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Unleashed: Lebron James's Weight Loss Secret and Slim Down Tip

Posted: Oct 29 2014

A healthy way to lose weight efficiently is with a diet high in healthy fats and protein— both plentiful in mouth-watering seafood—with just a small amount of carbs on the side.

Basketball future Hall of Famer LeBron James attributes his own recent, stunning weight loss success to the low carb, ketogenic-style Paleo diet. That meant turning his back on sugary foods, dairy and almost all carbs, eating nothing but fish, meat, low-carb fruits and veggies.

At 29, James has joined the ranks of many pro athletes heading into their 30s and struggling with more than a few extra pounds and the aches and pains of a physical livelihood. After a few months eating mainly seafood and other high protein foods, James was once again a lean, mean athletic machine. James intends to keep playing for a few more years at least, which brought him to the realization that he needs to take better care of his body—starting with his diet.

Imagine a diet that not only helps you shed pounds, but offers health benefits like reduced cardiovascular disease (heart attacks, strokes), lowered blood pressure, decreased blood triglycerides, decreased arterial plaque formation and a reduction in symptoms of inflammatory diseases like arthritis and Crohn’s disease. The seafood-rich Paleo diet, it turns out, does both.

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The Paleo diet relies on foods heavy in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, found primarily in fatty fish. Thousands of scientific papers spanning a variety of diseases demonstrate the health benefit of omega-3 fatty acids, and lucky for us they occur naturally in sashimi, sushi, scallops, tuna and shellfish.

Translation: Sign me up for the Paleo diet, right?

This special low-carb diet works by training the body to use healthy fat, like the fat found in seafood brimming with omega-3, instead of carbs.

To be specific, the Paleo diet recommends a diet made up of 50-75 percent healthy fats, 15-30 percent protein and 5-25 percent carbs—that is “good” carbs, like the kind found in fruits and veggies, rather than sugar.

The way it works, cells turn food into energy through one of two metabolic pathways—sugar and fat. The sugar engine produces a limited amount of energy and produces a lot of waste and doesn’t need oxygen. Most people have trained their body to run on energy created by carbs (sugar), and when that energy runs out the body seeks more sugar.

The trick is to train your body to be a better fat burner. On the low carb diet, your body is trained to look to fat first for energy instead of sugar. A healthy metabolism, not damaged by years of super high carb intake can readily burn fat, so that when you need to you can tap into body fat to burn for energy. On a high carb diet, over the years your body can lose its ability to find fat to burn for energy and will turn to protein and muscle to break down when it needs energy instead!

FishforSushi.com knows that thousands of scientific studies demonstrate multiple health benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood, and premium sashimi is a natural wellspring for the stuff, making weight loss with the Paleo program a culinary pleasure.

In addition to being ideal for shedding pounds in a healthy way, the steady consumption of fish with their natural omega-3 fatty acids has been found to be helpful in maintaining good health throughout a lifetime.

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Surprisingly, (or maybe not) the average U.S. diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids. The Paleo diet has become one of the hottest weight loss platforms in decades. The science behind the Paleo diet shows that it’s a healthy way to become super fit, and stay that way. Miami Heat star Ray Allen proved its effectiveness when he came back from summer break at age 39 in significantly better shape than he was the year before after adopting and adhering to the seafood-rich Paleo diet.

Weight loss was not actually Allen’s goal when he began the Paleo diet; he said that eating a seafood-rich diet improved his stamina and significantly enhanced his post-workout recovery.

More athletes are favoring a healthy, ketogenic-inspired, low-carb eating plan like the one provided by the Paleo diet.

By adopting a diet rich in the omega-3 fatty acids found naturally in fresh fish and seafood like tuna, shellfish and premium sashimi, you’ll discover a diet for life, whether you’re an athlete or you just want to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Finding recipes for meals that fit in with the Paleo diet is easy. If you’re a sushi fan, here’s a delicious recipe to make at home, one that your whole family will love: Cucumber Wrapped Sushi

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Comments

  • Posted by Rick on November 24, 2014

    I have been on a similar diet for some time now. I’m amazed that so much sushi and Japanese food in particular contains sugar – even fish roe has sugar added to it. While some Mirin does not contain sugar most of the major brands contain high fructose corn syrup. I used to eat a lot of sushi but have given it up because of the sugar content. Sushi does not have to contain sugar to taste good.

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