3.5 kgs and 2.5 inches lost in 6 weeks, with Paleo!

It started with Hamza’s experiments with Paleo, then the study of The Paleo Solution… story in this post.

The results of the first four weeks were nothing short of spectacular… as posted here.

And now, Paleo seems to have become a lifestyle. I love my egg-white omelette, tuna/salmon salad, grilled chicken/fish with salad, some fruits and nuts in between, lots of water and some coffee. No more craving for breads, rice, pasta… unless when Salma cooks her divine ‘Pulao’ – the antidote of Paleo 🙂

[Yes, that’s me in the photo – courtesy of Sara]

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The Paleo Diet for health and fitness

Inspired by Hamza (my son who is a bigger health and fitness freak than I am) and his results with the Paleo diet, I started reading about Paleo a few weeks ago. But it wasn’t until I read The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf that I was inspired to try the diet for 30 days.

Robb’s book outlines the benefits of eating Paleo, the specifics of how to follow the protocol, the evolutionary basis for it, all while providing evidence found in scientific studies. At its core, Paleo intends to imitate an ancestral human diet, with a focus on foods that are available today including meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, roots, and nuts, while specifically excluding grains, legumes, dairy products, salts, refined sugars and processed oils.

Considering my current diet, I just had to stop eating bread, cut down on fruits and add some lean meat. It seems like a very sensible long-term plan. I’ve been on the diet for exactly one week, and will report by results at the end of 30 days.