Does a Paleo Diet Reduce Belly Fat?
The paleo diet, by its very nature, reduces belly fat. This is because the paleo concept is based on the idea of what your body needs versus what it doesn’t. A good Paleo diet plan promotes the consumption of the right foods, in the right amounts at the right times and as a paleo diet also encourages the use of natural herbal supplements and minerals, the potential health benefits are clearly there to be had, as many herbal supplements and minerals work as appetite suppressants and detoxifiers, may help maintain nutrient balance in the body, help to re-balance your hormones and help to prevent nutrient deficiency. This is what makes the paleo diet so effective.
The paleo diet as a whole answers the problem that each of us face every day, which is to find the time to eat the right foods, in the right amounts, at the right times. As work, meetings, personal tasks, and anything else we can think of become the reason why we don’t have time to prepare healthy meals anymore, the paleo diet is such a good choice. It will allow you to eat the food you love without worrying about nutrient depletion and other bad things that can come with a strict diet but doesn’t limit you to having to find special, often hard to source ingredients.
A lot of you will wonder what supplements are used on the paleo diet, and the answer is simple, none. Because paleo does not subscribe to the low carb, low fat, raw this, raw that methodology, you get enough cellular nutrition from your diet that supplementing isn’t a mandatory required, you can of course should you wish or need to. There are some paleo supplements that can be used, but they are usually considered over-the-counter supplements, and for this it’s recommended you speak with nutritional specialist or health professional.
Although there are various types of the paleo diet, they are all very similar. You’re required to avoid grains, sugar and caffeine where possible and strongly encouraged to eat foods that are rich in nutrients, such as nuts, seeds, avocado, seafood, dairy products and dairy alternatives. You also have to have a diet that contains a lot of healthy fats, such as olive oil, soya, flax, and other mono unsaturated fats, foods that are rich in vitamins, such as vegetables, berries, strawberries, mushrooms, nuts, seeds are also high recommended as are foods that are rich in other minerals, such as copper, calcium, zinc and iron. With a paleo diet, just think this, “Paleo Man”. If you lived in the Palaeolithic era, what food option would mother earth have provided you with? And there’s the paleo diet in a nutshell.
Paleo has in recent years become quite a trend, almost trendy in some circles whereby is has attracted the label “New Age”, which is ironic as it reflects a lifestyle regimen adopted millions of years ago. The feeling of getting closer to nature and eating healthily from the fat of the land as it would be has an emotive sense of romance about it, but let’s be clear, the paleo ideology is by no means for everybody, far from it.
Again, back to the image of “Paleo Man”, you have to look in the mirror and search for your inner “Flintstone”. Are you the type of person who runs (or thinks about running) to the doctor every time you break a fingernail or get a small skin break? If the answer is yes then you are probably not right for paleo. If you purely measure beauty based on your ability to fit in a swimming costume then once again, you’re probably not paleo. It’s pretty easy to ascertain your likelihood of success with paleo based on your mindset and attitude to life.
In summary, back to the heading of this article, “Does A Paleo Diet Reduce Belly Fat?” – Yes said Fred – but if you have a perfect Palean profile, would you care about a bit of belly fat? Probably not, says Fred & Barney, although Wilma and Betty are definitely nodding in the background that’s for sure. That’s all folks!