Look, if “paleo” appeals to you, do it. But this idea that a “paleo” diet is so superior to every other is just nonsense.
When you need to lose a bunch of fat, 2 things matter:
- adequate protein
- calorie deficit
You can do that in the context of “paleo,” modified paleo, or whatever the heck else you want.
my body changed for the better when i cut out breads, etc. and instead ate more veggies and fruit. perhaps a calorie
is just a calorie, and certainly the law of thermodynamics is on your side of the argument, but IME it was a good strategic
change. i’m more of a practical person and wouldn’t say it was superior.[/quote]
Very unlikely that you kept calories constant when making that change.
Even so, for nominal equal calories of fruit+veggies versus bread, the fruit+veggies would have a higher TEF.
I do not believe that all calories are equal. But in real-life diets, it’s pretty hard to find big body comp effects that cannot be explained mostly by calories and adequate protein.