Okay, brace yourself. I'm going to be completely honest here. Less-than-perfect moments and all. Full disclosure.
I started Paleo about 3 weeks ago. Definitely not 100%, and I've had a few SAD days. Overall, I'd say I'm consistently at about 80/20. I'm female, 18, 5'6'', and pre-Paleo I weighed 118-120 pounds. I've been eating anywhere from 1200-2200 calories a day (varies), aside from the 3-4 days I ate SAD foods--then it was likely up and over 3000.
My diet consists mainly of meat (white meat chicken, beef steaks, bacon, occasional pork chop), eggs, vegetables, and healthy fats (butter, fat from bacon, olive oil). Limited nuts, dark chocolate, and fruits. I also have a small amount of heavy cream in my coffee daily. My meat is not free-range/grass-fed, and my veggies aren't always organic--not ideal, but I'm broke.
I've been really bad about exercising lately. General walking around house/doing things/basic activities of being alive have been about it lately. Guilty.
Thing is, I've gained a few pounds. Unsurprising, given my previously "healthy" SAD diet/lifestyle of many tiny meals a million times a day, no fat, and constant cardio-obsession. I'm now consistently up around 123-124 pounds. But...I feel like my body is looking the same, if not better. I've heard things about Paleo changing your body composition, but assumed that you have to work out/be more strict about the diet/give it more time. What is going on here? All of my clothes still fit the same, as far as I can tell. Jeans no tighter than usual and such.
I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't slightly frustrated by the slight weight gain. No, it's not major...but I definitely don't want to see it go up any more.