Long before I ever heard about Paleo for weight loss I started looking at what I was eating and realised it really wasn’t doing me any good! I wasn’t hugely overweight, just a bit of belly fat I wanted to lose, but I simply wasn’t feeling good. I was getting plenty of exercise and sleep, but still waking up tired – I needed at least two cups of coffee to get me going. And then by 3pm I’d be falling asleep at my desk and needed more coffee and chocolate to get me through the day!
But I wasn’t quite there yet…
Low Carb Diets
I’d heard of low-carb diets and thought maybe that would be the answer. At the time I was eating a lot of bread, pasta, rice and cake – lots of cake! So I just cut all that out of my diet.
Which was okay, to a point. I did lose some weight and I did have more energy, it felt pretty good. The trouble was I didn’t know what to eat any more! I’d gone from living on spaghetti bolognaise, curry and rice, risotto and sandwiches (and cake!) to… well that was just it, I didn’t know. I had no plan, no recipes and no idea what I was supposed to be doing! Over the months I drifted back to my old way of eating.
The Paleo Weight Loss Plan
A few years later I came across paleo. Weight loss was still not my major concern, it was, once again, low energy and feeling pretty crappy most of the time. I read people’s paleo success stories and decided this was definitely worth trying – but this time I was going to do it properly. I needed a plan!
So I found a paleo diet plan, complete with food lists, meal plans, plenty of delicious recipes and a definite plan of what I needed to do to stay on track. Yay!!
Paleo Weight Loss Success!
As I say, weight loss was never my highest priority, and yet I did lose weight. I also started to gain lean muscle in my arms and shoulders and the belly fat disappeared. Result! Just as importantly for me, I started to feel great – waking up feeling refreshed and plenty of energy all day. Awesome!
And it’s not just that I lost weight and felt great – I still do! The paleo weight loss plan is so easy to stick to, because I’m giving my body the food it was designed to use, that I’m not tempted to go back to eating the way I did. I still love my food, I eat well, as much as I want, and I don’t feel restricted.
Wot no cake?
Actually I still eat cake – just not often, and these days I’ll have a slice, not the whole cake! But mostly I’d rather eat food that’s going to make me feel good. And besides, there are many, many paleo recipes for cake! Paleo ice cream, paleo snacks, paleo treats – oh yes!
The paleo diet doesn’t feel anything like the average weight loss diet, and yet it’s probably the best weight loss plan you’ll ever find. You just need to get a plan…
Now can you see why I love paleo so much?
Here’s to your awesome paleo weight loss success!