i've been paleo now for about a month. to be honest, i have NEVER been on a diet (i know, way of eating.) that i haven't cheated on within the first week. for some reason, paleo is different. except for the 1/2 spoonful of cookie dough i ate (i am a baker by trade) early on, i have been STRICT paleo. and it has been really easy. i cook dinner. we have dinner for breakfast, either in a hash or a scramble, and then leftovers for me for lunch, and then i start all over with a new dinner. (last night texas chili (no beans) over roasted garlic sweet potato chunks and this morning, a sweet potato hash with the chili beef chunks and a fried egg over top).
if you add in the 3 lbs i lost from my colonoscopy (the prep liquid DOES NOT count as cheating! :D) my grand total of weight loss over the 34 days of paleo is... 3 lbs.
i don't eat alot of fruit (a serving every other day?) or sweet potatoes (i cook with them about once a week but then eat them for 2 meals following). i don't eat ANY sugar. or dairy. or beans. or grains.
i considered doing the leptin reset, but i have just gone back to crossfit and really don't want to have to give that up. (i started crossfit in november but was hospitalized for a week with diverticulitis in december and took a month off so i am just getting back into it.) i read that i shouldn't exercise and that really is a deal killer for me. had this been last year, i would have jumped on that bandwagon in a heartbeat! ;)
even today, i signed up for a monthly fee paleo meal plan. i am excited about this as well, but i am afraid if i go a month on this that if i don't lose weight again, i will want to give up paleo altogether.
and this brings me to a nutritionist.
i read on some other posts (i searched the site first so that i wouldn't piss people off with a question that has been asked a hundred times but didn't find all that much.) about some people mentioning that all a nutritionist is is a hand holder. if that is true, then that might be exactly what i need. i have read robb wolfe's book and really feel like i have a handle on what is and isn't paleo. but, clearly, i'm doing something wrong.
but is there such a thing as a weight loss paleo nutritionist? would that be a dietician or is that the same thing?
if anyone could point me in the right direction, i would be truly appreciative!