The Paleo Diet can be instrumental to weight loss in many ways. We’ve listed 5 of them below.
1. The Paleo Diet is High in Protein
When it comes to weight loss, protein is key.
Protein can increase your metabolism, reduce your cravings, and it even controls several hormones that regulate your weight. Often times, people suffer from the inability to lose weight because of hormonal imbalance. So, getting enough of the right proteins can help those with hormonal weight loss issues.
2. The Paleo Diet is Low in Simple Carbs
The standard American diet is high in carbohydrates (specifically, carbs of low nutritional value such as pasta and bread.)
The average person only needs 72 grams of carbs per day to function properly. To give you some perspective, a 20 oz bottle of coke has 65 grams of carbs! That’s almost the entire day’s requirement in just one drink!
The paleo diet will naturally reduce the number of carbs by simply eliminating commons sources of extra high carb foods.
It’s important to remember that cars aren’t necessarily bad for you. However, restricting carb intake has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to get your body to use fat as a fuel source instead.
3. Reduces Caloric Intake
Losing weight can be as simple as reducing your calories.
Running on a caloric deficit or taking your calorie count down to less than what your body needs by a small percentage and maintain that until you reach your goal will achieve weight loss.
Sometimes cutting calories can be difficult because you’ll feel hungry and start craving high calorie foods. However, the Paleo Diet makes caloric deficits easier because Paleo-friendly foods are more filling and they help your body produce certain hormones that make you feel fuller for longer. In other words, you’ll feel like you’re eating a surplus of calories when you’re actually cutting your calories without even trying. This is one of the reasons why the Paleo Diet is so effective at helping you lose weight.
Studies have shown that the Paleo Diet is more effective than the Mediterranean Diet or other popular diet when it comes to weight loss!
4. Eliminates Highly Processed Foods
The standard American diet is full of highly processed foods!
Highly processed foods can make weight loss efforts extremely difficult. The further away from the natural fresh form, the more junk ingredients are added to keep extend the shelf life.
Processed foods are typically lower in nutritional value than non processed foods. This means you need more of the processed food to get the same effects as organic single ingredient whole foods.
5. Eliminates Added Sugar
The Paleo Diet does not include foods with added sugars. This isn’t to say that the Paleo Diet is completely sugar-free, it’s just free of added and unnecessary sugars.
By reducing added sugars and only consuming natural and unprocessed sugars, you’ll have an easier times dropping those unwanted pounds.