I really hope someone can help me. I'm 2 months into a 3 month workout program that incorporates weight training and HIIT (high intensity interval training). These first 2 months have been mostly muscle training and moderate cardio. I add HIIT next week.
Ok, so I have gained 5 lbs since I started. I know it's muscle and the purpose of building muscle the first 2 months is so that it's easier to burn the fat in this last phase. However I'm getting discouraged that I really haven't lost much inches either (maybe a half inch in the waist). I feel firmer. I just want to see better results.
I eat pretty strict Paleo. Here's a run down of my daily intake: Upon waking: eat a banana or a homemade Popsicle (coconut milk, pineapple, banana) After workout: eat egg omelette with sausage, veggies Lunch: usually dinner leftovers Dinner: protein and a few veggie sides
I don't eat 6 meals a day like the program recommends because I'm not hungry and it goes against my Paleo mindset. I rarely eat sweet potatoes or any other starchy carbs. Should I be eating more?
Here's some other info: I'm 5'10, started at 210lbs now 215...oh I'm female so I need to lose 30-40lbs. I hasn't lost weight in 5 months of eating strict Paleo...getting discouraged :(