Dr Oz: Paleo vs Atkins Diet
Dr. Oz is ready to explain the Paleo Diet craze so you can decide if it is right for you! Learn which foods to eat and which ones to avoid as well the many health benefits that come from eating this high-protein diet.
Dr Oz: The Paleo Diet Review
Dr. Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet, says every woman should be on the Paleo Diet because it is not only high in protein, but also low-glycemic. Dr. Cordain says this type of diet is the best way to lose weight and keep it off, especially since it also includes a high amount of fruits and vegetables as well as Omega-3 fatty acids, which help to bring down inflammation in the body.
Dr Oz: Paleo Diet Foods
Nell Stephenson, author of Paleoista, shared examples of foods that are part of the Paleo Diet, but Dr. Oz questioned how it is different from the several other “low-carb” diets out there. Nell responded by first explaining the Paleo Diet is definitely not the Atkins Diet because you do not walk around all day eating meat and chunks of cheese. Instead, she says you are getting a great balance of foods that includes local produce in every meal.
- Grass-fed beef
- Wild salmon
- Healthy fats – coconut oil, avocados
- Raw nuts in moderation
Dr Oz: Paleo Diet Elminate Inflammatory Foods
Dr. Oz says he believed the Paleo Diet to be something Fred Flintstone would have consumed, but he now realizes there is more to it than just meat, however he questions why it does not include any dairy products. Nell Stephenson explained the Paleo Diet does not include dairy or any other foods that cause inflammation in the body because it is focused on eating whole foods that do not come in a wrapper.
- No dairy
- No grains
- No legumes
- No refined sugars
Dr Oz: Paleo Diet Misconceptions
Dr. Oz says he has heard several opinions about the Paleo Diet, many of which are due to misconceptions. Dr. Loren Cordain explained the biggest misconception about the Paleo Diet is probably that people believe it to be just another “fad” diet. He says this is not the case at all, especially since it is how people have been eating for thousands of years. Dr. Cordain argues the Paleo Diet will even reduce heart disease and help with weight loss. Nell Stephenson says the weight loss benefits vary from person to person, but you will shed pounds at a slow and steady pace which is ideal for long-term success.
Dr Oz: Paleo Diet Rules
Nell Stephenson showed Dr. Oz what a Paleo Diet plate of food should like, including which foods and how much of each you should consume at every meal.
- 2/3 plate with fresh veggies
- Palm-size amount of protein
- Small amount of healthy fat, like avocado slices
- A handful of fruit
Dr Oz: Paleo Diet Calorie Counting
Nell Stephenson says she does not want you to count calories while on the Paleo Diet. She explained if you simply follow the rules and create the “Paleo Plate” at every meal, you will eat healthy all day long with steady energy instead of experiencing spikes and drops in your blood sugar, which could cause you to reach for something unhealthy.
Paleo Diet: Eat Dinner For Breakfast
Nell Stephenson encourages women to look at breakfast as if it were their dinner. She highly recommends eating leftover meat from dinner the night before as part of your breakfast every day because it will give your energy the boost it needs to sustain you until lunch.
Dr Oz: Paleo Diet Three Cheat Meals Per Week
Nell Stephenson asks her clients to give the Paleo Diet a try for 30 days before eating the foods they used to love because at that point they might not even taste as good to you anymore. She recommends eating three “cheat” meals per week since 21 healthy meals in seven days is a lot and it is better to cheat every now and then than it is to binge and go back to your old way of eating unhealthy all the time.