Getting Back On The Paleo Diet Track

off-the-diet-railsMany of the requests we have received over Christmas have asked us how to get back on the diet track following a little too much Christmas!

Food For Thought

The best advice we have is to clear out all those leftovers that are calling you to the fridge.  Lose the chocolates, the cakes and leftover treats.  Give them awayChristmas-junk-food and if that feels uncomfortable just throw them, they are not doing you any good and anyway on reflection, why would you want to inflict this junk on loved ones, friends and family?

Food For Diet

paleo-diet-pyramidNext, get back to basics.   A healthy diet must have the right balance of macronutrients to suit your lifestyle and activity level. For instance marathon and endurance athletes require and can tolerate high carbohydrate loadings, however for most of us and especially those wishing to lose weight this will be as follows;  fat, protein and some carb (start with green leafy vegetables) at each meal.  Use intermittent fasting.  This is a neat way to trick your body into ketosis and let it rest after all that over indulgence.  Practise listening to your body and finding when you are hungry.  If you are not sure if you are hungry….you are probably not! …Cont’d How To Eat and Lose Weight

Fastest Way To Lose Weight

What is the fastest way to lose weight?  You need to get your body into fat burning mode (ketosis).  It can’t do this if insulin levels are high.  And what causes high insulin levels?  High carb foods: that is junk food, for example white

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What is in Coca Cola?

bread, pasta, liquid carbohydrates (pepsi, banana milkshake, coca cola, fruit smoothies ) consumption – all of these cause elevated blood sugar levels and prompt an insulin response from your body to push the blood sugar out as energy where required and to store the surplus energy as excess fat in your body.

Beware The Three Wise Dieticians

Yo-yo-dietFinally, do not panic and turn to conventional dietician wisdom!  And by that we mean the idea that to lose weight we must eat less and exercise more.  This thought process is the kind of knee jerk reaction that sends us scurrying back to weight watchers and slimming world or lighter life and continues the cycle of overeating and starvation that gets us into a mess in the first place!  Yo-yo dieting anyone?

Further reading: What Is Paleo

The Promised Land

paleo-works-how-to-diet-and-live-longerYou will find that if you have followed a paleo diet before Christmas, your body will want to go back there.  It just takes a little planning and a little thought and we are here to show you how.  Give us a call if you need some inspiration.  We’d love to hear from you

Above all, keep it simple and keep it real.

With best wishes for a very Happy New Year from all at Paleoworks!

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Paleo Works Have you ever wondered how you arrived at “being overweight” and thought how difficult it is to get rid of and keep off those excess pounds? Hi, I’m Katie and together with Mike my husband, we are Paleo Works. As a busy working mum of four, I often watched others embark on weight loss progammes only to return to their start weight (and then some) shortly after reaching their target. Why was this happening? Conventional dietary wisdom would have us believe that it’s YOU who has failed. But Mike and I thought different. We felt that there had to be something wrong with that conventional dietary wisdom after all we can’t all be hopeless? So we studied intensely, sought out advice and read avidly. We questioned robustly and talked with many on various 'dieting' regimes. What we found was radical, our story has to be told, our knowledge has to be shared. So If you are ready to stop blaming your self for being overweight and ready to change your approach to weight loss then contact us and let’s get started!

Posted on December 31, 2011, in Stoneage Diet, Weight Loss and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Good advice but how do I handle the fact I’m trying to follow a Paleo lifestyle (diet + exercise) but wife won’t budge from her Mediterranean diet ways? As it is she cooks for two, throws half away, and I’m cooking for me. Trust me, this is not a long term fix nor a bubbly and happy about life wife.

    Advice please…

    • Hi Bill
      We have a couple of links on the blog to Paleo v Mediterranean style which will give you the science to explain why paleo is the better option – simple but never easy when two people feel so strongly about different things! Do you or your wife have health issues?
      There is always room to work together for example creating fantastic salads together with tasty oil based dressings, you then supplement your meal with meat or fish options and leave your wife to add in some whole grain? There’s always common ground and room for small adjustments here and there and in this way you can support each other in your choices ….thanks for you enquiry and best wishes for the New Year, Katie

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