When I was 18 – I tried a rad new diet called the Paleo Diet.
Well, it doesn’t seem new anymore – it seems to hit the mainstream a lil’ bit. And I’m happy bout that. Cause it’s the only “diet” I’ve ever done.
Honestly, I hate diets. They’re not fun – at all.
Stoppin’ yourself from eatin’ certain stuff can be terrible for some people.
Especially your everyday consumer who sometimes get food headaches after not eatin’ for a couple hours.
But diets – the good ones – can sometimes be a necessary evil.
So, I tried it for a month or two to get some “dietin’ experience” so to speak.
Here’s how it went …
Eggs, Eggs, And More Eggs!
If you don’t know what the paleo diet is – it’s pretty simple. You basically…
A) Eat protein (eggs, meat, nuts) They’re king of the diet.
B) Limits carbs (No flour, bread, rice. Yams and sweet potatoes – okay)
C) No sweets – at all.
D) Lots of fat (Olive oil and such)
E) No diary (milk – no. Coconut milk and Almond milk – okay)
F) Veggies are queen.
Basically, people who do the paleo diet believe humans should ditch the carbs, sweets, and most diary in order to simulate the eatin’ habits of our ancestors who hunted for their food.
They preach liftin’ super heavy weight and bein’ one with nature.
Kinda like really strong hippies.
Like I said before – I did it for 2 months. And got interestin’ results.
Basically, my food schedule was …
A) Mornin’ – eggs bathed in olive oil and sweet potatoes and maybe a protein shake.
B) Lunch – the same as mornin’.
C) Dinner – chicken and broccoli…
… That’s it. Nothin’ fancy.
Actually, it’s closer to my diet habits nowadays – minimalist and scarce. Which makes this diet really easy from the start – you throw all those fattenin’ carbs and sweets like doughnuts.
I saved a good chunk off money on the diet cause when I went to the store to buy food – I only bought eggs – a whole lot of ’em – and olive oil and sweet potatoes and chicken. Or beef. So simple. And I love simple.
The second huge factor of this diet is the weight loss.
Lost 10 pounds in two weeks, no joke.
Now, granted, I was already a skinny kid, but the speed in which I did it was amazin’ – couldn’t believe it. I finally had clear, defined abs. No fat whatsoever.
That’s the major thing I endorse ’bout the Paleo diet.
If you follow it, you’ll lose weight – guaranteed. No don’t bout it. You will shrink. And super fast too.
With the lack in carbs, your body won’t store extra energy and burn fat like crazy – crazy. Causin’ you to lose weight.
Now, the paleo diet has some drawbacks.
The lack of carbs can be dangerous for some like people with diabetes One – where they need more carbs (energy) in their diet to survive. They won’t benefit from this diet.
Even for “regular people” like me, I remember feelin’ kinda tired cause my body wanted some energy from a carb or somethin’. So, to fix that – I would eat sweet potatoe fries with ketchup to recharge – so good.
The other drawback is that it’s kinda borin’.
I ate so many freakin’ eggs on the freakin’ diet that to this day – I shudder at makin’ them now.
But, overall, I think it’s a very good diet. That gives you fast results.
If I ever get personal trainin’ clients that wanna lose weight, I would have ’em follow this. Cause it’s easy, inexpensive, and really simple. And you know I’m the king of simple, right?
Reminds me of my Paleo days – good times, real good times