Diet: Paleo diet might cause speedy weight gain:
We diet keeping in mind that we will lose weight. but it is not always the case, the cave-man style Paleo diet is causing people to gain weight. though it is said to be the healthiest diet because of its high nutritional approach. It is a modern diet, full of refined foods and trans fats such as meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts, etc.
What is the Paleo diet?
This diet promotes eating whole, unprocessed animal and plant foods such as meat, fish, eggs, veggies, fruits, seeds, and nuts. It requires you to avoid processed foods, sugar, dairy, and grains, although some alternative versions of the paleo diet do allow options like dairy and rice. Unlike other diets, it does not count calories. It restricts the above food groups, all of which are a source of calories in the modern diet. The diet follows the thought that whole foods are better for weight loss and overall health.
This is considered healthy, few researchers found that this diet could actually be making you gain weight and increase your chances of getting diabetes. While following this low carbs and high-fat diet for a few weeks, you might gain weight and some other health complications as well.
Experts gave a warning about putting faith in such fad diets with slight or no scientific evidence. The popular Paleo diet is not recommended for people who are already heavy and lead inactive lifestyles.
Researchers carried out a study and took two groups, one following paleo diet and the other were on their diet. The first, i.e. Paleo group put on 15% of their body weight, in just eight weeks. This means someone who is on this diet and weighs 70 kg would be 82 kgs in just two months.
This level of weight gain will increase blood pressure and increase your risk of anxiety and depression and may cause bone issues as well.
The main thing is in this diet we are asked to eat zero carbs and lots of fat. and eating too much fat is not good for the body.
Low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets are becoming more popular, but there is no scientific evidence that they work. So, consult a dietician before you decide to go on any diet.