There are all sorts of ways to go about losing weight. It’s not uncommon for a new fad diet to appear every day. Take a look at the bookstores and you’ll see a section just for books on weight loss and diets. You may have heard of the Paleo Diet Plan and may be considering it. The basis of this diet is that it mimics what early humans ate. There are some holes in the logic, sure, but many people have used it to help them get healthy and lose weight. In this article, we’ll share some information to help you decide if the Paleo diet can help with your weight loss goals.
Since the Paleolithic era, man’s digestive system and diet have considerably changed, and the Paleo diet has neglected to take this into account. The Neolithic era, especially, brought about significant changes. Cereals, grains, and dairy products became staple food during this era. The changes have existed for eons and as a result, the human body has also changed the way it processes proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
If you adopt the Paleo diet, you won’t be allowed to consume some foods that your body really needs, but what’s ironic is that in order to get the nutrients from those foods, you’re told to take supplements. When you think about it, why not simply eat the foods that have those nutrients?
There are a number of variations of this diet. One of the versions of the Paleo diet is called the CrossFit diet. Other versions are the Instincto diet and the Wai diet. There are even versions of the Paleo diet for those who don’t eat meat. The many versions of the diet means if one version of the Paleo diet isn’t working for you, you can try a different version. The many choices is also a downside because it can be confusing to choose which one to really stick to. How do you figure out which one is best for you? How long would you need to follow one version until it’s time to try another one because the first one just isn’t working?
Most diets restrict the size of your meal portions. With the Paleo diet, however, portion size is relative. How you’re using the diet will determine how big your portion sizes are. Obviously, your portion sizes would be small if you’re following the diet because you want to lose weight. However, the portion sizes for athletes would be bigger because they need to build muscle. There’s more than one reason to follow the Paleo diet. It is rich in Omega-3s which are good for you. It will help improve your immune system too.
In the end it is up to you whether or not you try it, just make sure to consult with your doctor before you make a final decision.