The Paleo Diet: A First-Hand Account

NEW YORK (MainStreet)—Let me just start off by saying that I am not, in fact, a modern-day cavewoman. I do not wear pieces of fur on my body, not even the kind you can buy at the store. I do not grunt, nor do I make fire with sticks and rocks.

I do, however eat meat—a lot of it. And vegetables—lots of those. I eat fruit when I want fruit, and I don't worry about counting my carbs with each bite. As a follower of the much buzzed-about Paleo Diet, a.k.a "The Caveman Diet," I can tell you that it has improved my health, simplified my life and saved me a lot of money in the long run.

Now, don't get me wrong—the Paleo Diet is not about eating whatever I want, whenever I want. The whole mantra behind the diet can be explained in one statement: just eat real food. It sounds simple enough, but I admit that it took a lot of research and one of my best friends to get me to where I am.