I have a “normal” BMI now and I have been normal weight for a long time. But… Thank to all the “low fats” diets I have been on in the past, I Keep having abdominal fatness, unbalanced body composition and one more bad friend, an autoimmune thyroiditis.
I met Paleo. I felt in love: wow, that’s mine, exactly My Solution! What now, a week later? I feel in a maze … pretty stucked.
Everything seemed easy: no more than 25% carbs, 10 - 15% proteins and yep, eat your fats! Thereby: a dramatic cut in grains and the huge amount of fruit I was used to eat. Replaced with plenty of meat and fish, +eggs, + nuts and seeds and coconut/almonds flour.
Problem 1 : I do not reach my fats intake anyway. So what? More nuts? More eggs? Because of this first problem, trying to find a solution, I actually …bumped into a further problem!
Problem 2: the omega6/omega 3 ratio issue. According to that, more nuts-eggs-olive oils-coconut is BAD. Don’t even try. Not to mention that the meat I eat is mostly NOT grass-fed (living with my parents/low budget when I live alone/no paleofriendly stores nearby…)
How do you reach your fats intake? Should I assume that you ignore the omega6:omega3 fact or are you massive mackerel eaters?
And.. is it paleo for every wallet? I am worried that going Paleo ignoring the grass-fed meat “detail” will be even worse long term …
Share your experience, let me know how “gloomy” your Paleo first days were. I will really be grateful, I don’t want to give up my paleo enthusiasm and… my new love for coconut bakery goods.