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The Paleo Diet is not anything new. It has been around for centuries. At its core, The Paleo Diet takes food back to its roots, sometimes literally. Whole foods, lean protein, organic and non-GMO foods are the basis of a paleo diet.

Going Paleo is a choice that will positively affect your entire life. By eliminating excess sugars, added preservatives, and processed foods, your diet is filled with nutrient- and mineral-rich sustenance.

But with all the research available on print and online, there are still many questions that sceptics of The Paleo Diet have. Here is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions and answers to help you understand The Paleo Diet.

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Many people are skeptical whenever change is introduced. And the Paleo Diet, considered a disruptive diet by some, is no exemption. Many awful things have been said about this diet and it’s easy to get confused with what’s true and what’s not.

Contrary to these claims, The Paleo Diet has changed the lives of many people who were brave enough to try it out and discipline themselves to find the many great benefits of eating “caveman-style.”

Let’s debunk some of the common myths about The Paleo Diet. Who knows? One of the myths on this list may just be the very hurdle that’s been keeping you from leading a healthier lifestyle. So let’s get to the meat of it all, shall we?

Debunking the Biggest Myths About The Paleo Diet - infographic

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What methods can a bodybuilder/weightlifter use to gain muscle mass weight and an overall increase in size on the Paleo Diet? We know from studies with hunter-gatherers and from the fossil record that our Paleolithic ancestors were lean, muscular, fit and healthy because of their diet and lifestyle.

Our Paleolithic ancestors had regular exercise in the form of what modern day exercise physiologists would call Cross Training with cycles of physical activity and rest. This pattern of regular periods of rest is very important because chronic intense exercise performed everyday can lead to over training and a loss of muscle mass.

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