Summer is just about here, which means that health, fitness, and wellness are on a lot of people’s minds. If you’re looking to trim down and tone up this summer, you may wish to consider a paleo diet. The Paleolithic or “paleo” diet is a diet based off of the eating habits of our ancestors during the Paleolithic era, which occurred more than 2 million years ago. The diet focuses on lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. It omits any sort of processed foods and restricts sodium and refined sugars. This diet is also sometimes referred to as the ‘Stone-Age Diet’.

Aspects of a Paleo Diet

  • High in protein
  • Moderate in (unsaturated) fat
  • Low carbohydrates
  • High in fiber
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in refined sugars

Why Paleo?

With so many different types of diets to choose from, you may be wondering if paleo is right for you. One of the main benefits of a paleo diet is the quickness with which many people experience weight loss after switching to it. In a recent diet review published by the Harvard School of Public Health, the short-term benefits of a paleo diet are emphasized. The following benefits are mentioned:

  • Weight loss
  • Reduced waist circumference
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Increased insulin sensitivity
  • Improved cholesterol

Curious to Try?

Head on over to our paleo meal plan page to learn more about this diet. If a trimmed and slimmer body is what you’re after, a paleo diet could be your answer.