Paleo diet: Pros and cons

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Published: August 7, 2020

It is easy to get confused when you look at all the diet plans available today. How to know which one is good for you? How to choose one? And when you start searching, you will find a lot of different information. And it can get pretty confusing finding the right diet and exercise plan. You need to know where to look, what to look for.  And if you ever considered starting with a  paleo diet – we got all the information you might need. You will be able to decide is this the right fit for you!

What is the paleo diet?

Well, one of the names for this diet is the cavemen diet. It is based on what our ancestors could hunt and find to eat. So, you will find a lot of meat, seafood, eggs. It excludes beans, grains, cereals, alcohol, coffee, and salt. People who practice this cavemen diet say that our body was not designed to process food that is produced through agriculture or industrial processes. Starting this type of diet is a great way to eat healthier, lose some weight, and find new recipes.

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You will eat a lot of fruits and vegetables

One of the good things about the paleo diet is that you will eat a lot of vegetables

When you start practicing a paleo diet, you will eat a lot more vegetables and fruits. Simply, you will need food that can keep you full for a longer period of time. And vegetables or fruits are a great way to do so. Vegetables will provide you with fibers, minerals, and vitamins. It will help with your stomach and your metabolism will be faster. When it comes to fruits, they are a sweet treat and they can control your sugar levels. You will be able to create different healthy desserts. And the best part is that you will be able to enjoy them without any guilt.

It is great if you want to lose weight

With this type of diet, you will eat food that is richer in good nutrients and has fewer calories. There are a lot of different studies that show very positive results. People who are implementing these rules into their life reduce weight, BMI. Of course, no matter what type of diet you are practicing, you need to be aware that you need to eat smaller portions of food. Although this type of food regimen is based on nut-based flours that don’t mean you can eat all the cookies you made!

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Paleo diet is a great way to lose weight

The fats are healthy with paleo food regimen

If you eat most of your fats from avocado, nuts, olive oil you will get a healthy lipid profile. These fats are healthy, and with proper exercises that burn calories – you will get to your desired weight fast. You can look for boxing classes Dubai for ladies or for men. This type of exercise will burn a lot of calories, and you will easily get to the point when you can freely say you are in a calorie deficit. 

It is good for your health

Paleo food-regimen is good for your health. There are a lot of benefits, starting with the fact that you will be eating much more fibers and good fats. Also, the food that you will consume if you follow paleo diet rules will have a lot of proteins. And, as you know proteins are essential for growth. Also, it is worth mentioning that you will eat a lot of whole foods. That means you will eat less sugar and salt. You will eat a lot of food that is considered fat burners, and that will affect your cardiovascular health. Also, the chances of diabetes will be lower.

One of the bad sides is that it eliminates food groups

One of the disadvantages, when it comes to the paleo diet, is the fact you will stop eating some of the major food groups. This food regimen eliminates grains, dairy. Also, you will have to cut beans, peanuts. And although you will be able to fulfill all fo your nutritional needs without them it can be hard. It can be really challenging to maintain this type of diet in the long run. Also, although this might be good for you if you are intolerant of some of these foods – there is no real evidence it will benefit your health.

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You will have to stop eating dairy if you practice paleo food regimen

The paleo diet will cost more and it will take more time

So, although this is not an obstacle nor a bad side for all, you need to be aware that it will take time until you make your meal. You will be starting from scratch since you can not use any processed foods. Although it is healthy – it will take more time to prepare everything. And also, it will cost you much more if you decide to follow a strict paleo regimen. This means that you will have to get grass-fed beef or wild-caught fish. And that will be pricier than the usual things you get in the store. Of course with planning and prepping will help with this problem.

It is difficult to follow in the long run

Well, if we are being completely honest following any food regimen that requires a lot of changes can be hard to follow in the long run. Following the paleo diet for a long period of time can be challenging since you have to avoid a lot of food groups. For example, you will have to skip out on some birthday cakes or some of your favorite dishes. So, if you decide to follow this paleo food regimen for some short period of time it will still benefit you!

Balance is important

Keep in mind that adjusting the diet to you, following a modified version will still help you. It is much more important to follow healthy rules like exercising daily. You can easily find help from professional personal trainers in Dubai, and you can reach your goal without big changes. And don’t forget to give yourself some time to get adjusted to all of the changes. Start implementing one by one and you will enjoy them. It will be much easier than starting everything at once.

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