The Caveman or Paleolithic diet is a lifestyle dietary regime and not a weight-loss “diet.” But the purpose of our site is to explain how the Caveman diet can be used as a powerful weight-loss tool. We won’t cover the Caveman diet as lifestyle and recommend The Paloe Diet book by Dr. Loren Cordain for more information. If you are familiar with the tenets of the Caveman diet as well as dieting for weight loss, and are interested in learning more about using the Caveman diet to lose weight, you can jump to Section 4: The Caveman Diet to Lose Weight
Section 1: Introduction to the Caveman Diet
Basic one-page synopsis of the diet as a lifestyle dietary regime and FAQs. The primary purpose of our site is to use the Caveman diet as a weight loss tool but we present the concept and basics of the regime here.
Section 2: Introduction to Fad Diets
Here we cover dieting in general terms and explain some basic pitfalls that cause people to fail on any diet.
Section 3: Introduction to Weight Loss
We go a little more in-depth behind the physics of weight loss, the tools required, what you can reasonably expect to lose, and why it won’t be 15 pounds a week like that guy on The Biggest Loser.
Section 4: The Caveman Diet to Lose Weight
Here is a step-by-step guide to lose weight on the Caveman diet. We again cover the physics behind weight loss and how to figure out how much you can eat, the tools required, the basics of meal planning and using a dietary journal to plan meals, eating schedule, free days, exercise, and how you will feel on the diet.
Section 5: Menu planning
We explain, using real-life examples, how to calculate your meal plans and shopping list for the week based on your weight loss goals.
Section 6: Exercise
A brief introduction to exercise–what exercise will give you results, why riding an exercise bike for 3 hours a day is not going to help you lose weight, and why you don’t need to exercise more than 45 minutes a day.
Section 2: Goals and Measuring Progress
We explain how realistic goal setting is your diet’s road map to success. Also, that recording a wide variety of statistics increases your chances of finding something positive in your effort, even if the scale weight does not change.
Appendix A: Sample Caveman Diet Menu
A sample menu I followed to lose 15 pounds in 30 days.