Eat Like a Caveman
The me-Tarzan-you-Jane appeal of the trendy Paleo diet for men is obvious: Modeled on what our Stone Age ancestors ate, the menu is heavy on meat, vegetables, fruit and nuts.
Practitioners assert that modern-day foods—loaded with sugar, grains and vegetable oils—are making us fat and must be nixed. It's a message many guys, including pro athlete Kobe Bryant, have taken to heart. "The biggest change you make with Paleo and similar diets is getting rid of processed foods and sugars," says Diane Sanfilippo, a nutrition consultant and author of Practical Paleo. That can't be a bad idea in any era.
Make It Yours
The caveman diet is very restrictive, and few dietitians recommend doing it whole hog (so to speak). Instead, adopt one of the following Paleo changes to reap rewards: One, stick to "good" fats, like olive oil, coconut oil and avocados. Two, eat the right carbohydrates. "You need carbs for energy, so pick just the good ones— sweet potatoes, winter squash, fruit," Sanfilippo says. Three, have protein at every meal. "It's great for weight loss," she says. "It really helps with satiety."