Just to let you know beforehand too quick of fat loss is not healthy. However if you need too drop a few pounds in a week, there are some techniques that you can use that are safe. Below is a list of tricks that will show you how to lose weight in a week.
1. Say good bye to carbs. When you are on the regular paleo diet you are encouraged to eat healthy unprocessed carbs such as fruits and vegetables. If you are looking to drop weight quickly you must say good bye to all breads, pastas,high carb fruit and vegetables.On a bright note these foods are bad for you anyway.
2. Say hello to lean protein.Make protein the main part of your meal. protiens such as chicken, tuna, eggs and lean beef are ideal choices. Also add low carb vegetables such as lettuce, spinach and bell peppers. Have eggs for breakfast and reasonabley sized salads for lunch. Be sure to not use overly processed salad dressings. One of my favorites salad dressings is just to add olive oil and apple cide vinegar. Do not worry about the fat in the olive oil, it is a healthy fat and will acually help you lose fat. For quick snacks have a few strawberries, blueberries or any other berries, they are extremely nutricious as weel as very low in carbs.
3. Hit the treadmill or track. Ideally you want to mix weight training with cardio. Lean muscle which you develop while lifting will cause your body to burn more fat. Since you want to lose weight in a week and that is not enough time to develop muscle stick to cardio. Do not just do slow long cardio sessions, do sprints and high intensity runs on the treadmill. High intensity training will kick start your metabolism.
Hopefully these techniques will help you achieve your goals. Remember these tips are only meant to show you how to lose weight in a week. For long term weight loss you need to have a more balanced approach by adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet as well as weight lifting.
To reach any destination you need a map. Sure you may be able to find your way but it will take a lot longer and it will be much harder. Your weight loss journey is no different you need a paleo diet plan. A plan is no different than a map. You will have a starting point (where you are now) and a destination (where you want to end up: drop 50lbs, fit into that dress, six pack abs etc).
The beginning of your paleo diet plan is to identify where you are. This is the most important step. In order to stick with the journey you will need to see progress. So take some time to do before pictures, weigh yourself and take measurements. If you are in ill health make sure to talk to your doctor to make sure this diet works for you. Also have the doctor do blood work so that you can compare it with the new you.
The middle part of the plan is where you take action. Rid your house and work area (if possible) of all non paleo foods. It is almost impossible to stick to a diet if you have lots of temptations around. This is especially important the first three weeks. That is how long it takes to develop new habits, plus this is about how long it takes to get over your cravings for unnatural foods. Don’t get me wrong you will probably eat non paleo foods in the future but try to go at least 21 days without any, After that if you follow the 80/20 rule meaning you eat paleo 80 percent of the time and cheat 20 percent you will still see amazing results. If you are new to paleo, non paleo foods are grains, any types of breads or pasta’s, sugars processed oils, beans, candy and processed foods. If you are new to the paleo diet plan I know you are thinking there is nothing left to eat. To dispel that thought here are some of the approved foods, meat (preferably organic grass fed and without hormones, fish/seafood, fruits, vegetables, eggs, nuts, seeds, and oils such as olive, coconut and flaxseed oil. If you use your imagination as well as your internet browser you can come up with hundreds of different meals. Be sure to plan your meals at least a day in advance if not for the entire week. This prevents the urge to grab fast food because it is convenient. Make sure to have snacks like dry roasted almonds and berries available to eat in a pinch to hold off cravings.
The next part of the action step is to get moving. Do some type of exercise every day. You do not have to go gung ho and jump into a strenuous exercise program at first. Work your way up start by walking a mile or so three days a week gradually increase to five or six days a week and add mileage as your fitness improves. Once you are in better shape add sprints, squats and push ups. Before you know it you will be ready for tougher workout routines. The key is to not over do it at the beginning because you will be incredibly sore and your motivation for exercise will wane. If you stick with it you will see results.
The paleo diet plan is the original diet plan. Do not be fooled by people who say it is a fad and cannot be maintained for life. It is hard to stay on track, but anything worthwhile is worth fighting for. Remember this is a fight you are fighting obesity and health issues. Fight to win, you will succeed.
I made this as a quick meal to eat while watching playoff football this past weekend. I know that fajitas are made with strips of chicken or beef but I was in a lazy mood so I just used ground beef and ground chicken respectively. Of course you will want to have tortillas, I think you will be surprised by how good these paleo tortillas taste. They come out as more crepe like but If you are like me you will enjoy the fajitas rolled up inside them.
¼ Cup plus 2 tablespoons of water
I1/2 teaspoon lime juice
2 tablespoons of tapioca flour
1 tablespoon potato starch
½ teaspoon cumin
¼ teasponn chili powder
Combine the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately then mix together. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add a teaspoon of coconut oil. Once the pan is hot add about a ¼ cup of the mix to the pan. Rotate the pan to spread the batter out evenly over the whole pan it will be thin. Allow to cook for about 2 minutes and then flip and cook an additional 2 minutes or until the tortillas are slightly browned.
