Yet Another Detox?

lighthouse-paleoworksWatching the tidal wave of people (including paleo) signing up for a sugar detox after Christmas brought back some difficult memories for this paleo girl! Experience has shown that setting goals for weight loss is often an extremely effective way of being extremely hard on yourself!

Today, you may believe that losing weight will make you happy but that’s in the future, not now.  You delay your happiness.

The last time you signed up for a sugar detox (and the last time and then the time before that), how did you feel?  Were you excited about being in control, did your self-esteem get a boost when the scales dipped below 200lbs or whatever goal you set?  Did you diet harder, eat less, exercise more? Did you


Exercise is not a weight loss is!

push yourself harder in the gym?  Did you feel good?  Or did you feel exhausted?  Were you aware of an increasing sense of panic that this was unsustainable?  That if you jumped off the treadmill the weight would bounce back on faster than you could run?

Most of us can keep it up through January.  Come February that resolve has weakened.  Come March it’s gone and we are left wondering why we have failed again….

Well, you didn’t fail – truth is diets failed you (again)!  Conventional wisdom: eat less and exercise more has never worked!   For the past 30 years we’ve been told to eat less and exercise more, to cut back on calories and on saturated fat and, on the whole, we’re doing it. Our calorific intake between the years 1974 and 2004 decreased by 20 per cent. We are eating about 20 per cent more fruit and vegetables than in the Seventies.  We are doing approximately 25 per cent more exercise than we were in 1997. But are our waist lines shrinking? No. In fact, a quick glance around most High Streets would suggest the opposite is happening!! – Daily Mail

Don’t fall for the traditional post Christmas Detox.  Don’t set yourself up to fail!  This year choose for an open ended intention to eat a paleo style diet, to get back to basics, explore real food and to take charge of your own health.  Empower yourself and educate yourself for optimal health and well being and you will find that weight loss (more specifically fat loss) occurs naturally as a by-product of good eating.  It’s not a quick fix, a 21 day all or nothing plan: it’s you and the rest of your life.

About Paleo Works

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 January 2, 2012, in Christmas, Detox, Stoneage Diet, Weight Loss and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Hi,
    Great Article. I just started to surf around your blogsite. Well done! I couldn’t agree with you more. It is the life long pursuit, not the quick fix. Thanks for all the good info.
    Dr. Doug

    • Thanks, You’re very welcome and yes diet is either good or bad, it’s not just a short term fix for bouts of indulgence in sugar.
      Cheers Dr Doug, keep flying the flag!

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