The paleo diet has become increasingly popular over the past few years. It is based on the underlying logic that the foods our ancestors evolved to eat are the foods we should be eating today.
The diet rejects all of the modern, processed junk that cause obesity, diabetes, cancer, and other serious health problems. By focusing on natural, whole foods, your body is able to thrive in so many different ways. In this article, we’ll talk about the best 3 reasons to eat paleo, starting today!
One reason many people consider any kind of dietary change is weight loss. With paleo, you will naturally start to slim down to a healthy weight. In a 2 year study studying the benefits of paleo in obese women, participants who ate a paleo diet lost 19 pounds after a year and they had still kept most of the weight off by the end of the second year.
If that doesn’t sound like wow-worthy results, take into account they did not exercise at all and the researchers had a hard time keeping the participants on the paleo diet. So, that’s 19 pounds lost without exercise and with only partially following the diet. Imagine what you could achieve by eating 100% paleo and adding in a few days of exercise each week!
Many diets are poorly designed. They succeed in helping you lose weight only by starving you. And this has terrible long term effects. Once you stop following a starvation diet, you will immediately regain all the weight you lost plus a few extra pounds.
That’s because your body panics when it’s not being well-fed. When it is in starvation, it will automatically start storing most of the calories you eat as fat because it thinks it needs to prepare for a famine.
The paleo diet is one of the most nutrient dense diets out there. That means it packs the most nutrients per calorie. And the upside of that is that you can afford to eat fewer calories without feeling like you’re starving because your body is getting all the nourishment it needs from those calories.
In addition to looking better, you will feel better. A paleo diet will help naturally treat or manage a number of different conditions, including:
These are just a few of the internal health benefits. Overall, you will feel like you have more energy and you’ll experience less fluctuations between spikes and crashes. You’ll be more alert, better able to concentrate, less prone to stress and irritability, and your mood will be more stable.
These are just 3 of the most powerful reasons to start eating a paleo diet immediately! A little more research will show you that there’s countless other reasons to make the switch ASAP so what are you waiting for? Start eating paleo today!