thanks for the helpful tips!I went Paleo the beginning of last month,have lost 10 lbs already,sleep better,have more energy and have been told that my skin is glowing!I am doing this not just to shed the weight,but to prevent becoming diabetic,get off the blood pressure meds(thyroid may be a little trickier!)and help with the soreness of my knee,a structural anomaly(difference in lenghth of other one),but also overuse(I walk a LOTand exercise a LOT!)For years,I have embraced aspects of the Paleo path….avoided chemicals,make my own toiletries,ditched my can opener,etc the food part was a challenge,after being vegan/vegetarian for decades,etc….but THIS seems to work for me…I have many challenges about the weight thing in particular….I am 4~11″,66 years young,female and as mentioned earlier,that @&^$#* thyroid(Hashimoto`s)so this has been a supreme victory…I am so optimistic,I started giving away many of my clothes and buying new ones at smaller sizes!Rather than focusing on what I must give up,I am excited about the bigger picture of improved health!Some of my friends have dropped me because I am no longer a drinking buddy,etc…oh well…..
A typical day is a veggie omelette OR a fruit smoothie for breakfast, protein and salad for lunch, protein and veggies for dinner. I eat all kinds of vegetables including white potatoes once in a while, but keep the fruit to bananas and berries.
The Paleo plan focuses more on eating meat under the assumption that early cave dwellers had limited access to grain and greens, and thus were “made” to eat a diet primarily composed of protein. Practitioners of this plan focus on getting energy from animal products that are high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Dieters also avoid processed foods like:
However I wholeheartedly agree that just because you think that you’re eating all this wholesome healthy food, it is very easy to overeat and think that it won’t matter! I used to bake a lot of products containing almond flour until I read a blog post reminding us that we wouldn’t eat that quantity of nuts whole, so why on earth would we eat them just because they’re ground?? Neely would you consider putting a calorie count on your recipes? I think that eating some Paleo foods can be deceiving and it would be good to have a guide. I’ve tried using My Fitness Plan but it will only give me suggested recipes for your recipes which are guesstimates. Or would you consider teaming up with MFP to get your recipes up there? It would certainly get My Paleo Plan out to a wider audience! I love it by the way. The recipes are practical, good value for money and more importantly TASTY!! 🙂
The causal relationship between diets and weight gain can also be tested by studying people with an external motivation to lose weight. Boxers and wrestlers who diet to qualify for their weight classes presumably have no particular genetic predisposition toward obesity. Yet a 2006 study found that elite athletes who competed for Finland in such weight-conscious sports were three times more likely to be obese by age 60 than their peers who competed in other sports.
Shevs/ShutterstockPets, and dogs in particular, help reduce their human companion’s risk of obesity, according to the American Heart Association. Why? Dogs need to be walked daily and are often quite persistent in getting their owners to accompany them. But it’s not just the extra exercise, especially since 40 percent of dog owners confess to not walking their dog on a regular basis. Their soft, silky fur and unconditional love also play a part as petting an animal greatly reduces stress and depression, two other known risk factors for weight gain, the researchers added. Here’s what your dog would tell you if he could speak.
We don’t always eat simply to satisfy hunger. All too often, we turn to food when we’re stressed or anxious, which can wreck any diet and pack on the pounds. Do you eat when you’re worried, bored, or lonely? Do you snack in front of the TV at the end of a stressful day? Recognizing your emotional eating triggers can make all the difference in your weight-loss efforts. If you eat when you’re:
I don’t know if they still have these, but the small pump bottles of low call dressing would be the ONLY thing I would consider, mainly because it’s pretty much flavored water! It’s better than nothing if you feel you have to have something. They are no calories, fat, etc
Heart-healthy diet tip: Besides checking sodium amounts, look for “ingredients like monosodium glutamate (MSG), baking soda, baking powder and nitrites [a preservative].” They’re a tip-off to high-sodium foods.
I saw you were interested in the post about proteing shakes, so I thought I would add my two cents (I hope you don’t mind). For long term success one might consider a company called Qivana – they have a product called Metaboliq which has over 30 years of research in it. This product is designed to reset and recharge your metabolism… metaboliq is designed for long term success. I have been really impressed with the Qivana products so I started following the metaboliq program and tracking my progress on my website. I already know it works because I’ve viewed the literature and the testimonials. You can contact me if you wish to view them yourself – text or call 860-608-7716 Good luck in your weight loss effort!!!!
