I started eating a very strict Paleo diet for one month. Little fruit, no dairy, just mostly meat and veggies. Cooking with Kerrygold butter or coconut oil only. I really like eating this way and I plan on eating Paleo for a very long time. The one thing I'm pretty concerned about is that I feel no different from my eating habits pre-Paleo and now. And I ate a lot of junk in large amounts, bread, desserts, diet soda, A LOT OF LEGUMES. I would eat meat, fruit, and veggies, but everything was out of proportion and I ate way too much.
Now I am way more conscious about what I'm eating and how much of it. I'm cooking really meals at home and incorporating this diet into my life. So mentally, I'm changing for the better. I just wish my body would see the same change. I'm looking to lose about 50 lbs, but the scale as not changed. (I'm 5'6 and this morning I weighed 182 lbs, I'm defiantly overweight). I'm not so worried about the number, but I want to be in the normal range, and losing 50 lbs I think would be healthy for me. I don't feel like I have any more energy or less energy than I did before. My skin and complexion has stayed the same, I have a bit of acne. I don't feel stronger or weaker. No change in bowel movements. I always get 8-10 hours of sleep every night and I work at an indoor/outdoor restaurant as a busser, lifting heavy objects and always on my feet. Also, no difference in stress.
I'm just worried that I'm doing something wrong, but I don't know what questions to ask myself to make changes. I was wondering if there other people who didn't feel these amazing changes that it seems everyone else experiences when they started Paleo. It just seems that when people do the Whole30 or just end up trying Paleo for about a month, they feeling completely different and afterwards. If you didn't feel different after a month, when did you start feeling different and did you make a change in you diet to achieve this?
And I'm 19, btw. Just so people don't have to ask.