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The Paleo Diet – Is it Something You Should Try to Lose Weight?

paleo dietFor several years now, people have been on the Paleo diet. Opinions still vary as to its status as a “fad diet” or not. The Paleo diet’s core idea is sound, but its practices are iffy at best. Moreover, each year you’ll find some new variant of the diet. It’s because changes are continually being made to the diet and these changes are based on the fads that happen to be popular at the time.

The Paleo diet is patterned after what the early humans ate, or so what some people (who aren’t experts in history or archaeology, by the way) believe. Sure, if people follow this diet’s general principles, they will be healthier. People on this diet tend to lose weight, not to mention reduce their risk of diabetes and heart disease. Still, if you are taking on this diet because you believe it is historically accurate, you are sadly mistaken. This is a diet that has been built upon for almost forty years — by dieticians. And here’s another truth: those dieticians do that so they can sell books and profit from the diet.

One major change that will happen if you adopt the Paleo Diet for your weight loss program is that you will significantly increase your fiber intake. The Paleo diet advocates increasing your vegetable and fruit consumption, and the amount is a lot more if you’re on the vegetarian version. You’ll experience a significant increase in fiber intake as a result.

So the question is: should you follow the Paleo diet for weight loss? You’ll need to talk to your doctor about that. You can ask your doctor if the Paleo diet can help you get to your ideal weight and if it’s safe for you.

Protein Drinks – Increase Metabolism, Lean Muscle Mass, and Lose Weight

Do you want to build strength, get fitter, and lose weight? Working out alone isn’t the answer. You can’t boost metabolism based on exercising alone. To become healthier, you also have to take into account your diet. Protein drinks can help build lean muscle mass and boost metabolism. Here are three tips on how to consume protein drinks for best results (I like the last tip best).

Tip 1: Start with one protein shake a day.

If you haven’t taken protein drinks before, your body may not absorb the protein very well. To gauge how your body responds to the drinks, start with just one protein shake a day. Stick with the same brand for an entire week, even if you feel slightly uncomfortable. If your body reacts strongly, stop immediately and consult a physician. There must be some reason why your body is reacting so strongly.

Tip 2: Best time to take is before and after workouts.

You can take the drink before a workout, or after a workout. But do not consume right before the workout. If your intention is to drink the protein shake before the workout, then make sure you do it 2 hours before you start exercising. That will allow ample time for the body to digest and absorb the protein. Alternatively, you can consume the shake right after the workout, preferably within the hour for best results.

Tip 3: Consume even on rest days.

Many beginners don’t know this – you can drink protein drinks even on days that you don’t workout. Always remember that muscles grow only when given ample rest. That means your muscles are growing during recovery days. So what can you do to assist muscle growth? That’s right; you should consume protein shakes to provide the adequate nutrition for the muscles to grow.

Some people don’t like consuming protein shakes on rest days because they think that doing so will make them fat. They are thinking of the additional calories. But most protein powders on the market today are low fat, low carb shakes. They contain microscopic fat, and microscopic carbohydrates (less than 3 grams in one serving). So you don’t have to worry about gaining weight after drinking protein drinks.

In fact, not consuming enough protein may be harmful to health. When you workout, you are stressing your muscles. Think what would happen to your body if you don’t give it the chance to recover properly. You feel less energetic, and more prone to injury.


Weight Loss Diet – How to Eat More Meals and Lose More Weight Healthy Green Fresh Veggies Vegetables Food 791892When it comes to weight loss dieting, most people spend all their time calculating calories. They break down every food that they eat into numbers, and they focus on eating foods with the least calories. Will this work? Simple maths tells us that, yes, this will work. However, what most people don’t know is that the body observes the eating habits, and evolve accordingly. In other words, your diet help to condition the body.

When you eat more frequently, the body knows that it’s going to receive food at regular intervals (e.g. 4 to 6 meals a day). Not having to “worry” about the next meal, it starts burning up fat. For this to work, you have to be patient. Condition your body for 3-6 months, and watch your body start to lose weight naturally!


This program does a great job of teaching how to properly nourish your body and make positive dieting changes for the long range. This is not a fad diet that promises miracle weight loss at night, but the program will teach you all you need to know about the benefits of superfoods, organic foods and whole foods.