The New Evolution Diet: What Our Paleolithic Ancestors Can Teach Us about Weight Loss, Fitness, and Aging
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Astonishing as it may be, it’s a fact that human DNA has evolved very little since our Paleolithic ancestors roamed the earth. But while our genes may be similar, the environment in which they express themselves has changed radically. Living in an age when activity was mandatory and food was scarce, our ancestors thrived. Early man did not suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, or obesity. In fact, a good deal of what we describe as "normal aging" is more akin to disease than any natural aging process. Disease free and strikingly fit, 72-year-old Arthur De Vany - grandfather of the "Paleo lifestyle" movement - is living proof that it pays to live like a caveman. In The New Evolution Diet, De Vany offers you a roadmap back to better health. The plan is built on three principles: eat three meals a day made up of nonstarchy vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins; skip meals occasionally to promote a low fasting blood insulin level; exercise less, not more, in shorter, high-intensity bursts. By cutting out modern foods - including carbohydrates, dairy, and all processed foods - anyone can lose weight, gain muscle, and enjoy a longer, better life.