I am a 60 yr old woman, Paleo for 9 months. Lost 35 lbs in first 4 months (starting at 197) but I have been stuck at 162 + or - 2 lbs ever since. I have started using MCT oil, and I follow a pretty strict eating plan. No starch, no sugar (except naturally found as in fruit), cleanest raised protein and eggs I can find or afford. Very little dairy, pastured butter and some yogurt because I use the whey to ferment some foods.
I have a physically demanding job, as I work in the flooring dept of a DIY store. Lift, pull, tug, push, anywhere from 50 to 75 lbs . Lots of walking and stair climbing.
Triglycerides 72, Cholesterol total 273, HDL 85 and ratio of 3.2.
What else can I do to better my numbers...although I don't put much value on the "numbers" but I would like to take off 20 more lbs. I feel so stagnant and not energized. I supplement with: Raw multi vitamin, krill oil, MCT, curcumin for arthritic problems, kelp for iodine, Vitamin D, as there is no sunshine in Ohio in the winter.
Occasionally I use the mini trampoline and bounce for 10 minutes but no other "exercise".
Why am I stuck? Is there any truth to the "carbing up" for one day a month to trigger a reset?