Hi Im 31 year old female, started paleo 11 months ago. I have 2 kids 1 year old and 3 years old. Im 5'4 and was 128 before having kids. After starting paleo I successfully lost all of the baby weight and got back down to 128 to 130 and maintained that weight for several months. At this time I was paleo pescaterian and still feeling tired all the time. I decided to add in meat to see what happened. My energy went up, but so did my weight. In 2 months I gained 9 lbs and feel so fat. I feel like I felt when I was 8 months pregnant. I feel uncomfortable in my body. My diet stayed pretty much the same except for adding meat. I have not been able to exercise as much as I would like because I had some complications from the pregnsncy and have been on disability. At the same time I added meat I also started to add in some exercise. Walking 3 miles 3 times a week and some other light exercises at home that are safe for me to do, in addition to heavy cleaning and chasing after to energetic kids. I know meat contains a lot more fat, so I have adjusted my carb intake to 100 carbs or less per day. Please let me know if you have any other suggestions.
I eat 1800 to 2000 calories a day
Breakfast- eggs and smoked salmon
Lunch big kale salad with leftover protein either chicken, salmon, beef etc.
Dinner Steamed vegetables with some protein, usually grass fed beef. I eat a lot of tomato based sauces.
I eat a square of dark chocolate every few days and snack on sunflower butter and carrots, hard boiled eggs, etc.
Thanks for the help.