In this article, I’ll share some proven tips that can make your weight loss journey a success. A few changes to the lifestyle can help you reach your weight loss goal faster.
6 Effective Tips On Paleo for Weight Loss
Remember and follow these 6 tips diligently to help you use the paleo diet for weight loss.
- Follow the simple food routine
Already said many times earlier, Paleo is not a “no-calorie” diet – it’s a “calorie-restrictive” diet. It helps reduce your calories unconsciously. Studies have proved that eating simple and lesser processed food (raw vegetables and fruits) helps you shed pounds without much effort.
How to keep Paleo diet simple?Stick to eating a healthy meal – lean protein like chicken, turkey or seafood, non-starchy vegetables, fruits, and healthy fat. A delicious gourmet meal may attract you, but a delicious Paleo dish won’t be far behind. So, it’s better off cooking these simple dishes without additional spices and flavors.
- Eat Enough and Not Starve Yourself
Many newbie Paleo followers believe that eating less is better when it comes to losing weight. Contrary to the belief, eating less can make you overweight and sick. You have to intake the calories and nutrients needed for the body to function optimally. Decreasing calorie intake too much can cause you to lower your resting metabolic rate and can even stall or reverse the weight loss process.
No matter what weight loss program you are in, starvation should never be in your routine.
What makes the Paleo diet different is that it is more satiating per calorie than any other diet. Eating less food without counting the calories is the secret to weight loss on Paleo. You can eat satisfying meals on paleo without calorie counting and this makes Paleo a better choice among other weight loss programs.
- Eat enough carbs to match your activity level
The amount of carbohydrates you can intake varies from one person to the other. I’ve seen people doing quite well on a low carb diet while others burning down.
The factor is the amount of exercise the person is doing. Many people who are on the Paleo diet trying to lose weight participate in high-intensity training programs or spend hours at the gym.
I think you don’t need to restrict carbs entirely – you should match your carb intake to the amount of exercise you do. Too less of carbohydrate consumption can lead to muscle breakdown, fatigue, if you are over-exercising and not taking in enough carbs. This affects many who in an attempt to lose weight cut back on carbohydrates, healthy fats and yet do high-intensity exercises.
If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, a low carb diet (7-15% calorie) can help you lose weight faster. If you are physically highly active, a moderate carb diet (15-30%) will work better for you.
- Don’t sit still throughout the day
Hitting the gym for 60 minutes and then sitting in front of your computer throughout the day can reduce the benefits of your exercise program. Cycling to the office, walking up and down the stairs are small movements throughout the day that can help you lose weight faster on the Paleo diet. Take small breaks every 30 minutes, get up from the chair and walk around.
These little things will not only promote weight loss but also improve your health and lessen the chances of chronic diseases.
- Avoid doing it alone
How many times have you started weight loss programs alone and stopped it midway? Many times, I know!If you start having major lifestyle changes alone without any social support from friends and family or rather encouraging them to be a part of your program, you will actually lose interest midway. So, encourage friends and family to be a part of your Paleo diet, not only to lose weight but to enjoy better health.
- Focus on your whole life
Studies have shown that less sleep causes us to be hungry, high-stress causes us to eat more. Studies have also proven that those who have social support, can handle stress and take responsibility can keep off the weight once they have shed it.
So, do yoga and meditation daily to fight off the daily stress. Plan ahead when it comes to shopping for your new Paleo meal and be on the challenge with friends to get support for weight loss. You’ll enjoy your life out of Paleo following these tips.
Now it’s your turn…
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