Today I want to look at Paleo’s first and most important principle, which is that of “The Law of the Conservation of Calories”. It has been shown that when we eat more calories, we will gain weight. This is true whether we are using the right food or not.
“The Law of the Conservation of Calorie” states that our bodies will store fat as fat if it needs to digest the food that it has consumed. So, if we eat a large amount of calorie-rich food, then our body will store the fat we have eaten, whether it is for our next meal or for our storage. But, if we choose a Paleo diet with a very low-calorie intake, then our body stores the fat as energy, rather than the flat for storage.
The goal of the diet is to find foods that give us all the nutrients we need but will allow our bodies to retain their structure and overall body composition. This allows our bodies to not use up as much energy, leading to an overall lowering of calories in our diets. In other words, we conserve our resources.
A Paleo or Primal type of diet is a type of free diet, where the person is allowed to eat as much as they want to, but the calories are not limited in any way. For some, this is a benefit, but for others, it can be a problem because our body stores excess calories as fat, which reduces the efficiency of our bodies’ ability to burn those calories.
While some things that are allowed on the Paleo diet are things that you would never consider allowed on any other diet, there are also restrictions on the number of calories we consume, and the types of foods that are allowed. However, the food choices available are quite varied, and thus it is not necessary to follow one particular diet to the letter.
It would be difficult for someone who does not know about the specific diet to find the foods that are allowed. For example, as mentioned above, the Paleo diet requires a high-protein diet.
In contrast, many of the low-carb diets would require you to exclude sugar from your diet, which is not allowed on the Paleo diet. Therefore, even though Paleo is a low-calorie diet, it is not a strict low-carb diet.
In fact, many people find that while they do eat less carbohydrates on the Paleo diet, the portion sizes of the foods that they eat are very large. People who have been on a diet for a long time sometimes go back to the old ways, and eat more and smaller portions than they would in a normal day. On the Paleo diet, you are allowed one or two small meals a day, and they should be accompanied by a lot of water and juice.
Eating more food on the Paleo diet is not necessarily bad, it is just a variation of the original diet, and it is not an extreme version of the original eating plan. It can be modified to fit anyone’s preferences.
Eating fewer calories can be a bit trickier. Paleo allows you to eat vegetables and fruits, but they are permitted only after you have fully digested them. And meat must be well-cooked, preferably medium-rare.
A low-calorie diet is not the same as a diet, where the foods are low in carbohydrates. In fact, for people who are trying to lose weight, Paleo can be a great way to maintain a low-calorie diet.