I could REALLY use some help, Paleo friends! I am 33, 5'2, 125 lbs and used to be comfortably (not watching what I eat...) at about 118. I would exercise a bit, eat a little less and drop down to 115 easily. But in the last 8 or so months, I haven't been able to lose these 10 lbs by doing anything I used to (like hmm, eat less, exercise more...).
Then, I found Crossfit! Now, go 3-4x/week (LOVE LOVE LOVE this) and decided to go pretty strict Paleo 4 weeks ago. (The only non-strict items are caffeinated black coffee with 2 splenda packets and a splenda or two in a smoothie.) I love eating "clean" and don't feel the icky bloatiness of grains. I am averaging about 120g Protein, under 100g Carbs, and fats varied from 60g-100g and staying under 1300 calories. For the last week, I stayed under 50 carbs which put me right about 1100 calories... I AM having a bit of almond butter as a snack and little to NO fruit at all. But it's all accounted for in the food tracker.
I have literally not lost an ounce. NOT ONE OUNCE. According to the same metabolic scale, I haven't even lost an ounce of body fat.
And no, I didn't do measurements like I should have, BUT, my clothes aren't fitting any better and I'm not seeing any significant improvements in my naked self. ;) I am getting stronger though - yay! But I want to be leaner.
I get decent sleep 7-8 hours and it's not usually interrupted, so I don't feel like that's the problem.
On paper, it looks like I should be a fat burning MACHINE!!! But clearly, I'm not.
So... thoughts? Too much protein? Too many calories? Not enough calories? Splenda? Caffeine?
Oh one more thought, I'm supplementing with Trader Joe's soy protein (aack! I know! Soy!) for my morning smoothie before working out and having a Progenex whey protein shake after my WOD. BAD??? Terrible?
I'm SOOOOO FRUSTRATED! :::Shaking fists at heavens!:::
Any comments and suggestions will be extremely welcomed!