In my paleo diet definition post, I mentioned that what used to make up 100% of our evolutionary diet now only makes up 29% of it.
In other words: only 29% of our calories come from animals, vegetables, fruit, nuts, and seeds, and the other 71% comes from grains, legumes, sweeteners, dairy, and industrial vegetables oils.
That’s a dramatic change! That’s why we recommend a paleo diet: it mirrors the quantity and variety of foods that nature evolved us to eat. It’s our “species-appropriate diet”.
But then I wondered… how many of my calories come from these paleo food groups? Is it really 100%? Am I at least following the 80/20 rule?
Well, there was only one way to find out. I wrote some code to analyze my PaleoTrack food journals. I’m a data nerd, so I really geeked out on seeing how many of my calories came from animal, vegetables, fruit, and nuts. And I was pleasantly surprised how well I was doing.
Since it was so eye opening, I decided to release it as a new feature so everyone can analyze their own journals.
Simply continue to log your foods on PaleoTrack like you used to, and you’ll find a new pie chart on your journal that displays the sources of your calories.
How well do you think you’re doing?
How many of YOUR calories come from the paleo food groups?
Only one way to find out. Log your food for a day on PaleoTrack (it’s free!)