I started a much more strict version of Paleo about a week and a half ago, because I realized that I need to lose my muffin top in a big way. I just started tracking my caloric intake at fitday.com to see my average daily consumption. I think I'm right around 1,200 cal/day, with 50-70% coming from fat. Carbs below 50 g/day. I'm also doing weight lifting 3x/week...I'm just getting back into it so it's not a lot of heavy lifting at the moment. Also, I'm walking a lot more than normal because I'm in a foreign city, briskly for at least an hour every day. Sometimes carrying a 20-lb backpack.
The thing is, I'm not really that hungry. I've sort of found this zen place when it comes to food. But, subconsciously, I know I need to get rid of this body fat (which only got worse after I got married a few months back). And I'm away from my husband for about 6 weeks, and I miss him. So maybe a spot of depression about my husband and my body image is suppressing my appetite?
I'm mostly concerned because I don't want to lose lean muscle mass, which I'm hoping that the working out is preventing. I'm thinking that maybe since a lot of my calories are coming from fat, those are more filling. Basically, I feel fine overall. No horrible hunger pangs or anything.
Weighing myself is kind of tricky because I'm used to pounds, but it seemed like I was around 67kg last Monday (6/27?), and when I weighed myself this morning I was around 65kg. I'm assuming that a lot of that is water weight since I'm definitely in solid ketosis. I'm not trying to lose that much every week because I'm only about 12-15lbs above my ideal weight. But that ideal weight must also come with a redistribution of fat and muscle (going this way -->!)
I hope that all made sense. Thanks.