The Caveman Diet

Every nutritionist or dietary author will have mixed opinions on what the best diet is. A definate contender on everyones list however is the Caveman diet, aka the Paleolithic Diet, or the Neanderthal Diet.

It is based around trying to match your diet to that of our caveman ancestors of the Paleolithic era, long before dairy farming, grains and pop-tarts. Put extremely lighlty, you can only eat that which comes from the land, and is for the most part completely unaltered by man. This woul;d include 0nly organic raw vegetables and fruits, grass fed and organic meats etc.    

It is the chemicals and pesticides etc in our foods that have been linked to fat storage we seek to eliminate. This diet can vbe seen as highly inpractical and slight adjustments can be made for the “real world”. But for the most part it can be seen that this diet is difficult to implement and can be hard at times. Give it time, and as your body releases its toxins (due highly to the amount of antioxidants in all the fresh organic veg), you body will burn excess calories (all the nasty man altered carbs) at a powerful rate. Toxins in the body cause stress, which if you look back in posts, I have told you causes the body to store fat. Be toxin intake free, and on a calorie defecit, and the end result is… well.. desirable.

If you’re interested ask me for some practical info

Floor Circuit (No Equipment) – Sinead

This is a small circuit I put together for Sinead while away in Abu Dhabi. Its a bit rushed as I tried to get it done and up asap for Sinead before a busy evenings training.

Floor Circuit

 Perform 3/4 times with 1 minute rest between:   (Beginner/Inter/Advanced)

Jogging on spot/ skipping/ treadmill  (30s/45s/60s)
   –  Push-ups (10/20/Max)
Jogging on spot/ skipping/ treadmill  (30s/45s/60s)  
   –  Lunges (10/20/Max)
Jogging on spot/ skipping/ treadmill  (30s/45s/60s)
  –  Crunches (10/20/Max)
Jogging on spot/ skipping/ treadmill  (30s/45s/60s)
  –  Floor Inverted Push-ups (10/20/Max)
Jogging on spot/ skipping/ treadmill  (30s/45s/60s)
  –  Plank (30s/45s/60s)
Jogging on spot/ skipping/ treadmill  (30s/45s/60s)

1 min rest … Repeat again 2/3 times (change intensity if fatigued)

good stretch afterwards holding for 15 seconds each.