I am not sure if Paleo is healthier than any other diet. I do think it is healthier than what we ate to gain weight.
One thing everybody seems to be talking about is food restriction on low carb ( Paleo here ). This is just untrue. Most low carbers eat a greater variety of foods than they did before. Think about the meals that you have eaten in the past month. Did any of them repeat? How many different types of vegetables, cheeses, nuts, beans, and fruits did you eat? Most people tend to eat about 14 days worth of menus, with a few specialty meals thrown in for a treat ( like filet mignon ).
Every diet has restrictions on food. You can't eat Twinkies on ANY diet .. that I know of. Whether low fat, vegan or low carb you will have to cut out a list of " bad " foods, or severely restrict them.
Pick a plan that you think you will follow. If you like meat and vegetables.. try a form of low carb. If you like pasta/cereal.. try low fat. If vegetables are your favorite food.. try vegan.
The important thing is to stick to the diet, but also look at what you CAN eat on the diet, not what you CAN'T. If low carb, eat as many good carbs as you can, and try a wider variety. If you just think about what you are cutting, you will not have a lot of foods to eat, and will become bored. Read up on all types of vegetables, and fruits, and while a few of those may not be allowed.. hundreds of different fruits/veggies ARE allowed. If you focus on what you can eat, on whatever diet you choose to follow, you will increase the variety of healthy foods that you eat, and not feel restricted, or deprived.
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 181.0