I am currently trying to lose 6kg in weight so I can be at my ideal race weight. I think this will be an easy task as I maintain a high training level at all times. So if I cut the not so good foods out then the weight should drop off.
The question I have been asking myself is whether or not to go with a specific diet or to just eat clean and stick to fruit, veg and lean meat.
From research I have found mixed reviews on most diets out there, the majority of which tend to lose weight rapidly but mostly due to water loss than actual fat loss.
There is one that is supposed to be different from most diets…I am considering having a shot at the Paleo Diet
The Paleo Diet is often referred to as the Cavemen Diet or Hunter Gatherer Diet. This appeals to me as it cuts out all man made and pre prepared foods.
Its all about organic and fresh ingredients which is what we should all be eating according to leading experts.
On the other hand it is extremely strict, to name a few it means cutting out grains, starches, refined sugars (a barron Christmas is in store!), legumes (beans, peas, peanuts), dairy and most oils.
Jennie Brand-Miller – A succsesful author of nutritional books writes that….
“The Paleo Diet is at once revolutionary and intuitive…. Its prescription provides without a doubt the most nutritious diet on the planet. Beautifully written, The Paleo Diet takes us from the theory to the day-to-day practice of the native human diet.”
But at the same time the diet does not take into account the individual needs of modern day people. Our ancestors would have lived an entirely different lifestyle to what we enjoy in the modern world. Also with no dairy products allowed calcium intake would drop radically.
Anyone ever tried this diet or any other ones?
If so, id love to hear your experiences.