What do you eat, and what don’t you eat on the paleo diet?

The paleo diet encourages eating all those foods that a Paleo ancestor could eat and avoiding all those that could not. There are more or less strict or “pure” diets, where foods are limited to a greater or lesser extent; any modern processed food will be excluded since they did not exist in the Paleolithic.

In the following pyramid, we show you which main foods can be eaten and which cannot:

Paleo Diet: Paleo Diet Food Pyramid

Less strict paleo diets allow tubers, such as potato or sweet potato, others none of them; some just sweet potatoes, some allow honey, others not, or small doses of alcohol, while others are prohibited … The options may vary, depending on whether a more or less “pure” style is followed.
An example of a menu can be:

Breakfast: scrambled eggs with garlic.
Food: salad with radishes, oak leaf, tomato, avocado, walnuts, sesame seeds, and onion. Organic beef steak with mushrooms. Peach.
Dinner: Steamed broccoli sauteed with red pepper and almonds. Grilled salmon. Plantain.
Snacks: fresh fruit such as apples, banana, avocado, strawberries, peaches ..., vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, cucumber ... dried fruits such as walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds ...
Drink: water
Dressing: EVOO.

Is the paleo diet good for you?

In many cases, the root of physical ailments and chronic diseases is in a modern diet of refined foods. That is why the Paleo / Primitive Diet, based on simple foods, can greatly benefit hundreds of people suffering from the effects of a highly processed diet.

In my history and the history of my family, you can see how this diet and lifestyle have helped me reverse the hypothyroidism that I have suffered from for more than ten years. In many cases, food can heal much more than medicine. You can also read the story of Dr. Terry Wahls, who has reversed her Multiple Sclerosis with the Paleo Diet and is now helping hundreds of people with similar problems.

The only advice I could give is to try it for 30 to 60 days. Eliminating gluten, dairy, refined sugars, grains will allow you to understand how your body reacts without these foods. Over time you will create and accommodate your version of this diet since each person is different. To give a few quick examples, some people do not tolerate eggs very well and feel better without them. I see this a lot in people with autoimmune problems, mainly. Some people can tolerate raw dairy (even though they are in a gray category on the Paleo Diet), and others simply cannot.

This is a list of some chronic conditions that can be related to poor digestive function. If you suffer from one or more of them, a diet change would very possibly benefit you.

Acne, Allergies, Alzheimer’s, Anemia, Anxieties, Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Asthma, Atherosclerosis, Attention Deficiency Disorder, Vertigo, Bone diseases, Cancer, Celiac disease, Dermatitis, Depression, Diverticulitis, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Ulcer, Irritable Colon Syndrome, Leaky Colon Syndrome, Infertility, Lactose Intolerance, Lupus, Migraines, Pancreatitis, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Thyroid Diseases, Weight Loss / Gain.

Recipes for Paleolithic diet

Some easy, nutritious, and Saudi recipes that can be felt during a Paleolithic diet:

  1. Salted with cogumelos
    Paleolithic diet: what it is, how it works, and what to eat


100 g of alface, arugula and spinafre;
200 g of cogumelos;
2 scoops of chopped paprika;
Meia manga;
30 g of amêndoas;
Suco de laranja and lime to temper.

Preparation method:

Place in a bowl the cut cogumelos and add to the face, arugula, and the washed pinafores—temper to taste, like such de laranja and lime, and serve.

  1. Creme de mamão com chia
    Paleolithic diet: what it is, how it works, and what to eat


40 g of chia seeds;
20 g of dry grated coconut;
40 g of cashew;
Two persimmons, chopped;
One mamão cut into small pieces;
Polpa of 2 passion fruit to serve;
Dried grated coconut to decorate.

Preparation method:

Moisturize chia and coconut seeds. Place in another cup as castanhas, or persimmon or mamão e mexer muito bem with 250 ml of water, add creamy. Mix the chia mixture and wait 20 minutes, stirring from time to time. Divide into smaller cups and top with passion fruit or grated coconut.
The European Medical Institute for Obesity (IMO) has made a list of the ones you have to avoid
Losing weight fast may seem a miracle, but it will be worse for your body in the long run.

Losing weight is, as the years go by, more and more complicated. Especially after 45, the body has a harder time burning excess fat. Each person is different, and, therefore, the idea is that each individual seeks the help of a specialist. A prior analysis of the characteristics of each body and an adapted plan is essential. In this sense, the European Medical Institute of Obesity (IMO) has launched a classification with some of the diets that have gained prominence in Spain over the last year, making it clear that not everything fashionable is worth achieving a healthy weight loss. Be careful; losing weight too fast is counterproductive and promotes the famous ‘rebound effect.’

Without medical supervision, this diet can have very counterproductive effects on the body. The rebound effect is usually quite high, and among its main side effects are dizziness, fatigue, nausea, calcium loss, bad breath, or heavy sweating.

This diet is very simple: drastically reduce the number of carbohydrates ingested and increase our fats. “Our glycogen or energy reserve decreases, forcing the body to pull its fat reserves and thus lose weight,” explains Estefanía Ramo, nutritionist, and dietician at IMO.

As explained by the Institute, those who are determined to do this diet anyway must follow a rigorous process to progressively incorporate carbohydrates into their menu after finishing the regime to avoid the expected rebound effect.