What is paleo diet?

The creators of the Paleo diet turned to the sources and put forward an interesting theory on which their nutritional system is based. Diet (or, nevertheless, the nutrition system) Paleo is based on the idea that a person should eat the same food that his ancient ancestors ate. They claim that the human genome was fully formed in the Paleolithic era (hence the name) and products that appeared later for a person are unnatural and can lead to diseases and problems. And this theory has serious scientific evidence.

So, the Paleo diet or the Stone Age diet is based on the theory that we should eat only foods that appeared before the creation of agriculture. For the first time, this idea came to the gastroenterologist Walter Vogtlin, who published a book on this subject back in 1975.

Vogtlin argued that people are carnivorous, and the Paleo diet with plenty of protein and a small percentage of carbohydrate is ideal for treating the digestive tract. Over time, the theory about the paleotic system of nutrition developed into a kind of philosophy and acquired a lot of research. And thanks to nutritionist Loren Cordein, she became popular again. Let’s see what you can and can not eat while on the Paleo diet.

What is a Paleo diet

The Stone Age Diet is based on a large amount of animal protein in the diet. And this is its main advantage, because, as we know, it is animal proteins that help speed up metabolism, causing weight loss. Animal protein is more satisfying, it allows you not to feel hunger for a longer time than vegetable.

The Paleo food system says to eat every 5 hours, 3 times a day: our body needs about three hours to fully absorb white, and subcutaneous fat will be burned for 2 hours.

What foods are permissible with the Paleo diet:

Lean meat or poultry;

Wild fish and other seafood;

Eggs (maximum 2 per day);


Nuts, seeds, almond flour;

Berries, fruits and vegetables;

Vegetable oils: olive oil, flaxseed, coconut, avocado, etc.

What not to eat when dieting Paleo

This power system has a large number of prohibitions that have a logical and scientific explanation. Let’s understand what and why not to use.

What foods are unacceptable when using the Paleo diet:

Cereals and legumes;




Milk products;

Dried fruits;

Recycled products.


The Paleo diet excludes legumes that are rich in anti-nutrients, that is, anti-nutrients that block the flow of healthy foods into the body.

Any cereal is also not honored, which is understandable – bread and pastries are fast carbohydrates, which quickly cause hunger and are the main obstacle to harmony.

Buckwheat, quinoa and other  pseudo-grains:

Paleo Diet does not allow the use of cereals and legumes, as well as brown rice. You should forget about corn, wheat and rye in all their manifestations (bread, pasta, pastries). Quinoa, buckwheat and buckwheat flour are also prohibited, since although these crops were cultivated by man not so long ago, they were substantially modernized.

Regarding white rice, the opinions of nutritionists and paleo experts differ. Most of them recommend completely abandoning it, but some still allow the use of organically grown rice varieties “Basmati” or “Jasmine” in minimal quantities, referring to the fact that refined rice – this is just pure starch.

Dairy products are not known to be digested by most adults, they increase insulin levels. If you want milk, then turn to almond or coconut.

Starch is also harmful to the body, increasing blood sugar levels due to its high glycemic index.

Sugar, our ancestors in the Stone Age did not even see, so we need to do as they get rid of sugar, as well as any other sweets, sweet water, chocolate and juice. You can use raw honey.

What can you cook

Such an interesting set of permissible products can, at first, discourage a picky modern person. Therefore, we decided to prepare for you a small menu that will help you not to stay hungry and do everything right.


For breakfast you will have an omelet from two eggs with vegetables and sweet pepper. For lunch – a salad with tuna, tomato, cucumber and lettuce, dressed with olive oil. Snack tea and almonds. For dinner, eat chicken breast in the oven with broccoli.


Breakfast – salad with avocado, lettuce, tomato and olive oil. For lunch – broccoli cream soup. Snack will be any fruit. For dinner – fish in the oven with vegetables.


Breakfast – an omelet with two eggs and mushrooms, for lunch – braised cabbage with ham, for a snack – fruit, for dinner – a salad of shrimp, avocado, orange and apples.


Breakfast – fruit salad from apple, kiwi and orange, lunch – borsch or other vegetable soup, snack – nuts, dinner – salmon in a foil with mushrooms.


Breakfast – boiled eggs with cucumber and tomato salad, lunch – chicken nuggets with greens, snacks – fruit or nuts, for dinner – mushroom mashed potatoes.


For breakfast, smoothies made from bananas, kiwi and orange, lunch – vegetable soup with cabbage, snack – fruit, dinner – boiled veal with salad.


Breakfast – pancakes from banana and almonds, lunch – steamed fish with vegetables, snacks – nuts or fresh celery and apples, dinner – chopped and leafed salad with avocado.




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Avocado Chocolate Mousse


Black chocolate, broken into small pieces – ½ cup

Ripe avocados – 4 pcs.

