Paleo Weight Loss Tips

The Paleolithic (Paleo) diet and its Paleo weight loss tips really is the best, bar none, ultimate nutrition for either health or weight loss. Using this diet and the Paleo weight loss tips will optimize your health and fat loss!

This type of diet is used successfully in the treatment of not only unwanted body fat, belly fat, and obesity, but also many diseases and conditions such as acne, mood swings, depression, lack of energy, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, hyperactivity, asthma, food cravings, joint pains, arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), menopause, irritability, restless legs, allergies, inflammation, food addictions, carbohydrate cravings, binge eating, etc.

Paleo Tips Overview

Daily throughout the world, at this very moment in time, these wonderful Paleolithic (Paleo) type diet foods are treating many health conditions. Now you can benefit too (in addition to fat loss)!

The first point about using Paleo weight loss tips is to understand their purpose.

Here on this website, if you are seeking fat loss that will last, and not return, our best Paleo tips involves specific eating habits, and specific exercises if you are able bodied.

Even if you are unable to exercise, for whatever reason, you can still achieve excellent results by simply following the eating guidelines that we set out for you.

If you are able bodied, or not too heavy to exercise comfortably, or you are prepared to exercise in addition to changing your eating habits, use the free program set out on our 'BEST EXERCISE PROGRAMS' page. Then, you will be exercising sufficiently like our active ancestors who had no need of weight loss diets.

You will find the link to the 'BEST EXERCISE PROGRAMS' page on our site map/index, which is at the bottom of the menu/navigation buttons, to the left of this page.

While exercising well is a part of a journey to weight loss that lasts, eating correctly is EVEN more important than exercising well.

Furthermore, using the psychological techniques we present will enable you to have much better control over your thoughts -- and that is usually the difference between success and failure. On this page are Paleo weight loss tips, which is the 'fast track' diet to weight loss (and, as it happens, optimum health)!

The best foods for weight loss, or for curing or avoiding obesity, and many diet related diseases and conditions, are similar to the types of foods that our forager (prehistoric, Pleistocene, Paleolithic) ancestors ate.

On the Paleolithic Natural 'Weight Loss Diet' page, and also the 'Paleo Diet' page, of our website we looked at the kind of wholly natural low carbohydrate foods our prehistoric ancestors ate, which are natural for us to eat because out genes are still so similar to those of our ancient ancestors.

If you have not yet read those pages, you might first want to do so and then return here. Both those pages are listed on our site map.

In addition, you will find the 'Paleo diet' page link awaiting you further down this page.

Paleo weight loss tip 1: Purpose and problem

Paleolithic nutrition and its Paleo weight loss tips really is the best bar none. As stated earlier, this is the ultimate diet for either health or weight loss. Using this diet and the Paleo weight loss tips can radically change a person's life for the better.

The first point about using the Paleo weight loss tips is to understand their purpose.

Here at on this website, our best physical tips if you are seeking fat loss that will last involve specific eating habits and specific exercises if you are able boded. As previously indicated, if you are too heavy to exercise comfortably, or you are not able bodied for any other reason, you can still achieve excellent results by following the eating guidelines.

While exercising is often part of a journey to weight loss that lasts, eating correctly is EVEN more important than exercise.

Furthermore, using the psychological techniques we present will enable you to have much better control over your thoughts -- and that is usually the difference between success and failure.

With respect to eating well, or eating as our ancient ancestors ate, it's no longer possible.

Nonetheless, we should aim to get much closer to it if we want to achieve and maintain a healthful percentage of body fat.

Let's briefly look first at plants and then at animals.

Tip 2: The plants

With respect to Paleo weight loss tips that apply to eating plant foods, there is a big difference between eating wild plant foods and eating cultivated plant foods.

Wild plants seek their own reproductive advantages, so they have abundant seeds and thick exteriors. They have more protein, fiber, and calcium than cultivated plants. They have low sugar, and they have less starch than cultivated plants.

