Losing Weight with the Paleo Diet


The principle of getting rid of annoying weight with the Paleo diet is simple: from numerous research studies, we know that the consumption of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, has a great influence on human hormonal balance. Insulin plays a large role, which is essential for the storage of body fat. Carbohydrates cause insulin levels to rise significantly more than fats. When insulin levels are high, fat gain is promoted and fat loss is inhibited.

Therefore, the lower carbohydrate content of Paleo diet food simply causes less fat to be stored and thus, it’s easier to get rid of.

In addition, the consumption of primarily protein-rich foods makes you full more quickly, and the feeling of fullness lasts longer than with a primarily carbohydrate-based diet. With the Paleo diet, you are hungry less often than with a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet.

Coupled with regular exercise, you burn more energy and build additional muscles, which in turn require more energy to sustain.

Converting your typical diet is not always easy, even with the Paleo diet. Here are some helpful tips on how to make the transition easier.

  • Don’t focus too much on today’s kilos. At first, you lose a lot of water, but fat will only burn properly after the first week. Remember: A body that feels good is more important and more sustainable than rapid weight loss.
  • Keep your ambition in check. Slow weight loss is gentler because body fat stores toxins. If you lose weight too quickly, you put your body under stress from toxin release.
  • Forget about old myths like “all fat is bad”! On the contrary, fat is good, even if it is animal or coconut oil, avocado or olive oil.
  • Cutting out sugar is difficult for many people. Slowly reduce the amount you consume, for example, by reducing the amount of sugar you put in your coffee. Or, use Stevia at the beginning.

Sport is an integral part of the Paleo principle. Start slowly. 30 minutes of exercise per day is a good start. Also add strength exercises like pushups, sit-ups and squats into your daily routine. In endurance sports, keep your pace slower so you can still keep going.

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