Does the Paleo Diet work? Some men will answer that quesiton with a "Hell, yes!" Others? They're more skeptical.

But whether you've gone full Paleo, are simply dabbling in the diet, or know nothing more about it than its CrossFit association, one thing's for sure: Any gym-going dude is going to benefit from upping the protein and produce every once in a while.

So here, 18 healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts built for the fit guy—courtesy of Dana Carpender, author of 500 Paleo Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Recipes for Weight Loss and Super Health. Use them to fuel up tonight.

All recipes are adapted from the book; however, the photos you see here do not appear in the book.