Hi, i am interested in trying Paleo to help my mild/moderate acne. i am also prediabetic so i know cutting down on carbs will be good from a health pov.
Problem is i am trying to gain weight. I WT twice a week and cardio 3 times a week. Can anyone offer advice of what i can eat to hit my target of 2000-2500 calories per day. Nuts are out for me, except almond butter and so is dairy (though i hear this is not allowed on Paleo).
Any help would be appreciated.
This is as far as i got with a meal plan
green smoothie w coconut oil 120c protein 120-240
protein 240 salad with evoo 120 1/2 avocado 100
almond butter with rasberries 120 pea protein 130
after workout snack
pea protein 130
dinner protein 240 salad 1/2 avocado 100
Stop doing cardio and weight train only. Eat a lot more. What's your source of protein? Can you do eggs? Eggs are very easy to eat throughout the day, and if you can tolerate them you can eat quite a few daily.
I have food triggered acne, (grains, fruits and nuts (and probably lactose) for me). I have found I can eat moderate amounts of safe starches without digestive or acne issues. I've had problems with too much protein and too few carbs (hypothyroid type issues). If you can too I'd recommend eating a moderate amount. Beyond that, in my view the best way to get extra calories is through saturated or monounsaturated fats.
You might also give digestive bitters a try. My weight NEVER went up, no matter how hard I tried, but I gained 5 pounds when I started taking digestive bitters after meals.
The cardio is probably not helping you either. Less running and a lot more walking would probably serve you well.
All I can do is feel your pain.
Strict paleo = clearer skin, no sick feeling after eating, just no sick feeling ever, but can't gain size for a skinny person.
carbs = able to put on some size, but feel sick all the time.
Don't even bother counting calories Lee. Just eat as much as you can! If you're weight training and doing cardio 2 and 3 times a week, you're not going to generate much body fat eating huge meals. 2500 calories? No wonder you're not gaining weight.
I eat double that on my workout days after fasting for 16+ hours.. LOL Seriously, I eat non-stop for some 3-4 hours straight. Usually my entire kitchen goes empty all at once.
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