatoes, or sugar and dairy products? Or legumes? (Ditch the peanut butter.)

Let’s focus on what you CAN eat:

1. GRASS-FED meat
2. Fowl that flies—chicken, turkey, duck, etc.
3. Fish
4. Eggs
5. Vegetables—any and all and unlimited, including sweet potatoes and yams!
6. Nuts for snacking
7. Healthy fats—avocado, almond butter, olive oil

All amounts are unlimited. Hurray!

Evidence as to the benefits of this diet have not been determined, but I’m sharing a quick breakfast recipe that anyone can enjoy. Thanks to Author: Cook Eat Paleo

Paleo “Instant Oatmeal:

Serves: 1 serving

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1/2 banana
2 tbsp. shredded coconut, unsweetened
2 tbsp. almond flour
1/2 cup cashew milk
pinch of both cinnamon and sea salt

1. Mash banana in bottom of bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
2. Microwave 1 – 2 minutes, until hot and starting to bubble. Stir and let stand.
3. Serve with fresh fruit.


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14 Responses to The Paleolithic Diet, otherwise known as the Caveman Diet

  1. marymarvella says:

    I’d need to think long and hard before doing this one! (I love cheese!)


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  3. My daughter and SIL tried this and lost weight. They got tired of the limited menu and stopped.


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  5. Mary Ricksen says:

    All I need is a good caveman to get the food for me. Otherwise that oatmeal sounds great!

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  6. Josie says:

    MM, my neighbors were on this diet for a month–no cheating. They all lost a noticeable amount of weight.


  7. Josie says:

    The limited menu seems very restricting to me, also.


  8. Josie says:

    Mary R., LOL! A good caveman to get and prepare the food sounds like a perfect idea!


  9. Mona Risk says:

    I was doing the caveman diet without knowing. It’s all the food I love, but I am putting weight, not losing!


  10. Josie says:

    LOL, Mona. Remember this “diet” relies on lots of vegetables.


  11. I was interested in this diet until an RD told me that there’s no wine. No wine?


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