When it was recently reported that the term "Paleo" was the most searched diet term of 2013, we decided to take a harder look at what comprises this diet. Ostensibly featuring what a Paleolithic man and woman, i.e., hunter gatherers, would have eaten about 10,000 B.C, before the Agrarian Revolution, the Paleo is akin to Atkins but with ample produce.
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One reason for its popularity is its relative simplicity: Dos include grass-produced meats, fish and seafood, fresh fruits and veggies, eggs, nuts and seeds, healthy oils (olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut). Don'ts include any processed food, grains, legumes, dairy, refined sugar, potatoes, salt and vegetable oil. Another reason is that dieters are likely to see pretty fast results as processed foods are eliminated and the high protein and fiber keeps people satiated longer.
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Given its popularity,