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Have you just adopted the Paleo diet as your main diet for good health? Good for you! It could be one of the smartest decisions you have ever made. Why? Well, there are plenty of great benefits to look forward to when you’re on Paleo diet. And it won’t take months or even weeks to tell the difference in your energy levels and how you feel.

An entirely new lifestyle can be challenging for many people. It may take you a few weeks to get used to the changes in your diet, especially if your previous diet consisted of a lot of sugar and carbohydrates. Pay attention to your body and how it feels everyday in the midst of these changes. It’s a good idea to keep a journal of your progress and any thoughts and feelings about your Paleo journey.

Here are some things you can expect when you decide to eat a Paleo diet:

Weight loss- If you want to shed some pounds, the Paleo diet will definitely help you trim your waistline. While weight loss may be quicker for some than others, you can expect to eventually come down to your natural weight. It may take weeks, months, or a year, but remember that you will notice a difference that will motivate you even more.

Increased stamina- Do you wake up feeling tired and sluggish? On the Paleo diet, you can expect to wake up refreshed and ready to take on your day. While this will not happen overnight, your energy levels will certainly go up because you are fueling your body with good, clean food. Basically, your body will be a fat-burning machine!

Disappearance of “brain fog”- A diet that is full of empty carbs, sugar, and bad fats is sure to give you brain fog and lack of concentration. The Paleo diet restricts carbohydrates in the form of grains and sugar and replaces them with nutrient-dense, energizing, whole foods. You will be getting the minerals and vitamins from vegetables and fruits as well as omega-3 fatty acids, and this will improve the brain function and energy levels in your body.

Fewer physical ailments- You can look forward to a reduction in ailments and conditions. For example, you may notice that you wake up with less stiffness in your joints, and any heartburn or indigestion may disappear after a few weeks. People with high blood pressure will notice a decrease. Your cholesterol levels will drop within just a few weeks of the Paleo diet. Your bowels will functions normally, so say goodbye to any irritable bowel syndrome. The Paleo diet can even help those who suffer from diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and osteoporosis, to name a few conditions.

The first step is committing to a Paleo lifestyle. The key is to take one step at a time. Remember, the results above will not appear overnight, and they vary from individual to individual. Try not to have any expectations in the beginning, and you’ll see the results. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it in the long run!


James Christopher, Creative Writer