Im a 42yr female, 176cm, 70 kg, bodyfat ca 23%. Lost 11 kg since Jan 2011 and still need to lose 4 more kgs but my weight loss has completely stalled. I began eating Paleo beginning of April (80%, still drinking 1-2 expresso a day and some chocolate....) and it really suits me well. Though I admit when I go to dinner parties I have what ever is being served but automatically avoid the grains and such. I do heavy weigh lifting 3x week (competing in end of Nov).
A typical day is: 2 hard/soft boiled eggs and 1 apple for breakfast 1-2 hrs. before workout. Lunch is big bowl of salad (all kinds of vegetables incl. avocado and olive oil/red wine vinegar - sometimes I sauté vegetable in coconut oil) and 90 gr chicken/fish/seafood. Snack is often apple with almond or peanut butter, sometimes twice a day, sometimes banana with almond or peanut butter plus the apple. Most afternoons I eat two eggs. Dinner can be similar salad as I have for lunch or sometimes 2 egg omelet with some vegetable and avocado, so some days I have 6-7 eggs.
I can't resist chocolate and crave it a lot after meals and all the time for that matter.... and I let in way to often and then I have 50-100 gr. Very rarely have dairy - then only full fat milk and cream. I was told once that I was insulin resistant, never thought about it much but stopped drinking fruits juices. My blood sugar can fall very rapidly and then the monster comes out! I don't count calories or measure any of my food but the meat/fish. I take 600-800mg magnesium, 6000IU D3 and 1 B complex in the evening before bed (I had B12 deficit one year ago). I also eat one teaspoon almond butter before going to bed. I take about 5-7 gr of creatine a day.
Anyhow, does someone have a clue how I can get to the next stage? Should I go VLC/LC? How would a typical day look in terms of food? Do I need to add cardio to my training to burn more? I would very much liked to have lost the last 4kg before competing in end of November.