Is the Paleo Diet for you?
I’m giving away a copy of “The Paleo Diet: Food Your Body Is Designed to Eat,” by Daniel Green. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment at the end of this blog post.
Over the past decade thousands of people began eating like their cavemen ancestors. Author Daniel Green, a celebrity chef and TV personality, says the key to weight loss and health are to shy away from foods that came about AFTER the Paleolithic Age, when the hunter-gatherers who roamed this earth ate meat, fish, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. He says the Agrarian Revolution introduced grains, dairy, legumes, salt, sugar and alcohol, which were hard for the cave men to digest.
According to Green, the human body hasn’t evolved genetically to deal with today’s processed foods, and the result is diabetes, heart disease, and other health issues. It’s a low-carb way of eating, with a few similarities to the South Beach Diet. And grain foods are off-limits, it’s gluten-free.
The Paleo Diet is easy if you’re more of a carnivore, but not so easy if you love breads, sweets and dairy products. Chef Green offers a lot of innovative recipes such as Pesto Pizza with an almond flour crust; Scrambled Eggs with Avocado Salsa, Crumbly Coconut Cookies that rely on coconut milk and coconut flour; Wasabi Crusted Halibut, and Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Seed Salad.
Green lost 65 pounds and kept it off for more than 20 years. Nutrition experts have expressed a lot of pros and cons about this diet, and I’m not endorsing it one way or the other. I have a hard time staying on any diet for more than a few days…or a few hours. But, you can read the book and see for yourself.
If you want to enter the giveaway, leave a comment at the end of this blog post. You may want to share your favorite nutrition tip, or your favorite food that would be Paleo-approved. Or just “Enter the drawing, please” is fine too.
I’ll be drawing a winner on Monday, and then contact the winner for a snail mail address.