By now, even if you aren't ON this diet, you've heard of the Paleo diet. Right? The word “diet” here is actually misleading because eating Paleo is a lifestyle, something designed to make you look and feel your best. What exactly IS the Paleo diet? The paleo diet is a focus on eating natural, real food that is widely available with little or no processing. In other words, the paleo diet focuses on eating the way nature intended us to eat. That doesn't sound so bad, does it?