What Can I Eat? The Paleo Diet

When you follow a new diet plan, it is important that you understand the nutritional needs of the diet.  Here is a guide as to what you can expect to eat on the Paleo diet

Meat, Fish and Eggs

These are a great source of protein which is needed for healthy muscles, immune function and bone health.  Grass fed meat is better, however if you can only find grain fed, this is also acceptable!

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

The bulk of your meals will be filled out with vegetables and fruit.  These provide a high level of vitamins, minerals and essential fibre which helps the digestive system.

Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds are a good source of healthy fats which can be good for the skin, hair and nails!

Healthy Fats and Oils

Olive oil, nut oils, avocado oils and coconut oil are all great sources of healthy fat, which provide omega-3 fatty acids which are good for the heart and brain.

 

On the Paleo plan, you should avoid eating:

  1. Cereal grains
  2. Legumes
  3. Dairy
  4. Sugar
  5. Potatoes
  6. Processed junk food
  7. Refined vegetable oils
  8. Salt

Unexpected weight loss…what may have caused it

Weight reduction problems associated with particular illnesses include:

As chronic obstructive pulmonary infection (COPD) improvements, about 35% of individuals encounter serious weight reduction named pulmonary cachexia, including reduced muscle tissue. To serious weight loss encounter reasonable around 25%, & most others possess some weight loss. Higher weight reduction is related to worse prognosis.Theories about adding elements include hunger loss-related to decreased exercise, extra power necessary for breathing, and also the trouble of consuming with dyspnea (difficult breathing).

Cancer, an extremely typical and occasionally deadly reason for inexplicable (idiopathic) weight reduction. About one third of unintended weight reduction instances are extra to malignancy.

Weight reduction is frequently experienced by individuals with HIV, which is related to worse results. Losing problem is definitely an AIDS-determining situation.

Disease. Weight reduction can be caused by some contagious illnesses. Helps, endocarditis parasitic conditions, fungal ailments, plus some additional subacute or could cause weight reduction.

Disease. Individuals who’ve uremia usually have sickness and missing or bad hunger. Weight reduction can be caused by this.

Disease. Inexplicable weight reduction may be, caused by cardiovascular disease, especially heart failure.

Disease, including dementia

Dental, flavor or dental issues (including attacks) may decrease vitamin consumption resulting in weight reduction

Spinning as a Great Fat Burner

You’ve probably heard of spinning.  It is an exciting and high energy indoor cycling class, featuring loud booming music and often flashing lights (a bit like a sweaty disco!).  Spin classes usually last between 45 minutes and 1 hour, although some gyms offer shorter 30 minute classes for when people are in a hurry.

You begin by setting up the bike to fit your body.  It is important that the bike seat is at the right height, and the handlebars are the right distance away, as if you have these incorrectly set up, you can easily injure yourself.

The first part of the workout class is often a warm up, where you get to know the controls of the bike.  There is often a handle which adjusts the resistance.  You normally start on a low resistance, and build up the resistance as you work through the class.

There is often a section for squats where you work your legs hard, and sometimes an upper body section.  Spinning is a whole body workout which burns a huge number of calories!