Though concerned to use Paleo weight loss tips, today grocery shoppers seek seedless fruits with thin exteriors. They demand sweet, juicy produce without blemishes. Modern agriculture depends upon fertilizers, pesticides, and preservatives. It also depends upon irrigation, which raises soil salinity, as well as a vast transportation system.

Early farmers concentrated on a few plants—mostly grains—because they could cultivate them more easily. This led to relying on too few plants. Such farming led to crop failure, plant diseases, soil erosion, soil exhaustion, and grains with less nutritive value. For example, wild grains in Turkey today have twice as much protein as domesticated grains grown in roughly the same place.

Furthermore, our ancestors had no refrigerators, freezers, or efficient transportation systems. When, for example, they ate fruit, there was no time lag between picking it and eating it. There was no opportunity for the fruit to degrade.

Nowadays, how many weeks have passed from the time a fruit is picked to the time we buy it at the grocery store?

Tip 3: The Animals

Similarly, with respect to the Paleo weight loss tips that apply to flesh foods, there is a big difference between eating wild flesh foods and eating domesticated flesh foods.

The domestication of plants made it relatively easy to raise crops and feed them to animals. It was easier to use domestic animals like cows, sheep, pigs, goats, and horses than hunt their wild ancestors.

Domesticated meats contain much more fat than wild meat. There's also much less variety; in today's supermarket, it's generally possible to purchase flesh from just three kinds of large animals (cattle, pigs, and young sheep) and two kinds of small animals (chicken and turkey).

Our Pleistocene ancestors from sub-Saharan Africa did not have available wild meat from large animals on a daily basis, but, when hunts were successful, they had available a greater variety of much leaner meat. It's unlikely they ever worried about weight loss tips. They also ate many different kinds of small animals such as birds and rabbits as well many that we don't usually eat such as rodents and reptiles.

Furthermore, unlike us, our Pleistocene ancestors only infrequently (namely, when they could find honey) ingested nutrient-null ("empty") calories. That's another reason they would have had no need for Paleo weight loss tips. The only other carbohydrates they ate were unprocessed.

Paleo weight loss tip 4: The modern world

What does all this mean in practice?

It is no longer possible to duplicate the nutritive contents of the foods eaten by our Pleistocene ancestors. Furthermore, because of the modern world we live in, we have micronutrient requirements that they didn't have.


Even though our bodies have changed very little, the environment we live in has changed considerably. This fact should not be ignored when considering effective Paleo weight loss tips.

Living in close proximity to animals has led to some of the most serious infectious diseases we humans have ever encountered, diseases such as smallpox, measles, bird flu, and tuberculosis.

Furthermore, just as farming made the grains less diverse, less nutritionally valuable, and less hardy, so raising animals made the animals less diverse, less nutritionally valuable, and less hardy.

There have been great benefits from the Agricultural Revolution. For example, those of us fortunate enough to live in developed countries need to spend very little time producing and preparing food. Without cities, there would not have been great civilizations, and cities could not have existed without the first Agricultural Revolution.

Paleo weight loss tip 5: No free lunch!

The blessings of civilization have been immense. However, there is no free lunch. There is a price to pay.

There were no epidemics or pandemics in the Pleistocene.

The domestication of plants and animals gave us a more plentiful food supply, but it was a less reliable and less healthy one. One of the consequences of the first Agricultural Revolution is that we now have a need for Paleo weight loss tips!

It wasn't just the new infectious diseases spawned by the Agricultural Revolution that are troublesome. It also created higher infant mortality, reduced our stature, and caused iron deficiency, bone disorders, chronic anemia, poor dental health, and a shorter lifespan!

Would you agree that optimum health is the ultimate purpose of utilizing Paleo weight loss tips? We presume that you are visiting our website in order to determine what to do to achieve lasting weight loss. If you are too fat, then good for you in seeking out effective Paleo tips!

Please, though, ask yourself a more inclusive question: "What should I do to achieve optimum health?"

After all, what would be the point of becoming less fat only to get type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or cancer? It's important to keep lasting weight loss in context.

