There are varying degrees of adopting a lifestyle. Some are mostly good, which is better than not at all, while others go scorched earth and follow the book to the letter. I don’t judge: I feel it’s better to be mostly good than not good at all.
Being all-in means sticking with Paleo and not allowing non-Paleo foods into the diet. Now, with that said, I can’t say Sherry and I are 100% Paleo. We use butter instead of ghee, and we sometimes allow cheese on our salads or in some foods (although I always pay the price with my digestion tract!). Otherwise, we’re pretty strict. We have found a balance that works for us and keeps us where we want and making the progress we want to make.
I don’t have the answer for everyone’s weight loss plans. I had the answer for me, and with some luck, the same will apply to you. However, the one thing I’m certain about is that if you don’t do anything, nothing will change. You have to do something to lose weight and get healthy. Find your path and take the steps to make it a life-long journey. Just don’t be taken in by the marketing that tries to sell you on products that claim to make it easier. They don’t. There are only two things that will make you lose weight: diet and exercise. In my opinion, anyone who says they can’t lose it through those two things aren’t all-in and are likely eating foods that don’t promote good health. There is no such thing as eating healthy if that includes grains, soy, sugar, or dairy. Those foods have been proven to be harmful to us, and using the flawed nutrition information from the 70’s-90’s does more harm than good.
Stick to the following as closely as you can and you will do well:
- No grains
- No dairy
- No soy
- No Sugar
- No pre-processed foods
Eat meat and veggies with a smattering of fruit and you will be surprised at how well your body will respond.