Liquid honey or agave nectar – ½ cup

Cocoa powder – ½ cup

Almond milk – 1/3 cup

Vanilla extract – 1 tsp.

Salt – Pinch

How to cook:

Melt the chocolate in a water bath, set aside to cool slightly. Melted chocolate, avocado pulp, honey, cocoa powder, almond milk, vanilla extract and salt, whisk in a blender, until you get a smooth thick cream, pour into molds and refrigerate for at least three hours.

Salty Nut Brownies

Raw food brownies are not inferior to the taste of the classic, they can be easily cooked in haste. If you spend a little more time and remake the main recipe, you can get a terrific coffee cake (although raw coffee is not drunk). We offer a brownie-based multi-layer cake recipe, each layer of which easily turns into a separate dessert.

For browning:

1 cup almond

1 cup of walnuts

7–8 dates soaked overnight in water

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup of cocoa powder

For chocolate layer:

4 ripe avocados

¼ tsp salt

2 tsp. vanilla extract

60 ml agave syrup

2 tbsp.  coconut oil

½ cup of cocoa powder

nuts for sprinkling

For the nut layer:

7–8 dates soaked overnight in water

1 cup of pecans

1 large banana

2 tbsp. agave syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

⅛ tsp nutmeg


1.Mix all the ingredients for the brownie: the mixture should be crumbly and slightly moist. Put the mass in the form, covered with baking paper or film. Grind in a blender all the ingredients for the nut layer to a uniform consistency. Put the mass on a layer of brownies.

2.Grind in a blender all the ingredients for the chocolate layer and gently distribute in the form. Cover the form with food film and put in the freezer for 3-4 hours. Cut the cakes with a knife heated under hot water. Store in the freezer.

Pomegranate Raspberry Cake

Hello, everyone! Today is a cake day. Would you like to have birthday cake like that? Today I got older. I keep myself healthy, but I still love cakes. There is nothing I can do. Enjoy!


Raw cashews

Light agave syrup

Agar agar

Raw almond



Coconut oil

Sea salt

Pomegranate juice

Lemon juice

Vanilla extract

For the base (on the form 16 cm):

100 gr soft dried apricots

100 gr almonds

1 pinch of sea salt

1 teaspoon ground vanilla

1 tablespoon agave nectar

For filling:

300 grams of cashews (soak overnight in water, then rinse and dry)

200 grams of frozen raspberries (defrost)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons agave syrup

100 ml melted coconut oil

1.5 tablespoons of agar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


125-150 ml of pomegranate juice

2 tablespoons agave syrup

1 tablespoon agar slides

3 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds, fresh mint or lemon balm for decoration

  1. Grind all the ingredients for the base in the combine to obtain a sticky mass. .Transfer to the form, previously covered with parchment paper, and carefully wring your hands to the bottom.
  2. Mix the thawed raspberries with lemon juice and agave syrup in a small saucepan. Warm up for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Remove from fire. Grind in a blender in mashed mass. Rub the mash through a sieve to get rid of the kernels. Add 6 tablespoons of water to mashed mass and let cool.
  4. Blend cashews with 2 tablespoons of agave syrup, 1 teaspoon of ground vanilla and 100 ml of melted coconut oil to a completely smooth and creamy mass.
  5. In the cooled raspberry puree add 1.5 tablespoons of agar and mix thoroughly. Immediately put on the fire and heat, stirring constantly, until the agar is completely dissolved. Then pour the raspberry puree into a cashew cream blender. Mix until smooth.
  6. Pour the mass onto the base.
  7. In another saucepan, mix 125 ml of cold pomegranate juice with a tablespoon of agar. Put on medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of agave and heat up. Stir until the agar is completely dissolved. Remove from the stove and allow to cool slightly. Then pour on the raspberry cream and put the form in the fridge for an hour or two.
  8. Decorate the cake with pomegranate seeds and mint leaves or lemon balm.

Raspberry Cashew Cake

Cheesecake raw food analogues are very easy to prepare. Such desserts usually consist of two parts, a base and a filling, but you can turn on the fantasy and experiment. For example, increase the number of layers, make a base of different nuts or even carrots, add favorite spices, berries, fruits and dried fruits, try various toppings. The result will definitely please you if you are guided by your taste and preferences. The recipe is designed for a form with a diameter of 18 cm.

