Very Low Calorie Diets
Have you ever tried a very low calorie diet? Cambridge Diet, Lighter Life, Medifast, Optifast these are all very low calorie diets. Each provides dramatic weight loss and fast results - do you remember those pictures of Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke in the news after Christmas and their dramatic results? But it is an unsustainable weight loss in the long term due to metabollic compromise. For every day you eat/drink less than 500 calories. When you return to normal healthy eating that is the equivalent to a slice of ham, a tomato and a piece of lettuce (not literally but you get the idea). Is this sustainable? Isn't there an easier way of maintaining a healthy weight eating a balanced, nutritionally-dense and filling diet?
Weight Watchers, Slimming World, Rosemary Conley
These diets are based on calorie restriction dressed up in novel ways and seek to convince us that a life time of dietary restriction and lack combined with the inside of gym are the way forward. They advocate life style change and yes it is a life style change but is it a life style you or I would seek to subscribe to in the long term?
You are What you Eat
This single quote is responsible for perpetuating the myth that if you eat fat you will become fat and is responsible for most of us believing that it is an unforgivable sin to enjoy good fat in our diet. Quite the opposite is true. A clearer response would be you are what you metabolism does with what you eat...now you are talking.
Eat Less Exercise More
This is conventional dietary wisdom: it's your own fault you are fat. This one makes us cross! It's the food you see, not you. It's the processed food industry and the toxic food environment in which we live. Food processing is the food industry's way of making profit by taking apart natural food and re-inventing them in a more lucrative form..money not you is at stake. And I don't know about you but when I exercise, I get hungry and when I want to work up an appetite I go for a walk so how does that contribute to weight loss? Time and again emphasis for the current obesity epidemic is pushed back onto us the individual and our failure to get out appetite under control. But how can we when the food stuffs we are given by the food industry are designed to fool our taste buds, knock out our "I am full" monitor and deliberately, cynically make us over eat? With a Paleo Diet we are making a stand and opting out of that. It's common sense that's all, good old fashioned common sense. There is not a single piece of evidence in circulation which can prove the Government's theory on conventional dietary wisdom, in fact quite the opposite is true.
No wonder we are confused.
Looking for a signpost out of the current diet traps. At Paleo Works we help you simplify your food life and press your dietary reset button! It is simple, sustainable and do-able. How do we know? Because we live it every day. And get this: Paleo Works!