Research into the weight loss effects of the paleolithic diet has generally been of poor quality.[10] One trial of obese postmenopausal women found improvements in weight and fat loss after six months, but the benefits had ceased by 24 months; side effects among participants included "weakness, diarrhea, and headaches".[10] In general, any weight loss caused by the diet is merely the result of calorie restriction, rather than a special feature of the diet itself.[10]
Here’s an interesting take on hummus, which is necessary because traditional hummus is not something you can have on Paleo. They’ve replaced the garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas) with a combination of zucchini and avocado, and the result is something that looks a lot like hummus, and tastes really good too. All of the other ingredients in hummus are present, like garlic, tahini, lemon juice, and cumin, so as long as you’re not a hummus snob you should be pleasantly surprised by this concoction.
Fruits: Paleo is a diet that is very low in carbs so you’ll find that a high percentage of your carbohydrate intake will come from fruits. Something you should think about when choosing the types of fruit to eat is that the fruit we have available to us now is very different to the fruits our cavemen ancestors would have eaten. Some of the approved fruits you can eat in moderation on the paleo diet are Apples, Avocados, Bananas, Berries, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Melons and Kiwis.
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