Neanderthin Diet Review

Eat like a caveman on this weight loss diet

Vital Stats

Full Name: Neanderthin Diet

Origin: Written by Ray Audette, who has diabetes and found this diet helped stabilize his blood sugar levels. He studied Paleolithic Nutrition and applied that research to his new way of eating

Description: Hunter-gatherer meal plan; eat only those foods consumed by cavemen

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Likes: Fruits, vegetables, honey, nuts, eggs, meat, fish

Dislikes: Grains, pasta, rice, beans, dairy

Looking for: Pebbles and Bam-Bam, and other hunters and gatherers

Works Well With: A time machine

Full Review of the Neanderthin diet

Cavemen weren't fat, so it's only logical that we eat like them, right? This weight loss diet is based on the theory that we should only be eating foods that were eaten in the Paleolithic age. Foods were not processed at this time, and were consumed in their most natural form. Essentially, the Neanderthin diet is a low-carb diet that completely eliminates all processed foods (which are generally carbs). All foods should be consumed with as little processing as possible. As an example, Audette even criticizes the consumption of cashews, as they are laid out in the sun before being eaten.

While following the Neanderthin diet, calories are not counted and portion sizes don't seem to matter. You can eat as much as you'd like, but only foods from the accepted list. Fruit cannot be eaten in the winter months, as it may lead to weight gain. Meat is encouraged at any time, and the author claims he eats a pound of bacon for breakfast!

This diet is really complicated and detailed. It takes a lot of planning to figure out what foods you can and can't eat. It's almost impossible to go out for fast food or eat with others while following this plan so it's not really conducive to real life.

Average weight loss: 2-3 lbs. per week.

Helpful Tips: There is no reason to consume an entire pound of bacon - ever. If you choose to follow this diet, modify it to fit your lifestyle.

Pros

Cons

Decent exercise recommendations (however, I don't think Neanderthals had access to a gym)

Expensive diet to follow due to large quantities of meat

Promotes natural and fresh food choices, which is ideal for deriving an abundance of nutrients

Complicated diet that's difficult to follow when dining with others

Plenty of fresh vegetables

Very low in carbs