Guest Post by Travis Schefcik of UncommonWellness.com
When people think about starting a new diet, most fast forward six months in their minds and imagine themselves in a thin new body. It’s usually this mental picture which sets in motion the goals they set for themselves; to lose body fat and look good naked.
Fat loss from eating a Paleo diet gets the most attention. Who doesn’t want to lose a few pounds? Yet, the Paleo diet runs much deeper. It encompasses much more than just fat loss.
Paleo Diet Advantages
The biggest benefits come after you’ve been eating a Paleo diet for longer than four weeks. These benefits are the perks that people who give up too early on the Paleo diet never experience. What am I referring to? I’m talking about the benefits of the mind. You reap mental benefits by default when you eat a Paleo diet.
The Paleo diet helps you:
- stay focused
- become mentally sharper
- feel better about yourself
- It can even help with anxiety and depression
Some people will notice these changes almost immediately once they go Paleo. The mental clarity and extra edge from staying focused help in every avenue of life. And there’s just something about eating a wholesome diet that makes you feel good inside. People will notice “a certain something” about you in your glow and your smile.
The Paleo Diet Gets Personal
When you look into the mirror, directly into your own eyes, and sincerely smile at your reflection because you’ve lost that lingering last five pounds, or your abs are showing, it hits home . . . hard. You feel better about yourself. And this spills over into many other areas of your life. So many people duel with diet, but you don’t have to fight a losing battle.
The Paleo Diet is Simple. And it Works.
For most people, the fear of failure prevents them from trying any diet, even one with a mostly unknown name, the Paleo diet. Like me, you’ve probably tried other diets, and in yo-yo fashion, it was full of ups and downs. Enough so, that it made you sick.
But the Paleo diet is more than the word “diet”. You must turn around your thinking. Think of it as nutrition instead of diet. The “diet” word is a scary one that throws another “d” word into the mix. Doubt.
When I stopped thinking about the Paleo diet as a diet, it removed the roadblocks and smoothed the trail of wellness I so badly wanted to go down.
Once you grasp the Paleo diet’s simplicity and how effective it is, it will take hold of your mind. You’ll wonder why you haven’t been eating a Paleo diet your entire life. But, attempting to clarify these benefits of the Paleo diet is like trying to explain, in words, the crunch of a carrot. I can try and try and try to describe the crunch to you, but until you crunch into a carrot you will never fully experience it.
I challenge you to find one good, valid, reason why you shouldn’t be eating the Paleo foods our bodies were designed to consume. Try the Paleo Diet and see for yourself what happens…
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Travis is a CrossFit and Paleo diet junkie based in Ventura, California. He blogs at Uncommon Wellness to give you down-to-earth CrossFit and Paleo diet tips and advice. You can follow Travis on Twitter or contact him through his website.