The Paleo diet has gotten its fair share of controversy. Many people, physicians included, argue that it’s not sustainable or that current versions are not really a “paleolithic diet.”
But the truth remains: This diet is very effective for a large number of people. In fact, some people swear by it because it has helped them lose as much as 100 pounds or more. Other people say they have more energy and they sleep better at night since starting the diet.
The whole idea behind the Paleo style of eating is that it’s a diet more in line with our ancestors’ way of eating than any other diet we currently use. It is a diet that focuses primarily on a variety of raw foods, whole vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots, and meat.
Realistically though, most people come to the Paleo diet after having tried to lose weight with other diets. If you’re interested in reducing body fat, read on for four great tips to help you effectively lose weight and body fat on the Paleo diet.
Don’t restrict calories – restrict carbs.
Eat until you’re satisfied. How many times have you been told that to lose weight you just have to “eat less and move more”? That’s the advice most doctors give their patients. It is also a message that we receive from dozens of health gurus and a number nutritional organizations.
On the surface it seems to make sense, but it really isn’t that simple.