I have been "paleo" for about 5 weeks now...overall, for the most part i do feel great. It has helped w/ some digestive issues i had been suffering from for a long time (hard to believe all that time i just figured it was normal, ha!). My skin mostly has cleared up (altho i never had bad skin, just the occasional bad zit here and there). I sleep harder like i used to when i was younger (im almost 29, female, 5'5.5, 140lbs) altho due to my high water intake daily i do get up once or 2wice to go to the bathroom. I sleep about 6-9hrs a night, just depends.
I used to be a calorie counter/portion control freak for the last 10yrs...lots of cardio etc. So needless to say i'm loving not having to stress over all that. what i'm not loving is im not seeing any progress in my body composition. I started this around 136-138 and now i'm sitting at 140-142. Im not a happy camper and i can tell its not muscle gain...its chub, wtf. i have been low carb or very low carb (staying at 50ish or less a day), i have cut out fruit and have really limited my nut intake...its not working and i'm getting frustrated and losing motivation! i miss my berries and my apples (esp with it being fall) and my mood is severely suffering from all this.
I do not want to give up, I just want help in maybe tweaking paleo to work for me since it's still so new. Could it be im taking in too much fat? i dont even know what's too much or what isnt, how about protein? does it matter how much you are taking in? how large that steak is? i eat for the most part til i'm full and no more but i also have some binge eating in my background so sometimes i dont think and just eat...thats gotten better tho. Im also wondering maybe i'm not a LC type of person and need more? Or maybe i cant tolerate all the fat? i am dairy free except w/ some use of butter. not sure what other info i can give but im starting to ramble so maybe i'll leave it at this for now and answer questions as they come...thanks in advance!!!