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You can lose weight in many ways. Every day a new fad diet crops up on the market. Just visit bookstores and libraries and you'll see a huge section devoted to weight loss. The Paleo diet is one of the more popular diets these days, so you might want to check it out. The Paleo diet is based upon what a dietician thought the early humans who lived during the Paleolithic era probably ate. The historical accuracy of the diet is dubious, of course, but the Paleo diet has actually helped many people lose weight. Here is some information that will help you figure out whether it is right for you.
Since the Paleolithic era, man's digestive system and diet have considerably changed, and the Paleo diet has neglected to take this into account. The Neolithic era, in particular, saw a lot of significant changes. During this era, early man began eating grains, cereals, and dairy products. The human body has changed in how proteins, fats, and carbs are processed. The Paleo diet restricts the consumption of foods that your body actually needs, so you're advised to take supplements. This is where the diet doesn't make a lot of sense since you can get the nutrients it tells you that you need by eating the foods that have them. An advantage of this diet is that the meat you can eat will have much higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids than factory farmed meat. We are not sure why this is, but we do know that omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of every person's health. These fatty acids promote cardiovascular health and proper brain and eye development. Almost all meats contain these compounds, but they are found in the highest concentrations in fish and marine wildlife.
On the Paleo diet, expect to eat more fibrous foods. The diet recommends eating far more fruits and vegetables (particularly if you are following the vegetarian form of the diet). This will give your fiber intake a boost, which should be good for your digestive system.
It's up to you if you wish to try the Paleo diet. You may find the diet restrictive, but it's not altogether unhealthy. A wise thing to do is talk to your doctor and find out if the Paleo diet is a good weight loss program for you to be on. You'll find different opinions on the Paleo diet, but ultimately, the opinion of your doctor is the only one that really matters.