Paleo Meal Plans For Weight Loss
Part of the reason so many of us in the western world are overweight and have other common health issues is the types of food that we eat and the way that it is processed before it makes it on to our tables. Today we will discuss how a Paleo meal plan will take your diet habits way back to before modern agriculture took over.
The Paleo Diet is also commonly referred to as the Caveman Diet due to the time in our history on which the types of food in the diet are based on.
Back then there was no such thing as processed food, such as wheat and grains or refined sugars. The amount of processed carbohydrates in the modern day diet bears a great responsibility towards the reason our health is on a downward slope and our waist lines are on the increase.
A good Paleo meal plan will cut out all of these modern phenomena and focus on eating only pure, natural foods – like meat, poultry and seafood along with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Basically, if you can imagine a caveman eating it in Palaeolithic times then you can bet that it’s in the diet!
Not all fruits and vegetables are necessarily part of the meal plan however. Some items contain high natural sugar, which gives some people problems. Bananas are a good example of this. Potatoes are usually not included either due to their high starch and carbohydrate levels.
Nuts are also a very big part of the diet and are great at providing protein and natural oils to the body.
Now, getting around to why this all contributes to us losing weight in a healthy way…
How Does A Paleo Meal Plan Help Weight Loss?
Our weight and health problems aren’t really caused by the amount of food we eat per se. It is more the amount of calories in the food that is of concern and how difficult our bodies find it to process them.
Our bodies were built the way they are based on hundreds of thousands of years of eating natural, unprocessed meals. It is only relatively recently that we have introduced all these complex carbs and processed foods into our diet. Getting back to how our bodies are designed to work will allow our metabolism to work at it’s peak, burning all the correct energies that it needs to and storing little fat.
When we cut out the foods that are causing our bodies to store fat, our bodies will actually begin burning that as a source of energy too leading to our improved physique.
Not only will you lose weight, you will feel healthier too. Most of the common processed foods that we eat nowadays cause us to feel lethargic and low on energy. By actually eating less and eating the right things you will end up feeling like you have more energy because your body knows exactly how to process what you are putting into it.
It The Paleo Diet For You?
Hopefully this has given you a little taster of what the paleo diet can do for your weight loss goals. We haven’t gone into many specifics today but you can look forward to that in a post on this site very soon.
Once you learn a little more about what you can achieve by returning back to a natural healthy way of eating we are sure you will want to give it a try!