To begin with, Paleo Restart is not a weight loss diet, it can be describes as a way of eating for the purpose of health and long life although most people think it will do the trick on the weight loss, which it does for some people. Now, the trick on weight loss and mostly scale weight is to know that it does not measure for health; it simply helps you lose weight without necessarily starving yourself.
The Basics of Paleo Diet Weight Loss
In case you are new to this, below is a quick rundown you should use to tweak the Paleo Restart diet for the best results. Different things work for different people so you might want to play around with the diet to find out what works best for you.
Try to eat high quality protein and healthy fats in each meal without skipping even if you plan to save the calories for dessert. Eat as many fruits and veggies as you can and the secret here is to eat them fresh, the more you eat, the better. Work with your body not against it meaning that you should not try to starve yourself, find a physical activity you enjoy and do it on a regular basis and try to avoid the Paleo cookies, pancakes or treats and avoid large servings of liquid calories or nuts.
What You Should Expect
So, once you follow this routine, will you lose the weight you want? Since weight loss has never been exactly a straight line, here are some of the results expected to happen at least in the first few weeks.
Most people initially experience a loss of 5-10 pounds after the first week, which is encouraging but also not expected to last. Most of it is water weight and the reason why your body was so quick to lose it is that, when you lower your carbohydrate, intake you lose the water that the body would have used on them.
After that initial weight loss, it will continue at a low steady pace since there is no more water to lose but this should not cause discouragement, the reason it slowed is not because you are doing anything wrong its only because it doesn’t seen as gradual as the first weak and besides, it hasn’t stopped completely. Of course, it should be established that not all people will experience the gradual first week loss. The loss might go on a standard level of 1-2 pounds per week, which means you are still losing weight.
The Big Picture
Why do most people find the bumpy weight loss such a big deal? Because it turns out to be an obstacle for them, when they weigh themselves and there has been no loss, they panic. You should know that there are some upward fluctuations on the scale that have little to do with weight like food in the stomach or, the clothes you are wearing because the scale knows no difference. It could also be salt, caffeine or medications that are causing water retention. It could also mean that the scale is measuring muscle and not fat, which is a good thing.
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