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Is the Paleo Diet Just a Another Fad?

June 7, 2013 by Phil Nataghi

If you’ve wanted to lose weight for a long time, that’s understandable. There’s hardly anyone on the planet who wouldn’t want to shed even just a few pounds. How you go about losing that weight is what matters. The only way you can lose weight and not gain any of it back is if you modify your diet and get on an exercise program. What aspects of your diet should you make changes, though? Among the different diets available, which one should you follow? The Paleo Diet plan is one of the diets that you can try.

The diet is patterned after the diet early humans supposedly ate back in the Paleolithic era. Whether or not it is really accurate is anybody’s guess. Should you give the Paleo diet a try? In this article, we’ll share some information on the Paleo diet to help you decide.

One of the major rules of the Paleo Diet is the absolute eradication of refined sugar from your diet. Vegetables and fruits contain sugar but it’s natural sugar so it’s fine. The reason is that refined sugar causes your energy to surge and crash. This consequently causes your energy levels to fluctuate.

Moreover, it doesn’t do your health any good. Besides eating through your teeth’s enamel, refined sugar damages other parts of your body. So when you get on the Paleo diet, be prepared to not eat any refined sugars regardless of your weight loss goals. There are several versions of the Paleo diet to choose from. There is the CrossFit diet. Other versions are the Instincto diet and the Wai diet. Are you a vegan or vegetarian? You can use the Paleo diet because it has non-meat alternatives. If you don’t like the Paleo diet version you’re on, it’s easy to switch to another version of the diet. The many choices is also a downside because it can be confusing to choose which one to really stick to. How will you be able to tell the right Paleo diet version for you? How long should you be on a particular version of the Paleo diet until it’s time to switch to a different one because it just isn’t working out for you?

When you follow the Paleo diet to lose weight, your fiber intake will increase significantly. You’ll be eating more veggies and fruits than you normally do, especially if you’re following the vegetarian version of the Paleo diet. This will give your fiber intake a boost, which should be good for your digestive system.

So the questions are: is the Paleo Diet a fad and is it good for weight loss. I would not recommend adopting the diet just for weight loss, it is more of a lifestyle choice and whilst you may lose weight it is not guaranteed. The diet is basically about healthy eating so has much to commend it although the caveman link is questionable. If you are thinking of adopting the diet talk to your doctor first to make sure it is suitable for you.