In the past, human bodies were wired to cushion themselves against any form of food scarcity. That was the beginning of the attraction to fatty foods and other high calorie yielding foods. The present problem is that technology and large-scale farming brought about by the agrarian revolution has made it possible to create excess food. People nowadays eat because it feels convenient to eat and not because they need the extra calories, in the foods that they take.
The problem with most of the modern diet is that it lacks a balanced supply of both macro and micronutrients.
When your body is experiencing a deficiency in a particular nutrient, it will initiate a hunger stimulus in your brain that will cause you to eat more. Unfortunately, if you do not go on to eat the right kind of food that produces the desired nutrient, you will end up with excess and still lack what you need. Thus it is a major cause of obesity.
Now many modern fitness diet advocates call for a calorie limitation as a weight-loss measure. This is beneficial only to a point. Remember that, without the right supply of all micronutrients, your body will still cause hunger stimulus that causes you to break your fitness diet and eat in excess.
You can succeed at a health fitness diet without the urges to binge eat by taking up the paleo diet. It includes unprocessed meats, fresh fruits, and vegetables as well as nuts. This combination has a lot of fiber that leaves you filled without giving you excess calories. The paleo diet is low on refined sugars and oils. The elimination of these two main ingredients that lead to obesity creates a calorie deficit and a nutrient surplus that leads to successful weight loss. Indeed, the time to take up the paleo diet is now. Journey with us as we embark on living life the paleo way.
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