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What is the Paleo Diet!? [Infographic]

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Diet It UP

Bryan DiSanto

Bryan DiSanto

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
ELLO ELLO I'm Bryan DiSanto. I'm the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, a CPT/CSN/Fitness Coach, Chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness junkie.

I also contribute to Men's Health Magazine.

When I'm not working on my abs (or somebody else’s), whipping up avocado roses and avocado toast, or running a Tough Mudder, I'm probably yelling at a Carolina Panthers game somewhere.

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Bryan DiSanto
Over the past year or so there’s been a ton of activity in the nutrition blogosphere, mainstream news, and variety of other publications hyping up the benefits of what’s known as the Paleolithic a.k.a. “Paleo” diet. Honestly, it feels like some sort of nutrition cult…the amount of people who adamantly promote and swear by “paleo” is mind-blowing. Essentially the “Paleo” diet aims to replicate the diet of ancient hunters & gatherers, (i.e. cavemen and everyone else who lived in the time of the dinosaurs) and emphasizes eating only 100% natural foods and healthy fats that come from animals, the earth, etc.. Paleo limits your diet to pretty much only meat, fish, eggs, veggies, and nuts, and vehemently opposes grains, dairy, trans fats, and processed sugars. Although I’m 100% for a diet grounded on the basis of natural foods, high protein,...

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