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(article, Culinate staff)
The latest version of the Atkins Diet, as reported recently in the New York Times, is a macho variation known as the paleo lifestyle, or more bluntly, the caveman diet. The theory? Prehistoric peeps hunted and gathered, so modern-day humans should eat as if they were slinging spears and wielding berry baskets. So meat (sometimes raw), veg, and fruit are in; bread is out. Fasting — on the concomitant theory that the ancients probably went for long periods in between meals of mastodon — is also de rigueur. And exercising, at least for one member of the movement, can be brutal: bq. His workouts include scooting around the underbrush on all fours, leaping between boulders, playing catch with stones, and other activities at which he believes early man excelled.