The Paleolithic Diet is based on the nutritional habits of Homo Sapiens about 130 thousand years ago. In those times people lived from hunting, fishing, and gathering, and also agriculture and herding in case of sedentary people. This two stage diet is low in sugar, but rich in protein and fiber. The first phase is dedicated to weight reduction, the second phase is dedicated to weight stabilization. In Phase 1 those elements include animal based foods like poultry, fish, sea food, and eggs, a long list veggies and a few fruits, and some other foods including soybean, dried fruits, and bran.
In Phase 2 all fruits are permitted, as are rice cakes, and rice, which must be mixed with vegetables. Do not eat more than 50 grams of carrots and beets weekly. Eat a lot of protein, as did the cavemen and cavewomen. The best protein sources are red meat without the fat, fish, poultry without the skin, eggs, tofu, and tempeh. Put the emphasis on fish, a fine source of omega-3, said to fight against cardio blood vessel diseases and aging. Other good sources of omega-3 include fish oil, and colza, walnut, and soybean oil. Consume less than 30 grams of glucides daily in Phase 1 and after that between 30 and 55 grams daily in Phase 2.
Eat calcium, it is found in dairy products, dried fruits, and sardines. Drink a minimum of 1.5 litre of water daily outside of mealtime. In Phase 2 drink a maximum of 2 cups of green tea, fruits juice, or wine daily. Limit your consumption of fats, do not cook in oil. The Paleolithic Diet claims that it lowers the frequency of diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases like arteriosclerosis. The mid morning snacks is green tea and half an energy bar. As much steamed cauliflower and broccoli as you like. Her book describes more than 80 diets and weight reduction programs.