About the Paleo diet
As the name suggests, the principle of this diet is to eat like our palaeolithic ancestors would have done, but this doesn’t mean eating nothing but raw meat, bones and pterodactyl eggs.
The idea is to eat a diet comprising modern foods that has the same values of the diet consumed by pre-agricultural man, such as a high intake of protein, fibre and fat and a low intake of sodium, carbohydrate and glucose. This means taking a pass on processed foods – no fizzy drinks, sweets and anything that smacks of the post-agricultural menu (e.g. grains). You will also kiss dairy goodbye.
Paleo fans often discuss what “percentage” paleo they are, with a common ratio being 80:20. This means that 80% of the time the dieter follows a strict paleo diet and relaxes their approach 20% of the time.