Monthly Archives: December 2011
Many 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 away 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
Next, 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
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
Finally, 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
You 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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How Not To Eat To Lose Weight
Know what really fires me up? All those diet clubs that rely on calorie counting, calorie restriction, measuring out tiny bits of old fish and calculations for weight loss in general! Those food diet scales, those portion control plates, those restrictions and willpower – it’s no way to live a life! My point is simply this: animals in the wild do not have weighing sales; points calculators, diet shakes or nutrition charts SO WHY DO WE?
If We Could Talk To The Animals
Our animal friends rely on metabolic signals in the brain which point to things like hunger, fullness, movement and play. We are no different, I think we just lost the skill to listen? Or was it taken away from us by the relentless growth in intensive farming and processed foods?
Our hormones know how to regulate appetite and provide indicators when we are hungry and when we have eaten enough. It’s natural! Fight against this natural instinct and you are left with calorie counting and forced exercise neither of which are conducive to wellbeing and ultimately, if you want weight loss you will fail on the grounds that you are fighting against your natural instincts. So if you think calorie counting nutrition tables and points calculators are for you then go take your tired, malnourished body back into conventional dietary wisdom and see how that works for you in 2012.
How to Diet To Lose Weight
Fortunately there is another way, a better way to not only eat and lose weight but also avoid getting sick. We want to encourage you to rediscover real food which will satisfy your appetite and prevent those food cravings and sugar slumps. We will re-introduce you back to Fat, yes satisfying, comforting, nutrient dense essential saturated, and un-saturated good fats you need for optimal nutrition and health. We will show you the best foods for a diet, you will learn not only How To Diet but which foods set off an abnormal hormonal and emotional response and point the way to a rich and satisfying life….the rest is up to you!