Still, some good points, or rather, reminders. I should get back into having legumes and specifically, lentil curries more often – I really do love dhal, and that used to be my major protein source, second only to rice for calories, although since I’m not _really_ trying to diet, I’ll stick with brown rice with curries. Or save it for after workouts? Hmmmm…
Case in point: my wife has a nutrition and weight loss clinic. Completely natural, with its basis in a grain-free, sugar-free, low carb diet (thank you Davis and Perlmutter). Not freaky low carb, just smart. Everyone, and I mean everyone, loses weight and keeps it off. Everyone feels better. This isn’t “most” of her clientele, this is 100%.
These are important points, Chris. Thank you. I think that weight loss is an area that has been under dealt with in paleo. Certainly any obese person going from SAD to Paleo will probably lose quite a bit of weight, but the rest of us who have been trying to eat right for a long time already may have trouble getting down to their ideal weight on Paleo (especially women, I would guess). This is something I’ve been working on myself for the past couple of years. I struggle around a BMI of 21, when I feel so much better and healthier at 19 (still fatter than the average Kitavan woman, lol!). I have also recently discovered your number one “Keep your food simple” rule. I have a theory about this. Food clearly serves both physiological and social purposes. Fancy dishes (usually calorically very dense) are reserved to special occasions in traditional societies (potlatches and other types of special feasting occasions). In the modern world where we are used to having anything we want, we have gotten used to having feast day be every day.
Hi, just wondering how the Paleo diet worked out for you? Did you end up losing weight? My suggestion would have been to eliminate Paleo “treats,” and to do a Whole30. Doing a Whole30 works to address the emotional reasons why we eat. A strict Paleo diet should be very satiating and even out your blood sugar levels, so you shouldn’t be reaching for a snack from hunger… so my guess would be that the snacks are more out of emotion/habit.
I am 55 and have been eating Paleo for 6 months. My initial weight loss occurred after 1 month. The change, which is most important to me, is how I feel… Healthier over all, energetic, more muscle and less fat. My hair and skin are much more youthful as well. I have seen gradual improvement, which I like. It takes some time, to undo the damage done by years of eating grains. And I feel grains are the major culprit in causing all the issues I had with my health.
Day 6, beef and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content of beef and veggies. You can even have 2-3 steaks (grilled) if you like with leafy green vegetables. No baked potato. Be sure to eat soup at least once.
Choose vegetable toppings for pizza instead of meat and you may be able to shave 100 calories from your meal. Other skinny pizza tricks: Go light on the cheese or use reduced-fat cheese and choose a thin, bread-like crust made with just a touch of olive oil.
Crock Pot Pulled Pork – Pork never had it so good. It comes out super tender and ready to eat. Make as much as you because having leftover pulled pork is not a problem. You can have pulled pork sandwiches, or just have some straight up when you start feeling hungry. The slow cooker has a knack for cooking pork until it’s just right, so this is one dish you and your loved ones will be glad to have again.
Writing down what you eat every day keeps you honest and really makes you aware of how much you’re eating. “It’s one of the most important things you can do,” says Rubaum Keller. “Yet it’s one of the things that people really resist. They think it’s so hard, but it really only takes a few minutes.”
Don’t get me wrong — exercising at any time is good for you. But evening activity may be particularly beneficial because many people’s metabolism slows down toward the end of the day. Thirty minutes of aerobic activity before dinner increases your metabolic rate and may keep it elevated for another two or three hours, even after you’ve stopped moving. What that means for you: You’re less likely to go back for seconds or thirds. Plus, it’ll help you relax post meal so you won’t be tempted by stress-induced grazing that can rack up calories, quickly.
Me and my husband just started this diet and I had a question regarding a few things you are and are not allowed to consume. 1st – is it ok to use vinegar on salads as well as olives? Are nuts allowed at all? Are there any restrictions as to how much calorically should be consumed men vs woman? Can butter substitutes and spices be used?
Losing weight starts in the kitchen, and what you eat is far more important than how you exercise because weight loss is 70% what you eat and 30% exercise. You can exercise daily and not see the scale move if your diet is not spot on.
It’s probably worth noting that when I’m at the gym, I have the bike at a such a high level I struggle to finish – usually heart rate is about 180 – 185 per minute towards the end. I’m not very good at running, so on the treadmill I tend to do 5 mins on a fast run (14km/ph for me) and then for the remaining 15 mins, I will put it on a high incline and run for 2 mins (10km/ph) and then walk for 1 min or vice versa depending on how I feel.
It wasn’t easy for me to lose weight (even on Paleo) because I’ve never been overweight (and so there wasn’t many lbs of fat for me to lose!). In fact, every time I tell people I’m on a diet, I always get the shocked outburst of: “but you’re so skinny, you don’t need to be on a diet!!” But like most people, I get unhappy whenever my clothes started getting tight, and I could always tell (even without a scale) when I had put on weight. The fat always piled on around my stomach first 🙁
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Carbohydrate tolerance is highly individual, and I’ve seen patients who do quite well on a very low carb diet, while others crash and burn. Usually, the biggest factor is the amount and intensity of exercise the person is doing, as many of my patients trying to lose weight are participating in high intensity training programs, such as Crossfit, or spending many hours at the local gym.
You have to play with it, to find how your metabolism works, but, as I wrote in an earlier post, when I don’t eat on rising, I don’t develop my appetite until lunch time. I wonder, if you adapt to your first meal being at noon time, whether you could feel good. I know that eating first at noon wasn’t too hard; more just the feeling that I’m supposed to be eating or I’m cheating myself. It wasn’t hard to get past that. But that was me, and there is biochemical individuality, for sure.