First let me say thanks to all of you who so willingly offer your input and advice. I have learned a lot from this site. I especially appreciate the "if it works for you then whatever" type advice vs. the what all the "experts" say-- but i am getting a little frustrated, so im all ears!
So my jeans are fitting really tight since going paleo. Yeah yeah, I know-- too many nuts, cut out all dairy, eat a sweet potato and all that. But what I'm totally flummoxed over is why is it that pre-paleo I would crack out on a half (or whole) box of cereal (organic! From the health food store!) and chocolate soy milk, eat burritos with beans and cheese and baskets full of chips, have a cerveza or two, eat bread brought to the table at a restaurant, etc etc and have a flatter stomach than now? Could that handful of nuts REALLY be the culprit? If so, that's stupid! (I also just read on the NPR website that almonds have been caloriclly overestimated by up to 20%)
I get plenty of sleep, exercise and lift heavy things, eat meat/veg/raw goat milk/ coconut stuff/ berries. I am 37 female, 5'8" 152 lbs (clothes fit better when I was around 142)I have a muscular build-- I'm a swimmer and people always comment on my strong back and shoulders, but my mid section/thighs/arms, though strong, seem to be covered in more fat than before. Any thoughts?