Let’s learn more about Paleo and dropping some of that pesky fat as well as getting in shape, even before and through the holidays! Emily is founder of BodyShape101.com, a blog where she and her associates talk about exercise, fitness, and yoga. Make yourself a cup of coffee and sit yourself down and enjoy this informative read.
The Paleo diet has already evolved rather quite significantly over the years since it was introduced years ago. Different versions of this diet in terms of its healthy modern food alternatives have now surfaced along with the allowance for some of these foods that can be consumed in small amounts. One of the few things that remain constant is also one of its most debatable benefits — its effect on weight loss. In line with that, today’s post will tackle the real connection between man’s diet and weight loss.
PALEO DIET & WEIGHT LOSS: IS THERE A CONNECTION?
So, is there really? The answer is a defiant yes and no!
To be absolutely clear: Paleo is not your go-to weight loss diet. Rather, this is a diet that describes a way of eating that is relative to your health and if you will, extended mortality. However, weight loss can be attributed to this aspirational longevity, so in a way, you can attribute Paleo to it accordingly.
Weight loss has naturally become a crucial goal for a lot of Paleo enthusiasts. This alone can be quite a motivation to virtually all Paleo aficionados: getting their weight decreased while going for the healthier route at the same time. And what could be more motivating than that?
PALEO & WEIGHT LOSS: IS IT DOABLE?
Yes and yes! With just a little tweaking to your Paleo diet, your weight loss goals should be in your favor. Here are the surefire ways to make your weight loss plans more results-oriented, Paleo-style:
1.) Only consume high-quality protein and nutritious fats in each meal. Don’t skip either of the two just to “save these calories” when taking dessert.
2.) Consume a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Strictly, take at least a serving of this plant or fruit during each meal. Also, there is no limit here as the more you eat, the better the results are, in this respect at least.
3.) Don’t attempt to deny yourself food. Essentially, weight loss entails that you should be working “with” your body and not against it. As such, there are definite ways that you can try to lose weight without subjecting yourself to hunger.
4.) Ascertain which level of carb should work for you. As for most Paleo consumers, carbs are definitely and still ideal for weight loss.
5.) Paleo doesn’t just rely on your diet alone. You also have to be active physically, and these activities have to be conducted on a regular basis as much as possible. There is no excuse here unless you omit walking from the list which is the easiest form of exercise.
6.) Try to limit your intake on these newer Paleo cookies, pancakes and such treats. Instead, concentrate on meat and vegetables. Also, while you’re at it, veer away from large intake of nuts, fruit juice, and other liquid calories.
7.) As a ground rule in the world of Paleo, you need not count your calories (or carbs for that matter). You may opt for keeping a journal though. In it, list foods that you consume every day. This recording will aid you in the event that you need some troubleshooting.
The famed Paleo diet and weight loss essentially complement each other. They are, in a way, inevitable to cross one way or another. But as it goes, one must be knowledgeable and practical enough to know how to tweak this diet to attain your weight loss goals. The ways I’ve mentioned above are more than sufficient to not only get you started but to motivate you as well to lose some of that weight.
Emily is founder of BodyShape101.com, a blog where she and her associates talk about exercise, fitness, and yoga. Their aim is to help people like you to achieve a perfect body. BodyShape101 is concentrated on exercise & fitness tips, and making the most out of it. She is also a mother of one and she tries to find balance between her passion and her biggest joy in life