Paleolithic diet origin
Paleolithic diet was proposed 25years ago by gastroenterologist Walter L. Voegtlin. He found the theory of evolutionary discordance hypothesis. It suggests that modern day diet is not genetically suitable for humans who have the ancestral history of hunting and gathering. Based on that the concept is further developed by Stanley Boyd Eaton and Melvin Konner. But Paleo diet got popular among weight watchers when Loren Cordain published a book “The Paleo diet” in 2002.
Idea behind Paleolithic diet
The ideology is that our diet has changed so rapidly that it’s not easy for our body to match it. And that is the cause of most of the health issues we face.
Foods to avoid in Paleo diet
A Paleo diet is rich in vegetables, fruits and nuts. You should not include whole grain and legumes if you follow Paleo diet. You should also avoid dairy products. This diet is mainly aimed for weight loss and is more affordable compared to other diets. It helps you lose weight and also to maintain your weight.
Here is the list of foods you should avoid
- Whole grains
- Dairy products
- Refined sugar
- Processed food
Foods to include in Paleo diet
A paleo diet must include fruits, veg, nuts, seeds, lean meat especially, grass fed animals or wild game. You can include salmon, mackerel, albacore tuna to increase your protein intake. In paleo diet olive oil and walnut oil are commonly used.
The aim of paleo diet is to go back to ancient times where people used to eat natural and simple food.
Here are some simple recipes you can kick start your weight loss regimen with.
1. Almond flour Pancakes
Mix almond flour with beaten eggs and mashed banana. Adjust almond flour quantity to get batter-like consistency. Make pan cakes using olive or walnut oil. Sweet and fluffy pancakes are ready to serve.
2. Paleo Pizza
Preheat oven to 450deg . in a large mixing bowl add 1/2cup almond flour , ¾ cup tapioca flour, 1/2tsp onion powder, ½ tsp garlic powder. Add required salt to the mixture. Add 1 whisked egg. Mix everything well. Adjust the flour according to the consistency. Knead the dough well and make a 10” circle. Bake it for 10minutes. Take it out from the over and add your favourite vegetable toppings and bake for another 5minutes. Paleo pizza is ready to savor.
3. Paleo Omelette
Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil to a pan. Add washed and cut pieces of mushroom and fry for 5 minutes. Add some crushed garlic and chopped tomatoes. Fry until water is evaporated. Add a bunch of chopped spinach and cook for 3 or 4 minutes. Add salt and sauté. Switch off the stove and keep aside. Beat 2 or 3 eggs in a bowl with a pinch of salt. Add 1 or 2 tsp of butter in a pan. Pour the beaten egg and allow it to cook for 3 to 5minutes. Spread the sautéed vegetables on the omelette. Leave it for a minute or two and fold in half. Delicious, mouth-watering paleo omelette is ready.