I’ve come upon a great book.
It’s called Neanderthin: Eat like a caveman to achieve a lean, strong, healthy body.
In this book, you can find the commandments of eating like a caveman. And, they are solid principles:
Here’s The 10 Commandments of Eating Thin!
Thou shall eat:
- meats and fish
- nuts and seeds
Thou shall not eat
And that’s it! Just follow these simple commandments and you will kick ass with your fat loss goals. If you need a more comprehensive guide, I have been developed (and of course constantly refining) a 14 day bootcamp detox plan (exclusively for bootcamp effect members) that will help to rid your body of the toxins it has been holding. These very toxins are infact preventing you from losing weight and can make your fat loss path rather frustrating.
And in the meantime, here’s some tips from the book. Enjoy!
Meat and Fish:
Beef, veal, lamb, pork, venison, chicken, turkey, ostrich, duck, pheasant, quail, rabbit, buffalo, moose, elk, seal, bear, squid, octopus, oysters, clams, mussels, lobster, crayfish, halibut, cod, salmon, eel, trout, bass, carp, sardines, tuna, whitefish, all other wild fish
(Hey, I did say you were going to eat like a caveman, and squids have been evolving for millenia!)(But just don’t deep fry it!)
Apples, cherries, pears, peaches, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes, bananas, avocados, plums, olives, figs, dates, mangoes, kiwi, star fruit, pineapple, plums, pomegranates, passion fruit, peppers, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, oranges, lemons, limes, tangerines, tangelos, citrons, nectarines, papaya.
And if you are trying to lose weight, you would go easy on the fruit as fruit is a carbohydrate.
P.s. Fruit before workout is an excellent idea.
Lettuce, cabbage, kohlrabi, kale, rhubarb, cauliflower, flowers, broccoli, asparagus, parsley, spinach, celery, carrots, onions, mushrooms, greens, tea leaves, radish, arugula, leek,endive, dandelion, brussels sprouts, artichoke, mint, basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme, fennel, onions, garlic, shallots, bay leaves, cloves, saffron, and any other part of a plant that is edible raw.
Nuts and Seeds:
Almonds, walnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts, acorns, hickory, filberts, macadamia, flax, sesame, poppy, coriander, celery, anise, caraway, chervil, cumin, dill, fennel, mustard, and any others that are edible raw.
Notice peanuts and cashews arent on this list, so I’m sorry you cant go to The Nuthouse in Lynden and eat the peanuts.
But you can still throw them on the floor or at each other 🙂
Grapes, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, acai, boysenberries, strawberries, currants, and any others that are edible raw.
And now the FORBIDDEN FOODS!
Corn, wheat, barley, rye, rice, oats, millet, and all products made from them.
All varieties of hard beans, lima beans, green beans, wax beans, peas, peanuts, chocolate, soy, fava beans, and all products made from them.
All varieties of potatoes and yams, beets, taro, cassava (tapioca), turnips, and all products made from them.
Milk, cheese, yogurt, whey, butter, and all products made from them.
Fructose, sucrose, maltose, dextrose, lactose, corn syrup, molasses, and all products made from them.
I hope this list gets you started thinking in some new directions next time you hit the grocery store or farmer’s market.
And remember this is just one method of a healthy diet. It may be an extreme one but if you can take a few things away from this article then it was well worth the time of me writing it and you reading it!
Josh Saunders, BSc, CSCS
I am Trainer.