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Women following Paleo diet lost 7 lbs in four weeks
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Women who followed a Paleolithic (Paleo) diet lost an average of 7 lbs in four weeks (4.3% of their body weight) compared to 2.6 lbs (1.7% of their body weight) for women following a standard Australian diet as recommended by The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council according to a new study from researchers at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.
The Paleo diet “encourages consumption of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts and eggs”, while “all products of agricultural origin, grains, legumes and dairy are excluded” the paper notes.
Calories Consumed: 1413 calories vs 1590 calories
Women on the Paleo diet consumed an average of 1413 calories per day compared to 1590 for those following the standard Australian diet.
Subjects: 39 healthy women, 47 years old, BMI 27
The study involved 39 healthy women who, on average, were 47-years-old and had a body mass index (BMI) of 27.
Twenty-two (22) women were randomly assigned to the Paleolithic diet, and 17 were assigned to the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating diet for four weeks.
What to Eat and What NOT to Eat on Paleo Diet
Here are the recommendations on what to eat and what not to eat on a Paleo diet according to Loren Cordain, PhD’s PaleoDiet.com website.
Loren Cordain founded the Paleo Diet Movement.
- Grass-produced meats
- Fresh fruits and veggies
- Nuts and seeds
- Healthful oils (Olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut)
- Cereal grains
- Legumes (including peanuts)
- Refined sugar
- Processed foods
- Refined vegetable oils
Genoni A, Lyons-Wall P, Lo J, and Devine A. Cardiovascular, Metabolic Effects and Dietary Composition of Ad-Libitum Paleolithic vs. Australian Guide to Healthy Eating Diets: A 4-Week Randomised Trial. Nutrients, 2016; 8(5): http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/8/5/314/html.
Author’s Contact Info
School of Science
Edith Cowan University
Perth 6027, Australia
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