Want to enjoy a youthful, glowingly healthy life and lean, fit body? Then it's time to return to life as your hunter-gatherer, Paleolithic ancestors led it, say advocates of the Paleo diet. Now there's a book designed to help you learn how to achieve that goal: "Your Primal Body: The Paleo Way to Living Lean, Fit, and Healthy at Any Age."
In the first section, you'll learn about the theories on which the program is based, including how humans evolved and, consequently, the specific diet and exercises for which are bodies are designed. You'll then discover how to change what you eat, including supplements as well as food. Incorporated: Exercise programs called "primal workouts" to boost your metabolism, which are based on full-body movements where you stand up, which the author says resemble those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors.
The diet consists of what our cavemen ancestors gobbled up: Animal protein, fats and non-starchy plant food. The result: What the author terms a naturally low-carbohydrate, high-protein and fat diet. She theorizes that when you eat this way, your body builds muscle, with a resulting boost in your metabolism and a decrease in your weight.