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Have you ever wanted to live a cleaner lifestyle by eating what our ancestors ate over ten thousand years ago? These are the main objectives of the Primal Diet, created by Mark Sisson which essentially means that individuals eat food in its simplest form – anything which comes from a box is not permitted.

To some people, this might sound like the Paleo diet. While there’s no doubt that both eating plans promote a healthier choice of food and exercise, their guidelines are actually quite different.

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Primal diet

For a healthy, balanced diet, the Primal eating plan encourages the consumption of animal protein, lots of vegetables, healthy fats, and a few fruits as well. Author and creator Mark Sisson believes that changing your diet can help to reprogram genes and lowers the risk of inheriting certain cancers or even type-2 diabetes.

Foods which aren’t accepted into the Primal diet include all sources of grains, processed sugars, trans fats and hydrogenated fats (butter). Combined with low-level physical activity at least 2 times a week, your body will notice the different almost immediately.

Paleo diet

As we have mentioned in a previous article, the Paleo diet is all about taking your eating plan back to basics. By cutting out the elements of a modern diet which includes refined sugar and trans fats, the chances of inheriting degenerative diseases such as cancer, diabetes, infertility, and depression are also decreased. In case of the Paleo diet – you are what you eat.

Build a solid eating plan which relies on lean proteins to keep the body full, fruits, healthy fats (nuts and avocados), and also vegetables which should comprise the majority of every meal.

What is the difference?

As opposed to cutting out unhealthy fats altogether, the Primal Diet actually encourages the healthy consumption of saturated fats in moderated amounts. Keeping this in your diet (albeit in concentrated doses) will less likely resort in binge-eating or drinking when the cravings hit around 3:30pm.

Would you try the Primal diet?

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