A Review of the Caveman / Paleo Diet

by | May 26, 2019 | Diet, Food

  • Degree of Difficulty / 0= Extremely Hard, 100- Extremely Easy/ 20% 20%
  • Level of Activity /0=Not included, 100= Activity is high/ 0% 0%
  • Water Included in Diet /0=Not included, 100= Built into plan/ 0% 0%
  • Maintenance Plan /0=No plan after initial weight loss, 100= Lifetime plan/ 100% 100%


The hypothesis of this diet is to eat like a caveman and only eat foods that would have been readily available to paleolithic humans. Some modified plans call for intermittent fasting or even for just one meal a day.

Ease for Dieter*


  • Very difficult to give up all carbs and remain social
  • Some establishments are offering paleo choices but it can be hard to find something when dining out.

(*My impression is based on my research and how hard I think it would be to maintain for 1, 6, 8, 10, 20 weeks. Your experience may vary.)

Food Emphasis

  • High Protein
  • High Fiber
  • Natural foods
  • No calorie control
  • No carbs
  • No processed food
  • No wheat
  • No dairy
  • No grains
  • No legumes
  • If it looks like it was made in a factory then DO NOT EAT it.

Maintenance Plan

  • Lifetime.

Suggested Activity Level

  • No Activity Required


Health Line

Suggested Further Reading from Amazon

Practical Paleo 2nd Updated Expanded

Paleo Beginners Essentials Get Started

Complete Paleo Slow Cooker Cookbook