Weight loss

A weight loss diet plan based on caveman eating is one of the best diets for weight loss according to scientists.

It has a number of advantages, according to nutritionist Cassandra Barns – and one of them is weight loss.

A lot of protein is paired only with foods that would have been produced before humans began agriculture.

Cassandra said: “The Paleo diet, also known as the hunter-gatherer diet or the caveman diet, turns back the clocks to what our ancestors chowed down on thousands of years ago, such as; lean grass-fed meats, fruit, vegetables and seeds, as opposed to processed foods, sugar, dairy and grains.”

According to the dieting expert this form of eating can help to manage your weight by stopping sugar swings.

The diet was founded by Loren Cordain and his book quickly became a bestseller.

Cassandra said: “It eliminates refined and processed foods, which are often high in calories, trigger blood sugar swings that make us want to eat more of them, and are low in vitamins and minerals that allow our body to actually use that food for energy.

“So, by eliminating these foods and focusing on nutrient-rich foods, plenty of protein, natural fats and fibre from vegetables and fruit, eating a Paleo-style diet could help you naturally improve your body composition.”

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Cassandra is not the only fan of the old-school diet.

A paper named “metabolic and physiologic improvements from consuming a paleolithic, hunter gather-type diet” food that there were very beneficial results to the diet.

The study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the diet not only improve weight loss but improved blood pressure.

They wrote: “Even short-term consumption of a Paleolithic-type diet improved glucose control and lipid profiles in people with type 2 diabetes compared with a conventional diet containing moderate salt intake, low-fat dairy, whole grains and legumes.”

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Weight loss: The paleo diet has a number of advantages, according to nutritionist Cassandra Barns

A typical day for someone following a paleo diet may include eggs and vegetables for breakfast, chicken salad for lunch, and salmon and vegetables for dinner.

However, recently experts have warned its a highly restrictive meal plan.

Rachael Eden, dietitian at Bupa UK Health Clinics is not sure it’s advisable.

Rachael said: “This simply isn’t a sustainable way of losing weight.”