I am 50 years old, female 5'7"
I started at around 230 pounds (or thereabouts..mislaid the book!) and am currently 183 pounds.
I eat no processed foods at all. Diet consists of local grass fed meat (angus beef, local pork(not crated, ever) local free range poultry, and lamb/hogget when my friend has the home kill man in) Fish, normally locally caught (New Zealand) Local above ground vegetables (very occasionally frozen vegetables) plus carrots and onions. No fruit except occasional berries, seasonal and homegrown. Coconut oil/butter/cream etc. Nuts and seeds, organic. Homemade nut butter. Butter and cream and free range, local eggs. Earl Grey tea (drunk with cream)
Saturday am treat. LSA pancakes with banana and local raw manuka honey (1 teasp/week) Long runs (over 2 hours) home made 'larabar' consisting of soaked dates, nuts and coconut flakes.
Exercise. I run. I run very slowly, at about a good walking pace. I find it easier to run than walk due to an accident. I run at least 6 days a week, a min of 1 hour a day. I have started Mark Sissions exercise program me, but have to stand on a chair to do pull ups..i.e. i have a long way to go!
Re running. I use running as a form of relaxation. The last two years have been beyond belief (try almost 12,000 earthquakes in less than 2 years as a starter...) and running relaxes me and helps me cope. I work from home and can organize my time so time for exercise is not an issue.
I have stopped losing weight. I have been plateaued for almost 5 months. Any ideas of what I can do? or what with menopause, being a woman, and having been fat...is this it?
I like eating like this, I could do this forever. I eat if I am hungry, and try not to eat too much without counting.
So please hack my paleo life with me. What improvements can I make, particularly re weight loss.