This is my first post in PaleoHacks but I have been a fan for the past 3 weeks as I have started the Paleo Diet. I have been easing myself into the diet slowly and now feel I am ready to go fully paleo with the only cheat being perhaps alcohol. My main concern is that I was unsure of how well or not I was doing Paleo; I was reading so many different articles and posts and blogs, all after ready The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolff that I became so confused. I had been making the focus of each meal protein but protein with fat and then adding in carbs in the form of non-starchy vegetables. I then cam concerned I was eating too much protein so I plugged my data into Cron-o-meter and was really taken aback by just HOW much I was over eating. I do want to lose weight but not weight as such, body fat. I want to become toned and muscular but my original, main reason for going Paleo is Grok; I believe this way of life makes sense and I want to be healthy. I want to look after my body and 'become one' as it were.
I am female, 26, 5ft 10inches and weigh 11 stone (154lbs). I have from the word go, eliminated dairy, legumes, all starchy/processed/refined carbs and nightshades. I have been existing on eggs (on alternate days as if I have 4 everyday for breakfast I get gas), vacuum packed smoked mackerel, fillets of salmon, Tesco chicken drumsticks with skin, bacon with rind, steak, pork ribs from the chinese (that was only at the beginning - had cravings for them out of nowhere!) almond butter, nuts and seeds, avocado, spinach, green salad ingredients (no peppers or tomatoes), mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, celery and carrots (though I have been limiting carrots as I read they were quite high energy) I don't eat fruit. I want to do at least 30 days Whole30 - my weakness is the alchol (I'm Irish :) ) I recently just acquired coconut oil and milk/cream so have now been using tha liberally too.
I apologise for the long post but I want to make sure I give all the details.
Is it too much to have:
1)Coffee with cream and 3 chicken legs for breakfast (maybe with some carrots and celery with almond butter <-- love it!) but the coffee will be first thing and the food a couple of hours later
2) 2 smocked mackerel fillets with spinach, rocket, cucumber, avocado and sometimes mushroom salad sprinkled with seeds for lunch
3) Large Steak/tray of diced lamb/beef mince/few slices of beef roast/pork joint with brussel sprouts bag of country vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower and carrots (if I had carrots earlier I won't have the carrots now) for dinner?
Snacks are none except the aforementioned nut butter and celery and/or carrots.
How do you get high fat without so much protein? I love protein though, I enjoy eating it but I just worry what damaging effect it has on me? What about rabbit starvation/glucogenesis am I destroying any chance of becoming leaner? I have lost a few pounds but I assumed that was water weight....
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.