The Paleo diet has soared in popularity as experts tout its health and weight-loss benefits. The Whole30 Diet is the brainchild of certified sports nutritionist Dallas and Melissa Hartwig (pictured above), who say you can lose 15 pounds in 30 days on their program. Melissa Hartwig is thrilled with the press attention the Whole30 plan is garnering, but is frustrated by the focus on the program's weight loss aspects, which she says is secondary to its health and disease-prevention benefits. Like the Paleo diet, the Whole30 Diet emphasizes high-quality animal proteins, healthy fats, and vegetables, and excludes gluten, sugar, dairy, legumes, starches, alcohol and processed foods. The Whole30 Diet, detailed in the bestseller, It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30, works by preventing pro-inflammatory spikes in blood glucose and blood insulin. The plan calls for eating three meals and no snacks and forbids dieters from weighing or measuring themselves for the month they're on the diet. To underscore that the Whole30 Diet isn't primarily for weight loss, Hartwig discourages weighing yourself the entire 30 days you're on the program. Hartwig said the Whole30 Diet has helped thousands of people reverse digestive problems, diabetes and heart disease. Meanwhile, the popularity of the Paleo diet continues unabated, as studies show it's twice as effective for producing weight loss and melting belly fat as low-fat diets.
A two-year study conducted by scientists at Cambridge University and Umea University in Sweden tracked 70 overweight, post-menopausal women who either followed a low-fat diet or a lower-carb (and higher-fat) Paleo diet. Study participants were measured for weight, cholesterol and blood sugars after six months on their respective diets, and again after two years. The results showed the Paleo dieters lost more than twice as much weight (14 pounds) as the low-fat dieters (5.7 pounds).


In previous studies, the Paleo diet has routinely beaten other diets for controlling cholesterol and diabetes. Research shows the Paleo diet works especially well for women because it reduces the blood sugar spikes and hormone surges that fuel overeating and mood swings, said Nell Stephenson, author of Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean. Cannes Film Festival fashion: Amal Clooney, Blake Lively, Victoria BeckhamThe 69th Cannes Film Festival opened on Wednesday, May 11 with Woody Allen's new film.
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Meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, cheese, salads, non-starchy vegetables, lower carb fruits, nuts and seeds. On a low carb diet, avoid white flour, white rice, potatoes (and most starchy veggies) and eliminate sugar in all forms.
Intermittent fasting, high intensity interval training (HIIT) and special keto techniques help low carbers reach ketosis more quickly.
To reach ketosis even faster, eat extremely low amounts of carbs – 3 to 5% of total daily calories. During keto, low carbers experience bursts of energy and heightened mood – just two of the big benefits of ketosis. Some dieters notice a temporary, sweet taste in the mouth or a mild, sweet breath odor, a signal they have reached ketosis. Keto test strips are an inexpensive way to know you’ve reached ketosis, but if the strip doesn’t register the presence of ketones, you can still be ketosis.


The online keto calculator makes sure you have enough protein to maintain your muscles, and lets you know how much fat can you eat per day. Now, the Whole30 Diet, a stricter version of the Paleo eating plan, is making headlines for reducing disease-promoting inflammation, ABC News reported (see video above).
But more important than weight loss are the dramatic improvements you'll experience in your sleep, mood, skin and energy levels. By limiting these surges in blood sugar, we dramatically reduce inflammation, which is what fuels weight gain and chronic disease.
What's more, the low-carb, high-fat Paleo dieters lost 4 inches from their waists after six months, compared to just 2 inches for the low-fat dieters.
Proponents say the low-carb Paleo diet promotes rapid weight loss, lowers blood pressure, and prevents cancer, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and even Alzheimer's. Robert Atkins released his book Atkins Diet Revolution, reporting his patients experienced tremendous success eating luxurious foods, such as cheese, butter, bacon, lobster, steak and heavy cream, while increasing their health.
Keto strips will help pinpoint the best range of net carbs to stay in fat-burning keto mode. This online app recommends the best fat – protein – carb ratio for you to reach ketosis quickly. Favor healthy fats such as avocado, omega-3, grass fed butters, and olive, coconut and fish oils.



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Comments

  1. kalibr

    For healthful development and activity.??This.

    09.10.2013

  2. sonic

    Burns either fat or carbs based and I am travelling never ever heard of it prior to and will do more.

    09.10.2013