I have been transitioning into Paleo. Last week wasn't 100% Paleo, but I managed to avoid the bulk of grains, oils, and dairies by eating at home.
I had been eating a lot of Kale which actually made me feel better and more energetic which I'm amazed (probably anemic but need further testing). I have been taking multivitamins (chewable), and eating things like spinach for years and didn't really feel better keeping it up or not.
The thing is I have gained 3 pounds in one week (a lot for someone who's 5'3 weight rarely fluctuates more than 2 pounds a day, my weight is extremely stable when I find a spot). I haven't really been eating more either unless it was green vegetables.
I don't really look different in the mirror. My clothes still fit the same (they are a little snug despite my initial 10 lb loss in January so I'd notice). So I'm at a loss. Am I gaining muscle? My activity has been up a little doing a few more chores here and there, but not that much.
Maybe I am just uneasy because I have PCOS and am afraid I will gain those 10 pounds back? Anyone else experience anything similar?
Details Age: 27 height:5'3 weight: 146
Week before: Food: Breakfast: none, I hate breakfast period. 1-2 cups of Green tea, nothing added. early lunch: fast food, sammich and fries. water or unsweetened tea to drink. dinner: 50/50 lean meat in olive oil with peppers and onions and salad/fast food with vegetables
Activity: Desk job. Chores such as washing dishes, cooking, grocery shopping, light walking.
Stress: Normal work stress. You know, build the space shuttle with a screw driver type stuff.
Sleep: pretty good.
Last Week: Breakfast: Whn I do have breakfast I usually wait until brunch time when I am actually hungry. I have half a pouch of salmon/tuna to tide me over as protein. Not enough money for wild caught salmon type stuff, but getting there. 1 cup Green tea to drink, nothing added. I'm not a big breakfast eater, too much makes me queasy, especially if it's carbs. Lunch: Medium Raw Kale salad with 2-3 tbsp olive oil, and 1 whole large lemon More tuna 1/2 cup of carrots 1/4 cup fruit being apples, or cherries. Snack: more carrots or fruit if I am hungry Dinner: meat such as lean ground beef (with virgin cold pressed coconut oil) with chili seasoning, Tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions. Or grilled pork chop seasoned with mustard powder/onion powder with grilled onions and bell peppers More raw kale salad fruit if we have any, usually we don't. *had pepperoni mushroom green pepper pizza (added our toppings) on two dinners with kale salad. Normally I'd have 3-4 slices, but I only have two this time, so improvement form last week. again transitioning.)
Activity last week: I work a desk job (blah!), I do try to get up frequently, even if it's to get water. I did fast paced walking two days last week for 1.5-2 hours each day. We've been having a heat wave with 100+ heat indexes, I managed to get outside two of the cooler evenings. added behavior. lots of standing/walking around and preparing food this week compared to my typical sedentary activity. added behavior
Stress last week: Normal work stress. You know, build the space shuttle with a screw driver type stuff. I just didn't think about it this week since it's a daily occurence.
Sleep: Pretty good, didn't need as much sleep.
Summary: Overall this last week was better than week before.
This week's goal, increase activity, get more nutrients: Started incorporating weights into my activity. Purchased a juicer. I do eat salad, but really need to incorporate even more dark green leafy vegetables since I respond well to them.