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Paleo diet weight loss results? Does it actually work to lose weight? This doctor will answer that question, right after this If this is the first time on my channel, and you want more information and motivation on lifting, dermatology and nutrition, start now by subscribing and clicking the bell, so you don’t miss anything

And if you speak Dutch, make sure to check out my Dutch channel as well Paleo or Paleolithic diet follows how people ate in the Paleolithic era, over 25 million years ago At that time there was no agriculture or animal domestication People only ate food directly available to them in their surrounding environment

This diet involves food such as grass-fed proteins, wild seafood, eggs, nuts, fibrous vegetables, plant-based oils and fruit Typically processed foods cannot be eaten, so no added sugars and salt, which is a good thing Advocators of the paleo diet argue that there has been too little of a time frame since that era for our bodies to adapt to our modern way of eating, leading to all modern diseases linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity Let me first tell you that the paleo diet foods are all very healthy choices, that anyone can benefit from since they are high in fiber, in micronutrients, in omega3 fatty acids and low in sodium It even is a healthy diet for people who are gluten- or lactose intolerant, since it restricts grains and dairy

Now, is paleo diet the ideal diet to get you your weight loss results? The answer is twofold: Of course the paleo diet works, as long as it creates a caloric deficit If you consume less energy than you burn, you will lose weight On the other hand, if you eat enough of the paleo diet, which is rather easy to do (think of eating nuts all day long), you will not lose weight, and of course it can even make you gain weight And there are other, several reasons why the paleo diet might not be the best choice for you, if losing weight is your main goal First, the paleo diet might be an expensive diet to follow, since your main source of protein will be wild fish and grass-fed animals, foods that cost much more than “regular” farm-raised animals

And second, the paleo diet is not that practical to follow, since many foods groups are banned that have become part of our modern, Western society, such as all the high carb foods like bread, pasta and rice And a last issue I have with the whole “paleo diet” is this If one goes onto a paleo diet, eating way too much fat from this grass-fed animals, one must realize this is still unhealthy In the Paleolithic era, first there will not have been too much meat available to do such a thing anyway (like food in unlimited amounts) , even if it would have been available, in the absence of antibiotics, coupled with the accident-prone nature of the hunter-gathering lifestyle, very few paleolithic humans lived over the age of 40, so they never would have discovered eating too much unhealthy fats from (even grass-fed) animals leads to atherosclerosis and heart disease And think of this: if modern era is so bad concerning food intake, why did Paleolithic people change anyway? Isn’t agriculture, technology and science a good thing, that makes us live healthier and longer as well? I will come to my conclusion in a second, but first: This was episode 15 in my How to lose weight series, and if you like it, check out the rest of this series by clicking on this card

Conclusion, like any diet, the paleo diet does not necessarily translate to weight loss, only if it makes you take in less calories than before and than what you expend, so your body will start burning it’s own fat resources It still can be a good choice for some, and a healthy choice as well (if you make the right paleo food choices!), if you find a way to work around the impractical social implications, like going out with friends to a restaurant or attending other social occasions Let me know in the comment section whether you have tried the paleo diet, and how it worked out for you

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