Robb Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution, is one of the world’s leading experts in Paleolithic nutrition. Wolf has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of people via his popular iTunes podcast and seminar series.
Fill up on fiber. You can get that from vegetables, whole grains, fruits — any plant food will have fiber. Some have more than others. Top sources include artichokes, green peas, broccoli, lentils, and lima beans. Among fruits, raspberries lead the list.
Switch to Lighter Alternatives. Whenever you can, use the low-fat versions of salad dressings, mayonnaise, dairy products, and other products. “You can trim calories effortlessly if you use low-fat and lighter products, and if the product is mixed in with other ingredients, no one will ever notice,” says Magee. More smart substitutions: Use salsa or hummus as a dip; spread sandwiches with mustard instead of mayo; eat plain roasted sweet potatoes instead of loaded white potatoes; use skim milk instead of cream in your coffee; hold the cheese on sandwiches; and use a little vinaigrette on your salad instead of piling on the creamy dressing.
A study from Emory University suggests that our Paleolithic ancestors consumed approximately 30 percent of calories from protein, 35 percent from carbohydrates, and 35 percent from fats. Honey is thought to have contributed about three percent of total calories, while their fiber consumption was around 100 grams per day.
Water detoxifies your system and promotes speedy digestion. It also fills you up and ensures that you eat less. According to a recent study, drinking 17 ounces of water can substantially raise your metabolism in 10 minutes. This is equivalent to 174000 calories burnt or 5 pounds lost in a year. If you are habituated to sugary drinks, you can add a slice of lemon or lime in your water bottle to impart flavor. Men are required to drink 3 liters of water while women need to drink 2.2 liters of water in a day. If you find it difficult to have a full glass of water before a meal, you can take small sips in between each bite. Drinking a cup of green tea can also greatly help in losing weight.
The holy grail of weight loss, then, is an approach that naturally and spontaneously leads to lower calorie intake. In other words, eating less without trying to eat less. Many diets promise this, but there’s only one diet I’ve seen that actually delivers over the long-term: the Paleo diet.
Pumpkin Pancakes – Pancakes don’t have to get the ax on Paleo, just be sure to follow our recipe and you’ll be helping yourself rather than hurting yourself. Can’t say that about most other pancakes out there, especially those that come from a mix or a restaurant. It’s good to regain that control over your food and only feed yourself high quality meals.
Yes, great advice. You hit the big three; too many treats, too much stress, and unrealistic results. The key is to take baby steps. Maybe start out with some paleo treats but slowly eat less and less of them over time.
Not much When I first went Primal, I walked everywhere. I just strapped the kids in the stroller and hit the road. I did CrossFit for about a year, and that was a lot of fun. Frankly, I exercised more before I went Primal, when I thought it was the key to weight loss. Now that I know it isn’t, going to the gym for the sheer fun of it doesn’t happen very often.
Robin I read from a health magazine a little while ago that just eating three stocks of celery per day would have a very beneficial impact on high blood pressure. I’ve been on this palio diet now for about 5 weeks and seen quite a decrease in my girth (belly) and I find that I have a lot less cravings now for snack foods.
Just surfin’ and found this site. I wanted to post that I’ve been losing weight with no exercise since late January. Due to fibromyalgia, my pain levels skyrocket when I exercise and I end up in worse health than if I do nothing to begin with. Exercise is my nemesis! 😉 Since January, I’m down 11 pounds while still being able to eat the foods I like and prepare for my family. I use http://www.fitday.com to record my calorie intake (the key = be HONEST in recording your food intake…no matter how many mistakes you make!!!). Check it out…it’s awesome. You can do an online search to find calculators for learning your BMI, BMR, and the Harris-Benedict Equation. These calculators will tell you what you need to know. Losing weight with no exercise is a SLOW process…don’t get discouraged! It works though. This is the first time in my adult life that I’ve tried to lose weight and am succeeding. I’m 37 years old and now weigh 231 lbs. after losing 11 lbs.
I do not know if my medication (lexapro) is slowing down my metabolism? I feel like I am doing all the right things and things just feel off.. I ate this way last March when I was not on Lexapro and got down to 123.5lbs…