So many of us are having trouble following the Paleo diet. I used to follow it quite faithfully for many years. Then I noticed that I didn’t have any energy, couldn’t seem to have any fun, or was sick quite a bit more often than I normally would be. I finally decided to take a long hard look at what I was eating and make some changes to the way I eat.
While there are many benefits to the Paleo diet, you should keep in mind that this is a lifestyle change, not just a diet. You still need to make healthy choices and eat nutritious foods.
First, what are the actual symptoms of an unhealthy Paleo diet? Oftentimes, people who claim they are Paleo fail to make any real improvements in their health or their weight. However, they may lose some weight on the Paleo diet. If they can get rid of some extra pounds, they will feel better and healthier.
Another common complaint that is associated with the Paleo diet is that they miss the carbohydrates in their diet. By reducing carbohydrates, you actually are depriving your body of something it needs in order to survive. Cutting back on the carbohydrate portion of your diet may leave you feeling hungry, but you also miss out on many of the vitamins and nutrients that the grains and legumes contain.
Now that you understand the reasons behind some of the claims that the Paleo diet is causing you to miss out on the minerals and vitamins in your food, you may wonder how you are going to lose weight while following the Paleo diet. Well, I’ll give you some pointers here. You may have heard that the Paleo diet is low in fats. The truth is that it isn’t actually low in fats; it’s low in carbohydrates.
When you eat meat and animal fats, your body goes to work, making new cells, growing muscles, and repairing itself. With these new cells come more proteins and enzymes, which allow your body to become much more efficient and powerful.
If you want to see some results from your Paleo weight loss program, you should begin by adding some animal fats back into your diet. The fact that you use to cook up some sausage or chicken shouldn’t be replaced with vegetable oil.
Remember, you are cutting back on the fat content, not the carbs. Meat and animal fats are not only a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids and other essential nutrients that your body needs, but they also provide your body with the right nutrition to help you burn calories and build muscle.
Some people may say that eating red meat isn’t healthy, that eating too much red meat can cause cancer or other illnesses. Well, red meat isn’t always bad for you, especially if you make sure that the animal fat is organic and grass-fed.
When you are choosing meats to add to your Paleo diet, steer clear of those that are heavily processed. Processed meats have been in factory farms for a very long time, and they have gone through countless stages of processing to turn them into the kind of meat you find in the store.
This can be a perfect situation for bacteria and diseases to breed and grow.
So, in the end, it’s okay to eat some processed meats if you choose to, but avoid eating them all the time. If you want to lose weight on the Paleo diet, steer clear of processed meats, and also steer clear of eating too much red meat.