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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!
Ghee is clarified butter. Ghee is very good for health and also it lowers LDL cholesterol.I get horizon butter and melt it slowly for 15 min till it changes it color to light brown and store it. Ghee has lot of importance in Indian foods. Infants are always fed with ghee mixed with everything. Ghee also improves memory . The difference BTW ghee and butter is their chemical structure (carbon bonds). Ghee is super healthy and i use ghee daily. If u are using ghee , lessen your olive oil.My BMI is normal but i want to get my BMI to 20 which is closer to the lower range of normal BMI.
Tuna Avocado Lettuce Wraps – The combination of protein from the tuna, and healthy fats from the avocado make this a fully satisfying lunch. The avocado also provides you with potassium and fiber, and it’s important to get your daily fiber while on the Paleo diet. The wraps cut out the grains and carbs so you get a satisfying lunch, and feel great all afternoon. No food comas with Paleo, just pure energy from whole foods so you can be at your best.
Thanks Chris for addressing this topic. I listened to PaleoCon I noticed so many of the “I lost 12 lbs without trying” were people who switched from SAD to Paleo. Makes me wonder if the simple act of -intervention- to their diet was 75% of the catalyst to their weight loss? Another driver to their weight loss is of course the satiating food on Paleo, as compared to sugar highs and lows on SAD.
What makes a Paleo diet special is that it is more satiating per calorie than other diets, which helps you eat less without fighting hunger or counting calories. Voluntarily restricting calories isn’t an effective weight loss strategy, but naturally consuming less food without trying is truly the holy grail of weight loss. This means you can eat meals that are satisfying without counting calories, and naturally eat less than you would on a typical American diet. This is one of the key reasons why a Paleo diet is a better choice for a weight loss diet than any of the popular methods out there.
Most people who go on “low” carbohydrate diets complain of low energy and quit, not because such diets can’t work, but because they consume insufficient calories. A 1/2 cup of rice is 300 calories, whereas a 1/2 cup of spinach is 15 calories! Vegetables are not calorically dense, so it is critical that you add legumes for caloric load.
I am in the same situation. I tried Paleo and gained about 4 lbs in two weeks. I also felt awful and did not have the energy for my workouts. And don’t even ask about the lethargy and brain fog. It’s just not cut out for everyone, especially not with all that fat. When I use fat, it’s real and natural but I think some of us just do better with a lower fat diet.
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Thanks for your advice Katherine. I’ve been intrigued by the Roberts/Guyenet approach, but honestly what they are suggesting sounds like punishment. it’s one thing to eat simply, but no salt on your meat? Getting your fat from plain MCT oil? Going this far to reduce palatability sounds really depressing and reminds me of how I used to treat myself when I had a severe eating disorder many years ago. Are you able to still feel joy and delight in life while eating like this? Because if not, I don’t think it’s healthy regardless of whether you lose weight. I’m curious about your experience though, so thanks for posting.
The Paleo diet is also high in fiber, thanks to the many fruits, vegetables and nuts present in it. Fiber is great for weight loss because it contains very few calories but it can fill you up, helping control hunger and cravings. Fiber also helps balance your blood sugar – and when your blood sugar is stable, you don’t experience ups and downs in energy or that desperate need to eat sugars or white flours, which is common among people who eat lots of processed foods.