I'm 32, 5'11, 232 lbs. I've been doing Paleo for 3 months, and it's going really well. I have a lot more energy, and I have ZERO junk food cravings which is totally amazing.
I dropped ten pounds and 3 inches off of my waist in about a month, and I haven't lost anything in the past 2 months. I think my diet is pretty well dialed in. I'm eating around 30 grams of net carbs daily, all of them from green leafies and a daily avocado, with about 2100-2500 total calories a day. I've cheated maybe three times in the past three months, all of them were very mild cheats. I also have two martinins a week. I'm supplementing wth fish oil, but I'm admittedly a little inconsistent with it. BUt I thinik my diet is pretty spot on.*
As far as working out: I can't do a lot of high intensity intervals, because I had back surgery four months ago, but I walk uphill for about 50 minutes every day, and I lift weights four times a week. I've been doing some very light interval workouts (walk 3.8 MPH for a minute, jog 6.5 MPH for two minutes for 35 minutes) once a week, but that's about as much as I can safely push it for now. I do cardio before breakfast.
Any ideas? It's pretty crazy, I mean: I'm a big dude and I'm working out pretty hard: doing cardio in the morning and weights in the evening 4 days a week, and just cardio the other three. Thermodynamically, I should be burning WAY more than a measly 2500 calories a day.
Here are a few thoughts I had. Let me know if I'm way off base: 1. I eat eggs every day. I heard somewhere that eggs may cause one to stall. I also eat almonds, but I neurotically count them out, so I know I'm only eating 2 oz throughout the day 2. Not enough calories? 3. overtraiing? I can't really push it with the weights due to my back, so I doubt it. 4. The martinis. If two martinis Saturday night is enough to counteract a weeks worth of strict dieting and workouts, I'm going to throw in the towel.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
*Daily food: 9AM: Coffee 10AM cardio 11:30 breakfast: 2 whole eggs, 2 whites, 1/2 an avocado, 3 cups of spinach, 1tbsp cnut oil 4:30 1/2 lb chicken breast, 1/2 lb brocolli, 1/2 avocado, 1tbsp cnut butter 8pm Lift 8:30 3/4 lb salmon cooked in walnut oil, 1 tbsp paleo mayo, 3 cups spinach snacks: 2 oz almonds