Not sure what I'm doing wrong: I keep gaining weight!
Female, age 25, 5'8" and when i started cross fit/paleo i was 174. Now 2 months later I'm at 180.
I keep count of my calories (old habits die hard) and I average between 1200 and 1500 everyday. (i go up in cals on the days i do CF)
I started crossfit as a total couch potato and have since worked up to 3 days a week. My measurements havent changed at all since I've started--which is disappointing--the only thing thats changed is my weight going up and up and up.
a basic day of food is this, and yes, I measure my food's weight.
breakfast: Iced coffee w soy, almond, or coconut milk (no added sugar) one splenda. KIND bar
Lunch: 3-4 ounces of a small piece of meat (yesterday was 4 ounces of filet mignon) 2 cups Arugula salad with 3 ounces watermelon, 4 cherry tomato, 5 kalamata olives. Lemon juice dressing (1 tablespoon mixed with 1/2 tablespoon of high quality olive oil). I drink water
Occasional Snack 1/2 kind bar, more water
Dinner: 4-5 ounces protein (usually beef or fish) grilled vegetables--leeks, eggplant, zucchini. OR the same salad as lunch. And then I drink more water (sometimes with lemon if im feeling frisky)
I just cant cut down any more on quantity...Do i just need to workout more? Add running or something? (I was told to add CF workout days on slowly since i was totally sedentary before starting)