My first question is: Since i started losing weight, i made the choice to focus on natural foods because it seemed like common sense that nutrition and weight loss would go hand in hand. Only im not quite paleo because i do eat beans and whole grains regularly. From what i understand the main reason paleo dieters do not eat whole grains and legumes is because cave men didnt farm then, so therefore its not paleo, but not necessarily unhealthy...correct?
My next question is, is it really true that eating this way allows you to eat until you are full and satisfied, and not gain weight as a result of too many calories?
I ask because i sort of tested this on myself by eating 2500-3000 calories each day, and ive been doing this for 3 weeks at least, and according to the scale, im still losing weight slowly. I saw it fluctuate up to 172 one day, a week later it seems to be steady around 166, and now its down to 163! Like i said i eat paleo style(except for beans and whole wheat) and i do not consume red meat or dairy. According to calories in vs. calories out i should have gained a few pounds, because im just 5'9", 163 lbs. Male, which means 3000 calories daily is way too much to lose weight for me(according to all calorie calculators)
I work out each day, but its not extreme, i may brisk walk a total of 2 hours or maybe bike for 75 minutes. And then every other day i add resistance, not a whole lot just a few reps heavy which last 15-20 minutes.
So, is it really true that eating this way allows you to eat until you are full and satisfied, and not gain weight as a result of too many calories?