The Croods

The Croods

The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed.

Travelling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures -- and their outlook is changed forever.

On their journey the Croods encounter Guy (Ryan Reynolds), an inventor with a pioneering spirit. As well as having the mental smarts Guy is also an impressive physical specimen, drawing the attention of Eep (Emma Stone).

In this feature we will provide you with a step-by-step guide to the ‘Cavemen diet’, helping you to look and feel as good as Guy.

- Preperation

- Know What You Are Getting Into: The Caveman diet reflects the food and resources a caveman would have had. Cavemen were hunter gatherers, that means nothing baked such as bread, or other foods which came about with the introduction of agriculture.

While some cavemen diet followers only consume raw meat, others point out that cavemen had fire and were able to cook.

- Prepare Your Cave: Make you kitchen more of a cave. Prepare your kitchen for the new foods you will be eating.

You'll need somewhere suitable to store your meat supplies, such as a large freezer.

You'll need a fridge to store fresh ingredients such as vegetables, berries, fish, and fruit, and pantry space to store nuts and vegetables. Remove all processed foods. These no longer form a part of your diet.

- Gather Your Ingredients:

You won't need salt, sugar, potatoes, or beans anymore. The ingredients that are permitted as part of the caveman diet are:
Meat - red meat, bacon, ham, pork, venison
Fish and seafood
Nuts (note that peanuts and cashews are not nuts)
Fruit and vegetables
Berries and seeds

- Starting The Diet

Initially, it's suggested that you ease yourself gradually into the diet. Here are some suggestions:

Phase #1
Graze all day on fruit and unsalted nuts, while eating whatever you like at night only. Drink lots of water. Do this for no more than 2 to 4 weeks.
Phase #2
For the next weekly stage: drink water to start the day and eat nothing all day. At dinner, eat meat, birds, fish, eggs, fruit, vegetables, nuts, berries. Do this for 2 to 8 weeks.
Phase #3
For the final stage: Drink water, live on unprocessed foods, graze during the day, and enjoy a healthy meal every night.
Phase #4
You should now be enjoying the caveman diet as a lifestyle choice, no longer craving unhealthy foods, and feeling fitter and stronger.

- Helpful Tips

1. Don’t think of your meals as the familiar breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc. As a caveman-like eater, you are now a grazer. You're not looking for three large meals per day but 6 small meals per day.

2. Savor your food. A big part of the caveman diet is respect and love for your food

3. Eat your food with your hands. Touching your food directly allows an intimacy that forks, knives, and chopsticks have removed.

4. Start a caveman diet recipe collection. Expand your repertoire of caveman recipes and explore the many possibilities by building on the basics.

5. Examples of recipes that fit the caveman diet include: broccoli and bacon salad, egg and capsicum salad, pumpkin chicken curry, white fish with macadamia salsa, pancakes made using ground nuts in place of flour, apple glazed turkey breast, shrimp curry, etc.

6. Encompass other aspects of the caveman diet if you wish. Since this is about emulating the hunter-gatherer lifestyle try to do the following:

a) Walk everywhere
b) Work out to increase your strength

For More Info

The Croods is out in cinemas on 22 March

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