Skeletal remains of Cro-Magnons tell paleontologists that these ancestors of ours were hearty, robust beings.
By: Don Penven, Brandywine Research
Exhaustive studies of the fossil records indicate that these early hominids ate a simple but healthy diet and nutritionists and the medical community are finding that such a diet may just prevent many diseases.
How Ancient People Survived. The Caveman (Paleo) Diet Plan
Some call it the Paleolithic diet or Mediterranean diet. But Cro-Magnon diet has a nice ring to it-don’t
you think? Chances are you haven’t thought much about these early humans, but there is much we can still learn from these creatures that populated Southern Europe to the Middle East more than 35,000 years ago.
Cro-Magnons are credited with those mysterious cave paintings in France, and their first skeletons were discovered in 1868 in a rock shelter-not even a cave, but the term Caveman was adopted none the less.
A caveman’s life was a tough one at best
A caveman’s life was a hard-scrabble existence. He lived off the land. Research indicates that his diet was unusual in that it was varied, and he seldom ate the same foods two days in a row. Cro-Magnons were a hearty stock of beings. From their skeletons, paleontologists determined that they were very muscular-having very little body fat. During the summer months they ate grasses and fruits-mostly berries-and in winter they feasted on whatever animal they could find and subdue.
OK-so what’s the point here?
Learn By Example!
So where are we going with this? Well the point is that although it was unintentional, these ancestors of ours regulated their food intake in such a way that they maintained
a near-perfect body weight. Is there a lesson to be learned here? You bet there is. My wife and I are living examples of what a controlled eating plan can do for you. Notice that I don’t call it a diet!
90 pounds lost between us! In the past year I have lost over 30 pounds and I have yet to count calories. My wife slimmed down from a size 16 to a size 6-so far nearly 60 pounds in all. We were motivated by the fact that she was diagnosed as being pre-diabetic. This tough old girl said NO to drugs and insulin therapy (she hates needles). We both are healthier now for making the effort-and in my case-the effort was unintentional (just like the Cro-Magnons), because we didn’t fall for some “FAD” diet, since they mostly are doomed to fail.
VIDEO: Who Was Cro-Magnon Man
The “Hit or Miss” eating plan. We should write a book!
When we looked at what we had accomplished we discovered that this hit or miss plan for a way to eat was actually helping us.
I suggested that we write a book about our experiences but after searching the Internet I came across a plan that nearly paralleled what we are doing. It’s called the “PRIMAL BURN DIET”. What a coincidence! Now when family and friends asked how we managed the weight-loss we just refer them to the Primal Burn Diet.
Although the author insists on calling it a DIET, to me it is just a sensible EATING PLAN. It is working for thousands of people just like us, which includes you, and chances are it will work for you.
Lots more information can be found on my website: Watch the video at: PRIMAL BURN DIET!