1lbs ground beef or chicken which ever you prefer
1 onion sliced
6 small Sweet Mini Peppers sliced
1 Pack Fajita Mix
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Heat oil in frying pan over medium high heat Add the onions and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the ground meat and mix well with the onions and cook for about 5 minutes until the meat is almost done. Add 1/3 cup of water and fajita mix and cook an additional 5 minutes or until meat is cooked thoroughly be sure to mix in the fajita mix well. Enjoy!
Have you ever been around people who preached about something so much, that it turned you against whatever they were talking about? I am sure it has happened to you or maybe you were the one doing the preaching. I know I have been, when I first started the caveman diet a little over a year ago I know I must have been annoying to any one who would listen.
I went on and on about all of the health benefits. How it helped with my wife and daughters psoriasis, or how I lost 14 pounds in the first 2 weeks after starting to eat paleo. Plus, just how much better I felt. My intention was to help people but I probably did more harm by turning them off of the paleo way.
This time I am as dedicated to following the caveman diet as I can be. It is now part of my lifestyle and not just a diet. A diet is designed for a short period and is just for losing weight. I intend for this way of eating to be for , not just weight loss but for overall health. I so enjoyed the way I felt before and still cannot believe I got off track.
So if I am not going to preach, how am I going to help others? I am going to set the example. It has been my experience that people will follow those who do over those who just tell you about it. There is a saying that goes “ Your actions speak so loud, I can’t hear what you are saying.
I will not put down others way of eating. I see this a lot and believe it is counter productive. If someone is vegan, or on a low fat diet I will not judge them. If they ask how I got in shape and lost weight I will tell them and then drop it. Maybe by taking this approach I will be able to help more people take control of their life. Only time will tell.
Here is a recipe for a quick and paleo friendly breakfast that I made yesterday morning. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures after it was finished. All I can say is that it tasted great and took only about 20 minutes to make, Try it yourself and enjoy.
1 Serving just double for 2 and so on.
4 Sweet Mini Peppers
3 Slices of bacon
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat skillet over medium high heat. Cut bacon into small pieces and add to pan. While the bacon is cooking ,dice up the peppers. Once the bacon is almost done, about 6 minutes add the peppers and cook an additional 2 minutes. While peppers and bacon are cooking beat the eggs in a bowl. After the 2 minutes add the eggs to the pan add the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook eggs to desired level of doneness. Enjoy!
About a year ago I was introduced to the paleo way of eating. I jumped right in and quickly lost 20lbs in less than 3 weeks. I was very pleased with my results and had every intention of continuing this way of eating for good.
Unfortunately I allowed life to get in the way. I travel quite often and it always just seems easier to grab some fast food instead of packing a healthy paleo meal. Slowly but surely the 20lbs came back. In fact the 20lbs plus 7 more came back.
As of this writing I have reached the 250lbs mark. I am 5’11″ tall so that weight is far above where I should be at. My ideal weight is around 190 lbs so I have exactly 60 lbs to drop this year. And I will.
I decided to restart this site and share my new paleo journey. I know it is easy for some to read this and say why paleo, you couldn’t stick with it the last time. That is a legitimate question, and I would be lying if I said I haven’t asked myself the same question. The answer is I did not fail because it was too hard, I failed because I drifted along without a plan.
This time around I will take certain measures too ensure that I stick with my weight loss plan. I will review my goals every morning and every evening before going to bed.This will help me keep focused and on track. Each evening I will decide what I will be eating the next day. Because of my travels the main meal that I will worry about is lunch and I plan on having salads with a protein on most days. I will also cook some extra meals on the weekend so that we have a few extra meals that only have to be heated up on hectic days.
I invite you along for the journey. I would love to hear your success stories. I promise to keep this site updated at least 3 times a week. I plan on sharing recipes and paleo related material as well as my progress.
Have you ever started a project with high expectations, only to find out over time you have lost focus and are no longer close to finishing. I am sure you have, so have I. I started this peleo weight journey with a lot of gusto. The main reason is that I know deep down that the caveman diet is the proper way for us too eat. However sometimes life gets in the way. If you are not careful you can get way off track. My work takes me on the road for at least 2 nights a week sometimes 4. I started out with great weight loss intentions but no concrete plan. Not having a plan is the same as starting a trip without a road map or GPS you may reach your destination but you will probably end up lost. Before I knew it I had already regained several pounds and felt like crap. So the question is how do you stay focused on your weight loss goals.
The best way to stay focused on your weight loss goals is to write it down and review it when you wake up and before you go to bed. Tell a friend that you trust to hold your feet to the fire and to not let you off the hook. Make sure before you go to bed each night that you have a plan for exercise and what you will be eating the next day. If you will be traveling decide where you will eat in advance. Most restaurants menus are available online you can review them and pick out the best foods for you. You can also just stop in a grocery store and grab an apple and some nitrate free luncheon meat and a bottle of water. Keep a log of what you eat and review it once a week so you can monitor your progress.
