Eating Like a Cave Man and Losing Weight

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I blame over five years as a youth pastor and endless pieces of pizza for my weight gain. I tried to exercise and even ran a marathon but losing weight was virtually impossible. According to my BMI(Body Mass Index), I was overweight and it really began to bother me.

My last hope was to change my diet.

I had heard friends talk about the Paleo Diet so I did some research. The idea of the Paleo Diet is to mimic the diet of early hunter-gatherers to optimize health and lose weight. So here is what this means:

 Can Eat

  • Grass-produced meats
  • Fish/seafood
  • Fresh fruits and veggies
  • Eggs
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Healthful oils (Olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut)

 Don’t Eat

  • Cereal grains
  • Legumes (including peanuts)
  • Dairy
  • Refined sugar
  • Potatoes
  • Processed foods
  • Salt

Taken from The Paleo Diet

 So basically I am limited to eating meat, fruits and vegetables. But the amazing thing is that since starting the diet in June I have lost over 20 pounds. For me it really comes down to self-control and the Paleo Diet really makes this manageable.
To be honest, I cheat a little on the diet. I drink beer and take half & half with my coffee. Once a week I eat sweets and pizza with the family. I don’t want to be one of those crazy, legalistic diet people.
So if you want to lose weight without having to count calories and feel better about what you are putting into your body, check out the Paleo Diet.
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About joelnewton

I am a husband to Hillary, a father to Anna and Norah

Posted on August 13, 2013, in Fatherhood, Personal and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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