I have tried for atleast 6 months every variant of paleo, including 8 months HFLC. Never lost or gained even 1lb. I have a LOT of will power and find it VERY easy to eat whatever or nothing even. pls help.
What's your gender / height / weight / age / goal? Also, what's your current level of activity and current caloric / carb intake?
With that info, you can calculate something that should work slowly over several months, stick to the plan daily, and track your progress.
OK then, my backup plan is fasting and VLCD, with alternating bouts of "well planned HFLC" and that means getting a Phinney - Volek book and following it.
I would add though that what works for me, may not work for you. Your frustration may be due to many things, but I'm guessing you've had this happen before on other diets. The key is knowing yourself. You can begin to unravel the mystery by reading Death by food Pyramid by Denise Minger. She will not tell you that you must follow a low carb plan or a this or that plan, she will tell you the truth, which is that all people have different genes that lead them to succeed in different ways. However, all people need the same basic nutrition, and where to get that nutrition is mostly from the same sources.
You might also use something like nutritiondata.self.com or fitday or caloriecount or cron-o-meter to track your nutrition so that you have confidence that you are feeding yourself adequately. It also avoids nasty conversations with doctors who claim your diet isn't "nutritionally adequate" because the proof is before their eyes.
Ok, here is the diet for you and I GUARANTEE YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE WEIGHT:
Breakfast: bone broth. If you still feel hungry, add some meat on the bone, green leafy vegetables.
Lunch: liver with 2 tbs. sauerkraut.
Dinner: vegetable salad + any meat/fish of your choice.
Every third day add some carb-heavy vegetables for your dinner. Pumpkin, beets, whatever feels right.
Please come back and tell us how it worked for you.
As multiple posts have mentioned....
What's your gender / age / height / weight / waist ?
current level of activity and current caloric / carb intake?
If you're close to 'fit' losing additional fat is difficult.
Your recent revelation of being pescetarian points toward "you probably don't have much bodyfat to lose" unless you're also a junk carb (cakes, cookies, sweets) eater.
I'm 6' ... I was 220, now I'm 190. Losing fat at the beginning was simple, below 200 lbs it got harder. After a year at 190, I've gained some muscle back. If I want to lower my bodyfat from this point, it will require much stricter adherence to diet. I'm not sufficiently motivated to do it.
I am having the same trouble (age 52, female, 5 foot 4, 144 pounds, reasonably active) been eating just meat, veg, fish, sea food. Not even cheese. gave up nuts and fruit and dried fruit to lose weight. Even that did not work. Gave up coconut oil in cocoa.
I don't count calories so I suppose I need to. I tried intermittent fasting 1 or 2 meals a day only recently and did not shift a single pound.
Today is fairly typical with no IF - B: 2 slices of bacon fried in olive oil, 3 poached egg yolks
L: salmon and mixed sea food fried in olive oil with courgettes and a lot of seaweed spinach with butter.
D: half a small swede raw with a pack of smoked salmon (no added sugar).
Snack - one teaspoon of cocoa powder (no sweetener or sugar) with a tablespoon on gelatin with hot water.
I might as well go back to hot chocolate, chocolates, nuts and raisins with cream as I'm not losing any weight at all. If I don't want to count calories do I have to give up al veg for a while and only have 100% meat/eggs/fish/sea food?
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