I am a 50 year old female. I have about 20 pounds to lose to be in a more comfortable weight range, these are not vanity pounds, that would still put me at the high end of normal for my height. I have had a hysterectomy, but retained my ovaries and I don't believe I'm in menopause yet. I am moderately active, biking and walking when I can, kettlebell training starting on Thursday. Biking means around 20 miles at a time.
Since January I have been eating Paleo, I do occasionally include sweet potatoes. I have my calories pretty comfortably at between 1000, and 1500 a day, this seems to be where they fall most of the time. More on ride days. My fat is around 60%, protein and carb roughly evenly divided for the rest. I began tracking so that I was making sure not to be underestimating what I was eating. I typically have only cream in my coffee at breakfast and eat lunch and dinner, both of which are home made, I don't eat out. No grains, no sweets, condiments are only homemade mayo, and organic ketchup, both in limited amounts, spices and salt and pepper.
Not only am I not losing, I'm gaining. I'm up 2 pounds this week. Not what I was hoping for. Today I skipped dinner, thinking I'd fast until tomorrow morning. I was eating more fat, and not calculating calories, but my weight was creeping up, so I decided to track.
Last year I lost about 30 pounds, relatively quickly, eating a vegetarian diet, but I'm concerned that's not particularly healthy. I have migratory glossitis on my tongue, and it is significantly better with meat included in my diet. I have tried VLC, eating mostly meat, and that doesn't seem to work for me either.
Any thoughts, tweaks, or hacks would be truly appreciated. Thank you.