Hi all! I've been GFCF for about two months, Paleo for the last four weeks (though I just started eating free range/grass fed meat, and occasionally sneak some peanut butter) and am very happy with how I feel (got off anxiety/ssri for the first time in 10 years!). My question is about fat - how much should I be consuming? I've read threads/ forums that suggest 40/40/20 break down between fat, protein and carbs. I keep my carbs pretty low (around 100g- is that low? I'm not even sure). I used to do cardio & weights 4-5x a week but the first two weeks of Paleo felt like a Mac truck had hit me so now I focus on sprinting/jump-roping/long walks and strength training. My daily food diary looks a little like this:
B: half avocado with steak seasoning, banana
L: medium sized salad or roasted cabbage with meat or fish (cooked in olive or coconut oil)
D: various cooked veggies (cooked in oil) then tossed in dressing, meat/fish (cooked in olive or coconut oil)
occassional: 3 squares of dark chocolate or homemade fruit popsicle (fruit&honey)
beverage: 80-90oz of water/day
I snacked a lot on seeds/gum/hard candy in the first two weeks but have weaned myself off. I'm trying to lose 5-10 lbs (5'0' 122 currently) and haven't given up my hormonal BC yet even though I'm sure it does a fine job blocking fat loss. I can see my body composition changing which is nice and I'm sure I'm being a little impatient and fat-phobic Should I be eating more fat to see fat loss?