The quantity of the grains we consume is causing ill health as well as weight gain and obesity.

sidebar quotation from Kilmer S. McCully, M.D.: "The so-called 'diseases of Western civilization'--heart disease, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, dental caries, and others--became pervasive in human populations of developed nations during the twentieth century primarily because of the consumption of a diet containing refined carbohydrates, especially white flour and sugar."

sidebar quotation from Christian B. Allan, Ph.D., and Wolfgang Lutz, M.D.: "Humans have evolved and are adapted to eat a diet of mostly animal fat and protein ... carbohydrates are to a large extent responsible for most human illness."

Instead of thinking of being too fat as due to overeating, please begin thinking of it as due to eating poorly and exercising poorly (if at all).

If you fail to exercise well, the odds of your attaining lasting weight loss are decreased.

Exercise alone, however, isn't sufficient either for lasting weight loss or for optimum health.

That's why the program we present is comprehensive.

It's critical to eat the correct foods if you want to be as healthy as possible.

In particular, you must eliminate or drastically reduce your consumption of refined processed carbohydrates. Over-consumption of these foods is a major cause of weight gain, obesity, and many major medical conditions and diseases.

If you unsure what these foods are, you will find a page link, further down this page, leading to a full list.

Tip 6: Paleo eating for health and weight loss

Our food preferences are not accidental. They evolved in our ancestors to solve certain Pleistocene problems; however, we don't confront those problems today. We evolved to prefer foods that are rich in sugar, fat, salt, and protein and to avoid foods that are bitter, sour, or toxic.

Our Anthropocene environment today is quite different from the Pleistocene environment of our ancestors. For example, suppose you frequently indulge your preference for refined (processed) carbohydrates. An excess of sugary or starchy foods causes blood glucose levels to rise. That stimulates an outpouring of insulin to dispose of the glucose.

If such foods are eaten by themselves, our bodies often overshoot the mark and lower blood glucose levels too much. That causes us to be hungry, or we have cravings, and we may reach for a donut, biscuits, chocolate, a chunk of bread, or whatever. As a result, we get fatter.

Our Pleistocene ancestors could not indulge in that way. Honey, for example, was an infrequent treat; there were not many alternative treats. Furthermore, being too fat was incompatible with survival.

Today, two-thirds of us are too fat!

We have sweet or starchy high carbohydrate foods available 24/7.

Being too fat is associated with type 2 diabetes. It's avoidable by adopting a Pleistocene lifestyle.

Exercising and reducing body fat may slow down the course of the illness, but it's much, much better never to become diabetic in the first place. The same is true for many other diseases caused by our poor dietary and exercise habits.

sidebar quotation from Philip J. Goscienski, M.D.: "All the chronic diseases of modern life are avoidable . . . most modern humans kill themselves, not by outright suicide but by the lifestyle they choose: poor diet, little exercise, alcohol and tobacco. These four factors, all of which are entirely within our ability to manage, account for more than 80 percent of mortality in the United States . . ."

Tip 7: Carbohydrates and poor weight loss

In fact, we have recently departed so far from the physical lifestyle of our ancestors that there is now a common "metabolic syndrome" (aka "syndrome X" or "insulin resistance syndrome") of which type 2 diabetes is often a part.

If you have become insulin resistant (many overweight people are insulin resistant without knowing it), it will seriously affect your ability to lose body fat if you eat foods high in carbohydrates as part of your weight loss diet. (It may also lead to type 2 diabetes.)

In other words, you will be attempting to lose weight but there will be very little to show in relation to your efforts. If this seems like your situation, then we recommend that you begin counting carbs rather than calories. We suggest either a low carbohydrate diet or a Paleo diet. Either way, eliminate all processed refined carbohydrates from your diet except, possibly, on your cheat day.

You probably already have insulin resistance syndrome if you have three of the following five symptoms:

(1) a waist circumference of forty inches or more in males or thirty-four and one-half inches or more in females

(2) blood pressure that is equal to or greater than 130/85

(3) blood triglycerides equal to or greater than 150 mg/dL

(4) HDL ("good cholesterol) under 40 mg/dL in males or under 50 in females

(5) fasting blood glucose that equals or exceeds 110 mg/dL.

