I posted a question about a month ago about getting through a Plateau. At that point I had cut dairy, most sugars (with the exception of 1/2 serving of fruit a day and maybe a little raw honey if I was about to die w/o something sweet) and everything processed. During this phase I hit a plateau and asked a question on how to get through it. Unfortunately I tried everything (cutting sugar totally, adding fat, cutting back on Crossfit, etc.) and NOTHING worked. I am starting to get so frustrated that I find myself cheating more and more because it doesnt seem to matter what I do I still dont lose fat....I had pizza last weekend! and Ice cream last night! I certainly feel better when I eat Paleo (I have decided to keep a little dairy in my diet because I like yogurt and cheese too much) but I seem to be the only person that has not seen any significant results. I have dropped a little body fat since I started, and put on 6 lbs. but I really need help finding a solution to this stubborn plateau. Has anyone had a similar experience?
UPDATE: I figured I would add my daily diet and whatnot....
Usually I eat between 1PM and 9PM then fast until the next day and workout fasted. While I'm fasting I drink BCAAs and sometimes some coffee.
I normally eat omega-3 eggs(organic) and organic bacon from our health foods store. Sometimes I'll include half a tomato and half an avocado. From there I go to work where I am on my feet quite a lot. I normally get home around 8 PM and then eat a piece of pork, steak, or bison (occasionally chicken) and a large serving of veggies (cauliflower and broccoli or spinach) cooked in butter or ghee and coconut oil. I normally put a little olive oil, walnut oil, or some of the butter/oil mixture over my meat. Some nights I will have a glass of wine.
For snacks I'll have a handful of nuts (macadamia or pistachio) or a serving of berries or grapes.
I have reintroduced full fat dairy into my diet (Organic Creamline Milk, Full Fat Greek Yogurt, high quality cheeses) because I feel better when I eat them and if helps me stay full and regular (so important :P).
For dessert, I used to buy a bar of 88% dark chocolate and I would have a piece of that each night. Now I have 100% cacao butter (not chocolate) so there is no sugar involved...
I Crossfit 4 times a week(Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri) , and usually go on a 3 mile run or so on Sunday.
I know this was long...I appreciate all of your help!!!
I also buy all grass fed beef and organic meats
I'm also 5'6" 155 LBS with appx 20% BF if that helps