I've been pretty strict paleo for ~2.5 weeks now and have seen some decent progress as far as how I look and feel. Definitely feeling less bloated than before. I was gluten-free for about a month prior to going full paleo, so these first couple weeks of being full paleo haven't been too hard for me. I started at about 215-220 lbs and am now weighing in around 202-203 lbs. I think I probably lost ~5-10 lbs during my month of just being gluten-free, and then probably another 5-10 lbs since going full paleo. By the way, I'm about 5'11"-6' tall and I am 26yrs old. Also, I sit at a desk in front of a computer for most of the day at my job.
Before I ask my question, below is a breakdown of when & what I have typically been eating:
~8am ("breakfast"): 4 hard-boiled eggs, a large (usually a Starbucks venti =24oz) black coffee (no milk, cream, sugar, or anything added)
~12:30pm ("lunch"): salad from Chop't (I've been getting the same one everyday) =iceberg & romaine lettuce, "free-range" chipotle chicken (grilled), avocado, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, crumbled hard-boiled egg, diced red & green peppers, olive oil and/or balsamic or red wine vinegar for dressing
~7:30-8pm ("dinner"): usually either roast or grill chicken, fish (usually salmon), or sometimes steak, with some sort of green vegetable (eg. Brussels sprouts, asparagus, broccoli, spinach, kale). And the meat/fish is cooked in olive oil and usually cooked with onions and/or cherry tomatoes and some seasoning.
***Also, occasionally I'll have Trader Joe's brand non-caffeinated peppermint tea before bed. I don't believe there are any calories in it and it helps put me to sleep. (But correct me if I'm wrong)
REGARDING HYDRATION: I think I do a pretty good job of drinking enough water throughout the day, especially while at work, since my office has a filtered instant cold/hot water machine, so I'm constantly drinking water.
REGARDING SLEEP: I haven't been doing a great job of getting as much as I should. I'm typically in bed by 11pm and asleep by midnight and then up for the day around 6:45-7am. I'm probably logging ~6-6.5hrs of solid sleep per night, which is 2-3hrs shy of what I should be getting.
And as for workouts, I didn't really workout the first couple weeks for fear of pushing myself too hard while adapting this first month (just wanted to focus on and master the diet before layering in workouts), but this past week I've started consistently going to the gym. I'm usually there for no more than an hour and my workout usually consists of 2-3 circuit exercises or a barbell complex of 3-4 exercises and then 20-30mins on the stationary bike.
SO, my question is -- am I eating enough fat? Could I not be eating enough fat and if so, would that be hindering my progress? My goal is to burn fat, not just "lose weight." My goal is to be lean, not thin or skinny. I set a preliminary goal of getting down to 185 lbs and then assessing things from there, deciding then if I felt I needed to lose more. I was about 185-190 lbs my senior year of high school and I was pretty lean at that weight, so I thought setting that as my initial goal was a good place to start.
Anyway, any light anyone can shed on their experiences as they relate to my own story, in particular regarding fat intake as it pertains to one's progress, I would be most appreciative!
Thanks in advance for your help! And feel free to throw any questions my way as I would be more than happy to help in anyway that I can.