I have been looking though the various questions about weight loss and see that questions about it often have similar answers - 'give it time' and 'ditch the scales' :) I have been eating Paleo for two weeks after year's of on off dieting.
I weigh 179lbs and am 5'9 and I would like to drop 20lbs. In the last two weeks I have dropped and regained 3lbs which doesn't seem to make sense to my 'diet mind' as I have revolutionised meal times and my exercise regimen.
I am eating veg stew, chard and beef patties for breakfast, chicken or tuna salad for lunch, an apple and 6-10 nuts as a snack, chicken and greens for dinner. No dairy, nut butters, no alcohol or other 'cheats'. I have also upped exercise so am doing three CV classes a week (step and body attack), two weight training sessions per weekly an hour each, one 60 min run and a 40 min swim each week...I am moving every day.I also drink 1.5-2 litres of water a day.
My portions seem normal. A handful of proteins and the rest of the plate made up of veggies...I am just seeking a bit of reassurance that I am doing things the right way and that things will start to shift. I also wonder if the exercise is stalling scale weight? I have lost a couple of inches so far and somehow look longer?!
How long will it take for my new habits to reassure my body that it can afford to drop some of the fat lurking around it?
Any advice would be very welcome!