When there was no processed food, and before agriculture even existed, no one had weight problems. Also known as the "paleo diet", the time travel in search of health and peace with the scale has begun.
The age of the earth is 4.54 billion years old. We humans came into Africa about 200,000 years ago.
As we are in the year 2014 of our time, the reasoning is that we live longer in the wild, in the caves and hunting in the woods, than surrounded by the facilities and food of modern life.
According to the paleolithic diet theory, all the diseases we know of are the body's responses to excessive consumption of carbohydrates, sugar, and processed foods for which our bodies are not yet prepared.
That is, the right thing would be to eat only natural foods from animal and vegetable sources. Very little cooked. No dessert. And a lot of animal fat from the flesh.
At the dieters' table, including Mathew McConaughey, Miley Cirus, Jessica Biel and Megan Fox, cultivated cereals such as corn, oats and wheat (and hence all made with flour) are excluded; milk and dairy products; processed carbohydrates and sugar.
Studies that support the practice, such as Swedish researchers, published in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, argue that the cave menu is twice as effective in reducing body weight as conventional diets.
Of course this is a trend, which can be seen from the amount of books and "experts" we can find on the internet.
But not all doctors recommend it. With too much emphasis on protein intake, permissiveness toward saturated fat, and the absence of grain, the result is a lack of fiber. Because they are the ones that contribute the most to lower cholesterol, aid digestion and help keep fit.
Eating natural, raw or steamed foods - this is not new to us. What I always talk about is balance.
Any dietary change that excludes whole food groups is too radical, for good and for bad.
The ideal is to combine information with healthier lifestyle habits, such as adopting a routine of physical activity.
Without my teas, I could never have. And you, what do you think about the cave diet?