Going Paleolithic: Reasons to Eat Like a Caveman

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Nancy
Written by Nancy

When it comes to dieting, Paleo is often considered the most popular. However, there are many people who consider it “eating like a caveman.”

Our only question is; what’s wrong with eating like a caveman?

Paleo is a diet plan that’s based on eating foods that humans would have consumed if they were living some 2 million years ago. This means the diet includes lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, seafood, seeds and nuts. As you can imagine, it’s a very simple diet that’s modelled on the hunter-gatherer lifestyle.  

Proponents of the Paleo diet believe eating like a caveman is the most natural way to consume food because that’s the kind of sustenance our bodies were built for. Well, regardless of what you think of the Paleo diet; it does have some serious health benefits for those wanting to get fit, lose weight or build lean muscle mass.

Here are some reasons why you should give the Paleo diet a shot (if you haven’t already):

1. Consuming a Paleo diet improves your gut health

The first thing that you’ll notice about Paleo-friendly food is that it’s all super clean. We don’t consume any preservatives, artificial colouring, additives or refined sugars here. You’re likely to eat lots of fruits and vegetables so you’re going to be consuming lots of fibre. That’s great for promoting healthy digestion and keeps your gut functioning in prime condition. Plus, you’re also consuming lots of healthy fat, complex carbs and lean protein to balance out your nutritional intake. That’s the sweetest sounding diet to the ears of a fitness enthusiast!

2. Weight watchers don’t feel too hungry on Paleo

If you want to lose weight, consuming a good amount of fibre can keep your hunger pangs at bay because fibre digests slowly. So, you’re likely to feel full and nourished for longer periods of time with just small amounts of food.

3. You eat protein for more than just your musclesPicture5

If you’re getting your Paleo meals delivered from Eat Your Cake, you can rest assured you’re getting somewhere between 30 to 35 grams of lean protein in your diet with each meal! That’s great for athletes and bodybuilders who like high protein content in their food but lean protein is important for everyone.

Every single cell in our body comprises of protein, which is necessary for our healthy growth and development. Sufficient protein intake also helps your immune system, improves vision, prevents blood clots and regulates the production of hormones.

If you want to increase the protein content in your food, just book a free consultation session with the experts at Eat Your Cake and have your meals customized to the T.

Bonus Reason to Go Paleo: It’s Easy!

There was never a better time to eat like a caveman than today! Leave all the hunting, gathering and cooking to Eat Your Cake and have fresh, organic meals delivered to your doorstep whenever you want! Select a meal plan here or contact the Vancouver-based service and tell them exactly how you want your food.

About the Author:

Matthew. D is a gym owner in Vancouver and has been ordering Paleo meals from Eat Your Cake for the past two years. Thanks to their support, Matthew has been able to eat clean meals every day and stay on top of his fitness business venture!

About the author

Nancy

Nancy

I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.