THE BREAKDOWN: This diet mimics the eating habits of ancient hunter-gatherers and is based on the belief that the body can’t achieve peak performance and health when it’s running on processed foods like Easy Cheese and Twinkies. Instead, the Paleo focuses on foods that would’ve existed during caveman times. The upside: no calorie counting or food ratios to follow.
FOODS TO EAT: Lean protein, seafood, veggies, fruits, most nuts, healthy fats.
WHAT TO AVOID: All processed foods including dairy, grains, peanuts, refined sugar and flour.
HELPFUL FOR: Lowering the risk of issues like cardiovascular disease and diabetes while improving muscle mass and body composition.