Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), and leaky gut are all gut health problems. They might not seem like they are important for weight loss, but they are some of the most important. Without a healthy gut, you cannot absorb nutrients well, or have a healthy hormonal response to food.
If I eat wheat or an overload of fructose, I get anxious and depressed. I don’t want to be anxious and depressed. It’s as easy as that. That being said, with the exception of wheat products, if there is crap in the house, I will eat it. So, I go grocery shopping first thing in the morning when my “willpower” is at its highest and I don’t buy any junk food or treats. That way it’s not in the house. Makes things so much easier. I’m also lucky that my kids are young enough that they aren’t buying things yet and my husband also has a wheat intolerance, so he doesn’t bring stuff into the house either.
The next day I began the program. At first I thought it would be really difficult and that I would have to starve myself to see any progress. Boy was I wrong! I pretty much ate whatever I was eating before, but I made sure to eat it at the specific times when my metabolism was burning a thousand times faster than usual.
I think it’s great that you are committing to the paleo lifestyle for bettering you and your family’s health. We are also just starting this journey. We have an 80/20 lifestyle right now for no processed foods, which I thought was a good step towards health but decided the paleo lifestyle, after a bunch of reading, was actually way healthier. The downer for us is dairy……we are committed to doing the paleo on an 80/20 scale also. We will do paleo 80% of the time and the no processed foods the other 20%. We are cutting processed foods out completely. Hope your journey goes well and you can always look me up on FB if you have it and we can help support each other. I don’t know to many people personally that agree with my way of eating so therefore online friends are my go to for helping the motivation. 🙂
Day 5: YES! Steak!! Just follow up , eat at least one big bowl of soup (or two smaller bowls at different times) and enjoy your steak! Don’t forget your tomatoes! I eat 6 small tomatoes like apples during the evening, some with my steak and some after a little later. You’re 5 days in and 2 to go, so don’t you dare freaking give up at this time. It’s all downhill from now. Leave the scale alone!
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.
Thanks so much for posting this! I lost 40 lbs. with Mark Sisson’s ‘Primal Blueprint’. This was with diet alone, no exercise. I came to Primal from a very low carb Atkins diet. I was consuming about 10 carbs a day before going Primal and losing no weight, so you can imagine my triumph when I experienced significant weight loss with eating whole foods even though I was eating way more carbs! Unfortunately, I have only been maintaining my weight for the past 5 months. I haven’t been able to lose any more although I have begun to exercise. I think the reality is, I’m just eating too much! Even Mark says he doesn’t argue that a calorie deficit is necessary in losing weight. 4 thick slices of bacon and 5 eggs with veggies is really too much, and if I’m being honest, I am quite satisfied before I finish the meal, so I think it’s time to cut back. In my experience though, I can agree that I’m sure once you’ve lost all the weight you want and you are in a maintenance phase, you can probably successfully begin eating as much as you want again, granted you increase slowly…Thanks for this eye-opener!
Hi Neely, I have been on the plan for about 5 days and am feeling great : ) thank you for all the support and for answering numerous questions, it has helped me along the way. I do have a question of my own, I have cut out dairy 100% and am doing almond milk. Do you suggest taking a calcium supplement? I’m just worried I’m not getting enough, and am still in my higher end 20’s and don’t want to deplete myself. Any suggestions would be great : ) Thank you again and I wanted to mention I have lost 2.2 pounds and counting! YAY
If you are having trouble losing weight, even after following all of the above steps, you can try this extra bonus tip. Quite simply — get smaller plates! Most plates purchased in North America are 11 to 12 inches wide. By purchasing plates 1-2 inches smaller, you may be able to knock off a substantial amount of calories without even noticing it! Win-win.
If you want to lose weight it is important to really restrict carbs for the first few weeks to a month. If you are doing the 70/30 rule your body doesn’t have the opportunity to switch into the fat burning mode. You body knows that you will eventually feed it carbs for energy. Give it a strict two weeks and you will most likely squash the carb crave and the pounds will drop off.
If you trying to lose weight without exercise, it’s a very good idea to track your progress. Because you don’t have quite as much leeway as you would when exercising, you want to make sure you are staying in a caloric deficit — especially if you to keep losing pounds over time.
Your body needs fat to heal wounds, keep your metabolism humming and get your brain cells firing. Coconut oil fits the bill and gets a big thumbs up from paleo enthusiasts. Why? It’s partly due to the medium-chain saturated fat lauric acid, which converts to energy more easily than other types of fat, ultimately aiding weight loss.
You can also use weight loss tablets for accelerating your weight losing campaign. The weight losing tablets by the brand obesidat are purely ayurvedic and have no side-effects. you can check more details about these medicines at http://www.obesidat.com
For books, I recommend “The Glucose Revolution” (http://www.amazon.com/Glucose-Revolution-Authoritative-Index-Groundbreaking/dp/1569246602/ref=sr_1_15/103-9756133-3205402?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1176358832&sr=1-15) and “Protein Power” (http://www.amazon.com/Protein-Power-High-Protein-Low-Carbohydrate-Health/dp/0553380788/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-9756133-3205402?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1176358929&sr=1-1) for some good basics on low-GI eating and how protein affects hormone levels and metabolism.
This diet is not too far off the normal for me, especially after fasting during our Orthodox lent for 46 days. I am following the plan to support my friend who needs and wants to lose weight. She lives alone and does not cook, so I made the soup. I was totally surprised how great it tastes! I thought it would be so bland, but it’s delicious. I know it wouldn’t be as tasty substituting vegetable broth for the beef broth, but what do you think of its implication diet plan-wise?
Aim to drink about 64 oz or 2 L of fluids daily. This general rule of thumb is a good place to start. However, you may notice you need slightly more or less depending on your weight and activity level.
It’s a matter of the quantity, when it’s eaten, and with what it is eaten. Consuming fructose or sucrose will encourage the secretion of insulin at times this is very good, however when trying to lose weight there are times in which this is not desired.