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What can you eat? Meat, chicken, turkey, pork, fish, fresh fruit, berries, nonstarchy vegetables, nuts,  seeds, eggs, plant‐based oils (olive, walnut, grapeseed, coconut)

What  can’t you eat? Grains such as oats, wheat, barley, starchy vegetables (potatoes,  corn), legumes or beans (peanuts, soy, tofu, edamame, hummus, black beans, baked  beans), all dairy products, sugar, processed foods, salt

*There are several versions of paleo currently in existence; this is the basic profile of the diet.

Pros:

• Could increase fruit and vegetable intake

• Could decrease intake of processed, refined high sugar and high-sodium added foods

• May lose weight primarily due to the limited food choices

Cons:

• Can be very difficult for vegetarians, especially since diet excludes beans

• Due to the exclusion of grains, diet is low carbohydrate, which is especially dangerous for athletes. Grains contain essential nutrients that provide health benefits and energy.

• Due to exclusion of both dairy and grains, vitamin and mineral deficiencies could occur.

• Supplementation may be necessary to make up for these nutrients, causing the diet plan to be expensive.

• Diet focuses more on healthier sources of fats, but is still a high fat diet, which could lead to excess calories and unwanted weight gain.