I am eating at pretty solid deficit while sticking to my paleo guidelines. I have been eating on the paleo for three weeks.
My stats are 5'11 225lbs and around 20% body fat. I am currently cutting ( as you might expect lol)
The only carbs I am getting are from fruit, veg and the small amount in nuts. I have been doing 40-60 mins cardio daily while on top of lifting 4 times a week. Some days I do two sessions of cardio with football ( HIIT) in the evening.
Up unil recently I was losing 1-2 lbs a week, last week I went hard on cardio and weights and really smashed it up, sometimes twice a day. I then weighed myself the start of this week and unbelievably i'd gone up a pound in weight. Im thinking wtf? There is no way I could have burnt anymore and fought off so much urge to eat last week. But my strength seems to have gone up slightly. I didn't think it was possible to put on muscle cutting unless you had just started to lift and got noob gains?
My typical diet is as follows
Two scoops whey protein 70g cashew nuts 30g monkey nuts 200g Lean beef with two tablespoons of pure horseradish ( blows your nose off) 300g mixed vegetables microwaved ( cauliflower, broccoli and carrots) 2 kiwi fruits 3 satsumas 1 red grapefruit 200g salmon 300g mushrooms, broccoli and green beans. 3 scoops multi source protein before bed.
If I was to break my macros down an estimate is
80g natural fat ( this should probably even be higher) 100gish carbs 250g protein
Im sure some of you will say that not perfect but that's pretty damn clean and i'm still hungry a lot of the time. Is it possible that i'm just smashing fat and building muscle at the same time? People have said I keep looking leaner. Has anyone else gone through similar phases when your goal is to cut body fat and you aren't sure if you are putting on muscle?
This is my first question apologies for the overkill on text guys.