If you have insulin resistance syndrome, do whatever your physician recommends. You are not just at increased risk for type 2 diabetes; you are also at increased risk for diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

(Note the similarities between your physician's recommendations and the total weight loss program recommended on this website.)

If you don't have it, you never have to have it if you adopt an eating and exercise lifestyle similar to that of our Pleistocene ancestors. If you have already adopted such an eating an exercise lifestyle, excellent! If you haven't and you value optimum health, please do so soon.

In the second page of Weight Loss Tips [its direct page link is listed further down this page, we give you ten general weight loss tips. You can then use them, every day, to eat better.

Once you are following the free program presented here on our website you will be able to eat more food than you are eating now without gaining body fat! You will also come off the weight loss roller coaster and say goodbye to 'yo-yo' dieting.

Tip 8: Quick and major Improvements

If your present eating habits are anything like typical and you decide to apply our Paleo weight loss tips, you should soon begin to feel a lot better.

How is this possible?

Well, it is possible because you will be able to make major nutritional improvements very quickly. This is quite different from exercise in which attempting to make a major improvement quickly is dangerous. With respect to Paleo weight loss tips for better nutrition, making major improvements is not only safe but also easier if you make them quickly.

First, when you commit yourself wholeheartedly all at once to doing whatever it takes, you are signaling a major shift to yourself and to those around you. This helps to realign all the forces in your world. Second, in just a few days you'll notice how much better you feel. This will work to reinforce your new lifestyle.

It works the same in relation to Paleo weight loss tips for eating better. Improving our nutritional habits is best done wholesale rather than piecemeal. Improving your exercise and eating habits greatly increases your odds of being healthy.

For example, hypertension is often associated with being overweight. Even losing just as few as 5 or 10 pounds can begin to lower your blood pressure.

Moreover, high blood pressure increases the risk for a variety of cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and peripheral vascular disease.

Tip 9: What to do now

Immediately cut your daily intake of carbohydrates from all sources to 25 grams or less on most days. That's it!

Yes, it means counting carbs, but you'll quickly find that that is much easier than counting calories.

Why? It will switch your metabolism from burning sugar to burning fat. When digested, all carbs become sugar. If you give your body a choice, it will before sugar before burning fat. So, don't give it a choice! Cut carbs and get it burning fat.

Is it really that simple? No.

If you eat cleanly that way, in about a week your level of the hormone leptin will drop to about half normal. This will signal your body that you are starving and, as a result, your metabolic rate and fat burning will slow.

So, one day a week, have a cheat day of one or two meals in which you consume plenty of fats and carbs and calories. Yes, pasta, or whatever, is fine occasionally!

This will restore your leptin level to normal, thus kicking up your metabolic rate and fat burning. One weekly cheat day is sufficient.

This Paleo weight loss tip, sadly, doesn't work for everyone. If you are already diabetic, check with your physician before using it because leptin and insulin levels rise and fall together. Furthermore, it can prolong an addiction to carbs.

Nevertheless, it does work for most people and, in either case, you will greatly benefit by keeping your daily carb intake to 25 grams of less most of the time. (We recommend getting them from preferably organic vegetables and berries.)

Don't worry: the minimum daily requirement for carbs is zero! That's right: it is possible to be healthy without any carb consumption at all.

If you avoid or strictly limit refined processed carbohydrates (apart from an occasional treat on your cheat day), you will be well on your way to natural weight loss that lasts.

Recommended books for this topic

If you gained useful information from the Paleo weight loss tips, want to improve your fat loss by understanding the results of Paleo type eating further, AND aim for optimum health in the process, the following books are highly recommended.

These are our top suggestions:



  • D. Bradford, HOW TO EAT LESS -- EASILY!


  • All the above books are in stock at (for the USA) and (for the UK)

  • Our web pages related to Paleo weight loss tips

    So, there it is! The best diet for weight loss is similar to the low carbohydrate, unprocessed diet that our prehistoric ancestors ate. See the following pages of our website to take you further:

    Processed Carbohydrates (to avoid)

    The Paleo Diet

    Weight Loss Tips (Part 2)

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