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What is the Paleo Diet?

I Lost Weight by Eating Properly

Notice: This article contains some 3rd person information that goes back as far as 2009 to the present time. Weight loss has been a challenge for me and others I know. we lose weight only to see it come back. I have now realized that weight loss is only effective if you are able to keep it off. A lifestyle change must take place to be able to keep the weight off. Lifestyle changes are easier said then done.

I have always been impressed by those who are able to start a diet and stick to it no matter how hard it is or how deprived from certain foods they might get. I lost weight by eating properly, but before my doctor told me the problem is not how much you eat but what you eat, I’ve also tried some dangerous diets that did me an incredible amount of harm. Probably the best one I tried was one that contained garcinia cambogia. I really liked the this drink and my doctor said it looked OK by him but said he would rather not make a recommendation one way or the other. I guess doctors are careful of what they say so it can’t come back on them.

Try Combining Your Weight Loss Drink With The Paleo Diet

I still remember when my best friend decided to drop some pounds and detoxify her body by keeping a short lemon detox diet. At that time I said “why not?”, but after adding the fifth lemon a day, my stomach started to hurt so bad that I thought I must have dug a hole in it. That diet was a very bad idea and since then I started to be a bit more careful about the weight loss diets I’d choose. If you’re wondering what worked for me, my answer is very simple: I lost weight be eating properly.

I Combined The Paleo Diet, Juicing and a lot of Exercise

My doctor helped me create my own diet plan, according to my needs, my health problems and even my favorite foods. My luck was that she’s actually a family friend and, even though she’s not a nutritionist, she’s very passionate about exercising and healthy eating. At first, she recommended the Paleo Diet because this is what she has been following for a couple of years now. But after she explained what it was all about I decided it was not quite for me. No matter how much I’d like to, I would never be able to completely give up bread, pasta and potatoes. Fortunately, she came with another idea: to inspire myself from the Paleo Diet, take from it what suits me best, and combine it with juicing. Then I added step aerobics (two sessions/ week) and I had my life-changing plan.

What is the Paleo Diet?

Now let me tell you what the Paleo Diet is and how much I adopted from it. The Paleo Diet, also known as The Caveman Diet, is based on the idea that our bodies were not made for the kind of food we eat today. Given the fact that genetically we are not very different from our ancestors, the hunter-gatherers, we must consider copying their rudimentary diets as much as possible. The people living 10,000 years ago, before farming and agriculture were discovered, were much healthier, stronger and full of energy than us, modern people, who feast on junk food, fatty meats, dairy, bread and cereals.

So the Paleo Diet promotes a healthy lifestyle and cooking with Paleo recipes that eliminate all the ingredients that agriculture brought in our diets. However, the Paleo food list contains a lot of rich, tasty foods: any kind of lean meat that is well trimmed of fat, seafood, fish, shellfish, fruits and vegetables. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against these recipes, but I just couldn’t picture myself giving up on some foods that the Paleo Diet completely forbids: bread, cheese, pasta, potatoes, nuts, seeds and the delicious pancakes, muffins, cupcakes. This is why I thought it better to create my own diet plan.

How I lost weight by eating properly

Overall, I adopted a great deal of the Paleo Diet, but decided that some slices of whole meal bread and some baked potatoes wouldn’t hurt much. I also treat myself to something sweet and not necessarily healthy, but just from time to time and without exaggerating. On the other hand, I replaced the occasional snacks with fruit juices and decided to drink a glass of vegetable juice at least before lunch and dinner.

Here is an example of my daily routine:
- Breakfast: omelet, a glass of apple juice and a cup of coffee, which I usually take with me at the office and continue drinking until later. This prevents me from craving a snack before lunch.
- Lunch: a glass of vegetable juice if I have enough time to prepare it, Romaine Salad with cranberries, almonds and chicken.
- Dinner: a huge glass of vegetable juice half an hour before dinner, then I usually have chicken soup, or light vegetable soup. If my family wants something more special, I usually cook apple and pork curry.
- Taking Supplements: Some people take supplements like Tangy Tangerine while other people do not take any supplements at all. Notice: The author and/or friends of this article may make a compensation from the sale of Tangy Tangerine.

It is true that I lost weight by eating properly, but if you intend to follow a diet plan that is similar to mine, don’t expect to drop a lot of pounds in just a couple of weeks. I lost 8 lbs in the first two months, but I can tell you that after three weeks of following this personalized diet I felt better and I realized that I could exercise easier, walk faster and I didn’t get tired as quickly as before.

I found out early in my life that the quick fix diet is just a myth and now I am happy I discovered the best solution for my body and I lost weight by eating properly. I hope you’ll soon find the most appropriate diet for your own needs. You can start by trying mine.

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**NOTE: The author of this article wishes to remain anonymous. She wrote this article for me from what may be her actual experience from what I know. She specializes in health and wellness articles. 11/08/16 – I have since added to this article some of my own content and information. Weight loss is a changing field as to what works and what does not. Sometimes a good product gets banned and you find it was not really good for your body.