6 Mistakes You Are Most Likely Making When Taking The Paleo Diet
While the Paleo diet is a great diet, there are some people who don't get the results that they expect. Here are some of the reasons why these people fail on the diet:
Taking Plenty of Nuts
Although, nuts provide you with a lot of calories and fiber, you should avoid taking plenty of them especially if you have a digestive problem. If you have a problem, you should avoid the nuts in your diet until your digestion is perfect.
Taking Too Little Salt
Excess salt is a problem, but having too little salt can also be a big problem. It's common for people to have low blood pressure when they are on the Paleo diet. If this is the case with you, you should consider adding a little bit of salt in your diet.
Not Taking Enough Carbohydrates
Many people who take the Paleo diet tend to avoid taking carbohydrates as they feel that they don't need them. Many of these people end up taking very little carbohydrates. This results to them having very little energy reserves in their bodies.
There is nothing wrong with taking small amounts of carbohydrates; however, you need to ensure that you do it right as doing it the wrong way will most likely result to damage in your thyroid and adrenal glands.
Eating Processed Foods
The Paleo diet recommends that you take natural foods; however, there some people who go ahead and take processed foods such as nut milks and nut flours. These foods are hyper-palatable thus you keep on wanting more. They also contain high levels of calories which aren't good for you especially if you are interested in losing weight. The best way of going about it is avoiding the foods. If you have to take them, you should take them to a minimum.
Exercises are very important for you to have a healthy lifestyle. The cool thing is that you don't have to engage yourself in complex exercises. A simple exercise such as walking is enough to help you live a healthier and fulfilling life.
Not Tracking Your Progress
This is synonymous to not knowing where you are going and where you are coming from. To be on the safe side you should track your progress. For example, if you are interested n losing weight, you should take it upon yourself to weigh yourself every week. This way you will know whether you are adding or losing weight. You will also know what you need to do in order to achieve the results that you want.
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