Unlike complicated fad diets or tedious calorie-counting regimes, the Paleo Diet, founded by Dr. Loren Cordain, takes things back to basics. Way back – all the way to the Paleolithic era. Translation? If a caveman didn’t eat it, then you shouldn’t either.
Tens of thousands of years ago, before Doritos and Lucky Charms, our Stone Age ancestors thrived on a nutrient-dense diet of meat and fish, fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats from nuts and seeds, without the added growth-stimulating hormones, antibiotics and toxins that crept into our food during the Agricultural Revolution. This nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle didn’t allow for cultivating crops (or lugging a cow around), resulting in a diet completely devoid of grains, dairy, sugar, alcohol or any other processed or refined foods, like corn, white potatoes, and peanuts.
While experts can’t seem to agree on whether pledging Paleo is a passing fad or a seriously smart way of life, we’ll let these 10 famous Stone Age-savvy people help you decide.