Why you are not losing weight with a Paleo diet and lifestyle…
You NEED to watch your carbohydrate intake
You can have a list of the paleo-proof foods you can eat and the ones you don’t… but still, you need to watch what you eat.
Ready for some controversy?
Fruit: Fruit is packed-full of fructose, same fructose as in high fructose high syrup.
FRUIT IS FULL OF SUGAR.
As an example, 1 medium banana can contain anywhere from 24 to 27 grams of fructose, that’s 27 grams of carbohydrates.
If you want to start losing fat, set a goal of eating less than 50 grams of Net carbohydrates per day. Which is extremely low (The average western diet is between 300 or 400 carbs per day).But That is a golden rule for fat-loss, you are guaranteed to lose it if you stay under 50 grams of carbs per day. Of course while getting all the other things you need: vitamins, minerals, green vegetables, etc.
If you don’t get enough sleep, your body is not going to do what you want it to do. LACK OF SLEEP increases the risk of injury. Sleep is critical specially if you are working out heavily, for those muscles to recover. No screen before bed (1 hour or at least 30 mins).
It is messing up your melatonin production. Grab a book instead and read a fiction book before bed, it will help you fall asleep. You might not necessarily get your 8 hours per day, try to get at least 6 hours of sleep per night.
We live in a world of crossfit, mud runs, endurance sports, etc Seems to be part of the “caveman mentality”. But there is such a thing as “overtraining”, especially if you are still new to it. You are probably doing more harm than good. If you want positive body composition changes, you need to get 80 to 90% of those results from NUTRITION.
If your MAIN GOAL is FAT LOSS, all you have to really do is remove the carbohydrates (Sugar, glucose).
Your body can either burn fat OR burn glucose for energy, if you remove glucose, your body has no choice than to burn fat.
Video and information by Justin Nault
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