Put simply, eating Paleo refers to eating as our ancestors once did. We are genetically designed to eat lean meats, vegetables, some fruit, a little bit of starch and good fats. That means that by removing foods from our diets that we were not genetically designed to eat, including processed foods and grains, we can adopt a healthier lifestyle.
The Paleo diet is also referred to as primal, the caveman diet and hunter-gather among others. Every interpretation of Paleo is slightly different, but in the end they all generally mean the same thing, eating in line with what’s most beneficial for our physiology. The key is to try it out and see what works well for you! For example, while I try to eat clean as often as possible, I tend to stick to an 80/20 Paleo lifestyle. I like to find a balance between eating healthy and living life to the fullest.
One of my favorite things about this blog is helping others find a way to adopt a healthier lifestyle. I started Paleo Pointers as a way to share some tips and tricks that have helped me maintain a primal lifestyle in modern times, but Paleo Pointers has also turned into a great place to answer readers questions about primal eating as well. Whether you are a beginner or a tried and true caveman (or cavegirl), there is something for everyone!
A Disclaimer: I am not a certified nutritionist or doctor and am not qualified to give medical or nutrition advice outside of my own knowledge. Therefor please consider all nutritional advice on Cave Girl in the City as as recommendations and not professional advice.