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Sep 29th '17, 12:53 PM  
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In my opinion , any paleo diet based plan that you can stick to is a good long term weight loss diet.

NOw, there are several variations on the paleo diet.

Paleo diet and its derivatives (diets based on paleo): Paleo vs primal vs Whole30

Primal is generally less strict than Paleo. They tend to allow dairy and take a softer stance on legumes. Primal, however, will not allow wheat or other grains, soy, or crappy vegetable and seed oils. Paleo foods are a subset of Primal foods. There is nothing that is Paleo that is not also Primal, but not all Primal foods are considered Paleo.

Whole30 is like going super strict Paleo for 30 days. Almost like a detox, although I hate that word because it sets off bullshit detectors. Many of the big Paleo people have their version of "Whole30". Robb Wolf has his 30 Day Total Body Transformation (or something), Mark Sisson has a 21-day thing. Practical Paleo has several different 30 day programs depending on your goals.

The gist of all these is usually the same. Eliminate the most commonly problematic foods for a full 30 days, then you can experiment by adding some things back in to see what works for you.


But, you'll have to follow through a 21 day or 30 day elimination process. This process will help you understand what you can really stick to as a diet for the long term.

For example some people can tolerate dairy better than others, and some dairy is inherently more tolerable (fermented dairy, hard cheeses, grass-fed whole milk products). Some people are fine with a bit of white rice. And proper preparation can greatly reduce the antinutrient content of legumes, if you choose to eat them.

A common idea espoused by many of the big Paleo names is that there is no one ideal diet for everyone, but that you should do some kind of 30 day elimination diet and then experiment to see what works best for you. If you really fall off the wagon you can always go back and do another round of Whole30 or Whole10, Whole21, etc. whatever you need to get back on track.

If you need a recommendation, read Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo. I also recommend to get enough fiber on the paleo diet which can be tricky for some.

Nov 28th '17, 15:01 PM  
SoSlim Newbie
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: London
Posts: 15

I believe that you are doing exactly the right thing by asking around and trying to figure out the best way forward. The advice on what a healthy diet consists of can be very confusing, in my experience. I would say try to avoid the extremes and go for a sensible and achievable approach. There's no getting over that fruit and veg are really good for us IMHO. Planning your meals and eating at the right times can only do good.

My best wishes for your success.
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