Evolutionary diet is another derivative of the diet of our ancestors „Hunters – Geatherers“ , like paleolithic and caveman’s diet, which propagates the return to the food that people had eaten before the appearance of civilization, agriculture and technology.
The author of the first edition of the diet called Evolutionary diet in 2005. is a nutritionist and an athlete, Stephen Breese Morse, who has issued several re – editions of Evolutionary diet since. In the book the author expresses his opinion about how people were feeding like hunters/geatherers for almost 2 000 000 years, and with development of agriculture 10 000 years ago people were forced to the new diet which is not in compliance with what is congenital to us.
What we confidently know is that our long ancestors had exceptionally irregular caloric intake and had eaten what was available, so their diet was rich with fats and proteins and lacked carbs. The author finds that digestive system of contemporary man is adapted to that very way of feeding, and the goal of Evolutionary diet is to imitate the diet of caveman (who the author calls „natural man“) adjusted to contemporary technology and way of life.
The diet propagates consumption of small quantities of food which has low sugar content, and high ratio of nutritional fibres, during the day, while afternoons and evenings are booked for large quantities of high – protein food in the form of non – fat meat.
The author finds that such way of eating may help people in solving frequent contemporary problems, and those are: excess body mass, insomnia and cardiovascular disease.
Four basic principles
Evolutionary diet follows 4 basic priniples, those are:
- Listen to your body, don’t succumb your eating habits to cultural habits of society
- Adapt your diet to your ancestors’ diet
- Eat natural food, avoid eating processed food
- Excercise and sleep when your body tells you to