For filling:

1½ cups raw cashews (soak in water for at least 5 hours)

juice of 2 lemons

seeds 1 vanilla pod

60 ml melted coconut oil

60 ml of honey or agave extract to taste

raspberry glass

For basis:

½ cup raw almonds

6 pieces royal dates

¼ tsp sea ​​salt


Cover the form with baking paper or cling film. Crush dates, almonds and salt in a combine: the mass should be homogeneous and sufficiently sticky – you can check it by rolling a small ball in your hands. Put the nut-date mixture in the form, tamp well and level the surface. Crush and mix in a food processor cashews, lemon juice, vanilla, coconut oil and honey until completely homogeneous. Pour about two thirds of the mixture into the mold. In the remaining mixture, add the raspberries, finely chop again and mix. Pour the mixture onto the first layer of filling and put the dessert in the refrigerator or freezer until it is completely set. Remove the cake from the refrigerator half an hour before serving and cut it with a knife heated under hot water.

Lime and avocado ice cream

It’s hard to come up with something better than a magical banana and berry ice cream. However, we know another unbanal recipe based on avocado, which can be altered by changing the amount of ingredients used and adding new ones to taste.


480 ml of ripe avocado (puree)

120 ml of fresh lime juice

1 tsp lime peel

180 ml agave syrup

½ tsp vanilla extract

a pinch of salt


Mix all the ingredients in a food processor and store in a freezer in an airtight container for 3-4 hours. Ice cream can be served with raspberry sauce, cardamom or any syrup to taste.

Quesadilla with Egg and Cheese

Simple appetizing breakfast that fits easily in a lunchbox.

20 minutes

4 servings

291 kcal


Tortilla 4 pcs.

Eggs 4 pcs.

Cheese 1/2 cup

Ham 200 g

Broccoli 100g

Oil (olive) 1 tbsp.

Garlic 2 cloves

1.Ham, broccoli and garlic finely chop and fry in a pan in olive oil for 3-4 minutes.

2.Break eggs into a frying pan, mix with the rest of the ingredients and cook for 4-5 minutes.

3.Put some filling in each tortilla, add grated cheese and wrap so that the filling remains inside.

How not to gain extra pounds on vacation

People who spend holidays on mountain tracks, rafting or cycling trips do not ask themselves “how not to get fat”. But for those who go to the sea somewhere in Turkey, where “all inclusive”, the question is more than relevant.

Active holiday is good for everyone, but not everyone is shown. A person has every right to spend all his holidays on the beach with a book, if he so desires. So that complete relaxation is not visualized as extra folds at the waist, you will not have to stress yourself very much. Only 6 rules, and all are simple.

1. Follow the “rule of the plate.” He was brought out by Finnish nutritionists. Especially vital for those who eat at the hotel at the buffet, where there are always so many temptations. Divide your plate into 4 imaginary pieces. 2 of them give for vegetables, a quarter for protein food, meat or fish, another quarter for garnishes, potatoes, pasta, etc. Eat start with vegetables. Try not to make more than 1-2 approaches to the “base”. It helps to maintain balance and not to overeat.

2. After eating – 30 minutes of movement. Swim, walk along the beach, play tennis – anything, just do not lie. This will speed up the metabolism and minimize the risk of gaining extra pounds.

3. Walk or run through shallow water. Spend calories, overcoming the resistance of water – and at this time you live in a Hollywood film, where the heroines are more attractive to one another as they run along the edge of the sea.

4. Walk more. Just take a walk, enjoying life and vacation. The more, the better, but preferably not less than an hour a day. To further motivate yourself, buy a pedometer and try to walk more today than yesterday. But only without fanaticism, without driving oneself!

5. Change car to bike. You’re not late anywhere – you can pedal, pulling up the muscles, and not burn gasoline, poisoning the atmosphere.

6. Take lessons. Tennis, horseback riding, swimming, surfing – whatever you will do every day during the allotted hours under the guidance of a coach. It will be a small soul and relaxing quest, which in everyday life is hampered by the lack of time.

Waist Exercises

Meditation to think positive

Fat burning training

Anti-cellulite program

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Gluten Free Clafouti with Plum

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Number of servings: 4


500 g plums

3 eggs

110 g sugar

225 ml of coconut milk

0.5 tsp vanilla extract

30 g butter

25 grams of cornstarch

  1. Preheat oven to 190 ° C. Forms lubricate.
  2. Cut the plums into slices and place in a baking dish.
  3. Beat eggs with sugar.
  4. Add coconut milk, vanilla extract and melted margarine.
  5. Gradually add starch, whisk until smooth.
  6. Pour the dough over the plums and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Rice Pudding in Orange

1 portion / 0 h. 30 min. cooking time / 153 Kcal / 100 g


risotto rice – 50 g

pumpkin puree – 75 g

orange juice – 70 g

honey – 20 g

Cinnamon – Pinch


1.Prepare an orange. Cut the top off.

2.Gently pull out the pulp from the orange with a knife and spoon (squeeze the pudding juice out of it)

3.Knife cut eyes, mouth and nose.

4.Mix juice, mashed potatoes and rice. Put on the fire and cook for 15 minutes, stirring.

5.Allow to cool slightly, add honey and cinnamon, mix and fill an orange.