I've been eating Paleo officially for 4 days now. I want to know if I'm eating right. Most information out there is gender neutral so I'm kind of confused with how much of what I should be eating. Female, age 23 5 feet tall I currently weigh 203 lb Goals: weightloss, energy, and reduction of pcos symptoms. No period in 10 months.
My days are looking like this Morning: grapefruit and eggs, eggs and bacon, or left overs. Sometimes coffee and 1/4 cup coconut milk no sugar. Lunch: 1 cup to 1 1/2 cup veggies sometimes cooked in clarified butter with some sort of meat cooked in coconut oil. Snack: small portion of fruit. Grapefruit, apple, black cherries, berries, or pear Dinner: usuallly stir-fries, more veggies than meat. Or veggies and fish. Usually accompanied by avocado, tomato, cucumber salad.
I've been trying to listen to my body. Eating when I'm hungry. If I get hungry late at night after drinking water to make sure I'm really hungry and not thirsty ill have an egg or some nuts or something small along those lines. When I'm craving bread or grains ill eat more vegetables or fruit.
But all in all I'm averaging 60% fat, 20% protein, and 20% carbs.
Inot really exercising yet, and not getting enough sleep. Haven't seen much change except for sleep quality is better, 3 lbs weightloss and more frequent bowel movements.
Am I on the right track?
Am also taking multi-vitamin that includes vitamin D and omega 3 supplement.
It sounds like you are. Your macros are similar to mine, although I keep my carbs lower when focusing on weightloss, but it always changes depending upon mood. The gender neutral part is "eat until satisfied" and "get enough nutrients"... sounds like you are doing that right and it doesn't make a difference what chromosomes you were assigned.
When starting out, avoid trying to "hack" your diet too much. If you are constantly changing variables, then you will never find out what your baseline "this works for me" is. Once you know the basics, such as "doing x lowers my weight, doing y relieves my PCOS symptoms, doing z helps me sleep", then you start adjusting variables to see how you can combine xyz and get the best results out of them.
My only suggestion is to keep the pears and apples to a "sparing" amount, as they are very high in fructose and depending on the quantity, detrimental to weightloss for some. Berries and even cherries are ok. However, there is no issue with erring on the side of "more meat" and "more fat" especially.
Sounds fine to me. You need to try it for a while and see your results. To me it seems a little low in protein, but I'm really active so my bias is towards protein. If after a month or so you're not seeing the results you want, you may have to cut the fruit and nuts. But if things are working for you, then stick with it, there's nothing glaringly wrong with your food choices.