I've lost weight but seem to be platueing and am wondering if it's just coming off slower now? Did your weight pour off fast and then slow down, however continue? Also, my TMJD has changed and I'm wondering if it's due to the diet? My eczema has not improved at all yet. I have more energy and feel good; am wondering if the benefits will continue to show themselves even further.
Thanks all ;)
I've experienced improving health for nearly a year now (I've been doing this a year). Just when I think I can't feel any healthier, I'll wake up one day and think to myself, wow, I feel fantastic. I also started doing calisthenics and sprinting after several months, after most of the weight had come off actually, and experienced new beneficial health effects. Intangible things like feeling more energetic and confident. Things continue to improve for me long after the weight loss has ceased. I still haven't had a blood test or anything, but even if a blood test came back with horrible results, I'd have to ignore it because of how amazing I feel. Strong, confident, energetic, good sleep, positive mental outlook, general overall happiness etc.
I've continued to lose, albeit more slowly, through the past 3 years. I've had several plateaus, ranging from a few weeks to half a year, but my body's always progressed again towards better health (which for me, includes lower weight) once my body's had a chance to stabilize with the new information after a period of accelerated weight loss.
I continued to lose weight, very slowly, for much longer than that. When I got to within 5-10 lbs of my goal, though, I did start counting calories, and that made it much easier to lose the rest.
I do know many people here object to counting calories, but if you ever get stuck for a long time, and you're willing, it's worth a shot. If you're only in your second month, I wouldn't think you'd be at that stage yet though. And in general, I think the slower you lose, the better, although it's hard to be patient.
My skin showed improvement very slowly. I had eczema too, as well as keratosis pilaris. Both are 95% gone now, but I think that took almost a year, and I don't know that paleo per se was the "cure", so much as eating a diet much higher in saturated fat and improving my omega 3/omega 6 balance & K2 intake, and probably my general vitamin/mineral intake in general.
Try supplementing to assist your liver to handle the die-off possible from the changes in diet - like Molybdenum Amino Acid Chelate (try Health Yourself brand, 1 tablet 3x/day between meals) and also try 1000mg Biotin 2x/day. This should help speed up skin clearing a bit more. Everyone is different but I found that 30 days of this supplementation in conjunction with a strict paleo diet (which I had been following for 8 weeks prior to beginning this supplementation) began to yield some better results with clearing psoriasis and eczema from my skin. Taking a bit of additional burden off the liver can also help to speed up weight loss.