For those of you who have been reading my site, I apologize for not updating the site in over a month. For some reason I fell off of the blog wagon and for a little while the paleo way of eating. Yep apathy and laziness caught up with me. However I am done with that way of living for good. From hear on out I will blog regularly and stay focused on the paleo lifestyle. One good thing about stopping the cave man diet for a while is that it reminded me of how crappy it feels to eat the Standard American Diet (SAD). I put on a few pounds and became more and more lethargic. However once I started eating the correct way again my energy came quickly back to a much better level. Since I have more energy and a few pounds to lose I decided to follow the 60 day insanity workout to get in great shape.
I just completed day 2 of the Insanity workout and it is a butt kicker, but I know that it will be worth the effort in the end. Being 45 years makes it a little harder to do but I am committed to completing the complete challenge. I used to watch the workout infomercial and think they must be in a hot gym to be sweating that much, however after doing the workout in an air conditioned room I can assure you that it will make you sweat.
The Insanity workout comes with a meal plan, which I do not follow. I will stick with the paleo diet and see what results I get at the end of the program. I have so much more energy while following the cave man diet I don’t want to change to a new eating plan because I know eating real food works.
Looking at it the Insanity workout plan from the caveman view it makes sense that a lot of what you do during the workout is what the caveman had to do to survive. Caveman had to run from bigger animals to survive , he had to be able to jump over obstacles and he did all of this without a gym membership :). Insanity has you doing all of this and more in a quick less than an hour workout. I will follow the plan for the full 60 days and let you know how it works out. I will periodically update the blog with my weight loss progress and share my views on the Insanity program.
Whenever we hear the word diet, we have a tendency to think of starvation or restriction. Most of us start a diet with a sense of dread. Life is way to short to approach a diet with this attitude. Besides eating paleo is not really a diet it is more of a lifestyle change. When people start a diet it is for a specific period of time, or until they have dropped a certain amount of weight. Then they go back to their old eating habits and regain the weight.We have to have a paradigm shift and quit thinking that we need all of the non caveman diet foods. Instead of starting the paleo diet with dread why not go into it with a great attitude and make it fun. Below are some ways that work for me.
- Trying new foods and recipes. If you are like most people who eat the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) you are probably not eating a lot of different foods. More than likely you are eating a lot of sandwiches, potatoes, pastas and other unhealthy foods. When you start paleo it can seem impossible to come up with new meals, but once you start to explore you will be amazed at the number of different vegetables, fruit and even meats that you may have not considered before. If you like to cook this can be extremely fun.
- Introduce the diet to your friends. There is a good chance that once you start the caveman diet some of your friends and family will probably make fun of you and try to tell you reasons why the diet is stupid. You can either get mad and defend yourself or you can continue your diet and set the example. once they see the amazing results and health benefits you receive, many will seek out advice from you and improve their health. What can be more fun than helping others achieve their fitness goals?
- Make new friends. Seek out others in your area who are doing paleo. If you can not find anyone in your area, maybe you could start a group. I just typed Paleo and my city into google and several groups popped up. A great place to find paleo eaters is in the crossfit community. Speaking of crossfit this is a great workout program to get you in the best shape of your life.
These are just a few suggestions, there are many more ways to make your paleo journey fun and exciting. The main point is not to go into this way of eating with dread. Instead look at it as a wonderful new journey that will change your health and life for the better.
There is no better time than right this moment to start transforming your life with the caveman diet. Instinctively I think we all know that the paleo eating plan is what our bodies crave. Healthy vegetables and fruit, lean meats good fats, nuts and berries. What more could you ask for? Unfortunately there is a fine line between knowing what we should be doing and actually doing it. A very small percentage of people actually take any responsibility for their health. It is much easier to blame bad genes, our parents, fast food corporations and numerous other excuses. I have decided that the person responsible for my health and overall success in life, is me. I have decided to take charge of my overall fitness and commit to paleo eating at least 80% of the time. I hope you will also take the challenge to regain your health and overall fitness levels.
So what is the best way to go about switching over to the caveman diet? Do you gradually start implementing it or do you go all in? I am very interested to hear your opinion on this. For myself in particular I have to go all in. I quit eating all grains, cut out all soda’s and sweetened drinks and just plunged in. I know of others who gradually wean themselves off of the junk food and that works best for them.
A good tip for those who are just starting to eat Paleo, is to have a written plan. Just like writing down your goals on paper significantly increases your chances of reaching them, writing out your meal plan will help ensure you stick to the plan and succeed. Make your plan detailed as possible. What works best for me is to set down with my wife on Sunday or Saturday and write out every meal we will eat for the following 7 days. That way we can buy exactly what we need and we are prepared for the week. You may be surprised how easy it is to stick to the caveman diet when you are prepared.
Another tip that works great is to not get t0o far off track when you slip up. Let’s face it we are human and from time to time we will eat non paleo foods. The key is to not go hog wild. Have that snack or whatever it is, then at the next meal get back to the correct foods.
However you decide to go about starting your paleo diet there is no time like the present to get started. I look forward to hearing your success stories.