Wow, I have heard a lot about people cutting gluten and other foods to which they’re sensitive seeing weight loss. (My mom, for example… hmm.) I am 5’3″ and weigh 140 lbs, and I feel like I have a weirdly large belly for my size. Maybe this has something to do with it. I am a very “sensitive flower” in a number of ways (eczema, asthma, allergies), so it makes sense. I think my body fat %-age might be way up from losing weight the wrong way in the past, though, too. Anyway, good food for thought!
The most common food sensitivities within the Paleo realm are nuts & seeds, eggs, coconut products, and tapioca. Try playing around with those, in that order, if you think this is the culprit for you. If it’s none of those, then start weeding out all the foods you eat one by one.
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Watching little television. The average American watches 28 hours of television per week, but about two-thirds of NWCR participants reported watching 10 or fewer hours per week, and only 12% watched 21 or more hours per week. Those who watched the most TV were more likely to regain weight than those who watched less, even after researchers controlled for diet and exercise differences.
Another potential downfall is that going vegan means eliminating certain foods that are great for satiety, particularly those that are high in protein. Eating a vegan diet can sometimes lead to consuming larger portions and more calories (which isn’t inherently bad, but eating more calories than you expend will likely lead to weight gain over time), Moskovitz says, “because, by eliminating good quality sources of protein like eggs, fish, dairy, and organic lean meats, it can be harder to stay full and keep cravings in check.” That’s why she recommends vegans focus on consuming more protein-rich foods such as beans, lentils, quinoa, soybeans, or tofu, on a daily basis.
But if you’re not ready to let go of your daily cardio routine just yet, try adding interval training, suggests Cohen, since these types of workouts are much more effective at targeting fat than cardio alone.
Most people don’t realize just how important sleep is for losing weight! For example, a 2009 study linked shortened sleep duration to weight gain, and a 2012 study linked lack of sleep with increased hunger. I personally think that getting enough sleep every night will give you a ton of other benefits too (e.g., my skin gets dramatically clearer when I continuously sleep enough, and I’m able to make better food decisions when I’m not tired).
Hi! I wanted to ask you about using agave nectar as sweetener. I drink a lot of yerba mate, but, I can’t drink it without adding any sweet. I replaced sugar with agave nectar a while ago and it works great for me. Can I still use it while I am on your diet??
Those are my top tips for weight loss on a Paleo diet. Now, I’d love to hear from you – what have you found to make the biggest difference in your weight loss journey? Is there a strategy I didn’t mention? your experience in the comments below.
Coat Brussels sprouts in 1/2 tsp. olive oil and bake at 425 degrees F until lightly browned, about 15-20 minutes. Coat salmon with 1/4 tsp. olive oil or a thin layer of cooking spray (1 second spray), add salt and pepper to taste (1/8 tsp. each). Bake at 425 degrees F until done, about 4-6 minutes. Serve brown rice, Brussels sprouts and salmon drizzled with vinaigrette and topped with walnuts.
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Think of this plan as the Atkins Diet for vegetarians and vegans. It calls for 31 percent of daily calories to come from plant proteins, 43 percent from plant fats and 26 percent from carbs. Experts agree that the Eco-Atkins Diet is likely to spur significant weight loss during the first year; most followers drop about 2 pounds a week for a few months. On the downside, the plan is “too restrictive” to maintain for two years, one panelist said, and offers no built-in support to keep dieters on course.
I completely understand where you’re coming from! I was a working single mom for years and deficient in exercise. Things that helped me: doing 20-min yoga routines at home (GAIAM.com has a subscription service that’s inexpensive with a ton of different levels of yoga/pilates/tai chi/meditation videos), many of which you can do in 20-min or less. When my daughter was a baby through age 3, I would wear her in an Ergo carrier and take long walks at night. This actually put her to sleep so it was a double-bonus! You could do stroller walks and do lunges, incorporate uphill, etc. Hope this helps!
Plan and prep meals and snacks in advance: This diet can be hard to follow if you’re on the go or only have time for a quick bite. Having a Paleo-friendly meals and snacks at the ready will help you stick with it.
Exercise is key to most weight loss plans because it helps you burn more calories, and more calories burned equals more pounds lost. But what if you hate exercise? Is it required to lose weight? It certainly helps you stay healthier (by revving your heart rate and building your muscles.) But it is not mandatory. There are ways to lose pounds without exercising. Here’s how:
Antioxidant Berry Shake – Revisit this berry shake after your light lunch and you’ll have no problems finishing off your workday. This is a shake that you’ll always look forward to because the sweetness of the berries helps conquer any sweet cravings, without the need of refined sugar. Savor the berry flavor and you’ll feel that natural energy rush with no crash later.