Based on eating and exercising like our ancestors of 40,000 years ago, the plan is built on three principles:
- eat three meals a day made up of non-starchy vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins
- skip meals occasionally to promote a low fasting blood insulin level
- exercise less, not more, in shorter, high-intensity bursts
Breakfast: Oriental omelette with North Atlantic prawns, back bacon and root ginger
Lunch: Cauliflower, leek and pine nut salad
Dinner: Tandoori spiced salmon with melon, pear and cucumber salad
According to De Vany, living as we were built to live - with intermittent fasting, variety in food sources and varying activity levels - has been found to eradicate allergies, enhance resistance to stress, and, as well as losing weight, increase the body's repair mechanisms, proving a powerful way to slow ageing.
By cutting out modern foods—including carbohydrates, dairy, and all processed foods - the "non-diet" diet advocates an almost raw and ultimately organic lifestyle based around foods that you (or someone else) could either pick, catch or kill. However, it recommends taking supplements to ensure the body is getting sufficient nutrients.
By Sarah Bonser