The Quantified Caveman: A Yearlong Case Study of the Paleolithic Diet
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionNutrition Today. 2022, 57 (2), 79-87. 10.1097/NT.0000000000000533
This is a detailed study of nutritional and lifestyle data on a single individual who adhered to the Paleolithic diet (PD) for a full year. The dietary intake was compared with evidence-based guidelines and various PD iterations from the research literature and popular diet books. Although the subject's diet aligned with PD book recommendations, several nutrients differed markedly from estimations in the scientific literature, highlighting the importance of relying on evidence-based dietary advice. These findings provide insight into a contemporary PD in practice, the feasibility of nutrition tracking, and how self-tracked dietary data can inform health behavior.