Why Are You Not Losing Weight On The Paleo Diet?

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People who are under the Paleo lifestyle usually have weight loss* as its basic goal. Though the Paleo community has overflowing statements of people who were successful in taking out extra pounds in exchange for a new shape, but there are still a lot of whom weighing scales are not moving. If you have not yet achieved your most wanted goal under the Paleo diet, try to reflect on the reasons below as to why you’re not shedding weight on the Paleo Diet:

1. You are Eating Too Several Paleo Treats* and not Sufficient Amount of Nutrient-Full, Whole Food.

The Paleo diet should be founded on the basis of real food, instead of the re-embodiment of certain baked foods from the usual American Diet. In our culture today, many sweets have emerged which now give rise to this Paleo-world that is teeming with tasty dessert recipes. Though these foods are composed with Paleo ingredients, they however are not good health-wise and isn’t useful to weight loss*. Ingredients such as energy-dense nut flours and natural sugars are unfavorable to an individual’s weight loss* effort.

2. You Have Out of Control* Stress Levels.

In the world today, stress is not only limited but can further pass emotional burdens. Stress such as inadequate fresh air, caffeine, not enough sleep and rest, toxins from the environment, not enough nutrition, infections and underlying diseases can lead to chronic stress that in turn results to raised levels of cortisol. This increase* in cortisol promotes* insulin resistance and storage of fat that in turn slows down weight loss*. It is almost impossible to remove* stressors in these modern times, but there are ways for you to lower down the stress levels by recognizing the base cause of stress in your system and working out in the identified areas.

3. You are Not Doing The Right Amount of Exercise.

Besides taking in nutrient-dense Paleo food, exercise is a vital part to obtaining optimal health. Having the correct type of workout has its importance in elevating metabolic rate and refining the total hormonal environment in your body. Doing little workout can lead to stagnation in weight loss* while doing too much work out is detrimental due to the body identifying it as a severe stressor. Just like described above, too much stressor can lead to increased cortisol levels and slow off the weight loss* process.

4. You are Taking in The Incorrect Macronutrient Combination for Your Activity level and Body.

There are much combination ratios of proteins, fats and carbohydrates that are attainable by simply following a Paleo diet, and there is no certain variety of Paleo that is best for every person. A degree of trials has to be made to make in order to obtain that macronutrient combination suitable for your body and goals. Some individuals do not react well to the low carbohydrate version of Paleo diet while others have promising results in weight loss*. It is the same with dense foods such as healthy oils and nuts. For you to identify your right macronutrient combination, take a closer attention to how you feel and not just the scale.

5. You Have Unrealistic Goals.

Shedding weight is not fast as what the media is showing. 1 to 2 pounds weekly of weight loss* is considered as a healthy weight loss* though individual rates vary from person to person. The weight you gained didn’t just accumulate in one night, so it is sensible enough to expect the amount of time required to lose* weight. Exercise coupled with dietary changes may result to changing body composition though it may not present any difference on the weighing scale. It is more important to take heed on how you feel overall than how your clothes are fitting.

With these revelations, if you are opting to lose* huge amount of weight and achieve your ideal body shape, do not opt for Paleo diet since it might not have effective results in your body. Losing weight is not as easy and quickly as a snap, you have to work hard on it. You must exercise and eat the RIGHT kinds and amount of food.

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Expert Author : Evan Jensen (Consumer Health Digest)

Evan Jensen is a renowned American Nutritionist, Diet Expert and health writer. He specializes in writing about diet, nutrition, exercise and preventive care. He personally has participated in Marathons, Mountain Endurance Races and many other sporting activities.