So... I'm fairly new to paleo. I've been gluten free for over a year, but just recently cut out all grains, sugar (except for 70%+ dark chocolate), white potatoes, rice, etc. I do feel better, for the most part. Except two things. I don't seem to have as much energy as I used to when I'm doing a WOD, and I cannot seem to lose any fat.
I've yo-yo-ed quite a bit in the last few years, between 160 and 200lbs. I'm 23, 5'5" and fairly healthy otherwise. I've been active the entire time as well. Crossfit off and on, downhill skiing numerous days a week in the winter... All sorts of things, but when I lose the weight, I CANNOT seem to keep it off. Paleo makes sense to me, and I believe that it would be the key to maintaining that weight loss, however... I have to get it off again! I've always been strong, I swam competitively for 6 years, and I'm an outdoor sports junkie. Whitewater, mountain bikes, skis... anything.
I've been trying to eat VLC, and a typical day for me looks like this. Breakfast: 2-3 eggs cooked in butter with an ounce or so of good cheese, 3 slices of bacon, a few mushrooms or bell pepper slices, and half an avocado
Lunch: Salad with baby kale, spinach, arugula, avocado, cottage cheese, pancetta and homemade dressing
Snacks: Almonds or cashews, cottage cheese, or something I've baked with almond flour.
Post Crossfit: 1 scoop of protein powder, coconut milk and sometimes yogurt and/or fruit in a smoothie.
Dinner: Chicken or beef cooked in butter or bacon fat with steamed or roasted veggies. I mostly eat broccoli, cauliflower, butternut squash, mushrooms or parsnips. Sometimes I make a coconut flour crust paleo pizza with natural mozzarella and various toppings.
So, I'm wondering, for my specific goals, is 4-6 days a week too much Crossfit for fat loss? Maybe there's something wrong with the way I am eating that is hurting my progress. I don't know. HELP!