We always hear our friends and family talk about diets that they follow. People insist that they lose weight when using these diets found on the internet or recommended by other people. Let’s get one thing straight, there is no such thing as a perfect diet when it comes to fitness. Any diet in the world can just about produce weight loss as long as you’re in a caloric deficit. This applies to Paleo, ketogenic, low-fat, vegan, and other diets you can think of.
You may have heard friends and family “Go Paleo” and show off about how much fat they’ve lost, but it’s not the Paleo part that produced the weight loss. It’s because they were in a caloric deficit, which is most likely due to the fact that the Paleo diet eliminates grains and dairy so that cuts out a lot of palatable foods that are easy to overeat for example foods like desserts like ice cream, cakes and cookies.
An example I like to use is when some people lose weight quickly when they do a sugar detox method. It wasn’t due to stop eating sugar but because they stopped eating calorie-dense, hyper-palatable foods that were also high in fat such as desserts, cakes and pastry products.
By them not eating these kinds of foods, they decreased the number of calories they consumed. The caloric deficit led to their weight loss. Just so you’re aware what caloric deficit is – A caloric deficit is any shortage in the number of calories consumed relative to the number of calories required for maintenance of current body weight. A deficit can be created by reducing input/calories consumed (lower food intake, aka dieting).
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