At 70 pounds overweight, I started eating Paleo in the latter part of February, 2011. I have lost roughly 15 pounds as of April 12 without any major exercise due to a back sprain. In a short period of time, my blood pressure went down and my joints quit hurting and ZERO Acid Reflux!!
My problem is that it has been two weeks of going up a half pound, down a pound, back up a pound, down a few ounces... up a few.. YOYOing on the scale no matter WHAT I eat the day before. I know it is healthier to lose weight slowly but people around me who are eating exactly what I am are losing more weight!
Breakfast is usually:
2 Eggs 2 Slices Bacon 1/4 cup of fresh berries
Lunch is generally: Meat from the night before such as boneless chicken, hamburger, pork loin Salad with 2TBS Dressing
Dinner is generally, boneless chicken, hamburger, pork loin, Salmon, Shrimp Steamed Broccoli Mushrooms Onions Peppers always with Mrs. Dash
Rarely hungry between meals. No late night snacking except the occasional glass of Coconut Milk.
The problem is this: I weigh myself every morning as soon as I wake. After losing the first five pounds, I seem to be moving one step forward and two steps back.
I am taking supplemental Vitamin D, B12, Fish Oil, Sea Kelp (Iodine), One-a-Day Multi daily.
I am wondering if I am getting the ratio wrong. I always have more meat than vegatables. I DO NOT cheat. I have not had any sugar, added sodium, cheese or dairy product or glutens of any kind.
Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong or am I destined to hang on to 55 pounds that I do not want?
Also... How much water should I drink? I have read everything from only drink if you are thirsty to drink to flush out your system.
I feel so very all alone in my quest as I watch others lose without much effort at all.