…different for everyone. I’d love to be able to say with 100% certainty that if you do what I did, you will lose all the weight you want. It’s just not true. There are many different body types, genes, and other factors involved that make us unique. These unique traits also make our bodies respond differently to inputs.
I’m of Eastern European descent. It turns out that for my genetic makeup, the Paleo Diet works amazingly well. Would it work as well for someone who is Asian, Hispanic, or Sub-Saharan? Maybe. Maybe not. I just don’t know. I do know there are people who are on the Paleo Diet from all different ethnic backgrounds and they are healthy, but again, I know people from different ethnic backgrounds to include my own who didn’t realize the same results. I can’t say there weren’t external factors involved with their not achieving the same results; perhaps they weren’t as strict, or maybe even too strict with portion sizes. Regardless, one size does not fit all when it comes to health and losing weight.
That’s why I advocate finding what works well for you. I know my site is very Paleo. Heck, I’m the PaleoMarine, and this site is PaleoMarine.com. However, I’m not so biased as to think that my way is the only way. I know people who have achieved great weight loss goals through other means. Some of them I think are a lot more work than necessary, but hey, it’s their journey, so who am I to say it’s wrong.
I lost 150 lbs through Whole30, Paleo, and running. For me, it was pretty easy. I’m not saying it was a cake walk (pardon the pun), but in the grand scheme of things, eating delicious food until I was comfortably full each and every meal with running every other day has been a pretty easy way to lose that much weight within 2 years. I know many others who have had to work a lot harder for less than 1/4 of the weight I’ve lost.
Everyone’s story is different. Some people really love working out 3 hours a day and carbo-loading. If it works for them, so be it. It’s just not my thing.