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The simple act of consistently getting 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep every night (or getting a nap during the day if you can’t get that much sleep at night) makes it so much easier to stay on-plan with food choices, helps you intuitively eat appropriate portion sizes, and makes you feel more motivated to be active.
Get rid of the temptation – if you’re gonna go at this thing with a full head of steam, remove all the junk food from your house. It’s going to take a few weeks for your body to adjust to burning fat instead of glucose, and you might want to eat poorly here and there. If there’s no food in your house to tempt you, it will be much easier to stay on target.
I’m a college student and just started the paleo diet. I try to work out 5-6 times a week ranging from sessions at the gym to outdoor cardio and crossfit workouts. That being said a large part of my social life includes drinking… how does this fit into the paleo diet? Do I need to completely give up a social life that includes drinking to be successful?
The guilt and confusion is stressing me out so I’ve generally been eating far less, or not at all, to ensure I’m not messing everything up. I know it’s not the right choice but I can’t bear the thought of eating those Epsom salts again. Petronella has helped me prioritise the rules and we have come up with a safe and acceptable plan B for emergency situations.
1/2lb? The best thing you can do for yourself if you’re doing crossfit is to lock up your scale and only weigh yourself once a week. “gaining” 1/2 lb isn’t unusual. What exactly did you “gain?” Was is water? Fat? muscle? do you even know? My guess is your water cycles are holding on to some water. Don’t worry about 1/2 lbs. Keep on going. Good work, keep it up.
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If you are a male and want to follow the military diet plan, then add extra 100 calories a day to your 3 day military diet menu. This is because calories requirement for men is more than that for women.
Listen up: Skipping meals will not make you lose weight faster. If a hectic day makes a sit-down meal impossible, stash an energy bar or a piece of fruit in your car or tote, keep snacks in your office desk drawer, and make a point of getting up to grab a nosh — anything that will keep you from going hungry! Going long periods of time without food does double-duty harm on our healthy eating efforts by both slowing down your metabolism, and priming you for another binge later in the day. (Think: You’ve skipped breakfast and lunch, so you’re ready to takedown a whole turkey by dinner!) Make it your mission to eat three meals and two snacks every day, and don’t wait longer than three to four hours without eating. Set a “snack alarm” on your phone if needed.
But, if you’re thinking that adopting a vegan diet will automatically lead to weight loss and soaring energy levels , you should know that it’s actually much more complicated than that. Experts say that while people can lose weight on a vegan diet, it’s not a guarantee. If your goal is to lose weight, food isn’t the only factor to consider. Things like exercise, sleep, stress, and health conditions all play a part, and the weight-loss process can vary greatly from person to person.
What is your sourcing on bullet No. 2? The Centers for Disease Control recommends exercise in the five-day range, and as a certified fitness trainer, it seems irresponsible to suggest that people can gain weight by exercising “too much” with no data source. What is your research to validate point No. 2 beyond your own experience?
Personally, I struggled with my weight fluctuating throughout high school and college. I tried many different diets and counted calories and would lose 10 pounds, then gain 20. I was ALWAYS hungry. It wasn’t until June or July of 2006, when I went to a doctor that practices functional medicine where I found out about my food sensitivities (gluten, dairy, eggs, and yeast mainly) It was a tough transition at first because the food industry isn’t helpful in the healing process! I was 173 pounds and am 5′-1.5″ and within several months, the weight just melted off and I was never hungry. Also, cravings went away. I have been able to keep my weight stable for over 7 years with ease. Most importantly, the way I look at food and nutrition has changed. I look at food as medicine now and love how when I eat a certain way, I feel great. What I love about the paleo diet is that it stresses eating unprocessed foods that are delicious and I am never hungry. There have been times where I have introduced grains like rice and quinoa back in my diet and have had stomach issues. Everyone is different and it is a definitely a process finding out what works for your body and what doesn’t… But feeling amazing and not being inflamed is well worth it!