There may be questions out there similar to mine & I've tried searching them but I feel like my question might be a little more personal. (If you do know of another thread that would be helpful a link would be great!)
First, a little about myself: I am 23, 5'3", and about 140lbs. I've always been a bit curvy-I tend to store my extra weight in my belly, thighs, and hips. I've been Paleo for about 5 months. The first 3 months I did really well (I think, haha) I made all my own condiments, ate meat, eggs, veggies, and a bit of fruit and nuts. I did keep dairy, coffee, and occasionally drank (tried to stick with wine, hard cider, or liquor with club soda) I would say I was always about 80/20 or better. I also go to bed fairly early (not with the sun but when tired) and pretty much wake up naturally (always before my alarm). I live on a large campus and walk everywhere and occasionally play active games at work (at an after school program) or play with my dog in the yard and house.
I noticed a few positives in my bowels (cool, right?) but can't really pin point any other positives. No weight loss, no visual physical change, I don't feel "happier" or whatever. My boyfriend lost about 15-20lbs and drinks beer regularly (and often cheats, eating pizza, chips, etc.) Talk about disheartening.
The past couple months I've been a bit more like 60/40. Maybe losing a bit of faith and being lazy. Eating out a lot, snacking, and probably eating too much fruit (spring break, visiting Dallas to find apartments, road trips, social events).
Anyways, I am willing to get back on the saddle (or whatever that lame saying is) in hopes of actually seeing some "results". But I need a little help. I plan on keeping track of what I eat, hoping that might keep me on track.
Ideally how much of the following should I be getting each day? Carbs, fat, protein, sugar, etc. Also, could the dairy be getting in the way (it will be uber hard to eliminate but I can try)?
I was also thinking of working out this summer, possibly trying to "lift heavy things" more often and walking/jogging a bit (not much 1-because I hate jogging and 2-apparently it's not that great & is part of the whole conventional wisdom deal)
If anyone has advice, I feel like I'm still a novice and would love any information/advice.
Ok, I feel like I'm definitely rambling. Thank you!