This website offers an easy and simple introduction to the basics of the Paleo diet, offering information on what Paleo is, how to get started and links to other great resources on the web.
The Paleo diet (aka the Caveman Diet) is a diet based upon the presumed types of foods our hunter-gatherer ancestors would likely have consumed – plenty of lean meat, seafood, nuts and unlimited consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eating Paleo broadly means cutting out sugar, grains, legumes and dairy from your diet. The reported benefits of eating ‘clean’ include fat loss, improved gastro-intestinal health, energy and consistent energy levels, clearer skin, better athletic performance and a whole host of striking improvements in a variety of diseases and medical conditions (find links to testimonials on the Resources page).
There are plenty of resources on the web offering information and recipes and advice, mostly by people who have been Paleo devotees for a long time. While friendly and helpful none describe how to get started and stuck in, none offer tips on how to keep going when demotivation and food boredom strikes a few weeks in and none seem to be by ‘normal’ people – they’re often authored by elite athletes, fitness models, scientists.
All content on New to Paleo Diet is written by people who enjoy eating Paleo, exercising and keeping their bodies strong, fit, healthy and feeling good. We may be interested in the science behind Paleo, but mostly we’re interested in how we can get the benefits of the Paleo diet and what to do to eat Paleo. Who doesn’t want glowing skin, a leaner body, better sleep, more energy and a healthier body? But on the other hand, who wants all that without having to plough through the intense science? We do!
So here it all is, laid out for Paleo newbies. Why the Paleo diet is awesome, why it’s not a weight loss ’diet’ in the typical sense of the word (although it can certainly help you drop body fat), FAQs and links to other website covering the bits of Paleo we don’t go into in great detail here. All comments and questions are welcomed; if you’d like to see something here you think has been left out let us know and we’ll fix it!