Caveman diet could be twice as effective than modern health guidelines when trying to lose weight, study suggests
The “caveman” diet popular with celebrities from Uma Thurman to Tom Jones has been given the seal of approval by Swedish experts who found that it was more effective than some modern diets.
Women who adopted a so-called Palaeolithic diet lost twice as much weight within six months as those who followed a modern programme based on official health guidelines.
They also saw a greater reduction in their waist circumference, although the difference between the two groups became smaller after two years of dieting.
The Palaeolithic diet involves eating plenty of berries, vegetables and lean meats such as chicken, but some types of food such as bread, rice, pasta and dairy products are banned.
Caveman diet twice as effective as modern diets - Telegraph