I have started paleo almost 5 weeks ago now and have barely seen any weight loss what so ever. I have been through the whole dieting thing before and lost 80+ pounds doing the normal 40/40/20 ratio with carbs, protein, and fats. I workout daily doing High Intensity Cardio about 4-5 times a week and weight lifting about 3-4 times a week. I have gone out of my way to make sure all the meat is 100% grass fed from local farmers/butchers (no hormones, no antibiotics, etc) along with free range NON vegetarian fed eggs, free range fryer chickens/chicken breasts. I have healthy fats (only use coconut oil and cold pressed extra virgin olive oil). I do eat bacon from the butcher which is from healthy pigs fed a natural diet. I am just getting so frustrated from all the time and money I spent going paleo and debating going back to my old diet that I lost a bunch of weight on years back. I defiantly know I eat less then 100g of carbs a day. Probably under 50gs. I only get my carbs really from veggies. (broccoli and asparagus) So I should be in ketosis now. I have a caloric deficit of about 400-500 calories a day and burn about 400 calories a day in the gym. I rarely eat fruit... maybe a piece once every couple weeks. Rarely eat nuts/seeds.. Maybe once or twice a week. The seeds/nuts I do eat is only sunflower and almonds that are raw and have been soaked and sprouted. I just don't understand why this is taking so long.... I know that on my other diet that after the first 3-4 weeks my body fat really started to fall off.
I understand that good healthy fats do not cause fat gain but does having fat as your main fuel source really help with fat loss?
I have been thinking lot about this and it seems more that a paleo lifestyle is more for healthy living and maintaining body weight rather then losing it.
Why would my body want to dip into my fat stores and use it as fuel if I am already supplying it so much healthy fat?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.