I do recommend the Paleo diet to a lot of my clients. Being Paleo does mean you will consume more protein and less carbs. Here are some of the reasons I suggest more protein to my clients.
Protein consumption is beneficial for weight loss
1. Satiety or fullness
2. Increased metabolic rate (your metabolism is faster because of the thermic effect of food)
3. Less lean muscle loss so your body doesn’t rely on protein in the muscle for energy
4. Your body uses sugars for energy instead of storing them as fat.