The more I read the more I'm confused and boy am I confused. I had never heard of Paleo until a month ago but after reading "Wheat Belly" and later "Why we get fat" I am hooked on the science of it, but I may be suffering from too much info. I am 6' 4" Paraplegic and I started the year @ 342 lbs with a large muscular build. I work out two - three days a week with free weights and cardio, and spent the last two summers Hand-cycling about 40 miles a week and even finished the Philadelphia Marathon this year on my bike.
I lost 30 pounds in a little over two months on Medifast but it proved too hard to sustain on the weekends. I'm a couple days into my second week of Paleo and have not lost even a pound. I'm not gaining weight but I'm not losing either. I'm eating nearly an avocado a day and cooking with coconut oil, I haven't touched a complex carb or starch in months, I found a local butcher for grass-fed beef and free range poultry. I have not been super strict with counting calories or carbs but I have done some quick calculations and If I use the 10-12 calories per pound of mass I don't know how to reach my recommended calorie and keep a healthy balance of Omega 6's to 3's. I've been eating about 2400 calories a day but but the tracker I've been using says I'm way off on Omega 6:3 ratio, Plus some sources say I may need more carbs and some say less carbs. Which do I experiment with first more or less?