You will recall in my last entry that I was exploring the Paleo Diet as part of my healthy lifestyle. Well I have realised that it has helped me maintain my weight, I have not put on anymore weight, if anything I have lost some. But it is turning out to be slightly ‘dangerous’ cos I am sliding into a Size 8 (not sure what that is in the US & other parts of the world) which apparently is dangerous for my age and height. The size is ok for those in their early 20s so I have decided to slow down on the Paleo, I am going to have low carbs meals instead. The last thing I want is to end up with some kind of deficiency, I have got enough already. Another downside to Paleo is that it involves using oils in most meals which is something I had cut on and only use if I have. So now I have found myself doing the opposite which has now resulted to the spots returning to my formerly smooth face!! I am now having to cover it up with concealerbwhich I was only using for going out at weekends as I want to keep my skin as natural possible throughout the working week, I suppose all I am saying is that I am returning to what I know best. I will still have Paleo foods but only every other week or occasionally. The final downside to Paleo is that it is very expensive – the price of ingredients like Coconut/almond flour, not to mention meat, etc.
As an experienced dieter I already know what keeps me healthy and maintain my weight so I will in that vain ‘stick to what I know’. As the saying goes ‘if it ain’t broke don’t try to fix it’. Like I have always pointed out I am not writing this blog to tell people what to eat or what diet to go, at the end of the day our bodies are different, added to that you need to check with your doctor before going on a diet. However, there is one thing I will still maintain, fad diets are dangerous!! I am living proof of that – anaemia, Vitamin deficiency, low calcium. I have been working with my doctor, Nutrionist, online advise from The Food Standards Agency and other reliable company websites this has worked as I am able to ‘customise’ my foods eradicate the symptoms I had by eating all the recommended foods in the various food groups.
I am also now back to aerobics, currently doing workouts three times a week. I had to stop the cardio as that was also making me lose weight too fast!! I now only do short warm ups with upper/lower body workouts finishing with a cool down. And that is another thing I will like to mention, it is important to warm up & cool
down regardless of the activity you are involved in, here is a link to a very informative article: http://www.brianmac.co.uk/warmup.htm
Stay healthy and most importantly be safe.