The caveman diet is another term for the paleo diet. The paleo diet is commonly referred to as the caveman diet due to the fact that while on the paleo diet, you’ll eat the same foods that caveman eat. The paleo diet is also so simple that “a caveman could do it.”
Regardless of the origin of the name, the caveman diet has many of the same principles as the paleo diet. It’s focused primarily on eating higher quantities of real, unprocessed, non-packaged food that cavemen could have eating thousands of years ago, before Safeway, Walmart and all of the other mega-super-duper-grocery stores we have available in today’s world. Here are the basics:
Meat, Eggs, Vegetables with limited quantities of fruits and nuts. if it has less than 5 ingredients, it’s probably considered “real” food.
Grains, dairy, processed foods and sugars.
A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself “could a caveman eat this?” If it’s packaged in a bag or can sit on the shelf for more than a year straight, it’s probably not on the caveman diet – sorry!
Caveman Diet Recipes
We’ve also listed out some of our favorite recipes to eat on this diet.
[recipes coming soon!]
Caveman Diet Food List
The following is a list of the foods allowed on the caveman diet. You’ll find it’s very similar to our very popular paleo diet food list.
- Chicken Breast
- Chicken Legs
- Chicken Wings
- All Kinds of Eggs
- Brazil Nuts
- Macadamia Nuts
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