Paleo Diet is also known as the caveman diet or Stone Age diet as it includes the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. The diet is a nutritional source that has food containing various macronutrients such as proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates, minerals, iron, calcium and dietary fiber. A Paleo diet gives you the flexibility of selecting your food items and their quantity from the given options and thus the number calories in a Paleo diet vary based on your selection. However, there are a few tips that you may apply to keep a check on your caloric intake while having a Paleo diet.
Paleo diet is not essentially prepared for losing weight or shedding the excess fat from the body however, eating fresh fruits and other healthy food items may help in maintaining your body weight, keeping you fit and you may even be able to lose weight if you choose appropriate amount of the various Paleo diet food items. It is seen that many people are able to loose weight by consuming Paleo diet if they choose the right quantity and kind of food. In order to lose 1 Ib weight one is required to lose 3500 calories more than he has in his diet. One can do so by decreasing the quantity of food intake in a Paleo diet and also opting for low calorie food items instead of high calorie ones.
You may count the calories in your Paleo diet by using a simple approach. One gram of proteins and carbohydrates give around four calories and 1 gram of fat gives 9 calories. You may get information related to the total amount of proteins, carbohydrates and fats on the food item’s nutrition label. You may use this information to find out the macronutrient content. Once you know about the amount of macronutrients you are consuming you would be able to count the calories being consumed.