Been following paleo for around 6 weeks now...first three weeks were amazing looked a lot more lean felt fantastic and had insane energy levels. Started feeling tired last week and now i feel like crap and look fat again! Anyone any ideas?
Typical day of diet: 4 eggs 2bacon . aberdeen angus burger with veg. and avacado . chicken breast with veg. . steak with veg and sweet potatoe . cottage cheese and avacado . May snack on nuts and fruits also supplement omega 3
also weight train 3 days a week and cardio on off days with day off on sundays!
I) Get your complete thyroid panel done. Sometimes low carb diets can slow your thyroid down.
II) If you insist on going to the gym so often, do more intense exercise in half the time. Cut out the cardio completely and stick to weight training since you're not eating enough carbs to replenish your glycogen reserves. 3-4 times a week @ 30-40 minutes is more than enough for weight training. By doing cardio on top of weight training on top of low carbs, you'll never build up muscle mass. Your body will fight you to stay fat in order to survive the physical punishment.
My guess, from the limited info here is that you are over-training. But we need more info if you want better answers.
How is your sleep? What exactly are you doing for cardio? Why are you training so heavily, weightloss, competition, trying to look better naked (what I am getting at here is what are your goals?)
I am in the exact same boat as you! I have no idea what I am doing wrong... quick question: are you male or female? I'm not used to posting on these so I'm not sure how to tell who the original poster was, but anyway, the point of that question is that I recently found out that my testosterone levels are slightly low (I am female) and I was reading up on it and it says that low testosterone could cause weight gain, decreased energy, etc in women (maybe in men too, but I didn't really read up on that). Honestly, I'm not sure what to do about low testosterone levels, but maybe check your hormone levels and go from there with your doctor? It could have something to do with it. My friend gave me the link to your post because I have been going through the exact same thing lately with Paleo and am on the brink of giving up! I did lower my cardio (I was doing spinning 5-6x/week) and upped my weight training, but these changes are too recent to say that I see any difference.