Simple, Satisfying, Sustainable Paleo Weight Loss
Losing weight and maintaining weight loss continues to be a struggle and source of stress and anxiety for many women.
Try as they might, their weight loss efforts either yield disappointing results or if they do lose weight, their bodies eventually gain it all back, and more.
Of course a variety of factors influence weight gain and weight loss, which can range from genetics and hormones, including age, to medications, environment, and lifestyle, including family, cultural, and societal norms.
Furthermore, because of our SAD American diet, it’s pretty easy to gain weight these days because of the over-abundance and availability of refined, processed, industrialized, fake food.
Likewise, our SAD way of eating has thrown our hormones out of whack, making it challenging to know when we’re actually physically hungry and when to stop eating.
Yet what the research does report, if you can get your hands on reliable, valid research, is that weight loss specifically involves a combination of what and how much we eat, regular movement, adequate sleep, relaxation or stress management, and environment and lifestyle adjustments.
Whereas each of these factors can play a role in weight loss, there is not one solution to losing weight and keeping it off, and the solutions are individual and diverse.
Reasons that a Paleo approach to losing weight is effective include its simplicity, along with being more satisfying and filling than other weight loss programs and diets.
A Paleo style of eating is effective for balancing hormones and signally the body’s natural hunger and full scale, both of which are essential for losing weight.
Because a Paleo approach provides the body with great tasting vital nutrients that are satiating, satisfying, and signal the body to eat less naturally, there’s no longer a need to feel restricted, deprived, or count calories.
Weight decreases naturally along with the impulse to overeat.
What’s also nice about a Paleo approach to weight loss is that it can be adjusted to what your body’s specific needs.
For example, you can adjust the percentage or healthy carbs, proteins, and fats your body needs specifically to thrive while releasing weight with ease.
Many people who have followed a Paleo approach noticed that within 30 days they had more energy, started sleeping better, felt calmer, and even performed better and were more productive.
So not only is it an effective approach to weight loss, living the Paleo way is a sustainable approach to living well.
What does a Paleo approach to losing weight look like?
According to Chris Kresser, “a Paleo template implies a more flexible and individualized approach. A template contains a basic format or set of ancestral health general guidelines that can then be customized based on the unique needs and experience of each person.”
It’s really about experimenting and dialing in an approach to eating that works for you and your body while also paying attention to daily movement, quality sleep, relaxation and stress management, and social connections.
Of course, you have to be willing to give up your perceived comfort foods and drinks, but trust me, the benefits will far outweigh any of the initial adjusting you experience.
I follow Chris Kresser’s nutrient-dense Paleo template and ancestral lifestyle approach for maintaining my own health and wellness; my husband and clients follow it too!
We eat better than ever! Plus, we’re both calmer, sleep better, and have more energy.
You really can’t beat Chris’ framework for weight loss, increasing overall health and wellness, and enjoying the added benefits of a Paleo ancestral lifestyle.
I recommend clicking on the links that I’ve provided to get you started with educating yourself about the benefits of a Paleo approach to weight loss.
It could very well be the simple, satisfying, sustainable solution to your weight and wellness problems that you’ve been seeking.