If You Want To Know How To Lose Fat, Consider Going Primal

With a perfect workout and a paleo diet/primal lifestyle, you will never need to count your calories. You will naturally eat less when you eat a low carb, high fat diet because you won’t be hungry all the time. Consuming healthy fat promotes a balance between your hunger and satiety hormones. Consuming processed carbs and sugar create an imbalance in your hormones, which causes uncontrollable cravings and fat storage.

With a Primal Eating Pattern, you don’t experience the cravings or the “energy roller coaster” that make you feel the need to eat carbs every couple hours. By eating mostly healthy fats, your brain will get the fuel it needs and you will feel satiated. Your body will stop thinking about food all the time. You can be a lot more productive and experience stabilized energy levels throughout the day when you don’t have sugar crashes from high carb meals! 

How To Lose Fat

1. Exchange the carbs and sugar for healthy fats. 

     Examples of healthy fats are:

  • Avocado Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • MCT Oil
  • Grass-Fed Butter
  • Ghee
  • Avocados
  • Pasture Raised Eggs: The yolk is the most important part! Don’t throw it out!
  • Wild-caught cold water fish

2. Post Workout: When you get hungry after a workout (this may be soon after or several hours after) enjoy healthy fat, protein, and vegetables. This Primal Eating Pattern will fuel your body and give your body the energy it needs to recover and improve your performance the next time you workout.

3. If you notice you are craving carbs and can’t control your eating after a workout, you may need to scale down your workout a little or add more recovery time between workouts. When you train hard, its important to give your body sufficient rest. Recovery is so important. You want to recover between workouts to prevent: overuse of the muscles, overtraining, injury, a compromised immune system, and/or fatigue.

4. When you eat a high carb diet, you burn mostly sugar when you workout. Craving carbs post workout is a sign of burning too much sugar during your workout and ending up with very low blood sugar post workout. Ideally, you want to feel energized after a workout, not fatigued and wiped out and feeling the need to binge eat.

5. Try to keep your longer cardio workouts at a low to moderate level of intensity instead of high intensity and perform high intensity workouts for shorter periods of time.

6. A low carb, high fat approach can help you burn mostly fat as fuel instead of sugar. After all, healthy fat is our body’s preferred fuel source.


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Disclaimer: Please check with your doctor and have it cleared before beginning any new exercise or diet program.  I am not a doctor or registered dietician, my blog is opinion based and I do not claim to diagnose, treat, or cure any cause, condition or disease. All information provided is for informational purposes only; it is not medical advice and has not been approved by the FTC or FDA. Please always communicate with your doctor to make any decisions or changes regarding your health, as your doctor is the only one who knows what is right for you.

 

About The Author

Kelly Weston

Working as a personal trainer and group fitness/ Pilates instructor in Los Angeles has been a dream come true. With 20 years of dance background, and graduating from college as captain of my dance team ranked #1 in the country, I was inspired to get into Fitness as a career and moved on my own from Maryland to California.
I now have more than a decade of experience in fitness and a strong list of qualifications and certifications. I’m an NASM certified personal trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine), Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Primal/ Paleo/ Ancestral Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, & Fitness Expert) and Certified in Classical-Progressive Pilates Reformer, Chair, Cadillac and Mat from Pilates Sports Center. I’m also certified in several barre workouts, pre and postnatal fitness, and a specialist in Heart Rate Performance. I’ve helped people of all ages and levels, including Hollywood celebrities, pre and post-natal mommies, and pro athletes reach their health and fitness goals. I love to teach a challenging, fun, intense workout while I focus a lot on form and mind/ body connection. I’m confident that you and I will make a great team!

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