Quick history: 45 y/o female - been low carb 3 1/2 years and Lacto Paleo 2 1/2 years. I'm dedicated and have never cheated.
I was morbidly obese prior to going low carb and have lost 150lbs since. I still need to lose 20 lbs!
Problem: I used to be able to eat what I wanted (that was Paleo) and lose weight but my weight loss stalled. I am currently trying Intermittant Fasting and failing miserably. I need some tips!
I started with 13-15 hour fasts daily and was comfortable with that but it didn't help weight loss at all. Someone then suggested that I needed to fast longer, so I upped it to 19 + hours; restricting my eating to within 5 hours. Now I'm bloody miserable. I get so hungry around noon that I can't work or concentrate on anything. I have NEVER been hungry on Paleo before.
The worst part is that when I do break my fast I gorge myself. Having been a typical fat SAD slug I am a champion eater. I seem to have lost my ability to eat intuitively (when I'm hungry and stop when I'm satiated). I eat way way more food than i need or want during my 5 hour window and it's the same mindless fat-chick face-stuffing that I used to do back in the unhealthy days. Again, I have NEVER before had this inclination on Paleo.
Help! I never gain weight on Paleo (eating like I want) but I DO need to lose this 20 freakin' lbs! I feel like IF is the answer but I can't seem to get it tweaked.
Thank you for any suggestions!
(PS: I currently cannot exercise. I have damaged menisci in both knees and bad arthritis. I've strained my left knee and am currently hobbling about like House. I cannot do crossfit or burpees or even walk far. :( )