Hi all, Abaddon here.
For several months now I have been on a strange variation of the Paleo diet, and have had some great results.
I started getting concerned with my poor nutrition and began training again (mostly hypertrophy stuff to begin with) nearly 2 years ago now, back when I weighed in excess of 330 lbs.
Many things have changed in both my diet and training approaches (I now train Strongman/PLing 3 times a week), and since perhaps October last year I quit drinking alcohol completely and went full Paleo... with one exception. Milk.
My results are really good, from a weight loss point of view. I'm now down to <300 lbs with significant increases in muscle mass and bone density, etc. And about half that weight loss has come since the change to Paleo.
Each and every day I drink 2 litres (half a gallon) of whole milk. It roughly constitutes 70% of my daily calories. I drink it throughout the day with a handful of nuts, sometimes a piece of fruit and 1 black coffee in the mornings. This is my total food consumption until I get home. If I'm training I will eat some frozen mixed berries and/or some cheese slices and/or cold cuts of meat prior to leaving again for the gym. If I'm not training I will drink a little more milk early evening. And I always eat a solid dinner of meat (and sometimes green veggies) around 9:00 PM. I sleep at 11:30 or so, and wake refreshed and ready for each day.
I really love this approach and what it's doing for my weight loss. But the major problem is my strength is going way down! My efforts on a couple of my major lifts have actually been going down from one week to the next this year! I didn't experience a loss of strength last year...
Sorry for the long post. I hope someone can advise me on what to do? I need to build my strength back up or at least maintain it while I'm cutting fat. I'm considering eating brown rice and/or oats, as I understand these grains to be the most easily digestible around...
Thanks in advance.