Caveman diet: Should we eat like our ancestors?

Content by: Guy Lawrence


Early folk basically lived according to a strict hunter-gatherer regimen known as the caveman diet. It took maybe another 190,000 years for people to discover agriculture, a revolution that has since never turned us back. Middle Paleolithic nostalgia—there’s no such thing.

Still, perhaps there is a lesson to be found in the lives of prehistoric people and their caveman diet lifestyle. The state of archaic Homo sapien health care may remain open to speculation, but their overall diet and fitness routines proved to have been profound. Sure, the hunting-and-gathering lifestyle was their sole option, but consequently, no history museum ever depicts an obese caveman.

According to health experts and siblings Tom Griesel and Dian Griesel, Ph.D, even if by pure happenstance, our most former predecessors had the diet right. A quarter-century of research led the Griesels to such a conclusion, and eventually to the co-authored fitness book “TurboCharged,” a guide that espouses the nutritional methods of our ancestors.

“Early man lived on low calories and high nutrition,” said Dr. Griesel, a resident of Washington, whose health tome hit the marketplace last month. “We could imitate that, separate the nutrients, eat like early man. If you do that, you’ll evolve and you’ll eliminate your hunger.”

Hunger is a needless byproduct of the eat-less, exercise-more approach. Stomach rumbling can be pronounced when one reduces fuel and increases performance. That’s when diets fail.

But the “TurboCharged” philosophy works in its unique call for people to shed fat, not pounds. Shed calories, not nutrition. After parsing years and years of research, the Griesels determined that the Homo sapien approach is not only the most organic, but the most effective towards keeping dieters energized and on track.

Simply put, if we were to cut out modern day processed foods and follow more of a caveman diet and lived more actively, surely our health would improve?

If you want to eat like our ancestors, try our 180 Super Food.

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Guy Lawrence

This article is brought to you by Guy Lawrence. Guy is a qualified fitness trainer with over 10 years of experience in the health industry. Guy worked at the UTS Fitness Centre in Sydney Australia where he specialised in exercise nutrition and obtained his Certificate in Exercise Nutrition and Certified... Read More

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