I’m finding the longer I without sugar, the more I dislike it. Today, I caved and bought a Costa Black Forest Hot Chocolate. I’ve been good and not had one this year, when for the past few years I have been obsessed with them and had one almost every day. After one sip I felt ill, so I threw the entire thing away and walked away with a big smile on my face.
That all changed in March 2016 though. I lost a staggering 23 pounds in only 21 days using an extreme diet I found online called The 3 Week Diet. I came across this diet after I read a news article about a famous Victoria Secret model who was using this exact same diet to lose loads of fat in preparation for photo shoots.
Contrast this to the typical modern American diet, which is approximately 15 percent protein, 50 percent carbohydrates, and 35 percent fat, with the nearly 15 percent of calories coming from added sugars. In terms of fiber, today the average adult only gets about 15 to 18 grams of the recommended 25 to 30 grams of fiber daily.
During the 3 days of the diet, balanced nutrition is lacking. Some of the foods that are recommended are high in salt and fat and would not be appropriate for people with certain medical problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol. You may not be getting enough vitamins, minerals, and fiber while you are on the diet. If you are taking medicine for your diabetes and want to try the 3-day diet, it’s important to talk with your doctor first about how to adjust your medicine.
Paleo diets are based on a simple premise – if the cavemen didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either. So long to refined sugar, dairy, legumes and grains (this is pre-agricultural revolution), and hello to meat, fish, poultry, fruits and veggies. What you eat and how much depend on your goals or the specific program you’re on, if you choose to follow one.
The baked potato is needed for your potassium and the taste is quite welcomed. There’s a reason why you don’t eat bananas on day 2 for your potassium, because bananas have more calories than a potato. Leave the scale alone!
The Paleo Diet does NOT revolve around meat and little else! Plenty of Fresh Organic Vegetables should be 3/4 of your meal every time. The mainstay of the Paleo Diet is the elimination of all processed foods, grains, sugar, and legumes. I’ve been on the diet for 8 months and lost over 25 lbs, and I’m NEVER hungry. Do I crave foods I can’t have, or ‘fall off the wagon’ now and then? Of course I do, but I get back on track ASAP!
My weight 1 month ago 115Kgs, 28 days later 104kgs and dropping. (I think this has a lot to do with the no alcohol intake as well but still you will see differences in the 3rd and 4th week especially)
Don’t eat anything packaged (cookies, poptarts, waffles, snacks) only eat fruits and veggies (preferrably raw with ranch maybe) lean meat (chicken, turkey) fish, and whole grains like oatmeal. Also eat dairy in moderation.
The problem with both of these approaches to weight loss is sustainability. They similarly promote an almost carbohydrate-free-diet. The truth is your body needs carbohydrates to survive, as they provide glucose that balances the blood sugar and increases energy levels.
The diet encourages up to 13lb a week weight loss in the first 2 weeks, which is not sustainable, and is likely to be a lot of water loss rather than true fat loss, which you will regain as soon as you come off the diet.
Great article! As someone who formerly struggled with an ED, I tried Paleo a few years ago but stopped after a few months of frustration. After suffering from vertigo and severe migraines, my neurologist as well as my ENT suggested I try it. I chuckled at the idea, but I figured I’d give it ago. Fifty days later, I haven’t had one headache or migraine, my vertigo is gone, I am sleeping through the night for the first time in perhaps 20 years, and I lost 16 pounds and have a lot more energy.
Then I started freaking out about the rules. I went to a concert and had a decision to make: eat at 5:30pm, which would break my wait-five-hours-in-between-meals-rule, or wait to eat after the concert at 10pm, which would then break the don’t-eat-after-9pm-rule.
hi… I have hashimotos and adrenal fatigue… High intensity exercise will exacerbate these conditions and prevent weight loss as the exercise stressed out your body too much. A few years ago I jogged 5 times a week for 6 months… I lost just 3kg (I need to loose 25)…now I walk and practise yoga and pilates… There’s lots of info re this… Take your own medical conditions into consideration
Balsamic Green Bean Salad – The tartness of the balsamic green beans goes well with the dill and lemon from the salmon. Always remember to get your vegetables on Paleo, and to lean towards getting more vegetables than meat with each meal. Our ancestors would have viewed meat as a treat and relied on vegetation to see them through, so always fuel up with veggies.